Proceedings of the Standing Senate Committee on
Social Affairs, Science and Technology
Issue No. 39 - Minutes of Proceedings - March 29, 2018
OTTAWA, Thursday, March 29, 2018
The Standing Senate Committee on Social Affairs, Science and Technology met this day at 10:30 a.m., in room 2,
Victoria Building, the chair, the Honourable Art Eggleton, P.C., presiding.
Members of the committee present: The Honourable Senators Dean, Eggleton, P.C., Galvez, Manning, Mégie,
Munson, Omidvar, Petitclerc, Poirier, Raine and Seidman (11).
In attendance: Victor Senna and Mireille Aubé, Procedural Clerks, Senate Committees Directorate; Sonya Norris
and Marlisa Tiedemann, 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, March 22, 2018, the committee continued its
examination of Bill C-45, An Act respecting cannabis and to amend the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act, the
Criminal Code and other Acts.
Federation of Canadian Municipalities:
Bill Karsten, First Vice President, Councillor, City of Halifax;
Alana Lavoie, Manager of Policy and Research.
Ville de Montréal:
Peggy Bachman, Director, Office of Government and Municipal Relations (by video conference);
Marie-Pierre Rouette, Member, Government Relations (by video conference).
City of Waterloo:
Shayne Turner, Director, By-Law Enforcement.
City of Richmond:
Chak Kwong Au, Councillor.
City of Calgary:
Matt Zabloski, Business Strategist, Calgary Community Standards.
The chair made a statement.
Mr. Karsten, Ms. Bachman, Mr. Turner, Mr. Au and Mr. Zabloski each made a statement and, together with Ms.
Lavoie, answered questions.
At 12:29 p.m., the committee adjourned to the call of the chair.
Clerk of the Committee