The Standing Committee on Justice and Human Rights met at 9:02 a.m. this day, in Room 8-53, 131 Queen Street, the Chair, Dave MacKenzie, presiding.
Members of the Committee present: Dan Albas, Françoise Boivin, Raymond Côté, Hon. Irwin Cotler, Kerry-Lynne D. Findlay, Robert Goguen, Pierre Jacob, Brian Jean, Dave MacKenzie, Brent Rathgeber and Craig Scott.
Acting Members present: Blaine Calkins for Kyle Seeback and John Carmichael for Kyle Seeback.
In attendance: Library of Parliament: Cynthia Kirkby, Analyst; Dominique Valiquet, Analyst.
Appearing: Hon. Rob Nicholson, P.C., M.P., Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada.
Witnesses: Department of Justice: Judith Bellis, General Counsel and Director, Judicial Affairs, Courts and Tribunal Policy; Patrick Xavier, Counsel, Judicial Affairs, Courts and Tribunal Policy.
The Minister made a statement and answered questions.
At 10:09 a.m., the sitting was suspended.
At 10:17 a.m., the sitting resumed.
Kerry-Lynne D. Findlay moved, — That the Committee proceed to sit in camera.
The question was put on the motion and it was agreed to, by a show of hands: YEAS: 6; NAYS: 5.
At 10:19 a.m., the sitting was suspended.
At 10:20 a.m., the sitting resumed in camera.
At 10:39 a.m., the Committee adjourned to the call of the Chair.
Jean-François PagéClerk of the Committee