Proceedings of the Standing Senate Committee on
Legal and Constitutional Affairs

Issue 4 - Minutes of Proceedings - November 3, 2011

OTTAWA, Thursday, November 3, 2011


The Standing Senate Committee on Legal and Constitutional Affairs met at 10:32 a.m. this day, in camera, in room 257, East Block, the chair, the Honourable John D. Wallace, presiding.

Members of the committee present: The Honourable Senators Angus, Boisvenu, Chaput, Fraser, Frum, Joyal, P.C., Lang, Meredith, Runciman and Wallace (10).

In attendance: Laura Barnett and Erin Shaw, 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 Tuesday, October 4, 2011, the committee continued its study on the provisions and operation of the Act to amend the Criminal Code (production of records in sexual offence proceedings), S.C. 1997, c. 30. (For complete text of the order of reference, see proceedings of the committee, Issue No. 3.)


Canadian Council of Criminal Defence Laywers:

Phil Downes, Director.

The chair made an opening statement.

Mr. Downes made a statement and answered questions.

At 11:57 a.m., the committee suspended.

At 11:58 a.m., the committee resumed in camera, pursuant to rule 92(2)(e) to discuss a draft agenda.

At 12:03 p.m., the committee adjourned to the call of the chair.


Shaila Anwar

Clerk of the Committee