FAAE Committee Meeting
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Minutes of Proceedings
Pernille Ironside, David Matas and Shelly Whitman made statements, and, with Jaya Murthy, answered questions.
At 4:37 p.m., the sitting was suspended.
At 4:40 p.m., the sitting resumed.
Farida Deif, Stéphane Handfield, Mathieu Paiement and Finnuala Ni Aolain made statements and answered questions.
At 5:32 p.m., the sitting was suspended.
At 5:33 p.m., the sitting resumed.
Heather McPherson moved, — That the committee recognizes that, due to failures by the government to ensure adequate supply of vaccines for Canadians through national manufacturing and international procurement, Canada is the only G7 country accessing vaccines through COVAX, an initiative intended to provide vaccines to high-risk individuals in low and middle-income countries.
The committee further recognizes that this failure by the government to secure domestic supply makes Canadians more vulnerable to dangerous variants and extends the detrimental global economic impacts of COVID-19 by delaying vaccinations to high-risk people in poor countries.
Finally, that the committee report this motion to the House.
Debate arose thereon.
Ruby Sahota moved, — That the motion be amended by replacing the words “failures by the government to ensure adequate” with the words “global circumstances, the government has faced delays in the” and deleting the words “Finally, that the committee report this motion to the House” .
Peter Fonseca moved, — That the debate be now adjourned.
The question was put on the motion and it was agreed to on the following recorded division:
YEAS: Stéphane Bergeron, Peter Fonseca, Hedy Fry, Ruby Sahota, Raj Saini, Ya’ara Saks — 6;
NAYS: Kerry Diotte, Marilyn Gladu, Heather McPherson, Marty Morantz, Bob Saroya — 5.
At 6:08 p.m., the committee adjourned to the call of the Chair.