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Minutes of Proceedings

42nd Parliament, 1st Session
Meeting No. 66
Wednesday, September 27, 2017, 3:33 p.m. to 8:09 p.m.
Anthony Housefather, Chair (Liberal)

Library of Parliament
• Lyne Casavant, Analyst
• Maxime Charron-Tousignant, Analyst
House of Commons
• Ariane Gagné-Frégeau, Procedural Clerk
Royal Canadian Mounted Police
• Kevin Brosseau, Deputy Commissioner, Contract and Aboriginal Policing
Alcohol Countermeasure Systems Corp.
• Felix J.E. Comeau, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer
• Abe Verghis, Supervisor, Regulatory Affairs
International Council on Alcohol, Drugs and Traffic Safety
• Richard Compton, Director, Office of Behavioral Safety Research, U.S. Department of Transportation
Railway Association of Canada
• Gérald Gauthier, Vice-President
• Simon-Pierre Paquette, Labour and Employment Counsel
Canadian Association of Elizabeth Fry Societies
• Savannah Gentile, Director, Advocacy and Legal Issues
Understanding Legal Marijuana
• Chris Halsor, Founder and Principal
Department of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness
• Rachel Huggins, Manager, Policy and Development, Serious and Organized Crime Strategies Division, Community Safety and Countering Crime Branch
• Kathy Thompson, Assistant Deputy Minister, Community Safety and Countering Crime Branch
Canadian Medical Association Journal
• Diane Kelsall, Editor-in-Chief
Toronto Transit Commission
• Brian Leck, Head of Legal and General Counsel, Legal Department
• Megan MacRae, Executive Director, Human Resources
Canadian Urban Transit Association
• Patrick Leclerc, President and Chief Executive Officer
Maastricht University
• Jan Ramaekers, Professor
Department of Justice
• Greg Yost, Counsel, Criminal Law Policy Section
As an individual
• Randy Goossen, Psychiatrist
Pursuant to the Order of Reference of Wednesday, May 31, 2017, the Committee resumed consideration of Bill C-46, An Act to amend the Criminal Code (offences relating to conveyances) and to make consequential amendments to other Acts.

Felix J.E. Comeau, Gérald Gauthier, Simon-Pierre Paquette and Savannah Gentile made statements and, with Abe Verghis, answered questions.

At 4:16 p.m., the sitting was suspended.

At 4:22 p.m., the sitting resumed.

Kathy Thompson, Kevin Brosseau, Patrick Leclerc, Megan MacRae and Brian Leck made statements and, with Rachel Huggins and Greg Yost, answered questions.

At 5:24 p.m., the sitting was suspended.

At 5:26 p.m., the sitting resumed.

Jan Ramaekers, by videoconference from Maastricht, Netherlands, and Randy Goossen, by videoconference from Winnipeg, Manitoba, made statements.

At 5:31 p.m., by unanimous consent and pursuant to Standing Order 115(5), it was agreed that the Committee continue to sit.

At 5:40 p.m., the sitting was suspended.

At 7:05 p.m., the sitting resumed.

Jan Ramaekers, by videoconference from Maastricht, Netherlands, answered questions.

Diane Kelsall, Richard Compton, by videoconference from Washington, D.C., and Chris Halsor, by videoconference from Laughlin, Nevada, made statements and answered questions.

At 8:09 p.m., the Committee adjourned to the call of the Chair.

Julie Geoffrion
Clerk of the Committee