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Three-year Review of the Cannabis Act

June 1, 2021

Honourable senators, my question is for the Government Representative in the Senate.

Senator Gold, during our debates on medical assistance in dying this year, it became increasingly clear that the missed review mandate in Bill C-14 left a number of gaps in our knowledge when Bill C-7 was before us. As a senator, I listen carefully to the commitments we make to reviews on various bills. Another review stipulation is fast approaching. That is the scheduled three-year legislative review of the federal Cannabis Act in October of this year.

Has the government begun to prepare this review? Has it factored in uncertainties like the pandemic in its preparations in a timely and diligent manner? Thank you.

Hon. Marc Gold (Government Representative in the Senate) [ + ]

Senator, thank you for raising this question. Thanks to your advance notice, I’ve made inquiries of the government, but I have not yet received an answer. When I hear back, I will share this with the chamber.

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