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Minutes of Proceedings

42nd Parliament, 1st Session
Meeting No. 91
Wednesday, February 14, 2018, 5:31 p.m. to 7:25 p.m.
Televised
Presiding
Bill Casey, Chair (Liberal)

• Dan Albas for Ben Lobb (Conservative)
• Hon. Diane Finley for Len Webber (Conservative)
Library of Parliament
• Karin Phillips, Analyst
• Marlisa Tiedemann, Analyst
• Hon. Ginette Petitpas Taylor, P.C., M.P., Minister of Health
Department of Health
• Simon Kennedy, Deputy Minister
• James Van Loon, Director General, Tobacco Control Directorate
• Denis Choinière, Director, Tobacco Products Regulatory Office
Vap Select Inc.
• Sherwin Edwards, President
Canadian Vaping Association
• Boris Giller, Member
• Marc Kealey, Member and Public Affairs Counsel
Pursuant to the Order of Reference of Tuesday, January 30, 2018, the Committee resumed consideration of Bill S-5, An Act to amend the Tobacco Act and the Non-smokers’ Health Act and to make consequential amendments to other Acts.

Ginette Petitpas Taylor made a statement and, with James Van Loon, answered questions.

At 6:34 p.m., the sitting was suspended.

At 6:40 p.m., the sitting resumed.

Marc Kealey and Sherwin Edwards made statements and, with Boris Giller, answered questions.

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

On motion of Marilyn Gladu, it was agreed, — That the Committee consider the Supplementary Estimates (C) 2017-18 and the Interim Estimates 2018-19 on Monday, March 19, 2018; and that the Minister of Health, along with department officials, be invited to answer questions.

It was agreed, — That the deadline for the receipt of proposed amendments to Bill S-5, An Act to amend the Tobacco Act and the Non-smokers’ Health Act and to make consequential amendments to other Acts, be Tuesday, February 27, 2018, at noon for all Members.

On motion of Marilyn Gladu, it was agreed, — That a proposed budget in the amount of $ 11,700, for the study of Bill S-5, An Act to amend the Tobacco Act and the Non-smokers’ Health Act and to make consequential amendments to other Acts, be adopted.

At 7:25 p.m., the Committee adjourned to the call of the Chair.



Marie-Hélène Sauvé
Clerk of the Committee