S-232 44th Parliament, 1st session November 22, 2021, to present

An Act respecting the development of a national strategy for the decriminalization of illegal substances, to amend the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act and to make consequential amendments to other Acts
Short title: Health-Centred Approach to Substance Use Act
Bill type
Senate Public Bill


Current status
At second reading in the Senate
Latest activity
Debate at second reading on June 13, 2023 (Senate)


End of stage activity
Introduction and first reading, December 7, 2021
Chamber sittings
Sitting date Debates (Hansard)
December 7, 2021
Chamber sittings
Sitting date Debates (Hansard)
March 22, 2022
Sitting 26
Major speeches
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May 12, 2022
February 9, 2023
February 14, 2023
March 28, 2023
June 13, 2023
Third reading
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House of Commons

First reading
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Second reading
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Consideration in committee
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Report stage
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Third reading
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Recorded votes

House of Commons

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Speaker's rulings and statements

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Major speeches at second reading


Speech date Speech Senator
March 22, 2022 Sponsor’s speech(Sitting 26) Gwen Boniface (Independent Senators Group)


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