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Minutes of Proceedings

44th Parliament, 1st Session
Meeting 12
Tuesday, April 26, 2022, 3:31 p.m. to 5:19 p.m.
Randeep Sarai, Chair (Liberal)

• Chris Lewis for Larry Brock (Conservative)
• Heath MacDonald for Yasir Naqvi (Liberal)
• Sameer Zuberi for Yasir Naqvi (Liberal)
Library of Parliament
• Julia Nicol, Analyst
African Nova Scotian Justice Institute
• Brandon Rolle, Senior Legal Counsel
The Canadian Bar Association
• Jody Berkes, Counsel
• Tony Paisana, Counsel
The DISPENSARY Community Health Center
• Hugo Bissonnet, Executive Director
• Alexandra de Kiewit, Risk and Harm Reduction Educator
• Dr. Jean Robert, Medical Specialist in Public Health and Medical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases, Professor, Université de Montréal and Université du Québec en Outaouais
Mothers Against Drunk Driving
• Eric Dumschat, Legal Director
• Steve Sullivan, Director of Victim Services
National Coalition Against Contraband Tobacco
• Rick Barnum, Executive Director
South Asian Bar Association of Toronto
• Janani Shanmuganathan, Director
Pursuant to the order of reference of Thursday, March 31, 2022, the committee resumed consideration of Bill C-5, An Act to amend the Criminal Code and the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act.

Tony Paisana, Jody Berkes, Eric Dumschat, Steve Sullivan and Janani Shanmuganathan made statements and answered questions.

At 4:30 p.m., the sitting was suspended.

At 4:32 p.m., the sitting resumed.

Brandon Rolle, Jean Robert and Rick Barnum made statements and, with Alexandra de Kiewit, answered questions.

At 5:19 p.m., the committee adjourned to the call of the Chair.

Jean-François Pagé
Clerk of the committee