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[Recorded by Electronic Apparatus]

Wednesday, February 16, 2000

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The Chairman (Hon. Charles Caccia (Davenport, Lib.)): The meeting with the Health Minister has been scheduled for 9:45 tomorrow morning, because the minister had another very important meeting at 5:30 this afternoon


and the vote took away a very valuable 45 minutes.

Tomorrow morning, therefore, we meet as usual for coffee and stale muffins at 8.15. We start at 8.30 a.m., and when the minister arrives around 9.45 a.m., as said, we will then interrupt our work and continue with him until 11 a.m. That is the arrangement the minister has been able to work out, taking into account a large number of obstacles that needed to be removed, which he skilfully removed.

So this meeting will be a short one. It is intended also to make it known to the members that we have a reply from the PMRA to the questions that were asked by the clerk on our behalf two weeks ago. That letter is available to each member of the committee. It deals with fund allocations, and it is a funding item that flows from the content of the purple book, which you all have. It tends to establish what has been accomplished since the writing of the purple book.

The communications people from Health Canada have left a number of publications at the table here dans les deux langues officielles. They are available to members who wish to enlarge their collection on the subject of pesticides.

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Tomorrow we meet in room 308 in this same building, not in room 112-North, as the notification perhaps shows.

A voice: Could you just repeat the room number?

The Chair: The room number is 308.

Are there any questions related to this type of business? If not, I thank you for your very timely arrival and for your cooperation. We'll see you tomorrow morning at breakfast.

This meeting is adjourned.