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Minutes of Proceedings

42nd Parliament, 1st Session
Meeting No. 22
Tuesday, October 4, 2016, 8:47 a.m. to 10:47 a.m.
Televised
Presiding
Len Webber, Vice-Chair (Conservative)

Library of Parliament
• Karin Phillips, Analyst
• Marlisa Tiedemann, Analyst
Department of Health
• Hilary Geller, Assistant Deputy Minister, Healthy Environments and Consumer Safety Branch
• Supriya Sharma, Senior Medical Advisor, Health Products and Food Branch
Canadian Institute for Health Information
• Brent Diverty, Vice President, Programs
Royal Canadian Mounted Police
• Todd G. Shean, Assistant Commissioner, Federal Policing Special Services
• Luc Chicoine, National Drug Coordinator, Federal Coordination Centre, Federal and International Support Services
Canada Border Services Agency
• Caroline Xavier, Vice President, Operations Branch
Canadian Centre on Substance Abuse
• Rita Notarandrea, Chief Executive Officer
• Matthew Young, Senior Research and Policy Analyst
Pursuant to Standing Order 108(2) and the motion adopted by the Committee on September 22, 2016, the Committee commenced its study of the Opioid Crisis in Canada.

Hilary Geller, Todd G. Shean, Caroline Xavier and Rita Notarandrea made statements and, with Supriya Sharma and Matthew Young, answered questions.

Sonia Sidhu gave notice of the following motion:

That, pursuant to Standing Order 108(2), the Committee call upon the Minister of Health to move as quickly as possible to conduct a review of the laws and regulations in place with regard to safe injection sites; and that this review have as an end goal to improve the health and safety of Canadians, using a strong, evidence-based approach.

At 10:47 a.m., the Committee adjourned to the call of the Chair.



David Gagnon
Clerk of the Committee