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Meeting No. 5
Tuesday, March 9, 2004

The Standing Committee on Industry, Science and Technology met in a televised session at 11:30 a.m. this day, in Room 253-D Centre Block, the Chair, Brent St. Denis, presiding.


Members of the Committee present: Hon. David Collenette, Paul Crête, Hon. Joe Fontana, Cheryl Gallant, Marlene Jennings, Hon. Gurbax Malhi, Brian Masse, James Rajotte, Andy Savoy, Brent St. Denis and Hon. Lyle Vanclief.


Acting Members present: Paddy Torsney for Gérard Binet.


In attendance: Library of Parliament: Lalita Acharya, Analyst; Kristen Douglas, Analyst; Dan Shaw, Analyst.


Witnesses: Intellectual Property Institute of Canada: Carol Hitchman, President; Patrick Smith, Chair, Patent Legislation Committee. North-South Institute: Chantal Blouin, Researcher, Trade and Development. Rights and Democracy (International Centre for Human Rights and Democratic Development): Jean-Louis Roy, President. Canadian Council for International Cooperation: Gauri Sreenivasan, Policy Coordinator. Canada-Africa Community Health Alliance: Don Kilby, Chairman. McGill University: Srinivas Murthy, Co-ordinator, McGill International Health Initiative, General Executive, Students Against Global AIDS. United Church of Canada: Jim Sinclair, General Secretary; John R. Dillon, Coordinator, Global Economic Justice Program, Kairos; Anivaldo Padilha, Secretary of Planning and Cooperation of Koinonia, Brazil.

Pursuant to the Order of Reference of Thursday, February 12, 2004, the Committee resumed consideration of Bill C-9, An Act to amend the Patent Act and the Food and Drugs Act.

The witnesses made statements and answered questions.


At 12:34 p.m., the sitting was suspended.

At 12:40 p.m., the sitting resumed.

The witnesses made statements and answered questions.


At 1:45p.m., the Committee adjourned to the call of the Chair.


Louise M. Thibault
Clerk of the Committee

2004/03/12 4:57 p.m.