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Minutes of Proceedings

44th Parliament, 1st Session
Meeting 50
Tuesday, January 31, 2023, 11:02 a.m. to 12:32 p.m.
In Camera
Sean Casey, Chair (Liberal)

• Jean-Denis Garon for Luc Thériault (Bloc Québécois)
• Ron Liepert for Laila Goodridge (Conservative)
Library of Parliament
• Sarah Dodsworth, Analyst
• Kelly Farrah, Analyst
Pursuant to Standing Order 108(2) and the motion adopted by the committee on Wednesday, February 9, 2022, the committee resumed its study of Canada's health workforce.

The committee resumed consideration of a draft report.

At 11:14 a.m., the sitting was suspended.

At 11:21 a.m., the sitting resumed.

At 11:35 a.m., the sitting was suspended.

At 11:37 a.m., the sitting resumed.

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

Brendan Hanley gave notice of the following motion:

That, pursuant to Standing Order 108 (2), the committee undertake a study of the opioid epidemic and toxic drug crisis in Canada and specifically look at the impacts of measures that are being taken, and additional measures which could be taken, to address the toxic drug crisis, reduce harm, and save lives; that the committee hold a minimum of eight meetings on this study, including one meeting with an explicit focus on the toxic drug crisis in Indigenous, rural, northern, and remote communities, and that at least two meetings be conducted after Saturday, September 30, 2023, to allow for the committee to hear evidence related to British Columbia’s drug decriminalization experiment; and that the committee present its findings and recommendations to the House and request that the government table a comprehensive response to the report.

It was agreed, — That the committee resume its study of children’s health on Tuesday, February 7, 2023.

It was agreed, — That the committee invite representatives of the Public Health Agency of Canada to appear in relation to the study of the emergency situation facing Canadians in light of the COVID-19 pandemic on Thursday, February 2, 2023.

At 12:32 p.m., the committee adjourned to the call of the Chair.

Patrick Williams
Clerk of the committee