Proceedings of the Standing Senate Committee on
Legal and Constitutional Affairs

Second Session Thirty-fifth Parliament, 1996

Chair: The Honourable SHARON CARSTAIRS


Friday, April 19, 1996

Issue No. 5

First Proceedings on:
Examination of Bill S-2, An Act to amend the Canadian Human Rights Act (sexual orientation)


WITNESSES:

For Bill S-2:

From the Department of Justice:

John Scratch, Senior General Counsel;

Stephen Sharzer, General Counsel.

From REAL Women of Canada:

Gwendolyn Landolt, National Vice President;

Sophie Joanou, Member of the National Board.

From the Professional Institute of the Public Service of Canada:

Steve Hindle, President.

From EGALE (Equality for Gays and Lesbians Everywhere):

John W. Fisher, Executive Director;

Philip MacAdam, Barrister and Sollicitor, Member of EGALE.

From the Evangelical Fellowship of Canada:

Bruce J. Clemenger, Director of National Affairs;

Danielle Shaw, Project Coordinator;

Robert Nadeau, Legal Advisor.

From the Canadian Human Rights Commission:

Max Yalden, Commissioner.

From the Focus on the Family (Canada) Association:

James Sclater, Vice President, Public Policy;

Cindy Silver, Legal Analyst.


MEMBERS OF THE COMMITTEE

The Honourable Sharon Carstairs, Chair

The Honourable Pierre Claude Nolin, Deputy Chairman

and

The Honourable Senators:

Beaudoin, Bryden, Corbin, Doyle, * Fairbairn, P.C. (or Graham), Jessiman, Kinsella, Lewis, * Lynch-Staunton (or Berntson), Milne, Pearson, Roux

* Ex Officio Members

(Quorum 4)

Change in the Membership of the Committee:

Pursuant to Rule 85(4), membership of the Committee was amended as follows:

The name of the Honourable Senator Roux substituted for that of the Honourable Senator Losier-Cool. (April 18, 1996)


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