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Studies & Bills

Information prior to the 40th Parliament is from notices of meetings. For the official record, please refer to the related minutes and transcripts.

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Studies & Bills Date Referred Session  note  note
Bill C-32, An Act to amend the Civil Marriage Act
(2013-06-19)
Thursday, June 20, 2013 at 10:39 AM
  • Brenda Cossman, Professor of Law, Director, Bonham Centre for Sexual Diversity Studies, University of Toronto (As an individual)
  • Lisa Hitch, Senior Counsel, Family, Children and Youth Section (Justice Canada)
Bill C-51, An Act to amend the Witness Protection Program Act and to make a consequential amendment to another Act
(2013-06-11)
Tuesday, June 18, 2013 at 8:32 AM
Thursday, June 13, 2013 at 10:30 AM
  • Yvon Dandurand, Criminologist, School of Criminology and Criminal Justice, University of the Fraser Valley (As an individual)
  • Richard Dupuis (As an individual)
  • Joanne Gibb, Senior Policy Advisor, Operations (Commission for Public Complaints Against the RCMP)
  • Lisa-Marie Inman, Director, Reviews and Investigations (Commission for Public Complaints Against the RCMP)
  • Ian McPhail, interim chair (Commission for Public Complaints Against the RCMP)
  • Tom Stamatakis, President (Canadian Police Association)
  • Deputy Commissioner Scott Tod, Investigations and Organized Crime (Ontario Provincial Police)
Wednesday, June 12, 2013 at 3:18 PM
  • The Honourable Vic Toews, P.C., M.P., Minister of Public Safety (Public Safety Canada)
  • Trevor Bhupsingh, Director General, Law Enforcement and Border Strategies Directorate (Public Safety Canada)
  • Ian Bradley, Counsel, Legal Services (Royal Canadian Mounted Police)
  • Superintendent Stephen Foster, Director, Witness Protection Program (Royal Canadian Mounted Police)
Bill C-15, An Act to amend the National Defence Act and to make consequential amendments to other Acts
(2013-05-21)
Wednesday, June 5, 2013 at 4:19 PM
  • Stephen Fineberg, Vice-President (The Canadian Prison Law Association)
  • Don Head, Commissioner (Correctional Service of Canada)
  • Michel Laprade, General Counsel, Legal Services (Correctional Service of Canada)
Thursday, May 30, 2013 at 10:31 AM
  • Pierre Daigle, Ombudsman (National Defence and Canadian Forces)
  • Julianne Dunbar, General Counsel and Director of Operations (Military Police Complaints Commission)
  • Bruno Hamel, Chair (Canadian Forces Grievance Board)
  • Guy Lauzon, M.P., Stormont-Dundas-South Glengarry (Sponsor of the bill)
  • Captain (N) (Ret) Holly MacDougall, Former Director, Military Prosecutions, National Defence (As an individual)
  • Glenn Stannard, Chair (Military Police Complaints Commission)
Wednesday, May 29, 2013 at 3:06 PM
  • Michel W. Drapeau, Professor, Faculty of Law, University of Ottawa (As an individual)
  • Ian Holloway, Dean, Faculty of Law, University of Calgary (As an individual)
  • Joshua Juneau, Lawyer (As an individual)
  • The Honourable Gilles Létourneau, former justice of the Court Martial Appeals Court (As an individual)
  • Peter Tinsley, former chair, Military Police Complaints Commission (As an individual)
  • Chief Superintendent Chuck Walker, Director General, Canadian Criminal Real Time Identifications Services (Royal Canadian Mounted Police)
Tuesday, May 28, 2013 at 3:06 PM
  • Chief Superintendent Paula Dionne, Director General, Canadian Police Information Centre (CPIC) (Royal Canadian Mounted Police)
  • The Honourable Patrick J. LeSage, former Chief Justice of the Ontario Superior Court of Justice (As an individual)
  • Chief Superintendent Chuck Walker, Director General, Canadian Criminal Real Time Identifications Services (Royal Canadian Mounted Police)
Thursday, May 23, 2013 at 10:32 AM
  • The Honourable Peter MacKay, P.C., M.P., Minister of National Defence ()
  • Major-General Blaise Cathcart, Judge Advocate General of the Canadian Forces (Office of the Judge Advocate General)
  • Vice-Admiral Bruce Donaldson, Vice-Chief of the Defence Staff (National Defence)
  • Colonel Tim Grubb, CD1, Canadian Forces Provost Marshal (National Defence)
Bill S-214, An Act to amend the Criminal Code (protection of children)
(2013-04-23)
Bill S-16, An Act to amend the Criminal Code (trafficking in contraband tobacco)
(2013-04-16)
Thursday, May 9, 2013 at 10:32 AM
  • Pina Arcamone, Director General (The Missing Children’s Network)
  • Christian Bergeron (As an individual)
  • Rodney B. Freeman, Chief (Woodstock Police Service)
  • Michel Surprenant, President (Association of Families of Persons Assassinated or Disappeared)
Wednesday, May 8, 2013 at 4:19 PM
  • Rob Cunningham, Senior Policy Analyst (Canadian Cancer Society)
  • Jean Daudelin, Associate Professor, Carleton University (As an individual)
  • Flory Doucas, co-director and spokesperson (Coalition québécoise pour le contrôle du tabac)
  • Nachum Gabler, Economist (As an individual)
  • Michael Perley, Director (Ontario Campaign for Action on Tobacco)
  • Lloyd Phillips, Chief (Mohawk Council of Kahnawà:ke)
Thursday, May 2, 2013 at 10:30 AM
  • Trevor Bhupsingh, Director General, Law Enforcement and Border Strategies Directorate (Public Safety Canada)
  • Geoff Leckey, Director General, Enforcement and Intelligence Operations (Canada Border Services Agency)
  • Superintendent Carson Pardy, Director of Operations, OPP East Region (Ontario Provincial Police)
  • Superintendant Guy Poudrier, Director, RCMP Federal Policing Criminal Operations (Royal Canadian Mounted Police)
  • Michel Rouillard, National Spokesperson (National Coalition Against Contraband Tobacco)
  • Alex Scholten, President (Canadian Convenience Stores Association)
Wednesday, May 1, 2013 at 4:16 PM
  • The Honourable Robert Nicholson, P.C., M.P., Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada (As an Individual)
  • Brian W. David, Chief (Mohawk Council of Akwesasne)
  • Joyce King, Director of Akwesasne Mohawk Justice Department (Mohawk Council of Akwesasne)
  • Carole Morency, Acting Director General and Senior General Counsel, Criminal Law Policy Section (Justice Canada)
  • Paul Saint-Denis, Senior Counsel, Criminal Law Policy Section (Justice Canada)
Bill C-217, An Act to amend the Criminal Code (mischief relating to war memorials)
(2013-03-21)
Bill C-350, An Act to amend the Corrections and Conditional Release Act (accountability of offenders)
(2013-03-21)
Wednesday, June 12, 2013 at 3:18 PM
  • The Honourable Vic Toews, P.C., M.P., Minister of Public Safety (Public Safety Canada)
  • Trevor Bhupsingh, Director General, Law Enforcement and Border Strategies Directorate (Public Safety Canada)
  • Ian Bradley, Counsel, Legal Services (Royal Canadian Mounted Police)
  • Superintendent Stephen Foster, Director, Witness Protection Program (Royal Canadian Mounted Police)
Thursday, June 6, 2013 at 10:32 AM
  • Joanne Jong (As an individual)
  • Nicole Latour (As an individual)
  • Kim Pate, Executive Director (Canadian Association of Elizabeth Fry Societies)
  • Howard Sapers, Correctional Investigator (Office of the Correctional Investigator)
  • Ivan Zinger, Executive Director and General Counsel (Office of the Correctional Investigator)
Wednesday, June 5, 2013 at 4:19 PM
  • Stephen Fineberg, Vice-President (The Canadian Prison Law Association)
  • Don Head, Commissioner (Correctional Service of Canada)
  • Michel Laprade, General Counsel, Legal Services (Correctional Service of Canada)
Thursday, May 30, 2013 at 10:31 AM
  • Pierre Daigle, Ombudsman (National Defence and Canadian Forces)
  • Julianne Dunbar, General Counsel and Director of Operations (Military Police Complaints Commission)
  • Bruno Hamel, Chair (Canadian Forces Grievance Board)
  • Guy Lauzon, M.P., Stormont-Dundas-South Glengarry (Sponsor of the bill)
  • Captain (N) (Ret) Holly MacDougall, Former Director, Military Prosecutions, National Defence (As an individual)
  • Glenn Stannard, Chair (Military Police Complaints Commission)
Bill C-55, An Act to amend the Criminal Code
(2013-03-21)
Tuesday, March 26, 2013 at 9:03 AM
  • Karen Audcent, Senior Counsel, Criminal Law Policy Section (Justice Canada)
  • Carole Morency, Acting Director General and Senior General Counsel, Criminal Law Policy Section (Justice Canada)
Monday, March 25, 2013 at 2:01 PM
  • Karen Audcent, Senior Counsel, Criminal Law Policy Section (Justice Canada)
  • Chantal Bernier, Assistant Privacy Commissioner (Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada)
  • Patricia Kosseim, Senior General Counsel, Director General (Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada)
  • Warren Lemcke, Deputy Chief Constable, Vancouver Police Department (Canadian Association of Chiefs of Police)
  • Donald Piragoff, Senior Assistant Deputy Minister (Justice Canada)
  • Michael Rosenberg, Legal counsel (Canadian Civil Liberties Association)
  • Russell Silverstein, Representative (Canadian Council of Criminal Defence Lawyers)
Bill C-53, An Act to assent to alterations in the law touching the Succession to the Throne
(2013-03-07)
Thursday, March 21, 2013 at 10:28 AM
  • The Honourable Robert Nicholson, P.C., M.P., Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada (As an Individual)
  • Karen Audcent, Senior Counsel, Criminal Law Policy Section (Justice Canada)
  • Warren J. Newman, Senior General Counsel, Constitutional and Administrative Law Section (Justice Canada)
  • Donald Piragoff, Senior Assistant Deputy Minister (Justice Canada)
  • Joe Wild, Assistant Secretary to the Cabinet, Machinery of Government (Privy Council Office)
Wednesday, March 20, 2013 at 4:17 PM
  • Paul Benoit, Vice-Chairman (Canadian Royal Heritage Trust)
  • Andrew Heard, Associate Professor, Simon Fraser University (As an individual)
  • Benoît Pelletier, Professor, Faculty of Law, Civil Law Section, University of Ottawa (As an individual)
  • Garry Toffoli, Executive Director (Canadian Royal Heritage Trust)
Subject matter of Bill C-55, An Act to amend the Criminal Code, introduced in the House of Commons on February 11, 2013
(2013-03-07)
Thursday, March 21, 2013 at 10:28 AM
  • The Honourable Robert Nicholson, P.C., M.P., Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada (As an Individual)
  • Karen Audcent, Senior Counsel, Criminal Law Policy Section (Justice Canada)
  • Warren J. Newman, Senior General Counsel, Constitutional and Administrative Law Section (Justice Canada)
  • Donald Piragoff, Senior Assistant Deputy Minister (Justice Canada)
  • Joe Wild, Assistant Secretary to the Cabinet, Machinery of Government (Privy Council Office)
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