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

First Session, Forty-first Parliament, 2011-12


Wednesday, November 7, 2012
Thursday, November 8, 2012

Issue No. 25

Twentieth and twenty-first meetings on:

Study on prescription pharmaceuticals in Canada


Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Canada Health Infoway:

Mike Sheridan, Chief Operating Officer;

Jennifer Zelmer, Senior Vice-President, Clinical Adoption and Innovation.

Health Council of Canada:

John G. Abbott, Chief Executive Officer;

Ingrid Sketris, Councillor.

Institute for Safe Medication Practices Canada:

Sylvia Hyland, Vice-President.

Thursday, November 8, 2012

As individuals:

Françoise Baylis, Professor and Canada Research Chair, Faculty of Medicine, Dalhousie University;

Trudo Lemmens, Scholl Chair in Health Law and Policy, Faculty of Law, University of Toronto (by video conference);

Mary Wiktorowicz, Chair and Associate Professor, School of Health Policy & Management, Faculty of Health, York University.


The Honourable Kelvin Kenneth Ogilvie, Chair

The Honourable Art Eggleton, P.C., Deputy Chair


The Honourable Senators:

Cordy, *Cowan (or Tardif), Demers, Dyck, Eaton, *LeBreton, P.C. (or Carignan), Martin, McInnis,Merchant, Munson, Seidman, Verner, P.C.

* Ex officio members

(Quorum 4)

Changes in membership of the committee:

Pursuant to rule 12-5, membership of the committee was amended as follows:

The Honourable Senator Demers replaced the Honourable Senator Doyle (November 8, 2012).

The Honourable Senator Eaton replaced the Honourable Senator Neufeld (November 8, 2012).

The Honourable Senator Neufeld replaced the Honourable Senator Eaton (November 7, 2012).

The Honourable Senator McInnis replaced the Honourable Senator Enverga, Jr. (November 7, 2012).

The Honourable Senator Doyle replaced the Honourable Senator Seth (November 7, 2012).

The Honourable Senator Eaton replaced the Honourable Senator Unger (November 2, 2012).