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Proceedings of the Standing Senate Committee on
Banking, Trade and Commerce

First Session Thirty-seventh Parliament, 2001

Chairman: The Honourable E. LEO KOLBER
Wednesday, March 21, 2001

Issue No. 4

First meeting on: Bill S-17, An Act to amend the Patent Act

and Second and last meeting on: Bill S-16, An Act to amend the Proceeds of Crime (Money Laundering) Act


APPEARING:

The Honourable Brian Tobin, P.C., M.P., Minister of Industry

WITNESSES:

From Industry Canada:

Andrei Sulzenko, Assistant Deputy Minister;

Susan Bincoletto, Director, Special Projects;

Rob Sutherland-Brown, Senior Counsel.

From Canada's Research-Based Pharmaceutical Companies:

Murray J. Elston, President of Rx&D;

Dr. Aldo Baumgartner, Chairman & CEO of Wyeth-Ayerst Canada Inc. and Chairman of the Board of Directors of Rx&D;

Bernadette Connaughton, President & General Manager of Bristol-Myers Squibb Pharmaceutical Group;

Dan Wayand, General Manager of Procter & Gamble Pharmaceuticals Canada Inc.;

Terry McCool, Vice-President of Corporate Affairs of Eli Lilly Canada Inc.


MEMBERS OF THE COMMITTEE

The Honourable E. Leo Kolber, Chairman

The Honourable David Tkachuk, Deputy Chairman

and

The Honourable Senators:

Angus, * Carstairs, P.C. (or Robichaud, P.C.), Di Nino, Furey, Gustafson, Hervieux-Payette, P.C., Kelleher P.C., Kroft, * Lynch-Staunton (or Kinsella), Setlakwe, Tkachuk, Taylor, Wiebe

* Ex Officio Members

(Quorum 4)

Changes in membership of the committee:

Pursuant to rule 85(4), membership of the committee was amended as follows:

The name of the Honourable Senator Angus substituted for that of the Honourable Senator Lynch-Staunton (March 21, 2001).

The names of the Honourable Senators Taylor, Lynch-Staunton, Di Nino and Gustafson were substituted for those of the Honourable Senators Poulin, Angus, Meighen and Di Nino (March 21, 2001).

The names of the Honourable Senators Hervieux-Payette and Setlakwe were substituted for those of the Honourable Senators Finestone and Christensen (March 21, 2001).

The names of the Honourable Senators Christensen and Finestone, were substituted for those of the Honourable Senators Setlakwe and Hervieux-Payette (March 21, 2001).