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Minutes of Proceedings

43rd Parliament, 1st Session
Meeting 5
Monday, February 24, 2020, 3:32 p.m. to 4:48 p.m.
Presiding
Ron McKinnon, Chair (Liberal)

Library of Parliament
• Sonya Norris, Analyst
• Karin Phillips, Analyst
The committee proceeded to the consideration of matters related to committee business.

It was agreed, — That the Subcommittee on Agenda and Procedure meet on Tuesday, February 25, at 3:30 p.m.

It was agreed, — That the committee continue its briefing on the Canadian response to the outbreak of the coronavirus on Wednesday, February 26, 2020, with witnesses from the Public Health Agency of Canada, the Department of Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development, the Department of National Defence and the Canada Border Services Agency.

The committee resumed consideration of the motion moved by Luc Thériault, on Wednesday, February 19, 2020, which read as follows:

That, pursuant to Standing Order 108(2), the committee undertake a study on why or why not assisted dying should be extended to patients suffering from mental illness; and that the committee hear all relevant experts and stakeholders in order to do an in-depth study on the subject and submit its conclusions and recommendations to the House.

After debate, the question was put on the motion and it was agreed to, by a show of hands: YEAS: 8; NAYS: 2.

Motion

Mike Kelloway moved, — That, pursuant to Standing Order 108(2), the committee undertake a study on primary care models, and updated models on team-based care; that the committee report its findings and recommendations to the House.

Debate arose thereon.

At 4:18 p.m., the sitting was suspended.

At 4:28 p.m., the sitting resumed.

Amendment

Robert Kitchen moved, — That the motion be amended by:

  1. adding, after the words “team-based care” the words “, including, but not limited to (a) demographic gaps amongst Canada’s physicians; (b) access to a family doctor or primary health care team; (c) hospital wait times; (d) federal, provincial/territorial roles; (e) urban and rural Canada"; and
  2. adding, after the words ‘’recommendations to the House’’, the words ‘’; and that, pursuant to Standing Order 109, the committee request that the government table a comprehensive response to the report’’.

After debate, the question was put on the amendment of Robert Kitchen and it was agreed to, by a show of hands: YEAS: 9; NAYS: 1.

After debate, the question was put on the motion, as amended, and it was agreed to, by a show of hands: YEAS: 9; NAYS: 1.

The motion, as amended, read as follows:

That, pursuant to Standing Order 108(2), the committee undertake a study on primary care models, and updated models on team-based care, including, but not limited to (a) demographic gaps amongst Canada’s physicians; (b) access to a family doctor or primary health care team; (c) hospital wait times; (d) federal, provincial/territorial roles; (e) urban and rural Canada; that the committee report its findings and recommendations to the House; and that, pursuant to Standing Order 109, the committee request that the government table a comprehensive response to the report.

Motion

Matt Jeneroux moved, — That the Minister of Health be invited to appear for two hours at a televised meeting on Wednesday, March 11, 2020, in relation to the Supplementary Estimates (B) 2019-20 and her mandate letter.

After debate, the question was put on the motion and it was agreed to, by a show of hands: YEAS: 9; NAYS: 0.

At 4:48 p.m., the committee adjourned to the call of the chair.



Alexandre Jacques
Clerk of the Committee