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Meeting No. 2
Tuesday, November 20, 2007

The Standing Committee on Health met at 9:04 a.m. this day, in Room 237-C, Centre Block, the Chair, Joy Smith, presiding.


Members of the Committee present: Hon. Carolyn Bennett, Patrick Brown, Patricia Davidson, Steven John Fletcher, Christiane Gagnon, Susan Kadis, Luc Malo, Joy Smith, Lui Temelkovski, Hon. Robert Thibault, David Tilson and Judy Wasylycia-Leis.


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

Pursuant to Standing Order 108(2), the Committee resumed its study on Prescription Drugs (Common Drug Review), as studied by the Committee in the previous session.

It was agreed, — That members of the Committee be given a period of one week to review the report entitled Prescription Drugs Part 1 - Common Drug Review, previously adopted by the Committee in the First Session, 39th Parliament, on June 13, 2007; and that the matter of the adoption of the report in the current session, and its presentation in the House, be taken up at the next scheduled Committee meeting following the one week review period.

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

It was agreed, — That departmental officials be invited to appear before the Committee in order to review and explain the government's response to the report entitled Healthy Weights for Healthy Kids, as tabled in the House of Commons on August 22, 2007.


It was agreed, — That Dr. Margaret Chan, Director-General of the World Health Organization, be invited to meet with members of the Committee for one hour at the meeting scheduled for Thursday, December 13, 2007; and that the Chair invite members of the Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs and International Development to also take part in the meeting with Dr. Chan.


It was agreed, — That members submit to the Clerk their lists of suggested topics for future study by the Committee, no later than Tuesday, November 27, 2007; and that the Subcommittee on Agenda and Procedure meet on Thursday, November 29, in order to review and discuss the compilation of all the lists submitted by members.


At 10:02 a.m., the Committee adjourned to the call of the Chair.


Carmen DePape
Clerk of the Committee

2007/12/07 2:08 p.m.