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Minutes of Proceedings

42nd Parliament, 1st Session
Meeting No. 65
Tuesday, September 12, 2017, 8:32 a.m. to 5:57 p.m.
Bill Casey, Chair (Liberal)

House of Commons
• Hugues La Rue, Procedural Clerk
Library of Parliament
• Karin Phillips, Analyst
• Marlisa Tiedemann, Analyst
Canadian Association of Chiefs of Police
• Thomas Carrique, Deputy Chief
• Mike Serr, Deputy Chief Constable, Drug Advisory Committee
• Lara Malashenko, Legal Counsel, Ottawa Police Service
Ontario Provincial Police
• Rick Barnum, Deputy Commissioner, Investigation and Organized Crime
• John Sullivan, Chief Superintendent, Organized Crime Enforcement Bureau
Saskatoon Police Service
• Mark Chatterbok, Deputy Chief of Operations
As individuals
• Neil Boyd, Professor of Criminology, Simon Fraser University
• Christian Leuprecht, Professor, Department of Political Science, Royal Military College of Canada
• Sam Kamin, Professor of Marijuana Law and Policy, University of Denver
• Marco Vasquez, Retired Police Chief, Town of Erie, Colorado Police Department
Barreau du Québec
• Paul-Matthieu Grondin, President of the Quebec bar
• Luc Hervé Thibaudeau, President, Consumer Protection Committee
• Pascal Lévesque, President, Criminal Law Committee
Criminal Lawyers' Association
• Anne London-Weinstein, Former Director
Colorado Department of Revenue
• Michael Hartman, Executive Director
National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws
• Marc-Boris St-Maurice, Regional Director
• Abigail Sampson, Regional Coordinator
Washington State Liquor and Cannabis Board
• Rick Garza, Director
Freedman and Koski Inc.
• Andrew Freedman, Director
Smart Approaches to Marijuana
• Kevin Sabet, President
Washington State Department of Health
• Kristi Weeks, Government Relations Director
Pursuant to the Order of Reference of Thursday, June 8, 2017, the Committee resumed consideration of Bill C-45, An Act respecting cannabis and to amend the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act, the Criminal Code and other Acts.

Mike Serr, Rick Barnum and Mark Chatterbok made statements and, with Thomas Carrique, answered questions.

At 10:25 a.m., the sitting was suspended.

At 10:46 a.m., the sitting resumed.

Christian Leuprecht, by videoconference from Brisbane, Australia, Neil Boyd, Paul-Matthieu Grondin, Pascal Levesque, Anne London-Weinstein and Luc Hervé Thibaudeau made statements.

Paul-Matthieu Grondin, Anne London-Weinstein, Neil Boyd, Pascal Levesque and Christian Leuprecht answered questions.

At 12:20 p.m., the sitting was suspended.

At 1:45 p.m., the sitting resumed.

Rick Garza, by videoconference from Olympia, Washington, Sam Kamin, Michael Hartman, Abigail Sampson and Marc-Boris St-Maurice made statements and answered questions.

At 3:40 p.m., the sitting was suspended.

At 4:02 p.m., the sitting resumed.

Marco Vasquez by videoconference from Lakewood, Colorado, Kristi Weeks, by videoconference from Kohala Coast, Hawaii, Andrew Freedman and Kevin Sabet made statements and answered questions.

At 5:57 p.m., the Committee adjourned to the call of the Chair.

David Gagnon
Clerk of the Committee