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                                                                             François Lareau, LL.M.
                                                                             55-890 Cahill Dr. W.
                                                                             Ottawa, ON,    K1V 9A4

                                                                             Telephone:      (613) 521-3689
                                                                             Fax:                (613) 521-4522
                                                                             e-mail:            flareau@achilles.net
                                                                             Web site:    http://www.achilles.net/~flareau

                                                                             Ottawa, February 17, 1999

Ms Lynn Spracklin, Q.C.
Deputy Minister of Justice
Department of Justice Newfoundland and Labrador
St John's, NF, A1B 4J6

Ms. Spracklon:

Subject: Reform of the General Part of the Criminal Code

           I attach a copy of my letter of February 15, 1999 to the Hon. Paul Dicks as this matter is of  interest to you and to Mr. Colin Flynn, the Assistant Deputy Minister Public Prosecutions.

           To encourage public discussion on the fundamental issue of a comprehensive recodification of the General Part,  I have posted this letter to my web page under the topic "Chronology  -  Towards a Modern General Part of a New Canadian Criminal Code?".

           I hope to hear from your province in the near future.  Thank you.


                                                                             François Lareau"