Senate Foreign Affairs Cmte won’t have time to examine how cannabis bill will affect international treaties

It is rare and may be unprecedented for the Senate to send a bill other than a budget bill to multiple committees
The Hill Times (Canada)
Monday, April 9, 2018

The Senate committees are under a ‘tight timeline' to review the cannabis bill, and Conservatives say they could save major cannabis amendments for the final debate. Meanwhile, Senators are still hashing out whether or how to change the bill, while Canadians flood their email inboxes. The Senate Foreign Affairs and International Trade Committee won’t be able to examine all the ways the government’s cannabis legalization bill will affect Canada’s international treaties before reporting back to the Senate by May 1, says Saskatchewan Conservative Senator Raynell Andreychuk, who chairs the committee.