Proceedings of the Standing Senate Committee on
Legal and Constitutional Affairs
Issue 3 - Minutes of Proceedings - October 26, 2011
OTTAWA, Wednesday, October 26, 2011
The Standing Senate Committee on Legal and Constitutional Affairs met at 4:17 p.m. this day, in room 257, East Block, the chair, the Honourable John D. Wallace, presiding.
Members of the committee present: The Honourable Senators Angus, Baker, P.C., Boisvenu, Chaput, Fraser, Frum, Jaffer, Joyal, P.C., Lang, Meredith, Runciman and Wallace (12).
In attendance: Laura Barnett and Erin Shaw, Analysts, Parliamentary Information and Research Service, Library of Parliament.
Also in attendance: The official reporters of the Senate.
Pursuant to the order of reference adopted by the Senate on Tuesday, October 4, 2011, the committee continued its study on the provisions and operation of the Act to amend the Criminal Code (production of records in sexual offence proceedings), S.C. 1997, c. 30.
Canadian Association of Sexual Assault Centres:
Lee Lakeman, Regional Representative.
Ottawa Victims Services:
Steve Sullivan, Executive Director.
Ottawa Rape Crisis Centre:
Sandy Onyalo, Executive Director.
Ottawa Coalition to End Violence Against Women:
Stefanie Lomatski, Executive Director;
The chair made an opening statement.
Ms. Lakeman, Ms. Onyalo, Ms. Lomatski and Mr. Sullivan each made a statement and answered questions.
At 6:14 p.m., the committee adjourned to the call of the chair.
Clerk of the Committee