Senate SOCI Committee Meeting no. 47 on Bill S-5

Senate SOCI Committee Meeting no. 47 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
  • Linda Frum
  • Carolyn Stewart Olsen
  • René Cormier
  • Tony Dean
  • Nancy J. Hartling
  • Richard Neufeld
  • Marilou McPhedran

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

Panel 1 (4:15 p.m. – 5:45 p.m.)

Health Canada

  • The Honourable Jane Philpott, P.C., M.P., Minister of Health
  • Hilary Geller, Assistant Deputy Minister, Healthy Environments and Consumer Safety Branch
  • Denis Choinière, Director, Tobacco Products Regulatory Office, Tobacco Control Directorate
  • Adam Doane, Senior Science Advisor, Tobacco Control Directorate
  • Anne-Marie LeBel, Counsel, Health Canada Legal Services
  • Suzy McDonald, Director General, Tobacco Products Directorate

Audio Playback for Panel 1 (English)

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

  • Panel 1 Begins at 16:15:00

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

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