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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, February 7, 2018
Thursday, February 8, 2018

Issue No. 36

Second and third meetings:
Examine and report on issues relating to social affairs, science and technology generally


The Honourable Diane Lebouthillier, P.C., M.P., Minister of National Revenue


Wednesday, February 7, 2018

As an individual:

Al Etmanski, Ashoka Fellow, Community Organizer and Social Innovator (by video conference).

Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation:

Patrick Tohill, Director of Government Relations;

David Prowten, President and Chief Executive Officer.

Canadian Association for Community Living:

Brendon Pooran, Senior Advisor (by video conference).

Thursday, February 8, 2018

Canada Revenue Agency:

Nancy Chahwan, Deputy Commissioner.

Employment and Social Development Canada:

Krista Wilcox, Director General, Office for Disability Issues.

Canada Revenue Agency:

Frank Vermaeten, Assistant Commissioner and co-chair of the Disability Advisory Committee.

Department of Finance Canada:

Pierre Leblanc, Director General, Personal Income Tax Division, Tax Policy Branch;

Lesley Taylor, Director, Social Tax Policy.


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), Dean, Doyle, *Harder, P.C. (or Bellemare), (or Mitchell), Manning, Mégie, Mercer, Mitchell, Munson, Neufeld, Omidvar, 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, 2017, membership of the committee was amended as follows:

The Honourable Senator Neufeld replaced the Honourable Senator Poirier (February 8, 2018).

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

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