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 30, 2018
Wednesday, May 2, 2018
Thursday, May 3, 2018

Issue No. 42

Eighth, ninth and tenth meetings:
Bill C-45, An Act respecting cannabis and to amend the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act, the Criminal Code and other Acts

Tenth meeting:
Examine and report on issues relating to social affairs, science and technology generally


Monday, April 30, 2018

Canadian Real Estate Association:

Michael Bourque, Chief Executive Officer;

Randall McCauley, Vice-President, Government and Public Relations.

Anandia Labs:

Jonathan Page, Chief Executive Officer.

Canadian Association of Chiefs of Police:

Deputy Chief Constable Mike Serr, Co-Chair, Drug Advisory Committee (by video conference).

Vancouver Police Department:

Inspector Bill Spearn (by video conference).

Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada:

Ernest Small, Principal Research Scientist, Science and Technology Branch.

As individuals:

Solomon Friedman, Criminal Defence Lawyer, Edelson & Friedman LLP;

John Conroy, Lawyer (by video conference);

Neil Boyd, Professor, Department of Criminology, Simon Fraser University (by video conference);

Sean Robichaud, Criminal Defence Lawyer, Robichaud's Barristers & Solicitors.

Wednesday, May 2, 2018

Standing Senate Committee on Legal and Constitutional Affairs:

The Honourable Senator Serge Joyal, P.C., Chair;

The Honourable Senator Pierre-Hugues Boisvenu, Deputy Chair;

The Honourable Senator Renée Dupuis, Deputy Chair.

Standing Senate Committee on Aboriginal Peoples:

The Honourable Senator Lillian Eva Dyck, Chair;

The Honourable Senator Scott Tannas, Deputy Chair;

The Honourable Senator Dan Christmas, Member.

Criminal Lawyers' Association:

Annamaria Enenajor, Criminal Lawyer;

Michael Spratt, Criminal Lawyer.

Canadian Bar Association:

Paul J. Calarco, Member, Criminal Justice Section;

Gaylene Schellenberg, Lawyer, Legislation and Law Reform.

Barreau du Québec:

Pascal Lévesque, Chair of the Committee on Criminal Law (by video conference).

Thursday, May 3, 2018

Springs Rehabilitation:

Dr. Kenneth Finn, Pain Medicine Physician.

Serviço de Intervenção nos Comportamentos Aditivos e nas Dependências (SICAD - Portugal):

Dr. Manuel Cardoso, Deputy Director-General, General Directorate for Intervention on Addictive Behaviours and Dependencies (by video conference);

Ana Sofia Santos, Head, International Relations Division (by video conference).

Alaska Department of Health and Social Services:

Dr. Jay Butler, Chief Medical Officer.

Washington State Liquor and Cannabis Board:

Rick Garza, Director (by video conference).


The Honourable Art Eggleton, P.C., Chair

The Honourable Chantal Petitclerc, Deputy Chair

The Honourable Judith Seidman, Deputy Chair


The Honourable Senators:

Campbell, *Day (or Mercer), Galvez, *Harder, P.C. (or Bellemare) (or Mitchell), Manning, Mégie, Munson, Omidvar, Patterson, Poirier, Raine, *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 Campbell replaced the Honourable Senator Lankin, P.C. (May 3, 2018).

The Honourable Senator Galvez replaced the Honourable Senator Bernard (May 3, 2018).

The Honourable Senator Petitclerc replaced the Honourable Senator Galvez (May 3, 2018).

The Honourable Senator Lankin, P.C., replaced the Honourable Senator Deacon (May 2, 2018).

The Honourable Senator Deacon replaced the Honourable Senator Campbell (May 2, 2018).

The Honourable Senator Galvez replaced the Honourable Senator Petitclerc (May 2, 2018).

The Honourable Senator Campbell replaced the Honourable Senator Gold (May 1, 2018).

The Honourable Senator Patterson replaced the Honourable Senator Stewart Olsen (May 1, 2018).

The Honourable Senator Gold replaced the Honourable Senator Campbell (April 30, 2018).

The Honourable Senator Stewart Olsen replaced the Honourable Senator Dagenais (April 26, 2018).

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