Proceedings of the Standing Senate Committee on Legal and Constitutional Affairs

First Session Thirty-sixth Parliament, 1997

Chair: The Honourable LORNA MILNE

Thursday, October 30, 1997

Issue No. 2

First Meeting on: Examination of Bill S-5, An Act to amend the Canada Evidence Act and the Criminal Code in respect of persons with disabilities, to amend the Canadian Human Rights Act in respect of persons with disabilities and other matters and to make consequential amendments to other Acts


On Bill S-5:

From the Department of Justice:

Mr. Mark Berlin, Senior Counsel, Criminal Law Policy Section; and

Mr. Stephen Sharzer, Senior Counsel, Human Rights Law Section.


The Honourable Lorna Milne, Chair

The Honourable Michel Cogger, Deputy Chairman


The Honourable Senators:

Beaudoin, Doyle, Forest, Gigantès, *Graham, P.C. (or Carstairs), Jessiman, Losier-Cool, *Lynch-Staunton (or Kinsella (acting)), Moore, Nolin, Pearson, Watt

* Ex Officio Members

(Quorum 4)

Changes 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 Forest substituted for that of the Honourable Senator Lewis (October 30, 1997).