Proceedings of the Standing Senate Committee on Legal and Constitutional
Second Session Thirty-fifth Parliament, 1996
Chair: The Honourable SHARON CARSTAIRS
Tuesday, July 9, 1996
Issue No. 23
Fifth Proceedings on: Consideration of the resolution to amend the
Constitution of Canada, Term 17 of the Terms of Union of Newfoundland with
For Term 17, Newfoundland resolution:
Participants in the Pentecostal Panel:
Rev. Roy D. King, General Superintendent, Pentecostal Assemblies of
Mr. Domino Wilkins, Superintendent of Pentecostal Board of Education;
Rev. A. Earl Batstone, Executive Director, Pentecostal Education Council;
Mr. Michael Harrington, Legal Counsel, Pentecostal Assemblies of Newfoundland.
From the Seventh-Day Adventist Church:
Pastor David S. Crook, President;
Mr. George Morgan, Member of the Seventh-Day Adventist School Board;
Mr. David R. Streifling, Director, Educational Superintendent;
Christine Castagne, parent;
Mr. Barry Bussey, Legal Counsel.
Mr. Robert Perreault;
Mrs. Mary Kearsey;
Dr. Leona English;
Mrs. Elizabeth Williams, St. Agnes and St. Michael's Parish;
Mr. Andrew Healey;
Mrs. Ann Rideout;
Mr. Ern Condon;
Mrs. Sharon Whitt;
Mr. Dave Jones;
Mrs. Vee Osmond.
Participants in the Catholic Panel:
Most Reverend James H. MacDonald, D.D., Archbishop of St. John's, Chair of the
Catholic Education Council of Newfoundland and Labrador;
Mr. Gerald P. Fallon, Executive Director, Catholic Education Council of
Newfoundland and Labrador;
Ms Alice Prim-Furlong, Vice President, Association of Roman Catholic School
Board of Newfoundland and Labrador;
Ms Janet Henley-Andrews, Alliance for Choice in Education.
Mr. Lawrence Jardine;
Mrs. Dorice Marcil;
Mr. William McKim;
Mr. Azmy Aboulazm;
Mr. Reilly Fitzgerald;
Miss Suzanne Careen;
Mrs. Barbara Bartlett;
Miss Lisa Murphy;
Mr. Mark Graesser;
Mr. Geoffrey Aylward;
Mr. Mike Tobin, State Deputy, Knights of Columbus, Newfoundland and Labrador;
Mrs. Catherine Shiwak-Snow.
Participants in the Youth Panel:
Dwayne Pilgrim, Student Council President of the Deer Lake Pentecostal School;
Jonathan Curlette, Seventh-Day Adventist Church;
Deirdre Cooper, Catholic schools;
Brad Hodder, Integrated schools;
Jeannine Benoît, Franco-jeunes de Terre-Neuve et du Labrador;
Mark Hulett, Student Education Alliance;
Robert Mendoza, President, Council of the Students' Union, Memorial University.
MEMBERS OF THE COMMITTEE
The Honourable Sharon Carstairs, Chair
The Honourable C. William Doody, Acting Deputy Chair
The Honourable Senators:
Anderson, Beaudoin, Cogger, * Fairbairn, P.C. (or Graham), Gigantès,
Jessiman, Kinsella, Lewis, * Lynch-Staunton (or Berntson), Pearson, Petten,
* Ex Officio Members
Change to the Membership of the Committee:
Pursuant to Rule 85(4), membership of the Committee was amended as follows:
The name of the Honourable Senator Anderson was substituted for that of the
Honourable Senator Milne (June 28, 1996).
The name of the Honourable Senator Lewis was substituted for that of the
Honourable Senator Poulin (July 2, 1996).
The name of the Honourable Senator Kinsella was substituted for that of the
Honourable Senator Nolin (July 2, 1996).