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Evidence of meeting #31 for Health in the 41st Parliament, 2nd Session. (The original version is on Parliament’s site, as are the minutes.) The winning word was disease.

A recording is available from Parliament.

On the agenda

MPs speaking

Also speaking

Marc Ouellette  Scientific Director, Institute of Infection and Immunity
Steven Sternthal  Acting Director General, Centre for Food-borne, Environmental and Zoonotic Infectious Diseases, Infectious Diseases Prevention and Control Branch, Public Health Agency of Canada
Robbin Lindsay  Research Scientist, National Microbiology Laboratory, Public Health Agency of Canada
Justin Vaive  Procedural Clerk

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Conservative

The Chair Conservative Ben Lobb

Now, next up—

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Conservative

Eve Adams Conservative Mississauga—Brampton South, ON

Chair, with amendment G-8, I move that Bill C-442, in Clause 1, be amended by replacing lines 1 and 2 on page 3 with the following:

1. This Act may be cited as the Federal Framework on Lyme Disease Act.

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Conservative

The Chair Conservative Ben Lobb

This is to deal with our short title. Are there any comments on this amendment?

(Amendment agreed to)

Shall clause 1 as amended carry?

(Clause 1 as amended agreed to)

Yes, go ahead.

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Conservative

Eve Adams Conservative Mississauga—Brampton South, ON

Mr. Chair, in amendment G-9, I move that Bill C-442 be amended by replacing the long title on page 1 with the following:

An Act respecting a Federal Framework on Lyme Disease

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Conservative

The Chair Conservative Ben Lobb

Are there any thoughts or comments on amendment G-9?

(Amendment agreed to)

Shall the title carry as amended carry?

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Some hon. members

Agreed.

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Conservative

The Chair Conservative Ben Lobb

Now we've basically gone through the bill, front to back, and then again, so now we have three more points here that I have to ask. Now we're on the entire bill.

Shall the bill carry as amended?

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Some hon. members

Agreed.

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Conservative

The Chair Conservative Ben Lobb

Now for the report. Shall I report the bill as amended to the House?

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Some hon. members

Agreed.

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Conservative

The Chair Conservative Ben Lobb

Shall the committee order a reprint of the bill?

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Some hon. members

Agreed.

June 3rd, 2014 / 10:40 a.m.

Conservative

The Chair Conservative Ben Lobb

That covers what we needed to do, and we're five minutes ahead of our plan, so we'll consider Bill C-442 dealt with and we'll report it back in due course.

Ms. May has a short comment, and then we're going to go in camera.

Go ahead.

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Green

Elizabeth May Green Saanich—Gulf Islands, BC

My short comment is only to express deep gratitude to all around this table. There are some clauses that I would have loved to stay the same, but on balance this is a great step forward. I'm deeply grateful to the parliamentary secretary, the Minister, the official opposition, the chair, and all of you for dealing with it expeditiously so that we might have a chance to get it through the House before we break for summer. For that, I can't say anything but the deepest possible thank you. I restrained myself from a hallelujah chorus earlier in the proceedings this morning.

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Conservative

The Chair Conservative Ben Lobb

Thank you. I appreciate your restraint.

I would also like to thank all our members for the good debate and dialogue and for carrying on in a very respectful manner.

Now we're going to get into the committee business portion of our meeting. We're going to suspend for a moment to ask those who shouldn't be here to leave and then we'll get into committee business.

[Proceedings continue in camera]