Meeting No. 11
Thursday, February 20, 2003
The Legislative Committee on Bill C-17 met in a televised
session at 8:35 a.m. this day, in Room 253-D, Centre Block, the Chair, Bob
Members of the Committee present: Garry Breitkreuz, Bev Desjarlais, Marlene Jennings, Bob
Kilger, Mario Laframboise, Steve Mahoney, John O'Reilly, Beth Phinney, Marcel
Proulx, Darrel Stinson, Myron Thompson.
Other Member present: Gary Lunn.
In attendance: From the Library of Parliament: Margaret Young, Analyst.
Witnesses: From the
Department of Transport: John A. Read, Director General. From the
Department of the Solicitor General: Patricia J. Hassard, Assistant Deputy
Solicitor General, Policing and Law Enforcement Branch. From the Royal
Canadian Mounted Police: Garry Loeppky, Deputy Commissioner. From the
Department of Natural Resources: Christopher Watson, Chief Inspector of
Explosives, Director, Explosives Regulatory Division; David McCulloch,
Inspector of Explosives; Anne-Marie Fortin, Counsel. From the National
Firearms Association: James M. Hinter, National President; David A. Tomlinson,
Legal Chairman. From the Canadian Shooting Sports Association: Tony
Bernardo, Executive Director.
The Committee resumed consideration of Bill C-17, Public Safety Act 2002.
John A. Read, Patricia J. Hassard and Garry Loeppky made statements and
At 9:43 a.m., the sitting was suspended.
At 9:48 a.m., the sitting resumed and John O’Reilly took the Chair.
Christopher Watson made a statement and, with the other witnesses from the
Department of Natural Resources, answered questions.
At 10:26 a.m., the sitting was suspended.
At 10:31 a.m., the sitting resumed and Bob Kilger took the Chair.
James M. Hinter and Tony Bernardo made statements and, with the other
witness from the National Firearms Association, answered questions.
At 11:14 a.m., the Committee adjourned to the call of the Chair.
Clerk of the Committee