The Standing Committee on Health met at 9:08 a.m. this day, in Room 237-C, Centre Block, the Chair, Bonnie Brown, presiding.
Members of the Committee present: Bonnie Brown, Hon. Brenda Chamberlain, Jean Crowder, Ruby Dhalla, Steven John Fletcher, James Lunney, Rob Merrifield and Hon. Robert Thibault.
Acting Members present: Nicole Demers for Marcel Gagnon, John Maloney for Michael John Savage and Mark Warawa for Colin Carrie.
In attendance: Library of Parliament: Nancy Miller Chenier, Analyst; Sonya Norris, Analyst.
Witnesses: Department of Health: Diane Gorman, Assistant Deputy Minister, Health Products and Food Branch; Susan Gardner-Barclay, Director General, Office of Consumer and Public Involvement, Health Products and Food Branch; Siddika Mithani, Formerly Associate Director General, Therapeutic Products Directorate, Health Products and Food Branch and Director General Veterinary Drugs Directorate, Health Products and Food Branch. Public Health Agency of Canada: Vivian Ellis, Senior Policy Advisor and Acting Manager, Integrated Chronic Disease Policy, Centre for Chronic Disease Prevention and Control.
Diane Gorman made a statement and, with the other witnesses, answered questions.
At 11:01 a.m., the Committee adjourned to the call of the Chair.
Carmen DePapeClerk of the Committee