Proceedings of the Standing Senate Committee on
Legal and Constitutional Affairs
Issue 6 - Minutes of Proceedings, November 23, 2011
OTTAWA, Wednesday, November 23, 2011
The Standing Senate Committee on Legal and Constitutional Affairs met at
4:16 p.m. this day, in room 257, East Block, the chair, the Honourable John
D. Wallace, presiding.
Members of the committee present: The Honourable Senators Angus,
Baker, P.C., Boisvenu, Chaput, Fraser, Frum, Joyal, P.C., Lang, Meredith,
Runciman and Wallace (11).
In attendance: Robin MacKay 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,
November 22, 2011, the committee began its consideration of Bill C-16, An
Act to amend the National Defence Act (military judges).
The Honourable Peter MacKay, P.C., M.P., Minister of National
Office of the Judge Advocate General:
Brigadier-General Blaise Cathcart, Judge Advocate General of the
Colonel Michael R. Gibson, Deputy Judge Advocate General, Military
University of Calgary:
Ian Holloway, Dean, Faculty of Law (by videoconference).
The chair made an opening statement.
The Minister made a statement and, together with Brigadier-General
Cathcart and Colonel Gibson, answered questions.
At 5:30 p.m., the committee suspended.
At 5:37 p.m., the committee resumed.
Mr. Holloway made a statement and answered questions.
At 6:04 p.m., the committee adjourned to the call of the chair.
Clerk of the Committee