Proceedings of the Special Committee on
Illegal Drugs

Issue 17 - Minutes


RICHMOND, Tuesday, May 14, 2002
(34)

[English]

The Special Committee on Illegal Drugs met this day in the City of Richmond, Council Chambers, at 1:02 p.m., the Chair, the Honourable Senator Pierre Claude Nolin, presiding.

Members of the committee present: The Honourable Senators Kenny, Carney, P.C. and Nolin (3).

In attendance: Director of Research, Daniel Sansfaçon; from the Library of Parliament, Gérald Lafrenière; from Committees Directorate and Private Legislation, Keli Hogan and Natalie Lemay-Paquette; and from the office of the Honourable Senator Rossiter, Barbara Wheelock.

Also present: The official reporters of the Senate.

Pursuant to the Order of Reference adopted by the Senate on Thursday, March 15, 2001, the committee proceeded to study Canada's anti-drug legislation and policies.

WITNESSES:

From the BC Civil Liberties Association:

Mr. John McIntyre, Member of the Board.

From the Richmond Alcohol and Drug Action Team (RADAT):

Mr. Jim Kelly, Director.

From the Vancouver Island Compassion Society:

Mr. Philippe Lucas, Director.

From the City of Richmond:

Ms Linda Barnes, City Councillor.

From the R.C.M.P.:

Mr. Ward Clapham, Superintendent.

As individuals:

Mr. Alan Randell;

Ms Eleanor Randell.

From the Gilwest Clinic:

Dr. Anne Vogel, Manager.

From Focus on the Family:

Ms Anna Marie White, Policy Analyst.

The Chair made an opening statement.

Mr. McIntyre made a statement and answered questions.

Mr. Kelly made a statement and answered questions.

At 2:00 p.m., the committee suspended.

At 2:06 p.m., the committee resumed its hearing.

Mr. Lucas made a statement and answered questions.

Councillor Barnes made a statement and answered questions.

Superintendent Clapham made a statement and answered questions.

Mr. and Mrs. Randell made a statement and answered questions.

At 4:11 p.m. the committee suspended.

At 4:21 p.m. the committee resumed its hearing.

Dr. Vogel made a statement and answered questions.

Ms White made a statement and answered questions.

At 5:13 p.m. the committee adjourned to the call of the Chair.

ATTEST:


RICHMOND, Tuesday, May 14, 2002
(35)

[English]

The Special Committee on Illegal Drugs met this day in the City of Richmond, City Hall, at 7:09 p.m., the Chair, the Honourable Senator Pierre Claude Nolin, presiding.

Members of the committee present: The Honourable Senators Kenny and Nolin (2).

In attendance: Director of Research, Daniel Sansfaçon; from the Library of Parliament, Gérald Lafrenière; from the Committees Directorate and Private Legislation, Keli Hogan and Natalie Lemay-Paquette; and from the office of the Honourable Senator Rossiter, Barbara Wheelock.

Pursuant to the Order of Reference adopted by the Senate on Thursday, March 15, 2001, the committee proceeded to study Canada's anti-drug legislation and policies.

WITNESSES:

From Touch and Stone Family Association:

Mr. Michael McCoy.

From the R.C.M.P.:

Mr. Chuck Doucette.

From Inner Visions Recovery Society:

Mr. Cory Wint.

From Cannabis Culture:

Mr. Dana Larsen.

From the B.C. Marijuana Party:

Mr. Marc Emery.

As individuals:

Mr. Chris Bennett;

Ms Michele Kubby;

Mr. Ken McLennan;

Mr. David Malmo-Levine;

Mr. David Bourgeois;

Mr. George Bailey;

Mr. Michael C. Hansen;

Mr. Sean Karl;

Mr. Leon Smith;

Mr. Rob Gillespie;

Mr. Peter Grin;

Mr. Sandy MacDonald;

Mr. Derril W. Gudlaugson;

Mr. Timothy Meehan;

Ms Renee Boje;

Mr. Kenneth E. Hayes Jr.;

Mr. Nick Brusatore.

The Chair made an opening statement.

Messrs McCoy, Larsen, Doucette, Emery and Wint each made a statement and answered questions.

The committee proceeded to conduct its hearing in a ``town hall'' format.

Mr. Benett, Ms Kubby, Messrs McLennan, Malmo-Levine, Bourgeois, Bailey, Hansen, Karl, Smith, Gillespie and Grin, Ms MacDonald, Messrs. Gudlaugson and Meehan, Ms Boje, Messrs Hayes Jr. and Brusatore, in turn, made a presentation.

Messrs Larsen, Doucette, Emery and Wint, each made a closing statement.

At 9:32 p.m., the committee adjourned to the call of the Chair.

ATTEST:

Daniel Charbonneau

Acting Clerk of the Committee


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