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Report of the committee

Thursday, June 13, 2019

The Standing Senate Committee on Social Affairs, Science and Technology has the honour to present its

THIRTY-SEVENTH REPORT

Your committee, to which was referred Bill C-84, An Act to amend the Criminal Code (bestiality and animal fighting), has, in obedience to the order of reference of Thursday, May 30, 2019, examined the said bill and now reports the same without amendment but with certain observations, which are appended to this report.

Respectfully submitted,

JUDITH G. SEIDMAN

Deputy Chair

Observations

to the thirty-seventh report of the Standing Senate Committee on Social Affairs, Science and Technology (Bill C-84)

Your committee recommends that the Minister of Justice promote cross-reporting between animal and child protection agencies. As the Canadian Centre for Child Protection noted, this will lead to better detection of the abuse of both children and animals, enabling protective intervention that might not otherwise happen as both types of abuse tend to be very difficult to uncover.