Proceedings of the Standing Senate Committee on
Legal and Constitutional Affairs

Third Session Thirty-seventh Parliament, 2004

Chair: The Honourable GEORGE J. FUREY

Wednesday, March 17, 2004
Wednesday, March 24, 2004
Thursday, March 25, 2004

Issue No. 4

Third, fourth and fifth (last) meetings on: Bill C-250, An Act to amend the Criminal Code (hate propaganda)

Fourth and fifth (last) meetings on: Bill C-16, An Act respecting the registration of information relating to sex offenders

First meeting on: Bill C-14, An Act to amend the Criminal Code and other Acts

and

First (last) meeting on: Bill S-15, An Act to amend the Act of incorporation of Queen's Theological College

INCLUDING: THE THIRD, FOURTH AND FIFTH REPORTS OF THE COMMITTEE
(Bills S-15, C-16, C-250)


APPEARING:

The Honourable Irwin Cotler, P.C., M.P., Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada

WITNESSES:

Wednesday, March 17, 2004

On Bill C-250

AS A PANEL:

From the REAL Women of Canada:

Gwendolyn Landolt, National Vice-President.

From the Canada Family Action Coalition:

Dr. André Lafrance, Special Advisor.

From the Focus on the Family (Canada):

Derek Rogusky, Vice-President, Family Policy and Community Impact.

From the Evangelical Fellowship of Canada:

Janet Epp Buckingham, Director, Law and Public Policy; General Legal Counsel.

AS A PANEL:

As an individual:

Reverend Richard L. Parkyn.

As an individual:

Clair Schnupp, Psychologist.

As an individual:

Dawn C. Stefanowicz, C.M.A.

As an individual:

Gerald Chipeur, Lawyer, Chipeur Advocates.

Wednesday, March 24, 2004

On Bill C-16

From the Canadian Bar Association:

Professor Allan Manson, Chair, Committee of Imprisonment and Release of the National Criminal Justice Section;

Tamra Thomson, Director, Legislation and Law Reform.

On Bill S-15

From the Senate of Canada:

The Honourable Lowell Murray, P.C., Senator.

From Queen's Theological College:

Robert A. Little, Q.C., Solicitor;

Reverend Anne MacDermaid, Chairman, Board of Management;

Dr. Jean Stairs, Principal.

On Bill C-250

From the Canada Christian College:

Dr. Charles McVety, President.

Thursday, March 25, 2004

On Bill C-250

From the House of Commons:

Svend Robinson, M.P. (Burnaby—Douglas).

On Bill C-14

AS A PANEL:

From the Treasury Board Secretariat:

Michelle d'Auray, Chief Information Officer.

From the Department of Justice Canada:

Donald K. Piragoff, Acting Assistant Deputy Minister, Criminal Law Policy and Community Justice Branch;

Julie Besner, Counsel.


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, Jaffer, Joyal, P.C., Kinsella, *Lynch-Staunton (or Kinsella), Pearson, Smith, P.C.

* 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 Banks substituted for that of the Honourable Senator Baker, P.C. (March 17, 2004).

The name of the Honourable Senator Christensen substituted for that of the Honourable Senator Bryden (March 17, 2004).

The name of the Honourable Senator Baker, P.C. substituted for that of the Honourable Senator Banks (March 19, 2004).

The name of the Honourable Senator Bryden substituted for that of the Honourable Senator Christensen (March 19, 2004).

The name of the Honourable Senator Beaudoin substituted for that of the Honourable Senator Tkachuk (March 24, 2004).

The name of the Honourable Senator Kinsella substituted for that of the Honourable Senator Nolin (March 25, 2004).


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