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Proceedings of the Standing Senate Committee on
Legal and Constitutional Affairs

First Session, Forty-second Parliament, 2015-16

Chair: The Honourable BOB RUNCIMAN


Wednesday, December 7, 2016
Thursday, December 8, 2016

Issue No. 19

First and second (final) meetings:

Bill S-215, An Act to amend the Criminal Code (sentencing for violent offences against Aboriginal women)

and

Third (final) meeting:

Bill S-230, An Act to amend the Criminal Code (drug-impaired driving)

INCLUDING:
THE NINTH REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE
(Bill S-230)

THE TENTH REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE
(Bill S-215)


WITNESSES

Wednesday, December 7, 2016

The Honourable Senator Lillian Eva Dyck, sponsor of the bill.

Federation of Sovereign Indigenous Nations:

Heather Bear, Fourth Vice Chief.

Native Women's Association of Canada (NWAC):

Francyne Joe, President;

Marilee Nowgesic, Special Advisor and Liaison.

Edelson Clifford D'Angelo Friedman LLP:

Solomon Friedman, Criminal Defence Lawyer and Partner.

Adler Bytensky Prutschi Shikhman LLP:

Edward Prutschi, Partner.

Canadian Council of Criminal Defence Lawyers:

William Trudell, Chair.

Thursday, December 8, 2016

Department of Justice:

Hal Pruden, 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, Boisvenu, Carignan, P.C., *Carignan, P.C. (or Martin), Dagenais, Dyck, *Harder, P.C. (or Bellemare), Joyal, P.C., McIntyre, Plett, Sinclair, White

*Ex officio members

(Quorum 4)

Changes in membership of the committee:

Pursuant to rule 12-5 and the order of the Senate of December 7, 2016, membership of the committee was amended as follows:

The Honourable Senator Dyck replaced the Honourable Senator Jaffer (December 8, 2016).

The Honourable Senator Carignan, P.C., replaced the Honourable Senator McInnis (December 8, 2016).