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National Security, Defence and Veterans Affairs

Proceedings of the Standing Senate Committee on
National Security and Defence

First Session, Forty-second Parliament, 2015-16

Chair: The Honourable DANIEL LANG

Monday, May 16, 2016
Monday, May 30, 2016
Monday, June 6, 2016

Issue No. 4

First and second meetings:

Bill S-205, An Act to amend the Canada Border Services Agency Act (Inspector General of the Canada Border Services Agency) and to make consequential amendments to other Acts

First meeting:

Study on issues related to the Defence Policy Review presently being undertaken by the government

First meeting:

Bill C-7, An Act to amend the Public Service Labour Relations Act, the Public Service Labour Relations and Employment Board Act and other Acts and to provide for certain other measures

Second meeting:

Subject matter of those elements contained in Division 2 of Part 4 of Bill C-15, An Act to implement certain provisions of the budget tabled in Parliament on March 22, 2016 and other measures


The Honourable Ralph Goodale, P.C., M.P., Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness
The Honourable Harjit Singh Sajjan, P.C., M.P., Minister of National Defence
The Honourable Scott Brison, P.C., M.P., President of the Treasury Board


Monday, May 16, 2016

As an individual:

The Honourable Senator Wilfred P. Moore, sponsor of the bill.

Civilian Review and Complaints Commission for the RCMP:

Ian McPhail, Chair;

Richard Evans, Senior Director, Operations;

Joanne Gibb, Director, Research, Policy and Strategic Investigations.

Canadian Human Rights Commission:

Marie-Claude Landry, Chief Commissioner;

Fiona Keith, Counsel, Dispute Resolution Branch.

Canadian Council for Refugees:

Janet Dench, Executive Director (by video conference);

Jenny Jeanes, Co-Chair, Inland Protection Working Group (by video conference).

Canadian Association of Refugee Lawyers:

Lorne Waldman, President.

As an individual:

Julie Taub, Immigration lawyer.

Canadian Civil Liberties Association:

Sukanya Pillay, General Counsel and Executive Director (by video conference).

Monday, May 30, 2016

Global Affairs Canada:

Mark Gwozdecky, Assistant Deputy Minister, International Security and Political Affairs.

United Nations Department of Peacekeeping Operations:

Hervé Ladsous, Head of Department (by video conference).

Monday, June 6, 2016

Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat:

Manon Brassard, Assistant Deputy Minister, Compensation and Labour Relations Sector;

Dennis Duggan, Senior Labour Relations Consultant, Compensation and Labour Relations.

Royal Canadian Mounted Police:

Daniel Dubeau, Deputy Commissioner and Chief Human Resources Officer;

Stephen White, Assistant Commissioner;

Craig MacMillan, Assistant Commissioner, Professional Responsibility Officer.

Public Safety Canada:

Kathy Thompson, Assistant Deputy Minister, Community Safety and Countering Crime Branch.


The Honourable Daniel Lang, Chair

The Honourable Mobina S. B. Jaffer, Deputy Chair


The Honourable Senators:

        Beyak, Carignan, P.C., *Carignan, P.C. (or Martin), Dagenais, Day, *Harder, P.C. (or Bellemare), Kenny, Ngo, 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 Oh (May 31, 2016).

The Honourable Senator Oh replaced the Honourable Senator Beyak (May 30, 2016).

The Honourable Senator Jaffer replaced the Honourable Senator Baker, P.C. (May 12, 2016).

The Honourable Senator Baker, P.C. was added to the membership (May 6, 2016).

The Honourable Senator Mitchell was removed from the membership of the committee, substitution pending (May 4, 2016).

The Honourable Senator Dagenais replaced the Honourable Senator Manning (May 4, 2016).

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