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Minutes of Proceedings

44th Parliament, 1st Session
Meeting 86
Wednesday, November 1, 2023, 7:30 p.m. to 9:31 p.m.
Sean Casey, Chair (Liberal)

Library of Parliament
• Kelly Farrah, Analyst
• Tu-Quynh Trinh, Analyst
• Hon. Mark Holland, Minister of Health
• Hon. Ya'ara Saks, Minister of Mental Health and Addictions
Canadian Food Inspection Agency
• Diane Allan, Associate Vice-President, Policy and Programs
Canadian Institutes of Health Research
• Tammy Clifford, Acting President
Department of Health
• Stephen Lucas, Deputy Minister
• Eric Costen, Associate Deputy Minister
• Lynne René de Cotret, Assistant Deputy Minister, Oral Health Branch
• Jocelyne Voisin, Assistant Deputy Minister, Strategic Policy Branch
• Michelle Boudreau, Associate Assistant Deputy Minister, Strategic Policy Branch
• Jennifer Saxe, Associate Assistant Deputy Minister, Controlled Substances and Cannabis Branch
• Supriya Sharma, Chief Medical Advisor
Public Health Agency of Canada
• Heather Jeffrey, President
• Nancy Hamzawi, Executive Vice-President
• Theresa Tam, Chief Public Health Officer of Canada
Pursuant to Standing Order 108(2) and the motion adopted by the committee on Wednesday, September 20, 2023, the committee proceeded to a briefing by the Minister of Health and Minister of Mental Health and Addictions on their mandate letters.

The Minister of Health made a statement and, with Heather Jeffrey, answered questions.

At 8:32 p.m., the sitting was suspended.

At 8:35 p.m., the sitting resumed.

The Minister of Mental Health and Addictions made a statement and, with Stephen Lucas, answered questions.

At 9:31 p.m., the committee adjourned to the call of the Chair.

Christine Sing
Clerk of the committee