Proceedings of the Standing Senate Committee on
Legal and Constitutional Affairs

Issue 13 - Minutes of Proceedings - June 11, 2014

OTTAWA, Wednesday, June 11, 2014


The Standing Senate Committee on Legal and Constitutional Affairs met at 4:48 p.m. this day, in room 257, East Block, the chair, the Honourable Bob Runciman, presiding.

Members of the committee present: The Honourable Senators Baker, P.C., Batters, Boisvenu, Dagenais, Jaffer, Joyal, P.C., McInnis, McIntyre, Plett, Rivest and Runciman (11).

In attendance: Robin MacKay and Julian Walker, analysts, Parliamentary Information and Research Service, Library of Parliament.

Also in attendance: The official reporters of the Senate.

Pursuant to the order of reference adopted by the Senate on Thursday, May 15, 2014, the committee began its study of Bill C-489, An Act to amend the Criminal Code and the Corrections and Conditional Release Act (restrictions on offenders).


Mark Warawa, Member of Parliament for Langley, sponsor of the bill.

Canadian Resource Centre for Victims of Crime:

Heidi Illingworth, Executive Director.

John Howard Society of Canada:

Catherine Latimer, Executive Director.

Canadian Association of Elizabeth Fry Societies:

Kim Pate, Executive Director.

Victimes d'agressions sexuelles au masculin (VASAM):

Alain Fortier, President.

The chair made an opening statement.

Mr. Warawa made a statement and answered questions.

At 5:40 p.m., the committee suspended.

At 5:49 p.m., the committee resumed.

Ms. Illingworth, Ms. Pate, Ms. Latimer and Mr. Fortier each made a statement and answered questions.

At 6:48 p.m., the committee adjourned to the call of the chair.


Shaila Anwar

Clerk of the Committee