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Proceedings of the Standing Senate Committee on
Legal and Constitutional Affairs

First Session, Forty-second Parliament, 2015-16-17

Chair: The Honourable BOB RUNCIMAN


Wednesday, June 14, 2017
Thursday, June 15, 2017
Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Issue No. 31

First and second (final) meetings:
Document entitled Proposals to correct certain anomalies, inconsistencies and errors and to deal with other matters of a non-controversial and uncomplicated nature in the Statutes of Canada and to repeal certain Acts and provisions that have expired, lapsed or otherwise ceased to have effect
 

First and second (final) meetings:
Bill C-305, An Act to amend the Criminal Code (mischief)

INCLUDING:
THE TWENTIETH REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE
(Bill C-305)

THE TWENTY-FIRST REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE
(Document entitled Proposals to correct certain anomalies, inconsistencies and errors and to deal with other matters of a non-controversial and uncomplicated nature in the Statutes of Canada and to repeal certain Acts and provisions that have expired, lapsed or otherwise ceased to have effect)


WITNESSES

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Department of Justice:

Mala Khanna, Deputy Assistant Deputy Minister, Public Law and Legislative Services Sector;

Jean-Charles Bélanger, Deputy Chief Legislative Counsel, Legislative Services Branch, Public Law and Legislative Services Sector;

Jacqueline Yost, Legislative Counsel, Legislative Services Branch, Public Law and Legislative Services Sector;

Mélanie Beaudoin, Legislative Counsel, Legislative Service Branch, Public Law and Legislative Services Sector.

Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada:

Dominique D'Allaire, Director, Corporate, Insolvency and Competition Directorate.

Thursday, June 15, 2017

Chandra Arya, Member of Parliament for Nepean, sponsor of the bill.

As an individual:

Rebecca Bromwich, Director, Graduate Diploma in Conflict Resolution Program, Department of Law and Legal Studies, Carleton University.

Canadian Council of Criminal Defence Lawyers:

William Trudell, Chair.

Centre for Israel and Jewish Affairs:

Richard Marceau, General Counsel and Senior Political Advisor.

World Sikh Organization of Canada:

Mukhbir Singh, President.

Ahmadiyya Muslim Community:

Imtiaz Ahmed, Imam.


MEMBERS OF THE COMMITTEE

The Honourable Bob Runciman, Chair

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

and

The Honourable Senators:

Batters, Boisvenu, Boniface, Dagenais, Dupuis, Gold, *Harder, P.C. (or Bellemare), Jaffer, Joyal, P.C., McIntyre, Omidvar, Pate, Sinclair, *Smith (or Martin), White

*Ex officio members

(Quorum 4)

Changes in membership of the committee:

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

The Honourable Senator Gold replaced the Honourable Senator Pratte (June 21, 2017).

The Honourable Senator Boisvenu replaced the Honourable Senator MacDonald (June 15, 2017).

The Honourable Senator MacDonald replaced the Honourable Senator Boisvenu (June 15, 2017).

The Honourable Senator Sinclair replaced the Honourable Senator Griffin (June 15, 2017).

The Honourable Senator Omidvar replaced the Honourable Senator Lankin, P.C. (June 15, 2017).

The Honourable Senator Lankin, P.C., replaced the Honourable Senator Omidvar (June 13, 2017).

The Honourable Senator Boniface replaced the Honourable Senator Duffy (June 8, 2017).