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Proceedings of the Standing Senate Committee on
Social Affairs, Science and Technology

First Session, Forty-second Parliament, 2015-16-17-18-19

Chair: The Honourable CHANTAL PETITCLERC


Wednesday, May 1, 2019
Thursday, May 2, 2019

Issue No. 58

Fourth and fifth (final) meetings:
Bill C-81, An Act to ensure a barrier-free Canada

INCLUDING:
THE THIRTY-FOURTH REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE
(Bill C-81, An Act to ensure a barrier-free Canada, with amendment and observations)


WITNESSES

Wednesday, May 1, 2019

As an individual:

The Honourable David Onley, former Lieutenant Governor of Ontario (by video conference).

Canadian Hard of Hearing Association:

Christopher T. Sutton, National Executive Director.

AGE-WELL:

Rosalie Wang, Assistant Professor, Department of Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy, University of Toronto.

Barrier Free Canada:

Donna Jodhan, President (by video conference).

Canadian Association of the Deaf:

Frank Folino, President.

Public Service Alliance of Canada:

Seema Lamba, Acting Coordinator, Programs Section.

Thursday, May 2, 2019

Employment and Social Development Canada:

James Van Raalte, Director General, Accessibility Secretariat;

Benoît Gendron, Director, Accessibility Secretariat;

Erik Lapalme, Senior Policy Analyst, Accessibility Secretariat.


MEMBERS OF THE COMMITTEE

The Honourable Chantal Petitclerc, Chair

The Honourable Judith G. Seidman, Deputy Chair

and

The Honourable Senators:

Dasko, *Day (or Mercer), Deacon (Ontario), Eaton, Forest-Niesing, *Harder, P.C. (or Bellemare) (or Mitchell), Manning,Mégie, Oh, Omidvar, Poirier, Ravalia, *Smith (or Martin), *Woo (or Saint-Germain)

* Ex officio members

(Quorum 4)

Change in membership of the committee:

Pursuant to rule 12-5 and to the orders of the Senate of November 7, 2017 and of November 20, 2018, membership of the committee was amended as follows:

The Honourable Senator Ravalia replaced the Honourable Senator Kutcher (April 11, 2019).