MINUTES OF PROCEEDINGS
Meeting No. 13
Tuesday, February 4, 2003
The Standing Committee on Justice
and Human Rights met at 9:05 a.m. this day, (in a video recording session) in
Room 371, West Block, the acting Chair, John McKay, presiding.
Members of the Committee present: The Hon.
Hedy Fry, Marlene Jennings, Derek Lee, Paul Harold Macklin, Richard Marceau,
John McKay, The Hon. Andy Scott, Kevin Sorenson.
Acting Members present: Réal Ménard for
Pierrette Venne, Svend Robinson for Bill Blaikie.
Other Member: Monte Solberg.
In attendance: From the Library of
Parliament: Philip Rosen, senior analyst, Kristen Douglas, analyst.
Witnesses: From the Ontario Human
Rights Commission: Keith Norton, Chief Commissioner. From Egale
Canada: John Fisher, Director of Advocacy; Laurie Arron, Chair, Equal
Marriage Committee. As Individual: Prof. Michel Morin, Faculty of
Law, Ottawa University.
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
At 10:50 a.m., the Committee adjourned to the
call of the Chair.
Clerk of the