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Minutes of Proceedings

43rd Parliament, 2nd Session
Meeting 37
Friday, May 14, 2021, 1:02 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Ron McKinnon, Chair (Liberal)

Library of Parliament
• Sonya Norris, Analyst
• Tu-Quynh Trinh, Analyst
Pursuant to Standing Order 106(4), the committee commenced consideration of the request by four members of the committee to discuss matters of urgency.


Michelle Rempel Garner moved, — That the Committee hold a meeting to invite the Deputy Minister of Health Canada, the Deputy Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness, the Deputy Minister of Public Services and Procurement, the President of the Public Health Agency of Canada, the Chief Public Health Officer of Canada, the Vice President of Logistics and Operations for the Public Health Agency of Canada, and the head of the National Advisory Committee on Immunization, to discuss recent COVID-19 developments including, but not limited to,

  • Timeline for full vaccination for all Canadians
  • Mixed vaccinations
  • Communications on vaccinations
  • Proof of vaccination status
  • Pandemic border control measures
  • Guidance for Vaccinated Individuals / Benchmarking
  • An update on the Johnson and Johnson vaccine,

That the meeting be at least three hours in length, that the relevant departments for which officials have been requested be invited and asked to prioritize their attendance but that the meeting not be delayed if they are unable to prioritize attendance at the meeting, that the total time allotted for opening statements be limited to 5 minutes by witnesses for no more than 20 minutes total to ensure adequate time for questions to be posed by committee members, and that this meeting be held on or before the end of day on Friday, May 21, 2021.

Debate arose thereon.

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

YEAS: John Barlow, Don Davies, Chris d'Entremont, Anju Dhillon, Mike Kelloway, Larry Maguire, Jennifer O'Connell, Michelle Rempel Garner, Sonia Sidhu, Luc Thériault, Tony Van Bynen — 11;

NAYS: — 0.

At 1:30 p.m., the committee adjourned to the call of the Chair.

Jean-François Pagé
Clerk of the Committee