Proceedings of the Standing Senate Committee on
National Security and Defence

First Session, Forty-second Parliament, 2015-16

Chair: The Honourable DANIEL LANG

Monday, February 22, 2016
Monday, March 7, 2016
Monday, March 21, 2016

Issue No. 2

Second, third and fourth meetings:

Examine and report on Canada's national security and defence policies, practices, circumstances and capabilities


First and second meetings:

Study on security threats facing Canada, including but not limited to: (a) Cyber espionage; (b) Threats to critical infrastructure; (c) Terrorist recruitment and financing; (d) Terrorist operations and prosecutions


Monday, February 22, 2016

Reserves 2000:

Lieutenant-Colonel (Retired) John Selkirk, Executive Director.

Security Intelligence Review Committee:

The Honourable Pierre Blais, Chair;

Michael Doucet, Executive Director.

Office of the Communications Security Establishment Commissioner:

The Honourable Jean-Pierre Plouffe, Commissioner;

J. William Galbraith, Executive Director.

Office of the Auditor General of Canada:

Nancy Cheng, Assistant Auditor General;

Gordon Stock, Principal;

Nicholas Swales, Principal.

Monday, March 7, 2016

Canadian Security Intelligence Service:

Michel Coulombe, Director.

National Defence and the Canadian Armed Forces:

General Jonathan Vance, Chief of the Defence Staff.

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.

Public Safety Canada:

Monik Beauregard, Senior Assistant Deputy Minister, National and Cybersecurity Branch;

Patrick Boucher, Acting Director General, Critical Infrastructure and Strategic Coordination Directorate;

Suki Wong, Director General, National Security Operations Directorate;

Colleen Merchant, Director General, National Cyber Security Directorate.

Monday, March 21, 2016

Canada Border Services Agency:

Martin Bolduc, Vice President, Programs Branch;

Caroline Xavier, Vice President, Operations Branch.

Communications Security Establishment Canada:

Greta Bossenmaier, Chief.

As individuals:

Stephanie Carvin, Assistant Professor, International Relations, Norman Paterson School of International Affairs;

Adam Chapnick, Professor and Deputy Director, Education, Canadian Forces College, Department of National Defence;

Kevin Quigley, Associate Professor and Director, MacEachen Institute for Public Policy and Governance;

Andrew Graham, Adjunct Professor, School of Policy Studies, Queen's University.


The Honourable Daniel Lang, Chair

The Honourable Joseph A. Day, Deputy Chair


The Honourable Senators:

Beyak, *Carignan, P.C. (or Martin), Kenny, Mitchell, Ngo, Smith (Saurel), 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 Beyak replaced the Honourable Senator Wells (March 21, 2016).

The Honourable Senator Wells replaced the Honourable Senator Beyak (March 21, 2016).

The Honourable Senator Smith (Saurel) replaced the Honourable Senator Dagenais (March 18, 2016).

The Honourable Senator Ngo replaced the Honourable Senator Runciman (February 24, 2016).

The Honourable Senator White replaced the Honourable Senator Manning (February 24, 2016).

The Honourable Senator Runciman replaced the Honourable Senator Ngo (February 23, 2016).

The Honourable Senator Manning replaced the Honourable Senator White (February 23, 2016).

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