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Meeting No. 5
Tuesday, December 4, 2007

The Standing Committee on Health met at 9:09 a.m. this day, in Room 237-C, Centre Block, the Vice-Chair, Lui Temelkovski, presiding.


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


Acting Members present: France Bonsant for Christiane Gagnon and Hon. Geoff Regan for Susan Kadis.


Other Members present: Paul Szabo.


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


Witnesses: Public Health Agency of Canada: Jim Ball, Director General, Strategic Initiatives and Innovations Directorate; Claude Rocan, Director General, Centre for Health Promotion. Department of Health: Janet Pronk, Director, Policy and Standard Setting Division; Mary L'Abbé, Director, Bureau of Nutritional Sciences; Kathy Langlois, Director General, Community Programs Directorate. Canadian Institutes of Health Research: Diane T. Finegood, Scientific Director, Institute of Nutrition, Metabolism and Diabetes.

Pursuant to Standing Order 108(2) and the motion adopted by the Committee on Tuesday, November 20, 2007, the Committee resumed its study on Prescription Drugs (Common Drug Review), as studied by the Committee in the previous session.

It was agreed, — That the presentation by the Chair in the House of Commons of the Committee report entitled Prescription Drugs Part 1 - The Common Drug Review: An F/P/T Process, be rescheduled for the week of December 10, probably on Wednesday, December 12, 2007, prior to the adjournment of the House of Commons; and that it be followed by a press conference.

Pursuant to Standing Order 108(2) and the motions adopted by the Committee on Tuesday, November 20, 2007 and on Tuesday, November 27, 2007, the Committee commenced its study of the government response to the Committee report Healthy Weights for Healthy Kids.

Jim Ball made a statement and, with the other witnesses, answered questions.


At 10:55 a.m., the Committee adjourned to the call of the Chair.


Carmen DePape
Clerk of the Committee

2007/12/07 3:05 p.m.