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Proceedings of the Standing Senate Committee on
Legal and Constitutional Affairs

First Session, Thirty-ninth Parliament, 2006

Chair: The Honourable DONALD H. OLIVER


Monday, December 4, 2006
Tuesday, December 5, 2006
Wednesday, December 6, 2006
Thursday, December 7, 2006

Issue No. 18

Third (final) meeting on:

Bill S-213, An Act to amend the Criminal Code
(cruelty to animals)

Third (final) meeting on:

Bill S-1001, An Act respecting Scouts Canada

Third (final) meeting on:

The motion, together with the message from the House of Commons dated November 21, 2006, concerning Bill C-2,
An Act providing for conflict of interest rules, restrictions on election financing and
measures respecting administrative transparency, oversight and accountability

First meeting on:

Bill C-16, An Act to amend the Canada Elections Act

INCLUDING:
THE SIXTH REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE
(Bill S-213)
THE SEVENTH REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE
(Bill S-1001)
THE EIGHTH REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE
(Bill C-2-Message)


APPEARING:

Wednesday, December 6, 2006

The Honourable Robert Nicholson, P.C., M.P., Leader of the Government in the House of Commons and Minister for Democratic Reform

WITNESSES:

Monday, December 4, 2006

SCOUT eh!:

Michael P. Reid, Chairman;

Edward (Ted) Claxton, Treasurer.

Scouts Canada:

Rob Stewart, Executive Commissioner and Chief Executive Officer;

Robert Laughton, Legal Counsel;

Glenn Armstrong, Chief Commissioner.

Canadian Veterinary Medical Association:

Dr. Paul Boutet, President;

Dr. Alice Crook, Past Chair of the CVMA Animal Welfare Committee.

Ontario Federation of Anglers and Hunters:

Greg Farrant, Government Relations Manager.

As an individual:

Dr. Bessie Borwein.

Canadian Federation of Humane Societies:

Shelagh MacDonald, Program Director;

Mike Draper, Acting CEO, Ontario Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals.

Tuesday, December 5, 2006

Canadian Wheat Board:

Ken Ritter, Chair of the Board of Directors;

Jim McLandress, General Counsel.

Office of the Information Commissioner of Canada:

Alan Leadbeater, Deputy Information Commissioner;

J.G.D. (Dan) Dupuis, Director General, Investigation and Reviews;

Daniel Brunet, Director, Legal Services;

Nadine Gendron, Legal Counsel.

Wednesday, December 6, 2006

Privy Council Office:

Dan McDougall, Director of Operations, Legislation and House Planning;

Douglas Wolfe, Senior Policy Advisor, Legislation and House Planning.

Department of Justice Canada:

Warren J. Newman, General Counsel, Constitutional and Administrative Law Section.

Thursday, December 7, 2006

Treasury Board of Canada:

Joe Wild, Senior Counsel, Legal Services, Treasury Board Portfolio.


MEMBERS OF THE COMMITTEE

The Honourable Donald H. Oliver, Chair

The Honourable Lorna Milne, Deputy Chair

and

The Honourable Senators:

Andreychuk, Baker, P.C., Cowan, Day, *Hays, (or Fraser), Joyal, P.C., *LeBreton, P.C., (or Comeau), Nolin, Ringuette, Rivest, Stratton, Zimmer

*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 Zimmer substituted for that of the Honourable Senator Chaput (November 30, 2006).

The name of the Honourable Senator Cowan substituted for that of the Honourable Senator Zimmer (December 4, 2006).

The name of the Honourable Senator Campbell substituted for that of the Honourable Senator Jaffer (December 5, 2006).

The name of the Honourable Senator Zimmer substituted for that of the Honourable Senator Cowan (December 5, 2006).

The name of the Honourable Senator Jaffer substituted for that of the Honourable Senator Campbell (December 6, 2006).

The name of the Honourable Senator Cowan substituted for that of the Honourable Senator Jaffer (December 7, 2006).