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SOCI - Standing Committee

Social Affairs, Science and Technology

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

First Session, Forty-second Parliament, 2015-16-17-18

Chair: The Honourable CHANTAL PETITCLERC

Wednesday, February 27, 2019
Thursday, February 28, 2019

Issue No. 54

Fourth and fifth meetings:
Bill S-252, Voluntary Blood Donations Act (An Act to amend the Blood Regulations)


Wednesday, February 27, 2019

Canadian Plasma Resources:

Barzin Bahardoust, Chief Executive Officer.

Prometic Plasma Resources:

William Bees, Vice-President, Plasma Technologies.

Thursday, February 28, 2019

Canadian Health Coalition:

Melanie Benard, National Director of Policy and Advocacy;

Dr. Michèle Brill-Edwards, Board Member.

Canadian Hemophilia Society, British Columbia Chapter:

Curtis Brandell, President.

Sickle Cell Disease Association of Canada:

Biba Tinga, President (by video conference).


The Honourable Chantal Petitclerc, Chair

The Honourable Judith G. Seidman, Deputy Chair


The Honourable Senators:

Dasko, *Day (or Mercer), Deacon (Ontario), Eaton, Francis, *Harder, P.C. (or Bellemare) (or Mitchell), Manning, Mégie, Munson, Oh, Omidvar, Poirier, Ravalia, *Smith (or Martin), *Woo (or Saint-Germain)

*Ex officio members

(Quorum 4)

Change in membership of the committee:

Pursuant to rule 12-5 and to the orders of the Senate of November 7, 2017 and of February 27, 2019, membership of the committee was amended as follows:

The Honourable Senator Francis replaced the Honourable Senator Forest-Niesing (February 28, 2019).

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