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Proceedings of the Standing Senate Committee on
Legal and Constitutional Affairs

First Session, Forty-second Parliament, 2015-16-17

Chair: The Honourable BOB RUNCIMAN


Wednesday, February 8, 2017
Thursday, February 9, 2017

Issue No. 21

Third (final) meeting:

Bill C-4, An Act to amend the Canada Labour Code, the Parliamentary Employment and Staff Relations Act, the Public Service Labour Relations Act and the Income Tax Act

and

First meeting:

Bill C-224, An Act to amend the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act (assistance — drug overdose)

INCLUDING:
THE ELEVENTH REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE
(Bill C-4)


WITNESSES

Thursday, February 9, 2017

Ron McKinnon, Member of Parliament for Coquitlam—Port Coquitlam, sponsor of the bill;

Todd Doherty, Member of Parliament for Cariboo—Prince George.

As an individual:

Christine Padaric.

Waterloo Region Crime Prevention Council:

Michael Parkinson, Community Engagement Coordinator.

Ottawa Public Health:

Dr. Isra Levy, Medical Officer of Health, Office of the Medical Officer of Health.

As individuals:

Trevor Daroux, Retired Deputy Chief, Calgary Police Service;

Michael Crystal, Lawyer, Spiteri & Ursulak LLP.


MEMBERS OF THE COMMITTEE

The Honourable Bob Runciman, Chair

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

and

The Honourable Senators:

Batters, Boisvenu, Boniface, *Carignan, P.C. (or Martin), Dagenais, Dupuis, *Harder, P.C. (or Bellemare), Jaffer, Joyal, P.C., McIntyre, Omidvar, Pate, Pratte, Sinclair, White

*Ex officio members

(Quorum 4)

Changes in membership of the committee:

Pursuant to rule 12-5 and to the order of the Senate of December 7, 2016, membership of the committee was amended as follows:

The Honourable Senator McIntyre replaced the Honourable Senator Tannas (February 8, 2017).

The Honourable Senator Tannas replaced the Honourable Senator McIntyre (February 7, 2017).

The Honourable Senator McIntyre replaced the Honourable Senator Tannas (February 3, 2017).