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

Third Session, Fortieth Parliament, 2010

Chair: The Honourable ART EGGLETON, P.C.


Wednesday, October 6, 2010
Thursday, October 7, 2010

Issue No. 13

First and second meetings on:
The study on Canada's pandemic preparedness


WITNESSES

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Public Works and Government Services Canada:

Francine Brisebois, Senior Director, Commercial and Consumer Products Directorate;

Henry Kreker, Manager, Influenza Vaccine Project;

Tom Ring, Assistant Deputy Minister, Acquisitions Branch.

Health Canada:

Elwyn Griffiths, Director General, Biologics and Genetic Therapies Directorate;

Meena Ballantyne, Assistant Deputy Minister, Health Products and Food Branch.

Public Health Agency of Canada:

Dr. Barbara Law, Chief Vaccine Safety, Centre for Immunization and Respiratory Infectious Diseases;

Dr. John Spika, Director General, Centre for Immunization and Respiratory Infectious Diseases.

Roche Canada:

Jim Hall, Vice-President, Urgent Care;

Anne-Marie Hayes, Business Manager, Government, Urgent Care.

Canadian Pharmacists Association:

Jeff Poston, Executive Director;

Janet Cooper, Senior Director, Membership and Professional Affairs.

GlaxoSmithKline Canada:

Paul Lucas, President and CEO.

Rx Canada:

Wendy Nelson, President and CEO;

Jeff Aramini, Senior Consulting Epidemiologist.

Thursday, October 7, 2010

Institute of Epidemiological Diagnosis and Reference:

Dr. Celia Alpuche, Deputy Director General (by video conference).

Public Health Agency of Canada:

Dr. Frank Plummer, Scientific Director General, National Microbiology Laboratory.

As an individual:

Dr. Todd Hatchette, Associate Professor, Department of Microbiology and Immunology, Dalhousie University.


MEMBERS OF THE COMMITTEE

The Honourable Art Eggleton, P.C., Chair

The Honourable Kelvin Kenneth Ogilvie, Deputy Chair

and

The Honourable Senators:

Braley, Callbeck, Champagne, P.C., Cordy, *Cowan (or Tardif), Demers, Dyck, Eaton, *LeBreton, P.C. (or Comeau), Martin, Merchant, Seidman

*Ex officio members

(Quorum 4)

Changes in membership of the committee:

Pursuant to rule 85(4), membership of the committee was amended as follows:

The Honourable Senator Martin replaced the Honourable Senator Wallace (October 4, 2010).

The Honourable Senator Eaton replaced the Honourable Senator Dickson (October 4, 2010).