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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, October 19, 2005 (in camera)
Wednesday, November 2, 2005 (in camera)
Wednesday, November 16, 2005
Wednesday, November 23, 2005

Issue No. 30

First (final) meeting on:
Bill C-28, An Act to amend the Food and Drugs Act

and

Forty-first, forty-second and forty-third meetings on:
Mental health and mental illness

and

First meeting on:
The state of preparedness for a pandemic on the part of  the Canadian government and in particular measures that Canadians and Canadian businesses can take to prepare for a pandemic

INCLUDING:
THE FIFTEENTH REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE
(Bill C-28, An Act to amend the Food and Drugs Act)

AND

THE SIXTEENTH REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE
(Fourth interim report on mental health and mental illness entitled:
A Proposal to Establish a Canadian Mental Health Commission
)


APPEARING:

Wednesday, November 16, 2005

The Honourable Robert Thibault, P.C., M.P., Parliamentary Secretary of the Minister of Health.


WITNESSES:

Wednesday, November 16, 2005

Health Canada:

Paul Mayers, Acting Associate Director General, Food Directorate, Health Products and Food Branch;

Claudette Dalpé, Associate Director, Bureau of Food Regulatory, International and Interagency Affairs, Health Products and Food Branch;

Karen Dodds, Executive Director, Pest Management Regulatory Agency;

Trish MacQuarrie, Director, Alternative Strategies and Regulatory Affairs Division, Pest Management Regulatory Agency.

Food and Consumer Products of Canada:

Ellen Mary Mills, Director of Policy Development;

Michi Furuya Chang, Senior Manager, Scientific Affairs, Kraft Canada.

CropLife Canada:

Peter MacLeod, Executive Director.

Bayer CropScience:

Chris Warfield, Director, Regulatory Affairs Canada.
 

Wednesday, November 23, 2005

Public Health Agency of Canada:

Dr. Arlene King, Director, Immunization and Respiratory Infections Division, Centre for Infectious Disease and Control.

Canadian Food Inspection Agency:

Dr. Judith Bossé, Vice-President, Science;

Krista L. Mountjoy, Vice-President, Operations.

City of Ottawa:

Dr. Patricia Huston, Associate Medical Officer of Health.

As individuals:

Dr. Roy West, Epidemiologist, Memorial University;

Dr. Joel Kettner, Chief Medical Officer of Health, Manitoba 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, Champagne, Cochrane, Cook, Cordy, Fairbairn, P.C., Gill, *Kinsella (or Stratton), LeBreton, 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 LeBreton was substituted for that of the Honourable Senator Segal (October 4, 2005).

The name of the Honourable Senator Champagne was substituted for that of the Honourable Senator Johnson (October 6, 2004).

The name of the Honourable Senator Mercer was substituted for that of the Honourable Senator Cook (November 15, 2005).

The name of the Honourable Senator Cook was substituted for that of the Honourable Senator Mercer (November 17, 2005).