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

Issue No. 30 - Minutes of Proceedings - October 19, 2017


OTTAWA, Thursday, October 19, 2017
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[English]

The Standing Senate Committee on Social Affairs, Science and Technology met this day at 10:30 a.m., in room 2, Victoria Building, the chair, the Honourable Kelvin Kenneth Ogilvie, presiding.

Members of the committee present: The Honourable Senators Cormier, Dean, Doyle, Eaton, Eggleton, P.C., Mégie, Ogilvie, Omidvar, Petitclerc, Poirier, Seidman and Stewart Olsen (12).

In attendance: Sonya Norris, Analyst, Parliamentary Information and Research Services, Library of Parliament.

Also present: The official reporters of the Senate.

Pursuant to the order of reference adopted by the Senate on Tuesday, September 26, 2017, the committee continued its examination of Bill C-277, An Act providing for the development of a framework on palliative care in Canada.

WITNESSES:

Canadian Nurses Association:

Carolyn Pullen, Director, Policy, Advocacy and Strategy.

Canadian Society of Palliative Care Physicians:

Dr. J. David Henderson, President.

Canadian Geriatrics Society:

Dr. Frank Molnar, President.

HealthCareCAN:

Jennifer Kitts, Director of Policy and Strategy;

Dr. Jill Rice, Interim Medical Chief, Department of Palliative Medicine, Bruyère Continuing Care.

Ontario Long Term Care Association:

Candace Chartier, Executive Chair.

The chair made a statement.

Ms. Pullen, Dr. Henderson and Dr. Molnar each made a statement and answered questions.

At 11:28 a.m., the committee suspended.

At 11:31 a.m., the committee resumed.

Ms. Kitts, Dr. Rice and Ms. Chartier each made a statement and answered questions.

At 12:17 p.m., the committee adjourned to the call of the chair.

ATTEST:

Keli Hogan

Acting Clerk of the Committee

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