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SOCI - Standing Committee

Social Affairs, Science and Technology

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

Third Session, Fortieth Parliament, 2010

Chair: The Honourable ART EGGLETON, P.C.

Wednesday, October 6, 2010
Thursday, October 7, 2010

Issue No. 13

First and second meetings on:
The study on Canada's pandemic preparedness


Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Public Works and Government Services Canada:

Francine Brisebois, Senior Director, Commercial and Consumer Products Directorate;

Henry Kreker, Manager, Influenza Vaccine Project;

Tom Ring, Assistant Deputy Minister, Acquisitions Branch.

Health Canada:

Elwyn Griffiths, Director General, Biologics and Genetic Therapies Directorate;

Meena Ballantyne, Assistant Deputy Minister, Health Products and Food Branch.

Public Health Agency of Canada:

Dr. Barbara Law, Chief Vaccine Safety, Centre for Immunization and Respiratory Infectious Diseases;

Dr. John Spika, Director General, Centre for Immunization and Respiratory Infectious Diseases.

Roche Canada:

Jim Hall, Vice-President, Urgent Care;

Anne-Marie Hayes, Business Manager, Government, Urgent Care.

Canadian Pharmacists Association:

Jeff Poston, Executive Director;

Janet Cooper, Senior Director, Membership and Professional Affairs.

GlaxoSmithKline Canada:

Paul Lucas, President and CEO.

Rx Canada:

Wendy Nelson, President and CEO;

Jeff Aramini, Senior Consulting Epidemiologist.

Thursday, October 7, 2010

Institute of Epidemiological Diagnosis and Reference:

Dr. Celia Alpuche, Deputy Director General (by video conference).

Public Health Agency of Canada:

Dr. Frank Plummer, Scientific Director General, National Microbiology Laboratory.

As an individual:

Dr. Todd Hatchette, Associate Professor, Department of Microbiology and Immunology, Dalhousie University.


The Honourable Art Eggleton, P.C., Chair

The Honourable Kelvin Kenneth Ogilvie, Deputy Chair


The Honourable Senators:

Braley, Callbeck, Champagne, P.C., Cordy, *Cowan (or Tardif), Demers, Dyck, Eaton, *LeBreton, P.C. (or Comeau), Martin, Merchant, Seidman

*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 Martin replaced the Honourable Senator Wallace (October 4, 2010).

The Honourable Senator Eaton replaced the Honourable Senator Dickson (October 4, 2010).

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