Proceedings of the Standing Senate Committee on
Social Affairs, Science and Technology
Issue 19 - Minutes of Proceedings - September 24, 2014
OTTAWA, Wednesday, September 24, 2014
The Standing Senate Committee on Social Affairs, Science and Technology met
this day at 4:13 p.m., in room 2, Victoria Building, the chair, the Honourable
Kelvin Kenneth Ogilvie, presiding.
Members of the committee present: The Honourable Senators Chaput,
Eggleton, P.C., Enverga, Nancy Ruth, Ogilvie, Seidman, Seth and Stewart Olsen
In attendance: Sonya Norris and Marlisa Tiedemann, Analysts,
Parliamentary Information and Research Service.
Also in attendance: The official reporters of the Senate.
Pursuant to the order of reference adopted by the Senate on Thursday,
September 18, 2014, the committee began its study of Bill C-17, An Act to amend
the Food and Drugs Act.
Terence Young, Member of Parliament for Oakville and founder of Drug Safety
Alies Maybee, Patient Leader.
Psychiatric Medication Awareness Group:
Janet Currie, Representative
Best Medicines Coalition:
Christine Janus, Board Member
The chair made a statement and informed the committee that the clerk of the
committee received a written declaration of a private interest made by the
Honourable Pana Merchant, in relation to the committee's consideration of Bill
Terence Young made a statement and answered question.
At 4:40 p.m., the committee suspended.
At 4:45 p.m., the committee resumed.
The chair informed the committee that a written submission was received in
one language only.
It was agreed that the document be distributed and that the translated
version follow when received.
Ms. Maybee, Ms. Currie and Ms. Janus each made a statement and, together,
At 5:44 p.m., the committee adjourned to the call of the chair.
Acting Clerk of the Committee