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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, March 20, 2019
Thursday, March 21, 2019

Issue No. 55

Consideration of a draft agenda (future business)

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


Wednesday, March 20, 2019

As individuals:

Jennifer Chandler, Professor of Law, Centre for Health Law, Policy and Ethics, University of Ottawa;

Vanessa Gruben, Professor, Centre for Health Law, Policy and Ethics, University of Ottawa.

Thursday, March 21, 2019

As an individual:

Dr. Penny Ballem, former chair of the Health Canada Expert Panel on Immune Globulin Product Supply, Clinical Professor of Medicine, University of British Columbia.


Dr. Marc Germain, Vice President, Medical Affairs and Innovation.

Canadian Blood Services:

Dr. Graham D. Sher, Chief Executive Officer.


The Honourable Chantal Petitclerc, Chair

The Honourable Judith G. Seidman, Deputy Chair


The Honourable Senators:

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

* 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 November 20, 2018, membership of the committee was amended as follows:

The Honourable Senator Forest-Niesing replaced the Honourable Senator Francis (March 21, 2019).

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