Witnesses: Council of Canadians with Disabilities: Marie White, National Chairperson; Mary Ennis, Vice Chairperson. Association of Nova Scotia University Teachers: Chris Ferns, Past-President. Nova Scotia Association of Health Organizations: Robert A. Cook, President and Chief Executive Officer; Helen Patriquin, Vice President. Metropolitain Halifax Chamber of Commerce: Valerie A. Payn, President; Allan Gates, Federal Affairs Committee Chair. Face of Poverty Consultation (The): Alasdair Sinclair, Professor Emeritus (Economics), Dalhousie University; Michael Bradfield, Professor of Economics, University of Dalhousie. Community Action on Homelessness: Angela Bishop, Community Liaison. Halifax Regional Municipality: Peter J. Kelly, Mayor; George McLellan, Chief Administrative Officer. Literacy Nova Scotia: Ann Marie Downie, Executive Director. Canadian Federation of Students: David Hare, Nova Scotia National Executive Representative. Federation of New Brunswick Faculty Associations: Desmond A. Morley, Executive Director. Society of St. Vincent de Paul: Michael Burke, National President and Director of Hope Cottage; George Leach, Outreach Worker at Hope Cottage. Antigonish Women's Resource Centre: Katherine Reed, Project Coordinator. Nova Scotia School Boards Association: Mary Jess MacDonald, President; Jeanne Doucette, First President. As Individual: Mary Boyd, Spokesperson, MacKillop Centre for Social Justice and PEI Alternative Provincial Budget Coalition. Raymond Wilde Chartered Accountants: Peter F. Wilde, Partner.