Proceedings of the Standing
Senate Committee on
Legal and Constitutional Affairs

Second Session, Thirty-ninth Parliament, 2007-08

Chair: The Honourable JOAN FRASER


Wednesday, May 28, 2008
Thursday, May 29, 2008

Issue No. 19

First and second meetings on:

Bill C-31, An Act to amend the Judges Act


APPEARING:

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

The Honourable Jerome P. Kennedy, Q.C., M.H.A.,
Minister of Justice and Attorney General, Government of Newfoundland and Labrador

The Honourable Thomas J. Burke, Q.C., M.L.A.,
Attorney General and Minister of Justice and Consumer Affairs, Government of New Brunswick


WITNESSES:

Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Department of Justice Canada:

Judith Bellis, General Counsel and Director, Judicial Affairs, Courts and Tribunal Policy;

David Near, Judicial Affairs Advisor, Minister's Office;

Catherine Mckinnon, Counsel, Judicial Affairs, Courts and Tribunal Policy.

Government of Newfoundland and Labrador:

John FitzGerald, Provincial Representative in Ottawa;

Ken Morrissey, Director of Communications, Department of Justice.

Thursday, May 29, 2008

New Brunswick Department of Justice and Consumer Affairs:

Anne McKay, Director of Program Support Services, Court Services Division;

Debbie Hackett, Director of Policy and Planning.

As individuals:

Alfred A. Mamo, Principal, Alfred A. Mamo & Associates;

Jacob Ziegel, Professor Emeritus, Faculty of Law, University of Toronto;

Sébastien Grammond, Vice-Dean (Research) and Associate Professor, Civil Law Section, Faculty of Law, University of Ottawa.


MEMBERS OF THE COMMITTEE

The Honourable Joan Fraser, Chair

The Honourable A. Raynell Andreychuk, Deputy Chair

and

The Honourable Senators:

Baker, P.C., Campbell, Di Nino, *Hervieux-Payette, P.C. (or Tardif), 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 Peterson is substituted for that of the Honourable Senator Campbell (May 28, 2008).

The name of the Honourable Senator Campbell is substituted for that of the Honourable Senator Peterson (May 29, 2008).


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