MINUTES OF PROCEEDINGS
Meeting No. 141
Tuesday, May 11, 1999
The Standing Committee on Justice and Human Rights met at 9:08 a.m. this day, in Room 371, West Block, the Acting Chair, Jacques Saada, presiding.
Member(s) of the Committee present: Reg Alcock, Eleni Bakopanos, Michel Bellehumeur, Aileen Carroll, Derek Lee, Peter MacKay, John Maloney, John McKay, John Reynolds, Jacques Saada.
Acting Member(s) present: Ian Murray for Paul DeVillers, Bernard Patry for Ivan Grose, Richard Harris for Jim Abbott, Rob Anders for Chuck Cadman, Pierre Brien for Richard Marceau.
In attendance: From the Library of Parliament: Marilyn Pilon, Researcher.
Witness(es): From the Correctional Service of Canada: Ole Ingstrup, Commissioner; Richard Clair, Corporate Secretary. From the National Parole Board: Willie Gibbs, Chairman. From the Royal Canadian Mounted Police: Philip J.R. Murray, Commissioner; René Charbonneau, Assistant Commissioner and Director, Federal Services.
Pursuant to Standing Order 81(6) and the Order of Reference dated Monday, March 1st, 1999, the Committee resumed consideration of the Main Estimates for the fiscal year ending March 31, 2000. (See Minutes of Proccedings dated Wednesday, April 28, 1999, Meeting No. 137)
Ole Ingstrup from Correctional Service of Canada made an opening statement, and along with the other witnesses, answered questions.
At 9:30 a.m., John Maloney took the Chair.
At 10:35 a.m., the sitting was suspended.
At 10:50 a.m., the sitting resumed in camera.
Pursuant to Standing Order 68(4)(a) and the Order of Reference dated Thursday, October 30, 1997, the Standing Committee on Justice and Human Rights resumed consideration of the Criminal Code impaired driving provisions. (See Minutes of Proceedings dated Wednesday, February 3, 1999, Meeting No. 109).
Richard Harris moved, -- That the Reform Party be authorized to append a dissenting opinion not exceeding 6 pages to the impaired driving report after the Chairman’s signature.
After debate, the question being put, the motion was negatived.
The Committee resumed consideration of a draft bill in relation to its impaired driving report.
It was agreed, -- That the draft bill, as amended, be adopted.
It was agreed, -- That the Chair, Clerks, Researchers, and Legislative Drafter be authorized to make such grammatical and editorial changes to the draft bill as may be necessary without changing the substance of the bill.
Derek Lee moved, -- That the Committee invite the Clerk of the House to appear within 3 days to advise the committee on the interpretation of Standing Order 68.
John McKay moved, -- That the motion be amended by deleting the words "invite the Clerk of the House to appear within 3 days" and adding after the word "Committee", the following: "summon the Clerk of the House as the next order of business."
After debate, the motion, as amended, was agreed to unanimously.
At 12:35 p.m., the Committee adjourned to the call of the Chair.
Clerk of the Committee