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SOCI - Standing Committee

Social Affairs, Science and Technology

Proceedings of the Standing Senate Committee on
Social Affairs, Science and Technology

Second Session, Thirty-seventh Parliament, 2002-03

Chair: The Honourable MICHAEL KIRBY

Wednesday, September 17, 2003
Thursday, September 18, 2003

Issue No. 20

First and second meetings concerning: Public health emergencies arising from infectious disease


Meeting of September 17

From the Office of Critical Infrastructure Protection and Emergency Preparedness:

James Harlick, Assistant Deputy Minister;

Gary O'Bright, Director of Operations.

From Health Canada:

Scott Broughton, Assistant Deputy Minister, Population and Public Health Branch;

Paul Gully, Senior Director General, Population and Public Health Branch;

David Mowat, Director General, Centre for Surveillance Coordination;

Ron St. John, Director General, Centre for Emergency Preparedness and Response.

Meeting of September 18

From Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada:

Andrew Marsland, Acting Assistant Deputy Minister, Market and Industry Services Branch;

Gilles Lavoie, Senior Director General, Market and Industry Services Branch.

From the Canadian Food Inspection Agency:

Judith Bossé, Vice-President, Science;

Dr. Sara Kahn, Deputy Veterinary Officer of Canada.

From Health Canada:

Karen Dodds, Director General, Food Directorate, Health Products and Food Branch.


The Honourable Michael Kirby, Chair

The Honourable Marjory LeBreton, Deputy Chair


The Honourable Senators:

Callbeck, * Carstairs, P.C. (or Robichaud, P.C.), Cook, Cordy, Keon, Léger, *Lynch-Staunton (or Kinsella), Morin, Roberston, Roche, Rossiter, Trenholme Counsell

*Ex Officio Members

(Quorum 4)

Change in membership of the committee:

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

The name of the Honourable Senator Trenholme Counsell substituted for that of the Honourable Senator Fairbairn (September 17, 2003).

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