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Report of the committee

Tuesday, November 27, 2018

The Standing Senate Committee on Legal and Constitutional Affairs has the honour to table its

TWENTY-EIGHTH REPORT

Your committee, which was authorized to examine the subject matter of those elements contained in Division 20 of Part 4 of Bill C-86, A second Act to implement certain provisions of the budget tabled in Parliament on February 27, 2018 and other measures, has, in obedience to the order of reference of Wednesday, November 7, 2018, examined the said subject-matter and now reports as follows:

Your committee recalls its fourth observation contained in its report of the subject matter of those elements contained in Divisions 15 and 20 of Part 6 of Bill C-74, An Act to implement certain provisions of the budget tabled in Parliament on February 27, 2018 and other measures:

"The committee is mindful that the Canadian Victims Bill of Rights guarantees the rights of victims, including to information about investigations and proceedings, and expresses its concern that proposed section 715.36 of the Criminal Code should be interpreted in a manner that respects these rights."

Respectfully submitted,

SERGE JOYAL

Chair