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Meeting No. 40
Wednesday, October 28, 2009

The Standing Committee on Health met at 3:31 p.m. this day, in Room 209, West Block, the Chair, Joy Smith, presiding.


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


Acting Members present: Carol Hughes for Judy Wasylycia-Leis, Robert Oliphant for Hon. Carolyn Bennett and Robert Oliphant for Joyce Murray.


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


Witnesses: Assembly of Manitoba Chiefs: Ron Evans, Grand Chief; Glen Sanderson, Senior Policy Analyst. Indigenous Physicians Association of Canada: Marcia Anderson, President. Society of Rural Physicians of Canada: John Wootton, President-elect; Cecelia Li, Medical Student, McGill University. Public Health Agency of Canada: Danielle Grondin, Acting Assistant Deputy Minister, Infectious Disease and Emergency Preparedness Branch; Elaine Chatigny, Director General, Communications. Department of Health: Paul Gully, Senior Medical Advisor.

Pursuant to Standing Order 108(2) and the motion adopted by the Committee on Wednesday, August 12, 2009, the Committee resumed its study of H1N1 preparedness and response.

It was agreed, — That the proposed supplementary operational budget in the amount of $32,000 in relation to the Committee's study on the H1N1 preparedness and response be adopted.


The witnesses made statements and answered questions.


At 4:48 p.m., the sitting was suspended.

At 4:51 p.m., the sitting resumed.


The witnesses made statements and answered questions.


At 5:18 p.m., the Committee adjourned to the call of the Chair.


Christine Holke David
Clerk of the Committee

2010/01/07 1:30 p.m.