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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 25, 2004
Thursday, February 26, 2004

Issue No. 2

Third and fourth meetings on:

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


Wednesday, February 25, 2004

From the Advisory Committee on Reproductive and Genetic Technologies:

Phyllis Creighton, Member.

From the University of Calgary:

Juliet Guichon, Professor (by videoconference).

As an individual:

Shirley Solomon.

From the Canadian Surrogacy Options:

Joanne Wright, President.

From ReproMed Ltd:

Cathy Ruberto, Clinical Director

From the Infertility Connection of Edmonton:

Irene Ryll, Coordinator.

As an individual:

Barry Stevens.

From the New Reproduction Alternatives Society:

Shirley Pratten.

As an individual:

Olivia Pratten.

From the Sunnybrook and Women's College Hospital Fertility Centre:

Dr. Clifford Librach, Director.

From the Fédération du Québec pour le planning des naissances:

Nathalie Parent, Coordinator.

From the London Health Sciences Centre:

Jean Haase, Social Worker.

From the Infertility Network:

Diane Allen, Executive Director.

As individuals:

Janet Sheehan;

Brad Tavner;

Natasha Baird;

Richard Poulin;

Rita Schnarr;

Catherine Clute.

Thursday, February 26, 2004

From the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops:

Most Reverend Terrence Prendergast, S.J., Archbishop of Halifax.

From the Canadian Islamic Congress:

Samaa Elibyari, Director.

From the Canadian Jewish Congress:

Rabbi Reuven Bulka, Chair, Committee on Religious and Inter-Religious Affairs.

As an individual:

Suzanne Scorsone, Former Commissioner, Royal Commission on New Reproductive Technologies.

From Dalhousie University:

Françoise Baylis, Professor, Departments of Bioethics and Philosophy.

From the Toronto School of Theology:

Bridget Campion, Associate Professor of Theology.

From McGill University:

Abby Lippman, Professor, Faculty of Medicine.


The Honourable Michael Kirby, Chair

The Honourable Marjory LeBreton, Deputy Chair


The Honourable Senators:

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

* 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 Cordy was substituted for that of the Honourable Senator Trenholme Counsell (February 23, 2004).

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