HESA Committee Meeting
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Minutes of Proceedings
Ryan Vandrey, by videoconference from Bethesda, Maryland, Daniel Vigil and Dana Larsen made statements and answered questions.
Marilyn Gladu moved, — That, pursuant to standing order 108(2), a minimum of six meetings be added to the committee’s current study 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 these meetings be scheduled following the appearance of the Minister of Health, Justice and Public Safety on the week of September 18th.
Debate arose thereon.
Doug Eyolfson moved, — That the debate be now adjourned.
The question was put on the motion and it was agreed to on the following recorded division:
YEAS: Ramez Ayoub, Doug Eyolfson, Ron McKinnon, John Oliver, Sonia Sidhu — 5;
NAYS: Colin Carrie, Don Davies, Marilyn Gladu, Len Webber — 4.
At 10:16 a.m., the sitting was suspended.
At 10:45 a.m., the sitting resumed.
Hilary Black, Marcel Vandebeek, Jonathan Zaid, Daphnée Elisma and Jacqueline Bogden made statements and, with David Pellmann, answered questions.
At 12:21 p.m., the sitting was suspended.
At 1:46 p.m., the sitting resumed.
Brock Carlton, by videoconference from Fort McMurray, Alberta, Bill Karsten, by videoconference from Fort McMurray, Alberta, Lisa Holmes, Jodie J. Emery and Marc Emery made statements and answered questions.
Don Davies moved, — 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.
Debate arose thereon.
The question was put on the motion and it was negatived on the following recorded division:
YEAS: Colin Carrie, Don Davies, Marilyn Gladu — 3;
NAYS: Ramez Ayoub, Doug Eyolfson, Ron McKinnon, John Oliver, Sonia Sidhu — 5.
At 3:51 p.m., the Committee adjourned to the call of the Chair.