Standing Committee on Justice and Human Rights (JUST)

The committee met once this week on 8 December to consider the request made by four members of the committee to undertake a study of Bill C-290 , An Act to amend the Criminal Code (sports betting). Jack Harris (St. John’s East, NDP) spoke to the bill and urged the committee to oversee it before Christmas. Robert Goguen (Moncton-Riverview-Dieppe, CPC) moved that the committee complete first its study on organized crime and then resume its study of Bill C-290. The motion was agreed to and the committee suspended and resumed sitting in camera to continue its study on the state of organized crime.

The committee had previously considered its Supplementary Estimates for 2011-12 on 29 November. Prior to that, it completed its clause-by-clause study of Bill C-10, The Safer Streets and Communities Act, also known as the Omnibus Crime Bill.