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Proceedings of the Standing Senate Committee on
Human Rights

First Session, Forty-first Parliament, 2011-12-13

Chair: The Honourable MOBINA S. B. JAFFER


Monday, June 10, 2013

Issue No. 28

Second (final) meeting on:

Bill C-279, An Act to amend the Canadian Human Rights Act and the Criminal Code
(gender identity)

INCLUDING:
THE TWELFTH REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE
(Bill C-279)


WITNESSES:

The Honourable Senator Grant Mitchell, sponsor of the bill in the Senate.

Canadian Bar Association:

Rebecca J. Bromwich, Lawyer;

Robert Peterson, Co-Chair, Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity Committee.

REAL Women of Canada:

Diane Watts, Researcher;

Mary Muys, Member of the Board of Directors.

Canadian Civil Liberties Association:

Noa Mendelsohn Aviv, Director, Equality Program (by video conference).

Canadian Human Rights Tribunal:

Susheel Gupta, Acting Chairperson.

As an individual:

Sara Davis Buechner, Associate Professor of Music, University of British Columbia (by video conference).

Canadian Professional Association for Transgender Health:

N. Nicole Nussbaum, President Elect.


MEMBERS OF THE COMMITTEE

The Honourable Mobina S. B. Jaffer, Chair

The Honourable Salma Ataullahjan, Deputy Chair

and

The Honourable Senators:

Andreychuk, Ataullahjan, Cordy, * Cowan (or Tardif), Hubley, * LeBreton, P.C. (or Carignan), Munson, Ngo, Oh, White

*Ex officio members

(Quorum 4)

Changes in membership of the committee:

Pursuant to rule 12-5, membership of the committee was amended as follows:

The Honourable Senator Cordy replaced the Honourable Senator Mitchell (June 6, 2013).

The Honourable Senator Mitchell replaced the Honourable Senator Zimmer (June 5, 2013).

The Honourable Senator Hubley replaced the Honourable Senator Cordy (June 4, 2013).