HESA Committee Meeting
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Minutes of Proceedings
The Minister made a statement and answered questions.
Gordon Brown moved, — That, pursuant to Standing Order 108(2), the Committee immediately undertake a study on thalidomide that: (a) focuses on the forgotten survivors of thalidomide; and (b) examines the effectiveness of the 2015 Thalidomide Survivors Contribution Program.
Debate arose thereon.
John Oliver moved, — That the debate be now adjourned.
The question was put on the motion and it was agreed to, by a show of hands: YEAS: 6; NAYS: 3.
The Minister answered questions.
At 9:18 a.m., the sitting was suspended.
At 9:24 a.m., the sitting resumed.
Jean-Denis Fréchette made a statement and, with Mostafa Askari, Carleigh Malanik and Mark Mahabir, answered questions.
At 10:20 a.m., the sitting was suspended.
At 10:24 a.m., the sitting resumed in camera.
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 the Committee take note of the Parliamentary Budget Officer’s presentation made on December 13, 2016, and invite him to continue his study on the Development of a National Pharmacare Program based on the suggested terms of reference, with the addition of a component on exemptions from the co-payment on the British model.
At 10:54 a.m., the Committee adjourned to the call of the Chair.