THE STANDING SENATE COMMITTEE ON SOCIAL AFFAIRS, SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY
MINUTES OF PROCEEDINGS
OTTAWA, Wednesday, May 13, 2020 (2)
Pursuant to the order of the Senate of April 11, 2020, the Standing Senate Committee on Social Affairs, Science and Technology met this day by videoconference at 11:32 a.m. [ET], the chair, the Honourable Chantal Petitclerc, presiding. This meeting is considered to have taken place in the parliamentary precinct.
Members of the committee present by videoconference: The Honourable Senators Campbell, Dasko, Forest-Niesing, Gold, Griffin, Kutcher, Manning, Martin, Mégie, Moodie, Munson, Omidvar, Petitclerc, Poirier, Seidman (15).
Other senators present by videoconference: The Honourable Senators Black (Ontario), LaBoucane-Benson, Lankin, P.C., and Pate (4).
Participating in the meeting: Keli Hogan, Vincent Labrosse and Joëlle Nadeau, Procedural Clerks, Committees Directorate; Laura Munn-Rivard and Sonya Norris, Analysts, Parliamentary Information and Research Services, Library of Parliament; Ben Silverman, Communications Officer, Communications Directorate.
Also present: The official reporters of the Senate.
Pursuant to the order of reference adopted by the Senate on Saturday, April 11, 2020, the committee began its study on the government’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic.