|REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE||TUESDAY, September 30, 2003|
The Standing Senate Committee on Social Affairs, Science and Technology
has the honour to present its
Your Committee, which was authorized by the Senate on June 19, 2003, to examine and report on the infrastructure and governance of the public health care system in Canada, as well as on Canada's ability to respond to public health emergencies arising from outbreaks of infectious disease, respectfully requests that it be empowered to engage the services of such counsel and technical, clerical and other personnel as may be necessary for the purpose of its study.
Pursuant to section 2:07 of the Procedural Guidelines for the Financial Operation of Senate Committees, the budget submitted to the Standing Committee on Internal Economy, Budgets and Administration and the report thereon of that Committee are appended to this report.
(original signed by)
THE STANDING SENATE COMMITTEE ON SOCIAL AFFAIRS, SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY
FOR BUDGET AUTHORIZATION FOR THE FISCAL YEAR ENDING MARCH 31, 2004
Extract from the Journals of the
Senate of June 19, 2003:
The Honourable Senator Kirby moved, seconded by the Honourable Senator Pépin:
the Standing Senate Committee on Social Affairs, Science and Technology be
authorized to examine and report on the infrastructure and governance of the
public health system in Canada, as well as on Canada's ability to respond to
public health emergencies arising from outbreaks of infectious disease. In
particular, the Committee shall be authorized to examine and report on:
and governance of the public health infrastructure in Canada;
- the roles and responsibilities of, and the coordination among, the various levels of government responsible for public health;
monitoring, surveillance and scientific testing capacity of existing agencies;
globalization of public health;
adequacy of funding and resources for public health infrastructure in Canada;
performance of public health infrastructure in selected countries;
feasibility of establishing a national public health legislation or agency as a
means for better coordination and integration and improved emergency
Naylor Advisory Group Report and recommendations.
the Committee submit its report no later than March 31, 2004.
The motion, as amended, was adopted.
Clerk of the Senate
APPENDIX (B) TO THE REPORT
September 25, 2003
The Standing Committee on Internal Economy, Budgets and Administration
has examined the budget presented to it by the Standing Senate Committee on
Social Affairs, Science and
Technology for the proposed expenditures of the said Committee for the fiscal
year ending March 31, 2004 for
the purpose of its Special Study on Public Health, as authorized by the Senate
on Thursday, June 19, 2003. The said budget is as follows:
and Other Services
Transport and Communications $ 0
Other Expenditures $ 500
Total $ 9,000