Proceedings of the Standing Senate Committee on
Legal and Constitutional Affairs

First Session Thirty-sixth Parliament, 1997-98-99

Chair: The Honourable LORNA MILNE


Wednesday, June 9, 1999

Issue No. 72

First Meeting on: Bill C-79, An Act to amend the Criminal Code (victims of crime) and another Act in consequence


APPEARING:

The Honourable Anne McLellan, P.C., M.P., Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada


WITNESSES:

On Bill C-79:

From the Department of Justice:

Yvan Roy, Senior General Counsel, Criminal Law Policy Section;

Catherine Kane, Counsel, Criminal Law Policy.

From CAVAC (Centre d'aide aux victimes d'actes criminelles):

Marthe Vaillancourt, Director.

From the Canadian Resources Centre for Victims of Crime:

Steve Sullivan, Executive Director.

From the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation:

Daniel Henry, Senior Legal Counsel;

Esther Enkin, Managing Editor and Chief Journalist, CBC English Radio.

From the Canadian Newspaper Association:

Marc-André Charlebois, President and Chief Executive Officer;

Russ Mills, Publisher and Editor, The Ottawa Citizen;

Stuart Robertson, Legal Counsel.

From the Department of Justice:

Yvan Roy, Senior General Counsel, Criminal Law Policy Section;

Catherine Kane, Counsel, Criminal Law Policy.


MEMBERS OF THE COMMITTEE

The Honourable Lorna Milne, Chair

The Honourable Pierre Claude Nolin, Deputy Chairman

and

The Honourable Senators:

Andreychuk, Beaudoin, Buchanan, P.C., Eyton, Fraser, Grafstein,*Graham, P.C. (or Carstairs), Lewis, *Lynch-Staunton (or Kinsella), Moore, Pearson, Pépin.

* Ex Officio Members

(Quorum 4)

Changes in membership of the committee:

Pursuant to Rule 85(4), membership of the committee was amended as follows:

The name of the Honourable Senator Lewis substituted for that of the Honourable Senator Bryden (June 9, 1999).