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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.

Tuesday, March 20, 2018
Wednesday, March 21, 2018
Thursday, March 22, 2018

Issue No. 38

Seventh, eighth and ninth meetings:
Examine and report on issues relating to social affairs, science and technology generally


Tuesday, March 20, 2018

Origins Canada:

Valerie Andrews, Executive Director;

Sandra Jarvie, Mother;

Eugenia Powell, Mother.

Parent Finders:

Monica Byrne, Director and Mother.

Adoption, Support, Kinship (ASK):

Wendy Rowney, President.

Wednesday, March 21, 2018

Senator Rachel Siewert, Chair, Community Affairs Reference Committee for the Forced Adoption Inquiry, Senate of Australia (by video conference);

As individuals:

Daryl Higgins, Professor, Director, Institute of Child Protection Studies, Australian Catholic University (by video conference);

Veronica Strong-Boag, Historian and Historical Consultant, Professor Emerita, University of British Columbia (by video conference).

Thursday, March 22, 2018

United Church of Canada:

Reverend Dan Hayward, Representative.

Mouvement Retrouvailles:

Caroline Fortin, President and Provincial Coordinator.

As an individual:

Diane Poitras, adopted person, Member, Mouvement Retrouvailles.

Ontario Association of Children's Aid Societies:

Mary Ballantyne, Chief Executive Officer.


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, Munson, Omidvar, Poirier, Raine, *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 Raine replaced the Honourable Senator Martin (March 21, 2018).

The Honourable Senator Omidvar replaced the Honourable Senator Duffy (March 21, 2018).

The Honourable Senator Duffy replaced the Honourable Senator Omidvar (March 19, 2018).

The Honourable Senator Martin replaced the Honourable Senator Raine (March 16, 2018).

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