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Meeting No. 3
Thursday, November 22, 2007

The Standing Committee on Health met in a televised session 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, Joy Smith, Lui Temelkovski, Hon. Robert Thibault, David Tilson and Judy Wasylycia-Leis.


Acting Members present: Johanne Deschamps for Luc Malo, Gary Goodyear for David Tilson, Yvon Lévesque for Luc Malo and Scott Simms for Hon. Robert Thibault.


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


Appearing: Hon. Tony Clement, Minister of Health.


Witnesses: Department of Health: Morris Rosenberg, Deputy Minister; Alfred Tsang, Chief Financial Officer. Public Health Agency of Canada: Jane Billings, Senior Assistant Deputy Minister, Strategic Policy, Communications and Corporate Services Branch, Assistant Deputy Minister's Office; Robert C. Clarke, Assistant Deputy Minister, Infectious Disease and Emergency Preparedness Branch, Office of the Deputy Chief Public Health Officer; James Libbey, Chief Financial Officer.

Pursuant to Standing Order 81(5), the Committee commenced consideration of the Supplementary Estimates (A) 2007-2008: Votes 1a, 5a, 15a, 20a, 35a and 40a under HEALTH referred to the Committee on Tuesday, October 30, 2007.

The Minister made a statement and, with Morris Rosenberg, answered questions.


At 10:58 a.m., the sitting was suspended.

At 10:59 a.m., the sitting resumed.


The Chair called Vote 1a under HEALTH.


Vote 1a under HEALTH carried.


The Chair called Vote 5a under HEALTH.


Vote 5a under HEALTH carried.


The Chair called Vote 15a under HEALTH.


Vote 15a under HEALTH carried.


The Chair called Vote 20a under HEALTH.


Vote 20a under HEALTH carried.


The Chair called Vote 35a under HEALTH.


Vote 35a under HEALTH carried.


The Chair called Vote 40a under HEALTH.


Vote 40a under HEALTH carried.


ORDERED, — That the Chair report Votes 1a, 5a, 15a, 20a, 35a and 40a, under HEALTH, to the House.


At 11:03 a.m., the Committee adjourned to the call of the Chair.


Carmen DePape
Clerk of the Committee

2007/11/22 3:01 p.m.