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Meeting No. 1
Tuesday, February 3, 2009

The Standing Committee on Health met at 3:30 p.m. this day, in Room 308, West Block, for the purpose of electing a Chair, pursuant to Standing Order 106(1).


Members of the Committee present: Hon. Carolyn Bennett, Patrick Brown, Colin Carrie, Patricia Davidson, Nicolas Dufour, Kirsty Duncan, Luc Malo, Cathy McLeod, Joyce Murray, Tim Uppal and Judy Wasylycia-Leis.


Acting Members present: Dona Cadman for Joy Smith.


Associate Members present: Carol Hughes.


In attendance: House of Commons: Jacques Lahaie, Procedural Clerk.

The Clerk of the Committee presided over the election of a Chair.

On motion of Carolyn Bennett, it was agreed, — That Joy Smith be elected Chair of the Committee (in absentia).


The Clerk of the Committee proceeded to the election of an acting chair.


On motion of Colin Carrie, it was agreed, — That Patrick Brown be elected acting chair for the remainder of the meeting.


Patrick Brown took the Chair.


The acting chair presided over the election of the Vice-Chairs.


On motion of Cathy McLeod, it was agreed, — That Joyce Murray be elected First Vice-Chair of the Committee.


On motion of Luc Malo, it was agreed, — That Judy Wasylycia-Leis be elected Second Vice-Chair of the Committee.

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

It was agreed, — That the Committee meet this coming Thursday to examine Committee Business.


It was agreed, — That Tuesday, February 10, 2009 and Thursday, February 12, 2009 be set aside for the study of the Supplementary Estimates (B), and that the Minister of Health be invited to appear on one of these two days; and that on the other day not taken up by the Minister, that the officials of Health Canada be invited to appear.


It was agreed, — That both sessions be televised.


At 3:39 p.m., the Committee adjourned to the call of the Chair.


Georges Etoka
Clerk of the Committee

2009/03/05 9:23 a.m.