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Minutes of Proceedings

44th Parliament, 1st Session
Meeting 65
Tuesday, May 2, 2023, 11:01 a.m. to 12:14 p.m.
Sean Casey, Chair (Liberal)

Library of Parliament
• Sarah Dodsworth, Analyst
• Kelly Farrah, Analyst
As an individual
• Matthew Herder, Director, Health Law Institute, Dalhousie University
Patented Medicine Prices Review Board
• Douglas Clark, Executive Director
Pursuant to Standing Order 108(2) and the motion adopted by the committee on Thursday, March 9, 2023, the committee resumed its study of the Patented Medicine Prices Review Board.

The witnesses made statements and answered questions.


Robert Kitchen moved, — That the committee resume consideration of the motion of Stephen Ellis, moved on Thursday, April 27, 2023, which read as follows:

That, pursuant to Standing Order 108(1), the committee order the production of all inter- and intra-departmental communications related to the cancellation of the Patented Medicine Prices Review Board consultation;

That these shall include:

  1. emails,
  2. text messages,
  3. memoranda,
  4. messages sent on platforms including, but not limited to, WhatsApp, and Signal;

And that this information is to be provided to the committee no later than Tuesday, May 9, 2023.

The question was put on the motion and it was negatived, by a show of hands: YEAS: 4; NAYS: 7.

Questioning of the witnesses resumed.


Adam van Koeverden moved, — That the committee do now adjourn.

The question was put on the motion and it was agreed to, by a show of hands: YEAS: 6; NAYS: 5.

At 12:14 p.m., the committee adjourned to the call of the Chair.

Patrick Williams
Clerk of the committee