HESA Committee Meeting
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Minutes of Proceedings
Arjumand Siddiqi and Kwame McKenzie made statements and answered questions.
Matt Jeneroux moved, — Pursuant to Standing Order 108(1)(a), the committee send for the following documents to be provided by the government by Monday, August 3, 2020 and that the documents be published publicly on the committee’s website by Monday, August 10, 2020:
All documents, briefing notes, memorandums and emails, regarding the emerging evidence that altered the government’s advice on the wearing of masks referenced by Dr. Theresa Tam, Chief Public health Officer, at her appearance before the Standing Committee on Health on Tuesday, May 19, 2020, including all documents, briefing notes, memorandums and emails to/from/between Health Canada, the Public Health Agency of Canada, the Minister of Health’s office, The Privy Council and the Prime Ministers office regarding the management of the National Emergency Strategic Stockpile from 2015-2020, including supply inventory broken down by number and all updates sent to the government and the Government of Canada’s contracts for PPE since January 2020.
Debate arose thereon.
Darren Fisher moved, — That the motion be amended by deleting the words “emails” and that any consequential grammatical changes be made.
Debate arose thereon.
The question was put on the amendment of Darren Fisher and it was agreed to on the following recorded division:
YEAS: Don Davies, Luc Desilets, Darren Fisher, Helena Jaczek, Mike Kelloway, Terry Sheehan, Tony Van Bynen — 7;
NAYS: Tamara Jansen, Matt Jeneroux, Robert Kitchen, Len Webber — 4.
The Committee resumed consideration of the motion, as amended, of Matt Jeneroux.
Darren Fisher moved, — That the motion be amended by deleting the words “The Privy Council and the Prime Ministers office”.
On motion of Don Davies, it was agreed, — That the debate be now adjourned.
The question: "The committee consider notices of motions related to the Committee's briefing on the Canadian Response to the Outbreak of the Coronavirus and instructions for a draft report at a future meeting." was put and was agreed to on the following recorded division:
YEAS: Don Davies, Luc Desilets, Darren Fisher, Helena Jaczek, Tamara Jansen, Matt Jeneroux, Mike Kelloway, Robert Kitchen, Terry Sheehan, Tony Van Bynen, Len Webber — 11;
NAYS: — 0.
Questioning of the witnesses resumed.
At 12:54 p.m., the sitting was suspended.
At 1:02 p.m., the sitting resumed.
Kathleen Morris, Scott Jones and Jeff Latimer made statements and, with Marc Lachance, Colleen Merchant and Karen Mihorean, answered questions.
At 2:22 p.m., the committee adjourned to the call of the Chair.