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Minutes of Proceedings

44th Parliament, 1st Session
Meeting 109
Thursday, April 11, 2024, 11:09 a.m. to 1:14 p.m.
Sean Casey, Chair (Liberal)

• Élisabeth Brière for Yasir Naqvi (Liberal)
• Leah Gazan for Peter Julian (NDP)
• Andréanne Larouche for Luc Thériault (Bloc Québécois)
• Anna Roberts for Todd Doherty (Conservative)
• Karen Vecchio for Stephen Ellis (Conservative)
Library of Parliament
• Kelly Farrah, Analyst
• Tu-Quynh Trinh, Analyst
As an individual
• Nichole Fairbrother, Clinical Associate Professor, Department of Family Practice, University of British Columbia
Centre for Addiction and Mental Health
• Liisa Galea, Senior Scientist and Treliving Family Chair, Women's Mental Health
Kawartha Sexual Assault Centre
• Jocelyn Enright, Coordinator, Community Engagement, Communications, and Fundraising
Persons Against Non-State Torture
• Linda MacDonald, Co-Founder
• Jeanne Sarson, Co-Founder
Pursuant to Standing Order 108(2) and the motion adopted by the committee on Monday, May 16, 2022, the committee resumed its study of women's health.

The witnesses made statements and answered questions.

At 11:51 a.m., the sitting was suspended.

At 11:56 a.m., the sitting resumed.

Questioning of the witnesses resumed.

By unanimous consent, it was agreed, — That notwithstanding the motion adopted by the committee on Monday, December 13, 2021, regarding the notice period required to move substantive motions, the committee agreed to allow Laila Goodridge to move her motion related to breast cancer screening guidelines.

On motion of Laila Goodridge, it was agreed, — That, pursuant to Standing Order 108(2), the committee undertake a two meeting study on breast cancer screening guidelines in Canada, including but not limited to, an examination of (a) current breast cancer screening guidelines, (b) Breast Cancer Canada’s recommendation to lower breast cancer screening guidelines to begin at age 40, (c) Breast Cancer Canada’s recommendation that Canadian guidelines for the screening, detection, and treatment for breast cancer be updated every two years, (d) best practices in treatment and options to improve health outcomes; that the committee report its findings and recommendations to the House; and that, pursuant to Standing Order 109, the committee request that the government table a comprehensive response to the report.

Questioning of the witnesses resumed.

At 1:14 p.m., the committee adjourned to the call of the Chair.

Aimée Belmore
Clerk of the committee