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Proceedings of the Standing Senate Committee on
Legal and Constitutional Affairs

First Session, Forty-second Parliament, 2015-16

Chair: The Honourable BOB RUNCIMAN


Thursday, June 2, 2016
Monday, June 6, 2016
Tuesday, June 7, 2016
Thursday, June 9, 2016

Issue No. 10

First and second (final) meetings:

Bill S-225, An Act to amend the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act (Substances used in the production of fentanyl)

First and second (final) meetings:

Bill C-14, An Act to amend the Criminal Code and to make related amendments to other Acts (Medical assistance in dying)

First (final) meeting:

Bill S-1001, An Act to authorize La Capitale Financial Security Insurance Company to apply to be continued as a body corporate under the laws of the Province of Quebec

INCLUDING:
THE FOURTH REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE
(Bill C-14, An Act to amend the Criminal Code and to make related amendments to other Acts (Medical assistance in dying))

THE FIFTH REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE
(Bill S-1001, An Act to authorize La Capitale Financial Security Insurance Company to apply to be continued as a body corporate under the laws of the Province of Quebec)

THE SIXTH REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE
(Bill S-225, An Act to amend the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act (Substance used in the production of fentanyl))


WITNESSES

Thursday, June 2, 2016

Lethbridge Police Service:

Rod Klassen, Staff Sergeant, Alberta Law Enforcement Response Teams.

Levern Health Clinic:

Dr. Susan Christenson, Family physician (by video conference).

Canadian Association of Chiefs of Police:

Trevor Daroux, Deputy Chief, Calgary Police Service.

Ontario Centre of Forensic Sciences:

Karen Woodall, Toxicologist.

As an individual:

Marie Agioritis.

Monday, June 6, 2016

Health Canada:

Abby Hoffman, Assistant Deputy Minister, Strategic Policy Branch;

Sharon Harper, Manager, Chronic and Continuing Care Division.

Department of Justice Canada:

Carole Morency, Director General and Senior General Counsel, Criminal Law Policy Section;

Joanne Klineberg, Senior Counsel, Criminal Law Policy Section.

As an individual:

Peter Hogg, Scholar in Residence, Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP;

Gerald D. Chipeur, Partner, Miller Thomson LLP;

Tom McMorrow, Assistant Professor, University of Ontario Institute of Technology (by video conference);

Dr. Catherine Ferrier, Division of Geriatric Medicine, McGill University Health Centre (by video conference);

Trista Carey, Partner, Schnell Hardy Jones LLP;

Amir Attaran, Canadian Research Chair, Population Health and Global Development Policy, University of Ottawa (by video conference).

British Columbia Civil Liberties Association:

Josh Paterson, Executive Director (by video conference).

Thursday, June 9, 2016

La Capitale Financial Group Inc.:

Pierre Marc Bellavance, Vice President, Legal Affairs and Corporate Secretary;

Julie Noël de Tilly, Lawyer and Corporate Secretary Coordinator.


MEMBERS OF THE COMMITTEE

The Honourable Bob Runciman, Chair

The Honourable George Baker, P.C., Deputy Chair

and

The Honourable Senators:

        Batters, Boisvenu, *Carignan, P.C. (or Martin), Dagenais, *Harder, P.C. (or Bellemare), Jaffer, Joyal, P.C., McInnis, McIntyre, Plett, White

*Ex officio members

(Quorum 4)

Changes in membership of the committee:

Pursuant to rule 12-5, membership of the committee was amended as follows:

The Honourable Senator Cowan was removed from the membership of the committee, substitution pending (June 8, 2016).

The Honourable Senator McInnis replaced the Honourable Senator Frum (June 7, 2016).

The Honourable Senator Frum replaced the Honourable Senator McInnis (June 6, 2016).

The Honourable Senator McInnis replaced the Honourable Senator Marshall (June 6, 2016).

The Honourable Senator Marshall replaced the Honourable Senator McInnis (June 6, 2016).

The Honourable Senator Cowan replaced the Honourable Senator Fraser (June 6, 2016).

The Honourable Senator Fraser replaced the Honourable Senator Cowan (May 19, 2016).

The Honourable Senator McInnis replaced the Honourable Senator Enverga (May 17, 2016).