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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 28, 2007
Thursday, November 29, 2007

Issue No. 2

First and second meetings on:

Bill C-13, An Act to amend the Criminal Code (criminal procedure, language of the accused, sentencing and other amendments)

INCLUDING:
THE SECOND REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE (Bill S-203)


APPEARING

Wednesday, November 28, 2007

The Honourable Robert Nicholson, P.C., M.P., Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada.


WITNESSES

Wednesday, November 28, 2007

Department of Justice Canada:

Anouk Desaulniers, Senior Counsel, Criminal Law Policy Section; Renée Soublière, Senior Counsel and Litigation Coordinator, Official Languages Law Group; Hal Pruden, Counsel, Criminal Law Policy Section.

Office of the Commissioner of Official Languages:

Graham Fraser, Commissioner; Johane Tremblay, Director, Legal Affairs Branch.

Thursday, November 29, 2007

Barreau du Québec:

Louis Belleau, Ad. E., Chair, Committee on Criminal Law; Nicole Dufour, Attorney, Research Services and Secretary, Committee on Criminal Law.

Fédération des associations de juristes d'expression française de common law:

Rénald Rémillard, Director General.

PartyGaming PLC:

Mitchell Garber, CEO; Brahm G. Gelfand, Member, International Advisory Committee; Norman Inkster, Member, International Advisory Committee.


MEMBERS OF THE COMMITTE

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, Milne, Oliver, 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 Chaput is substituted for that of the Honourable Senator Jaffer (November 29, 2007).
The name of the Honourable Senator Jaffer is substituted for that of the Honourable Senator Chaput (November 29, 2007).