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Meeting No. 44

Wednesday, May 22, 2002

The Special Committee on Non-Medical Use of Drugs met at 8:41 a.m. this day, in the Empire Ballroom, Fairmont Hotel MacDonald, Edmonton, Alberta, the Chair, Paddy Torsney, presiding.

Members of the Committee present: Dominic LeBlanc and Paddy Torsney.

In attendance: From the Library of Parliament: Chantal Collin and Marilyn Pilon, research officers.

Witnesses: From the Alberta Alcohol and Drug Abuse Commission: Howard Faulkner, Executive Director, Prevention/Treatment Services; Kathy Landry, Manager, AADAC Northern Addiction Centre. From Aventa: Cathy Wood, Manager. From the St. Albert Association for People with Disabilities: Julie-Ann Miller, PARTY Coordinator. From the DARE Evaluation Committee of Alberta: Debra Williams, Chair. From Streetworks: Marliss Taylor, Manager. FromHIV Edmonton: Kate Gunn, Interim Director; Deborah Foster, Programme Manager. From the Boyle Street Co-op: Faye Dewar, Street Reach Worker. From the Alberta Alcohol and Drug Abuse Commission: Beth Lipsett, Manager, Adult Counselling and Prevention Services.

Pursuant to the Order of Reference adopted by the House of Commons on Thursday, May 17, 2001, the Order of Reference of Wednesday, April 17, 2002, referring the subject matter of Bill C-344, An Act to amend the Contraventions Act and the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act (marihuana) to the Special Committee, and the Order of Tuesday, May 7, 2002, the Committee resumed consideration of the factors underlying or relating to the non-medical use of drugs (See Minutes of Proceedings of Thursday, June 7, 2001, Meeting No. 1).

The witnesses made opening statements and answered questions.

At 10:40 a.m., the sitting was suspended.

At 10:50 a.m., the sitting resumed.

The witnesses made opening statements and answered questions.

At 12:39 p.m., the Committee adjourned to the call of the Chair.

Eugene Morawski

Committee Clerk