I'd like to bring this meeting to order. This is meeting 38 of the Standing Committee on Public Safety and National Security. Pursuant to the order of reference of Monday, June 8, 2009, we are dealing today with Bill C-34, An Act to amend the Criminal Code and other acts.
We'd like to welcome our witnesses, who are here to give us advice as we proceed through this bill. From the Department of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness, we have Ms. Mary E. Campbell, who is the director general for the corrections and criminal justice directorate; and from the Department of Justice, Mr. Douglas Hoover, counsel in the criminal law policy section.
Welcome to our committee. We appreciate your being here to advise us if at any point we need to ask you questions.
The plan here is to go clause by clause through this bill, and as we get to clauses with amendments we will pause and have the person or party who is introducing those amendments do so.
I don't want to move too quickly. If I'm doing so, please raise your hand and make a point of order, and I will slow down. We will try to move expeditiously; however, we don't want to overlook anything. We want to get it right.
We're going to stand clause 1, which is the title clause.
(Clause 1 allowed to stand)
(Clause 2 agreed to)
(On clause 3)