The Standing Committee on Health met at 8:47 a.m. this day, in Room C-120, 1 Wellington Street, the Chair, Joy Smith, presiding.
Members of the Committee present: Kelly Block, Patrick Brown, Colin Carrie, Libby Davies, Parm Gill, Wladyslaw Lizon, Dany Morin, Anne Minh-Thu Quach, Djaouida Sellah, Joy Smith and Mark Strahl.
Acting Members present: Ted Hsu for Hon. Hedy Fry.
Associate Members present: Kellie Leitch.
In attendance: Library of Parliament: Raphaelle Deraspe, Analyst; Sonya Norris, Analyst.
Witnesses: Best Medicines Coalition: Gail Attara, Chair of Operations Committee, President and Chief Executive Officer, Gastrointestinal Society; Suzanne Nurse, Representative. Canadian Anesthesiologists' Society: Richard Chisholm, President. Canadian Medical Association: John Haggie, President. Canadian Society of Hospital Pharmacists: Myrella Roy, Executive Director. Ordre des pharmaciens du Québec: Diane Lamarre, President; Manon Lambert, Director General and Secretary.
Richard Chisholm, by videoconference from Buenos Aires, Argentina, John Haggie, Gail Attara, Suzanne Nurse, Diane Lamarre and Myrella Roy made statements and answered questions.
At 10:44 a.m., the Committee adjourned to the call of the Chair.
Mariane BeaudinClerk of the Committee