Proceedings of the Standing Senate Committee on
Legal and Constitutional Affairs

First Session Thirty-seventh Parliament, 2001

Chair: The Honourable LORNA MILNE


Tuesday, October 23, 2001
Wednesday, October 24, 2001
Thursday, October 25 2001

Issue No. 13

Seventh, eighth and ninth meetings on: Bill C-7, An Act in respect of criminal justice for young persons and to amend and repeal other Acts

WITNESSES:

Tuesday, October 23, 2001

From the Aboriginal Legal Services of Toronto:

Jonathan Rudin, Program Director.

From the Federation of Saskatchewan Indian Nations:

Cal Albright, Program Manager, Youth Justice, Health and Social Development Commission;

Darren Winegarden, Counsel;

Judge Tony Mandamin;

Judge Peter Harris.

Wednesday, October 24, 2001

From the Canadian Criminal Justice Association:

Gaston St-Jean, Executive Director;

Cecile Toutant, Member of the Board of Directors.

From the Association des centres de jeunesse du Québec:

Jacques Dumais, Director of Youth Protection.

From the Quebec Coalition of Alternative Justice:

Serge Charbonneau, Coordinator.

Panel of Academics:

Nicolas C. Bala, Professor, Queen`s University;

Anthony Doob, Professor, University of Toronto;

James Hackler, Professor, University of Victoria;

Irvin Waller, Professor, University of Ottawa.

From the Commission des droits de la personne et des droits de la jeunesse:

Athanasia Bitzakidis;

Claire Bernard.

Thursday, October 25, 2001

From Aide juridique of Québec:

Diane Trudeau, Commission des services juridiques, Montréal;

Mario Gervais, Bureau d'aide juridique de Longueuil;

Benoît Gingras, Bureau d'aide juridique de Québec.

Criminal Lawyers' Association:

Carol Letman, Director.

Canadian Council of Criminal Defence Lawyers:

William Trudell, Chair.


MEMBERS OF THE COMMITTEE

The Honourable Lorna Milne, Chair

The Honourable Gérald-A. Beaudoin, Deputy Chair

and

The Honourable Senators:

Andreychuk, Buchanan, P.C., *Carstairs, P.C. (or Robichaud, P.C.), Cools, Fraser, Grafstein, Joyal, P.C., *Lynch-Staunton (or Kinsella), Moore, Nolin, Pearson, Rivest.

* 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 Fraser substituted for that of the Honourable Senator Poy (October 25, 2001).

The name of the Honourable Senator Cools substituted for that of the Honourable Senator Phalen (October 25, 2001).

The name of the Honourable Senator Pearson substituted for that of the Honourable Senator Chalifoux (October 25, 2001).

The name of the Honourable Senator Phalen substituted for that of the Honourable Senator Cools (October 24, 2001).

The name of the Honourable Senator Poy substituted for that of the Honourable Senator Léger (October 24, 2001).

The name of the Honourable Senator Chalifoux substituted for that of the Honourable Senator Pearson (October 24, 2001).

The name of the Honourable Senator Léger substituted for that of the Honourable Senator Fraser (October 23, 2001).