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Minutes of Proceedings

42nd Parliament, 1st Session
Meeting No. 48
Tuesday, April 4, 2017, 11:01 a.m. to 1:02 p.m.
Bill Casey, Chair (Liberal)

Library of Parliament
• Karin Phillips, Analyst
As an individual
• William Fisher, Professor, Department of Psychology, University of Western Ontario
• Neil Malamuth, Professor, University of California, Los Angeles
• Kim Roberts, Professor and Head, Child Memory Lab, Department of Psychology, Wilfrid Laurier University
Pursuant to the Order of Reference of Thursday, December 8, 2016, the Committee resumed its study of public health effects of online violent and degrading sexually explicit material on children, women and men (M-47).

The witnesses made statements and answered questions.

At 12:43 p.m., the sitting was suspended.

At 12:47 p.m., the sitting resumed.

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

On motion of Don Davies, it was agreed, — That no meeting be held on Thursday, April 13, 2017.

On motion of Doug Eyolfson, it was agreed, — That a proposed budget in the amount of $27,700, for the study of the public health effects of online violent and degrading sexually explicit material on children, women and men (M-47), be adopted.

It was agreed, — That the Committee dedicate the first hour of the meeting of Thursday, May 4, 2017, to study Bill C-211, An Act respecting a federal framework on post-traumatic stress disorder; and that the members of the Committee submit to the Clerk of the Committee, by Friday, April 7, 2017 at 5 p.m., their lists of witnesses.

It was agreed, — That the Committee dedicate the second hour of the meeting of Thursday, May 4, 2017, to the clause-by-clause study of Bill S-211, An Act respecting National Sickle Cell Awareness Day.

It was agreed, — That the scientific summary of the document entitled “Sexual health promotion for young people delivered via digital media: a scoping review” presented to the Committee by Jacqueline Gahagan be translated and distributed to the members of the Committee.


Rachael Harder moved, — That the Committee dedicate the meetings of Tuesday, May 9 and Thursday, May 11, 2017, to study thalidomide; and that officials from the Department of Health be asked to appear before the Committee on Tuesday, May 9, 2017, if the Department does not provide by Monday, April 10, 2017, information on the 2015 Thalidomide Survivors Contribution Program, as requested by the Committee on Tuesday, March 7, 2017.

Debate arose thereon.

The question was put on the motion and it was agreed to on the following recorded division:

YEAS: Ramez Ayoub, Don Davies, Rachael Harder, Arnold Viersen, Len Webber — 5;

NAYS: Doug Eyolfson, John Oliver — 2.

At 1:02 p.m., the Committee adjourned to the call of the Chair.

David Gagnon
Clerk of the Committee