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Three independent senators from Quebec hosting discussion panel on legalization of recreational cannabis

Quebec, April 19, 2018 – On Friday, April 20, 2018, the Honourable Senators Rosa Galvez (Bedford), Renée Dupuis (The Laurentides) and Raymonde Saint-Germain (De la Vallière) will host a discussion panel at the Université Laval à Québec on the legalization of recreational cannabis in Canada.

The three expert panel members will be David Tousignant (Manager, Strategic Policy, Health Canada), Horacio Arruda, M.D., FRCPC (Director of Public Health and Assistant Deputy Minister, Department of Health and Social Services Quebec), and François Gagnon, Ph.D. (Scientific Advisor, Institut national de santé publique du Québec).

For more information on the bills on legalization of cannabis, please consult the Senate website. Information on the event can also be found on the Facebook event page of the panel.

Date: Friday, April 20, 2018
Time: 6:00 p.m. (ET)
Location: Université Laval, Pavillon Alphonse-Desjardins, Le Cercle Universitaire (4th Floor), 2305 rue de l’Université, Quebec, Quebec

Notes: Filming will not be permitted during the panel discussion. Audio-visual recordings will be permitted before or after the event. Photos during the event are permitted. The senators might make themselves available to the media before or after the panel.


“Citizens have many questions and concerns about legalization of cannabis. If we hope to approve a bill that is evidence-based and that takes under consideration the concerns of the public, we must inform citizens and give them the opportunity to voice their opinions.”
– Senator Rosa Galvez

For more information or to arrange an interview, please contact:

Stéphane Laviolette
Office of Senator Rosa Galvez
613-996-2210 Stephane.Laviolette@sen.parl.gc.ca