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Proceedings of the Standing Senate Committee on
Legal and Constitutional Affairs

Issue 34 - Minutes of Proceedings


OTTAWA, Tuesday, October 6, 1998
(38)

[English]

The Standing Senate Committee on Legal and Constitutional Affairs, met this day in Room 257, East Block, at 12:09 p.m., the Honourable Lorna Milne, Chair, presiding.

Members of the committee present: The Honourable Senators Beaudoin, Buchanan, P.C., Fraser, Joyal P.C., Milne, Moore, Nolin and Rompkey, P.C. (8).

Other senator present: The Honourable Senator Cools (1).

In attendance: Nancy Holmes, Research Officer, Research Branch, Library of Parliament.

Pursuant to the Order of Reference adopted by the Senate on Tuesday, September 22, 1998, the committee continued its consideration of Bill C-37, An Act to amend the Judges Act and to make consequential amendments to other Acts. (See Issue No. 31, Wednesday, September 23, 1998, for full text of Order of Reference).

WITNESSES:

As an individual:

Professor Jamie Cameron, Osgoode Hall Law School.

Ms Barbara Thompson, Lawyer.

Professor Jamie Cameron made an opening statement and answered questions.

Ms Barbara Thompson made an opening statement and answered questions.

At 2:03 p.m., the committee adjourned to the call of the Chair.

ATTEST:


OTTAWA, Tuesday, October 6, 1998
(39)

The Standing Senate Committee on Legal and Constitutional Affairs, met this day in Room 257, East Block, at 3:31 p.m., the Honourable Lorna Milne, Chair, presiding.

Members of the committee present: The Honourable Senators Beaudoin, Buchanan, P.C., Fraser, Joyal, P.C., Kinsella, Milne, Moore, Nolin and Rompkey, P.C. (9).

In attendance: David Goetz and Nancy Holmes, Research Officers, Research Branch, Library of Parliament.

Pursuant to the Order of Reference adopted by the Senate on Thursday, June 18, 1998, the committee continued its consideration of Bill C-25, An Act to amend National Defence Act and to make consequential amendments to other Acts. (For full text of Order of Reference, please see Issue 33, Thursday, October 1, 1998 )

APPEARING:

Arthur C. Eggleton, M.P., P.C., Minister of National Defence.

WITNESSES:

BGen. J. Pitzul, Judge Advocate General (JAG);

LCol. Alex Weatherston, Judge Advocate General (JAG), National Defence Act Amendment Team.

The Chair made an opening statement.

The Honourable Arthur C. Eggleton made a statement and, together with BGen J. Pitzul, answered questions.

At 4:48 p.m., LCol. Weatherston joined BGen. Pitzul at the table.

BGen. Pitzul and LCol. Weatherston answered questions.

At 5:30 p.m., the committee adjourned to the call of the Chair.

ATTEST:

Heather Lank

Clerk of the committee