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Meeting No. 43
Monday, November 16, 2009

The Standing Committee on Health met at 3:29 p.m. this day, in Room 269, West Block, the Chair, Joy Smith, presiding.


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


Acting Members present: Gerald Keddy for Patrick Brown, Hon. Anita Neville for Kirsty Duncan, Tilly O'Neill-Gordon for Tim Uppal and Jeff Watson for Patrick Brown.


In attendance: Library of Parliament: Karin Phillips, Analyst.


Witnesses: Canadian Society for Nutritional Sciences: Katherine Gray-Donald, Associate Professor, School of Dietetics and Human Nutrition, McGill University. Canadian Institutes of Health Research: Peter Liu, Scientific Director, Institute of Circulatory and Respiratory Health; Philip M. Sherman, Scientific Director, Institute of Nutrition, Metabolism and Diabetes. Kellogg Canada Inc.: Christine Lowry, Vice-President, Nutrition and Corporate Affairs. Nestlé Canada Inc.: Catherine O'Brien, Director, Corporate Affairs; Karen Young, Director, Scientific and Regulatory Affairs.

Pursuant to Standing Order 108(2), and the motion adopted by the Committee on Monday September 28, 2009, the Committee resumed a briefing on sodium consumption in the Canadian diet.

The witnesses made statements and answered questions.


At 5:02 p.m., the sitting was suspended.

At 5:03 p.m., the sitting resumed.

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

Carolyn Bennett moved, — That the Committee hold its H1N1 briefings each week on Wednesday from 3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.; and if deemed necessary by the Committee, extra time be allotted to hear from additional witnesses on H1N1 on the following Wednesday.

Debate arose thereon.


It was agreed, — That the debate on the motion resume at the next meeting.


It was agreed, — That, between now and December 7, 2009, the Committee hear from the Minister of Health and officials on Supplementary Estimates (B) 2009-10.


It was agreed, — That on Monday, November 30, 2009, from 3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m., the Committee meeting be devoted to a review of Chapter 4, “Electronic Health Records”, of the Auditor General of Canada's Report tabled on Tuesday, November 3, 2009; and from 4:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m., the Committee meeting be devoted to a review of the Order-in-Council appointment of Bernard Michel Prigent to the position of member of the Governing Council of the Canadian Institutes of Health Research.


At 5:34 p.m., the Committee adjourned to the call of the Chair.


Christine Holke David
Clerk of the Committee

2010/01/21 1:59 p.m.