Studies & Bills

Orders of Reference

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Studies & Bills Order of Reference Session  note  note
To reassess Canada's anti-drug legislation and policies
2001-03-15
Wednesday, August 28, 2002 at 9:31 AM
Wednesday, July 3, 2002 at 9:00 AM
Monday, June 10, 2002 at 1:04 PM
  • Michel Perron, Executive Director (From the Canadian Centre on Substance Abuse:)
Monday, June 10, 2002 at 8:00 AM
  • Cathy Airth, Acting Director, Office of Canada's Drug Strategy, Healthy Environments and Consumer Safety Branch (From the Department of Health Canada:)
  • Patricia Begin, Director, Research and Evaluation (From the National Crime Prevention Centre:)
  • Hélène Goulet, Director General, Tobacco Control Programme, Healthy Environmnents and Consumer Safety Branch (From the Department of Health Canada:)
  • Brian Grant, Director, Addictions Research Centre (PEI) (From the Correctional Service Canada:)
  • Mr. Paul E. Kennedy, Senior Assistant Deputy Solicitor General, Policing and Security Branch (From the Office of the Solicitor General of Canada:)
  • Gillian Lynch, Director General, Drug Strategy and Controlled Substances Programme (From the Department of Health Canada:)
  • Croft Michaelson, Director and Senior General Counsel, Strategic Prosecution Policy Section (From the Department of Justice:)
  • Dann Michols, Assistant Deputy Minister, Healthy Environments and Consumer Safety Branch (From the Department of Health Canada:)
  • Paul Saint-Denis, Senior Counsel, Criminal Law Policy Section (From the Department of Justice:)
  • Raf Souccar, Chief Superintendent (From the Royal Canadian Mounted Police:)
  • Ross Toller, Deputy Commissioner, Prairie Region (From the Correctional Service Canada:)
  • Inspector Chuck Walker, Officer in Charge, Operational Systems Policy Section, National Contract Policing Branch (From the Royal Canadian Mounted Police:)
Friday, June 7, 2002 at 8:05 AM
  • Randy Cormier, Counsellor/Group Leader (From the Brentwood Recovery Home:)
  • Staff Sergeant Wally Dowhayko, Officer in charge of the RCMP Windsor Drugs Section (From the R.C.M.P.:)
  • Bill Elliott, Acting Regional Director, Customs, Windsor-St. Clair Division (From Canada Customs and Revenue Agency:)
  • Paul E. Garfinkel, President and C.E.O. (From the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health:)
  • Gwendolyn Landolt, National Vice-President (From REAL Women of Canada:)
  • Inspector Dave Roberts, Investigation Division (From the Windsor Police Service:)
  • Darlene Simpson, Director of program (From the House of Sophrosyne:)
  • Dr. Patrick Smith (From the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health:)
  • Superintendent Ron Taverner (From the Toronto Police Service:)
  • Staff Sergeant Danny Woods, Drug Enforcement Branch (From the Windsor Police Service:)
Thursday, June 6, 2002 at 7:00 PM
  • Martin Earl (As an individual)
  • Ron Enns (As an individual)
  • Dr. Tony Hammer (As an individual)
  • Gwendolyn Landolt, National Vice-President (From REAL Women of Canada:)
  • Mike Moldovan (As an individual)
  • Fred Pritchard, Founder and Operator (From the Marijuana Compassion Club of Windsor:)
  • Norman Qworden (As an individual)
  • Greg Schweitzer (As an individual)
  • Rob Spring (As an individual)
  • Randall St. Jacques (As an individual)
  • Tracy Tyndale, Volunteer (From the Ontario Public Interest Research Group:)
Wednesday, June 5, 2002 at 7:03 PM
  • Mr. Chris MacLean (As an individual)
  • Mr. Chris Trenholm (As an individual)
  • Mr. David Weinberg (As an individual)
  • Mr. Jerome Sabourin (As an individual)
  • Mr. John Noddin, Former President (From the New Brunswick Home and Schools Association)
  • Mr. Nick Gallant (As an individual)
  • Mr. Thomas E. Hunter (As an individual)
  • Mr. Yves Wermelinger (As an individual)
  • Ms Chantal Cloutier-Vautour (As an individual)
  • Ms Kathryn Noddin (As an individual)
  • Ms Melanie Stephen Patriquen (As an individual)
  • Mr. Al Breau, Addiction Officer (From Addiction Services, Health Region)
  • Mr. Michel Frenette, Drug Awareness Services Coordinator. (From the Royal Canadian Mounted Police)
  • Mr. Mike Patriquen (From the Marijuana Party of Canada)
Wednesday, June 5, 2002 at 2:00 PM
  • Mr. Al Breau, Member of the Salisbury Municipal Drug Strategy (From the Village of Salisbury)
  • Ms Melanie Stephen Patriquen , From the Marijuana Party of Canada (From the Marijuana Party of Canada)
  • Ms Beverly Best, Councillor (From the Village of Salisbury)
  • Ms Chantal Cloutier-Vautour, Youth Councillor (From Addiction Services, Health Region)
  • Sergeant Edward J. MacEachern (From the Royal Canadian Mounted Police)
  • Mr. Achille Maillet, Director (From Addiction Services, Health Region)
  • MR. Mike Patriquen (From the Marijuana Party of Canada)
Wednesday, June 5, 2002 at 9:04 AM
Tuesday, June 4, 2002 at 8:34 AM
  • Ms Tracy Butler, Program Director (From the Salvation Army Harbour Light Addiction and Rehabilitation Treatment Centre, HCC St. John's)
  • Mr. Steve Kent, Deputy Mayor (From the City of Mount Pearl)
  • Dr. William A. McKim, Acting Head (From Memorial University of Newfoundland, Department of Psychology)
  • Mr. Robert Pike, Classification Officer (From the Penitentiary Addictions Group)
  • Ms Diane Power-Jeans, Social Worker (From the Janeway Community Mental Health Division, HCC, St. John's)
Monday, June 3, 2002 at 7:09 PM
  • Dr. William A. McKim, Acting Head (From Memorial University of Newfoundland, Department of Psychology)
  • Mr. John Walsh, City Councillor (From the City of Mount Pearl)
  • Sergeant Jim Power (From the R.C.M.P.)
  • Mr. Gerald Royce (As an individual)
Friday, May 31, 2002 at 1:44 PM
  • Yvan Bombardier, Intervener (From CACTUS)
  • Pierre Cloutier, Criminal Lawyer (As an individual)
  • Serge Granger, Historian from the University of Quebec in Montreal (As Individuals)
  • Martin Petit, Community Worker (From CACTUS)
  • Rick Reimer (As an individual)
  • Marc-Boris St-Maurice, Leader (From the Marijuana Party)
Friday, May 31, 2002 at 8:05 AM
  • Pierre-Charles Boudrias (From the Dollard-Cormier Centre)
  • Caroline Doyer, President (From Club Compassion de Montréal)
  • Serge Gascon, Deputy Director (From the City of Montreal Police Service)
  • Michel Germain, Director General (From the Comité permanent de lutte à la toxicomanie)
  • Peter Hamel, Executive Director (From Club Compassion de Montréal)
  • Dr. Mark A. Ware, Assistant Professor from McGill University (As Individuals)
Thursday, May 30, 2002 at 7:04 PM
  • Ms. Denise Beaudoin (As Individuals)
  • Marie-Andrée Bertrand, Professor Emeritus of Criminology from the University of Montreal (As Individuals)
  • Mr. Guillaume Blouin-Beaudoin (As Individuals)
  • Mr. Yvan Bombardier (As Individuals)
  • Ms. Michele Burque (As Individuals)
  • Mr. Nicolas Carrier (As Individuals)
  • Dr. Jean-Pierre Chiasson, Medical Director (From Clinique du Nouveau Départ Inc)
  • Mr. Émile Colas (As an individual)
  • Mr. Roland Côté (As Individuals)
  • Mr. Jean de Lavaltrie (As Individuals)
  • Ms. France Desjardins (As Individuals)
  • Mr. Johnny Dupuis (As Individuals)
  • Mr. André-Bernard Guévin (As Individuals)
  • Mr. Alexis Jabarit (As Individuals)
  • Mr. Edward Jackson (As Individuals)
  • Ms. Helene Jutras (As Individuals)
  • Ms. Julie Langlois (As Individuals)
  • Dr. Pierre Lauzon (As an individual)
  • Mr. Marc-André Lavoie (As Individuals)
  • Mr. Blair T. Longley (As Individuals)
  • Mr. Pierre Matteau (As Individuals)
  • Marc-Boris St-Maurice, Leader (From the Marijuana Party)
  • Mr. Rosaire Théorêt (As Individuals)
  • Mr. John Turmel (As Individuals)
  • Mr. Ray Turmel (As Individuals)
Tuesday, May 14, 2002 at 7:09 PM
  • Mr. George Bailey (As individuals)
  • Mr. Chris Bennett (As individuals)
  • Mr. Renee Boje (As individuals)
  • Mr. David Bourgeois (As individuals)
  • Mr. Nick Brusatore (As individuals)
  • Mr. Chuck Doucette (From the R.C.M.P)
  • Mr. Marc Emery (From the B.C. Marijuana Party)
  • Mr. Rob Gillespie (As individuals)
  • Mr. Peter Grin (As individuals)
  • Mr. Derril W. Gudlaugson (As individuals)
  • Mr. Michael C. Hansen (As individuals)
  • Mr. Kenneth E. Hayes Jr. (As individuals)
  • Mr. Sean Karl (As individuals)
  • Mr. Michele Kubby (As individuals)
  • Mr. Dana Larsen (From Cannabis Culture)
  • Mr. Sandy MacDonald (As individuals)
  • Mr. David Malmo-Levine (As individuals)
  • Mr. Michael McCoy (From Touch and Stone Family Association)
  • Mr. Ken McLennan (As individuals)
  • Mr. Timothy Meehan (As individuals)
  • Mr. Leon Smith (As individuals)
  • Mr. Cory Wint (From Inner Visions Recovery Society)
Tuesday, May 14, 2002 at 1:02 PM
  • Mr. Alan Randell (As an individual)
  • Ms Linda Barnes, City Councillor (From the City of Richmond)
  • Mr. Ward Clapham, Superintendent (From the R.C.M.P)
  • Mr. Jim Kelly, Director (From the Richmond Alcohol and Drug Action Team (RADAT))
  • Mr. Philippe Lucas, Director (From the Vancouver Island Compassion Society)
  • Ms Anna Marie White, Policy Analyst (From Focus on the Family)
  • Mr. John McIntyre, Member of the Board (From the BC Civil Liberties Association)
  • Ms Eleanor Randell (As individuals)
  • Dr. Anne Vogel, Manager (From the Gilwest Clinic)
Monday, May 13, 2002 at 7:16 PM
  • Mr. Lindsay Armitage (Walk-ons)
  • Lyell Armitage, Former Director (From the Alcohol and Drugs Society, Regina Health District)
  • Mr. Pat Baumet (Walk-ons)
  • Sergeant Bill Blanshard (From the R.C.M.P)
  • Mr. Ron Bocking (Walk-ons)
  • Mr. Mark Fortier (Walk-ons)
  • Mr. Ryan Genie (Walk-ons)
  • Ms. Caylie Graham (Walk-ons)
  • Ms. Cathleen Guthrie (Walk-ons)
  • Mr. Timothy Hampton (From NORML Saskatchewan)
  • Mr. Chris Carnell (Walk-ons)
  • Mr. W. Joe McKeown, City Councillor (From the City of Regina)
  • Mr. Albert G. Ormiston (Walk-ons)
  • Ms. Shauna Raycraft (Walk-ons)
  • Mr. Brad Wolbaum (Walk-ons)
  • Mr. Scott Wolbaum (Walk-ons)
Monday, May 13, 2002 at 8:30 AM
  • Mr. Pat Fiacco, Mayor (From the City of Regina)
  • Dr. Ross Findlater, Deputy Medical Health Officer (From Alcohol and Drug Services, Regina Health District)
  • Mr. Jerry Fitzgerald, Manager (From Alcohol and Drug Services, Regina Health District)
  • Mr. Donald Fitzsimmons, Youth and Family Coordinator (From Alcohol and Drug Services, Regina Health District)
  • Mr. Timothy Hampton, President, National Organization for Reform of Marijuana Laws (From NORML Saskatchewan)
  • Mr. Cal Johnston, Chief of Police (From the Regina Police Service)
Monday, May 6, 2002 at 6:17 PM
Monday, March 18, 2002 at 1:05 PM
  • Mr. David Beall, Executive Secretary (From the Inter-American Drug Abuse Control Commission)
Monday, March 18, 2002 at 9:07 AM
  • Mr. Stephen Bolton, International Drug Officer (From the Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade, International Crime Division)
  • Mr. Terry Cormier, Director (From the Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade, International Crime Division)
  • Mr. William B. McAllister, Professor from the University of Virginia (As Individuals)
Monday, March 11, 2002 at 4:15 PM
Monday, March 11, 2002 at 1:01 PM
  • Michael J. Boyd, Chair of the Drug Abuse Committee and Deputy Chief of the Toronto Police Service (From the Canadian Association of Chiefs of Police)
  • Dr. Bill Campbell, President (From the Canadian Society on Addiction Medicine)
  • Dr. Henry Haddad, President (From the Canadian Medical Association)
  • Barry King, Former Chair of the Drug Abuse Committee and Chief of the Brockville Police Service (From the Canadian Association of Chiefs of Police)
  • Robert G. Lesser, Vice Chair of the Drug Abuse Committee and Chief Superintendent with the RCMP (From the Canadian Association of Chiefs of Police)
Monday, March 11, 2002 at 9:02 AM
  • John W. Conroy, Barrister, Counsel in R. Malmo-Levine and Caine (As an individual)
  • Janet Neves, Policy Analyst (From the Federation of Canadian Municipalities)
  • Bill Marra, Chair of the Standing Committee on Community Safety and Crime Prevention and Councillor for the City of Windsor (From the Federation of Canadian Municipalities)
Monday, February 4, 2002 at 1:31 PM
  • Mr. Georges Dulex, Head (From the Canton of Zürich, Criminal Police Department)
  • Dr. Ambros Uchtenhagen, Retired Professor (From the Addiction Research Institute)
Monday, February 4, 2002 at 9:06 AM
  • Dr. Françoise Dubois-Arber, Member (From the Swiss Federal Commission for Drug Issues; University Institute for Social and Preventive Medicine)
  • Ms Diane Steber Büchli, Head, International Drug Affairs Unit (From the Swiss Federal Office of Public Health)
Wednesday, January 30, 2002 at 3:05 PM
Monday, December 10, 2001 at 8:07 AM
  • Dr. Serge Brochu, Professor and Director of the International Center for Comparative Criminology (From the University of Montreal University of Montreal)
  • Dr. Michel Landry, Director of Professional Services and Research (From the Centre Dollard-Cormier)
  • Dr. Céline Mercier, Associate Professor with the Department of Psychiatry (From McGill University McGill University)
Monday, November 19, 2001 at 1:30 PM
  • Dr. Tim Boekhout Van Solinge, Lecturer and researcher in criminology (From the Utrecht University)
  • Mr. Steven Van Hoogstraten, Director for International Criminal Affairs and Drugs policy (From Ministry of Justice of the Netherlands)
Monday, November 19, 2001 at 8:42 AM
  • Mr. Robert Keizer, Drug Policy Advisor (From the Ministry of Health, Welfare and Sports of the Netherlands)
  • Dr. Dirk J. Korf, Professor (From University of Amsterdam)
  • Mr. Steven Van Hoogstraten, Director for International Criminal Affairs and Drugs policy (From Ministry of Justice of the Netherlands)
Wednesday, November 7, 2001 at 1:30 PM
  • Ms Nichola Hall, Chairperson (From Grief to Action)
  • Mr. Kash Heed, Vice Drugs Section (From the Vancouver Police Service)
  • Mr. Chris Bennett (Walk-ons)
  • Mr. Dana Larsen (Walk-ons)
  • Mr. David MacFarnam (Walk-ons)
  • Mr. David Malmo-Levine (Walk-ons)
  • Mr. James Leslie (Walk-ons)
  • Mr. John P. Gordon (Walk-ons)
  • Mr. Mason Loh (Walk-ons)
  • Mr. Perry Bulwer (Walk-ons)
  • Mr. Richard Cowan (Walk-ons)
  • Mr. Rick Tipple (Walk-ons)
  • Mr. Ross Hall (From Grief to Action)
  • Mr. Ted Smith (Walk-ons)
  • Ms Cynthia Low (Walk-ons)
  • Ms Lilian To (Walk-ons)
  • Ms Thia Walter (Walk-ons)
  • Mr. Art Steinmann, Executive Director (From Alcohol - Drug Education Service)
Wednesday, November 7, 2001 at 9:00 AM
  • Ms Hilary Black, Founder and Director (From B.C. Compassion Club Society)
  • Mr. Donald MacPherson, Drug Policy Coordinator (From the City of Vancouver)
  • Mr. David Mossop (From the Community Legal Assistance Society)
  • Mr. Philip Owen, Mayor (From the City of Vancouver)
  • Dr. Mark Tyndall (From B.C. Centre for Excellence in HIV/AIDS)
  • Mr. Dean Wilson, Executive Director (From Vancouver Area Network of Drug Users (VANDU))
Monday, November 5, 2001 at 9:22 AM
  • Gary E. Johnson, Governor (From the State of New Mexico)
  • Ethan Nadelman, Executive Director (From the Lindesmith Centre)
Monday, October 29, 2001 at 1:30 PM
  • Guy Ati Dion from the University of Montreal (As individuals)
  • Eugene Oscapella, Executive Director (From the Canadian Foundation for Drug Policy)
Monday, October 29, 2001 at 9:04 AM
  • Mark Connolly, Director General, Contraband and Intelligence Services Directorate, Customs Branch (From the Canada Customs and Revenue Agency)
  • R.G. Lesser, Chief Superintendent (From the Royal Canadian Mounted Police)
  • Michael Crichton, Chief, Intelligence and Operations Division, Contraband and Intelligence Services Directorate, Customs Branch (From the Canada Customs and Revenue Agency)
  • Caroline Pelchat, Researcher, Drug Awareness Service (From the Royal Canadian Mounted Police)
  • Michel Pelletier, Staff Sergeant, National Coordinator, Drug Awareness Service (From the Royal Canadian Mounted Police)
  • Susan Hague, Senior Program Advisor, Contraband Operations Section, Contraband and Intelligence Services Directorate, Customs Branch (From the Canada Customs and Revenue Agency)
Monday, October 1, 2001 at 2:34 PM
  • Michel Kokoreff from Lille University (As individuals)
Monday, October 1, 2001 at 9:09 AM
  • Jean-Michel Coste, Director (French Monitoring Centre for drugs and Drug Addictions)
  • Nicole Maestracci, President (Interministerial Mission for the Fight against Drugs and Drug Addiction)
Monday, September 17, 2001 at 1:32 PM
  • Colin R. Mangham, Director (Prevention Source B.C.)
  • Dr. Richard G. Mathias, Professor, Health Care and Epidemiology Department from the University of British Columbia (As individuals)
Monday, September 17, 2001 at 9:05 AM
  • Dr. Benedikt Fischer, Professor, Department of Public Health Sciences from the University of Toronto (As individuals)
  • Dr. Perry Kendall, Health Officer (As an individual)
Monday, September 10, 2001 at 1:40 PM
  • Thomas Fulgosi, Shift Leader (From Seaton House)
  • Dennis Long, Executive Director (From Breakaway)
  • Toby Druce, Program Supervisor (From Seaton House)
  • Mr. Fred Burford (Members of the Public)
  • Mr. James Anthony Cavalier (Members of the Public)
  • Mr. Sean Hunt (Members of the Public)
Monday, September 10, 2001 at 9:30 AM
  • Walter Cavalieri (From Toronto Harm Reduction Task Force)
  • Chief Julian Fantino (From Toronto Police Service)
  • Margaret Stanowski, Executive Director (From Springboard)
  • Wanda McPherson, Diversion Coordinator (From Springboard)
  • Alan Young, Associate Professor, Osgoode Hall Law School (As an individual)
Monday, June 11, 2001 at 9:06 AM
  • Mohamed Ben Amar, Professor of Pharmacology andToxicology from the University of Montreal (As Individuals)
  • Harold Kalant, Professor Emeritus from the University of Toronto (As Individuals)
  • Mary Lynch, Director, Canadian Consortium for theInvestigation of Cannabinoids from Dalhousie University (As Individuals)
  • John P. Morgan, Professor of Pharmacology from the City University of New York Medical School (As Individuals)
Monday, May 28, 2001 at 1:34 PM
  • David Griffin, Executive Officer (From the Canadian Police Association)
  • Glen Hayden, Detective with the Drug Control Section of the Edmonton Police Service (From the Canadian Police Association)
  • Dale Orban, Detective Sergeant with Regina Police Service and Executive Director with the Regina Police (From the Canadian Police Association)
Monday, May 28, 2001 at 9:10 AM
  • Professor Peter Cohen from the University of Amsterdam (As Individuals)
  • Alain Labrousse, chargé de mission (From the Observatoire français des drogues et des toxicomanies)
Monday, May 14, 2001 at 1:35 PM
  • Patricia Erickson, Researcher (From the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health)
  • Andy Hathaway, Researcher (From the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health)
Monday, May 14, 2001 at 9:07 AM
  • Jürgen Rehm, Professor (From the University of Zurich)
  • Eric Single, Professor, Department of Public Health Science (From the University of Toronto)
Monday, April 23, 2001 at 1:30 PM
  • Bruce Alexander, Professor, Department of Psychology (From Simon Fraser University)
  • Marie-Andrée Bertrand, Professor Emeritus of Criminology (From the University of Montreal)
Thursday, April 5, 2001 at 4:32 PM
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