Witnesses: Canadian Medical Association: Albert Schumacher, President; William Tholl, Secretary General and CEO. Canadian Public Health Association: Christina Mills, President. Canadian Health Coalition: Michael McBane, National Co-ordinator. Canadian Nurses Association: Deborah Tamlyn, President; Lisa Little, Health Human Resources Consultant . Canadian Paediatric Society: Robin Walker, President . Canadian Healthcare Association: Sharon Sholzberg-Gray, President and Chief Executive Officer; Mary Lapaine, Board Chair. Canadian Dental Association: Alfred Dean, President; Andrew Jones, Director, Corporate and Government Relations. Canadian Dental Hygienists Association: Susan A. Ziebarth, Executive Director; Judy Lux, Communications Specialist, Health Policy. Sport Matters Group: Victor Lachance, Senior Leader; Timothy Page, Executive Director, Diving Canada. Canadian National Institute for the Blind: Cathy Moore, National Director , Consumer and Government Relations. Canadian AIDS Society: Paul Lapierre, Executive Director; Mark Creighan, Media Relations Officer. Canadian Cancer Society: Kenneth Kyle, Director, Public Issues; Jo Kennelly, Director, Scientific Advancement and Public Policy. Canadian Public Health Association: Elinor Wilson, Chief Executive Officer. Canadian Coalition on Public Health in the 21st Century: Maureen Law, Consultant to the World Bank.