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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, Forty-second Parliament, 2015-16-17-18

Chair: The Honourable ART EGGLETON, P.C.

Wednesday, January 31, 2018
Thursday, February 1, 2018

Issue No. 35

First meeting:
Bill C-311, An Act to amend the Holidays Act (Remembrance Day)

First meeting:
Examine and report on issues relating to social affairs, science and technology generally

(Bill C-311, An Act to amend the Holidays Act (Remembrance Day))


Wednesday, January 31, 2018

Colin Fraser, Member of Parliament for West Nova, sponsor of the bill.

Royal Canadian Legion:

Brad White, Dominion Secretary.

Canadian Heritage:

Denis Racine, Director General, Major Events, Commemorations and Capital Experience;

Marie-Lise Julien, Legal Counsel.

Thursday, February 1, 2018

Autism Canada:

Dermot Cleary, Board Chair.

Diabetes Canada:

Kimberley Hanson, Director, Federal Affairs.

Multiple Sclerosis Society of Canada:

Benjamin Davis, National Vice-President, Government Relations and President, Atlantic Division.

Canadian Psychological Association:

Karen Cohen, Chief Executive Officer.

Disability Tax Fairness Alliance:

Lembi Buchanan, Past Co-chair.

The Maytree Foundation:

Michael Mendelson, Maytree Fellow (by video conference).


The Honourable Art Eggleton, P.C., Chair

The Honourable Chantal Petitclerc, Deputy Chair

The Honourable Judith Seidman, Deputy Chair


The Honourable Senators:

Bernard, *Day (or Mercer), Doyle, Griffin, *Harder, P.C. (or Bellemare), (or Mitchell), Manning, Mégie, Mercer, Mitchell, Munson, Omidvar, Poirier, Raine, Saint-Germain, *Smith (or Martin), *Woo (or Saint-Germain)

*Ex officio members

(Quorum 4)

Changes in membership of the committee:

Pursuant to rule 12-5 and to the order of the Senate of November 7, 2018, membership of the committee was amended as follows:

The Honourable Senator Griffin replaced the Honourable Senator Forest (February 1, 2018).

The Honourable Senator Munson replaced the Honourable Senator Day (January 31, 2018).

The Honourable Senator Forest replaced the Honourable Senator Dean (January 30, 2018).

The Honourable Senator Day replaced the Honourable Senator Munson (January 25, 2018).

The Honourable Senator Poirier replaced the Honourable Senator Neufeld (February 1, 2018).

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