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Proceedings of the Standing Senate Committee on
Social Affairs, Science and Technology

Second Session Thirty-sixth Parliament, 1999

Chairman: The Honourable MICHAEL KIRBY


Wednesday, November 17, 1999
Wednesday, November 24, 1999
Thursday, November 25, 1999

Issue No. 1

Organization meeting and first and second meetings on: Subject matter of Bill C-6, An Act to support and promote electronic commerce by protecting personal information that is collected, used or disclosed in certain circumstances, by providing for the use of electronic means to communicate or record information or transactions and by amending the Canada Evidence Act, the Statutory Instrument Act and the Statute Revision Act

INCLUDING:
THE FIRST REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE (Rule 104)


WITNESSES:

From Industry Canada:

Michael Binder, Assistant Deputy Minister, Spectrum, Information Technology and Telecommunications Sector;

Stephanie Perrin, Director, Privacy Policy, Electronic Commerce Task Force;

Heather Black, Legal Counsel, Legal Services.

From Justice Canada:

Joan Remsu, Senior Counsel, Public Law, Policy Section.

From the Treasury Board:

Michael Power, Assistant Director, Policy.


MEMBERS OF THE COMMITTEE

The Honourable Michael Kirby, Chairman

The Honourable Marjory LeBreton, Deputy Chairman

and

The Honourable Senators:

Beaudoin, * Boudreau, P.C. (or Hays), Callbeck, Carstairs, Cohen, Cook, Fairbairn, P.C., Gill, Keon, * Lynch-Staunton (or Kinsella), Murray, P.C. ,Pépin

* Ex Officio Members

(Quorum 4)

Changes in membership of the committee

Pursuant to rule 85(4), membership of the committee was amended as follows:

The name of the Honourable Senator Pépin substituted for that of the Honourable Senator Maheu (November 25, 1999).

The name of the Honourable Senator Maheu substituted for that of the Honourable Senator Taylor (November 24, 1999).

The name of the Honourable Senator Keon substituted for that of the Honourable Senator Lavoie-Roux (November 24, 1999).

The name of the Honourable Senator Murray, substituted for that of the Honourable Senator Di Nino (November 23, 1999).

The name of the Honourable Senator Taylor, substituted for that of the Honourable Senator Pépin (November 22, 1999).

The name of the Honourable Senator Beaudoin, substituted for that of the Honourable Senator Robertson (November 17, 1999).

The name of the Honourable Senator Rossiter, substituted for that of the Honourable Senator Di Nino (November 17, 1999).