Proceedings of the Standing Senate Committee on
Science and Technology
Second Session Thirty-sixth Parliament, 1999
Chairman: The Honourable MICHAEL KIRBY
Monday, November 29, 1999
Issue No. 2
Third meeting 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 Instruments Act and Statute Revision Act
First meeting on: The developments since the tabling in June 1995 of the final
report of the Special Senate Committee on Euthanasia and Assisted Suicide,
entitled: Of Life and Death
From the British Columbia Civil Liberties Associtation:
Murray Mollard, Policy Director.
From the BC Freedom of Information and Privacy Association:
Darrell Evans, Executive Director.
From the Public Interest Advocacy Centre:
From the Canadian Health Coalition:
Michael McBane, National Co-ordinator.
From the Insurance Bureau of Canada and Association of Canadian Insurers:
George D. Anderson, President and Chief Executive Officer of the Insurance
Bureau of Canada.
From the Canadian Coalition Against Insurance Fraud:
Mary Lou O'Reilly, Executive Director.
From the Canadian Life and Health Insurance Association:
Charles Black, Senior Advisor, Insurance Operations.
Jean-Pierre Bernier, Vice-President and General Counsel
From the Canadian Dental Association:
Dr. John Diggens, President.
From the Canadian Medical Association :
Dr. Peter Vaughan, Secretary General and CEO;
Carole Lucock, Legal Counsel
From the College of Family Physicians of Canada:
Dr. Winston Dykeman, Co-Chair of Committee on Health Information, Privacy and
From the Information Technology Association of Canada (ITAC):
Gaylen Duncan, President and Chief Executive Officer.
From AOL Canada:
Stephen J. Bartkiw, Chief Executive Officer.
Michael Eisen, Canadian Director, Law and Corporate Affairs.
From Equifax Canada Inc.:
Jackson L. Chercover, Barrister and Sollicitor.
From the Canadian Bankers Association:
Alan Young, Vice-President, Policy.
Andrew Finlay, Assistant General Counsel, Employment Law Group, The Bank of Nova
From the Canadian Marketing Association:
John Gustavson, President and Chief Executive Officer.
Mona Goldstein, Chair, Privacy and Ethics Committee.
MEMBERS OF THE COMMITTEE
The Honourable Michael Kirby, Chairman
The Honourable Marjory LeBreton, Deputy Chairman
The Honourable Senators:
Beaudoin, * Boudreau, P.C. (or Hays), Callbeck, Carstairs, Cohen, Cook,
Finestone, P.C., Gill, Keon, * Lynch-Staunton (or Kinsella), Murray, P.C., Pépin
* Ex Officio Members
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 Chalifoux (November 29, 1999).
The name of the Honourable Senator Chalifoux substituted for that of the
Honourable Senator Pépin (November 29, 1999).
The name of the Honourable Senator Finestone, P.C., substituted for that of the
Honourable Senator Fairbairn, P.C. (November 26, 1999).