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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

Tuesday, April 20, 2004
Wednesday, April 21, 2004
Thursday, April 22, 2004

Issue No. 6

Third and fourth meetings on:
Mental health and mental illness


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


First meeting on:
Bill S-17, An Act to amend the Citizenship Act


Tuesday, April 20, 2004

From the Government of Australia:

Dermot Casey, Assistant Secretary, Health Priorities and Suicide Prevention Branch, Department of Health and Ageing (by videoconference);

Jenny Hefford, Assistant Secretary, Drug Strategy Branch, Department of Health and Ageing (by videoconference).

Wednesday, April 21, 2004

From the Institute of Neurosciences, Mental Health and Addiction:

Richard Brière, Assistant Director.

From the Douglas Hospital:

Dr. Gustavo Turecki, Director, McGill Group for Suicide Studies, McGill University.

From the Centre for Suicide Prevention:

Diane Yackel, Executive Director.

Thursday, April 22, 2004

From Mercer Human Resource Consulting:

Bernard Potvin, Principal.

From the Canadian Taxpayers Federation:

Bruce Winchester, Research Director.

From Citizenship and Immigration Canada:

Patricia Birkett, Acting Director General, Integration Branch.

From the Department of Justice:

Manon Lefebvre, Legal Counsel.


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, *Lynch-Staunton (or Kinsella), Morin, Robertson, Roche, Rossiter, Trenholme 

* Ex Officio Members

(Quorum 4)

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