HESA - #45 - Dec 4th, 2014

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Meeting No. 45

Tuesday, December 4, 2014

The Standing Committee on Health met at 11:49 a.m. this day, in Room 306, The Valour Building, the Chair, Ben Lobb, presiding.

Members of the Committee present:

Witnesses:

  • Government of New Brunswick - Jennifer Russell, Acting Chief Medical Officer of Health, Department of Health;
  • Government of Nova Scotia - Robert Strang, Chief Public Health Officer, Department of Health Promotion and Wellness;
  • Toronto Public Health - David McKeown, Medical Officer of Health

HESA - #44 - Dec 2nd, 2014

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Meeting No. 44

Tuesday, December 2, 2014

The Standing Committee on Health met at 11:06 a.m. this day, in Room 237-C, Centre Block, the Chair, Ben Lobb, presiding.

Members of the Committee present:

Witnesses:

  • Non-Smokers' Rights Association - Melodie Tilson, Director of Policy;
  • Physicians for a Smoke-Free Canada - Geneviève Bois, Research Director;
  • Quebec Coalition for Tobacco Control - Shawn Wells, Spokesperson;
  • Consumer Health Products Canada - Gerry Harrington, Director, Policy;
  • Tobacco Harm Reduction Association of Canada - Dave Jones, Director

HESA - #43 - Nov 27th, 2014

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Meeting No. 43

Tuesday, November 27, 2014

The Standing Committee on Health met at 11:00 a.m. this day, in Room 306, The Valour Building, the Chair, Ben Lobb, presiding.

Witnesses:

  • NJOY - David M. Graham, Senior Vice-President;
  • Electronic Cigarette Trade Association of Canada - Daniel David, Chair of the Board;
  • TVC Liquids - Shawn Wells, Owner;
  • Canadian Convenience Stores Association - Alex Scholten, President;
  • 180 Smoke
    • Boris Giller, Co-Founder;
    • Jha Ashutosh, Co-Founder;
  • Smoke NV Inc.
    • Shanu Mohamedali, President;
    • Inderpreet Rai, Medical Director.

HESA - #41 - Nov 6th, 2014

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Meeting No. 41

Thursday, November 6, 2014

The Standing Committee on Health met at 11:00 a.m. this day, in Room 306, The Valour Building, the Chair, Ben Lobb, presiding.

Witnesses:

As individuals

  • Gopal Bhatnagar, Cardiovascular Surgeon , Trillium Cardiovascular Associates
  • Gaston Ostiguy, Chest Physician, McGill University Health Centre, Montreal Chest Institute
  • David Sweanor, Adjunct Professor, Faculty of Law, University of Ottawa, Special Lecturer, Epidemiology and Public Health, University of Nottingham, England

HESA - #40 - Nov 4th, 2014

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Meeting No. 40

Tuesday, November 4, 2014

The Standing Committee on Health met in camera at 11:02 a.m. this day, in Room 237-C, Centre Block, the Chair, Ben Lobb, presiding.

Witnesses:

  • Canadian Association of Poison Control Centres - Martin Laliberté, President
  • Canadian Pharmacists Association - Barry Power, Pharmacist; Glen Doucet, Vice-President, Advocacy and Public Affairs
  • Vancouver General Hospital - Milan Khara, Clinical Director, Smoking Cessation Clinic
  • As an individual - David Hammond, Associate Professor, School of Public Health and Health Systems, University of Waterloo.

HESA - #39 - Oct. 30th 2014

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Meeting No. 39

Thursday, October 30, 2014

The Standing Committee on Health met at 11:44 a.m. this day, in Room 306, The Valour Building, the Chair, Ben Lobb, presiding.

Witnesses:

  • Canadian Cancer Society - Rob Cunningham, Senior Policy Analyst
  • Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada - Manuel Arango, Director, Health Policy
  • Canadian Lung Association - Margaret Bernhardt-Lowdon, Executive Director, Manitoba Lung Association
  • Canadian Public Health Association - Ian Culbert, Excutive Director

HESA - #38 - Oct. 28th 2014

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Meeting No. 38

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

The Standing Committee on Health met at 11:00 a.m. this day, in Room 306, The Valour Building, the Chair, Ben Lobb, presiding.

Witnesses:

Centre for Addiction and Mental Health

  • Peter Selby, Chief, Addictions Program. UK Centre for Tobacco and Alcohol Studies:
  • John Britton, Professor of Epidemiology, University of Nottingham, United Kingdom

World Health Organization's Tobacco Free Initiative

  • Armando Peruga, Program Manager

HESA - #37 - Oct. 21st 2014

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Meeting No. 37

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

The Standing Committee on Health met in a televised session at 11:02 a.m. this day, in Room 237-C, Centre Block, the Chair, Ben Lobb, presiding.

Witnesses:

Department of Health

  • Hilary Geller, Assistant Deputy Minister, Healthy Environments and Consumer Safety Branch;
  • Suzy McDonald, Associate Director General, Controlled Substances and Tobacco Directorate, Healthy Environments and Consumer Safety Branch;
  • John Patrick Stewart, Executive Medical Director, Therapeutic Products Directorate, Health Products and Food Branch;
  • Peter Brander, Acting Senior Director General, Regions and Programs Bureau.

The VapeMate Team

Posted by The VapeMate Team on 10/14/2014 to HESA

As reavealed in their Meeting Minutes at approximately 12:33 p.m, the House of Commons Standing Committee on Health (HESA) agreed to begin a "study" spanning no fewer than five (5) meetings beginning on October 21st, 2014.  The study focus on the following areas:

  1. the potential risk, benefits and challenges associated with these products domestically, including the renormalization of smoking, and use as smoking cessation aids,
  2. the pros and cons of ways in which different jurisdictions both domestically and internationally have chosen to regulate these products, and
  3. options for realizing any benefits and addressing any significant health and safety risks

The Committee will hear witnesses from the Department of Health concerning e-cigarettes during the first hour, and then begin with other witnesses during the second hour.

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