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Proceedings of the Standing Senate Committee on
Legal and Constitutional Affairs

Second Session, Forty-first Parliament, 2014-15

Chair: The Honourable BOB RUNCIMAN

Wednesday, September 17, 2014
Thursday, September 18, 2014

Issue No. 16

Fourth meeting on:

The subject-matter of Bill C-36, An Act to amend the Criminal Code in response to the Supreme Court of Canada decision in Attorney General of Canada v. Bedford and to make consequential amendments to other Acts


First meeting on:

Bill C-10, An Act to amend the Criminal Code (trafficking in contraband tobacco)


Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Canadian Police Association:

Tom Stamatakis, President (by video conference).

As individuals:

Alan Young, Law Professor, Counsel for the respondent/appellant on cross-appeal, Canada v. Bedford (2007);

Georgialee Lang, Lawyer (by video conference).

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Justice Canada:

Paul Saint-Denis, Senior Counsel, Criminal Law Policy Section.

Six Nations of the Grand River:

Ava Hill, Chief;

Richard Powless, Advisor.

Algonquins of Pikwakanagan First Nation:

Kirby Whiteduck, Chief.

Anishinabek Nation:

Jody Kechego, Senior Policy Analyst.

The Association of Iroquois and Allied Indians:

Gordon Peters, Grand Chief.


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, Frum, Jaffer, Joyal, P.C., McInnis, McIntyre, Plett, Rivest

*Ex officio members

(Quorum 4)