Proceedings of the Special Senate Committee on the
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
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.)
Terrance Carter, Managing Partner, Carters Professional Corporation;
Gloria DeSantis, Assistant Professor, Founder/Facilitator, Voluntary Sector Studies Network, University of
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.