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Minutes of Proceedings

44th Parliament, 1st Session
Meeting 115
Thursday, May 9, 2024, 11:02 a.m. to 12:43 p.m.
Stephen Ellis, Cumberland—Colchester (Conservative)

• Élisabeth Brière for Yasir Naqvi (Liberal)
• Ted Falk for Todd Doherty (Conservative)
• Viviane Lapointe for Majid Jowhari (Liberal)
• Andréanne Larouche for Luc Thériault (Bloc Québécois)
Library of Parliament
• Kelly Farrah, Analyst
• Tu-Quynh Trinh, Analyst
As an individual
• Sarah Lovegrove, Registered Nurse
• Eugenia Oviedo-Joekes, Professor, School of Population and Public Health, University of British Columbia
• Martin Pagé, Executive Director
Legislative Assembly of British Columbia
• Elenore Sturko, Member, Surrey South
Pursuant to Standing Order 108(2) and the motion adopted by the committee on Wednesday, November 8, 2023, the committee resumed its study of the opioid epidemic and toxic drug crisis in Canada.

The witnesses made statements and answered questions.

At 11:47 a.m., the sitting was suspended.

At 11:49 a.m., the sitting resumed.

Questioning of the witnesses resumed.


Sonia Sidhu moved, — That, the Standing Committee on Health affirms its support for reproductive and sexual health rights across Canada; recognizes that the right to safe and legal reproductive and sexual care is the right to healthcare; condemns any effort to limit or remove sexual and reproductive rights from Canadians; and, emphasizes the importance of protecting and expanding access to reproductive and sexual healthcare, including abortions and contraceptives.


Laila Goodridge moved, — That the debate be now adjourned.

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

YEAS: Ted Falk, Laila Goodridge, Robert Kitchen — 3;

NAYS: Élisabeth Brière, Brendan Hanley, Peter Julian, Viviane Lapointe, Marcus Powlowski, Sonia Sidhu — 6.

The committee resumed consideration of the motion of Sonia Sidhu.

At 12:43 p.m., the committee adjourned to the call of the Chair.

Christine Holke
Committee clerk