Proceedings of the Standing Senate Committee on Legal and Constitutional Affairs

First Session Thirty-sixth Parliament, 1997

Chairman: The Honourable LORNA MILNE

Wednesday, November 26, 1997

Issue No. 7

Fifth 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 Human Rights Tribunal:

Ms Anne L. Mactavish, President;

From FETCO (Federally Regulated Employers -- Transportation and Communication):

Mr. George C.B. Smith, Vice-President, Human Resources, Canadian Broadcasting Corporation;

Ms Dianne Richards, Manager, Labour Relations,B.C. Maritime Employers Association;

Mr. Roger MacDougall, Legal Counsel, Canadian National Railway;

Ms Lorette Glasheen, Manager, Employment Equity, Canadian Pacific Railway.

From the Council of Canadians with Disabilities:

Mr. Eric Norman, National Chairperson;

Mr. Hugh Scher, Chairman, Human Rights Committee;

Ms Lucie Lemieux-Brossard, executive member.


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)