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Date / Time Studies & Bills Location  Note
  • Bill C-84, An Act to amend the Criminal Code (bestiality and animal fighting)
    • Camille Labchuk, Executive Director (Animal Justice)
    • Monique St. Germain, General Counsel (Canadian Centre for Child Protection)
    • Clause-by-clause consideration
Room W110, 1 Wellington St. [ParlVu Video] [Link to the notice of this meeting]
  • Bill C-84, An Act to amend the Criminal Code (bestiality and animal fighting)
    • The Honourable David Lametti, P.C., M.P., Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada (Department of Justice Canada)
    • Barbara Cartwright, Chief Executive Officer (Humane Canada)
    • Dr. Alice Crook, Veterinarian and Adjunct Professor, Atlantic Veterinary College, University of Prince Edward Island (Canadian Veterinary Medical Association)
    • François Daigle, Associate Deputy Minister (Department of Justice Canada)
    • Shawn Eccles, Senior Manager, Cruelty Investigations (British Columbia Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals)
    • Carole Morency, Director General and Senior General Counsel (Department of Justice Canada)
Room W110, 1 Wellington St. [ParlVu Video] [Link to the notice of this meeting]
  • Divisions 15, 16, 18, 19 and 20 of Part 4, and in Subdivisions C, K and L of Division 9 of Part 4 of Bill C-97
    • Consideration of a draft report
Room W110, 1 Wellington St. [Link to the notice of this meeting]
In Camera
  • Divisions 15, 16, 18, 19 and 20 of Part 4, and in Subdivisions C, K and L of Division 9 of Part 4 of Bill C-97
    • David LeDrew, Senior Advisor, Capital Markets Division (Department of Finance Canada)
    • David K. Lee, Chief Regulatory Officer, Health Products and Food Branch (Health Canada)
    • Greg Loyst, Director General, Policy and Regulatory Strategies Directorate (Health Canada)
    • Robert Sample, Senior Director, Market Policy, Capital Markets Division (Department of Finance Canada)
    • Jason Stephen, President (Canadian Real Estate Association)
    • Garima Talwar Kapoor, Director, Policy and Research (Maytree Foundation)
    • Michel Tremblay, Senior Vice President, Policy and Innovation (Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation)
    • Mark Young, Director, Legal Services (Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation)
    • Consideration of a draft report
Room W110, 1 Wellington St. [ParlVu Video] [Link to the notice of this meeting] [Link to the interim of this meeting]
Partial In Camera
  • Divisions 15, 16, 18, 19 and 20 of Part 4, and in Subdivisions C, K and L of Division 9 of Part 4 of Bill C-97
    • Michèle Biss, Policy Director and Human Rights Lawyer (Canada Without Poverty)
    • Avvy Yao-Yao Go, Clinic Director, Chinese and Southeast Asian Legal Clinic (Colour of Poverty – Colour of Change)
    • Darlene O'Leary, Socio-economic Policy Analyst (Citizens for Public Justice)
    • Heather Sheehy, Associate Assistant Deputy Minister, Strategic and Service Policy Branch (Employment and Social Development Canada )
    • Nora Spinks, President and CEO (Vanier Institute of the Family)
    • Hugues Vaillancourt, Senior Director, Social Development Policy Division, Social Policy Directorate, Strategic and Service Policy Branch (Employment and Social Development Canada )
    • Consideration of a draft report
Room B30, Senate of Canada Building [ParlVu Video] [Link to the notice of this meeting] [Link to the interim of this meeting]
Partial In Camera
  • Divisions 15, 16, 18, 19 and 20 of Part 4, and in Subdivisions C, K and L of Division 9 of Part 4 of Bill C-97
    • The Honourable Ahmed Hussen, P.C., M.P., Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship (Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada)
    • Raymond Kunze, Director General, Internal Audit and Accountability (Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada)
    • Erika Sheridan, Superintendent and Director, Border Integrity (Royal Canadian Mounted Police)
    • Katarina Stephenson, Director, Social Immigration Policy and Programs (Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada)
    • Consideration of a draft report
Room W110, 1 Wellington St. [ParlVu Video] [Link to the notice of this meeting] [Link to the interim of this meeting]
  • Divisions 15, 16, 18, 19 and 20 of Part 4, and in Subdivisions C, K and L of Division 9 of Part 4 of Bill C-97
    • The Honourable Bill Blair, P.C., M.P., Minister of Border Security and Organized Crime Reduction (Public Safety Canada)
    • André Baril, Senior Director, Refugee Affairs (Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada)
    • Jean-Nicolas Beuze, Representative in Canada (United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees)
    • Andrew Brouwer, Vice President (Canadian Association of Refugee Lawyers)
    • Richard Neil Goldman, Member, Legal Affairs Committee (Canadian Council for Refugees)
    • Michael Huynh, Director of Professional Conduct (Immigration Consultants of Canada Regulatory Council)
    • Dory Jade, Chief Executive Officer (Canadian Association of Professional Immigration Consultants)
    • Jennifer Lutfallah, Director General, Enforcement and Intelligence Programs (Canada Border Services Agency)
    • John Murray, President and CEO (Immigration Consultants of Canada Regulatory Council)
    • Robin Seligman, Barrister and Solicitor (Seligman Law)
    • Fraser Valentine, Director General, Refugee Affairs (Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada)
Room W110, 1 Wellington St. [ParlVu Video] [Link to the notice of this meeting] [Link to the interim of this meeting]
  • Bill C-83, An Act to amend the Corrections and Conditional Release Act and another Act
    • Luc Bisson, Acting Director General, Executive Secretariat and Chief of Staff (Correctional Service Canada)
    • Angela Arnet Connidis, Director General, Crime Prevention, Corrections and Criminal Justice Directorate (Public Safety Canada)
    • Juline Fresco, Counsel (Department of Justice Canada)
    • Marty Maltby, Acting Director General, Aboriginal Initiatives Directorate (Correctional Service Canada)
    • Lee Redpath, Executive Director, Structured Intervention Units (Correctional Service Canada)
    • Jennifer Wheatley, Assistant Commissioner, Health Services (Correctional Service Canada)
    • Clause-by-clause consideration
Room B30, Senate of Canada Building [ParlVu Video] [Link to the notice of this meeting] [Link to the interim of this meeting]
  • Bill C-83, An Act to amend the Corrections and Conditional Release Act and another Act
    • Luc Bisson, Acting Director General, Executive Secretariat and Chief of Staff (Correctional Service Canada)
    • Angela Arnet Connidis, Director General, Crime Prevention, Corrections and Criminal Justice Directorate (Public Safety Canada)
    • Juline Fresco, Counsel (Department of Justice Canada)
    • Marty Maltby, Acting Director General, Aboriginal Initiatives Directorate (Correctional Service Canada)
    • Lee Redpath, Executive Director, Structured Intervention Units (Correctional Service Canada)
    • Jennifer Wheatley, Assistant Commissioner, Health Services (Correctional Service Canada)
    • Clause-by-clause consideration
Room W110, 1 Wellington St. [ParlVu Video] [Link to the notice of this meeting] [Link to the interim of this meeting]
  • Bill C-83, An Act to amend the Corrections and Conditional Release Act and another Act
    • Renee Acoby (As an Individual)
    • Glen Brown, Criminal Justice Instructor, Langara College (As an Individual)
    • Elana Finestone, Legal Counsel (Native Women's Association of Canada)
    • Jason Godin, Outgoing National President (Union of Canadian Correctional Officers-CSN)
    • Fiona Keith, Senior Counsel (Canadian Human Rights Commission)
    • Marie-France Kingsley, Executive Director (Office of the Correctional Investigator)
    • Marie-Claude Landry, Chief Commissioner (Canadian Human Rights Commission)
    • Richard Sauvé, Facilitator (Breakaway)
    • Ivan Zinger, Correctional Investigator of Canada (Office of the Correctional Investigator)
Room W110, 1 Wellington St. [ParlVu Video] [Link to the notice of this meeting] [Link to the interim of this meeting]
  • Bill C-83, An Act to amend the Corrections and Conditional Release Act and another Act
    • Catherine Latimer, Executive Director (John Howard Society of Canada)
    • Diana Majury, President (Canadian Association of Elizabeth Fry Societies)
    • Allan Manson, Professor Emeritus, , Queen's University (As an Individual)
    • Debra Parkes, Professor and Chair in Feminist Legal Studies, Peter A. Allard School of Law, University of British Columbia (As an Individual)
    • Josh Paterson, Executive Director (British Columbia Civil Liberties Association)
    • Michael Rosenberg, Counsel (Canadian Civil Liberties Association)
Room W110, 1 Wellington St. [ParlVu Video] [Link to the notice of this meeting] [Link to the interim of this meeting]
  • Bill C-83, An Act to amend the Corrections and Conditional Release Act and another Act
    • The Honourable Ralph Goodale, P.C., M.P., Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness (Public Safety Canada)
    • Kelley Blanchette, Deputy Commissioner for Women (Correctional Service Canada)
    • Angela Connidis, Director General, Crime Prevention, Corrections and Criminal Justice Directorate (Public Safety Canada)
    • Juline Fresco, Counsel (Department of Justice Canada)
    • Anne Kelly, Commissioner (Correctional Service Canada)
    • Dan Moore, Counsel, Human Rights Law Section (Department of Justice Canada)
    • Alain Tousignant, Senior Deputy Commissioner (Correctional Service Canada)
    • Jennifer Wheatley, Assistant Commissioner, Health Services (Correctional Service Canada)
Room W110, 1 Wellington St. [ParlVu Video] [Link to the notice of this meeting] [Link to the interim of this meeting]
  • Bill C-81, An Act to ensure a barrier-free Canada
    • Benoît Gendron, Director, Accessibility Secretariat (Employment and Social Development Canada )
    • Erik Lapalme, Senior Policy Analyst, Accessibility Secretariat (Employment and Social Development Canada )
    • James Van Raalte, Director General, Accessibility Secretariat (Employment and Social Development Canada )
    • Clause-by-clause consideration
Room W110, 1 Wellington St. [ParlVu Video] [Link to the notice of this meeting] [Link to the interim of this meeting]
  • Bill C-81, An Act to ensure a barrier-free Canada
    • Frank Folino, President (Canadian Association of the Deaf)
    • Donna Jodhan, President (Barrier Free Canada)
    • Seema Lamba, Acting Coordinator, Programs Section (Public Service Alliance of Canada)
    • The Honourable David Onley, Former Lieutenant Governor of Ontario (As an Individual)
    • Christopher T. Sutton, National Executive Director (Canadian Hard of Hearing Association)
    • Rosalie Wang, Assistant Professor, Department of Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy, University of Toronto (AGE-WELL)
Room W110, 1 Wellington St. [ParlVu Video] [Link to the notice of this meeting] [Link to the interim of this meeting]
  • Bill C-81, An Act to ensure a barrier-free Canada
    • Zinnia Batliwalla, National Manager, Government Relations and Advocacy (March of Dimes Canada)
    • Neil Belanger, Executive Director (B.C. Aboriginal Network on Disability Society)
    • Diane Bergeron, Vice President, Engagement and International Affairs (Canadian National Institute for the Blind)
    • Barbara Collier, Executive Director (Communication Disabilities Access Canada)
    • Camille Desforges, Deputy Executive Director (Confédération des organismes de personnes handicapées du Québec)
    • David Lepofsky, Chair (Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act Alliance)
Room W110, 1 Wellington St. [ParlVu Video] [Link to the notice of this meeting] [Link to the interim of this meeting]
  • Bill C-81, An Act to ensure a barrier-free Canada
    • Bill Adair, Executive Director (Federal Accessibility Legislation Alliance)
    • Catherine Ebbs, Chairperson (Federal Public Sector Labour Relations and Employment Board)
    • Steven Estey, Government and Community Relations Officer (Council of Canadians with Disabilities)
    • Kerri Joffe, Staff Lawyer (ARCH Disability Law Centre)
    • Christianne Laizner, Vice-Chairperson, Telecommunications (Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission)
    • Marie-Claude Landry, Chief Commissioner (Canadian Human Rights Commission)
    • Keith Smith, Acting Director General, Policy and Communications (Canadian Human Rights Commission)
    • Scott Streiner, Chair and Chief Executive Officer (Canadian Transportation Agency)
Room W110, 1 Wellington St. [ParlVu Video] [Link to the notice of this meeting] [Link to the interim of this meeting]
  • Bill C-376, An Act to designate the month of April as Sikh Heritage Month
    • Sukh Dhaliwal, Member of Parliament for Surrey-Newton, sponsor of the bill
    • The Honourable Senator Sabi Marwah, Senator
    • Clause-by-clause consideration
  • Bill S-252, Voluntary Blood Donations Act (An Act to amend the Blood Regulations)
Room W110, 1 Wellington St. [ParlVu Video] [Link to the notice of this meeting] [Link to the interim of this meeting]
  • Bill C-81, An Act to ensure a barrier-free Canada
    • The Honourable Carla Qualtrough, P.C., M.P., Minister of Public Services and Procurement and Accessibility (Public Services and Procurement Canada)
    • Benoît Gendron, Director, Accessibility Secretariat (Employment and Social Development Canada )
    • Erik Lapalme, Senior Policy Analyst, Accessibility Secretariat (Employment and Social Development Canada )
    • James Van Raalte, Director General, Accessibility Secretariat (Employment and Social Development Canada )
Room W110, 1 Wellington St. [ParlVu Video] [Link to the notice of this meeting] [Link to the interim of this meeting]
  • Bill S-252, Voluntary Blood Donations Act (An Act to amend the Blood Regulations)
    • Dr. Penny Ballem, former chair of the Health Canada Expert Panel on Immune Globulin Product Supply, Clinical Professor of Medicine, University of British Columbia (As an Individual)
    • Dr. Marc Germain, Vice President, Medical Affairs and Innovation (Héma-Québec)
    • Dr. Graham D. Sher, Chief Executive Officer (Canadian Blood Services)
  • Consideration of a draft agenda (future business)
Room W110, 1 Wellington St. [ParlVu Video] [Link to the notice of this meeting] [Link to the interim of this meeting]
Partial In Camera
When the Senate rises but not before time shown above.
  • Bill S-252, Voluntary Blood Donations Act (An Act to amend the Blood Regulations)
    • Jennifer Chandler, Professor of Law, Centre for Health Law, Policy and Ethics, University of Ottawa (As an Individual)
    • Vanessa Gruben, Professor, Centre for Health Law, Policy and Ethics, University of Ottawa (As an Individual)
Room W110, 1 Wellington St. [ParlVu Video] [Link to the notice of this meeting] [Link to the interim of this meeting]
  • Bill S-252, Voluntary Blood Donations Act (An Act to amend the Blood Regulations)
    • Melanie Benard, National Director of Policy and Advocacy (Canadian Health Coalition)
    • Curtis Brandell, President (Canadian Hemophilia Society, British Columbia Chapter)
    • Dr. Michèle Brill-Edwards, Board Member (Canadian Health Coalition)
    • Biba Tinga, President (Sickle Cell Disease Association of Canada)
Room W110, 1 Wellington St. [ParlVu Video] [Link to the notice of this meeting] [Link to the transcripts of this meeting] [Link to the minutes of this meeting]
  • Bill S-252, Voluntary Blood Donations Act (An Act to amend the Blood Regulations)
    • Barzin Bahardoust, Chief Executive Officer (Canadian Plasma Resources)
    • William Bees, Vice-President, Plasma Technologies (Prometic Plasma Resources)
Room W110, 1 Wellington St. [ParlVu Video] [Link to the notice of this meeting] [Link to the transcripts of this meeting] [Link to the minutes of this meeting]
  • Bill S-252, Voluntary Blood Donations Act (An Act to amend the Blood Regulations)
    • Dr. Monika Dutt, Board Member (Canadian Doctors for Medicare )
    • Linda Silas, President (Canadian Federation of Nurses Unions)
    • Amanda Vyce, Senior Research Officer (Canadian Union of Public Employees)
Room W110, 1 Wellington St.* [ParlVu Video] [Link to the notice of this meeting] [Link to the transcripts of this meeting] [Link to the minutes of this meeting]
  • Bill S-252, Voluntary Blood Donations Act (An Act to amend the Blood Regulations)
    • Whitney Goulstone, Executive Director (Canadian Immunodeficiencies Patient Organization)
    • David Page, Member, Board of Directors (Network of Rare Blood Disorder Organizations)
    • Joshua Penrod, Senior Vice-President, Source and International Affairs (Plasma Protein Therapeutics Association)
Room W110, 1 Wellington St.* [ParlVu Video] [Link to the notice of this meeting] [Link to the transcripts of this meeting] [Link to the minutes of this meeting]
  • Bill C-243, An Act respecting the development of a national maternity assistance program strategy
    • Robert Blakely, Director, Canadian Affairs (Canada's Building Trades Unions )
    • Dr. Nicola Cherry, Professor, Tripartite Chair of Occupational Health, Division of Preventive Medicine (University of Alberta)
    • Jeanette Southwood, Vice President, Corporate Affairs and Strategic Partnerships (Engineers Canada)
    • Clause-by-clause consideration
Room 2, Victoria Building [ParlVu Video] [Link to the notice of this meeting] [Link to the transcripts of this meeting] [Link to the minutes of this meeting]
When the Senate rises but not before time shown above.
  • Bill S-252, Voluntary Blood Donations Act (An Act to amend the Blood Regulations)
    • Witness(es) to follow (BloodWatch.org)
    • The Honourable Senator Pamela Wallin, sponsor of the bill (As an Individual)
Room 2, Victoria Building [ParlVu Video] [Link to the notice of this meeting] [Link to the transcripts of this meeting] [Link to the minutes of this meeting]
  • The subject matter of those elements contained in Divisions 8, 15, 16 and 21 of Part 4 of Bill C-86
    • Colin Spencer James, Senior Director, Social Development Policy, Strategic and Service Policy Branch (Employment and Social Development Canada )
    • Consideration of a draft report
Room 2, Victoria Building [ParlVu Video] [Link to the notice of this meeting] [Link to the transcripts of this meeting] [Link to the minutes of this meeting]
Partial In Camera
  • The subject matter of those elements contained in Divisions 8, 15, 16 and 21 of Part 4 of Bill C-86
    • Phil Benson, Lobbyist (Teamsters Canada)
    • Nora Spinks, President and CEO (Vanier Institute of the Family)
Room 257, East Block [ParlVu Video] [Link to the notice of this meeting] [Link to the transcripts of this meeting] [Link to the minutes of this meeting]
  • The subject matter of those elements contained in Divisions 8, 15, 16 and 21 of Part 4 of Bill C-86
    • Emilie Hayes, Policy Analyst (Canadian Federation of Independent Business)
    • Norma Kozhaya, Research Vice President and Chief Economist (Conseil du patronat du Québec)
    • Monique Moreau, Vice President, National Affairs (Canadian Federation of Independent Business)
    • Consideration of a draft agenda (future business)
Room 2, Victoria Building [ParlVu Video] [Link to the notice of this meeting] [Link to the transcripts of this meeting] [Link to the minutes of this meeting]
  • The subject matter of those elements contained in Divisions 8, 15, 16 and 21 of Part 4 of Bill C-86
    • Derrick Hynes, President and CEO (Federally Regulated Employers - Transportation and Communications)
    • Chris Roberts, National Director, Social and Economic Policy (Canadian Labour Congress)
    • Sandy Stephens, Assistant General Counsel (Canadian Bankers Association)
    • Tasmin Waley, Senior Legal Counsel (Canadian Bankers Association)
Room 356-S, Centre Block* [ParlVu Audio] [Link to the notice of this meeting] [Link to the transcripts of this meeting] [Link to the minutes of this meeting]
  • The subject matter of those elements contained in Divisions 8, 15, 16 and 21 of Part 4 of Bill C-86
    • Rutha Astravas, Director, Special Benefits, Employment Insurance Policy, Skills and Employment Branch (Employment and Social Development Canada )
    • Brenda Baxter, Director General, Workplace Directorate, Labour Program (Employment and Social Development Canada )
    • Andrew Brown, Director General, Employment Insurance Policy , Skills and Employment Branch (Employment and Social Development Canada )
    • Alex Duff, Manager, Wage Earner Protection Program, Policy and Oversight, Labour Program (Employment and Social Development Canada )
    • Barbara Moran, Director General, Strategic Policy, Analysis and Workplace Information, Labour Program (Employment and Social Development Canada )
    • Charles Philippe Rochon, Senior Policy Analyst, Labour Standards and Wage Earner Protection Program , Labour Program (Employment and Social Development Canada )
    • Sébastien St-Arnaud, Senior Policy Strategist, Strategic Policy and Legislative Reform, Labour Program (Employment and Social Development Canada )
    • Kelly Winter, Policy Analyst, Labour Program (Employment and Social Development Canada )
Room 257, East Block [ParlVu Video] [Link to the notice of this meeting] [Link to the transcripts of this meeting] [Link to the minutes of this meeting]
  • Bill C-243, An Act respecting the development of a national maternity assistance program strategy
    • Rutha Astravas, Director, Special Benefits, Employment Insurance Policy, Skills and Employment Branch (Employment and Social Development Canada )
    • Brenda Baxter, Director General, Workplace Directorate, Labour Program (Employment and Social Development Canada )
    • Andrew Brown, Director General, Employment Insurance Policy , Skills and Employment Branch (Employment and Social Development Canada )
    • Roch Lafrance, Secretary General (Union des travailleuses et travailleurs accidentés ou malades)
    • Monette Maillet, Deputy Executive Director and Senior General Counsel (Canadian Human Rights Commission)
    • Sheila Pepper, Vice President, Social Development (National Council of Women of Canada)
    • Valerie Phillips, Director and General Counsel (Canadian Human Rights Commission)
Room 2, Victoria Building [ParlVu Video] [Link to the notice of this meeting] [Link to the transcripts of this meeting] [Link to the minutes of this meeting]
When the Senate rises but not before time shown above.
  • Bill C-243, An Act respecting the development of a national maternity assistance program strategy
    • Melodie Ballard (As an Individual)
    • Mark Gerretsen, Member of Parliament for Kingston and the Islands, sponsor of the bill (As an Individual)
Room 2, Victoria Building [ParlVu Video] [Link to the notice of this meeting] [Link to the transcripts of this meeting] [Link to the minutes of this meeting]
  • Bill S-244, An Act respecting Kindness Week
    • Rabbi Reuven Bulka, Rabbi Emeritus, Congregation Machzikei Hadas (Kind Canada Généreux)
    • Jennifer Levine, Volunteer (Kind Canada Généreux)
    • The Honourable Senator Jim Munson, sponsor of the bill
    • Jeff Turner, Vice President and Chief Development Officer (Kind Canada Généreux)
  • Bill S-248, An Act respecting National Physicians' Day
    • Clause-by-clause consideration
Room 2, Victoria Building [ParlVu Video] [Link to the notice of this meeting] [Link to the transcripts of this meeting] [Link to the minutes of this meeting]
  • Study on issues relating to social affairs, science and technology generally
    • Dakota Laliberte, Aboriginal Youth Council Representative (National Association of Friendship Centres)
  • Bill S-248, An Act respecting National Physicians' Day
    • Dr. Sandy Buchman, President-Elect (Canadian Medical Association)
    • The Honourable Art Eggleton, P.C., (former senator), former sponsor of the bill (As an Individual)
Room 2, Victoria Building [ParlVu Video] [Link to the notice of this meeting] [Link to the transcripts of this meeting] [Link to the minutes of this meeting]
  • Study on issues relating to social affairs, science and technology generally
    • Dr. Daphne Korczak, Chair, Mental Health Strategic Task Force (Canadian Paediatric Society)
    • Dr. Francine Lemire, Executive Director and Chief Executive Officer (College of Family Physicians of Canada)
  • Consideration of a draft agenda (future business)
Room 2, Victoria Building [ParlVu Video] [Link to the notice of this meeting] [Link to the transcripts of this meeting] [Link to the minutes of this meeting]
Partial In Camera
  • Study on issues relating to social affairs, science and technology generally
    • Nancy Moreau Battaglia, Board Member (Canadian Association for Suicide Prevention)
    • Elizabeth Newcombe, Board Member (Crisis Services Canada)
Room 2, Victoria Building [ParlVu Video] [Link to the notice of this meeting] [Link to the transcripts of this meeting] [Link to the minutes of this meeting]
  • Study on issues relating to social affairs, science and technology generally
    • Calla Barnett, President (Canadian Centre for Gender and Sexual Diversity)
    • Karen Cohen, Chief Executive Officer (Canadian Psychological Association)
    • Zul Merali, Representative, President and CEO, The Royal’s Institute of Mental Health Research (HealthCareCAN)
    • Patrick Smith, National Chief Executive Officer (Canadian Mental Health Association)
Room 2, Victoria Building [ParlVu Video] [Link to the notice of this meeting] [Link to the transcripts of this meeting] [Link to the minutes of this meeting]
  • Study on issues relating to social affairs, science and technology generally
    • Dr. Sandra Fisman, Professor (Canadian Association of Paediatric Health Centres)
    • Joanna Henderson, Representative, Executive Director, Youth Wellness Hubs Ontario (Centre for Addiction and Mental Health)
    • Dr. Sophia Hrycko, Past President (Canadian Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry)
    • Dr. Chris Wilkes, Professor (Canadian Psychiatric Association)
Room 2, Victoria Building [ParlVu Video] [Link to the notice of this meeting] [Link to the transcripts of this meeting] [Link to the minutes of this meeting]
  • Election of the chair
  • Consideration of a draft agenda (future business)
Room 2, Victoria Building [ParlVu Audio] [Link to the notice of this meeting] [Link to the transcripts of this meeting] [Link to the minutes of this meeting]
Partial In Camera
  • Study on issues relating to social affairs, science and technology generally
    • Consideration of a draft report
Room 705, Victoria Building [Link to the notice of this meeting] [Link to the minutes of this meeting]
In Camera
  • Study on issues relating to social affairs, science and technology generally
    • Consideration of a draft report
Room 705, Victoria Building* [Link to the notice of this meeting] [Link to the minutes of this meeting]
In Camera
  • Bill C-45, Cannabis Act
    • The Honourable Bill Blair, P.C., M.P., Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada and to the Minister of Health (Department of Justice Canada)
    • Chief Superintendent Paul Beauchesne, Director General, Federal Policing Criminal Operations (Royal Canadian Mounted Police)
    • John Clare, Director, Policy, Legislative and Regulatory Affairs (Health Canada)
    • Eric Costen, Director General, Cannabis Legalization and Regulation Secretariat (Health Canada)
    • Chief Superintendent Dennis Daley, Director General, National Criminal Operations, Contract and Aboriginal Policing (Royal Canadian Mounted Police)
    • Diane Labelle, General Counsel, Health Canada Legal Services (Department of Justice Canada)
    • Kimberly Lavoie, Director, Drug Policy (Public Safety Canada)
    • Jennifer Lutfallah, Director General, Enforcement and Intelligence Programs (Canada Border Services Agency)
    • Carole Morency, Director General and Senior General Counsel, Criminal Law Policy Section (Department of Justice Canada)
    • Byron Organ, Analyst, Canadian Criminal Real Time Identification Services (Royal Canadian Mounted Police)
    • Mario Panizzon, Director, Security Intelligence Background Section (Royal Canadian Mounted Police)
    • Paul Saint-Denis, Senior Counsel, Criminal Law Policy Section (Department of Justice Canada)
    • Clause-by-clause consideration
Room 160-S, Centre Block [ParlVu Video] [Link to the notice of this meeting] [Link to the transcripts of this meeting] [Link to the minutes of this meeting]
  • Bill C-45, Cannabis Act
    • Chief Superintendent Paul Beauchesne, Director General, Federal Policing Criminal Operations (Royal Canadian Mounted Police)
    • Trevor Bhupsingh, Director General, Law Enforcement and Border Strategies (Public Safety Canada)
    • Paul Boudreau, Departmental Security Officer (Royal Canadian Mounted Police)
    • John Clare, Director, Policy, Legislative and Regulatory Affairs (Health Canada)
    • Eric Costen, Director General, Cannabis Legalization and Regulation Secretariat (Health Canada)
    • Chief Superintendent Dennis Daley, Director General, National Criminal Operations, Contract and Aboriginal Policing (Royal Canadian Mounted Police)
    • Carl Desmarais, Executive Director, Enforcement and Intelligence Programs (Canada Border Services Agency)
    • Valerie Gideon, Senior Assistant Deputy Minister, First Nations and Inuit Health Branch (Department of Indigenous Services Canada)
    • Mark Gwozdecky, Assistant Deputy Minister, International Security and Political Affairs (Global Affairs Canada)
    • Rachel Huggins, Manager, Policy Development (Public Safety Canada)
    • Alan Kessel, Assistant Deputy Minister, Legal Affairs and Legal Adviser (Global Affairs Canada)
    • Diane Labelle, General Counsel, Health Canada Legal Services (Department of Justice Canada)
    • Stefan Matiation, Director and General Counsel, Aboriginal Law Centre (Department of Justice Canada)
    • Carole Morency, Director General and Senior General Counsel, Criminal Law Policy Section (Department of Justice Canada)
    • Sheilagh Murphy, Assistant Deputy Minister, Lands and Economic Development (Crown-Indigenous Relations and Northern Affairs Canada and Indigenous Services Canada)
    • Paul Saint-Denis, Senior Counsel, Criminal Law Policy Section (Department of Justice Canada)
    • Kevin Thompson, Director General, North America Strategy Bureau (Global Affairs Canada)
Room 160-S, Centre Block [ParlVu Video] [Link to the notice of this meeting] [Link to the transcripts of this meeting] [Link to the minutes of this meeting]
  • Bill C-45, Cannabis Act
    • Hilary Black, Founder (B.C. Compassion Club Society)
    • Phil Emberley, Director (Canadian Pharmacists Association)
    • Jeremy Jacob, President (Canadian Association of Medical Cannabis Dispensaries)
    • Philippe Lucas, Vice-President, Global Patient Research and Access (Tilray)
    • James O'Hara, President and CEO (Canadians for Fair Access to Medical Marijuana)
    • Jean Thiffault, Member, President, Association québécoise des pharmaciens propriétaires (Canadian Pharmacists Association)
    • Kirk Tousaw, Barrister, Tousaw Law Corporation (As an Individual)
Room 2, Victoria Building [ParlVu Video] [Link to the notice of this meeting] [Link to the transcripts of this meeting] [Link to the minutes of this meeting]
  • Bill C-45, Cannabis Act
    • Russ Crawford, President (Canadian Hemp Trade Alliance)
    • Jason Green, Director (Canadian Hemp Trade Alliance)
    • Dr. Terry Lake, Vice-President of Corporate Social Responsibility (Hydropothecary)
    • Bruce Linton, Founder, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer (Canopy Growth Corporation)
    • Rosy Mondin, Executive Director (Cannabis Trade Alliance of Canada)
    • Shawn Pankow, Mayor (Town of Smiths Falls)
    • Allan Rewak, Executive Director (Cannabis Canada Council)
    • Will Stewart, Vice-President, Corporate Communications & Public Affairs (Hiku Brands)
Room 2, Victoria Building [ParlVu Video] [Link to the notice of this meeting] [Link to the transcripts of this meeting] [Link to the minutes of this meeting]
  • Bill C-45, Cannabis Act
    • Greg Engel, Chief Executive Officer (Organigram Inc.)
    • Ryan Forrest, Policy and Advocacy Officer, Framework Convention Alliance for Tobacco Control (As an Individual)
    • David Hammond, Associate Professor, University of Waterloo (As an Individual)
    • Dr. George Sam Wang, Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus, Children's Hospital Colorado (As an Individual)
Room 2, Victoria Building [ParlVu Video] [Link to the notice of this meeting] [Link to the transcripts of this meeting] [Link to the minutes of this meeting]
  • Bill C-45, Cannabis Act
    • The Honourable Senator A. Raynell Andreychuk, Chair
    • Josh Campbell, President (dosist)
    • The Honourable Senator Anne C. Cools, Deputy Chair
    • The Honourable Senator Dennis Dawson, Member
    • Margie Skeer, Associate Professor, Department of Public Health and Community Medicine, Tufts University (As an Individual)
    • Ryan Vandrey, Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Johns Hopkins University (As an Individual)
  • Consideration of a draft agenda (future business)
Room 2, Victoria Building [ParlVu Video] [Link to the notice of this meeting] [Link to the transcripts of this meeting] [Link to the minutes of this meeting]
Partial In Camera
  • Bill C-45, Cannabis Act
    • The Honourable Benoît Bourque, MLA, Minister of Health (Government of New Brunswick)
    • Neill McKay, Senior Policy Advisor, Health (Government of New Brunswick)
    • The Honourable Anne McLellan, P.C., Chair (Task Force on Cannabis Legalization and Regulation)
    • Dr. Jennifer Russell, Chief Medical Officer, Health (Government of New Brunswick)
    • Patricia Steeves, Chief Operating Officer, Finance (Government of New Brunswick)
    • Dr. Mark Ware, Vice-Chair (Task Force on Cannabis Legalization and Regulation)
Room 2, Victoria Building [ParlVu Video] [Link to the notice of this meeting] [Link to the transcripts of this meeting] [Link to the minutes of this meeting]
  • Bill C-45, Cannabis Act
    • The Honourable Senator Gwen Boniface, Chair
    • The Honourable Senator Jean-Guy Dagenais, Deputy Chair
    • Andrew Freedman, Former Director, Colorado Marijuana Coordination (As an Individual)
    • Beau Kilmer, Co-Director (RAND Drug Policy Research Center)
    • Dr. Bertha Madras, Professor of Psychobiology, Department of Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School (As an Individual)
    • Amy Margolis, Executive Director (Oregon Cannabis Association)
Room 160-S, Centre Block [ParlVu Video] [Link to the notice of this meeting] [Link to the transcripts of this meeting] [Link to the minutes of this meeting]
  • Bill C-45, Cannabis Act
    • Dr. Jay Butler, Chief Medical Officer (Alaska Department of Health and Social Services)
    • Dr. Manuel Cardoso, Deputy Director-General, General Directorate for Intervention on Addictive Behaviours and Dependencies (Serviço de Intervenção nos Comportamentos Aditivos e nas Dependências (SICAD - Portugal))
    • Dr. Kenneth Finn, Pain Medicine Physician (Springs Rehabilitation)
    • Rick Garza, Director (Washington State Liquor and Cannabis Board)
    • Ana Sofia Santos, Head, International Relations Division (Serviço de Intervenção nos Comportamentos Aditivos e nas Dependências (SICAD - Portugal))
  • Study on issues relating to social affairs, science and technology generally
    • Consideration of a draft report
Room 2, Victoria Building [ParlVu Video] [Link to the notice of this meeting] [Link to the transcripts of this meeting] [Link to the minutes of this meeting]
Partial In Camera
  • Bill C-45, Cannabis Act
    • The Honourable Senator Pierre-Hugues Boisvenu, Deputy Chair
    • Paul J. Calarco, Member, Criminal Justice Section (Canadian Bar Association)
    • The Honourable Senator Dan Christmas, Member
    • The Honourable Senator Renée Dupuis, Deputy Chair
    • The Honourable Senator Lillian Eva Dyck, Chair
    • Annamaria Enenajor, Criminal Lawyer (Criminal Lawyers Association)
    • The Honourable Senator Serge Joyal, P.C., Chair
    • Pascal Lévesque, Chair of the Committee on Criminal Law (Barreau du Québec)
    • Gaylene Schellenberg, Lawyer, Legislation and Law Reform (Canadian Bar Association)
    • Michael Spratt, Criminal Lawyer (Criminal Lawyers Association)
    • The Honourable Senator Scott Tannas, Deputy Chair
Room 2, Victoria Building [ParlVu Video] [Link to the notice of this meeting] [Link to the transcripts of this meeting] [Link to the minutes of this meeting]
  • Bill C-45, Cannabis Act
    • Michael Bourque, Chief Executive Officer (Canadian Real Estate Association)
    • Neil Boyd, Professor, Department of Criminology, Simon Fraser University (As an Individual)
    • John Conroy, Lawyer (As an Individual)
    • Solomon Friedman, Criminal Defence Lawyer, Edelson & Friedman LLP (As an Individual)
    • Randall McCauley, Vice-President, Government and Public Relations (Canadian Real Estate Association)
    • Jonathan Page, Chief Executive Officer (Anandia Labs)
    • Sean Robichaud, Criminal Defence Lawyer, Robichaud's Barristers & Solicitors (As an Individual)
    • Deputy Chief Constable Mike Serr, Co-Chair, Drug Advisory Committee (Canadian Association of Chiefs of Police)
    • Ernest Small, Principal Research Scientist, Science and Technology Branch (Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada)
    • Inspector Bill Spearn (Vancouver Police Department)
Room 160-S, Centre Block [ParlVu Video] [Link to the notice of this meeting] [Link to the transcripts of this meeting] [Link to the minutes of this meeting]
  • Bill C-45, Cannabis Act
    • Murray Elliott, President (Energy Safety Canada)
    • Derrick Hynes, Executive Director (FETCO)
    • Christopher MacDonald, Member, Director, Government Relations, J.D. Irving, Limited (FETCO)
    • Chris Moore, Manager, Training & Education Services (Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety)
    • Tara Peel, National Representative, Health & Safety (Canadian Labour Congress)
    • Hassan Yussuff, President (Canadian Labour Congress)
Room 2, Victoria Building [ParlVu Video] [Link to the notice of this meeting] [Link to the transcripts of this meeting] [Link to the minutes of this meeting]
  • Bill C-45, Cannabis Act
    • Glenn Barnes, Advisory Council Member (Drug Free Kids Canada)
    • Grace Costa, General Manager, Eva’s Satellite (Eva's Initiatives)
    • Connor Fesenmaier, Advisory Council Member (Smart Approaches to Marijuana Canada (SAMC))
    • Emily Jenkins, Assistant Professor, School of Nursing, University of British Columbia (As an Individual)
    • Corey O'Soup, Advocate (Saskatchewan Advocate For Children and Youth)
    • Marc Paris, Executive Director (Drug Free Kids Canada)
    • Danielle Sutherland, Curriculum Development Manager (Skylark Children, Youth & Families)
    • Kristen Szekszardi, Advanced Peer Worker (alumni) (Eva's Initiatives)
    • Jenna Valleriani, Strategic Advisor (Canadian Students for Sensible Drug Policy)
Room 2, Victoria Building [ParlVu Video] [Link to the notice of this meeting] [Link to the transcripts of this meeting] [Link to the minutes of this meeting]
  • Bill C-45, Cannabis Act
    • Dr. Christine Campbell, Family Medicine Resident (College of Family Physicians of Canada)
    • Ian Culbert, Executive Director (Canadian Public Health Association)
    • Dr. Eileen de Villa, Medical Officer of Health (City of Toronto Health Unit)
    • Katherine Eberl Kelly, Executive Director (Pan-Canadian Joint Consortium for School Health)
    • Lucie Granger, Executive Director (Association pour la santé publique du Québec)
    • Andrew Mendes, Director of Operations (Rideauwood Addiction and Family Services)
    • Sudha Sabanadesan, Policy Development Officer (City of Toronto Health Unit)
    • Josh Watt, Representative, Executive Director, Manitoba School Board Association (Canadian School Boards Association)
    • Marion Wright, Executive Director (Rideauwood Addiction and Family Services)
Room 2, Victoria Building [ParlVu Video] [Link to the notice of this meeting] [Link to the transcripts of this meeting] [Link to the minutes of this meeting]
  • Bill C-45, Cannabis Act
    • Lynda Balneaves, Registered Nurse and Medical and Non-Medical Cannabis Researcher (Canadian Nurses Association)
    • Dr. Jeff Blackmer, Vice-President, Medical Professionalism (Canadian Medical Association)
    • Michael R. DeVillaer, Assistant Professor, Peter Boris Centre for Addictions Research, McMaster University (As an Individual)
    • Benedikt Fischer, Addiction Chair, Professor, Department of Psychiatry, University of Toronto (Canadian Research Initiative on Substance Misuse (CRISM))
    • Dr. Didier Jutras-Aswad, Principal Scientist, Centre de recherche du Centre hospitalier, Université de Montréal (CRCHUM) (Canadian Research Initiative on Substance Misuse (CRISM))
    • Dr. Laurent Marcoux, President (Canadian Medical Association)
    • Dr. Robert Milin, Representative, Head, Division of Addiction & Mental Health, Associate Professor, University of Ottawa (Canadian Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry)
    • Karey Shuhendler, Program Lead, Public Policy (Canadian Nurses Association)
    • Dr. Philip Tibbo, Representative, Professor, Department of Psychiatry, Dalhousie University (Canadian Psychiatric Association)
Room 2, Victoria Building [ParlVu Video] [Link to the notice of this meeting] [Link to the transcripts of this meeting] [Link to the minutes of this meeting]
  • Bill C-45, Cannabis Act
    • Pippa Beck, Senior Policy Analyst (Non-Smokers' Rights Association)
    • Dr. Meldon Kahan, Medical Director, Substance Use Service, Women’s College Hospital, Department of Family Medicine, University of Toronto (As an Individual)
    • Dr. Harold Kalant, Professor Emeritus, Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto (As an Individual)
    • Dr. Bernard Le Foll, Medical Head (Centre for Addiction and Mental Health)
    • Dr. Sharon Levy, Medical Director, Adolescent Substance Abuse Program, Boston Children’s Hospital; Associate Professor of Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School (As an Individual)
    • Amy Porath, Director of Research (Canadian Centre on Substance Use and Addiction)
    • David Sweanor, Adjunct Professor, Faculty of Law, University of Ottawa (As an Individual)
    • Melodie Tilson, Director of Policy (Non-Smokers' Rights Association)
Room 160-S, Centre Block [ParlVu Video] [Link to the notice of this meeting] [Link to the transcripts of this meeting] [Link to the minutes of this meeting]
  • Bill C-45, Cannabis Act
    • Chak Kwong Au, Councillor (City of Richmond)
    • Peggy Bachman, Director, Office of Government and Municipal Relations (Ville de Montréal)
    • Bill Karsten, First Vice President, councillor, City of Halifax (Federation of Canadian Municipalities)
    • Alana Lavoie, Manager of Policy and Research (Federation of Canadian Municipalities)
    • Marie-Pierre Rouette, Member, Government Relations (Ville de Montréal)
    • Shayne Turner, Director, By-Law Enforcement (City of Waterloo)
    • Matt Zabloski, Business Strategist, Calgary Community Standards (City of Calgary)
Room 2, Victoria Building [ParlVu Video] [Link to the notice of this meeting] [Link to the transcripts of this meeting] [Link to the minutes of this meeting]
  • Bill C-45, Cannabis Act
    • The Honourable Bill Blair, P.C., M.P., Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada and to the Minister of Health (Department of Justice Canada)
    • The Honourable Ginette Petitpas Taylor, P.C., Minister of Health (Health Canada)
    • John Clare, Director, Policy, Legislative and Regulatory Affairs (Health Canada)
    • Eric Costen, Director General, Cannabis Legalization and Regulation Secretariat (Health Canada)
    • Diane Labelle, General Counsel (Department of Justice Canada)
    • Paul Saint-Denis, Senior Counsel, Criminal Law Policy Section (Department of Justice Canada)
Room 2, Victoria Building [ParlVu Video] [Link to the notice of this meeting] [Link to the transcripts of this meeting] [Link to the minutes of this meeting]
  • Study on issues relating to social affairs, science and technology generally
    • Mary Ballantyne, Chief Executive Officer (Ontario Association of Children's Aid Societies)
    • Caroline Fortin, President and Provincial Coordinator (Mouvement Retrouvailles)
    • Reverend Dan Hayward, Representative (United Church of Canada)
    • Diane Poitras, adopted person, Member, Mouvement Retrouvailles (As an Individual)
    • Consideration of a draft report
Room 2, Victoria Building [ParlVu Video] [Link to the notice of this meeting] [Link to the transcripts of this meeting] [Link to the minutes of this meeting]
Partial In Camera
  • Study on issues relating to social affairs, science and technology generally
    • Daryl Higgins, Professor, Director, Institute of Child Protection Studies, Australian Catholic University (As an Individual)
    • Senator Rachel Siewert, Chair, Community Affairs Reference Committee for the Forced Adoption Inquiry, Senate of Australia
    • Veronica Strong-Boag, Historian and Historical Consultant, Professor Emerita, University of British Columbia (As an Individual)
Room 2, Victoria Building [ParlVu Video] [Link to the notice of this meeting] [Link to the transcripts of this meeting] [Link to the minutes of this meeting]
  • Study on issues relating to social affairs, science and technology generally
    • Valerie Andrews, Executive Director (Origins Canada)
    • Monica Byrne, Director and mother (Parent Finders)
    • Sandra Jarvie, Mother (Origins Canada)
    • Eugenia Powell, Mother (Origins Canada)
    • Wendy Rowney, President (Adoption, Support, Kinship (ASK))
Room 160-S, Centre Block [ParlVu Video] [Link to the notice of this meeting] [Link to the transcripts of this meeting] [Link to the minutes of this meeting]
  • Study on issues relating to social affairs, science and technology generally
    • Louise Bradley, President and Chief Executive Officer (Mental Health Commission of Canada)
    • Heather Ennis, Manager of Communications (The Ontario Centre of Excellence for Child and Youth Mental Health)
    • Stephanie Priest, Executive Director, Mental Health and Wellbeing Division (Public Health Agency of Canada)
    • Nancy Reynolds, Chair, Child and Youth Advisory Committee (Mental Health Commission of Canada)
    • Purnima Sundar, Director, Knowledge Mobilization (The Ontario Centre of Excellence for Child and Youth Mental Health)
Room 2, Victoria Building [ParlVu Video] [Link to the notice of this meeting] [Link to the transcripts of this meeting] [Link to the minutes of this meeting]
  • Study on issues relating to social affairs, science and technology generally
    • Derek Ballantyne, Managing Partner (New Market Funds)
    • Christine Bergeron, Executive Lead, Member Experience and Community Engagement (Vancity)
    • Jane Bisbee, Executive Director (Social Enterprise Fund)
    • Duncan Farthing-Nichol, Manager, Research and Advisory (MaRS Centre for Impact Investing)
    • Hilary Pearson, President (Philanthropic Foundations Canada)
    • Consideration of a draft report
Room 2, Victoria Building [ParlVu Video] [Link to the notice of this meeting] [Link to the transcripts of this meeting] [Link to the minutes of this meeting]
Partial In Camera
  • Study on issues relating to social affairs, science and technology generally
    • Rosemary Addis, Chair and Executive Director, Impact Strategist (Australian Advisory Board on Impact Investing)
    • Marie J. Bouchard, full professor, Université du Québec à Montréal (As an Individual)
    • Antony Bugg-Levine, President (Nonprofit Finance Fund)
    • Stephen Huddart, President and Chief Executive Officer (The McConnell Foundation)
    • James Tansey, Executive Director (Centre for Social Innovation and Impact Investing)
Room 2, Victoria Building [ParlVu Video] [Link to the notice of this meeting] [Link to the transcripts of this meeting] [Link to the minutes of this meeting]
  • Study on issues relating to social affairs, science and technology generally
    • The Honourable Diane Lebouthillier, P.C., M.P., Minister of National Revenue (Canada Revenue Agency)
    • Nancy Chahwan, Deputy Commissioner (Canada Revenue Agency)
    • Pierre Leblanc, Director General, Personal Income Tax Division, Tax Policy Branch (Department of Finance Canada)
    • Lesley Taylor, Director, Social Tax Policy (Department of Finance Canada)
    • Frank Vermaeten, Assistant Commissioner and co-chair of the Disability Advisory Committee (Canada Revenue Agency)
    • Krista Wilcox, Director General, Office for Disability Issues (Employment and Social Development Canada )
    • Consideration of a draft report
    • Consideration of a draft report
Room 2, Victoria Building [ParlVu Video] [Link to the notice of this meeting] [Link to the transcripts of this meeting] [Link to the minutes of this meeting]
Partial In Camera
  • Study on issues relating to social affairs, science and technology generally
    • Al Etmanski, Ashoka Fellow, Community Organizer and Social Innovator (As an Individual)
    • Brendon Pooran, Senior Advisor (Canadian Association for Community Living)
    • David Prowten, President and Chief Executive Officer (Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation)
    • Patrick Tohill, Director of Government Relations (Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation)
Room 2, Victoria Building [ParlVu Video] [Link to the notice of this meeting] [Link to the transcripts of this meeting] [Link to the minutes of this meeting]
  • Study on issues relating to social affairs, science and technology generally
    • Lembi Buchanan, Past Co-chair (Disability Tax Fairness Alliance)
    • Dermot Cleary, Board Chair (Autism Canada)
    • Karen Cohen, Chief Executive Officer (Canadian Psychological Association)
    • Benjamin Davis, National Vice-President, Government Relations and President, Atlantic Division (Multiple Sclerosis Society of Canada)
    • Kimberley Hanson, Director, Federal Affairs (Diabetes Canada)
    • Michael Mendelson, Maytree Fellow (The Maytree Foundation)
Room 2, Victoria Building [ParlVu Video] [Link to the notice of this meeting] [Link to the transcripts of this meeting] [Link to the minutes of this meeting]
  • Bill C-311, An Act to amend the Holidays Act (Remembrance Day)
    • Colin Fraser, Member of Parliament, West Nova, Sponsor of the bill
    • Marie-Lise Julien, Legal Counsel (Canadian Heritage)
    • Denis Racine, Director General, Major Events, Commemorations and Capital Experience (Canadian Heritage)
    • Brad White, Dominion Secretary (Royal Canadian Legion)
    • Clause-by-clause consideration
Room 2, Victoria Building [ParlVu Video] [Link to the notice of this meeting] [Link to the transcripts of this meeting] [Link to the minutes of this meeting]
  • Bill S-234, An Act to amend the Parliament of Canada Act (Parliamentary Artist Laureate)
    • Clause-by-clause consideration
  • Consideration of a draft agenda (future business)
Room 2, Victoria Building [ParlVu Video] [Link to the notice of this meeting] [Link to the transcripts of this meeting] [Link to the minutes of this meeting]
Partial In Camera
  • Bill S-234, An Act to amend the Parliament of Canada Act (Parliamentary Artist Laureate)
    • The Honourable Senator Patricia Bovey, sponsor of the bill (As an Individual)
    • Joanne Larocque-Poirier, Chief of Staff and Corporate Secretary (Canada Council for the Arts)
    • The Honourable Wilfred P. Moore, former senator (As an Individual)
Room 2, Victoria Building [ParlVu Video] [Link to the notice of this meeting] [Link to the transcripts of this meeting] [Link to the minutes of this meeting]
  • Bill C-36, An Act to amend the Statistics Act
    • Andrée Desaulniers, Senior Analyst, Information Management Division (Statistics Canada)
    • John Pullinger, UK National Statistician and Chief Executive of the UK Statistics Authority (UK Statistics Authority)
    • Clause-by-clause consideration
Room 2, Victoria Building [ParlVu Video] [Link to the notice of this meeting] [Link to the transcripts of this meeting] [Link to the minutes of this meeting]
  • Bill C-36, An Act to amend the Statistics Act
    • Mel Cappe, Professor in the School of Public Policy and Governance at the University of Toronto, former Clerk of the Privy Council (As an Individual)
    • Philip Cross, Senior Fellow, Macdonald Laurier Institute (As an Individual)
    • Chad Gaffield, Distinguished University Professor, University of Ottawa (As an Individual)
    • Ian McKinnon, Chair (National Statistics Council)
    • Bill Waiser, Distinguished Professor Emeritus, University of Saskatchewan (As an Individual)
Room 2, Victoria Building [ParlVu Video] [Link to the notice of this meeting] [Link to the transcripts of this meeting] [Link to the minutes of this meeting]
  • Bill C-36, An Act to amend the Statistics Act
    • Ivan Fellegi, Former Chief Statistician of Canada (As an Individual)
    • Sarah Paquet, Senior Assistant Deputy Minister, Strategy (Shared Services Canada)
    • Ron Parker, President (Shared Services Canada)
    • Wayne Smith, Former Chief Statistician of Canada (As an Individual)
    • Raj Thuppal, Assistant Deputy Minister, Networks and End Users (Shared Services Canada)
Room 2, Victoria Building [ParlVu Video] [Link to the notice of this meeting] [Link to the transcripts of this meeting] [Link to the minutes of this meeting]
  • Bill C-36, An Act to amend the Statistics Act
    • The Honourable Navdeep Bains, P.C., M.P., Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development (Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada)
    • Anil Arora, Chief Statistician of Canada (Statistics Canada)
    • Andrée Desaulniers, Senior Analyst, Information Management Division (Statistics Canada)
    • John Knubley, Deputy Minister (Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada)
Room 2, Victoria Building [ParlVu Video] [Link to the notice of this meeting] [Link to the transcripts of this meeting] [Link to the minutes of this meeting]
  • Election of the chair
Room 705, Victoria Building [ParlVu Audio] [Link to the notice of this meeting] [Link to the transcripts of this meeting] [Link to the minutes of this meeting]
  • Bill C-277, An Act providing for the development of a framework on palliative care in Canada
    • Clause-by-clause consideration
  • Bill S-218, An Act respecting Latin American Heritage Month
    • The Honourable Senator Tobias C. Enverga Jr., sponsor of the bill
    • The Honourable Senator Rosa Galvez, Senator
    • Clause-by-clause consideration
Room 2, Victoria Building [ParlVu Video] [Link to the notice of this meeting] [Link to the transcripts of this meeting] [Link to the minutes of this meeting]
  • Bill C-277, An Act providing for the development of a framework on palliative care in Canada
    • Shawn Chirrey, Senior Manager (Canadian Cancer Society)
    • Kelly Masotti, Director, Public Issues (Canadian Cancer Society)
    • Pauline Tardif, Chief Executive Officer (Alzheimer Society of Canada)
Room 2, Victoria Building [ParlVu Video] [Link to the notice of this meeting] [Link to the transcripts of this meeting] [Link to the minutes of this meeting]
  • Bill C-277, An Act providing for the development of a framework on palliative care in Canada
    • Candace Chartier, Executive Chair (Ontario Long Term Care Association)
    • Dr. J. David Henderson, President (Canadian Society of Palliative Care Physicians)
    • Jennifer Kitts, Director of Policy and Strategy (HealthCareCAN)
    • Dr. Frank Molnar, President (Canadian Geriatrics Society)
    • Carolyn Pullen, Director, Policy, Advocacy and Strategy (Canadian Nurses Association)
    • Dr. Jill Rice, Interim Medical Chief, Department of Palliative Medicine, Bruyère Continuing Care (HealthCareCAN)
Room 2, Victoria Building [ParlVu Video] [Link to the notice of this meeting] [Link to the transcripts of this meeting] [Link to the minutes of this meeting]
  • Bill C-277, An Act providing for the development of a framework on palliative care in Canada
    • Sharon Baxter, Executive Director (Canadian Hospice Palliative Care Association)
    • Marilyn Gladu, Member of Parliament for Sarnia-Lambton, sponsor of the bill
    • Dr. Jose Pereira, Scientific Officer (Pallium Canada)
    • Gerald Savoie, Board Chair (Pallium Canada)
Room 2, Victoria Building [ParlVu Video] [Link to the notice of this meeting] [Link to the transcripts of this meeting] [Link to the minutes of this meeting]
  • Bill S-210, An Act to amend An Act to amend the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act....
    • The Honourable Senator Mobina S.B. Jaffer, sponsor of the bill
    • Clause-by-clause consideration
Room 2, Victoria Building [ParlVu Video] [Link to the notice of this meeting] [Link to the transcripts of this meeting] [Link to the minutes of this meeting]
  • Bill S-214, An Act to amend the Food and Drugs Act (cruelty-free cosmetics)
    • Geoff Barrett, Director, Risk Management Bureau, Healthy Environments and Consumer Safety Branch (Health Canada)
    • Emily Contreras, Unit Head, Cosmetics, Risk Management Bureau, Healthy Environments and Consumer Safety Branch (Health Canada)
    • Laura Gomez, Legal Counsel, Gowling WLG (Canada) LLP (Cosmetics Alliance Canada)
    • Darren Praznik, President and Chief Executive Officer (Cosmetics Alliance Canada)
    • Clause-by-clause consideration
Room 2, Victoria Building [ParlVu Video] [Link to the notice of this meeting] [Link to the transcripts of this meeting] [Link to the minutes of this meeting]
  • Bill S-214, An Act to amend the Food and Drugs Act (cruelty-free cosmetics)
    • Barbara Cartwright, Chief Executive Officer (Canadian Federation of Humane Societies)
    • Hilary Jones, Global Ethics Director (Lush Fresh Handmade Cosmetics)
    • Troy Seidle, Senior Director (Humane Society International)
    • Tricia Stevens, Charitable Giving & Ethical Campaigns Manager (Lush Fresh Handmade Cosmetics)
    • The Honourable Senator Carolyn Stewart Olsen, sponsor of the bill
Room 2, Victoria Building [ParlVu Video] [Link to the notice of this meeting] [Link to the transcripts of this meeting] [Link to the minutes of this meeting]
  • Study on the role of robotics, 3D printing and artificial intelligence in the healthcare system
    • Consideration of a draft report
Room 705, Victoria Building [Link to the notice of this meeting] [Link to the minutes of this meeting]
In Camera
  • Bill S-228, An Act to amend the Food and Drugs Act
    • Dino Covone, Manager of Policy Development, Office of Legislative and Regulatory Affairs, Health Products and Food Branch (Health Canada)
    • David K. Lee, Executive Advisor to the Assistant Deputy Minister, Health Products and Food Branch (Health Canada)
    • Saskia Ramsay, Manager of Policy and Issues, Office of Nutrition Policy and Promotion Directorate (Health Canada)
Room 2, Victoria Building [ParlVu Video] [Link to the notice of this meeting] [Link to the transcripts of this meeting] [Link to the minutes of this meeting]
  • Bill S-228, An Act to amend the Food and Drugs Act
    • Jim Goetz, President (Canadian Beverage Association)
    • David Lefebvre, Vice President, Federal & Quebec (Restaurants Canada)
    • Joyce Reynolds, Executive Vice President, Government Affairs (Restaurants Canada)
    • Michelle Saunders, Vice President, Provincial & Territorial Affairs (Food & Consumer Products of Canada)
    • Byron Shaw, Counsel, Partner, McCarthy Tétrault LLP (Food & Consumer Products of Canada)
Room 2, Victoria Building [ParlVu Video] [Link to the notice of this meeting] [Link to the transcripts of this meeting] [Link to the minutes of this meeting]
  • Bill S-228, An Act to amend the Food and Drugs Act
    • Nicole Bellam, Vice President, Ad Standards Clearance Services (Advertising Standards Canada)
    • Sylvie Courtemanche, Vice President and Associate General Counsel, Government Relations and Compliance (Corus Entertainment Inc.)
    • Janet Feasby, Vice President, Standards (Advertising Standards Canada)
    • Simone Sammut, Senior Manager, Internal Programming, Policy & Government Relations, Law Department (Corus Entertainment Inc.)
Room 2, Victoria Building [ParlVu Video] [Link to the notice of this meeting] [Link to the transcripts of this meeting] [Link to the minutes of this meeting]
  • Bill S-228, An Act to amend the Food and Drugs Act
    • Manuel Arango, Director, Health Policy and Advocacy (Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada)
    • Dr. Tom Warshawski, President and Chief Executive Officer (Childhood Obesity Foundation)
    • Russell Williams, Vice President of Government Relations and Public Policy (Diabetes Canada)
Room 2, Victoria Building [ParlVu Video] [Link to the notice of this meeting] [Link to the transcripts of this meeting] [Link to the minutes of this meeting]
  • Bill S-228, An Act to amend the Food and Drugs Act
    • Bill Jeffery, Executive Director (Centre for Health Science and Law)
    • Mary L'Abbe, Earle W. McHenry Professor and Chair, Department of Nutritional Sciences, Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto (As an Individual)
    • Monique Potvin Kent, Assistant Professor, School of Epidemiology and Public Health, Faculty of Medicine, University of Ottawa (As an Individual)
Room 2, Victoria Building [ParlVu Video] [Link to the notice of this meeting] [Link to the transcripts of this meeting] [Link to the minutes of this meeting]
  • C-233, An Act respecting a national strategy for Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias
    • The Honourable Robert Nicholson, P.C., M.P., Niagara Falls, Co-sponsor of the bill
    • Robert Oliphant, M.P., Don Valley West, Co-sponsor of the bill
    • Pauline Tardif, Chief Executive Officer (Alzheimer Society of Canada)
    • Clause-by-clause consideration
  • Bill S-228, An Act to amend the Food and Drugs Act
    • The Honourable Senator Nancy Greene Raine, Sponsor of the bill
Room 2, Victoria Building [ParlVu Video] [Link to the notice of this meeting] [Link to the transcripts of this meeting] [Link to the minutes of this meeting]
  • Pre-study of Divisions 5, 9, 11, 13, 14 and 16 of Part 4 of Bill C-44 (Budget 2017)
    • Marie-Pier Côté, Assistant Director, Express Entry, Strategic Policy and Planning (Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada)
    • Matt De Vlieger, Acting Director General, Strategic Policy and Planning (Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada)
    • Victoria Henderson, Assistant Director, CFO Attestation Unit, Cost Management (Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada)
    • Karine Paré, Executive Director, Cost Management (Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada)
    • Vincent Wong, Acting Clinic Director (Metro Toronto Chinese & Southeast Asian Legal Clinic)
    • Consideration of a draft report
Room 2, Victoria Building [ParlVu Video] [Link to the notice of this meeting] [Link to the transcripts of this meeting] [Link to the minutes of this meeting]
Partial In Camera
  • Pre-study of Divisions 5, 9, 11, 13, 14 and 16 of Part 4 of Bill C-44 (Budget 2017)
    • Dale Clement, Board Member (Canadian Home Care Association)
    • Omar Rajabali, Chief, Canada Health Transfer (CHT), the Canada Social Transfer (CST) and Northern Policy, Federal-Provincial Relations and Social Policy Branch (Department of Finance Canada)
    • Marcel Saulnier, Associate Assistant Deputy Minister, Health Care Strategies Directorate, Strategic Policy Branch (Health Canada)
    • Patrick Smith, National Chief Executive Officer (Canadian Mental Health Association)
    • Jocelyne Voisin, Executive Director, Health Accord Secretariat, Strategic Policy Branch (Health Canada)
    • Consideration of a draft report
Room 160-S, Centre Block [ParlVu Video] [Link to the notice of this meeting] [Link to the transcripts of this meeting] [Link to the minutes of this meeting]
  • Pre-study of Divisions 5, 9, 11, 13, 14 and 16 of Part 4 of Bill C-44 (Budget 2017)
    • Judith Andrew, Commissioner for Employers (Canada Employment Insurance Commission )
    • Rutha Astravas, Director, Special Benefits, Employment Insurance Policy, Skills and Employment Branch (Employment and Social Development Canada )
    • Andrew Brown, Executive Director, Employment Insurance Policy (Employment and Social Development Canada )
    • Barbara Byers, Secretary-Treasurer (Canadian Labour Congress)
    • Margaret Hill, Senior Director, Strategic Policy and Legislative Reform, Labour Program (Employment and Social Development Canada )
    • Pierre Laliberté, Commissioner for Workers (Canada Employment Insurance Commission )
    • Monique Moreau, Vice President, National Affairs (Canadian Federation of Independent Business)
    • Chris Roberts, Director, Social and Economic Policy (Canadian Labour Congress)
    • Charles Philippe Rochon, Acting Manager, Labour Standards and Wage Earner Protection Program, Workplace Directorate, Labour Program (Employment and Social Development Canada )
    • Duncan Shaw, Director, Employment Insurance Part II Benefits and Measures, Employment Programs Policy and Design, Skills and Employment Branch (Employment and Social Development Canada )
    • Nora Spinks, President and CEO (Vanier Institute of the Family)
    • Rose Young, Manager, Employment Insurance Part II Benefits and Measures, Employment Programs Policy and Design (Employment and Social Development Canada )
    • Consideration of a draft report
Room 160-S, Centre Block [ParlVu Video] [Link to the notice of this meeting] [Link to the transcripts of this meeting] [Link to the minutes of this meeting]
Partial In Camera
  • Pre-study of Divisions 5, 9, 11, 13, 14 and 16 of Part 4 of Bill C-44 (Budget 2017)
    • Dr. Alan Bernstein, President and Chief Executive Officer (Canadian Institute for Advanced Research )
    • Jody Cox, Vice-president, Federal and International Affairs (Canadian Generic Pharmaceutical Association)
    • Declan Hamill, Vice-President, Legal, Regulatory and Policy (Innovative Medicines Canada)
    • Jim Keon, President (Canadian Generic Pharmaceutical Association)
    • David K. Lee, Executive Advisor to the Assistant Deputy Minister, Health Products and Food Branch (Health Canada)
    • Alison McDermott, Director General, Program Coordination Branch (Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada)
    • Keith McIntosh, Executive Director, Scientific and Regulatory Affairs (Innovative Medicines Canada)
    • Naira Minto-Saeed, Director, Strategic Planning and Accountability Division, Resource Management and Operations Directorate, Health Products and Food Branch (Health Canada)
    • Ed Morgan, Director General, Policy, Planning and International Affairs Directorate, Health Products and Food Branch (Health Canada)
    • Deryck Trehearne, Director General, Resource Management and Operations Directorate, Health Products and Food Branch (Health Canada)
    • Consideration of a draft report
Room 2, Victoria Building [ParlVu Video] [Link to the notice of this meeting] [Link to the transcripts of this meeting] [Link to the minutes of this meeting]
  • Study on the role of robotics, 3D printing and artificial intelligence in the healthcare system
    • Consideration of a draft report
    • Consideration of a draft agenda (future business)
Room 2, Victoria Building [Link to the notice of this meeting] [Link to the minutes of this meeting]
In Camera
  • Study on the role of robotics, 3D printing and artificial intelligence in the healthcare system
    • Peter Bak, Chief Information Officer (Humber River Hospital)
    • Barbara Collins, President and CEO (Humber River Hospital)
    • Dr. Ivar Mendez, Chair of Surgery, University of Saskatchewan (As an Individual)
Room 2, Victoria Building [ParlVu Video] [Link to the notice of this meeting] [Link to the transcripts of this meeting] [Link to the minutes of this meeting]
  • Study on the role of robotics, 3D printing and artificial intelligence in the healthcare system
    • Charles Deguire, Co-Founder and President (Kinova Robotics)
    • Mike Monteith, Representative, Co-Founder and CEO, Thoughtwire (Council of Canadian Innovators)
Room 2, Victoria Building [ParlVu Video] [Link to the notice of this meeting] [Link to the transcripts of this meeting] [Link to the minutes of this meeting]
  • Study on the role of robotics, 3D printing and artificial intelligence in the healthcare system
    • AJung Moon, Founder (Open Roboethics Institute)
Room 2, Victoria Building [ParlVu Video] [Link to the notice of this meeting] [Link to the transcripts of this meeting] [Link to the minutes of this meeting]
  • Study on the role of robotics, 3D printing and artificial intelligence in the healthcare system
    • Yoshua Bengio, Director, Professor, University of Montreal (Montreal Institute for Learning Algorithms)
    • Martin Ferguson-Pell, Professor, University of Alberta (As an Individual)
Room 2, Victoria Building [ParlVu Video] [Link to the notice of this meeting] [Link to the transcripts of this meeting] [Link to the minutes of this meeting]
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