MINUTES OF PROCEEDINGS
Meeting No. 5
Thursday, March 4, 1999
The Sub-Committee on Corrections and Conditional Release Act of the Standing Committee on Justice and Human Rights met at 10:04 a.m. this day, in the Vancouver Hotel, Vancouver, B.C., the Chair, Paul DeVillers, presiding.
Members of the Sub-Committee present: Paul DeVillers, Jim Gouk, Ivan Grose, Richard Marceau and Tom Wappel.
In attendance: From the Library of Parliament: Lynn Casavant, Researcher; Philip Rosen, Senior Analyst.
Witness(es):From the Prisoners' Legal Services: Megan Arundel, Legal Advocate; Beth Parkinson, Legal Advocate; From the West Coast Prison Justice Society: Sasha Pawliuk, Member of the Board; From the Conroy & Company: John Conroy, Q.C.; From the International Centre for Criminal Law Reform & Criminal Justice Policy, University of British Columbia: Yvon Dandurand, Director; From the Native Courtworker and Counselling Association of BC: Arthur Paul; Brian Chromko, Executive Director; From the Canadians Against Violence Everywhere Advocating it's Termination: Ben Doyle, Director of Communications; Rosalee Turcotte, Assistant to the Director of Communications.
Pursuant to Standing Order 108 (2), a statutory review of the Corrections and Conditional Release Act.
The witnesses made opening statements and answered questions.
At 12:30 p.m., the sitting was suspended.
At 1:00 p.m., the sitting resumed.
It was agreed, - That the Sub-Committee assume the cost of a working dinner in Abbotsford, B.C., on March 2, 1999.
At 1:29 p.m., the Committee adjourned to the call of the Chair.
Clerk of the Sub-Committee