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Proceedings of the Standing Senate Committee on
Aboriginal Peoples

First Session, Forty-second Parliament, 2015-16-17-18

Chair: The Honourable LILLIAN EVA DYCK

Tuesday, October 2, 2018
Wednesday, October 3, 2018

Issue No. 43

Forty-second meeting:
Study on the new relationship between Canada and First Nations, Inuit and Métis peoples

First meeting:
Government response to the eleventh report of the Standing Senate Committee on Aboriginal Peoples, entitled The 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, tabled in the Senate on May 1, 2018


The Honourable Jane Philpott, P.C., M.P., Minister of Indigenous Services
The Honourable Bill Blair, P.C., M.P., Minister of Border Security and Organized Crime Reduction


Tuesday, October 2, 2018

Haudenosaunee Development Institute:

Aaron Detlor, Lawyer.

Wednesday, October 3, 2018

Health Canada:

Eric Costen, Director General, Cannabis Legalization and Regulation Secretariat.

Department of Indigenous Services Canada:

Dr. Tom Wong, Chief Medical Officer of Public Health and Executive Director, First Nations and Inuit Health Branch.


The Honourable Lillian Eva Dyck, Chair

The Honourable Scott Tannas, Deputy Chair


The Honourable Senators:

Boyer, Christmas, *Day (or Mercer), Doyle, *Harder, P.C. (or Bellemare), (or Mitchell), Lovelace Nicholas, McCallum, McPhedran, Mercer, Mitchell, Ngo, Pate, Patterson, Saint-Germain, *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 Boyer replaced the Honourable Senator Boniface (October 3, 2018).

The Honourable Senator Boniface replaced the Honourable Senator Boyer (September 20, 2018).