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Proceedings of the Standing Senate Committee on
Aboriginal Peoples

Issue 33 - Order of Reference


Extract from the Journals of the Senate, Tuesday, February 13, 2018:

The Honourable Senator Dyck moved, seconded by the Honourable Senator Bovey:

That the Standing Senate Committee on Aboriginal Peoples be authorized to examine and report on the implications of the potential legalization of cannabis on First Nations, Inuit and Métis communities, including, but not limited to:

(a) Adequacy of consultations with Indigenous communities and organizations;

(b) Authority to sell or prohibit the sale of cannabis in Indigenous communities;

(c) Justice, public safety, policing and enforcement capacity;

(d) Potential effects of cannabis use on Indigenous peoples, with a particular focus on youth, and child and family services;

(e) Access to and availability of services and supports for mental health and substance use; and

(f) Economic opportunities in the production of cannabis.

That the committee submit its final report no later than April 30, 2018 and that the committee retain all powers necessary to publicize its findings for 180 days after the tabling of the final report.

After debate,

The question being put on the motion, it was adopted.

Richard Denis
Clerk of the Senate