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Minutes of Proceedings

44th Parliament, 1st Session
Meeting 59
Monday, June 19, 2023, 5:07 p.m. to 6:12 p.m.
Emmanuel Dubourg, Chair (Liberal)

House of Commons
• Naaman Sugrue, Procedural Clerk
Library of Parliament
• Jean-Rodrigue Paré, Analyst
Department of Veterans Affairs
• Steven Woodman, Acting Senior Director, Legal Operations, Bureau of Pensions Advocates
Veterans Review and Appeal Board
• Christopher J. McNeil, Chair
• Jacques A. Bouchard, Deputy Chair
Pursuant to Standing Order 108(2) and the motion adopted by the committee on Monday, March 6, 2023, the committee commenced its study of backlog at the Veterans Review and Appeal Board.

The witnesses made statements and answered questions.

Cathay Wagantall gave notice of the following motion:

That, pursuant to Standing Order 108(2), the committee undertake a study of no fewer than eight meetings regarding the anti-malaria drug commonly known as Mefloquine, Mefliam, Lariam, and other brand names; that the study encompass the complete history of the drug distributed to members of the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF), from its first distribution to the present day; that the study consider all aspects of the use of Mefloquine and other anti-malarial drugs by the CAF, including but not limited to its distribution, pricing, clinical testing, dosing, follow-up, side effects, a review of the latest research, a comparison with the experience of Canada’s allies, and other related topics; and that the committee report its findings to the House.

Questioning of the witnesses resumed.

At 6:12 p.m., the committee adjourned to the call of the Chair.

Alexandre (Sacha) Vassiliev
Clerk of the committee