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
  • Chantal Petitclerc
  • Carolyn Stewart Olsen
  • Judith Seidman

Witnesses were divided into two (2) panels which consisted of the following individuals:

Panel 1 (4:15 p.m. – 5:15 p.m.)

Non-Smokers’ Rights Association

  • Melodie Tilson, Director of Policy
  • Pippa Beck, Senior Policy Analyst

Tobacco Harm Reduction Association of Canada

  • Jaye Blancher, Director
  • David Jones, Policy Advisor

Audio Playback for Panel 1 (English)

Panel 2 (5:15 p.m. – 6:15 p.m.)

Canadian Convenience Stores Association

  • Satinder Chera, President
  • Sébastien Tremblay Drolet, Category manager, Couche-Tard Inc.

National Coalition Against Contraband Tobacco

  • Gary Grant, Spokesperson

Audio Playback for Panel 2 (English)

A video playback of the meeting is available in English (HERE) or French (HERE).

Panel 1 starts at 16:16

Panel 2 starts at 17:16

We will update this article to include any transcript and evidence presented to the committee when it becomes available.

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