Good afternoon, everyone.
This is meeting number 32 of the Standing Committee on Public Safety and National Security, on Tuesday, March 27, 2012.
Today we're continuing our consideration of Bill C-293, an act to amend the Corrections and Conditional Release Act, vexatious complainants.
Towards the end of today's meeting we have reserved approximately ten minutes in order to deal with some committee business. We'll go in camera for that.
In our first hour and 40 minutes we're very pleased to have, and to welcome back to our committee, Mr. Don Head, Commissioner of the Correctional Service of Canada. On the same panel, we have Michael Côté, director general, rights, redress, and resolution at Correctional Service of Canada; and Shane Dalton, acting analyst, offender redress.
I invite you, Mr. Commissioner, to give an opening statement explaining the department's position on Bill C-293 before we proceed to questions from members of this committee.
Again, we want to welcome you and thank you for appearing before our committee as often as you do. It's good to have you here.