C-45 42nd Parliament, 1st session December 3, 2015, to September 11, 2019

An Act respecting cannabis and to amend the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act, the Criminal Code and other Acts
Short title: Cannabis Act
Bill type
House Government Bill
This bill received royal assent on June 21, 2018

Statutes of Canada 2018, c. 16

Progress

End of stage activity
Introduction and first reading, April 13, 2017
Chamber sittings
Sitting date Debates (Hansard)
April 13, 2017
End of stage activity
Second reading and referral to committee, June 8, 2017
Chamber sittings
Sitting date Debates (Hansard)
May 30, 2017
Sitting 183
Major speeches
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June 1, 2017
June 2, 2017
June 6, 2017
June 7, 2017
June 8, 2017
Sitting 190
Agreed to (Vote 312)
2nd reading and referral to committee - HESA
End of stage activity
Committee report presented with amendments, October 5, 2017
Committee meetings
Meeting date Minutes
September 11, 2017
Meeting 64
September 12, 2017
Meeting 65
September 13, 2017
Meeting 66
September 14, 2017
Meeting 67
September 15, 2017
Meeting 68
September 19, 2017
Meeting 69
October 2, 2017
Meeting 71
October 3, 2017
Meeting 72
Chamber sittings
Sitting date Debates (Hansard)
October 5, 2017
End of stage activity
Concurrence at report stage, November 21, 2017
Chamber sittings
Sitting date Debates (Hansard)
November 1, 2017
November 9, 2017
November 21, 2017
End of stage activity
Third reading, November 27, 2017
Chamber sittings
Sitting date Debates (Hansard)
November 22, 2017
November 24, 2017
November 27, 2017
Sitting 239
Agreed to (Vote 405)
3rd reading
End of stage activity
First reading, November 28, 2017
Chamber sittings
Sitting date Debates (Hansard)
November 28, 2017
Chamber sittings
Sitting date Debates (Hansard)
November 30, 2017
Sitting 164
Major speeches
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January 30, 2018
Sitting 174
Major speeches
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February 1, 2018
February 7, 2018
February 8, 2018
February 13, 2018
February 14, 2018
February 15, 2018
February 27, 2018
Chamber sittings
Sitting date Debates (Hansard)
March 1, 2018
Chamber sittings
Sitting date Debates (Hansard)
March 20, 2018
March 21, 2018
End of stage activities
Second reading, March 22, 2018
Referral to committee, March 22, 2018
Chamber sittings
Sitting date Debates (Hansard)
March 22, 2018
End of stage activity
Committee report presented with amendments, May 30, 2018
Committee meetings
Meeting date Details
March 26, 2018
Meeting 77
March 26, 2018
Meeting 50
March 28, 2018
Meeting 89
March 28, 2018
Meeting 93
March 28, 2018
Meeting 92
March 28, 2018
Meeting 79
March 29, 2018
Meeting 90
March 29, 2018
Meeting 94
March 29, 2018
Meeting 93
April 16, 2018
Meeting 91
April 16, 2018
Meeting 51
April 17, 2018
Meeting 80
April 18, 2018
Meeting 92
April 18, 2018
Meeting 94
April 18, 2018
Meeting 95
April 19, 2018
Meeting 93
April 19, 2018
Meeting 95
April 19, 2018
Meeting 96
April 25, 2018
Meeting 94
April 25, 2018
Meeting 96
April 25, 2018
Meeting 97
April 26, 2018
Meeting 95
April 30, 2018
Meeting 96
May 1, 2018
Meeting 98
May 2, 2018
Meeting 97
May 3, 2018
Meeting 98
May 7, 2018
Meeting 99
May 9, 2018
Meeting 100
May 10, 2018
Meeting 101
May 22, 2018
Meeting 102
May 23, 2018
Meeting 103
May 24, 2018
Meeting 104
May 25, 2018
Meeting 105
May 28, 2018
Meeting 106
Chamber sittings
Sitting date Debates (Hansard)
May 30, 2018
End of stage activity
Committee report adopted, May 30, 2018
Chamber sittings
Sitting date Debates (Hansard)
May 30, 2018
End of stage activity
Third reading, June 7, 2018
Chamber sittings
Sitting date Debates (Hansard)
May 31, 2018
June 1, 2018
June 4, 2018
June 5, 2018
June 6, 2018
June 7, 2018

Consideration of messages between the Senate and House of Commons

Message date Type Debates (Hansard)
June 7, 2018 Message sent to the House of Commons Sitting 217
June 13, 2018 Consideration of Senate amendments Sitting 314
June 18, 2018 Consideration of Senate amendments Sitting 316
June 18, 2018 Concurrence in the motion respecting Senate amendments Sitting 316
June 18, 2018 Message sent to the Senate Sitting 316
June 18, 2018 Consideration of House of Commons amendments Sitting 222
June 19, 2018 Consideration of House of Commons amendments Sitting 223
June 19, 2018 Concurrence in House of Commons amendments Sitting 223

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.

Details

Recorded votes

House of Commons

Vote 309 — June 6, 2017
Result:
Agreed To
Time allocation for Bill C-45, An Act respecting cannabis and to amend the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act, the Criminal Code and other Acts
Yeas:
163
Nays:
113
Paired:
0
Total:
276
Vote 311 — June 8, 2017
Result:
Negatived
2nd reading of Bill C-45, An Act respecting cannabis and to amend the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act, the Criminal Code and other Acts (reasoned amendment)
Yeas:
77
Nays:
199
Paired:
0
Total:
276
Vote 312 — June 8, 2017
Result:
Agreed To
2nd reading of Bill C-45, An Act respecting cannabis and to amend the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act, the Criminal Code and other Acts
Yeas:
200
Nays:
76
Paired:
0
Total:
276
Vote 396 — November 21, 2017
Result:
Agreed To
Time allocation for Bill C-45, An Act respecting cannabis and to amend the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act, the Criminal Code and other Acts
Yeas:
170
Nays:
130
Paired:
0
Total:
300
Vote 397 — November 21, 2017
Result:
Negatived
Bill C-45, An Act respecting cannabis and to amend the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act, the Criminal Code and other Acts (report stage amendment)
Yeas:
35
Nays:
263
Paired:
0
Total:
298
Vote 398 — November 21, 2017
Result:
Negatived
Bill C-45, An Act respecting cannabis and to amend the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act, the Criminal Code and other Acts (report stage amendment)
Yeas:
90
Nays:
208
Paired:
0
Total:
298
Vote 399 — November 21, 2017
Result:
Agreed To
Concurrence at report stage of Bill C-45, An Act respecting cannabis and to amend the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act, the Criminal Code and other Acts
Yeas:
201
Nays:
97
Paired:
0
Total:
298
Vote 404 — November 27, 2017
Result:
Negatived
Bill C-45, An Act respecting cannabis and to amend the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act, the Criminal Code and other Acts (recommittal to a committee)
Yeas:
83
Nays:
199
Paired:
0
Total:
282
Vote 405 — November 27, 2017
Result:
Agreed To
3rd reading and adoption of Bill C-45, An Act respecting cannabis and to amend the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act, the Criminal Code and other Acts
Yeas:
200
Nays:
82
Paired:
0
Total:
282
Vote 868 — June 18, 2018
Result:
Agreed To
Motion respecting Senate amendments to Bill C-45, An Act respecting cannabis and to amend the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act, the Criminal Code and other Acts
Yeas:
205
Nays:
82
Paired:
0
Total:
287

Senate

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Speaker's rulings and statements

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Major speeches at second reading

House of Commons

Speech date Speech Member of Parliament
May 30, 2017 Sponsor’s speech(Sitting 183) Jody Wilson-Raybould (Liberal)
May 30, 2017 Response speech(Sitting 183) Rob Nicholson (Conservative)
May 30, 2017 Response speech(Sitting 183) Alistair MacGregor (NDP)

Senate

Speech date Speech Senator
November 30, 2017 Sponsor’s speech(Sitting 164) Tony Dean (Independent Senators Group)
January 30, 2018 Response speech(Sitting 174) André Pratte (Independent Senators Group)

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