Proceedings of the Standing Senate Committee on
Social Affairs, Science and Technology
Issue No. 63 - Minutes of Proceedings - June 12, 2019
OTTAWA, Wednesday, June 12, 2019
The Standing Senate Committee on Social Affairs, Science and Technology met this day at 4:15 p.m., in room W110, 1
Wellington Street, the chair, the Honourable Chantal Petitclerc, presiding.
Members of the committee present: The Honourable Senators Boyer, Deacon (Ontario), Eaton, Kutcher, Manning, Mégie,
Moncion, Munson, Oh, Petitclerc, Poirier, Ravalia and Seidman (13).
In attendance Maxime Charron-Tousignant and Laura Munn-Rivard, 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, May 30, 2019, the committee began its
examination of Bill C-84, An Act to amend the Criminal Code (bestiality and animal fighting).
The Honourable David Lametti, P.C., M.P., Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada.
Department of Justice Canada:
François Daigle, Associate Deputy Minister;
Carole Morency, Director General and Senior General Counsel.
Canadian Veterinary Medical Association:
Dr. Alice Crook, Veterinarian and Adjunct Professor, Atlantic Veterinary College, University of Prince Edward
Island (by video conference).
Barbara Cartwright, Chief Executive Officer.
British Columbia Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals:
Shawn Eccles, Senior Manager, Cruelty Investigations.
The chair made a statement.
The minister made a statement and, together with Mr. Daigle and Ms. Morency, answered questions.
At 4:55 p.m., the committee suspended.
At 5:07 p.m., the committee resumed.
Dr. Crook and Ms. Cartwright made statements and answered questions.
At 5:22 p.m., the committee suspended.
At 5:56 p.m., the committee resumed.
Mr. Eccles made a statement and, together with Dr. Crook and Ms. Cartwright, answered questions.
At 6:41 p.m., the committee adjourned to the call of the chair.
Clerk of the Committee