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Minutes of Proceedings

42nd Parliament, 1st Session
Meeting No. 4
Monday, March 21, 2016, 3:32 p.m. to 5:33 p.m.
Presiding
Bill Casey, Chair (Liberal)

Library of Parliament
• Karin Phillips, Analyst
• Marlisa Tiedemann, Analyst
The Committee proceeded to the consideration of matters related to Committee business.

On motion of Colin Carrie, it was agreed, — That the following reports adopted and presented to the House in the Second Session of the Forty-First Parliament be adopted as reports of the Committee in the present session;

That the Chair present the reports to the House; and

That, pursuant to Standing Order 109, the Committee request that the Government table a comprehensive response to each report:

- Report 13 - "Radiofrequency electromagnetic radiation and the health of Canadians";

- Report 9 - "Vaping: Towards a regulatory framework for e-cigarettes".

Department of Health
• Abby Hoffman, Assistant Deputy Minister, Strategic Policy Branch
• Gigi Mandy, Director, Canada Health Act Division, Strategic Policy
Pursuant to Standing Order 108(2), the Committee proceeded to a briefing on the 2015 Canada Health Act Annual Report and the Status of Canada’s Health Care System.

Abby Hoffman made statements and, with Gigi Mandy, answered questions.

At 5:00 p.m., the sitting was suspended.

At 5:04 p.m., the sitting resumed in camera.

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

It was agreed, — That the Committee approve the proposed schedule of the first four (4) meetings for the study of Pharmacare, and that the Committee members submit by Friday, March 25, 2016, their suggestions on the draft work plan.

On motion of Ramez Ayoub, it was agreed, — That the Committee do now adjourn.

At 5:33 p.m., the Committee adjourned to the call of the Chair.



David Gagnon
Clerk of the Committee