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Minutes of Proceedings

42nd Parliament, 1st Session
Meeting No. 29
Thursday, November 3, 2016, 3:31 p.m. to 5:38 p.m.
Neil R. Ellis, Chair (Liberal)

Library of Parliament
• Jean-Rodrigue Paré, Analyst
Department of Health
• Dr. John Patrick Stewart, Director General, Marketed Health Products Directorate, Health Products and Food Branch
Public Health Agency of Canada
• Dr. Barbara Raymond, Interim Director General, Health Security Integration, Health Security Infrastructure Branch
Department of National Defence
• BGen Hugh MacKay, Surgeon General, Commander, Canadian Forces Health Services Group
• LCol Andrew Currie, Section Head, Communicable Disease Control Program, Directorate of Force Health Protection
Pursuant to Standing Order 108(2) and the motion adopted by the Committee on Thursday, September 29, 2016, the Committee resumed its study of mental health and suicide prevention among veterans.

BGen Hugh MacKay, Dr. John Patrick Stewart and Dr. Barbara Raymond made statements.

At 3:50 p.m., the sitting was suspended.

At 3:50 p.m., the sitting resumed.

The witnesses answered questions.

At 4:53 p.m., the sitting was suspended.

At 5:00 p.m., the sitting resumed in camera.

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

It was agreed, — That the Fourth Report from the Subcommittee on Agenda and Procedure, which read as follows, be concurred in:

That the list of witnesses as proposed by Members be approved.

That the proposed budget in the amount of $37,700.00, for the study of mental health and suicide prevention among veterans, be adopted.

ORDERED, — That the Chair write to the Minister of Health, requesting that the effects of the anti-malaria drug Mefloquine be examined in greater detail; that the letter be posted publicly on the Committee's website; and that the Minister of National Defence, the Minister of Veterans Affairs and the Chair of the Standing Committee on Health be copied on the letter.

At 5:38 p.m., the Committee adjourned to the call of the Chair.

Michelle Legault
Committee Clerk