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Minutes of Proceedings

43rd Parliament, 2nd Session
Meeting 17
Friday, February 5, 2021, 2:06 p.m. to 4:06 p.m.
Televised
Presiding
Ron McKinnon, Chair (Liberal)

Library of Parliament
• Sonya Norris, Analyst
• Tu-Quynh Trinh, Analyst
• Hon. Anita Anand, P.C., M.P., Minister of Public Services and Procurement
• Hon. Patty Hajdu, P.C., M.P., Minister of Health
Canadian Food Inspection Agency
• Siddika Mithani, President
Canadian Institutes of Health Research
• Michael Strong, President
Department of Health
• Stephen Lucas, Deputy Minister
Department of Public Works and Government Services
• Bill Matthews, Deputy Minister
Public Health Agency of Canada
• Iain Stewart, President
• Dany Fortin, Vice-President, Vaccine Roll-Out Task Force, Logistics and Operations
• Theresa Tam, Chief Public Health Officer
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 Ministers made statements and, with the other witnesses, answered questions.

John Barlow gave notice of the following motion:

That the Chair of the committee write to the Law Clerk and Parliamentary Counsel inquiring on whether or not the contracts for Canada’s seven vaccine agreements with suppliers have been provided to his office as part of the motion adopted on October 26, 2020 by the House of Commons.

Should the law clerk have copies of any of these documents, that the committee instruct the law clerk to prioritize the translation of these documents and that these documents be published as soon as possible in accordance with the parameters set out in the house motion.

If the law clerk does not have such documents, that the committee request from the government the contracts for Canada’s seven vaccine agreements with suppliers be tabled with the committee, that the documents be vetted in accordance with the parameters set out in the house motion, and that the members of the Standing Committee on Health review these documents in camera.

At 4:06 p.m., the committee adjourned to the call of the Chair.



Jean-François Pagé
Clerk of the Committee