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Senate Committee to Begin Public Hearings on Bill C-310

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Posted on 06 June 2012

Ottawa (June 6, 2012) - The Standing Senate Committee on Legal and Constitutional Affairs will begin public hearings on Bill C-310, an Act to amend the Criminal Code (trafficking in persons) on Thursday, June 7, 2012. Joy Smith, Member of Parliament for Kildonan–St. Paul and Sponsor of the Bill, will be the first witness to appear before the committee. Bill C-310 was referred to the committee by the Senate on May 15, 2012, for further consideration.

In order to complete its examination of the bill, the committee intends to hold hearings on June 7 and 13. These hearings will be open to the public and also available live via webcast.

You will find background information on this bill and its progress on the Parliament of Canada’s LEGISinfo website here:  http://bit.ly/L9TMUv

As a part of the legislative process, the Senate refers the study of most bills to various committees in order to allow for a more detailed and thorough examination. Senate committees often invite individuals, experts, stakeholder groups, public servants and ministers of the Crown to appear before them in order to receive information relevant to the bill under consideration.

For committee meeting times, agenda, mandate, membership, recent reports and minutes of proceeding, please see: http://senate-senat.ca/lcjc-e.asp

Webcast: www.senate-senat.ca/webcast-e.asp

The Senate of Canada is on Twitter: @SenateCA, follow the committee using the hashtags #LCJC #SenCA and #C-310

 

For more information, please contact:

Brigitte Lemay                                                                 or                         Shaila Anwar
Media Relations                                                                                            Committee Clerk
Tel: 613-996-7136                                                                                       Tel.: 613-991-0719
Email: lemayb@sen.parl.gc.ca                                                                Email: anwars@sen.parl.gc.ca

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