Good afternoon, everyone.
This is the Standing Committee on Justice and Human Rights, meeting 33. We had meeting 32 not that long ago.
As per the orders of the day, pursuant to the order of reference of Monday, June 16, 2014, this is Bill C-36, an act to amend the Criminal Code in response to the Supreme Court of Canada decision in Attorney General of Canada v. Bedford and to make consequential amendments to other acts.
We have a number of witnesses. Welcome.
I'm going to introduce the witnesses and then we will proceed in the order presented on the agenda in front of us. Each organization only gets 10 minutes—it's not 10 minutes each but 10 minutes per organization—and then there will be the question-and-answer period.
Let me introduce the witnesses.
Walk With Me Canada Victims Services is here, with Mr. Hooper, who is the chair, and Ms. Nagy, who is the founder and a front-line victim care worker. We have the Canadian Alliance for Sex Work Law Reform; Émilie Laliberté and Naomi Sayers are here as spokespersons. We have the Criminal Lawyers' Association, with Leonardo Russomanno, criminal defence counsel, and Anne London-Weinstein, director on the board of directors. As an individual, we have Professor Benedet, from the University of British Columbia. As well, from the school of criminology at Simon Fraser University, we have Professor Lowman, who is joining us by video conference.
Welcome everyone. Each organization has 10 minutes.
First to start is Walk With Me Canada Victims Services.