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Proceedings of the Standing Senate Committee on
Legal and Constitutional Affairs

Second Session, Thirty-ninth Parliament, 2007

Chair: The Honourable JOAN FRASER


Wednesday, November 14, 2007
Wednesday, November 21, 2007
Thursday, November 22, 2007

Issue No. 1

Organization meeting

and

First and second (final) meetings on:
Bill S-203, An Act to amend the Criminal Code (cruelty to animals)

and

First and second meetings on:
Implications of including, in legislation, non-derogation clauses relating to existing Aboriginal and treaty rights of the Aboriginal peoples of Canada under section 35 of the Constitution Act, 1982

INCLUDING:
THE FIRST REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE
(Expenses incurred by the committee during the First Session of the Thirty-ninth Parliament)
THE SECOND REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE
(Bill S-203)


WITNESS:

Senate of Canada:

The Honourable Senator John G. Bryden, Sponsor of the Bill.


MEMBERS OF THE COMMITTEE

The Honourable Joan Fraser, Chair

The Honourable A. Raynell Andreychuk, Deputy Chair

and

The Honourable Senators:

Baker, P.C., Bryden, Di Nino, *Hervieux-Payette, P.C. (or Tardif), Jaffer, Joyal, P.C., *LeBreton, P.C. (or Comeau), Merchant, Oliver, Peterson, Stratton, Watt

*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 Jaffer is substituted for that of the Honourable Senator Carstairs, P.C. (November 8, 2007).

The name of the Honourable Senator Chaput is substituted for that of the Honourable Senator Jaffer (November 21, 2007).

The name of the Honourable Senator Merchant is substituted for that of the Honourable Senator Furey (November 21, 2007).

The name of the Honourable Senator Jaffer is substituted for that of the Honourable Senator Chaput (November 21, 2007).

The name of the Honourable Senator Peterson is substituted for that of the Honourable Senator Milne (November 22, 2007).

The name of the Honourable Senator Cowan is substituted for that of the Honourable Senator Bryden (November 22, 2007).

The name of the Honourable Senator Bryden is substituted for that of the Honourable Senator Cowan (November 22, 2007).