The Standing Committee on Justice and Human Rights met at 3:32 p.m. this day, in Room 308, West Block, the Chair, Art Hanger, presiding.
Members of the Committee present: Hon. Larry Bagnell, Hon. Sue Barnes, Patrick Brown, Joe Comartin, Art Hanger, Derek Lee, Réal Ménard, Rob Moore, Brian Murphy, Daniel Petit and Myron Thompson.
Acting Members present: Marc Lemay for Carole Freeman.
In attendance: Library of Parliament: Robin MacKay, Analyst; Dominique Valiquet, Analyst. House of Commons: Samy Agha, Procedural Clerk.
Witnesses: Department of Justice: Donald K. Piragoff, Acting Senior Assistant Deputy Minister; Barbara Merriam, Acting Director General; Catherine Latimer, General Counsel and Director General; Catherine Kane, Senior Counsel, Director, Policy Centre for Victim Issues.
The witnesses made statements and answered questions.
At 5:32 p.m., the Committee adjourned to the call of the Chair.
Diane DiotteClerk of the Committee