Tag: Cannabis Act

Health Committee begins posting written submissions in regard to Cannabis Act

The Standing Committee on Health has recently posted briefs provided to them in regard to their upcoming analysis of Bill C-45, the Cannabis Act, the government’s marijuana legalization legislation. On August 9th, six briefs were posted on ourcommons.ca, three from private citizens, one from a hydroponics company, one from Ontario Public Health Association and one from

Standing Committee on Health begins discussion of C-45

The Standing Committee on Health passed a motion today to begin discussing Bill C-45, the Cannabis Act, and hearing from witnesses the week of September 11-15, 2017. This is a week before the House is scheduled to return from summer break. The motion to sit the week prior to the House returning was brought forward

Prorogation of parliament could threaten Cannabis Act

With continued talk of the Liberal government proroguing parliament some time this year, the timeline for passing cannabis legalization could be in question, say some industry and policy analysts. Others, however, are more optimistic, and say the Liberals are focused on meeting their mandate, including cannabis legalization by July 1, 2018. The Liberals passed Bill

Standing Committee on Health preparing to discuss Bill C-45, the Cannabis Act

The Standing Committee on Health is expected to begin hearings on Bill C-45, the Cannabis Act by this September, says committee vice-chair Don Davies. Committee member and NDP Justice Critic Alistair MacGregor will also be joining Davies to discuss aspects of the bill. Although there have been rumours of a summer session for the Health Committee, Davies

Cannabis Act moves on to standing committee

The Cannabis Act, Bill-C45, has passed second reading in the House of Commons today, and will now be referred to the Standing Committee on Health (HESA). It passed with 200 for and 76 against. The Health Committee is chaired by Bill Casey (Liberal). Vice chairs are Len Webber (Conservative) and Don Davies (NDP), with over 100

Liberals seeking to limit debate of Cannabis Act

The Liberals will be seeking to limit debate of the Cannabis Act when the House of Commons sits again on Monday. After several days of debate last week in the House of Commons during the second reading of the Cannabis Act, the Liberals introduced a time allocation motion at the end of debate on Friday

Conservatives say home grown cannabis puts kids at risk

Conservatives in the House of Commons expressed skepticism today with the Liberals’ proposed Cannabis Act, Bill C-45. The bill received a second reading in the House of Commons today. During the reading, Conservative MP Rob Nicholson proposed an amendment to decline a second reading of the bill because of the inclusion in the bill of

Concerns over legalization from both sides of the aisle

Canadian Minister of Justice Jody Wilson-Raybould appeared before a meeting of the Standing Committee on Justice and Human Rights yesterday, responding to two different questions about Bill C-45, the government’s proposed cannabis legalization legislation. The two questions, one from a Conservative MP and one from a member of the NDP, both dealt with issues like

Health Canada to accelerate licensing to meet increased demand for cannabis

One New Brunswick MP says more changes to Health Canada’s medical cannabis regulations (ACMPR) are expected in the coming weeks. During debate today in the House of Commons, Pat Finnigan, Liberal MP for Miramichi—Grand Lake (New Brunswick), made several comments in reference to cannabis legalization and licensing, saying there are expected rule changes coming. “Over