Proceedings of the Standing Senate Committee on
Social Affairs, Science and Technology
Issue No. 28 - Minutes of Proceedings - September 21, 2017
OTTAWA, Thursday, September 21, 2017
The Standing Senate Committee on Social Affairs, Science and Technology met in camera this day at 10:32 a.m., in
room 705, Victoria Building, the chair, the Honourable Kelvin Kenneth Ogilvie, presiding.
Members of the committee present: The Honourable Senators Dean, Eggleton, P.C., Neufeld, Ogilvie, Omidvar,
Petitclerc, Raine, Seidman and Stewart Olsen (9).
In attendance: Sonya Norris, Analyst, Parliamentary Information and Research Services, Library of Parliament;
Geneviève Sicard and Chris Cobb, Communications Officers, Communications Directorate.
Also present: The official reporters of the Senate.
Pursuant to the order of reference adopted by the Senate on Tuesday, October 25, 2016, the committee continued its
study on the role of robotics, 3D printing and artificial intelligence in the healthcare system. (For complete text of the
order of reference, see proceedings of the committee, Issue No. 14.)
It was agreed that senator's staff be permitted to remain in the room for the in camera portion of the meeting.
It was agreed to permit the recording and transcription of the in camera portion of the meeting, that one copy of the
transcript be kept with the clerk for consultation purposes, and that the copy be destroyed at the end of the current
Pursuant to rule 12-16(1)(d), the committee considered a draft report.
It was agreed that the steering committee be empowered to approve the final version, incorporating the changes
agreed to today, along with the final design of the report.
It was agreed that the draft report, as amended, be adopted.
It was agreed that the steering committee be empowered to make decisions on behalf of the committee to publicize
the report with the support of the Senate Communications Directorate, including determining the appropriate timing
for tabling the report.
It was agreed that the chair be authorized to table the report with the clerk (or in the Senate).
It was agreed that the committee request a complete and detailed response from the government.
At 11:52 a.m., the committee adjourned to the call of the chair.
Clerk of the Committee