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Minutes of Proceedings

42nd Parliament, 1st Session
Meeting No. 62
Thursday, June 15, 2017, 11:01 a.m. to 1:42 p.m.
Bill Casey, Chair (Liberal)

Library of Parliament
• Karin Phillips, Analyst
• Marlisa Tiedemann, Analyst
Association of Medical Microbiology and Infectious Disease Canada
• Andrew Morris, Chair, Antimicrobial Stewardship and Resistance Committee
Canadian Nurses Association
• Karey Shuhendler, Policy Advisor, Policy, Advocacy and Strategy
• Yoshiko Nakamachi, Antimicrobial Resistance Nursing Expert
Canadian Pharmacists Association
• Shelita Dattani, Director, Practice Development and Knowledge Translation
Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada
• Michael Routledge, Medical Officer of Health, Southern Health, Regional Health Authority
Pursuant to Standing Order 108(2) and the motions adopted by the Committee on Monday, March 7, 2016, and on Thursday, May 4, 2017, the Committee resumed its study of antimicrobial resistance.

The witnesses made statements and answered questions.

It was agreed, — That the debate on Bill C-45, An Act respecting cannabis and to amend the Controlled Drugs and Substance Act, scheduled for today, be held in public.

At 12:36 p.m., the sitting was suspended.

At 12:39 p.m., the sitting resumed.

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

On motion of Don Davies, it was agreed, — That a proposed budget in the amount of $18,500.00, for the study of antimicrobial resistance be adopted.


John Oliver moved, — That this Committee meet from Monday, September 11, 2017, to Friday, September 15, 2017, inclusively, for the purpose of the consideration of Bill C-45, An Act respecting cannabis and to amend the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act, the Criminal Code and other Acts; that each party send their prioritized lists of proposed witnesses for the purposes of this study to the Clerk of the Committee by Tuesday, August 1, 2017; and that the Chair be empowered to coordinate the witnesses, to a maximum of 90 witnesses, the resources, and scheduling necessary to complete this task, generally in accordance with the following guidelines:

1. Witnesses are to be organized to speak to the following topics in two or four-hour blocks:

i.Federal - Provincial and Territorial responsibilities
ii.Justice and public safety
iii.Other jurisdictions’ experiences
iv.Household cultivation of plants
v.Age for legal possession and impact on young Canadians
vi.Prevention, treatment, and low risk use
vii.Workplace safety
viii.Indigenous communities
ix.Labelling and packaging
x.Edible products
xi.Medicinal marijuana
xiii.International considerations

2. That witnesses for each topic be generally proportional to the percentage of seats per recognized political party in the House of Commons.

3. That witnesses be directed to prepare oral remarks for 10 minutes in length, and that the witnesses be invited to submit written statements prior to Monday, September 11, 2017.

4. That the Chair set the deadline for written submissions regarding C-45 to Friday, August 18, 2017.

5. That the Minister of Health, the Minister of Justice, and the Minister of Public Safety be invited to appear before the Committee during the week of September 18, 2017, and that each be allotted ten minutes for oral remarks.

After debate, the question was put on the motion and it was agreed to on the following recorded division:

YEAS: Gary Anandasangaree, Don Davies, Doug Eyolfson, Darshan Singh Kang, John Oliver, Sonia Sidhu — 6;

NAYS: Colin Carrie, Rachael Harder, Len Webber — 3.

On motion of Doug Eyolfson, it was agreed, — That a proposed budget in the amount of $39,900.00, for the study of Bill C-45, An Act respecting cannabis and to amend the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act, the Criminal Code and other Acts, be adopted.

At 1:42 p.m., the Committee adjourned to the call of the Chair.

David Gagnon
Clerk of the Committee