Legal and Constitutional Affairs – May 29, 2014

In Committee from the Senate of Canada

Legal and Constitutional Affairs – May 29, 2014

The committee concludes its study of Bill C-394 with clause-by-clause review. Conservative MP Parm Gill’s private members’ bill amends the Criminal Code to make it an offence to recruit or coerce a person to join a criminal organization. A mandatory minimum penalty of six months will be carried if the person recruited is under the age of 18. Justice Canada counsel Matthew Taylor responds to technical questions about the proposed legislation.
Senators then turn their attention to the Miscellaneous Statute Law Amendment Program. The purpose of the program is to allow minor amendments of a non-controversial nature to be made to a number of federal statutes.Philippe Hallée, Monica Donnelly and Claudette Rondeau from the legislation section at Justice Canada testify during this part of the meeting. (May 29, 2014) UPDATE: Bill C-394 received royal assent on June 19.