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Minutes of Proceedings

42nd Parliament, 1st Session
Meeting No. 35
Thursday, November 17, 2016, 11:02 a.m. to 1:01 p.m.
Anthony Housefather, Chair (Liberal)

Library of Parliament
• Lyne Casavant, Analyst
• Julia Nicol, Analyst
Canadian Association of Genetic Counsellors
• Clare Gibbons, Genetic Counselor and Past President
Canadian Coalition for Genetic Fairness
• Bev Heim-Myers, Chair
Centre for Israel and Jewish Affairs
• Richard Marceau, General Counsel and Senior Government Advisor
• Noah Shack, Director of Policy
Department of Justice
• Laurie Sargent, Deputy Director General and General Counsel, Human Rights Law Sector, Public Law and Legislative Services Sector
• Laurie Wright, Assistant Deputy Minister, Public Law and Legislative Services Sector
Pursuant to the Order of Reference of Wednesday, October 26, 2016, the Committee resumed consideration of Bill S-201, An Act to prohibit and prevent genetic discrimination.

Laurie Wright and Laurie Sargent answered questions.

At 11:17 a.m., by unanimous consent and pursuant to Standing Order 115(5), it was agreed that the Committee continue to sit for fifteen (15) minutes after the bells begin to ring.

At 11:32 a.m., the sitting was suspended.

At 12:07 p.m., the sitting resumed.

Bev Heim-Myers, Noah Shack, Richard Marceau and Clare Gibbons made statements and answered questions.

It was agreed, — That in relation to the Commonwealth Parliamentary Conference on the Rule of Law and Human Rights, the proposed budget in the amount of $17,845.81, for the Committee’s travel to London, United Kingdom, in January 2017, be adopted.

At 1:01 p.m., the Committee adjourned to the call of the Chair.

Michael MacPherson
Clerk of the Committee