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

Third Session, Fortieth Parliament, 2010

Chair: The Honourable ART EGGLETON, P.C.


Wednesday, December 1, 2010
Thursday, December 2, 2010 (in camera)
Wednesday, December 8, 2010 (in camera)
Thursday, December 9, 2010

Issues No. 17

Third (final) meeting on:

Bill C-36 An Act respecting the safety of consumer products

Eighteenth meeting on:

The study on the accessibility of Post-Secondary Education in Canada

Twelfth meeting on:

The study on Canada's pandemic preparedness

First (final) meeting on:

Bill C-31, An Act to Amend the Old Age Security Act

INCLUDING:
THE THIRTEENTH REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE
(Bill C-36)
THE FOURTEENTH REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE
(Bill C-31)


APPEARING:

The Honourable Diane Finley, P.C., M.P.
Minister of Human Resources and Skills Development Canada


WITNESSES:

Human Resources and Skills Development Canada:

Jacques Paquette, Senior Assistant Deputy Minister, Income Security and Social Development Branch.

Correctional Service of Canada:

Don Head, Commissioner.

Victims of Violence:

Sharon Rosenfeldt, President.

Canadian Criminal Justice Association:

Irving Kulik, Executive Director;

Justin Piché. Member, Policy Review Committee.

Association des services de réhabilitation sociale du Québec:

Ruth Gagnon, Member, Board of Directors.

Canadian Taxpayers Federation:

Kevin Gaudet, Federal Director (by video conference).


MEMBERS OF THE COMMITTEE

The Honourable Art Eggleton, P.C., Chair

The Honourable Kelvin Kenneth Ogilvie, Deputy Chair

and

The Honourable Senators:

Banks, Braley, Callbeck, Champagne, P.C., Cordy, Cowan, *Cowan (or Tardif), Demers, Eaton, *LeBreton, P.C. (or Comeau), Martin, Seidman

* Ex officio members

(Quorum 4)

Changes in membership of the committee:

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

The Honourable Senator Demers replaced the Honourable Senator Brazeau (December 9, 2010).

The Honourable Senator Brazeau replaced the Honourable Senator Demers (December 9, 2010).

The Honourable Senator Banks replaced the Honourable Senator Dyck (December 8, 2010).

The Honourable Senator Cowan replaced the Honourable Senator Merchant (December 8, 2010).

The Honourable Senator Demers replaced the Honourable Senator Housakos (December 2, 2010).

The Honourable Senator Dyck replaced the Honourable Senator Day (December 1, 2010).

The Honourable Senator Housakos replaced the Honourable Senator Demers (December 1, 2010).

The Honourable Senator Demers replaced the Honourable Senator Brazeau (December 1, 2010).

The Honourable Senator Braley replaced the Honourable Senator Stewart Olsen (December 1, 2010).

The Honourable Senator Day replaced the Honourable Senator Dyck (November 30, 2010).

The Honourable Senator Dyck replaced the Honourable Senator Day (November 25, 2010).

The Honourable Senator Merchant replaced the Honourable Senator Cowan (November 25, 2010).

The Honourable Senator Cordy replaced the Honourable Senator Hubley (November 25, 2010).