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

Third Session, Thirty-Seventh Parliament, 2004

Chair: The Honourable MICHAEL KIRBY


Wednesday, March 31, 2004
Thursday, April 1, 2004

Issue No. 5

First and second meetings on: Mental health and mental illness

First meeting on: Bill C-24, An Act to amend the Parliament of Canada Act.


APPEARING:

The Honourable Jacques Saada, P.C., M.P., Leader of the Government in the House of Commons and Minister responsible for Democratic Reform


WITNESSES:

Wednesday, March 31, 2004

From the Canadian Medical Association:

Dr. Sunil Patel, President;

Dr. Gail Beck, Acting Associate Secretary General.

From the Ontario Hospital Association:

Dr. Paul Garfinkel, Chair, Mental Health Working Group.

From the Canadian Psychiatric Association:

Dr. Blake Woodside, Chairman of the Board.

From the Canadian Nurses Association, the Canadian Federation of Mental Health Nurses and the Registered Psychiatric Nurses of Canada:

Ms. Nancy Panagabko, President, Canadian Federation of Mental Health Nurses;

Ms. Annette Osten, Board Member, Canadian Nurses Association.

From the Canadian Psychological Association:

Mr. John Service, Executive Director.

From the Canadian Association of Social Workers:

Mr. Stephen Arbuckle, Member, Health Interest Group.

Thursday, April 1, 2004 - Morning Meeting

From the Treasury Board Secretariat:

Ms. Joan Arnold, Director, Pensions Legislation Development, Pensions Division.

From the Privy Council Office:

Mr. Ron Wall, Director, Parliamentary Operations, Legislation and House Planning/Counsel;

Ms. Ginette Bougie, Director, Compensation and Classification.

From Cognos:

Ms. Marilyn Smith-Grant, Senior Human Resources Specialist;

Mr. Sean Reid, Senior Manager, Corporate Communications.

From the Public Service Alliance of Canada:

Mr. John Gordon, National Executive Vice-President;

Mr. James Infantino, Pensions and Disability Insurance Officer.

Thursday, April 1, 2004 - Afternoon Meeting

From the U.S. President's New Freedom Commission on Mental Health:

Mr. Michael Hogan, Chair (by videoconference).

From the U.S. Campaign for Mental Health Reform:

Mr. William Emmet, Coordinator.


MEMBERS OF THE COMMITTEE

The Honourable Michael Kirby, Chair

The Honourable Marjory LeBreton, Deputy Chair

And

The Honourable Senators:

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

* Ex Officio Members

(Quorum 4)

Change in membership of the commitee.

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 Léger (March 30, 2004).