Standing Senate Committee on Social Affairs, Science and Technology

Studies & Bills

Information prior to the 40th Parliament is from notices of meetings. For the official record, please refer to the related minutes and transcripts.

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Studies & Bills Date Referred Session  note  note
Bill S-17, An Act to amend the Citizenship Act
(2004-04-01)
Wednesday, May 5, 2004 at 4:05 PM
  • Christine Bois, Provincial Priority Manager for Concurrent Disorders (Centre for Addiction and Mental Health)
  • David Kelly, Executive Director (Ontario Federation of Community Mental Health and Addiction Programs)
  • Brian Rush, Research Scientist, Social Prevention and Health Policy (Centre for Addiction and Mental Health)
  • Wayne Skinner, Clinical Director, Concurrent Disorders Program (From the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health:)
Thursday, April 29, 2004 at 11:07 AM
  • Charles Bosdet (As an individual)
  • Françoise Bouchard, Director General, Health Services (From Correctional Service of Canada:)
  • Bill Cameron, Director General, National Secretariat on Homelessness (Human Resources and Skills Development Canada)
  • Pat Capponi (As an individual)
  • Don Chapman (As an individual)
  • Marie-Chantal Girard, Strategic Research Manager, National Secretariat on Homelessness (From Human Resources and Skills Development Canada:)
  • Margaret Jackson, Professor, Institute for Health Research and Education (From Simon Fraser University: (By videoconference))
  • Larry Motiuk, Director General, Research (From Correctional Service of Canada:)
Thursday, April 22, 2004 at 11:00 AM
  • Patricia Birkett, Acting Director General, Integration Branch (Citizenship and Immigration Canada)
  • Manon Lefebvre, Legal Counsel (From the Department of Justice:)
  • Bernard Potvin, Principal Counsel (Mercer Human Resource Consulting)
  • Bruce Winchester, Research Director (Canadian Taxpayers Federation)
Bill C-24, An Act to amend the Parliament of Canada Act
(2004-03-29)
Wednesday, April 28, 2004 at 4:15 PM
  • Ray Block, Chief Executive Officer (From the Alberta Mental Health Board:)
  • Irene Clarkson, Executive Director, Mental Health and Addictions (British Columbia Ministry of Health Services)
  • Sandra Harrison, Executive Director (Alberta Mental Health Board)
  • Dr. James Millar, Executive Director, Mental Health and Physician Services (Nova Scotia Department of Health)
Thursday, April 22, 2004 at 11:00 AM
  • Patricia Birkett, Acting Director General, Integration Branch (Citizenship and Immigration Canada)
  • Manon Lefebvre, Legal Counsel (From the Department of Justice:)
  • Bernard Potvin, Principal Counsel (Mercer Human Resource Consulting)
  • Bruce Winchester, Research Director (Canadian Taxpayers Federation)
Thursday, April 1, 2004 at 11:04 AM
  • Joan Arnold, Director, Pensions Legislation Development, Pensions Division (Treasury Board Secretariat)
  • Ginette Bougie, Director, Compensation and Classification (From the Privy Council Office:)
  • John Gordon, National Executive Vice President (From the Public Service Alliance of Canada:)
  • John Infantino, Pension and Disability Insurance Office (Public Service Alliance of Canada)
  • Sean Reid, Senior Manager, Corporate Communications (From Cognos:)
  • The Honourable Jacques Saada, P.C., M.P., Leader of the Government and Minister responsible for Democratic Reform (House of Commons)
  • Marilyn Smith-Grant, Senior Human Resources Specialist (From Cognos:)
  • Ron Wall, Director, Parliamentary Affairs (Privy Council Office)
Bill S-16, An Act to amend the Copyright Act
(2004-03-23)
Bill C-8, An Act to establish the Library and Archives of Canada, to amend the Copyright Act and to amend certain Acts in consequence
(2004-02-18)
Wednesday, March 10, 2004 at 4:10 PM
  • Don Butcher, Executive Director (From the Canadian Library Association:)
  • Louis Cabral, Executive Director (Association pour l'avancement des sciences et des techniques de la documentation)
  • Roch Carrier, National Librarian of Canada (National Library of Canada:)
  • Andrée Delagrave, Assistant Deputy Minister (National Library of Canada/National Archives of Canada)
  • Andrée Delagrave, Assistant Deputy Minister (From the National Library of Canada / National Archives of Canada:)
  • Jean Guérette, Executive Director, Portfolio Affairs (From Canadian Heritage:)
  • Tim Mark, Executive Director (From the Canadian Association of Research Libraries:)
  • Jeff Richstone, General Counsel (Canadian Heritage)
  • Ian E. Wilson, National Archivist of Canada (National Archives of Canada:)
Bill C-6, An Act respecting assisted human reproduction and related research
(2004-02-13)
Wednesday, March 3, 2004 at 9:32 AM
  • Carman Baggaley, Strategic Policy Advisor (Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada)
  • Madeline Boscoe, Executive Director (From the Canadian Women's Health Network: (BY VIDEOCONFERENCE))
  • Deanna Groetzinger, Vice-President, Communications (From the Multiple Sclerosis Society of Canada:)
  • Robert Hindle, Chair (From the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation:)
  • Kenneth Kramer, Vice Chair (From Muscular Dystrophy Canada:)
  • Michael Prince, Acting Dean (From the University of Victoria: (BY VIDEOCONFERENCE))
  • Stephen Rudin, Executive Director (From the Alzheimer Society of Canada:)
  • David Simmonds, Past Chair of the Board of Directors (Parkinson Society Canada)
  • Jennifer Stoddart, Privacy Commissioner (Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada)
  • Nigel Van Loan, Member of the Board of Directors (From the ALS Society of Canada:)
  • Dr. Robin Walker, Children's Hospital of Eastern Ontario (As an individual)
Thursday, February 26, 2004 at 11:00 AM
  • Françoise Baylis, Professor, Departments of Bioethics and Philosophy (From Dalhousie University:)
  • Rabbi Reuven Bulka, Chair, Committee on Religious and Inter-Religious Affairs (Canadian Jewish Congress)
  • Bridget Campion, Associate Professor of Theology. Toronto School of Theology (As an individual)
  • Samaa Elibyari, Director (Canadian Islamic Congress)
  • Abby Lippman, Professor, Faculty of Medicine (As an individual)
  • Most Rev. Terrence Prendergast, S.J., Archbishop of Halifax (Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops)
  • Suzanne Scorsone, Former Commissioner, Royal Commission on New Reproductive Technologies (As an individual)
Wednesday, February 25, 2004 at 4:05 PM
  • Diane Allen, Executive Director (From the Infertility Network:)
  • Natasha Baird and Richard Poulin (As an individual)
  • Catherine Clute (As an individual)
  • Phyllis Creighton, Member (Advisory Committee on Reproductive and Genetic Technologies)
  • Juliet Guichon, Professor, University of Calgary (As an individual)
  • Jean Haase, Social Worker (From the London Health Sciences Centre:)
  • Dr. Clifford Librach, Director (Sunnybrook and Women's College Hospital Fertility Centre)
  • Nathalie Parent, Coordinator (From the Fédération du Québec pour le planning des naissances:)
  • Olivia Pratten (As an individual)
  • Shirley Pratten (From the New Reproductive Alternatives Society)
  • Cathy Ruberto, Clinical Director (From ReproMed Ltd.:)
  • Irene Ryll, Coordinator (From the Infertility Connection of Edmonton:)
  • Rita Schnarr (As an individual)
  • Janet Sheenhan and Brad Tavner (As an individual)
  • Shirley Solomon (As an individual)
  • Barry Stevens, Founding Member (As an individual)
  • Joanne Wright, President (From the Canadian Surrogacy Options:)
Thursday, February 19, 2004 at 11:00 AM
  • Mick Bhatia, Director (From the Robarts Research Institute:)
  • Clement Persaud, retired professor in biotechnology (As an individual)
  • Samuel Weiss, Professor, University of Calgary (As an individual)
  • Dr. Ron Worton, Chief Executive Officer and Scientific Director (From the Ottawa Research Institute:)
Wednesday, February 18, 2004 at 3:33 PM
  • The Honourable Pierre Pettigrew, P.C., M.P, Minister of Health, Minister of Intergovernmental Affairs and Minister responsible for Official Languages ()
  • Barbara Beckett, Senior Associate, Stem Cell Research Policy (Canadian Institutes of Health Research)
  • Dr. Eugene Bereza, Chair, Committee on Ethics (From the Canadian Medical Association)
  • Dr. Alan Bernstein, President (Canadian Institutes Health Research:)
  • Timothy Caulfield, Canada Research Chair (From the Health Law Institute: (BY VIDEOCONFERENCE))
  • Dr. Calvin Green, Chair, Government Relations Committee (Canadian Fertility and Andrology Society)
  • Beverly Hanck, Executive Director (Infertility Awareness Association of Canada)
  • Bartha Maria Knoppers, Professor and Canada Research Chair in Law and Medicine, University of Montreal (As an individual)
  • Dr. Arthur Leader, Member (Society of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists of Canada)
  • Francine Manseau, Manager, Planning and Priorities Directorate (Health Canada)
  • Glenn Rivard, General Counsel, Legal Services (Health Canada)
  • Ian Shugart, Assistant Deputy Minister, Health Policy and Communications Branch (Health Canada)
  • Caroline Weber, Director General, Planning and Priorities Directorate (Health Canada)
Study on issues arising from, and developments since, the tabling of its final report on the state of the health care system in Canada in October 2002. In particular, the Committee shall be authorized to examine issues concerning mental health and mental illness
(2004-02-13)
Thursday, May 13, 2004 at 11:05 AM
  • Dr. Laurence Kirmayer, Director, Division of Social and Transcultural Psychiatry, Department of Psychiatry (McGill University)
  • Brenda M. Restoule, Psychologist and Ontario Board Representative (From the Native Mental Health Association of Canada :)
  • Dr. Cornelia Wieman, Psychiatrist (From the Six Nations Mental Health Services:)
Wednesday, May 12, 2004 at 4:04 PM
  • John Gray, President-Elect (From the Schizophrenia Society of Canada:)
  • Penny Marrett, Chief Executive Officer (Canadian Mental Health Association)
  • Peter McLean, Vice-President (Anxiety Disorders Association of Canada)
  • Phil Upshall, President (Mood Disorders Society of Canada)
Thursday, May 6, 2004 at 11:00 AM
  • Anne Richardson, Head of the Mental Health Policy Branch, Department of Health (Government of the United Kingdom)
  • Adrian Sieff, Head of the Mental Health Legislation Branch (Government of the United Kingdom)
Wednesday, May 5, 2004 at 7:00 PM
  • David Chaplow, Director and Chief Advisor of Mental Health (Government of New Zealand)
  • Phillipa Gaines, Manager of Systems Development of Mental Health (Government of New Zealand)
  • Arawhetu Peretini, Manager of Maori Mental Health (Government of New Zealand)
  • Janice Wilson, Deputy Director General, Mental Health Directorate, Ministry of Health (Government of New Zealand)
Wednesday, May 5, 2004 at 4:05 PM
  • Christine Bois, Provincial Priority Manager for Concurrent Disorders (Centre for Addiction and Mental Health)
  • David Kelly, Executive Director (Ontario Federation of Community Mental Health and Addiction Programs)
  • Brian Rush, Research Scientist, Social Prevention and Health Policy (Centre for Addiction and Mental Health)
  • Wayne Skinner, Clinical Director, Concurrent Disorders Program (From the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health:)
Thursday, April 29, 2004 at 11:07 AM
  • Charles Bosdet (As an individual)
  • Françoise Bouchard, Director General, Health Services (From Correctional Service of Canada:)
  • Bill Cameron, Director General, National Secretariat on Homelessness (Human Resources and Skills Development Canada)
  • Pat Capponi (As an individual)
  • Don Chapman (As an individual)
  • Marie-Chantal Girard, Strategic Research Manager, National Secretariat on Homelessness (From Human Resources and Skills Development Canada:)
  • Margaret Jackson, Professor, Institute for Health Research and Education (From Simon Fraser University: (By videoconference))
  • Larry Motiuk, Director General, Research (From Correctional Service of Canada:)
Wednesday, April 28, 2004 at 4:15 PM
  • Ray Block, Chief Executive Officer (From the Alberta Mental Health Board:)
  • Irene Clarkson, Executive Director, Mental Health and Addictions (British Columbia Ministry of Health Services)
  • Sandra Harrison, Executive Director (Alberta Mental Health Board)
  • Dr. James Millar, Executive Director, Mental Health and Physician Services (Nova Scotia Department of Health)
Wednesday, April 21, 2004 at 4:05 PM
  • Richard Brière, Assistant Director (Institute of Neurosciences, Mental Health and Addiction)
  • Dr. Gustavo Turecki, Director, McGill Group for Suicide Studies, McGill University (Douglas Hospital)
  • Diane Yackel, Executive Director (From the Centre for Suicide Prevention:)
Tuesday, April 20, 2004 at 7:00 PM
  • Dermot Casey, Assistant Secretary, Health Priorities and Suicide Prevention, Department of Health and Ageing (Government of Australia)
  • Jenny Hefford, Assistant Secretary, Drug Strategy Branch, Department of Health and Ageing (Government of Australia)
Thursday, April 1, 2004 at 3:05 PM
  • William Emmet, Coordinator (From the U.S. Campaign for Mental Health Reform:)
  • Michael Hogan, Chair (by videoconference) (From the U.S. President's New Freedom Commission on Mental Health:)
Wednesday, March 31, 2004 at 4:13 PM
  • Stephen Arbuckle, Member, Health Interest Group (Canadian Association of Social Workers)
  • Dr. Gail Beck, Acting Associate Secretary General (From the Canadian Medical Association:)
  • Dr. Paul Garfinkel, Chair, Mental Health Working Group (From the Ontario Hospital Association:)
  • Annette Osten, Board member (Canadian Nurses Association)
  • Nancy Panagabko, President (Canadian Federation of Mental Health Nurses)
  • Dr. Sunil Patel, President (From the Canadian Medical Association:)
  • John Service, Executive Director (From the Canadian Psychological Association:)
  • Dr. Blake Woodside, Chairman of the Board (From the Canadian Psychiatric Association:)
Thursday, February 19, 2004 at 11:00 AM
  • Mick Bhatia, Director (From the Robarts Research Institute:)
  • Clement Persaud, retired professor in biotechnology (As an individual)
  • Samuel Weiss, Professor, University of Calgary (As an individual)
  • Dr. Ron Worton, Chief Executive Officer and Scientific Director (From the Ottawa Research Institute:)
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