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Meeting No. 16
Thursday, April 23, 2009

The Standing Committee on Health met at 3:36 p.m. this day, in Room 269, West Block, the Chair, Joy Smith, presiding.


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


Acting Members present: Josée Beaudin for Nicolas Dufour, Michelle Simson for Kirsty Duncan and Alice Wong for Colin Carrie.


Associate Members present: Carol Hughes.


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


Witnesses: Canadian Institute for Health Information: Jean-Marie Berthelot, Vice-President, Programs and Executive Director, Quebec Office; Francine Anne Roy, Director, Health Resources Information. Health Council of Canada: Jeanne Besner, Chair; John G. Abbott, Chief Executive Officer. Canadian Health Services Research Foundation: Maureen O'Neil, President and Chief Executive Officer. Canadian Institutes of Health Research: Alain Beaudet, President.

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

It was agreed, — That the proposed budget in the amount of $ 111,700, for the study on health human resources be adopted and that the Chair present the said budget to the Budget Subcommittee of the Liaison Committee.

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

Jean-Marie Berthelot, Jeanne Besner, Maureen O'Neil and Alain Beaudet made statements and, with John G. Abbott, answered questions.


At 5:27 p.m., the Committee adjourned to the call of the Chair.


Georges Etoka
Clerk of the Committee

2009/05/14 8:38 a.m.