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, April 20, 2015
Thursday, April 23, 2015
Monday, April 27, 2015

Issue No. 16

Third, fourth and fifth 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


Monday, April 20, 2015

Canadian Security Intelligence Service:

Michel Coulombe, Director.

Royal Canadian Mounted Police:

Mike Cabana, Deputy Commissioner, Federal Policing.

Communications Security Establishment:

Greta Bossenmaier, Chief.

Public Prosecution Service of Canada:

George Dolhai, Deputy Director of Public Prosecutions;

Ursula Hendel, Senior Counsel and National Terrorism Prosecutions Coordinator.

As an individual:

The Honourable John Charles Major, former Justice of the Supreme Court of Canada (by video conference).

Canadian Bar Association:

Eric V. Gottardi, Chair, Criminal Justice Section (by video conference);

Peter Edelmann, Executive Member, Immigration Law Section (by video conference).

Canadian Civil Liberties Association:

Sukanya Pillay, General Counsel and Executive Director.

Criminal Lawyers' Association:

Michael Spratt, Member and Criminal Defence Counsel;

Leo Russomanno, Member and Criminal Defence Counsel.

Thursday, April 23, 2015

Office of the Communications Security Establishment Commissioner:

The Honourable Jean-Pierre Plouffe, Commissioner;

J. William Galbraith, Executive Director.

Civilian Review and Complaints Commission for the RCMP:

Ian McPhail, Chair;

Richard Evans, Senior Director, Operations.

Security Intelligence Review Committee:

Michael Doucet, Executive Director;

Chantelle Bowers, Deputy Executive Director.

Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada:

Daniel Therrien, Privacy Commissioner;

Leslie Fournier-Dupelle, Strategic Policy and Research Analyst.

As individuals:

The Honourable Ronald G. Atkey, Professor of Law, Osgoode Hall Law School, York University (by video conference);

Paul Cavalluzzo, Senior Partner, Cavalluzzo Shilton McIntyre Cornish LLP.

Monday, April 27, 2015

Privy Council Office:

Richard Fadden, National Security Advisor to the Prime Minister.

Quilliam Foundation:

Haras Rafiq, Managing Director (by video conference).

Brookings Institution:

J.M. Berger, Nonresident Fellow (by video conference).

Sierra Club of Canada:

John Bennett, Executive Director.

National Airlines Council of Canada:

Marc-André O'Rourke, Executive Director.

As an individual:

Pamela D. Palmater, Associate Professor and Chair in Indigenous Governance, Ryerson University.


The Honourable Daniel Lang, Chair

The Honourable Grant Mitchell, Deputy Chair


The Honourable Senators:

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

*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 White (April 27, 2015).

The Honourable Senator Mitchell replaced the Honourable Senator Cowan (April 22, 2015).

The Honourable Senator Cowan replaced the Honourable Senator Mitchell (April 21, 2015).

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

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