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Proceedings of the Standing Senate Committee on
Aboriginal Peoples

First Session, Forty-second Parliament, 2015-16-17

Chair: The Honourable LILLIAN EVA DYCK

Tuesday, February 27, 2018
Wednesday, February 28, 2018

Issue No. 33

First and second meetings:
Subject matter of Bill C-45, An Act respecting cannabis and to amend the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act, the Criminal Code and other Acts, insofar as it relates to the Indigenous peoples of Canada


Tuesday, February 27, 2018

Department of Indigenous Services Canada:

Valerie Gideon, Acting Senior Assistant Deputy Minister, First Nations and Inuit Health Branch.

Department of Crown-Indigenous Relations and Northern Affairs Canada:

Sheilagh Murphy, Assistant Deputy Minister, Lands and Economic Development.

Health Canada:

Eric Costen, Acting Assistant Deputy Minister, Cannabis Legalization and Regulation Branch.

Department of Justice Canada:

Diane Labelle, General Counsel;

Stefan Matiation, Director and General Counsel.

Public Safety Canada:

Trevor Bhupsingh, Director General, Law Enforcement and Border Strategies.

Wednesday, February 28, 2018

First Nations Tax Commission:

C.T. (Manny) Jules, Chief Commissioner.

Indigenous Peoples Cannabis Association:

Bill Robinson, Executive Director.

Oneida Nation of the Thames:

Randall Phillips, Chief.


The Honourable Lillian Eva Dyck, Chair

The Honourable Scott Tannas, Deputy Chair


The Honourable Senators:

Boniface, Christmas, *Day (or Mercer), Doyle, *Harder, P.C. (or Bellemare) (or Mitchell), Lovelace Nicholas, McCallum, McPhedran, Ngo, Pate, Patterson, Raine, *Smith (or Martin), *Woo (or Saint-Germain)

*Ex officio members

(Quorum 4)

Changes in membership of the committee:

Pursuant to rule 12-5 and to the order of the Senate of November 7, 2017, membership of the committee was amended as follows:

The Honourable Senator Coyle replaced the Honourable Senator Boniface (February 27, 2018).

The Honourable Senator Boniface replaced the Honourable Senator Brazeau (February 15, 2018).