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Minutes of Proceedings

42nd Parliament, 1st Session
Meeting No. 37
Tuesday, December 13, 2016, 8:18 a.m. to 10:54 a.m.
Televised
Presiding
Bill Casey, Chair (Liberal)

Library of Parliament
• Karin Phillips, Analyst
• Marlisa Tiedemann, Analyst
• Hon. Jane Philpott, P.C., M.P., Minister of Health
Department of Health
• Simon Kennedy, Deputy Minister
• Hilary Geller, Assistant Deputy Minister, Healthy Environments and Consumer Safety Branch
Public Health Agency of Canada
• Gregory Taylor, Chief Public Health Officer
Pursuant to Standing Order 108(2), the Committee proceeded to a briefing on the Opioid Summit.

The Minister made a statement and answered questions.

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

Motion

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.

Motion

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.

• Hon. Jane Philpott, P.C., M.P., Minister of Health
Department of Health
• Simon Kennedy, Deputy Minister
• Hilary Geller, Assistant Deputy Minister, Healthy Environments and Consumer Safety Branch
Public Health Agency of Canada
• Gregory Taylor, Chief Public Health Officer
Pursuant to Standing Order 108(2), the Committee resumed a briefing on the Opioid Summit.

The Minister answered questions.

At 9:18 a.m., the sitting was suspended.

At 9:24 a.m., the sitting resumed.

Library of Parliament
• Jean-Denis Fréchette, Parliamentary Budget Officer
• Mostafa Askari, Assistant Parliamentary Budget Officer, Office of the Parliamentary Budget Officer
• Carleigh Malanik, Financial Analyst, Office of the Parliamentary Budget Officer
• Jason Jacques, Director, Economic and Fiscal Analysis, Office of the Parliamentary Budget Officer
• Mark Mahabir, Director of Policy (Costing) and General Counsel, Office of the Parliamentary Budget Officer
Pursuant to Standing Order 108(2) and the motion adopted by the Committee on March 7, 2016, the Committee resumed its study of the Development of a National Pharmacare Program.

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.

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 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.



David Gagnon
Clerk of the Committee