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Minutes of Proceedings

42nd Parliament, 1st Session
Meeting No. 53
Tuesday, May 9, 2017, 11:35 a.m. to 1:09 p.m.
Presiding
Bill Casey, Chair (Liberal)

Library of Parliament
• Karin Phillips, Analyst
• Marlisa Tiedemann, Analyst
Crawford
• Michael Mooney, Vice-President, Crawford Class Action Services
• Brenda Weiss, Project Manager, Thalidomide Survivor Compensation Program
Department of Health
• Cindy Moriarty, Executive Director, Health Programs and Strategic Initiatives, Strategic Policy Branch
• Theressa Bagnall, Senior Manager, Program Development, Office of Grants and Contributions Services and Innovation, Health Programs and Strategic Initiatives, Strategic Policy Branch
As an individual
• Martin Johnson, Former Director of the United Kingdom Thalidomide Trust
• Neil Vargesson, Senior Lecturer, School of Medicine, Medical Sciences and Nutrition, Institute of Medical Sciences, University of Aberdeen
Pursuant to Standing Order 108(2) and the motion adopted by the Committee on Tuesday, April 4, 2017, the Committee commenced its study of the thalidomide survivors contribution program.

Martin Johnson by videoconference from St Ivres, United Kingdom, Neil Vargesson by videoconference from Aberdeen, United Kingdom, Michael Mooney and Cindy Moriarty made statements and, with Brenda Weiss and Theressa Bagnall, answered questions.

At 1:07 p.m., the sitting was suspended.

At 1:08 p.m., the sitting resumed.

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

It was agreed, — That the draft workplan for a study of Bill C-211, An Act respecting a federal framework on post-traumatic stress disorder, be adopted.

At 1:09 p.m., the Committee adjourned to the call of the Chair.



David Gagnon
Clerk of the Committee