Witnesses: Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada: Suzanne Fortier, President. Society of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists of Canada: Donald Davis, President; André Lalonde, Executive Vice-President. REAL Women of Canada: Diane Watts, Researcher. Association of Canadian Community Colleges: Gerald Brown, President. Canadian Library Association: Linda Cook, President. BIOTECanada: Peter Brenders, President and Chief Executive Officer. Partnership Group for Science and Engineering: Ian Rutherford, Executive Director, Canadian Meteorological and Oceanographic Society. Canadian Federation of Independent Business: Catherine Swift, President and Chief Executive Officer; Garth Whyte, Executive Vice President . Research Canada: An Alliance for Health Discovery: Ronald Worton, Chair. Canadian Healthcare Association: Sharon Sholzberg-Gray, President and Chief Executive Officer. Canadian Chemical Producers Association: Richard Paton, President and Chief Executive Officer. Canadian Association of Retired Teachers: Helen Biales, Vice-President; Pierre Drouin, Executive Director. University of Ottawa: Gilles Patry, President and Vice-Chancellor. Canadian Chamber of Commerce: Nancy Hughes Anthony, President and Chief Executive Officer; Michael Murphy, Executive Vice-President.