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House Government Bill
42nd Parliament, 1st Session
December 3, 2015 - Present
Text of the Bill
C-45
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An Act respecting cannabis and to amend the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act, the Criminal Code and other Acts
Short Title
Cannabis Act
Statute of Canada
2018, c. 16
Last Stage Completed
Royal Assent (2018-06-21)
Progress:
 
Status of the Bill
  
Notes:

On December 14, 2017, the Senate adopted the following motion:

That, without affecting the progress of any proceedings relating to Bill C-45, An Act respecting cannabis and to amend the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act, the Criminal Code and other Acts, at 3:30 p.m. on Tuesday, February 6, 2018, the Senate resolve itself into a Committee of the Whole to consider the subject matter of the bill:

That the committee receive:

(a) the Honourable Jody Wilson-Raybould, P.C., M.P., Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada;

(b) the Honourable Ginette Petitpas Taylor, P.C.., M.P., Minister of Health;

(c) the Honourable Ralph Goodale, P.C., M.P., Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness; and

(d) Mr. Bill Blair, M.P., Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Justice and the Attorney General of Canda and the Minister of Health;

That the witnesses be accompanied by officials;

That the Committee of the Whole report to the Seante no later than two hours after it begins;

That television cameras and photographers be authorized in the Senate Chamber to broadcast and photograph the proceedings with the least possible disruption of the proceedings; and

That the provisions of rule 3-3(1) be suspended on Tuesday, February 6, 2018.

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On February 15, 2018, the Senate adopted the following motion:

That, notwithstanding any provisions of the Rules, usual practice or previous order, in relation to Bill C-45, An Act respecting cannabis and to amend the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act, the Criminal Code and other Acts:

1. without affecting the progress of any proceedings relating to Bill C-45:

1.1. the Standing Senate Committee on Legal and Constitutional Affairs be authorized to study the subject matter of those elements contained in Parts 1, 2, 8, 9 and 14 of the bill;

1.2. the Standing Senate Committee on Aboriginal Peoples be authorized to study the subject matter of the bill insofar as it relates to the Indigenous peoples of Canada;

1.3. the Standing Senate Committee on Foreign Affairs and International Trade be authorized to study the subject matter of the bill insofar as it relates to the Canada’s international obligations;

1.4. the Standing Senate Committee on National Security and Defence be authorized to study the subject matter of the bill insofar as it related to Canada’s borders; and

1.5. each of the above committees submit its report to the Senate pursuant to this order no later than May 1, 2018; and

2. if Bill C-45 is read a second time, it be referred to the Standing Senate Committee on Social Affairs, Science and Technology, in which case that committee be authorized to take any reports tabled under point 1 of this order into consideration during its study of the bill.

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