Proceedings of the Standing Senate Committee on
Legal and Constitutional Affairs

First Session Thirty-sixth Parliament, 1997-98

Chair: The Honourable LORNA MILNE


Wednesday, December 9, 1998

Issue No. 49

First and second meetings on: Bill C-42, An Act to amend the Tobacco Act


APPEARING:

The Honourable Allan Rock, P.C., M.P., Minister of Health

WITNESSES:

Afternoon sitting

From Health Canada:

Dr. Michael A. O'Neill, Senior Policy Analyst, Tobacco Policy and Coordination Unit, Health Policy and Information Directorate, Policy and Consultation Branch;

Mr. Chris McNaught, Senior Counsel (Department of Justice).

From the Canadian Tobacco Manufacturers' Council:

Mr. Robert Parker, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer.

As an individual:

Dr. John Luik.

From the Physicians for a Smoke-Free Canada:

Dr. David Esdaile, Vice-President.

From the Canadian Cancer Society:

Mr. Rob Cunningham, Senior Policy Analyst.

From the Non-Smokers' Rights Association:

Mr. David Sweanor, Senior Counsel.

From Info-tabac:

Mr. Denis Côté, Coordinator.

Evening sitting

From Health Canada:

Dr. Michael A. O'Neill, Senior Policy Analyst, Tobacco Policy and Coordination Unit, Health Policy and Information Directorate, Policy and Consultation Branch;

Mr. Chris McNaught, Senior Counsel (Department of Justice).


MEMBERS OF THE COMMITTEE

The Honourable Lorna Milne, Chair

The Honourable Pierre Claude Nolin, Acting Deputy Chair

and

The Honourable Senators:

Andreychuk, Beaudoin, Bryden, Buchanan, P.C., Eyton, Fraser, Grafstein, *Graham, P.C. (or Carstairs), Joyal, P.C., *Lynch-Staunton (or Kinsella (acting)), Mahovlich, Moore.

*Ex Officio Members

(Quorum 4)

Changes in membership of the committee:

Pursuant to rule 85(4), membership of the committee was amended as follows:

The name of the Honourable Senator Mahovlich substituted for that of the Honourable Senator Pépin (December 9, 1998).

The name of the Honourable Senator Pépin substituted for that of the Honourable Senator Pearson (December 9, 1998).