Proceedings of the Standing Senate Committee on
Legal and Constitutional Affairs
Issue 16 - Minutes of Proceedings - September 17, 2014
OTTAWA, Wednesday, September 17, 2014
The Standing Senate Committee on Legal and Constitutional Affairs met this
day at 4:15 p.m., in room 257, East Block, the chair, the Honourable Bob
Members of the committee present: The Honourable Senators Baker, P.C.,
Batters, Boisvenu, Dagenais, Frum, Joyal, P.C., McInnis, McIntyre, Plett and
In attendance: Robin McKay and Julian Walker, analysts, Parliamentary
Information and Research Service, Library of Parliament.
Also in attendance: The official reporters of the Senate.
Pursuant to the order of reference adopted by the Senate on Thursday, June
19, 2014, the committee continued its study on the subject matter of Bill C-36,
An Act to amend the Criminal Code in response to the Supreme Court of Canada
decision in Attorney General of Canada v. Bedford and to make consequential
amendments to other Acts. (For complete text of the order of reference, see
proceedings of the committee, Issue No. 15).
Canadian Police Association:
Tom Stamatakis, President (by video conference).
Alan Young, Law Professor, Counsel for the respondent/appellant on
cross-appeal, Canada v. Bedford (2007);
Georgialee Lang, lawyer (by video conference).
The chair made an opening statement.
Ms. Stamatakis made an opening statement and answered questions.
At 5:11 p.m., the committee suspended.
At 5:16 p.m., the committee resumed.
Ms. Lang and Mr. Young each made an opening statement and answered questions.
At 6:21 p.m., the committee adjourned to the call of the chair.
Clerk of the Committee