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.


Friday, May 25, 2018
Monday, May 28, 2018

Issue No. 45

Seventeenth and eighteenth (final) meetings:
Bill C-45, An Act respecting cannabis and to amend the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act, the Criminal Code and other Acts

INCLUDING:
THE TWENTY-FIFTH REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE
(Bill C-45, An Act respecting cannabis and to amend the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act, the Criminal Code and other Acts)


APPEARING

Bill Blair, M.P., Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada and to the Minister of Health


WITNESSES

Friday, May 25, 2018

Health Canada:

Eric Costen, Director General, Cannabis Legalization and Regulation Secretariat;

John Clare, Director, Policy, Legislative and Regulatory Affairs.

Department of Justice Canada:

Diane Labelle, General Counsel, Health Canada Legal Services;

Carole Morency, Director General and Senior General Counsel, Criminal Law Policy Section;

Paul Saint-Denis, Senior Counsel, Criminal Law Policy Section;

Stefan Matiation, Director and General Counsel, Aboriginal Law Centre.

Department of Indigenous Services Canada:

Valerie Gideon, Senior Assistant Deputy Minister, First Nations and Inuit Health Branch.

Department of Crown-Indigenous Relations and Northern Affairs Canada:

Sheilagh Murphy, Assistant Deputy Minister, Lands and Economic Development.

Public Safety Canada:

Trevor Bhupsingh, Director General, Law Enforcement and Border Strategies;

Rachel Huggins, Manager, Policy Development.

Canada Border Services Agency:

Carl Desmarais, Executive Director, Enforcement and Intelligence Programs.

Royal Canadian Mounted Police:

Chief Superintendent Paul Beauchesne, Director General, Federal Policing Criminal Operations;

Chief Superintendent Dennis Daley, Director General, National Criminal Operations, Contract and Aboriginal Policing;

Paul Boudreau, Departmental Security Officer.

Global Affairs Canada:

Mark Gwozdecky, Assistant Deputy Minister, International Security and Political Affairs;

Alan Kessel, Assistant Deputy Minister, Legal Affairs and Legal Adviser;

Kevin Thompson, Director General, North America Strategy Bureau.

Monday, May 28, 2018

Health Canada:

Eric Costen, Director General, Cannabis Legalization and Regulation Secretariat;

John Clare, Director, Policy, Legislative and Regulatory Affairs.

Department of Justice Canada:

Carole Morency, Director General and Senior General Counsel, Criminal Law Policy Section;

Diane Labelle, General Counsel, Health Canada Legal Services;

Paul Saint-Denis, Senior Counsel, Criminal Law Policy Section.

Public Safety Canada:

Kimberly Lavoie, Director, Drug Policy.

Canada Border Services Agency:

Jennifer Lutfallah, Director General, Enforcement and Intelligence Programs.

Royal Canadian Mounted Police:

Chief Superintendent Paul Beauchesne, Director General, Federal Policing Criminal Operations;

Chief Superintendent Dennis Daley, Director General, National Criminal Operations, Contract and Aboriginal Policing;

Mario Panizzon, Director, Security Intelligence Background Section;

Byron Organ, Analyst, Canadian Criminal Real Time Identification Services.

Health Canada:

Eric Costen, Director General, Cannabis Legalization and Regulation Secretariat;

John Clare, Director, Policy, Legislative and Regulatory Affairs.

Department of Justice Canada:

Carole Morency, Director General and Senior General Counsel, Criminal Law Policy Section;

Diane Labelle, General Counsel, Health Canada Legal Services;

Paul Saint-Denis, Senior Counsel, Criminal Law Policy Section.


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, *Day (or Mercer), Gold, *Harder, P.C. (or Bellemare), (or Mitchell), Lankin, P.C., Mégie, Munson, Patterson, Plett, Poirier, *Smith (or Martin), Stewart Olsen, *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 Lankin, P.C., replaced the Honourable Senator Dean (May 28, 2018).

The Honourable Senator Gold replaced the Honourable Senator Omidvar (May 28, 2018).

The Honourable Senator Bernard replaced the Honourable Senator Saint-Germain (May 28, 2018).

The Honourable Senator Saint-Germain replaced the Honourable Senator Bernard (May 28, 2018).

The Honourable Senator Patterson replaced the Honourable Senator Manning (May 25, 2018).

The Honourable Senator Stewart Olsen replaced the Honourable Senator Tannas (May 25, 2018).

The Honourable Senator Plett replaced the Honourable Senator Oh (May 25, 2018).

The Honourable Senator Mégie replaced the Honourable Senator Deacon (May 25, 2018).

The Honourable Senator Bernard replaced the Honourable Senator Gold (May 25, 2018).

The Honourable Senator Deacon replaced the Honourable Senator Mégie (May 24, 2018).

The Honourable Senator Gold replaced the Honourable Senator Deacon (May 24, 2018).

The Honourable Senator Petitclerc replaced the Honourable Senator McCallum (May 24, 2018).

The Honourable Senator Oh replaced the Honourable Senator Mockler (May 24, 2018).

The Honourable Senator Tannas replaced the Honourable Senator Neufeld (May 24, 2018).

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