Article by David Brown, Lift News
a government notice of motion on Tuesday, the Government Representative in the Senate, Senator Peter Harder, gave notice that at the next sitting of the Senate he will move for a committee to consider Bill C-45
Harder’s motion is that on 3:30 pm (ET) on Tuesday, February 6, 2018, the Senate resolve itself into a committee of the whole to consider Bill C-45, the Cannabis Act, and to hear from: Jody Wilson-Raybould, Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada; Ginette Petitpas Taylor, Minister of Health; Ralph Goodale, Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness; and Bill Blair. Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada.
The Government’s Representative in the Senate’s motion also said that the witnesses are to be accompanied by officials, and that the committee of the whole will report back to the Senate no later than two hours after it begins. Television cameras and photographers will be authorized in the Senate chambers to broadcast and photograph the proceedings as long as they don’t disturb normal Senate procedure.
The Senate has only discussed C-45 for one hour since the Bill was introduced at second reading in the Senate on Nov 30. The Red Chamber declined to debate Bills C-45 or C-46 again today.