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Meeting No. 34
Thursday, April 21, 2005

The Standing Committee on Health met in a televised session at 11:10 a.m. this day, in Room 253-D Centre Block, the Chair, Bonnie Brown, presiding.


Members of the Committee present: Bonnie Brown, Colin Carrie, Jean Crowder, Nicole Demers, Ruby Dhalla, Steven John Fletcher, James Lunney, Rob Merrifield, Michael John Savage and Hon. Robert Thibault.


Acting Members present: France Bonsant for Réal Ménard, Claude Drouin for Michael John Savage and Russ Powers for Hon. Brenda Chamberlain.


In attendance: Library of Parliament: Nancy Miller Chenier, Analyst; Sonya Norris, Analyst.


Appearing: Hon. Ujjal Dosanjh, Minister of Health.


Witnesses: Department of Health: Morris Rosenberg, Deputy Minister; Ian Shugart, Assistant Deputy Minister, Health Policy Branch; Ian Potter, Assistant Deputy Minister, First Nations and Inuit Health Branch; Diane Gorman, Assistant Deputy Minister, Health Products and Food Branch; Chantale Cousineau-Mahoney, Acting Assistant Deputy Minister, Corporate Services Branch. Public Health Agency of Canada: David Butler-Jones, Chief Public Health Officer.

Pursuant to Standing Order 81(4), the Committee resumed consideration of the Main Estimates 2005-2006: Votes 1, 5, 10, 15, 20, 25, 30 and 35 under HEALTH, referred to the Committee on Friday, February 25, 2005.

The Chair called Vote 1 under HEALTH.


The Minister made a statement and, with the other witnesses, answered questions.


At 12:52 p.m., the sitting was suspended.

At 12:54 p.m., the sitting resumed.


By unanimous consent, the Chair called Votes 1, 5, 10, 15, 20, 25, 30 and 35 under HEALTH.


Votes 1, 5, 10, 15, 20, 25, 30 and 35 under HEALTH carried.


ORDERED, — That the Chair report Votes 1, 5, 10, 15, 20, 25, 30 and 35, less the amounts voted in Interim Supply, under HEALTH to the House.


It was agreed, — That the Committee meet on Monday, May 16, 2005, in order to hear from more witnesses on Bill C-420, An Act to amend the Food and Drugs Act, in addition to the ones scheduled on May 2, 3, 9 and 12, 2005, on the same issue.


At 1:01 p.m., the Committee adjourned to the call of the Chair.


Carmen DePape
Clerk of the Committee

2005/04/22 11:39 a.m.