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Social Affairs, Science and Technology


Proceedings of the Standing Senate Committee on
Social Affairs, Science and Technology

Issue No. 41 - Minutes of Proceedings - April 26, 2018

OTTAWA, Thursday, April 26, 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 Bernard, Campbell, Dagenais, Eggleton, P.C., Manning, Mégie, Munson, Omidvar, Petitclerc, Poirier, Raine and Seidman (12).

In attendance: Shaila Anwar, Deputy Principal Clerk, 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. (For complete text of the order of reference, see proceedings of the committee, Issue No. 39.)


Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety:

Chris Moore, Manager, Training & Education Services.

Canadian Labour Congress:

Hassan Yussuff, President;

Tara Peel, National Representative, Health & Safety.


Derrick Hynes, Executive Director;

Christopher MacDonald, Member, Director, Government Relations, J.D. Irving, Limited.

Energy Safety Canada:

Murray Elliott, President.

The chair made a statement.

Mr. Moore, Mr. Yussuff, Mr. Hynes and Mr. Elliott each made a statement and, together with Mr. MacDonald, answered questions.

At 12:27 p.m., the committee adjourned to the call of the chair.


Mireille Aubé
Acting Clerk of the Committee

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