The Standing Committee on Justice and Human Rights met at 3:32 p.m. this day, in Room 705, La Promenade Building, the Chair, Art Hanger, presiding.
Members of the Committee present: Hon. Larry Bagnell, Patrick Brown, Joe Comartin, Carole Freeman, Art Hanger, Hon. Marlene Jennings, Derek Lee, Réal Ménard, Rob Moore, Brian Murphy, Daniel Petit and Myron Thompson.
In attendance: Library of Parliament: Robin MacKay, Analyst; Dominique Valiquet, Analyst.
Witnesses: As individuals: Wallace Gilby Craig, Retired Judge; Edward Ratushny, Professor, Common Law Section, Faculty of Law, University of Ottawa. Canadian Police Association: Tony Cannavino, President; David Griffin, Executive Officer. Canadian Council of Criminal Defence Lawyers: William M. Trudell, Chair.
Wallace Gilby Craig made a statement and answered questions.
Edward Ratushny made a statement and answered questions.
Tony Cannavino made a statement and, with David Griffin, answered questions.
William Trudell made a statement and answered questions.
At 5:30 p.m., the sitting was suspended.
At 5:31 p.m., the sitting resumed.
Brian Murphy moved, — That the travel budget, in the amount of $475, for a visit to the RCMP Headquarters on April 16, 2007, be adopted.
After debate, the question was put on the motion and it was negatived, by a show of hands: YEAS: 4; NAYS: 5.
At 5:43 p.m., the Committee adjourned to the call of the Chair.
Diane DiotteClerk of the Committee