Proceedings of the Standing Senate Committee on Legal and Constitutional Affairs

First Session Thirty-sixth Parliament, 1997

Chairman: The Honourable LORNA MILNE

Wednesday, November 5, 1997

Issue No. 3

Second 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 Canadian Human Rights Commission:

Ms Michelle Falardeau-Ramsay, Q.C., Chief Commissioner;

Mr. William Pentney, General Counsel, Legal Services Branch.


The Honourable Lorna Milne, Chairman

The Honourable Michel Cogger, Deputy Chairman


The Honourable Senators:

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

* Ex Officio Members

(Quorum 4)

Change in Membership of the Committee

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

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