An Act to amend the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act and to make related and consequential amendments to other Acts

This bill was last introduced in the 40th Parliament, 2nd Session, which ended in December 2009.

Sponsor

Rob Nicholson  Conservative

Status

Considering amendments (House), as of Dec. 14, 2009
(This bill did not become law.)

Summary

This is from the published bill. The Library of Parliament often publishes better independent summaries.

This enactment amends the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act to provide for minimum penalties for serious drug offences, to increase the maximum penalty for cannabis (marihuana) production and to reschedule certain substances from Schedule III to that Act to Schedule I.

As well, it requires that a review of that Act be undertaken and a report submitted to Parliament.

The enactment also makes related and consequential amendments to other Acts.

Elsewhere

All sorts of information on this bill is available at LEGISinfo, provided by the Library of Parliament. You can also read the full text of the bill.

Votes

June 8, 2009 Passed That the Bill be now read a third time and do pass.
June 8, 2009 Passed That this question be now put.
June 3, 2009 Passed That Bill C-15, An Act to amend the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act and to make related and consequential amendments to other Acts, as amended, be concurred in at report stage.
June 3, 2009 Failed That Bill C-15 be amended by deleting Clause 3.

Justice and Human Rights Committee, on April 27, 2009

  • Tara Lyons, Executive Director, Canadian Students for Sensible Drug Policy
  • Craig Jones, Executive Director, John Howard Society of Canada
  • Richard Elliott, Executive Director, Canadian HIV/AIDS Legal Network
  • Graeme Norton, Director, Public Safety Project, Canadian Civil Liberties Association
  • Darryl Plecas, Royal Canadian Mounted Police Research Chair and Director of the Centre for Criminal Justice Research, School of Criminology and Criminal Justice, University College of the Fraser Valley, As an Individual

Justice and Human Rights Committee, on April 22, 2009

    Justice and Human Rights Committee, on May 4, 2009

    • Hugh Lampkin, Vice-President, Vancouver Area Network of Drug Users
    • Deborah Small, Executive Director, Break the Chains
    • Kirk Tousaw, Beyond Prohibition Foundation
    • Gord Perks, Councillor, Toronto City Council, and Chair, Toronto Drug Strategy Implementation Plan
    • Jerome Paradis, Member, Board of Directors, Law Enforcement Against Prohibition (LEAP)
    • Philippe Lucas, Executive Director, Vancouver Island Compassion Society and Canadians for Safe Access
    • Eugene Oscapella, Barrister and Solicitor, Lecturer in Criminology, University of Ottawa, As an Individual
    • Ann Livingston, Executive Director, Vancouver Area Network of Drug Users

    Justice and Human Rights Committee, on May 11, 2009

    Justice and Human Rights Committee, on May 13, 2009

    • Cathy Sabiston, Director General, Controlled Substances and Tobacco Directorate, Department of Health
    • Chuck Doucette, Vice-President, Drug Prevention Network of Canada
    • Greg Yost, Counsel, Criminal Law Policy Section, Department of Justice
    • Gaylene Schellenberg, Lawyer, Legislation and Law Reform, Canadian Bar Association
    • Sarah Inness, Branch Sector Chair, National Criminal Justice Section, Canadian Bar Association
    • Colleen Ryan, Director, Office of Demand Reduction, Department of Health

    Justice and Human Rights Committee, on May 27, 2009

    • Paul Saint-Denis, Senior Counsel, Criminal Law Policy Section, Department of Justice