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SOCI - Standing Committee

Social Affairs, Science and Technology

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

Third Session, Thirty-seventh Parliament, 2004

Chair: The Honourable MICHAEL KIRBY

Wednesday, February 11, 2004
Wednesday, February 18, 2004
Thursday, February 19, 2004

Issue No. 1

Organizational meeting and
First and second meetings on:

Bill C-6, An Act respecting assisted human reproduction and related research

(Expenses of the committee incurred during the Second Session of the Thirty-seventh Parliament)


The Honourable Pierre Pettigrew, P.C., M.P.,
Minister of Health, Minister of Intergovernmental Affairs and Minister responsible for Official Languages


Wednesday, February 18, 2004:

From Health Canada:

Ian Shugart, Assistant Deputy Minister, Health Policy and Communications Branch;

Caroline Weber, Director General, Planning and Priorities Directorate, Health Policy and Communications Branch;

Francine Manseau, Manager, Policy Development Group, Planning and Priorities Directorate Health Policy and Communications Branch;

Glenn Rivard, General Counsel, Legal Services.

From the Canadian Institutes Health Research:

Dr. Alan Bernstein, President.

Barbara Beckettt, Senior Associate, Stem Cell Research Policy.

From the Health Law Institute:

Timothy Caulfield, Canada Research Chair (by videoconference)

From the University of Montreal:

Bartha Maria Knoppers, Professor and Canada Research Chair in Law and Medicine (by videoconference).

From the Canadian Fertility and Andrology Society:

Dr. Calvin Green, Chair, Government Relations Committee.

From the Infertility Awareness Association of Canada:

Beverly Hanck, Executive Director.

From the Canadian Medical Association:

Dr. Eugene Bereza, Chair, Committee on Ethics.

From the Society of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists of Canada:

Dr. Arthur Leader, Member.

Thursday, February 19, 2004:

From the Robarts Research Institute:

Mick Bhatia, Director.

As an individual:

Clement Persaud, retired professor in Biotechnology.

From the University of Calgary:

Samuel Weiss, Professor.

From the Ottawa Research Institute:

Dr. Ron Worton, Chief Executive Officer and Scientific Director.


The Honourable Michael Kirby, Chair

The Honourable Marjory LeBreton, Deputy Chair


The Honourable Senators:

*Austin, P.C., (or Rompkey P.C.), Callbeck, Cook, Fairbairn, P.C., Keon, Léger, *Lynch-Staunton, (or Kinsella), Morin, Robertson, Roche, Rossiter, Trenholme Counsell

* Ex Officio Members

(Quorum 4)

Change in membership of the committee:

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

The name of the Honourable Senator Trenholme Counsell was substituted for that of the Honourable Senator Cordy (February 18, 2004).

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