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Meeting No. 14
Thursday, April 2, 2009

The Standing Committee on Health met at 3:30 p.m. this day, in Room 269, West Block, the Chair, Joy Smith, presiding.


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


Acting Members present: Carol Hughes for Judy Wasylycia-Leis and Mario Silva for Joyce Murray.


In attendance: Library of Parliament: Sonya Norris, Analyst; Karin Phillips, Analyst.


Witnesses: Department of Health: Kathryn McDade, Director General, Health Care Policy Directorate, Strategic Policy Branch; Shelagh Jane Woods, Director General, Primary Health and Public Health Directorate, First Nations and Inuit Health Branch. Department of Citizenship and Immigration: Corinne Prince St-Amand, Director General, Foreign Credentials Referral Office. Department of Human Resources and Skills Development: Carol White, Director General, Labour Market Integration; Brendan Walsh, Manager, Labour Mobility. As individuals: Mary Fernando, Physician; Merrilee Fullerton, Physician; Peter Kuling, Physician.

Pursuant to Standing Order 108(2) and the motion adopted by the Committee on Thursday, February 26, 2009, the Committee commenced its study of health human resources.

It was agreed, — That the Committee business scheduled for the second part of today's meeting be cancelled and rescheduled on the first Tuesday back from the Easter break and, that witnesses be heard for the full two hours this day.


Kathryn McDade and Corinne Prince-Amand made opening statements and, with Shelagh Jane Woods and Brendan Walsh, answered questions.


Carol White, Mary Fernando, Merrilee Fullerton and Peter Kuling made opening statements and answered questions.


At 5:27 p.m., the sitting was suspended.

At 5:28 p.m., the sitting resumed in camera.


At 5:30 p.m., the Committee adjourned to the call of the Chair.


Georges Etoka
Clerk of the Committee

2009/04/23 8:30 a.m.