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 Stewart Olsen
  • Nancy J. Hartling
  • René Cormier
  • Diane Griffin

Witnesses were divided into three (3) panels which consisted of the following individuals:

Panel 1 (1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.)

As an Individual

  • John Britton, Director, UK Centre for Tobacco and Alcohol Studies
  • David Hammond, Associate Professor, University of Waterloo

Audio Playback for Panel 1 (English)

Panel 2 (2:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.)

Centre for Addiction and Mental Health

  • Dr. Peter Selby, Clinician Scientist, Addictions Division

Physicians for a Smoke-Free Canada

  • Neil Collishaw, Research Director

Audio Playback for Panel 2 (English)

Panel 3 (3:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.)

Canadian Cancer Society

  • Rob Cunningham, Senior Policy Analyst

Canadian Lung Association

  • Amy Henderson, Manager, Public Policy

Audio Playback for Panel 3 (English)

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

  • Panel 1 Begins at 13:28:58
  • Panel 2 Begins at 14:30:48
  • Panel 3 Begins at 15:27:42

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

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