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Proceedings of the Standing Senate Committee on 
Foreign Affairs and International Trade

Issue No. 42 - Minutes of Proceedings - March 29, 2018

OTTAWA, Thursday, March 29, 2018


The Standing Senate Committee on Foreign Affairs and International Trade met this day at 10:34 a.m., in room 160-S, Centre Block, the chair, the Honourable A. Raynell Andreychuk, presiding.

Members of the committee present: The Honourable Senators Andreychuk, Bovey, Greene, Housakos, Massicotte, Ngo, Oh and Saint-Germain (8).

In attendance: Natalie Mychajlyszyn, Nadia Faucher and Karin Phillips, Analysts, Parliamentary Information and Research Services, Library of Parliament.

Also present: The official reporters of the Senate.

Pursuant to the order of reference adopted by the Senate on Thursday, February 15, 2018, the committee continued its consideration of the subject matter of Bill C-45, An Act respecting cannabis and to amend the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act, the Criminal Code and other Acts, insofar as it relates to Canada's international obligations. (For complete text of the order of reference, see proceedings of the committee, Issue No. 41.)


Canadian Coalition for the Rights of Children:

Kathy Vandergrift, Chair.

As individuals:

Dwight Newman, Professor and Canada Research Chair, College of Law, University of Saskatchewan.

Bruno Gélinas-Faucher, PhD Candidate in International Law, Faculty of Law, University of Cambridge.

The chair made a statement.

Mr. Gélinas-Faucher made a statement.

Mr. Newman made a statement.

Ms. Vandergrift made a statement and, together with Mr. Gélinas-Faucher and Mr. Newman, answered questions.

At 11:59 a.m., the committee adjourned to the call of the chair.


Marie-Eve Belzile
Clerk of the Committee