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Proceedings of the Standing Senate Committee on
Legal and Constitutional Affairs

Issue 38 - Minutes of Proceedings - May 30, 2013


OTTAWA, Thursday, May 30, 2013
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[English]

The Standing Senate Committee on Legal and Constitutional Affairs met this day at 10:31 a.m., in room 257, East Block, the chair, the Honourable Bob Runciman, presiding.

Members of the committee present: The Honourable Senators Beyak, Boisvenu, Dagenais, Dallaire, Fraser, Joyal, P.C., McIntyre, Rivest, Runciman and White (10).

In attendance: Lyne Casavant, Erin Shaw and Julia Nicol, 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, May 21, 2013, the committee continued its consideration of Bill C-15, an act to amend the National Defence Act and to make consequential amendments to other acts. (For complete text of the order of reference, see proceedings of the committee, Issue No. 36).

WITNESSES:

National Defence and Canadian Forces:

Pierre Daigle, Ombudsman.

Canadian Forces Grievance Board:

Bruno Hamel, Chair.

Military Police Complaints Commission:

Glenn Stannard, Chair;

Julianne Dunbar, General Counsel and Director of Operations.

As an individual:

Captain (N) (Ret'd) Holly MacDougall, former director, Military Prosecutions, National Defence.

The chair made an opening statement.

Mr. Daigle, Mr. Hamel and Mr. Stannard each made a statement and answered questions.

At 11:32 a.m., the committee suspended.

At 11:45 a.m., the committee resumed.

Ms. MacDougall made a statement and answered questions.

At 12:24 p.m., the committee suspended.

At 12:25 p.m. the committee resumed and, pursuant to the order of reference adopted by the Senate on Thursday, March 21, 2013, the committee began its consideration of Bill C-350, An Act to amend the Corrections and Conditional Release Act (accountability of offenders).

WITNESS:

Guy Lauzon, M.P., Stormont—Dundas—South Glengarry, sponsor of the bill.

Mr. Lauzon made a statement and answered questions.

At 1:06 p.m., the committee adjourned to the call of the chair.

ATTEST:

Shaila Anwar

Clerk of the Committee