Proceedings of the Standing Senate Committee on
Foreign Affairs and International Trade

First Session, Forty-second Parliament, 2015-16

Chair: The Honourable A. RAYNELL ANDREYCHUK

Thursday, December 8, 2016
Wednesday, December 14, 2016

Issue No. 15

Consideration of a draft agenda (future business)


Second and third meetings:

Bill S-226, An Act to provide for the taking of restrictive measures in respect of foreign nationals responsible for gross violations of internationally recognized human rights and to make related amendments to the Special Economic Measures Act and the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act


First meeting:

Bill S-219, An Act to deter Iran-sponsored terrorism, incitement to hatred, and human rights violations


Thursday, December 8, 2016

As an individual:

William Browder, Head of the International Justice Campaign for Sergei Magnitsky and Author of Red Notice (by video conference).

Human Rights Foundation:

Thor Halvorssen, President and Chief Executive Officer (by video conference).

Global Affairs Canada:

Kevin Rex, Acting Director General, Eastern Europe Relations;

Carolyn Knobel, Acting Director General, Legal Affairs;

Marc-Yves Bertin, Director General, International Economy Policy;

Richard Arbeiter, Director General, Office of Human Rights, Freedoms and Inclusion.

Wednesday, December 14, 2016

        The Honourable Senator David Tkachuk, Sponsor of the Bill.

Raoul Wallenberg Centre for Human Rights:

The Honurable Irwin Cotler, Founder and Chair.

Foundation for Defense of Democracies:

Sheryl Saperia, Director of Policy (Canada).

Canadian Coalition Against Terror:

Danny Eisen, Co-Founder.


The Honourable A. Raynell Andreychuk, Chair

The Honourable Percy E. Downe, Deputy Chair


The Honourable Senators:

        Ataullahjan, *Carignan, P.C. (or Martin), Cools, Cordy, Dawson, Eaton, *Harder, P.C. (or Bellemare), Housakos, Ngo, Oh, Poirier

*Ex officio members

(Quorum 4)

Changes in membership of the committee:

Pursuant to rule 12-5 and to the order of the Senate of December 7, 2016, membership of the committee was amended as follows:

The Honourable Senator Eaton replaced the Honourable Senator Maltais (December 7, 2016).

The Honourable Senator Poirier replaced the Honourable Senator Martin (December 7, 2016).

The Honourable Senator Maltais replaced the Honourable Senator Eaton (December 6, 2016).

The Honourable Senator Martin replaced the Honourable Senator Poirier (December 6, 2016).

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