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Meeting No. 29
Monday, April 4, 2005

The Standing Committee on Health met at 3:33 p.m. this day, in Room 237-C Centre Block, the Chair, Bonnie Brown, presiding.


Members of the Committee present: Bonnie Brown, Colin Carrie, Hon. Brenda Chamberlain, Nicole Demers, Steven John Fletcher, James Lunney, Réal Ménard, Rob Merrifield, Michael John Savage and Hon. Robert Thibault.


Associate Members present: Paul Szabo.


Witnesses: The Hospital for Sick Children: Gideon Koren, Director, Motherisk Program. Department of Justice: Irit Weiser, Director and Senior General Counsel, Health; Elisabeth Eid, Director and General Counsel, Human Rights Law Section. Department of Health: Susan Fletcher, Assistant Deputy Minister, Healthy Environments and Consumer Safety Branch; Kathy Langlois, Director General, Community Programs Directorate, First Nations and Inuit Health Branch; Claudette Dalpé, Associate Director, Food Regulatory Programs and Access to Information, Bureau of Food Regulatory, International and Interagency Affairs, Food Directorate, Health Products and Food Branch. Public Health Agency of Canada: Kelly Stone, Director, Childhood and Adolescence Division, Centre for Healthy Human Development; Mary Johnston, Manager, Foetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder Team, Childhood and Adolescence Division. House of Commons: Jim Gouk, M.P., British Columbia Southern Interior.

Pursuant to the Order of Reference of Wednesday, February 9, 2005, the Committee resumed consideration of Bill C-206, An Act to amend the Food and Drugs Act (warning labels regarding the consumption of alcohol).

Gideon Koren, Irit Weiser, Susan Fletcher and Jim Gouk made statements and, with the other witnesses, answered questions.


At 5:34 p.m., the Committee adjourned to the call of the Chair.


Carmen DePape
Clerk of the Committee

2005-04-05 4:11 p.m.