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

Issue No. 44 - Minutes of Proceedings - May 22, 2018


OTTAWA, Tuesday, May 22, 2018
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[English]

The Standing Senate Committee on Social Affairs, Science and Technology met this day at 7 p.m., in room 2, Victoria Building, the chair, the Honourable Art Eggleton, P.C., presiding.

Members of the committee present: The Honourable Senators Bernard, Dean, Eggleton, P.C., Maltais, Manning, Martin, Mégie, Munson, Omidvar, Petitclerc, Poirier 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.)

WITNESSES:

As individuals:

David Hammond, Associate Professor, University of Waterloo (by video conference);

Ryan Forrest, Policy and Advocacy Officer, Framework Convention Alliance for Tobacco Control;

Dr. George Sam Wang, Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus, Children's Hospital Colorado (by video conference).

Organigram Inc.:

Greg Engel, Chief Executive Officer.

The chair made a statement.

Mr. Hammond, Ms. Forrest, Mr. Engel and Dr. Wang each made a statement and answered questions.

At 7:23 p.m. the Honourable Senator Dean replaced the Honourable Senator Deacon as member of the committee.

At 8:39 p.m., the committee adjourned to the call of the chair.

ATTEST:

Mireille Aubé
Acting Clerk of the Committee