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

Issue No. 28 - Minutes of Proceedings - September 28, 2017

OTTAWA, Thursday, September 28, 2017


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 Kelvin Kenneth Ogilvie, presiding.

Members of the committee present: The Honourable Senators Cormier, Dean, Eggleton, P.C., Frum, Hartling, Mégie, Ogilvie, Omidvar, Petitclerc, Raine, Seidman and Stewart Olsen (12).

In attendance: Sonya Norris, 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 Tuesday, December 13, 2016, the committee began its examination of Bill S-214, An Act to amend the Food and Drugs Act (cruelty-free cosmetics).


The Honourable Senator Carolyn Stewart Olsen, sponsor of the bill.

Canadian Federation of Humane Societies:

Barbara Cartwright, Chief Executive Officer.

Humane Society International:

Troy Seidle, Senior Director.

Lush Fresh Handmade Cosmetics:

Tricia Stevens, Charitable Giving & Ethical Campaigns Manager;

Hilary Jones, Global Ethics Director.

The chair made a statement.

The Honourable Senator Stewart Olsen, Ms. Cartwright, Mr. Seidle, Ms. Stevens and Ms. Jones each made a statement and answered questions.

At 11:59 a.m., the committee adjourned to the call of the chair.


Shaila Anwar
Clerk of the Committee

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