HESA Committee Meeting
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Minutes of Proceedings
Serge Melanson, by videoconferance from Moncton, New Brunswick, Mark Kleiman, by videoconference from New York, New York, Robert Strang, by videoconference from Halifax, Nova Scotia, Michael DeVillaer and Karey Shuhendler made statements and answered questions.
Don Davies gave notice of the following motion:
That, pursuant to standing order 108(2), this Committee meet for an additional two days 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; and that the Chair be empowered to coordinate the witnesses, to a minimum of 32 witnesses (eight per stakeholder group), the resources, and scheduling necessary to complete this task in accordance with the following guidelines:
1. Witnesses are to represent the following stakeholder groups in four two-hour panel blocks per day:i. Existing Canadian licenced producers and dispensaries
ii. Producers of edible cannabis products and other non-smokable forms of cannabis
iii. Ordinary Canadians who made a written submission to this Committee regarding C-45
iv. Young Canadians (15-24 years)
2. That witnesses for each panel block be allotted as follows: two Liberals, one Conservative, one NDP.
3. That witnesses be directed to prepare oral remarks for ten minutes in length, and that the witnesses be invited to submit written statements prior to appearing.
4. That the meetings be held prior to Saturday, September 30, 2017.
At 10:35 a.m., the sitting was suspended.
At 10:54 a.m., the sitting resumed.
Brenda Baxter, Norm Keith and Trina Fraser made statements and answered questions.
The Committee observed a moment of silence in memory of the late Mr. Arnold Chan.
At 12:40 p.m., the sitting was suspended.
At 1:53 p.m., the sitting resumed.
Clara Morin Dal Col and Isadore Day made statements and, with Wenda Watteyne, answered questions.
At 3:29 p.m., the sitting was suspended.
At 3:59 p.m., the sitting resumed.
David Hammond, by videoconference from Waterloo, Ontario, Mike Hammoud and Melodie Tilson made statements and, with Pippa Beck, answered questions.
At 5:31 p.m., the sitting was suspended.
At 6:03 p.m., the sitting resumed.
Beau Kilmer, by videoconference from Gramado, Brazil, Kirk Tousaw, by videoconference from Abbotsford, British Columbia, Stephen Rolles, by videoconference from London, United Kingdom and Steven Hoffman made statements and answered questions.
At 7:56 p.m., the Committee adjourned to the call of the Chair.