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Proceedings of the Standing Senate Committee on
Legal and Constitutional Affairs

First Session, Forty-second Parliament, 2015-16-17-18

Chair: The Honourable SERGE JOYAL, C.P.

Wednesday, June 13, 2018
Thursday, June 14, 2018
Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Issue No. 47

Fourth (final) meeting:
Bill C-50, An Act to amend the Canada Elections Act (political financing)

First and second meetings:
Bill C-51, An Act to amend the Criminal Code and the Department of Justice Act and to make consequential amendments to another Act

(Bill C-50)


Wednesday, June 13, 2018

The Honourable Karina Gould, P.C., M.P., Minister of Democratic Institutions.

Wednesday, June 20, 2018

The Honourable Jody Wilson-Raybould, P.C., M.P., Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada.


Wednesday, June 13, 2018

Privy Council Office:

Riri Shen, Director of Operations;

Jean-François Morin, Senior Policy Advisor.

Thursday, June 14, 2018

Centre for Free Expression:

Jamie Cameron, Professor, Osgoode Hall Law School (by video conference);

Lisa Taylor, Assistant Professor of Journalism, Ryerson University (by video conference);

James L. Turk, Director, Centre for Free Expression, Ryerson University (by video conference).

As individuals:

Elaine Craig, Associate Professor, Schulich School of Law, Dalhousie University (by video conference);

Steve Coughlan, Professor, Schulich School of Law, Dalhousie University.

Women's Legal Education and Action Fund:

Karen Segal, Counsel (by video conference).

Vancouver Rape Relief and Women's Shelter:

Hilla Kerner, Collective Member (by video conference).

Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Department of Justice Canada:

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

Raymond MacCallum, Senior Counsel, Public Law and Legislative Services Sector, Human Rights Law Section.


The Honourable Serge Joyal, P.C., Chair

The Honourable Pierre-Hugues Boisvenu, Deputy Chair

The Honourable Renée Dupuis, Deputy Chair


The Honourable Senators:

Batters, Boniface, Carignan, P.C., *Day (or Mercer), Eaton, Gold, *Harder, P.C. (or Bellemare) (or Mitchell), Jaffer, McIntyre, Pratte, *Smith (or Martin), *Woo (or Saint-Germain)

*Ex officio members

(Quorum 4)

Changes in membership of the committee:

Pursuant to rule 12-5 and to the order of the Senate of November 7, 2017, membership of the committee was amended as follows:

The Honourable Senator Boniface replaced the Honourable Senator Wetston (June 14, 2018).

The Honourable Senator Jaffer replaced the Honourable Senator Mercer (June 13, 2018).

The Honourable Senator Wetston replaced the Honourable Senator Boniface (June 13, 2018).

The Honourable Senator Eaton replaced the Honourable Senator Frum (June 7, 2018).