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, May 25, 2015
Tuesday, May 26, 2015
Thursday, May 28, 2015

Issue No. 18

First and second (final) meetings:

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

and

First meeting:

Subject matter of those elements contained in Divisions 2 and 17 of Part 3 of Bill C-59, An Act to implement certain provisions of the budget tabled in Parliament on April 21, 2015 and other measures

INCLUDING:
THE FOURTEENTH REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE
(Bill C-51)


APPEARING

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


WITNESSES

Monday, May 25, 2015

Security Intelligence Review Committee:

Michael Doucet, Executive Director;

Chantelle Bowers, Deputy Executive Director.

Canada Revenue Agency:

Cathy Hawara, Director General, Charities Directorate, Legislative Policy and Regulatory Affairs Branch;

Alastair Bland, Director, Review and Analysis Division, Charities Directorate, Legislative Policy and Regulatory Affairs Branch .

Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development Canada:

Leeann McKechnie, Director General, Consular Operations Bureau;

Mark Glauser, Executive Director, Threat Assessment and Intelligence Services Division.

Canada Border Services Agency:

Caroline Weber, Vice-President, Corporate Affairs Branch;

Geoff Leckey, Director General, Enforcement and Intelligence Operations.

As an individual:

Balraj Deol.

Air India 182 Victims Families Association:

Bal Gupta, Chair.

North York Sikh Temple:

Gurdev Mann, President.

Public Safety Canada:

François Guimont, Deputy Minister.

Canadian Security Intelligence Service:

Michel Coulombe, Director.

Royal Canadian Mounted Police:

Bob Paulson, Commissioner.

As individuals:

Robert Morrison;

Gord Cameron, Partner, Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP.

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Public Safety Canada:

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

Élise Renaud, Policy Specialist.

Department of Justice:

Sophie Beecher, Counsel, Public Safety Canada.

Thursday, May 28, 2015

Public Safety Canada:

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

Public Safety Canada:

Ritu Banerjee, Director, Operational Policy and Review;

Sophie Beecher, Counsel.

Citizenship and Immigration Canada:

Lu Fernandes, Director General, Passport Program Integrity;

Heather Richardson, Director, Passport Program Policy, Admissibility Branch.

As individuals:

Anil Kapoor, Barrister, Kapoor Barristers;

Salim Mansur, Associate Professor, Department of Political Science, Western University;

Gord Cameron, Partner, Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP.


MEMBERS OF THE COMMITTEE

The Honourable Daniel Lang, Chair

The Honourable Grant Mitchell, Deputy Chair

and

The Honourable Senators:

Beyak, *Carignan, P.C. (or Martin), *Cowan (or Fraser), Dagenais, Kenny, Moore, Ngo, 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 Moore replaced the Honourable Senator Day (May 28, 2015).

The Honourable Senator White replaced the Honourable Senator Runciman (May 27, 2015).

The Honourable Senator Day replaced the Honourable Senator Jaffer (May 26, 2015).

The Honourable Senator Jaffer replaced the Honourable Senator Day (May 26, 2015).

The Honourable Senator Runciman replaced the Honourable Senator White (May 26, 2015).

The Honourable Senator Beyak replaced the Honourable Senator Wells (May 25, 2015).

The Honourable Senator Wells replaced the Honourable Senator Beyak (May 22, 2015).


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