Proceedings of the Standing Senate Committee on
Issue No. 27 - Minutes of Proceedings - April 18, 2018
OTTAWA, Wednesday, April 18, 2018
The Standing Senate Committee on Human Rights met this day at 11:33 a.m., in room 9, Victoria Building, the
deputy chair, the Honourable Jane Cordy, presiding.
Members of the committee present: The Honourable Senators Andreychuk, Cordy, Cormier, Hartling, Martin, Ngo
and Pate (7).
Also present: The official reporters of the Senate.
Pursuant to the order of reference adopted by the Senate on Tuesday, March 27, 2018, the committee began its
examination of Bill C-66, An Act to establish a procedure for expunging certain historically unjust convictions and to
make related amendments to other Acts.
Criminal Lawyers' Association:
Angela Chaisson, Defence Counsel, Chaisson Law;
Maya Borooah, Defence Counsel, Henein Hutchison.
Tom Hooper, Contract Faculty, Department of History, York University;
Gary Kinsman, Professor Emeritus, Sociology, Laurentian University;
James Lockyer, Senior Counsel, Innocence Canada;
Ronald Rosenes, C.M., Community Health Advocate and Board Chair, Canadian HIV/AIDS Legal Network.
Quebec Gay Archives:
Jacques Prince, President, Board of Governors;
Ross Higgins, Member, Board of Governors and Head of Collections.
Just Society Committee:
Martine Roy, Member.
The deputy chair made a statement.
Ms. Chaisson, Mr. Hooper, Mr. Kinsman, and Mr. Lockyer made statements and, together with Ms. Borooah,
At 12:33 p.m., the committee suspended.
At 12:38 p.m., the committee resumed.
Mr. Higgins, Mr. Prince, Mr. Rosenes, and Mr. Roy made statements and answered questions.
At 1:29 p.m., the committee adjourned to the call of the chair.