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Minutes of Proceedings

44th Parliament, 1st Session
Meeting 5
Monday, February 7, 2022, 3:35 p.m. to 5:39 p.m.
Sean Casey, Chair (Liberal)

Library of Parliament
• Sonya Norris, Analyst
House of Commons
• Nancy Vohl, Procedural Clerk
The committee proceeded to the consideration of matters related to committee business.


Brendan Hanley moved, — That, pursuant to Standing Order 108(2), the committee, in recognition of exhaustion and burnout amongst health care professionals, undertake a study on how the federal government can facilitate the recruitment and retention of physicians, nurses, nurse practitioners and other health care providers to the public health care system, including a focus on rural and northern communities; that this study be prioritized by the committee in the 44th Parliament; that the committee invite experts and representatives to appear; that the committee hold a minimum of eight meetings with witnesses on this study; that the committee present its findings and recommendations to the House; and that pursuant to Standing Order 109, the committee request a comprehensive response to the report by the government.

A point of order was raised as to the procedural acceptability of the proposed motion.


The motion is in order.

Debate on the motion resumed.


Shelby Kramp-Neuman moved, — That the debate be now adjourned.

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

YEAS: Andy Fillmore, Brendan Hanley, Majid Jowhari, Taleeb Noormohamed, Marcus Powlowski — 5;

NAYS: Luc Berthold, Don Davies, Stephen Ellis, Shelby Kramp-Neuman, Mike Lake, Luc Thériault — 6.


Luc Berthold moved, — That the motion be amended by deleting the words: “That this study be prioritized by the House of Commons Standing Committee on Health in the 44th Parliament”.

By unanimous consent, the amendment was withdrawn.


Don Davies moved, — That the motion be amended by adding after the words “that the committee hold a minimum of eight meetings with witnesses on this study” the following: “and that each party be entitled to an equal amount of witnesses”.


Mike Lake moved, — That the amendment be amended by replacing the word “party” with the words “member of the committee”.

At 5:19 p.m., the sitting was suspended.

At 5:24 p.m., the sitting resumed.

The Chair ruled the sub-amendment out of order as it would invalidate the original intent of the amendment.

Debate on the amendment resumed.

On motion of Luc Berthold, it was agreed, — That the committee do now adjourn.

At 5:39 p.m., the committee adjourned to the call of the Chair.

Naaman Sugrue
Clerk of the Committee