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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 20, 2013
Thursday, March 21, 2013

Issue No. 32

First and second (final) meetings on:

Bill C-53, An Act to assent to alterations in the law touching the Succession to the Throne

First meeting on:

The subject matter of Bill C-55, An Act to amend the Criminal Code

(Bill C-53, An Act to assent to alterations in the law touching the Succession to the Throne)


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


Wednesday, March 20, 2013

As individuals:

Benoît Pelletier, Professor, Faculty of Law, Civil Law Section, University of Ottawa;

Andrew Heard, Associate Professor, Simon Fraser University (by video conference).

Canadian Royal Heritage Trust:

Garry Toffoli, Executive Director;

Paul Benoit, Vice-Chairman.

Thursday, March 21, 2013

Department of Justice Canada:

Donald Piragoff, Senior Assistant Deputy Minister;

Karen Audcent, Senior Counsel, Criminal Law Policy Section;

Warren J. Newman, Senior General Counsel, Constitutional and Administrative Law Section.

Privy Council Office:

Joe Wild, Assistant Secretary to the Cabinet, Machinery of Government.


The Honourable Bob Runciman, Chair

The Honourable Joan Fraser, Deputy Chair


The Honourable Senators:

Baker, P.C., Batters, Boisvenu, Buth, *Cowan (or Tardif), Dagenais, Jaffer, Joyal, P.C., *LeBreton, P.C. (or Carignan), McIntyre, 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 Buth replaced the Honourable Senator Frum (March 15, 2013).

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

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