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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, 2011-12-13

Chair: The Honourable BOB RUNCIMAN

Wednesday, March 6, 2013
Thursday, March 7, 2013

Issue No. 31

First and second meetings on:

Bill C-37, An Act to amend the Criminal Code


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


Wednesday March 6, 2013

Department of Justice Canada:

Carole Morency, Acting Director General and Senior General Counsel, Criminal Law Policy Section;

Pamela Arnott, Director and Senior Counsel, Policy Centre for Victim Issues.

Thursday March 7, 2013

Canadian Resource Centre for Victims of Crime:

Heidi Illingworth, Executive Director.

John Howard Society of Canada:

Catherine Latimer, Executive Director.

As an individual:

Jo-Anne Wemmers, Professor, Department of Criminology, Université de Montréal.


The Honourable Bob Runciman, Chair

The Honourable Joan Fraser, Deputy Chair


The Honourable Senators:

Baker, P.C., Batters, *Cowan (or Tardif), Dagenais, Frum, Jaffer, Joyal, P.C., *LeBreton, P.C. (or Carignan), McIntyre, Rivard, Rivest, White

*Ex officio members

(Quorum 4)

Changes in membership of the committee:

Pursuant to rule 12-5, membership of the committee was amended as follows:

The Honourable Senator Rivard replaced the Honourable Senator Boisvenu (March 7, 2013).

The Honourable Senator Baker, P.C., replaced the Honourable Senator Watt (March 5, 2013).

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