Proceedings of the Standing Senate Committee on
Human Rights

Issue No. 20 - Minutes of Proceedings - September 20, 2017

OTTAWA, Wednesday, September 20, 2017


The Standing Senate Committee on Human Rights met in camera this day at 11:37 a.m., in room 9, Victoria Building, the chair, the Honourable Jim Munson, presiding.

Members of the committee present: The Honourable Senators Andreychuk, Ataullahjan, Bernard, Eaton, Hartling, Martin, McPhedran, Munson, Ngo, Omidvar and Pate (11).

In attendance: Jean-Philippe Duguay, Erin Shaw and Ryan van den Berg, Analysts, Parliamentary Information and Research Services, Library of Parliament.

Also present: The official reporters of the Senate.

Pursuant to the order of reference adopted by the Senate on Thursday, December 15, 2016, the committee continued its study on the issues relating to the human rights of prisoners in the correctional system. (For complete text of the order of reference, see proceedings of the committee, Issue No. 14.)

It was agreed that senators' staff be permitted to remain in the room during the in camera portion of the meeting.

It was agreed that the committee allow the transcription of the in camera portion of today's meeting, that one copy be kept with the clerk of the committee for consultation by committee members present or staff; and that the transcript be destroyed by the clerk when authorized to do so by the Subcommittee on Agenda and Procedure, but no later than at the end of this parliamentary session.

Pursuant to rule 12-16(1)(d), the committee considered a draft agenda (future business).

At 12:48 p.m., the committee adjourned to the call of the chair.


Shaila Anwar

Acting Clerk of the Committee