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Proceedings of the Standing Senate Committee on
Legal and Constitutional Affairs

Third Session,Fortieth Parliament, 2010

Chair: The Honourable JOAN FRASER

Wednesday, April 21, 2010
Thursday, April 22, 2010

Issue No. 4

Third and fourth meetings on:

Bill S-2, An Act to amend the Criminal Code and other Acts
(Protecting Victims From Sex Offenders Act)


Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Royal Ottawa Health Care Group:

Dr. Paul Fedoroff, Director, Sexual Behaviours Clinic;

Lisa Murphy, Forensic Psychometrist.

Department of Justice Canada:

Greg Yost, Counsel, Criminal Law Policy Section.

Association des policières et policiers provinciaux du Québec:

Jean-Guy Dagenais, President;

Laurent Arel, Director of Communications.

Royal Canadian Mounted Police:

Pierre Nezan, Officer in Charge, National Sex Offenders Registry;

Leo O'Brien, Officer in Charge, Behavioural Sciences Branch.

Sûreté du Québec:

René Lavigne, Captain;

Jean Manseau, Counsel.

Thursday, April 22, 2010

As individuals:

Jim Stephenson;

Anna Stephenson.

Circles of Support and Accountability:

Susan Love, Ottawa Program Director;

Andrew McWhinnie, National Advisor.

Ontario Provincial Police:

David Truax, Superintendent.


The Honourable Joan Fraser, Chair

The Honourable John D. Wallace, Deputy Chair


The Honourable Senators:

Angus, Baker, P.C., Boisvenu, Carignan, Carstairs, P.C., *Cowan (or Tardif), Joyal, P.C., *LeBreton, P.C. (or Comeau), Neufeld, Rivest, Runciman, 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 Honourable Senator Carignan replaced the Honourable Senator Rivard (April 22, 2010).

The Honourable Senator Rivard replaced the Honourable Senator Carignan (April 21, 2010).

The Honourable Senator Neufeld replaced the Honourable Senator Lang (April 21, 2010).