We'll call the meeting to order. I want to welcome everybody to meeting number 69 of the Standing Committee on Health. We're here to discuss and examine an act respecting cannabis and to amend the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act, the Criminal Code, and other acts.
I want to welcome all of our guests. We will hear from them in this order. The Hon. Jody Wilson-Raybould will make a presentation as Minister of Justice. Then the Hon. Ginette Petitpas Taylor will make a presentation as Minister of Health. Finally, the Hon. Ralph Goodale will make a presentation as Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness.
From the Department of Health, we have back by popular demand Jacqueline Bogden, assistant deputy minister, cannabis legalization and regulation branch. From the Department of Justice, we have Carole Morency, director general and senior general counsel, criminal law policy section. From the Department of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness, we have Trevor Bhupsingh, director general, law enforcement and border strategies directorate.