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Meeting No. 47
Monday, November 30, 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, 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: Hon. Maria Minna for Kirsty Duncan.


Associate Members present: Carol Hughes.


In attendance: Library of Parliament: Karin Phillips, Analyst; Marie Chia, Analyst.


Witnesses: Office of the Auditor General of Canada: Sheila Fraser, Auditor General of Canada; Neil Maxwell, Assistant Auditor General; Louise Dubé, Principal. Canada Health Infoway: Richard Alvarez, President and Chief Executive Officer; Mike Sheridan, Chief Operating Officer. As an individual: Bernard Prigent, Member, Canadian Institutes of Health Research Governing Council. Canadian Institutes of Health Research: Alain Beaudet, President.

Pursuant to Standing Order 108(2) and the motion adopted by the Committee on Monday, November 16, 2009, the Committee commenced its study of Chapter 4, “Electronic Health Records”, of the Fall 2009 Report of the Auditor General of Canada.

Sheila Fraser made a statement and, with Neil Maxwell, Louise Dubé, Richard Alvarez and Mike Sheridan, answered questions.


It was agreed, — That, for an hour on Monday, December 7, 2009, the Committee hear from additional witnesses in relation to its review of the Order in Council appointment of Bernard Michel Prigent to be a member of the Governing Council of the Canadian Institutes of Health Research.


At 4:28 p.m., the sitting was suspended.

At 4:33 p.m., the sitting resumed.

Pursuant to Standing Orders 110 and 111, the Committee commenced consideration 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 which was referred to the Committee on Wednesday, October 21, 2009.

Bernard Michel Prigent and Alain Beaudet made statements and answered questions.


At 5:31 p.m., the Committee adjourned to the call of the Chair.


Christine Holke David
Clerk of the Committee

2010/01/21 3:58 p.m.