Proceedings of the Standing Senate Committee on
National Security and Defence

Second Session, Forty-first Parliament, 2013-14-15

Chair: The Honourable DANIEL LANG

Monday, March 30, 2015
Thursday, April 2, 2015

Issue No. 15

First and second meetings:

The subject matter of Bill C-51, An Act to enact the Security of Canada Information Sharing Act and the Secure Air Travel Act, to amend the Criminal Code, the Canadian Security Intelligence Service Act and the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act and to make related and consequential amendments to other Acts


Eleventh meeting:

Study and report on security threats facing Canada


Monday, March 30, 2015

The Honourable Steven Blaney, P.C., M.P., Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness

The Honourable Peter MacKay, P.C., M.P., Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada


Monday, March 30, 2015

Public Safety Canada:

François Guimont, Deputy Minister.

Canadian Security Intelligence Service:

Michel Coulombe, Director.

Royal Canadian Mounted Police:

Bob Paulson, Commissioner.

Department of Justice Canada:

Donald K. Piragoff, Senior Assistant Deputy Minister, Policy Sector.

Thursday, April 2, 2015

Department of Justice Canada:

Donald K. Piragoff, Senior Assistant Deputy Minister, Policy Sector;

Doug Breithaupt, Director and General Counsel, Criminal Law Policy Section, Policy Sector.

Public Safety Canada:

John Ossowski, Associate Deputy Minister;

Lynda Clairmont, Senior Assistant Deputy Minister, National and Cyber Security Branch;

John Davies, Director General, National Security Policy, National and Cyber Security Branch.

Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development Canada:

Béatrice Maillé, Director General, Consular Policy;

Mark Glauser, Acting Director General, International Security and Intelligence.

Canada Border Services Agency:

Caroline Weber, Vice-President, Corporate Affairs Branch;

Geoff Leckey, Director General, Enforcement and Intelligence Operations.

As individuals:

Kent Roach, Professor, Prichard-Wilson Chair in Law and Public Policy, Faculty of Law, University of Toronto (by video conference);

Craig Forcese, Associate Professor, Faculty of Law (Common Law Section), University of Ottawa;

Christian Leuprecht, Associate Professor, Department of Political Science and Economics, Royal Military College of Canada;

Joe Fogarty.


The Honourable Daniel Lang, Chair

The Honourable Grant Mitchell, Deputy Chair


The Honourable Senators:

*Carignan, P.C. (or Martin), *Cowan (or Fraser), Dagenais, Day, Kenny, Ngo, Runciman, Stewart Olsen, White

*Ex officio members

(Quorum 4)

Changes in membership of the committee:

Pursuant to rule 12-5, membership of the committee was amended as follows:

The Honourable Senator Runciman replaced the Honourable Senator Beyak (April 2, 2015).

The Honourable Senator Ngo replaced the Honourable Senator Enverga (March 31, 2015).

The Honourable Senator Enverga replaced the Honourable Senator Ngo (March 30, 2015).

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