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Meeting No. 41

Monday, October 5, 1998

The Special Joint Committee on Child Custody and Access met in camera at 3:41 o'clock p.m. this day, in Room 269, West Block, the Joint Chair, The Honourable Landon Pearson, presiding.

Members of the Committee Present:

From the Senate: The Honourable Senators Joan Cook, Anne Cools, Marjory LeBreton, Landon Pearson.

From the House of Commons: Eleni Bakopanos, Madelaine Dalphond-Guiral, Sheila Finestone, Nancy Karetak-Lindell, Judi Longfield, Peter Mancini and Philip Mayfield.

In attendance: From the Research Branch of the Library of Parliament: Kristen Douglas, Research Coordinator. Ron Stewart, Research Advisor.

Pursuant to its Order of Reference from the Senate dated October 28, 1997 and from the House of Commons dated November 18, 1997 the Committee resumed its study relating to child custody and access.

The Honourable Anne Cools raised a point of order regarding quorum.

The Joint Chair ruled that a sufficient number of members were present to hold the meeting.

At 6:05 o'clock p.m., the Committee adjourned to the call of the Chair.

Catherine Piccinin / Richard Rumas

Joint Clerks of the Committee