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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 18, 2009
Thursday, November 19, 2009

Issue No. 14

Fifth and sixth meeting on:

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


WITNESSES

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Health Partners International of Canada:

Glen Shepherd, President and Chief Executive Officer.

University of Ottawa:

Professor Amir Attaran, Associate Professor in the Faculties of Law and Medicine.

Thursday, November 19, 2009

World Trade Organization (by videoconference):

Antony Taubman, Director of Intellectual Property Division.

Florida State University College of Law (by videoconference):

Frederick M. Abbott, Edward Ball Eminent Scholar, Professor of International Law.


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, Oliver, Peterson, 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 Massicotte replaced the Honourable Senator Mahovlich (November 19, 2009).

The Honourable Senator Mahovlich replaced the Honourable Senator Massicotte (November 19, 2009).

The Honourable Senator Massicotte replaced the Honourable Senator Zimmer (November 19, 2009).

The Honourable Senator Zimmer replaced the Honourable Senator Carstairs, P.C. (November 17, 2009).

The Honourable Senator Carstairs, P.C., replaced the Honourable Senator Massicotte (November 17, 2009).