REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE TUESDAY, September 30, 2003

The Standing Senate Committee on Social Affairs, Science and Technology

has the honour to present its

TWELFTH REPORT


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.

Respectfully submitted,

(original signed by)
Marjory LeBreton
Deputy Chair


THE STANDING SENATE COMMITTEE ON SOCIAL AFFAIRS, SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY

APPLICATION 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:

That 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: 

-         the state 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;

-         the monitoring, surveillance and scientific testing capacity of existing agencies;

-         the globalization of public health;

-         the adequacy of funding and resources for public health infrastructure in Canada;

-         the performance of public health infrastructure in selected countries;

-         the feasibility of establishing a national public health legislation or agency as a means for better coordination and integration and improved emergency responsiveness;

-         the Naylor Advisory Group Report and recommendations.

That the Committee submit its report no later than March 31, 2004.

The motion, as amended, was adopted. 

Paul C. Bélisle
Clerk of the Senate


APPENDIX (B) TO THE REPORT

Thursday, 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: 

Professional and Other Services       $  8,500
Transport and Communications        $         0
Other Expenditures                          $     500
Total                                               $ 9,000

 

Respectfully submitted,

LISE BACON
Chair


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