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Minutes of Proceedings

42nd Parliament, 1st Session
Meeting No. 85
Tuesday, December 12, 2017, 3:30 p.m. to 5:38 p.m.
Bill Casey, Chair (Liberal)

• Luc Berthold for Marilyn Gladu (Conservative)
• Richard Hébert for Ramez Ayoub (Liberal)
• Geng Tan for Doug Eyolfson (Liberal)
Library of Parliament
• Karin Phillips, Analyst
• Marlisa Tiedemann, Analyst
Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada
• Manuel Arango, Director, Health Policy and Advocacy
As an individual
• Dr. Benoît Lamarche, Chairholder, Chair in nutrition, Université Laval
Diabetes Canada
• Joanne Lewis, Director, Nutrition and Health Eating
Pursuant to Standing Order 108(2) and the motion adopted by the Committee on Thursday, November 9, 2017, the Committee resumed its study of Canada’s Food Guide.

The witnesses made statements and answered questions.


Luc Berthold moved, — That, pursuant to Standing Order 108(2), the Committee extend its study of Canada’s Food Guide, and hear specifically from agriculture and agri-food stakeholders, and that the Committee report its findings to the House prior the release of Part 1 of the new dietary guidance policy report.


Don Davies moved, — That the Committee proceed to sit in camera.

The question was put on the motion and it was agreed to, by a show of hands: YEAS: 6; NAYS: 3.

At 4:32 p.m., the sitting was suspended.

At 4:35 p.m., the sitting resumed in camera.

It was agreed, — That the debate be now adjourned.

At 4:46 p.m., the sitting was suspended.

At 4:47 p.m., the sitting resumed in public.

Questioning of the witnesses resumed.

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


John Oliver moved, — That the Committee’s work agenda be, in order, the following:

1. the consideration of a draft report and recommendations related to its study of the development of a national pharmacare program;

2. the consideration of a draft report and recommendations related to its study of antimicrobial resistance;

3. finishing the study and consideration of a draft report and recommendations related to its study of Canada’s Food Guide; and

4. the consideration of any legislation that is referred to it at that point of time;

and that the Chair convene a meeting of the Subcommittee on Agenda and Procedure at the first available opportunity in 2018 during the regular Committee timeslot to discuss and plan other future work of the Committee with a report to be tabled at the following regular Committee meeting.

At 5:38 p.m., the Committee adjourned to the call of the Chair.

David Gagnon
Clerk of the Committee