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Minutes of Proceedings

42nd Parliament, 1st Session
Meeting No. 36
Thursday, December 8, 2016, 8:50 a.m. to 10:48 a.m.
Presiding
Bill Casey, Chair (Liberal)

Library of Parliament
• Karin Phillips, Analyst
• Marlisa Tiedemann, Analyst
Canadian AIDS Society
• Gary Lacasse, Executive Director
• Janne Charbonneau, Communications Manager
Canadian Blood Services
• Graham Sher, Chief Executive Officer, Head Office
• Dana Devine, Chief Medical and Scientific Officer, Head Office
Department of Health
• Catherine Parker, Director General, Biologics and Genetic Therapies Directorate, Health Products and Food Branch
Pursuant to Standing Order 108(2) and the motion adopted by the Committee on Tuesday, September 20, 2016, the Committee commenced its study of the Current Blood Donation Restrictions on Men Who Have Sex with Men.

The witnesses made statements and answered questions.

At 10:16 a.m., the sitting was suspended.

At 10:23 a.m., the sitting resumed in camera.

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

It was agreed, — That, notwithstanding the Committee routine motion on staff and members attending in camera proceedings, adopted on February 3, 2016, Kamal Khera, M.P., be permitted to attend the in camera portion of the meeting.

It was agreed, — That a proposed budget in the amount of $ 3,900.00, for the study of Bill C-233, An Act respecting a national strategy for Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias, be adopted.

Pursuant to Standing Order 108(2) and the motion adopted by the Committee on Thursday, September 22, 2016, the Committee resumed its study of the Opioid Crisis in Canada.

The Committee commenced consideration of a draft report.

It was agreed, — That the draft report, as amended, be adopted.

It was agreed, — That the report be entitled: "Report and Recommendations on the Opioid Crisis in Canada".

It was agreed, — That the Chair, Clerk and analysts be authorized to make such grammatical and editorial changes as may be necessary without changing the substance of the report.

It was agreed, — That, pursuant to Standing Order 109, the Committee request that the Government table a comprehensive response to the report.

ORDERED, — That the Chair present the report to the House.

At 10:48 a.m., the Committee adjourned to the call of the Chair.



David Gagnon
Clerk of the Committee