Category Archives: Federal

Legislative Summary of Bill S-5

Legislative Summary of Bill S-5

As has been indicated in previous posts, we have had a Constitutional Lawyer review the contents of Bill S-5, An Act to amend the Tobacco Act and the Non-smokers’ Health Act and to make consequential amendments to other Acts which is very much in alignment with the released report by the Canadian Constitution Foundation (CCF). Today we received…

The Canadian Constitution Foundation looks at Regulations

The Canadian Constitution Foundation looks at Regulations

If you are not familiar with the Canadian Constitution Foundation (CCF), they are a registered charity, independent and non-partisan. They defend the constitutional rights and freedoms of Canadians in the courts of law and public opinion.  Their Mission is to “protect the constitutional freedoms of Canadians through education, communication and litigation.” Today, the Canadian Constitution Foundation…

Senate Bill S-5 Second Reading

Senate Bill S-5 Second Reading

As noted from our previous post, Senate Bill S-5, An Act to amend the Tobacco Act and the Non-smokers’ Health Act and to make consequential amendments to other Acts has been introduced and is moving through the legislative process. The history and current status of the bill can be found here:  English | French Senator Petitclerc’s…

Senate Bill S-5 Completes First Reading

Senate Bill S-5 Completes First Reading

As was previously known, Heath Canada plans to move forward with regulation of vaping products with the intent to balance the need to protect young people from nicotine addiction while allowing adult smokers to legally buy vaping products and e-cigarettes to help quit smoking or as a potentially less harmful alternative to tobacco. This news…

Health Canada to Regulate Vaping Products

Health Canada to Regulate Vaping Products

The Canadian Health Minister, Honourable Jane Philpott has announced intentions to move forward with regulations on vaping products. According to her statements, the move will balance the need to protect young people from nicotine addiction while allowing adult smokers to legally buy vaping products and e-cigarettes to help quit smoking or as a potentially less…

HESA – Report Released Mar 10 2015

HESA – Report Released Mar 10 2015

The Standing Committee on Health (HESA) has released their report for the study they performed on Electronic Cigarettes at the request of Health Canada. The 58 page report (shown below) covers their entire assessment with recommendations for regulation of the industry. Their analysis included a feasibility assessment for using one of several different framework options under which…

HESA – Meeting No. 45 – Dec 4th 2014

HESA – Meeting No. 45 – Dec 4th 2014

Meeting No. 45 Tuesday, December 4, 2014 The Standing Committee on Health met at 11:49 a.m. this day, in Room 306, The Valour Building, the Chair, Ben Lobb, presiding. Members of the Committee present: Eve Adams (Parliament | Twitter | Facebook) Libby Davies (Parliament | Twitter | Facebook) Wladyslaw Lizon (Parliament | Twitter | Facebook)…

HESA – Meeting No. 44 – Dec 2nd 2014

HESA – Meeting No. 44 – Dec 2nd 2014

Meeting No. 44 Tuesday, December 2, 2014 The Standing Committee on Health met at 11:06 a.m. this day, in Room 237-C, Centre Block, the Chair, Ben Lobb, presiding. Members of the Committee present: Eve Adams (Parliament | Twitter | Facebook) Libby Davies (Parliament | Twitter | Facebook) Hon. Hedy Fry (Parliament | Twitter | Facebook)…

HESA – Meeting No. 41 – Nov 6th 2014

HESA – Meeting No. 41 – Nov 6th 2014

Meeting No. 41 Thursday, November 6, 2014 The Standing Committee on Health met at 11:00 a.m. this day, in Room 306, The Valour Building, the Chair, Ben Lobb, presiding. Members of the Committee present: Eve Adams (Parliament | Twitter | Facebook) Hon. Hedy Fry (Parliament | Twitter | Facebook) Wladyslaw Lizon (Parliament | Twitter |…

HESA – Meeting No. 40 – Nov 4th 2014

HESA – Meeting No. 40 – Nov 4th 2014

Meeting No. 40 Tuesday, November 4, 2014 The Standing Committee on Health met in camera at 11:02 a.m. this day, in Room 237-C, Centre Block, the Chair, Ben Lobb, presiding. Members of the Committee present: Eve Adams (Parliament | Twitter | Facebook) Libby Davies (Parliament | Twitter | Facebook) Hon. Hedy Fry (Parliament | Twitter…