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:
A remark made by Senator Gold, echos one of our major concerns:
On motion of Senator Petitclerc, the bill has referred to the Standing Senate Committee on Social Affairs, Science and Technology.
Members of the Senate Standing Committee of Social Affairs, Science and Technology (SOCI) are:
- Kelvin Kenneth Ogilvie, Committee Chair, C – (Nova Scotia – Annapolis Valley – Hants)
- Art Eggleton, Deputy Chair, Lib. – (Ontario – Toronto)
- René Cormier, Non-affiliated (ISG) – (New Brunswick)
- Joseph A. Day, Lib. – (New Brunswick – Saint John-Kennebecasis)
- Tony Dean, Non-affiliated (ISG) – (Ontario)
- Linda Frum, C – (Ontario)
- Nancy J. Hartling, Non-affiliated (ISG) – (New Brunswick)
- Marie-Françoise Mégie, Non-affiliated (ISG) – (Quebec – Rougemont)
- Pana Merchant, Lib. – (Saskatchewan)
- Don Meredith, Non-affiliated (ISG) – (Ontario)
- Richard Neufeld, C – (British Columbia)
- Chantal Petitclerc, Bill Sponsor, Non-affiliated (ISG) – (Quebec – Grandville)
- Judith Seidman, Opposition Critic, C – (Quebec – De la Durantaye)
- Carolyn Stewart Olsen, C – (New Brunswick)
- Betty Unger, C – (Alberta)
- Peter Harder (or Diane Bellemare), Bill Author, Ex-officio – Non-affiliated
- Claude Carignan (or Yonah Martin), Ex-officio – C
We have also created a PDF with this list and their contact details that you can download: CLICK HERE
Full guidelines for submissions and appearing to give testimony can be found HERE.
(a) The brief should be succinct, generally not exceeding 10 pages.
(b) The brief should provide factual information to substantiate the views expressed.
(c) Any recommendations should be as specific as possible, particularly when proposing amendments to legislation.
(a) In addition to the hard copy, it is useful to provide a diskette to the clerk. Microsoft Word or ASCII formats are preferred.
(b) The name and address of the person, association or organization submitting the brief must be clearly indicated.
(c) Recommendations should be summarized at the end.
(d) Numbered endnotes are preferred to footnotes.
(e) Logos, graphs, tables and diagrams should be in black ink as other colours may not photocopy well.
(f) Any separate photographs accompanying the submission should be in black and white and on glossy paper.
Below is an excerpt of the portion of the proceedings that applied to Bill S-5. (For the full Hansard CLICK HERE)
An audio clip was captured by someone that was listening (we would like to give credit but the source is unknown), if you wish to listen and follow along in the document. The clip was started a couple of minutes late but picks up in the document just before the 1520 mark on the first page (highlighted with audio picks up here).