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Meeting No. 48
Tuesday, February 8, 2011

The Standing Committee on Health met at 3:30 p.m. this day, in Room C-110, 1 Wellington Street, the Acting Chair, Tim Uppal, presiding.


Members of the Committee present: Josée Beaudin, Patrick Brown, Colin Carrie, Patricia Davidson, Ruby Dhalla, Kirsty Duncan, Megan Anissa Leslie, Luc Malo, Tilly O'Neill-Gordon, Tim Uppal and Tim Uppal.


Acting Members present: Carol Hughes for Megan Anissa Leslie and Bruce Stanton for Joy Smith.


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


Witnesses: Association pour la santé publique du Québec: Émilie Dansereau-Trahan, Responsible for the file on weight-loss products, services and methods; Lucie Granger, Director General. Canadian Medical Association: Anne Doig, Past President; Jill Skinner, Associate Director, Public Health. Public Health Agency of Canada: Judith Bossé, Associate Assistant Deputy Minister, Health Promotion and Chronic Disease Prevention Branch; Jean-Marc Dupont, Acting Executive Director, Centre for Health Promotion, Health Promotion and Chronic Disease Prevention Branch. Canadian Association of Occupational Therapists: Natalie Macleod Schroeder, Representative, Board Director for Manitoba; Elisabeth Ostiguy, Director, Professional Affairs. Canadian Nurses Association: Lisa Ashley, Nurse Consultant, Nursing Policy; Barb Mildon, President-elect.

Pursuant to Standing Order 108(2) and the motion adopted by the Committee on Tuesday, October 5, 2010, the Committee resumed its study on healthy living.

Émilie Dansereau-Trahan, Lucie Granger, Natalie Macleod, Anne Doig, Barb Mildon and Judith Bossé made statements and, with the other witnesses, answered questions.


At 5:14 p.m., the sitting was suspended.

At 5:19 p.m., the sitting resumed in camera.

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

It was agreed, — That the proposed operational budget in the amount of $14,100 for the Committee's healthy living study be adopted.


It was agreed, — That on Thursday, February 17, 2011, the Committee meeting be devoted to its healthy living study and that members of the Committee send to the Clerk their list of suggested witnesses for this meeting by Friday, February 11, 2011.


At 5:32 p.m., the Committee adjourned to the call of the Chair.


Christine Holke David
Clerk of the Committee

2011/02/10 8:50 a.m.