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Minutes of Proceedings

43rd Parliament, 2nd Session
Meeting 26
Friday, March 26, 2021, 1:00 p.m. to 2:28 p.m.
Webcast
Presiding
Ron McKinnon, Chair (Liberal)

House of Commons
• Jacques Maziade, Legislative Clerk
• Philippe Méla, Legislative Clerk
• Émilie Thivierge, Legislative Clerk
 
Library of Parliament
• Sonya Norris, Analyst
• Tu-Quynh Trinh, Analyst
• Sonia Sidhu, M.P., Brampton South
Diabetes Canada
• Kimberley Hanson, Executive Director, Federal Affairs
JDRF Canada
• Dave Prowten, President and Chief Executive Officer
• Juliette Benoît, Volunteer
Pursuant to the order of reference of Wednesday, March 10, 2021, the committee commenced consideration of Bill C-237, An Act to establish a national framework for diabetes.

The witnesses made statements and answered questions.

Pursuant to Standing Order 75(1), consideration of Clause 1 (short title) and Preamble was postponed.

The Chair called Clause 2.

The committee commenced its clause-by-clause study of the Bill.

On Clause 2,

Chris d'Entremont moved, — That Bill C-237, in Clause 2, be amended by adding after line 21 on page 2 the following:

“(f) ensure that the Canada Revenue Agency is administering the disability tax credit fairly and that the credit, in order to achieve its purposes, is designed to help as many persons with diabetes as possible.”

After debate, the question was put on the amendment of Chris d'Entremont and it was agreed to on the following recorded division:

YEAS: John Barlow, Serge Cormier, Don Davies, Chris d'Entremont, Larry Maguire, Jennifer O'Connell, Marcus Powlowski, Michelle Rempel Garner, Sonia Sidhu, Luc Thériault, Tony Van Bynen — 11;

NAYS: — 0.

Clause 2, as amended, carried.

Clause 3 carried.

Clause 4 carried.

Clause 1, Short Title, carried.

The Preamble carried.

The Title carried.

The Bill, as amended, was adopted.

ORDERED, — That the Chair report the Bill, as amended, to the House.

ORDERED, — That Bill C-237, as amended, be reprinted for the use of the House of Commons at report stage.

At 1:59 p.m., the sitting was suspended.

At 2:00 p.m., the sitting resumed.

The Chair presented the First Report from the Subcommittee on Agenda and Procedure, which read as follows:

Your subcommittee met on Monday, March 22, 2021, to consider the business of the committee and agreed to make the following recommendations:

1. That, with respect to the study of the emergency situation facing Canadians in light of the second wave of the COVID-19 pandemic and in accordance with the motion that the Committee adopted on November 16, 2020:

  1. a. The Committee hold four meetings on the topic selected by the Bloc Québécois;
  2. b. The Committee hold four meetings on the topic selected by the New Democratic Party; and
  3. c. The Committee prepare an interim report after the first review of the topics selected by each party;

2. Following the first round of topics for each party on the study of the emergency situation facing Canadians in light of the second wave of the COVID-19 pandemic:

That, with respect to the Patented Medicine Prices Review Board (PMPRB) Guidelines and in accordance with the motion that the Committee adopted on October 26, 2020, the Committee hold two additional meetings; and

3. That the Committee set aside one meeting to consider the 2021–22 Main Estimates by inviting the Minister of Health and senior officials.

It was agreed, — That the First Report from the subcommittee be concurred in.

Motion

Luc Thériault moved, — That all documents submitted for Committee business that do not come from a federal department or that have not been translated by the Translation Bureau be sent for prior linguistic review by the Translation Bureau before being distributed to members.

Amendment

By unanimous consent, Michelle Rempel Garner moved, — That the motion be amended by adding after the words “a federal department,” the following: “or a member's office,”.

The motion, as amended, read as follows:

That all documents submitted for Committee business that do not come from a federal department, or a member's office, or that have not been translated by the Translation Bureau be sent for prior linguistic review by the Translation Bureau before being distributed to members.

On motion of Luc Thériault, it was agreed, — That the clerk inform each witness who is to appear before the Committee that the House Administration support team must conduct technical tests to check the connectivity and the equipment used to ensure the best possible sound quality; and that the Chair advises the Committee, at the start of each meeting, of any witness who did not perform the required technical tests.

By unanimous consent, on motion of Don Davies, it was agreed, — 1. That the Twenty-Third Report of the Standing Committee on Health from the 42nd Parliament, 1st Session entitled “A Diabetes Strategy for Canada”, be adopted as a Report of the Committee in the current session of Parliament, that the Chair be authorized to table the report in the House, and that a government response be requested.

2. That the Twenty-Fourth Report of the Standing Committee on Health from the 42nd Parliament, 1st Session entitled “Tackling the Problem Head-on: Sports-Related Concussions in Canada”, be adopted as a Report of the Committee in the current session of Parliament, that the Chair be authorized to table the report in the House, and that a government response be requested.

3. That the Twenty-Sixth Report of the Standing Committee on Health from the 42nd Parliament, 1st Session entitled “Impacts of Methamphetamine Abuse in Canada”, be adopted as a Report of the Committee in the current session of Parliament, that the Chair be authorized to table the report in the House, and that a government response be requested.

4. That the Twenty-Seventh Report of the Standing Committee on Health from the 42nd Parliament, 1st Session entitled “Get Canada’s Youth Moving!”, be adopted as a Report of the Committee in the current session of Parliament, that the Chair be authorized to table the report in the House, and that a government response be requested.

5. That the Twenty-Eighth Report of the Standing Committee on Health from the 42nd Parliament, 1st Session entitled “The Health of LGBTQIA2 Communities in Canada”, be adopted as a Report of the Committee in the current session of Parliament, that the Chair be authorized to table the report in the House, and that a government response be requested.

That the Twenty-Ninth Report of the Standing Committee on Health from the 42nd Parliament, 1st Session entitled “Violence Facing Health Care Workers in Canada”, be adopted as a Report of the Committee in the current session of Parliament, that the Chair be authorized to table the report in the House, and that a government response be requested.

7. That the Chair of the committee write a letter to the Minister of Health, the Minister of Public Safety, and the Minister of Indigenous Services to request a response to the letter dated Friday, August 2, 2019, sent by the Chair of the Standing Committee on Health in the 1st session of the 42nd Parliament, with regards to the study of Forced sterilization of women in Canada..

At 2:28 p.m., the committee adjourned to the call of the Chair.



Jean-François Pagé
Clerk of the Committee