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Proceedings of the Standing Senate Committee on
Legal and Constitutional Affairs

Third Session Thirty-seventh Parliament, 2004

Chair: The Honourable GEORGE J. FUREY

Wednesday, February 25, 2004
Thursday, February 26, 2004

Issue No. 2

First and second (last) meetings on:
Bill C-5, An Act respecting the effective date of the representation order of 2003

and

First meeting on:
Bill C-16, An Act respecting the registration of information relating to sex offenders

INCLUDING:
THE SECOND REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE
(Bill C-5)


APPEARING:

Wednesday, February 25, 2004

The Honourable Jacques Saada, P.C., M.P., Leader of the Government in the House of Commons and Minister responsible for Democratic Reform.

WITNESSES:

Wednesday, February 25, 2004

From the Privy Council Office:

Stéphane Perrault, Privy Council Officer, Senior Counsel, Legislation and House Planning, Counsel;

Stephen Zaluski, Privy Council Officer, Senior Counsel, Legislation and House Planning, Counsel.

From Elections Canada:

Jean-Pierre Kingsley, Chief Electoral Officer;

Diane R. Davidson, Deputy Chief Electoral Officer and Chief Legal Counsel.

Thursday, February 26, 2004

From the Department of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness:

Cliff Yumansky, Senior Advisor, Corrections and Criminal Justice Directorate;

Mary Campbell, Acting Director General, Corrections and Criminal Justice Directorate.

From the Department of Justice Canada:

Doug Hoover, Counsel, Criminal Law Policy Section.


MEMBERS OF THE COMMITTEE

The Honourable George J. Furey, Chair

The Honourable Gérald-A. Beaudoin, Deputy Chair

and

The Honourable Senators:

Andreychuk, *Austin, P.C. (or Rompkey, P.C.), Baker, P.C., Bryden, Buchanan, P.C., Cools, Joyal, P.C., *Lynch-Staunton (or Kinsella), Mercer, Nolin, Pearson, Smith, P.C.

* Ex Officio Members

(Quorum 4)

Change in membership of the committee:

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

The name of the Honourable Senator Mercer substituted for that of the Honourable Senator Jaffer (February 26, 2004).