Proceedings of the Special Senate Committee on the
Charitable Sector

Issue No. 9 - Minutes of Proceedings - November 26, 2018

OTTAWA, Monday, November 26, 2018


The Special Senate Committee on the Charitable Sector met this day at 9:04 p.m., in room 2, Victoria Building, the chair, the Honourable Terry M. Mercer, presiding.

Members of the committee present: The Honourable Senators Black (Ontario), Duffy, Maltais, Mercer and Omidvar (5).

In attendance: Havi Echenberg and Nicole Sweeney, Analysts, Parliamentary Information and Research Services, Library of Parliament.

Also present: The official reporters of the Senate.

Pursuant to the order of reference adopted by the Senate on Tuesday, January 30, 2018, the committee continued its study on the impact of federal and provincial laws and policies governing charities, nonprofit organizations, foundations, and other similar groups; and to examine the impact of the voluntary sector in Canada. (For complete text of the order of reference, see proceedings of the committee, Issue No. 2.)


As individuals:

Terrance Carter, Managing Partner, Carters Professional Corporation;

Gloria DeSantis, Assistant Professor, Founder/Facilitator, Voluntary Sector Studies Network, University of Regina.

The chair made a statement.

Mr. Carter and Ms. DeSantis made statements and answered questions.

At 9:59 p.m., the committee adjourned to the call of the chair.


Kevin Pittman
Clerk of the Committee