1Preliminary matters1 January 6, 20112 Vancouver, B.C.34 (DAY 16)5 (PROCEEDINGS COMMENCED AT 10:00 A.M.)67 THE CLERK: Order in court. In the Supreme Court of8 British Columbia at Vancouver on this 6th day of9 January, 2011, recalling the matter concerning the10 constitutionality of section 293 of the Criminal11 Code, My Lord.12 THE COURT: Sorry, I was delayed in my office.13 MR. REIMER: My Lord, for the record Keith Reimer14 appearing for the Attorney General of Canada this15 morning.16 This morning the Attorney General of Canada17 is calling Professor Rebecca Cook to provide18 evidence in this proceeding. Professor Cook is19 already in the witness box. Canada is tendering20 Professor Cook as an expert in international human21 rights law with a particular focus on women's22 rights and states' obligations under international23 human rights law. Perhaps at this time Professor24 Cook could be sworn.2526 REBECCA COOK, a witness27 called for the AG of28 Canada, sworn.2930 THE CLERK: Please state your full name and spell your31 last name for the record.32 THE WITNESS: Rebecca Johnson Cook. My last name,33 Cook, is spelled C-o-o-k.34 THE COURT: Please have a seat, Professor.35 MR. REIMER: My Lord, an expert report prepared by36 Professor Cook has already been filed in these37 proceedings I believe it was marked as Exhibit 42,38 if the court has that. Just confirm, Professor39 Cook, you have a copy of your report as well?40 THE WITNESS: Yes, I do.41 MR. REIMER: The report filed by Professor Cook42 attaches at the back of it following page 105 a43 copy of Professor Cook's a curriculum vitae. And44 what I propose to do at this time is to take45 Professor Cook through her CV and her46 qualifications to provide expert evidence on this47 matter.