The Standing Committee on Public Safety and National Security met at 9:04 a.m. this day, in Room 371, West Block, the Chair, Garry Breitkreuz, presiding.
Members of the Committee present: Garry Breitkreuz, Jack Harris, Mark Holland, Andrew Kania, Dave MacKenzie, Phil McColeman, Rick Norlock, Robert Oliphant, Brent Rathgeber and Blake Richards.
Acting Members present: Rob Clarke for Rick Norlock, Don Davies for Jack Harris, Carole Lavallée for Serge Ménard, Luc Malo for Maria Mourani and Gary Ralph Schellenberger for Dave MacKenzie.
In attendance: Library of Parliament: Lyne Casavant, Analyst; Tanya Dupuis, Analyst.
Witnesses: Department of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness: Mary E. Campbell, Director General, Corrections and Criminal Justice Directorate; Clifford Yumansky, Director, Corrections and Community Development. Department of Justice: Douglas Hoover, Counsel, Criminal Law Policy Section. Canadian Association of Chiefs of Police: Kate Lines, Chief Superintendent, Ontario Provincial Police; David Truax, Superintendent, Ontario Provincial Police. Royal Canadian Mounted Police: Pierre Nezan, Officer in Charge, National Sex Offender Registry; Leo O'Brien, Officer in Charge, Behavioural Sciences Branch; William J.S. Elliott, Commissioner; Darrell Madill, Deputy Commissioner, Community, Contract and Aboriginal Policing Services.
The witnesses made statements and answered questions.
At 10:58 a.m., the sitting was suspended.
At 11:04 a.m., the sitting resumed.
William J.S. Elliott made a statement and, with Darrell Madill, answered questions.
At 11:59 a.m., the Committee adjourned to the call of the Chair.
Roger PréfontaineClerk of the Committee