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Proceedings of the Standing Senate Committee on
Human Rights

Second Session, Forty-first Parliament, 2013-14

Chair: The Honourable MOBINA S. B. JAFFER

Monday, April 28, 2014
Monday, May 5, 2014

Issue No. 7

Fourth and fifth meetings on:

Study of the international mechanisms toward improving cooperation in the settlement of cross-border family disputes, including Canada's actions to encourage universal adherence to and compliance with the Hague Abductions Convention, and to strengthen cooperation with non-Hague State Parties with the purpose of upholding children's best interests


Monday, April 28, 2014

Royal Canadian Mounted Police:

Joe Oliver, Assistant Commissioner, Technical Operations;

Sergeant Jane Boissonneault, National Centre for Missing Persons and Unidentified Remains.

Canada Border Services Agency:

Denis Vinette, Director General, Border Operations.

Citizenship and Immigration Canada:

Lu Fernandes, Director General, Passport Program Integrity;

Michelle Lattimore, Director, Integrity Operations Division, Passport Program Integrity Branch.

As individuals:

Timothy Gianotti, Director of Islamic Studies, American Islamic College (by video conference);

Anver Emon, Professor, Faculty of Law, University of Toronto (by video conference);

Ahmed Fekry Ibrahim, Assistant Professor, Institute of Islamic Studies, McGill University.

Monday, May 5, 2014

Calgary Police Service:

Deputy Chief Murray Stooke (by video conference).

Office of the Representative for Children and Youth, British Columbia:

Mary Ellen Turpel-Lafond, Representative for Children and Youth (by video conference).

Office of the Provincial Advocate for Children and Youth (Ontario):

Irwin Elman, Provincial Advocate;

Laura Arndt, Director of Strategic Development.

Ministry of Justice of British Columbia:

Penelope Lipsack, Barrister and Solicitor, Legal Services Branch (by video conference).

Ministry of the Attorney General of Ontario:

Shane Foulds, Legal Counsel (by video conference).


The Honourable Mobina S. B. Jaffer, Chair

The Honourable Salma Ataullahjan, Deputy Chair


The Honourable Senators:

Andreychuk, Boisvenu, *Carignan, P.C. (or Martin), *Cowan (or Fraser), Eggleton, P.C., Hubley, Ngo, Seidman, Unger

* 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 Boisvenu replaced the Honourable Senator Ataullahjan (May 2, 2014).

The Honourable Senator Ataullahjan replaced the Honourable Senator Boisvenu (April 25, 2014).

The Honourable Senator Boisvenu replaced the Honourable Senator Ataullahjan (April 24, 2014).