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Minutes of Proceedings

42nd Parliament, 1st Session
Meeting No. 103
Monday, April 30, 2018, 3:30 p.m. to 6:26 p.m.
Presiding
Bill Casey, Chair (Liberal)

House of Commons
• Olivier Champagne, Legislative Clerk
• Jacques Maziade, Legislative Clerk
 
Library of Parliament
• Karin Phillips, Analyst
Senate
• Hon. Nancy Greene Raine, Senator
Department of Health
• Hasan Hutchinson, Director General, Office of Nutrition Policy and Promotion, Health Products and Food Branch
• Karen McIntyre, Director General, Food Directorate, Health Products and Food Branch
Pursuant to the Order of Reference of Wednesday, February 14, 2018, the Committee resumed consideration of Bill S-228, An Act to amend the Food and Drugs Act (prohibiting food and beverage marketing directed at children).

The Committee resumed its clause-by-clause study of Bill S-228.

Karen McIntyre answered questions.

The Committee resumed consideration of the amendment of Marilyn Gladu, — That Bill S-228, in Clause 5, be amended by replacing line 11 on page 4 with the following:

“communicated, without unreasonably limiting access by an audience other than children to that advertisement;”

After debate, the question was put on the amendment of Marilyn Gladu and it was negatived, by a show of hands: YEAS: 3; NAYS: 5.

Clause 5 carried by a show of hands: YEAS: 6; NAYS: 0.

On Clause 6,

Marilyn Gladu moved, — That Bill S-228, in Clause 6, be amended by replacing lines 12 to 14 on page 4 with the following:

“6 This Act comes into force on December 31, 2024.”

On Clause 6,

Marilyn Gladu moved, — That Bill S-228, in Clause 6, be amended by replacing lines 12 to 14 on page 4 with the following:

“6 This Act comes into force on December 31, 2024.”

On Clause 6,

Marilyn Gladu moved, — That Bill S-228, in Clause 6, be amended by replacing lines 12 to 14 on page 4 with the following:

“6 This Act comes into force on December 31, 2024.”

On Clause 6,

Marilyn Gladu moved, — That Bill S-228, in Clause 6, be amended by replacing lines 12 to 14 on page 4 with the following:

“6 This Act comes into force on December 31, 2024.”

The Chair ruled the proposed amendment inadmissible because it sought to attach an unreasonable delay to the coming into force clause, as provided on page 774 of House of Commons Procedure and Practice, Third Edition.

The Chair ruled the proposed amendment inadmissible because it sought to attach an unreasonable delay to the coming into force clause, as provided on page 774 of House of Commons Procedure and Practice, Third Edition.

The Chair ruled the proposed amendment inadmissible because it sought to attach an unreasonable delay to the coming into force clause, as provided on page 774 of House of Commons Procedure and Practice, Third Edition.

The Chair ruled the proposed amendment inadmissible because it sought to attach an unreasonable delay to the coming into force clause, as provided on page 774 of House of Commons Procedure and Practice, Third Edition.

Clause 6 carried by a show of hands: YEAS: 5; NAYS: 1.

Clause 1, Short Title, carried by a show of hands: YEAS: 6; NAYS: 0.

On Preamble,

Doug Eyolfson moved, — That Bill S-228, in the preamble, be amended

(a) by replacing line 32 on page 2 with the following:

“Whereas it is widely acknowledged that market-”

(b) by adding after line 40 on page 2 the following:

“Whereas it is necessary to review and monitor the effectiveness of this Act, particularly in light of new forms of advertising;

And whereas persons who are at least 13 years of age but under 17 years of age are also vulnerable to marketing and its persuasive influence over their food preferences and consumption and it is also necessary to monitor and review the advertising of foods and beverages to that age group;”

After debate, the question was put on the amendment of Doug Eyolfson and it was agreed to, by a show of hands: YEAS: 4; NAYS: 2.

The Preamble, as amended, carried by a show of hands: YEAS: 5; NAYS: 3.

The Title carried by a show of hands: YEAS: 6; NAYS: 1.

The Bill, as amended, carried by a show of hands: YEAS: 4; NAYS: 3.

ORDERED, — That the Chair report the Bill, as amended, to the House.

At 3:43 p.m., the sitting was suspended.

At 3:45 p.m., the sitting resumed.

Beer Canada
• Luke Harford, President
Spirits Canada
• Jan Westcott, President and Chief Executive Officer
• C.J. Helie, Executive Vice-President
As an individual
• Martin Laliberté, Emergency Physician and Toxicologist, McGill University Health Centre
Department of Health
• Karen McIntyre, Director General, Food Directorate, Health Products and Food Branch
• Barbara Lee, Director, Bureau of Chemical Safety, Food Directorate
Canadian Centre on Substance Use and Addiction
• Catherine Paradis, Senior Research and Policy Analyst
Éduc'alcool
• Hubert Sacy, Director General
Pursuant to Standing Order 108(2) and the motion adopted by the Committee on Monday, March 19, 2018, the Committee commenced its study of Pre-Mixed Drinks Combining High Alcohol, Caffeine, and Sugar Content.

Karen McIntyre made a statement and, with Barbara Lee, answered questions.

At 4:21 p.m., the sitting was suspended.

At 4:23 p.m., the sitting resumed.

Hubert Sacy, by videoconference from Montréal, Quebec, and Catherine Paradis made statements and answered questions.

At 5:17 p.m., the sitting was suspended.

At 5:24 p.m., the sitting resumed.

Jan Westcott, Luke Harford and Martin Laliberté made statements and, with C.J. Helie, answered questions.

At 6:26 p.m., the Committee adjourned to the call of the Chair.



Marie-Hélène Sauvé
Clerk of the Committee