I call the meeting to order.
Welcome, everybody, to the 128th meeting of the Standing Committee on Health. Welcome to our guests.
We have a full house today and lots of questions, and I'm sure we'll have lots of answers.
First of all, I want to welcome the Honourable Ginette Petitpas Taylor, Minister of Health and my neighbour in New Brunswick.
Welcome to our committee.
I want to welcome the officials here.
From the Department of Health, we have Simon Kennedy, deputy minister. From the Canadian Food Inspection Agency, we have Paul Glover, president. From the Canadian Institutes of Health Research, we have Michel Perron, executive vice-president. From Patented Medicine Prices Review Board, we have Douglas Clark, executive director. From the Public Health Agency of Canada, we have Siddika Mithani, president, and Theresa Tam, chief public health officer.
My understanding is the minister has to leave at 9:45 or thereabouts. Is that correct?