Proceedings of the Standing Senate Committee on
Legal and Constitutional Affairs
Issue No. 65 - Minutes of Proceedings - June 13, 2019
OTTAWA, Thursday, June 13, 2019
The Standing Senate Committee on Legal and Constitutional Affairs met this day at 10:30 a.m., in room W120, 1
Wellington St., the chair, the Honourable Serge Joyal, P.C., presiding.
Members of the committee present: The Honourable Senators Batters, Boisvenu, Boniface, Carignan, P.C.,
Dalphond, Dean, Dupuis, Gold, Joyal, P.C., McIntyre and Pratte (11).
Other senator present: The Honourable Senator Pate (1).
In attendance: Maxime Charron-Tousignant, Analyst, Parliamentary Information and Research Services, Library of
Also present: The official reporters of the Senate.
Pursuant to the order of reference adopted by the Senate on Tuesday, June 11, 2019, the committee began its
consideration of Bill C-93, An Act to provide no-cost, expedited record suspensions for simple possession of cannabis.
The Honourable Ralph Goodale, P.C., M.P., Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness.
Public Safety Canada:
Angela Arnet Connidis, Director General, Crime Prevention, Corrections and Criminal Justice Directorate;
Allison Davis, Manager, Criminal Justice Policy Unit.
Parole Board of Canada:
Ian Broom, Acting Director General, Policy and Operations;
Lisa Noseworthy, Acting Director, Clemency and Record Suspensions.
Royal Canadian Mounted Police:
Amanda Gonzalez, Manager, Civil Fingerprint Screening Services and Legislative Conformity.
Department of Justice Canada:
Ari Slatkoff, Deputy Executive Director and General Counsel.
The chair made a statement.
The minister made a statement and, together with Ms. Arnet Connidis, Mr. Broom, Ms. Gonzalez, Mr. Slatkoff,
Ms. Davis and Ms. Noseworthy, answered questions.
At 12:36 p.m., the committee adjourned to the call of the chair.