Skip to main content Start of content

JUST Committee Meeting

Notices of Meeting include information about the subject matter to be examined by the committee and date, time and place of the meeting, as well as a list of any witnesses scheduled to appear. The Evidence is the edited and revised transcript of what is said before a committee. The Minutes of Proceedings are the official record of the business conducted by the committee at a sitting.

For an advanced search, use Publication Search tool.

If you have any questions or comments regarding the accessibility of this publication, please contact us at accessible@parl.gc.ca.

Previous day publication Next day publication
MINUTES OF PROCEEDINGS
 
Meeting No. 19
 
Monday, May 4, 2009
 

The Standing Committee on Justice and Human Rights met at 3:30 p.m. this day, in Room 308, West Block, the Chair, Ed Fast, presiding.

 

Members of the Committee present: Hon. Ujjal Dosanjh, Ed Fast, Hon. Dominic LeBlanc, Marc Lemay, Réal Ménard, Rick Norlock, Daniel Petit, Brent Rathgeber and Brian Storseth.

 

Acting Members present: Hon. Larry Bagnell for Brian Murphy, Libby Davies for Joe Comartin and Mark Warawa for Rob Moore.

 

Associate Members present: Megan Leslie.

 

In attendance: Library of Parliament: Robin MacKay, Analyst; Dominique Valiquet, Analyst.

 

Witnesses: Vancouver Area Network of Drug Users: Hugh Lampkin, Vice-President; Ann Livingston, Executive Director. Vancouver Island Compassion Society and Canadians for Safe Access: Philippe Lucas, Executive Director. As an individual: Eugene Oscapella, Barrister and Solicitor , Lecturer in Criminology, University of Ottawa. Law Enforcement Against Prohibition (LEAP): Jerome Paradis, Member, Board of Directors. Toronto Drug Strategy Implementation Panel: Gord Perks, Chair, Councillor, Toronto City Council. Break the Chains: Deborah Small, Executive Director. Beyond Prohibition Foundation: Kirk Tousaw.

 
Pursuant to the Order of Reference of Friday, March 27, 2009, the Committee resumed consideration of Bill C-15, An Act to amend the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act and to make related and consequential amendments to other Acts.
 

The witnesses made statements and answered questions.

 

At 5:14 p.m., the sitting was suspended.

At 5:16 p.m., the sitting resumed in camera.

 
The Committee proceeded to the consideration of matters related to Committee business.
 

It was agreed, — That, concerning Bill C-15, An Act to amend the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act and to make related and consequential amendments to other Acts, the Committee hold two (2) additional meetings in order to hear further witnesses and a third meeting on clause-by-clause.

 

At 5:41 p.m., the Committee adjourned to the call of the Chair.

 



Miriam Burke
Clerk of the Committee

 
 
2009/05/06 9:26 a.m.