Category Archives: Legislation

Senate SOCI Committee Meeting no. 46 on Bill S-5

Senate SOCI Committee Meeting no. 46 on Bill S-5

The Senate Standing Committee on Social Affairs, Science and Technology (SOCI) met today to hear testimony on Bill S-5, An Act to amend the Tobacco Act and the Non-smokers’ Health Act and to make consequential amendments to other Acts. Senate Committee Members Present: Kelvin Kenneth Ogilvie (Chair) Art Eggleton (Vice Chair) Chantal Petitclerc Judith Seidman Carolyn…

Senate SOCI Committee Meeting no. 45 on Bill S-5

Senate SOCI Committee Meeting no. 45 on Bill S-5

The Senate Standing Committee on Social Affairs, Science and Technology (SOCI) met today to hear testimony on Bill S-5, An Act to amend the Tobacco Act and the Non-smokers’ Health Act and to make consequential amendments to other Acts. Senate Committee Members Present: Kelvin Kenneth Ogilvie (Chair) Linda Frum Nancy J. Hartling Chantal Petitclerc Carolyn Stewart…

Senate SOCI Committee Meeting no. 44 on Bill S-5

Senate SOCI Committee Meeting no. 44 on Bill S-5

The Senate Standing Committee on Social Affairs, Science and Technology (SOCI) met today to hear testimony on Bill S-5, An Act to amend the Tobacco Act and the Non-smokers’ Health Act and to make consequential amendments to other Acts. Senate Committee Members Present: Kelvin Kenneth Ogilvie (Chair) Art Eggleton (Deputy Chair) Linda Frum Nancy J. Hartling…

UPDATED – Legislative Summary of Bill S-5

UPDATED – Legislative Summary of Bill S-5

The previously posted Legislative Summary for Bill S-5 has been amended. There were points within the previous version of the Legislative Summary that incorrectly interpreted the intent of the bill.  The updated version is below but the key change to point out is the previously stated intent to ban flavours. This: prohibits the use of…

SOCI Committee Schedule Confirmation

SOCI Committee Schedule Confirmation

We have received confirmation and schedule information for our slot to provide witness for the Senate Standing Committee on Social Affairs, Science and Technology (SOCI) on 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. Two panels have been scheduled for April…

Senate Bill S-5 Second Reading – Second Debate

Senate Bill S-5 Second Reading – Second Debate

On March 9, 2017, the Senate held debate for 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 has completed the first reading today (Nov 22, 2016). Speakers during the debate were: Senator Judith Seidman – Opposition Critic and SOCI Committee Senator Marc…

Senate Bill S-5 Second Reading – Debate

Senate Bill S-5 Second Reading – Debate

Today the Senate continued Debate on the Second Reading of Bill S-5. We heard from Senator Jane Cordy. In summary, the Senator: Senator Carolyn Stewart Olsen also questioned if the bill goes far enough with restrictions. Specifically her concerns were around: Another question was posed by Senator Yonah Martin. This senator is also concerned about the science not…

Talking Points for Senate Bill S-5 Legal Assessment

Talking Points for Senate Bill S-5 Legal Assessment

The full legal assessment (found here) is a significant amount of information to absorb.  For that reason, we have put together a summary that addresses the major fallacies that were identified within the bill. The short of the long is…  If this bill were to pass today, regulations placed in the hands of the wrong people…

Bill S-5 Legal Assessment

Bill S-5 Legal Assessment

Over the last few days there has been a significant amount of activity around “what’s in the Bill?” In response to that, we have decided to publish a summary with points taken from a Legal Opinion and Assessment that was done for the ECTA back when it was first released.  It highlights some of the concerns…

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…