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Proceedings of the Standing Senate Committee on
Legal and Constitutional Affairs

Second Session, Forty-first Parliament, 2013-14

Chair: The Honourable BOB RUNCIMAN

Wednesday, February 5, 2014 (in camera)
Wednesday, February 12, 2014
Thursday, February 13, 2014

Issue No. 2

Consideration of a draft agenda (future business)


First and second meetings on:

Bill C-217, An Act to amend the Criminal Code (mischief relating to war memorials)


Wednesday, February 12, 2014

David Tilson, Member of Parliament for Dufferin—Caledon, sponsor of the bill.

As individuals:

Colonel (Ret') Andrew Nellestyn;

Chris Skalozub.

John Howard Society of Canada:

Catherine Latimer, Executive Director.

Thursday, February 13, 2014

Royal Canadian Legion:

Gordon Moore, Dominion President;

Steven Clark, Director of National Ceremonies.

Commonwealth War Graves Commission:

Brigadier-General (Ret') David Kettle, Secretary General, Canadian Agency.

Criminal Lawyers' Association:

Leo Russomanno, Representative.

Canadian Council of Criminal Defence Lawyers:

Graeme Hamilton, Representative.


The Honourable Bob Runciman, Chair

The Honourable George Baker, P.C., Deputy Chair


The Honourable Senators:

Batters, Boisvenu, *Carignan, P.C. (or Martin), *Cowan (or Fraser), Dagenais, Day, Frum, Joyal, P.C., McIntyre, Plett, Rivest

*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 Day replaced the Honourable Senator Dallaire (February 12, 2014).

The Honourable Senator Dallaire replaced the Honourable Senator Jaffer (February 11, 2014).

The Honourable Senator Boisvenu replaced the Honourable Senator Neufeld (January 30, 2014).

The Honourable Senator Neufeld replaced the Honourable Senator Boisvenu (January 29, 2014).