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Bill C-45 - The Cannabis Act

THE CANNABIS ACT IN THE SENATE

Questions to Witnesses in Committee

May 28th 2018 - Social Affairs Committee with MP Bill Blair, RCMP, Health Canada, Justice Canada, CBSA & Public Safety

Senator Poirier: Thank you all for being here to answer our questions again today. Mr. Blair, since the bill was introduced and throughout the committee hearings, we heard from some people how cannabis is far less dangerous than alcohol, but that notion is really not reflected in Bill C-45. For example, penalties are way harsher for having 6 grams of cannabis in a bag than 6 bottles of beer. If cannabis is so much safer than alcohol, why is the punishment for youth so much harsher with cannabis…
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May 25th 2018 - Social Affairs Committee with Various Witnesses

Senator Poirier: I have a couple of questions for Justice. First, legal experts such as the Bureau du Québec testified that the government was at risk of class action lawsuits if labelling and promotion provisions were not improved. Did you anticipate a scenario of class action lawsuits against the government? Ms. Labelle: This question was also asked of us when we appeared before the Legal and Constitutional Affairs Committee. Also a government response was provided in writing to one of the…
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May 24th 2018 - Social Affairs Committee with Various Witnesses

Senator Poirier: Thank you all for being here. I have so many questions that I think I’m just going to try to give bullet questions to see if can I get bullet answers and get as many as I can in. Following Senator Manning’s questions, why is there such a difference in the cost of recreational marijuana and medical marijuana? Mr. Jacob: As Philippe was saying, the costs do line up. But perhaps your question is why is there such a difference from top to low end. Is that more to the point? Senat…
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