Proceedings of the Standing Senate Committee on
Social Affairs, Science and Technology
Issue No. 58 - Minutes of Proceedings - May 1, 2019
OTTAWA, Wednesday, May 1, 2019
The Standing Senate Committee on Social Affairs, Science and Technology met this day at 4:24 p.m., in room
W110, 1 Wellington St., the chair, the Honourable Chantal Petitclerc, presiding.
Members of the committee present: The Honourable Senators Dasko, Deacon (Ontario), Eaton, Forest-Niesing,
Mégie, Munson, Oh, Omidvar, Petitclerc, Poirier, Ravalia and Seidman (12).
Other senators present: The Honourable Senators Kutcher and Moodie (2).
In attendance: Mayra Perez-Leclerc and Laura Munn-Rivard, Analysts, Parliamentary Information and Research
Services, Library of Parliament.
Also present: The official reporters of the Senate.
Pursuant to the order of reference adopted by the Senate on Thursday, March 21, 2019, the committee continued its
examination of Bill C-81, An Act to ensure a barrier-free Canada (For complete text of the order of reference, see
proceedings of the committee, Issue No. 56.)
As an individual:
The Honourable David Onley, former Lieutenant Governor of Ontario (by video conference).
Canadian Hard of Hearing Association:
Christopher T. Sutton, National Executive Director.
Rosalie Wang, Assistant Professor, Department of Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy, University of