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LCJC - Standing Committee

Legal and Constitutional Affairs

Proceedings of the Standing Senate Committee on
Legal and Constitutional Affairs

First Session, Forty-first Parliament, 2011-12

Chair: The Honourable BOB RUNCIMAN

Thursday, May 3, 2012
Wednesday, May 9, 2012
Thursday, May 10, 2012

Issue No. 18

First and second meetings on:

Bill S-209, An Act to amend the Criminal Code (prize fights)


The Honourable Bal Gosal, P.C., M.P., Minister of State (Sport)


Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Canadian Heritage:

Nada Semaan, Associate Deputy Minister;

Dan Smith, Director, Policy and Planning, Sports Canada.

Edmonton Combative Sports Commission:

Patrick Reid, Executive Director.

As individuals:

Dr. Teresa DeFreitas, sports medicine consultant;

Ken Hayashi.

Thursday, May 10, 2012

Ultimate Fighting Championship:

Tom Wright, Director of Canadian Operations;

Rory MacDonald, UFC Welterweight Fighter.

Alchemist Management:

Lex McMahon, Agent.

Rockdoc Consulting Inc.:

Dr. Samuel Gutman, President and Chief Medical Officer.

As an individual:

Ryan Leef, M.P., Yukon.


The Honourable Bob Runciman, Chair

The Honourable Joan Fraser, Deputy Chair


The Honourable Senators:

Angus, Baker, P.C., Boisvenu, Chaput, *Cowan (or Tardif), Dagenais, Di Nino, Joyal, P.C., *LeBreton, P.C. (or Carignan), Mitchell, Unger, White

* 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 Mitchell replaced the Honourable Senator Jaffer (May 10, 2012).

The Honourable Senator Dagenais replaced the Honourable Senator Housakos (May 10, 2012).

The Honourable Senator Housakos replaced the Honourable Senator Dagenais (May 9, 2012).

The Honourable Senator Di Nino replaced the Honourable Senator Wallace (May 2, 2012).

The Honourable Senator Fraser replaced the Honourable Senator Dawson (April 30, 2012).

The Honourable Senator Wallace replaced the Honourable Senator Rivard (April 26, 2012).

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