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

Second Session, Fortieth Parliament, 2009

Chair: The Honourable MICHAEL A. MEIGHEN


Wednesday, November 4, 2009
Thursday, November 5, 2009

Issue No. 13

Fourth meeting on:

Bill S-232, An Act to amend the Patent Act (drugs for international humanitarian purposes) and to make a consequential amendment to another Act

and

Third meeting on:

Bill-S-203, An Act to amend the Business Development Bank of Canada Act (municipal infrastructures bonds) and to make a consequential amendment to another Act

and

Sixth meeting on:

The present state of the domestic and international financial system (Global Economic Crisis)


WITNESSES:

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Grandmothers to Grandmothers Campaign:

Gillian Sandeman, Ontario South-East Representative, Leadership Team, National Advocacy Committee;

Marilyn Coolen, Atlantic Representative, Leadership Team, National Advocacy Committee;

Linda Watson, Prairies Representative, Leadership Team, National Advocacy Committee;

Kathleen Wallace-Deering, Co-Chair, National Advocacy Committee.

Canada's Research-Based Pharmaceuticals Companies:

Russell Williams, President.

GlaxoSmithKline Canada:

Paul Lucas, President and Chif Executive Officer.

Boehringer Ingelheim (Canada) Ltd:

Ywe Looper, Director of Patents, Legal Affairs.

Gowling, Lafleur, Henderson LLP:

Richard Dearden, Partner.

Thursday, November 5, 2009

University of Calgary School of Public Policy (by videoconference):

Jack Mintz, Director and Palmer Chair in Public Policy.


MEMBERS OF THE COMMITTEE

The Honourable Michael A. Meighen, Chair

The Honourable Céline Hervieux-Payette, P.C., Deputy Chair

and

The Honourable Senators:

*Cowan (or Tardif), Fox, P.C., Frum, Gerstein, Greene, Harb, *LeBreton, P.C. (or Comeau), Massicotte, Moore, Peterson, Raine, Ringuette

* 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 Honourable Senator Moore replaced the Honourable Senator Carstairs, P.C. (November 5, 2009).

The Honourable Senator Carstairs, P.C., replaced the Honourable Senator Moore (October 29, 2009).