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Minutes of Proceedings

42nd Parliament, 1st Session
Meeting No. 60
Thursday, June 8, 2017, 11:03 a.m. to 1:02 p.m.
Bill Casey, Chair (Liberal)

Library of Parliament
• Karin Phillips, Analyst
• Marlisa Tiedemann, Analyst
Canadian Blood Services
• Jean-Paul Bédard, Vice-President, Public Affairs
• Margaret Fearon, Medical Director, Medical Microbiology
Public Health Agency of Canada
• Howard Njoo, Deputy Chief Public Health Officer, Acting Assistant Deputy Minister, Infectious Disease Prevention and Control Branch
As an individual
• Ralph Hawkins, Clinical Associate Professor of Medicine, University of Calgary, Cumming School of Medicine
• Elizabeth Zubek, Family Physician, Shepherd's Hill Medical Clinic
Pursuant to Standing Order 108(2) and the motion adopted by the Committee on Thursday, May 11, 2017, the Committee commenced its study of the federal framework on Lyme disease.

Ralph Hawkins, by videoconference from Calgary, Alberta, Elizabeth Zubek, by videoconference from Vancouver, British Columbia, Jean-Paul Bédard, Margaret Fearon and Howard Njoo made statements and answered questions.

At 12:48 p.m., the sitting was suspended.

At 12:50 p.m., the sitting resumed.

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

On motion of Colin Carrie, it was agreed, — That a proposed budget in the amount of $12,900.00, for the study of the federal framework on Lyme disease, be adopted.

It was agreed, — That, in relation to the study of the federal framework on Lyme disease, the Committee’s findings be communicated in a letter addressed to the Minister of Health.

At 1:02 p.m., the Committee adjourned to the call of the Chair.

David Gagnon
Clerk of the Committee