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Proceedings of the Subcommittee on
Veterans Affairs

Issue No. 20 - Minutes of Proceedings - October 24, 2018

OTTAWA, Wednesday, October 24, 2018


The Subcommittee on Veterans Affairs met this day at 11:59 a.m., in room 2, Victoria Building, the chair, the Honourable Jean-Guy Dagenais, presiding.

Members of the subcommittee present: The Honourable Senators Boniface, Dagenais, Doyle and Richards (4).

Other senator present: The Honourable Senator Wallin (1).

In attendance: Isabelle Lafontaine-Emond, Analyst, 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 Monday, February 1, 2016, the subcommittee continued its study on the services and benefits provided to members of the Canadian Forces; to veterans; to members and former members of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police and their families. (For complete text of the order of reference, see proceedings of the subcommittee, Issue No. 1.)

Topic: Study on Cannabis Use for Medical Purposes by Canadian Veterans



Gregg Battersby, Vice President, Commercial Strategy;

Sarah Dobbin, Director, Medical Division.


Philippe Lucas, Vice President, Global Patient Research and Access.

The chair made a statement.

Mr. Battersby and Mr. Lucas each made a statement and, together with Ms. Dobbin, answered questions.

At 1:05 p.m., the subcommittee adjourned to the call of the chair.


Mark Palmer
Clerk of the Subcommittee