Topic: Federal Legalization of Cannabis: Ontario is Ready
Topic Description: The federal government’s legalization of cannabis takes effect Oct. 17. Attorney General Caroline Mulroney will explain Ontario’s approach to protecting children, keeping communities and roads safe and combating the illegal cannabis market while raising awareness around health and social risks associated with consuming recreational cannabis. New legislation, based on thorough consultations with Ontarians, proposes to protect public safety and public health through a tightly-regulated private retail system that provides certainty and flexibility to local communities.
Caroline Mulroney is Attorney General and Minister Responsible for Francophone Affairs. She was elected as the MPP for York–Simcoe in 2018.
Mulroney was the vice president of BloombergSen Investment Partners, a Toronto-based investment firm, where she managed client services, marketing and business development. Prior to that, Mulroney spearheaded corporate and regulatory matters related to growth opportunities in Canada and the United States for Wellington Financial LP.
Mulroney is a graduate of Harvard College and the NYU School of Law. She co-founded and chairs the Shoebox Project for Shelters, a charitable organization that co-ordinates and delivers gifts to thousands of women and girls in shelters or facing homelessness.
Mulroney is also a member of the board of directors for the Hospital for Sick Children Foundation, and is a governor of the National Theatre School of Canada. Born in Montreal, Caroline grew up in Ottawa and is bilingual.
She and her husband, Andrew Lapham, have four children.