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

First Session, Thirty-ninth Parliament, 2006

Chair: The Honourable ART EGGLETON, P.C.

Thursday, November 2, 2006

Issue No. 9

First meeting on:

The inquiry on the issue of funding for the treatment of autism


Health Canada:

Gigi Mandy, Acting Director General of Intergovernmental Affairs Directorate;

Serge Lafond, Acting Director of the Canada Health Act Division.

Canadian Institutes of Health Research:

Rémi Quirion, Scientific Director, Institute of Neurosciences, Mental Health and Addiction.

Human Resources and Social Development Canada:

Caroline Weber, Director General, Office for Disability Issues.


The Honourable Art Eggleton, Chair

The Honourable Wilbert J. Keon, Deputy Chair


The Honourable Senators:

Callbeck, Champagne, P.C., Cochrane, Cook, Cordy, Fairbairn, P.C., *Hays, (or Fraser), *LeBreton, P.C., (or Comeau), Munson, Nancy Ruth, Pépin, Trenholme Counsell

*Ex officio members

(Quorum 4)

Change in membership of the committee:

Pursuant to the rule 85(4), membership of the committee was amended as follows:

The name of the Honourable Senator Cordy was substituted for that of the Honourable Senator Watt (November 2, 2006).