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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 27, 2010
Thursday, October 28, 2010
Friday, October 29, 2010

Issue No. 15

Eighth, ninth and tenth meetings on:

The study on Canada's pandemic preparedness


The Honourable Leona Aglukkaq, P.C., M.P., Minister of Health


Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Canadian Institutes of Health Research:

Dr. Alain Beaudet, President.

As individuals:

Bhagirath Singh, Director, Centre for Human Immunology, University of Western Ontario;

Françoise Baylis, Professor, Department of Bioethics, Dalhousie University;

Dr. Ross Upshur, Director, University of Toronto Joint Centre for Bioethics.

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Department of Health, United Kingdom:

David Harper, Director General of Health Improvement and Protection (by video conference).

Ministry of Health, Mexico:

Dr. Mauricio Hernandez-Avila, Deputy Minister, Prevention and Health Promotion (by video conference);

Dr. Hugo Lopez Gatell Ramirez, Director General, Epidemiology (by video conference).

Friday, October 29, 2010

Health Canada:

Glenda Yeates, Deputy Minister;

Dr. Paul Gully, Senior Medical Advisor;

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

Public Health Agency of Canada:

Dr. David Butler-Jones, Chief Public Health Officer;

Elaine Chatigny, Director General, Communications;

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

Province of British Columbia:

Dr. Perry Kendall, Provincial Health Officer.

Canadian Standards Association:

Suzanne Kiraly, Executive Vice-President, Government Relations.

As an individual:

Dr. Todd Hatchette, Associate Professor, Department of Pathology, Dalhousie University.

Canadian Medical Association:

Dr. Maura Ricketts, Director, Office of Public Health.


The Honourable Art Eggleton, P.C., Chair

The Honourable Kelvin Kenneth Ogilvie, Deputy Chair


The Honourable Senators:

Champagne, P.C., Cordy, *Cowan (or Tardif), Demers, Dyck, Eaton, Fairbairn, P.C., Lang, *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 Lang replaced the Honourable Senator Braley (October 29, 2010).

The Honourable Senator Fairbairn, P.C., replaced the Honourable Senator Callbeck (October 28, 2010).

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