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Minutes of Proceedings

43rd Parliament, 2nd Session
Meeting 16
Monday, February 1, 2021, 11:01 a.m. to 1:51 p.m.
Televised
Presiding
Ron McKinnon, Chair (Liberal)

House of Commons
• Isabelle Duford, Procedural Clerk
 
Library of Parliament
• Sonya Norris, Analyst
• Tu-Quynh Trinh, Analyst
As an individual
• Amir Attaran, Professor, Faculty of Law and School of Epidemiology and Public Health, University of Ottawa
• Isaac I. Bogoch, Physician and Scientist, Toronto General Hospital and University of Toronto
• Marc-André Gagnon, Associate Professor, School of Public Policy and Administration, Carleton University
• Joel Lexchin, Medical Doctor
Canadian Public Health Association
• Ian Culbert, Executive Director
COVID-19 Immunity Task Force
• Timothy Evans, Executive Director
Government of Saskatchewan
• Hon. Paul Merriman, Minister of Health
Medicago Inc.
• Nathalie Landry, Executive Vice-President, Scientific and medical affairs
• Nicolas Petit, Vice-President, Commercial Operations
Pursuant to the order of reference of Monday, October 26, 2020, the committee resumed its study of the emergency situation facing Canadians in light of the second wave of the COVID-19 Pandemic.

The witnesses made statements and answered questions.

At 11:59 a.m., the sitting was suspended.

At 12:04 p.m., the sitting resumed.

The witnesses made statements and answered questions.

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

Pursuant to the motion adopted on January 29, 2021, the Committee resumed consideration of the amendment of Larry Maguire

Amendment

Larry Maguire moved, — That the motion be amended by adding after the words “in Light of the Second Wave of COVID-19” the following: “and that this interim report be considered only at sittings when the House is on recess”.

Debate arose thereon.

The question was put on the amendment of Larry Maguire and it was negatived on the following recorded division:

YEAS: — 0;

NAYS: John Barlow, Don Davies, Chris d'Entremont, Darren Fisher, Mike Kelloway, Marcus Powlowski, Michelle Rempel Garner, Sonia Sidhu, Luc Thériault, Tony Van Bynen — 10.

Amendment

Mike Kelloway moved, — That the motion be amended by deleting the words “on the topic of the impact of COVID-19 on the mental health of Canadians based on the four meetings held on this topic as part of the study” by adding after the words “interim report” the following: “for each of the topics of studies as we conclude their meetings and to be reviewed at the end of the first round of topics”.

Debate arose thereon.

Motion

Michelle Rempel Garner moved, — That the debate be now adjourned.

The question was put on the motion and it was negatived on the following recorded division:

YEAS: John Barlow, Chris d'Entremont, Larry Maguire, Michelle Rempel Garner — 4;

NAYS: Don Davies, Darren Fisher, Mike Kelloway, Marcus Powlowski, Sonia Sidhu, Luc Thériault, Tony Van Bynen — 7.

The question was put on the amendment of Mike Kelloway and it was agreed to on the following recorded division:

YEAS: Don Davies, Darren Fisher, Mike Kelloway, Marcus Powlowski, Sonia Sidhu, Luc Thériault, Tony Van Bynen — 7;

NAYS: John Barlow, Chris d'Entremont, Larry Maguire, Michelle Rempel Garner — 4.

The motion, as amended, read as follows:

That the committee instruct the analysts to prepare an interim report for each of the topics of studies as we conclude the meetings and to be reviewed at the end of the first round of topics on the Emergency Situation Facing Canadians in Light of the Second Wave of COVID-19.

Motion

Michelle Rempel Garner moved, — That, in an effort to maximize witness testimony and MP questioning time, the clerk of the committee communicate to all witnesses all protocol, procedure and technical information prior to a meeting to ensure that this information does not need to be repeated at the beginning of a meeting. That, to that effect, the chair of the committee only brief the committee on in person protocols if any members of the committee are participating in person.

Debate arose thereon.

Motion

Tony Van Bynen moved, — That the debate be adjourned until the end of the appearance of ministers on Friday, February 5, 2021.

Debate arose thereon.

The question was put on the motion and it was agreed to on the following recorded division:

YEAS: Don Davies, Darren Fisher, Mike Kelloway, Marcus Powlowski, Sonia Sidhu, Luc Thériault, Tony Van Bynen — 7;

NAYS: John Barlow, Chris d'Entremont, Larry Maguire, Michelle Rempel Garner — 4.

At 1:51 p.m., the committee adjourned to the call of the Chair.



Jean-François Pagé
Clerk of the Committee