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Minutes of Proceedings

42nd Parliament, 1st Session
Meeting 159
Wednesday, May 1, 2019, 3:30 p.m. to 5:27 p.m.
Presiding
Hon. John McKay, Chair (Liberal)

Library of Parliament
• Tanya Dupuis, Analyst
• Julia Nicol, Analyst
Campaign for Cannabis Amnesty
• Annamaria Enenajor, Founder and Director
Canadian Police Association
• Tom Stamatakis, President
As an individual
• Solomon Friedman, Criminal Defence Lawyer
Pursuant to Standing Order 108(2), the Committee resumed consideration of the subject matter of Bill C-93, An Act to provide no-cost, expedited record suspensions for simple possession of cannabis.

Tom Stamatakis and Annamaria Enenajor made statements and answered questions.

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

The Chair presented the Sixteenth Report from the Subcommittee on Agenda and Procedure, which read as follows.

Your Subcommittee met on Monday, April 29, 2019, to consider the business of the Committee and agreed to make the following recommendations:

  1. That, in relation to future business, bills as they may be referred to the Committee take precedence over other matters;
  2. That, on Wednesday, May 15, 2019, the Committee give drafting instructions to the analysts for a Report in relation to its study of Cybersecurity in the financial sector as an economic security issue;
  3. That, the Committee undertake a study of the Main Estimates 2019-20 and that the Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness and the Minister of Border Security and Organized Crime Reduction be invited to appear for one hour each with the appropriate officials on Monday, May 27, 2019; and
  4. That, in consultation with the appropriate Members, the Clerk invite witnesses to appear for one hour on Wednesday, May 15, 2019, in relation to the Committee’s study of Cybersecurity in the financial sector as an economic security issue.

It was agreed, — That the Sixteenth Report of the Subcommittee be concurred in.

At 4:46 p.m., the sitting was suspended.

At 4:47 p.m., the sitting resumed.

Campaign for Cannabis Amnesty
• Annamaria Enenajor, Founder and Director
Canadian Police Association
• Tom Stamatakis, President
As an individual
• Solomon Friedman, Criminal Defence Lawyer
Pursuant to Standing Order 108(2), the Committee resumed consideration of the subject matter of Bill C-93, An Act to provide no-cost, expedited record suspensions for simple possession of cannabis.

Solomon Friedman made a statement and answered questions.

At 5:17 p.m., pursuant to Standing Order 115(5), it was agreed that the Committee continue to sit.

At 5:27 p.m., the Committee adjourned to the call of the Chair.



Naaman Sugrue
Clerk of the Committee