Human Rights – September 29, 2014

In Committee from the Senate of Canada

Human Rights – September 29, 2014

Senate Opposition Leader James Cowan discusses his bill (S-201) to prohibit and prevent genetic discrimination. The purpose of Bill S-201 is to enable Canadians to have genetic testing without fear they will be vulnerable to genetic discrimination by insurance companies and others. The following witnesses offer their perspectives on the proposed legislation during the second panel: Michel Simard, Jacques Y. Boudreau and Bob Howard (all representing the Canadian Institute of Actuaries), Frank Swedlove, Dr. Judy Beamish and Frank Zinatelli (representatives of the Canadian Life and Health Insurance Association) and Karen Jensen (Canadian Association of Counsel to Employers). (September 29, 2014)