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Meeting No. 20

Thursday, February 20, 2003

The Standing Committee on Justice and Human Rights met at 9:11 a.m. this day, in Room 209, West Block, the Chair, The Hon. Andy Scott, presiding.

Members of the Committee present: Chuck Cadman, Derek Lee, Paul Harold Macklin, John Maloney, Richard Marceau, John McKay, Joe Peschisolido, The Hon. Andy Scott, Kevin Sorenson.

Acting Members present: Diane Ablonczy for Vic Toews, Réal Ménard for Robert Lanctôt.

In attendance: From the Library of Parliament: Philip Rosen, senior analyst, Kristen Douglas, analyst.

Witnesses: From the Unitarian Church of Montreal: Rev. Meg Roberts.  From the Kingston Unitarian Fellowship: Rev. Kathy Sage. From Canada Family Action Coalition: Brian Rushfeldt, Executive Director. As Individual: Prof. Katherine K. Young, McGill University; Dr. Paul Nathanson.

Pursuant to Standing Order 108(2), the Committee resumed its study on marriage and the legal recognition of same-sex unions.

The witnesses made a statement and answered questions.

At 11:00 a.m., the Committee adjourned to the call of the Chair.

Patrice Martin




Clerk of the Committee