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SOCI - Standing Committee

Social Affairs, Science and Technology

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

First Session, Thirty-eighth Parliament, 2004-05

Chair: The Honourable MICHAEL KIRBY

Wednesday, April 20, 2005
Thursday, April 21, 2005

Issue No. 13

Tenth and eleventh meetings on:

Mental health and mental illness


Wednesday, April 20, 2005

Workers' Compensation Board of British Columbia:

Terry Bogyo, Director of Corporate Planning.

Canadian Medical Association:

Dr. Albert Schumacher, President;

Dr. Isra Lévy, Chief Medical Officer and Director, Office for Public Health

Canadian Psychiatric Association:

Dr. Blake Woodside, President.

Canadian Paediatric Society:

Dr. Diane Sacks, Past President

Canadian Nurses Association:

Christine Davis, President, Canadian Federation of Mental Health Nurses.

Canadian Mental Health Association:

Penelope Marrett, Chief Executive Officer

Canadian Psychological Association:

John Arnett, President.

Health Canada:

Ian Potter, Assistant Deputy Minister, First Nations and Inuit Health Branch;

Kathryn Langlois, Director General, Community Programs Directorate, First Nations and Inuit Branch.

Thursday, April 21, 2005

Social Development Canada

Cecilia Muir, Director General, Office of Disability Issues;

Georges Grujic, Director, Programs, Office of Disability Issues.

Canadian Alliance on Mental Illness and Mental Health:

Phil Upshall, National Executive Director;

Dr. John Service, Chair.

National Aboriginal Health Organization:

Bernice Downey, Executive Director.

Health Department, Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami:

Larry Gordon, Chairman, National Inuit Committee on Health.


The Honourable Michael Kirby, Chair

The Honourable Wilbert J. Keon, Deputy Chair


The Honourable Senators:

*Austin, P.C., (or Rompkey, P.C.), Callbeck, Cochrane, Cook, Cordy, Fairbairn, P.C., Gill, Johnson, LeBreton, *Kinsella, (or Stratton), Pépin, Trenholme Counsell

*Ex officio members

(Quorum 4)

Changes 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 Chaput was substituted for that of the Honourable Senator Gill (April 5, 2005).

The name of the Honourable Senator Gill was substituted for that of the Honourable Senator Chaput (April 12, 2005).

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