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Minutes of Proceedings

44th Parliament, 1st Session
Meeting 28
Monday, June 20, 2022, 4:06 p.m. to 6:01 p.m.
Webcast
Presiding
Sean Casey, Chair (Liberal)

Library of Parliament
• Sarah Dodsworth, Analyst
• Kelly Farrah, Analyst
• Sonya Norris, Analyst
The committee proceeded to the consideration of matters related to committee business.

It was agreed, — That parties submit their witness lists in relation to the study of children’s health to the clerk by 5:00 p.m. on Monday, July 18, 2022.

Department of Employment and Social Development
• Andrew Brown, Senior Assistant Deputy Minister, Skills and Employment Branch
• Erin Connell, Director, Skilled Newcomers, Employment Integration and Partnership, Skills and Employment Branch
Pursuant to Standing Order 108(2) and the motion adopted by the committee on Monday, May 30, 2022, the committee proceeded to a briefing on labour shortages in the health care sector and the Foreign Credential Recognition Program.

Andrew Brown made a statement and, with Erin Connell, answered questions.

At 5:04 p.m., the sitting was suspended.

At 5:06 p.m., the sitting resumed.

Public Health Agency of Canada
• Kathy Thompson, Executive Vice-President
• Cindy Evans, Vice-President, Emergency Management Branch
• Stephen Bent, Vice-President, COVID-19 Vaccine Rollout Task Force
• Kimby Barton, Acting Vice-President, Health Security and Regional Operations Branch
• Dr. Guillaume Poliquin, Vice-President, National Microbiology Laboratory
Pursuant to Standing Order 108(2) and the motion adopted by the committee on Wednesday, February 2, 2022, the committee resumed its study of the emergency situation facing Canadians in light of the COVID-19 Pandemic.

Kathy Thompson made a statement and answered questions.

The committee proceeded to the consideration of matters related to committee business.

Stephen Ellis gave notice of the following motion:

That the committee undertake a study into the domestic and international roles of the National Microbiology Lab in Winnipeg; that this study includes discussions into the research being done at this facility, the safety and security measures in place, and the implications of recent international media stories regarding its scientific integrity; and that the committee report its findings and recommendations to the House.

Public Health Agency of Canada
• Kathy Thompson, Executive Vice-President
• Cindy Evans, Vice-President, Emergency Management Branch
• Stephen Bent, Vice-President, COVID-19 Vaccine Rollout Task Force
• Kimby Barton, Acting Vice-President, Health Security and Regional Operations Branch
• Dr. Guillaume Poliquin, Vice-President, National Microbiology Laboratory
Pursuant to Standing Order 108(2) and the motion adopted by the committee on Wednesday, February 2, 2022, the committee resumed its study of the emergency situation facing Canadians in light of the COVID-19 Pandemic.

Kathy Thompson, Guillaume Poliquin and Stephen Bent answered questions.

At 6:01 p.m., the committee adjourned to the call of the Chair.



Naaman Sugrue
Clerk of the committee