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

First Session, Thirty-eighth Parliament, 2004-05

Chair: The Honourable MICHAEL KIRBY


Wednesday, March 23, 2005

Issue No. 12

First and only meeting on:

Bill C-12, An Act to prevent the introduction and spread of communicable diseases

INCLUDING:
THE ELEVENTH REPORT
(Bill C-12, An Act to prevent the introduction
and spread of communicable diseases)


APPEARING:

The Honourable Carolyn Bennett, P.C., M.P.,
Minister of State (Public Health)


WITNESSES:

Health Canada:

Dr. Jean-Pierre Legault, Head, Quarantine and Travel Migration Health Program, Public Health Agency;

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

Dennis Brodie, Legislative and Regulatory Policy Advisor, Centre for Emergency Preparedness and Response;

Mario P. Simard, General Counsel.

City of Ottawa:

Dr. Patricia Huston, Associate Medical Officer of Health and Manger of the Surveillance, Emerging Issues, Education and Research Division of Ottawa Public Health.


MEMBERS OF THE COMMITTEE

The Honourable Michael Kirby, Chair

The Honourable Wilbert J. Keon, Deputy Chair

and

The Honourable Senators:

*Austin, P.C., (or Rompkey, P.C.), Callbeck, Cochrane, Cook, Cordy, Fairbairn, P.C., Gill, Johnson, LeBreton, *Kinsella, (or Stratton), Pépin, Trenholme Counsell

*Ex officio members

(Quorum 4)

Changes in membership of the committee:

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

The name of the Honourable Senator Chaput was substituted for that of the Honourable Senator Callbeck (March 23, 2005).

The name of the Honourable Senator Callbeck was substituted for that of the Honourable Senator Chaput (March 24, 2005).