Thank you very much, Madam Chair.
I would like to thank the representatives from Health Canada for joining us today. You mentioned that there was an earlier panel, and their presentations were very informative as well.
I want to go to a comment that you made, Mr. Glover, in your opening remarks. You said, “I would just like to reaffirm for the committee that Health Canada will continue to play its part”, and that was close to the end of your comments. We know that when there is a critical incident, such as the most recent drug shortage, it's important for everyone to understand what their role is, to play their part in addressing it in the short term, and then to work together to ensure that the issue is addressed in the long term.
In the previous panel, Mr. O'Rourke spoke of an expanded role for his organization as a sort of clearinghouse of information. In your opening remarks I believe you said you are aware of the expanded role that the Canadian Agency for Drugs and Technologies in Health is perhaps hoping to play when it comes to drug shortages. I'm just wondering if you would be willing to comment a little bit about what your understanding is around that role and what your thoughts are on it.