The Standing Committee on Industry, Science and Technology met in camera at 3:38 p.m. this day, in Room 308, West Block, the Chair, James Rajotte, presiding.
Members of the Committee present: Hon. Maurizio Bevilacqua, Hon. Scott Brison, Hon. Gerry Byrne, Colin Carrie, Paul Crête, Brian Masse, Hon. Dan McTeague, James Rajotte, Bev Shipley, Dave Van Kesteren and Robert Vincent.
In attendance: Library of Parliament: Lalita Acharya, Analyst; Dan Shaw, Analyst.
It was agreed, — That the draft report be adopted.
It was agreed, — That, notwithstanding the Committee's order of Tuesday, December 12, 2006, the Committee append to its report the supplementary opinion from the New Democratic Party.
It was agreed, — That the Chair be authorized to choose the title for the report on behalf of the Committee.
It was agreed, — That the Chair, Clerk and analysts be authorized to make such grammatical and editorial changes as may be necessary without changing the substance of the report.
It was agreed, — That, pursuant to Standing Order 109, the Committee request that the Government table a comprehensive response to the report.
It was agreed, — That the Chair present the report to the House.
It was agreed, — That the Clerk of the Committee make the necessary arrangements for a press conference to be held after the presentation of the Committee’s report to the House; and that the Committee be represented by the Chair, the Vice-Chairs, the Industry Critic of the Official Opposition and the member from the New Democratic Party.
It was agreed, — That, in relation to its study of the deregulation of telecommunications, the Committee hold 8 meetings in February to hear witnesses.
It was agreed, — That the draft witness list be adopted, and that members be permitted to submit names of additional witnesses by the end of the day on Thursday, February 1, 2007.
It was agreed, — That the Committee hold hearings to study the effectiveness of Canada’s Access to Medicines Regime (CAMR) and review potential improvements in its operational provisions.
It was agreed, — That, in relation to its study on the effectiveness of Canada's Access to Medicines Regime (CAMR), members submit potential witness lists to the Clerk as soon as possible.
At 5:08 p.m., the Committee adjourned to the call of the Chair.
James M. LatimerClerk of the Committee