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

First Session, Forty-second Parliament, 2015-16-17-18

Chair: The Honourable ART EGGLETON, P.C.


Monday, April 16, 2018
Wednesday, April 18, 2018
Thursday, April 19, 2018

Issue No. 40

Third, fourth and fifth meetings:
Bill C-45, An Act respecting cannabis and to amend the Controlled Drugsand Substances Act, the Criminal Code and other Acts


WITNESSES

Monday, April 16, 2018

Canadian Centre on Substance Use and Addiction:

Amy Porath, Director of Research.

Centre for Addiction and Mental Health:

Dr. Bernard Le Foll, Medical Head.

Non-Smokers' Rights Association:

Melodie Tilson, Director of Policy;

Pippa Beck, Senior Policy Analyst.

As individuals:

Dr. Meldon Kahan, Medical Director, Substance Use Service, Women's College Hospital, Department of Family Medicine, University of Toronto (by video conference);

Dr. Sharon Levy, Medical Director, Adolescent Substance Abuse Program, Boston Children's Hospital; Associate Professor of Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School;

Dr. Harold Kalant, Professor Emeritus, Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto (by video conference);

David Sweanor, Adjunct Professor, Faculty of Law, University of Ottawa.

Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Canadian Research Initiative on Substance Misuse (CRISM):

Benedikt Fischer, Addiction Chair, Professor, Department of Psychiatry, University of Toronto;

Dr. Didier Jutras-Aswad, Principal Scientist, Centre de recherche du Centre hospitalier de l'Université de Montréal (CRCHUM).

As an individual:

Michael R. DeVillaer, Assistant Professor, Peter Boris Centre for Addictions Research, McMaster University.

Canadian Medical Association:

Dr. Laurent Marcoux, President;

Dr. Jeff Blackmer, Vice-President, Medical Professionalism.

Canadian Nurses Association:

Karey Shuhendler, Program Lead, Public Policy;

Lynda Balneaves, Registered Nurse and Medical and Non-Medical Cannabis Researcher.

Canadian Psychiatric Association:

Dr. Philip Tibbo, Representative, Professor, Department of Psychiatry, Dalhousie University.

Canadian Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry:

Dr. Robert Milin, Representative, Head, Division of Addiction and Mental Health, Associate Professor, University of Ottawa.

Thursday, April 19, 2018

Canadian Public Health Association:

Ian Culbert, Executive Director.

City of Toronto Health Unit:

Dr. Eileen de Villa, Medical Officer of Health (by video conference);

Sudha Sabanadesan, Policy Development Officer (by video conference).

College of Family Physicians of Canada:

Dr. Christine Campbell, Family Medicine Resident.

Association pour la santé publique du Québec:

Lucie Granger, Executive Director.

Rideauwood Addiction and Family Services:

Marion Wright, Executive Director;

Andrew Mendes, Director of Operations.

Pan-Canadian Joint Consortium for School Health:

Katherine Eberl Kelly, Executive Director.

Canadian School Boards Association:

Josh Watt, Representative, Executive Director, Manitoba School Board Association.


MEMBERS OF THE COMMITTEE

The Honourable Art Eggleton, P.C., Chair

The Honourable Chantal Petitclerc, Deputy Chair

The Honourable Judith Seidman, Deputy Chair

and

The Honourable Senators:

Bernard, Campbell, *Day (or Mercer), *Harder, P.C. (or Bellemare), (or Mitchell), Manning, Mégie, Mockler, Munson, Omidvar, Poirier, *Smith (or Martin), *Woo (or Saint-Germain)

*Ex officio members

(Quorum 4)

Changes in membership of the committee:

Pursuant to rule 12-5 and to the order of the Senate of November 7, 2017, membership of the committee was amended as follows:

The Honourable Senator Martin replaced the Honourable Senator Raine (April 19, 2018).

The Honourable Senator Mockler replaced the Honourable Senator Doyle (April 19, 2018).

The Honourable Senator Bernard replaced the Honourable Senator Galvez (April 19, 2018).

The Honourable Senator Doyle replaced the Honourable Senator Marshall (April 19, 2018).

The Honourable Senator Raine replaced the Honourable Senator Martin (April 19, 2018).

The Honourable Senator Martin replaced the Honourable Senator Raine (April 18, 2018).

The Honourable Senator Marshall replaced the Honourable Senator Doyle (April 18, 2018).

The Honourable Senator Galvez replaced the Honourable Senator Bernard (April 17, 2018).

The Honourable Senator Manning replaced the Honourable Senator McIntyre (April 17, 2018).

The Honourable Senator Doyle replaced the Honourable Senator Unger (April 17, 2018).

The Honourable Senator Campbell replaced the Honourable Senator Dean (April 17, 2018).

The Honourable Senator Dean replaced the Honourable Senator Pratte (April 17, 2018).

The Honourable Senator McIntyre replaced the Honourable Senator Manning (April 16, 2018).

The Honourable Senator Raine replaced the Honourable Senator Martin (April 16, 2018).

The Honourable Senator Martin replaced the Honourable Senator Raine (April 13, 2018).

The Honourable Senator Pratte replaced the Honourable Senator Dean (April 10, 2018).

The Honourable Senator Bernard replaced the Honourable Senator Galvez (March 29, 2018).