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Proceedings of the Standing Senate Committee on
Legal and Constitutional Affairs

Issue 6 - Minutes of Proceedings


OTTAWA, Wednesday, February 5, 2003
(12)

[English]

The Standing Senate Committee on Legal and Constitutional Affairs met this day, at 3:50 p.m., in room 257, East Block, the Chair, the Honourable Senator Furey, presiding.

Members of the committee present: The Honourable Senators Andreychuk, Baker, P.C., Beaudoin, Bryden, Cools, Furey, Jaffer, Joyal, P.C., Nolin, Pearson and Stratton (11).

Other senators present: The Honourable Senators Sparrow and St. Germain, P.C. (2).

In attendance: From the Library of Parliament, Nancy Holmes and Gérald Lafrenière.

Also in attendance: The official reporters of the Senate.

Pursuant to the Order of Reference adopted by the Senate on Wednesday, November 20, 2002, the committee continued its study of Bill C-10, An Act to amend the Criminal Code (cruelty to animals and firearms) and the Firearms Act. (For complete text of Order of Reference see proceedings of the committee, Issue No. 2.)

WITNESSES:

AS A PANEL:

From the Poultry Welfare Coalition:

Mahmud Jamal, Legal Counsel;

Bill Uruski.

From the Ontario Federation of Anglers and Hunters:

Greg Farrant, Government Relations Manager;

Janice Oliver, Executive Director, Canadian Association of Fairs and Exhibitions;

Michael Code, Legal Counsel, Sack Goldblatt Mitchell;

Leslie Ballentine, Public Affairs Director, Ontario Farm Animal Council;

Bill Stewart, Co-Chair, Environment and Animal Care Committee, Canadian Cattlemen's Association.

From the Fédération québécoise de la faune:

Gaétan Roy, Biologist.

From the Canadian Jewish Congress:

Manuel Prutschi, Director of Community Relations;

Rabbi Reuven Bulka, Chair, Religious and Interreligious Affairs Committee.

Each organization made an opening statement and together, witnesses answered questions.

The Ontario Federation of Anglers and Hunters, the Poultry Welfare Coalition and the Canadian Jewish Congress each submitted a brief to the committee.

At 5:55 p.m., it was agreed — That the committee adjourn to the call of the Chair.

ATTEST:


OTTAWA, Thursday, February 6, 2003
(13)

[English]

The Standing Senate Committee on Legal and Constitutional Affairs met this day, in camera, at 10:55 a.m., in room 257, East Block, the Chair, the Honourable Senator Furey, presiding.

Members of the committee present: The Honourable Senators Andreychuk, Beaudoin, Cools, Furey, Jaffer, Joyal, P.C., Pearson, Smith, P.C. and Stratton (9).

Other senators present: The Honourable Senators Buchanan, P.C. and Watt (2).

In attendance: From the Library of Parliament, Nancy Holmes and Gérald Lafrenière.

Also in attendance: The official reporters of the Senate.

The committee proceeded to discuss future business of the committee.

At 11:57 a.m., it was agreed — That the committee adjourn to the call of the Chair.

ATTEST:

Marcy Zlotnick

Clerk of the Committee


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