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Meeting No. 4
Tuesday, May 16, 2006

The Standing Committee on Health met at 11:03 a.m. this day, in Room 308, West Block, the Chair, Rob Merrifield, presiding.


Members of the Committee present: Dave Batters, Bonnie Brown, Patricia Davidson, Nicole Demers, Hon. Ken Dryden, Rick Dykstra, Steven John Fletcher, Hon. Hedy Fry, Christiane Gagnon, Rob Merrifield and Penny Priddy.


Acting Members present: Tina Keeper for Hon. Brenda Chamberlain.


In attendance: House of Commons: Susan Baldwin, Legislative Clerk. Library of Parliament: Nancy Miller Chenier, Analyst; Sonya Norris, Analyst.


Witnesses: Public Health Agency of Canada: Jim Harlick, Assistant Deputy Minister, Strategic Policy, Communications and Corporate Services; Jane Allain, General Counsel, Legal Services; Guy Faggiolo, General Counsel, Legal Services.

Pursuant to the Order of Reference of Monday, May 8, 2006, the Committee resumed consideration of Bill C-5, An Act respecting the establishment of the Public Health Agency of Canada and amending certain Acts.

The Committee commenced its clause-by-clause study of the Bill.


By unanimous consent, Clauses 2 to 24 inclusive carried on division.


The Short Title carried on division.


The Preamble carried on division.


The Title carried.


The Bill carried on division.


ORDERED, — That the Chair report the Bill to the House.


The witnesses answered questions.

The Committee proceeded to the consideration of matters related to Committee business.

At 12:00 p.m., the Committee adjourned to the call of the Chair.


Carmen DePape
Clerk of the Committee

2006/05/16 4:18 p.m.