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Meeting No. 9
Tuesday, November 23, 2004

The Standing Committee on Health met at 3:35 p.m. this day, in Room 237-C Centre Block, the Chair, Bonnie Brown, presiding.


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


Associate Members present: Gary Goodyear.


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


Witnesses: B.C. Provincial Government: Brian Emerson, Acting Executive Director, Healthy Living / Chronic Disease Prevention, Population Health and Wellness, Ministry of Health Services. Public Health Agency of Canada: Frank Plummer, Director General, Centre for Infectious Disease Prevention and Control. Canadian Nurses Association: Janet Davies, Director , Public Policy; Jane MacDonald, Primary Health Care Consultant. Canadian Medical Association: Albert Schumacher, President; Isra Levy, Chief Medical Officer and Director, Office for Public Health.

Pursuant to the Order of Reference of Tuesday, October 26, 2004, the Committee resumed consideration of Bill C-12, An Act to prevent the introduction and spread of communicable diseases.

Brian Emerson, Frank Plummer, Janet Davies and Albert Schumacher 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

2004-11-24 9:09 a.m.