REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE Thursday, February 22, 2001

The Standing Senate Committee on Social Affairs, Science and Technology

has the honour to table its

FIRST REPORT


Your Committee, which was authorized by the Senate to incur expenses for the purpose of its examination and consideration of such legislation and other matters as were referred to it, reports, pursuant to Rule 104, that the expenses incurred by the Committee during the Second Session of the Thirty-Sixth Parliament are as follow:

With respect to its examination and consideration of legislation:

Professional and Other Services

$ 1,103.25

Transportation and Communications

nil
All other expenditures nil
Witness expenses $ 16,595.07

Total $ 17,698.32

 

With respect to a special study on the health care system:

Professional and Other Services

$ 8,066.03

Transportation and Communications

$ 770.79
All other expenditures $ 29.95
Witness expenses $ 19,454.44

Total $ 28,321.44

 

With respect to a special study by the Subcommittee to update "Of Life and Death" to examine and report on the developments since the tabling in June 1995 of the final report of the Special Senate Committee on Euthanasia and Assisted Suicide, entitled "Of Life and Death":

Professional and Other Services

$ 1,221.50

Transportation and Communications

nil
All other expenditures $ 380.47
Witness expenses $ 15,394.98

Total $ 16,996.95

 

With respect to a special study by the Subcommittee on Veterans Affairs to examine and report on the health care provided to veterans of war and of peacekeeping missions; the implementation of the recommendations made in its previous reports on such matters; and the terms of service, post-discharge benefits and health care of members of the regular and reserve forces as well as members of the RCMP and of civilians who have served in close support of uniformed peacekeepers:

Professional and Other Services

nil

Transportation and Communications

nil
All other expenditures nil
Witness expenses $ 766.01

Total $ 766.01

 

During this session, your Committee heard from 119 witnesses, held 31 meetings and issued 11 reports. Your Committee examined ten Bills, and made two amendments to
Bill C-6, An Act to support and promote electronic commerce by protecting personal information that is collected, used or disclosed in certain circumstances, by providing for the use of electronic means to communicate or record information or transactions and by amending the Canada Evidence Act, the Statutory Instruments Act and the Statute Revision Act, and made observations on Bill C-13, An Act to establish the Canadian Institutes of Health Research, to repeal the Medical Research Council Act and to make consequential amendments to other Acts.

Your Committee created a Subcommittee on Veterans Affairs to examine and report on the health care provided to veterans of war and of peacekeeping missions, the implementation of the recommendations made in its previous reports on such matters, and the terms of service, post-discharge benefits and health care of members of the regular and reserve forces as well as members of the RCMP and of civilians who have served in close support of uniformed peacekeepers. The Subcommittee heard from a total of 4 witnesses over 3 meetings.

Your Committee also created a Subcommittee to update "Of Life and Death" to examine and report on the developments since the tabling in June 1995 of the final report of the Special Senate Committee on Euthanasia and Assisted Suicide, entitled "Of Life and Death". The Subcommittee heard from a total of 51 witnesses over 16 meetings. In June 2000, the Subcommittee tabled its report, which included 14 recommendations.

 

 Respectfully submitted,

MICHAEL KIRBY
Chairman


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