The Standing Committee on Justice and Human Rights met at 11:03 a.m. this day, in Room 268, La Promenade Building, the Chair, Dave MacKenzie, presiding.
Members of the Committee present: Françoise Boivin, Charmaine Borg, Hon. Irwin Cotler, Robert Goguen, Jack Harris, Pierre Jacob, Brian Jean, Dave MacKenzie, Brent Rathgeber, Kyle Seeback and Stephen Woodworth.
Acting Members present: David Wilks for Kerry-Lynne D. Findlay.
In attendance: Library of Parliament: Dominique Valiquet, Analyst; Julia Nicol, Analyst.
Witnesses: As individuals: Vanessa MacDonnell, Professor, Faculty of Law, University of New Brunswick; George Rigakos, Professor, Chair, Department of Law and Legal Studies, Carleton University; Leonardo S. Russomanno, Criminal Defence Counsel, Webber Schroeder Goldstein Abergel.
The witnesses made statements and answered questions.
At 12:53 p.m., the Committee adjourned to the call of the Chair.
Jean-François PagéClerk of the Committee