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

First Session, Forty-first Parliament, 2011-12


Wednesday, May 30, 2012
Thursday, May 31, 2012

Issue No. 18

Twelfth meeting on:

Study on prescription pharmaceuticals in Canada


Second meeting on

The subject-matter of those elements contained in Division 54 of Part 4 of Bill C-38, An Act to implement certain provisions of the budget tabled in Parliament on March 29, 2012 and other measures


Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Clinical Trials Ontario:

Ronald Heslegrave, Executive Director.

Canadian Association of Research Ethics Board:

Sharon Freitag, Past President.

Ontario Institute for Cancer Research:

Janet Manzo, Executive Director, Ontario Cancer Research Ethics Board;

Dr. Raphael Saginur, Chair, Ontario Cancer Reseach Ethics Board Governance Committee.

Thursday, May 31, 2012

Citizenship and Immigration Canada:

Sandra Harder, Director General, Strategic Policy and Planning;

David Manicom, Director General, Immigration Branch;

Alain Laurencelle, Counsel, Legal Services.

Human Resources and Skills Development Canada:

Campion Carruthers, Director, Program Integrity Division.

Canadian Federation of Independent Business:

Corinne Pohlmann, Vice President, National Affairs.

Alberta Federation of Labour:

Shannon Phillips, Policy Analyst (by video conference).


The Honourable Kelvin Kenneth Ogilvie, Chair

The Honourable Art Eggleton, P.C., Deputy Chair


The Honourable Senators:

Callbeck, Cordy, *Cowan (or Tardif), Dyck, Housakos, Hubley, *LeBreton, P.C. (or Carignan), Martin, Seidman, Seth, Verner, P.C., Wallace

*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 Housakos replaced the Honourable Senator Patterson (May 31, 2012).

The Honourable Senator Patterson replaced the Honourable Senator Demers (May 30, 2012).

The Honourable Senator Demers replaced the Honourable Senator Housakos (May 23, 2012).

The Honourable Senator Dyck replaced the Honourable Senator Campbell (May 17, 2012).