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Meeting No. 21

Tuesday, February 25, 2003

The Standing Committee on Justice and Human Rights met at 9:05 a.m. this day, in Room 308, West Block, the Chair, The Hon. Andy Scott, presiding.

Members of the Committee present: Chuck Cadman, The Hon. Hedy Fry, Marlene Jennings, Derek Lee, Paul Harold Macklin, Richard Marceau, John McKay, Pat O'Brien, The Hon. Andy Scott, Kevin Sorenson, Vic Toews.

Acting Members present: Réal Ménard for Robert Lanctôt, Svend Robinson for The Hon. Lorne Nystrom.

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

Witnesses: From the Canadian Union of Public Employees: Judy Darcy, National President; Fred Hahn, Pink Triangle Committee; Joe Courtney, Senior Officer, Equality Branch.  As Individual: Jeffrey Asher.

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