Proceedings of the Standing Senate Committee on
Social Affairs, Science and Technology
Issue 11 - Minutes of Proceedings - February 15, 2012
OTTAWA, Wednesday, February 15, 2012
The Standing Senate Committee on Social Affairs, Science and Technology met this day at 4:14 p.m., in room 2, Victoria Building, the chair, the Honourable Kelvin Kenneth Ogilvie, presiding.
Members of the committee present: The Honourable Senators Callbeck, Cordy, Dyck, Eggleton, P.C., Housakos, Martin, Merchant, Ogilvie, Seidman, Seth and Verner, P.C. (11).
In attendance: Brian O'Neal, Analyst, Parliamentary Information and Research Service, Library of Parliament.
Also in attendance: The official reporters of the Senate.
Pursuant to the order of reference adopted by the Senate on Thursday, November 17, 2011, the committee continued its study on social inclusion and cohesion in Canada. (For complete text of the order of reference, see proceedings of the committee, Issue No. 10.)
Canadian Council on Social Development:
Peggy Taillon, President & CEO;
Katherine Scott, Vice-President, Research.
Canadian Urban Transit Association:
Alain Mercier, Board Member.
Caroline Andrew, Director, Centre on Governance, University of Ottawa;
Sandeep Kumar Agrawal, Graduate Program Director, School of Urban and Regional Planning, Ryerson University.
The chair made a statement.
Ms. Taillon, Mr. Agrawal, Mr. Mercier and Ms. Andrew each made a statement and, together with Ms. Scott, answered questions.
At 6:09 p.m., the committee adjourned to the call of the chair.
Clerk of the Committee