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Meeting No. 8
Tuesday, January 29, 2008

The Standing Committee on Health met at 11:03 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: Sonya Norris, Analyst; Nancy Miller Chenier, Analyst. House of Commons: Christine Lafrance, Legislative Clerk.


Witnesses: House of Commons: Hon. Navdeep Bains, P.C., M.P., Mississauga—Brampton South.

Pursuant to the Order of Reference of Wednesday, December 5, 2007, the Committee commenced consideration of Bill S-220, An Act respecting a National Blood Donor Week.

The witness made a statement.


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


Pursuant to Standing Order 75(1), consideration of the preamble and Clause 1 is postponed.

The Chair called Clause 2.


Clause 2 carried.


The Short Title carried.


The Preamble carried.


The Title carried.


The Bill carried.


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

At 11:09 a.m., the sitting was suspended.

At 11:10 a.m., the Committee proceeded to sit in camera.

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

The Chair presented the Second Report from the Subcommittee on Agenda and Procedure which read as follows:

Your Subcommittee met on Thursday, December 13, 2007, to consider the business of the Committee and agreed to make the following recommendations:

1. That the Committee would begin its series of briefing sessions on the following three topics as a result of the decision taken on Tuesday, December 11, 2007, to intersperse every fourth meeting on Post-Market Surveillance with topical issues of interest to members:

  • Tuesday, February 12, 2008 on the subject of the Supply of Radioisotopes;
  • Tuesday, March 4, 2008 on the subject of Toy Regulations;
  • Tuesday, April 1, 2008 on the subject of Natural Health Products.

2. That the terms of reference for the study on Post-Market Surveillance be posted on the Committee’s website.


It was agreed, — That the Second Report of the Subcommittee on Agenda and Procedure be amended, at the end of the first recommendation, by adding the following paragraph: “That as a result of discussions that took place at the Committee meeting on Tuesday, January 29, 2008, the issue of new regulations on organ donor criteria would be added to the list of topics recommended by the Subcommittee on Agenda and Procedure in the present report, thereby changing the date for the meeting on Toy Regulations to April 1, 2008 and the date for Natural Health Products to April 15, 2008; and with the provision that the Clerk would be given some flexibility as to the scheduling of the meetings on radioisotopes and organ donations depending on the availability of the federal Minister of Health.”.


It was agreed, — That the report of the Subcommittee on Agenda and Procedure, as amended, be concurred in.


At 11:55 a.m., the Committee adjourned to the call of the Chair.


Carmen DePape
Clerk of the Committee

2008-02-20 9:05 a.m.