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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, October 29, 2014
Thursday, October 30, 2014

Issue No. 19

First and second (final) meetings:

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

and

Consideration of a draft agenda (future business)

INCLUDING:
THE FIFTEENTH REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE
(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)
THE SIXTEENTH REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE
(The unauthorized disclosure of confidential committee documents)


WITNESSES

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

As individuals:

Edward Herold, Professor Emeritus, University of Guelph;

Bernard Lerhe.

Government of Manitoba:

The Honourable Andrew Swan, M.L.A., Minister of Justice and Attorney General (by video conference).

Canadian Women's Foundation:

Barbara Gosse, Senior Director, Research, Policy and Innovation (by video conference).

Thursday, October 30, 2014

As an individual:

Gunilla S. Ekberg, Lawyer, University of Glasgow School of Law (by video conference).

Canadian Bar Association:

Ian M. Carter, Member of the Executive, Criminal Justice section;

Gaylene Schellenberg, Lawyer, Legislation and Law Reform.

Justice Canada:

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

Nathalie Levman, Counsel, Criminal Law Policy Section.


MEMBERS OF THE COMMITTEE

The Honourable Bob Runciman, Chair

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

and

The Honourable Senators:

Batters, *Carignan, P.C. (or Martin), *Cowan (or Fraser), Dagenais, Jaffer, Joyal, P.C., McInnis, McIntyre, Mockler, Plett, Rivest, Tannas

*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 Tannas replaced the Honourable Senator Frum (October 30, 2014).

The Honourable Senator Mockler replaced the Honourable Senator Boisvenu (October 30, 2014).

The Honourable Senator Frum replaced the Honourable Senator Patterson (October 30, 2014).

The Honourable Senator Boisvenu replaced the Honourable Senator Lang (October 30, 2014).

The Honourable Senator Lang replaced the Honourable Senator Boisvenu (October 29, 2014).

The Honourable Senator Patterson replaced the Honourable Senator Frum (October 28, 2014).

The Honourable Senator Plett replaced the Honourable Senator Lang (October 27, 2014).