I call this meeting to order.
Welcome, everyone, to meeting number 43 of the House of Commons Standing Committee on Health.
The committee is meeting today to study the emergency situation facing Canadians in light of the COVID-19 pandemic.
I'd like to welcome the witnesses.
Appearing as an individual is Dr. Jillian Kohler, professor, Leslie Dan Faculty of Pharmacy, University of Toronto. Also appearing as an individual is Mr. Yanick Labrie, health economist.
Mr. Labrie will be joining us for both panels. He will be talking, actually, about the PMPRB, I understand.
We have, from Dan's Legacy Foundation, Ms. Barbara Coates, executive director; and Mr. Tom Littlewood, psychologist and program director.
I'd like now to invite the witnesses to make their brief statements.
Before we do that, I will note that I have cards—magic cards. I will display the yellow one when there's roughly a minute left in your time, and when your time is up, I'll display the red card. When you see the red card, you don't have to stop instantly, but do try to wrap up.
That being said, we will start now with Dr. Kohler.
Dr. Kohler, please go ahead. You have five minutes.