Standing Senate Committee on National Finance

Studies & Bills

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Studies & Bills Date Referred  note  note
Bill C-86, A second Act to implement certain provisions of the budget tabled in Parliament on February 27, 2018 and other measures
(2018-12-04) Link to the briefs of this witness/study
Friday, December 7, 2018 at 9:00 AM
Thursday, December 6, 2018 at 1:45 PM
  • Helen Berry, Legal Officer (Public Service Alliance of Canada)
  • Derrick Hynes, President and Chief Executive Officer (FETCO)
  • Fiona Keith, Senior Counsel (Canadian Human Rights Commission)
  • Monette Maillet, Deputy Executive Director and Senior General Counsel (Canadian Human Rights Commission)
  • Denise Perron, Representative (Chartered Professionals in Human Resources Canada)
  • Magali Picard, National Executive Vice-President (Public Service Alliance of Canada)
  • Vicky Smallman, National Director, Women's and Human Rights (Canadian Labour Congress)
  • François Trottier, Representative (Chartered Professionals in Human Resources Canada)
  • Tanya van Biesen, Executive Director (Catalyst Canada Inc.)
Wednesday, December 5, 2018 at 6:45 PM
  • Sarah Kaplan, Distinguished Professor and Director, Rotman School of Management, University of Toronto, Institute for Gender and the Economy (As an Individual)
  • Kathleen Lahey, Professor and Queen's National Scholar, Faculty of Law, Queen's University (As an Individual)
  • Samantha Michaels, Senior Policy Advisor (Pauktuutit Inuit Women of Canada)
  • Jacqueline Neapole, Executive Director (Canadian Research Institute for the Advancement of Women)
  • Maya Roy, Chief Executive Officer (YWCA Canada)
  • Diana Sarosi, Senior Policy Advisor (Oxfam Canada)
Wednesday, December 5, 2018 at 5:03 PM
  • The Honourable Bill Morneau, P.C., M.P., Minister of Finance (Department of Finance Canada)
  • Andrew Marsland, Assistant Deputy Minister, Tax Policy Branch (Department of Finance Canada)
  • Barbara Moran, Director General, Strategic Policy, Analysis and Workplace Information, Labour Program (Employment and Social Development Canada )
  • Charles Philippe Rochon, Senior Policy Analyst, Labour Standards and Wage Earner Protection Program , Labour Program (Employment and Social Development Canada )
  • Lori Straznicky, Executive Director, Pay Equity Task Team, Labour Program (Employment and Social Development Canada )
Wednesday, December 5, 2018 at 2:01 PM
  • Aniket Bhushan, Lead Analyst and Principal Investigator (Canadian International Development Platform)
  • Jocelyn Mackie, Co-Chief Executive Officer (Grand Challenges Canada)
  • Fraser Reilly-King, Research and Policy Manager (Canadian Council for International Co-operation)
Bill S-246, An Act to amend the Borrowing Authority Act
(2018-11-27)
The subject matter of all of Bill C-86, A second Act to implement certain provisions of the budget tabled in Parliament on February 27, 2018 and other measures
(2018-11-07) Link to the briefs of this witness/study
Tuesday, December 4, 2018 at 9:31 AM
  • Danielle Bélanger, Director, GBA Plus and Strategic Policy, Policy and External Relations Directorate (Status of Women Canada)
Wednesday, November 28, 2018 at 6:45 PM
  • Dale Beugin, Executive Director (Canada's Ecofiscal Commission)
  • Mark Blumberg, Partner, Blumberg Segal LLP (As an Individual)
  • Bruce MacDonald, President and Chief Executive Officer (Imagine Canada)
  • Susan Manwaring, Partner and Leader, Social Impact Group, Miller Thomson LLP (As an Individual)
  • Nicholas Rivers, Associate Professor, Public and International Affairs, Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Ottawa (As an Individual)
Wednesday, November 28, 2018 at 1:47 PM
  • Charles Bernard, Director General, Portfolio Affairs (Public Services and Procurement Canada)
  • Renée Caron, Senior Director, Pay Equity, Compensation and Labour Relations Sector (Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat)
  • Ryan Clark, Director, Office of the Assistant Deputy Minister for Global Issues and Development (Global Affairs Canada)
  • Zachary Edwards, Junior Analyst/Economist, International Finance and Development Division, International Trade and Finance Branch (Department of Finance Canada)
  • Marie-Eve Gagné, Policy Analyst, Portfolio Affairs (Public Services and Procurement Canada)
  • Nicole Giles, Director, Assistant Deputy Minister's Office, International Trade and Finance Branch (Department of Finance Canada)
  • Marianna Giordano, Director, CPP Policy and Legislation (Employment and Social Development Canada )
  • Mark Hulett, Senior Advisor, Spending Reviews and Expenditure Policy (Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat)
  • Michelle Kaminski, Director, Office of Innovate Finance, Grants and Contributions Management (Global Affairs Canada)
  • Diane Kelloway, Statistical Analyst, International Trade Policy Division, International Trade and Finance Branch (Department of Finance Canada)
  • Bruce Kennedy, Manager, Pay Equity Task Team, Labour Program (Employment and Social Development Canada )
  • Deirdre Kent, Director General, International Assistance Policy (Global Affairs Canada)
  • Chantal Larocque, Deputy Director, Development Finance (Global Affairs Canada)
  • Jérôme Mercier, Director, Compensation Costing and Research, Expenditure Management Sector (Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat)
  • Louisa Pang, Director, International Finance and Development Division (Department of Finance Canada)
  • Mhairi Petersen, Director, International Assistance Enveloppe Management (Global Affairs Canada)
  • Lori Straznicky, Executive Director, Pay Equity Task Team, Labour Program (Employment and Social Development Canada )
  • Scott Winter, Director, Trade and Tariff Policy, International Trade Policy Division (Department of Finance Canada)
Tuesday, November 27, 2018 at 1:45 PM
  • Carlos Achadinha, Senior Director, Sales Tax Division, Tax Policy Branch (Department of Finance Canada)
  • Gervais Coulombe, Director, Sales Tax Division, Tax Policy Branch (Department of Finance Canada)
  • Robert Ives, Senior Advisor, Sales Tax Division, Tax Policy Branch (Department of Finance Canada)
  • Sharmila Khare, Director, Charities Directorate, Legislative Policy and Regulatory Affairs Branch (Canada Revenue Agency)
  • Blaine Langdon, Director, Charities, Personal Income Tax Division, Tax Policy Branch (Department of Finance Canada)
  • Pierre Leblanc, Director General, Personal Income Tax Division, Tax Policy Branch (Department of Finance Canada)
  • Antonio Manconi, Director General, Charities Directorate, Legislative Policy and Regulatory Affairs Branch (Canada Revenue Agency)
  • Trevor McGowan, Director General, Tax Legislation Division, Tax Policy Branch (Department of Finance Canada)
  • Pierre Mercille, Director General, Sales Tax Legislation, Sales Tax Division, Tax Policy Branch (Department of Finance Canada)
Tuesday, November 27, 2018 at 9:32 AM
  • Gervais Coulombe, Director, Sales Tax Division, Tax Policy Branch (Department of Finance Canada)
  • Pierre Leblanc, Director General, Personal Income Tax Division, Tax Policy Branch (Department of Finance Canada)
  • Trevor McGowan, Director General, Tax Legislation Division, Tax Policy Branch (Department of Finance Canada)
  • Judy Meltzer, Director General, Carbon Pricing Bureau (Environment and Climate Change Canada)
  • Isabelle Vachon, Senior Legislative Policy Advisor, Legislative Governance (Environment and Climate Change Canada)
Supplementary Estimates (A) for the fiscal year ending March 31, 2019
(2018-10-30) Link to the briefs of this witness/study
Tuesday, December 4, 2018 at 9:31 AM
  • Danielle Bélanger, Director, GBA Plus and Strategic Policy, Policy and External Relations Directorate (Status of Women Canada)
Thursday, November 22, 2018 at 1:45 PM
  • Nathalie Bertrand, Assistant Deputy Minister and Chief Financial Officer, Corporate Services (Infrastructure and Communities)
  • Luc Boucher, Director, Harbour Development, Policy and Planning, Fisheries and Oceans (Fisheries and Oceans Canada)
  • Karen Cahill, Assistant Secretary and Chief Financial Officer (Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat)
  • Mitch Davies, Senior Assistant Deputy Minister, Innovation Canada (Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada)
  • Marc Fortin, Assistant Deputy Minister, Program Operations (Infrastructure and Communities)
  • Jen O'Donoughue, Chief Financial Officer (Fisheries and Oceans Canada)
  • Brian Pagan, Assistant Secretary, Expenditure Management Sector (Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat)
  • Glenn Purves, Assistant Secretary Designate, Expenditure Management Sector (Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat)
  • Marcia Santiago, Executive Director, Expenditure Management Sector (Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat)
  • Lisa Setlakwe, Senior Assistant Deputy Minister, Strategy and Innovation Policy Sector (Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada)
  • Andy Smith, Deputy Commissioner, Strategy and Shipbuilding, Canadian Coast Guard (Fisheries and Oceans Canada)
  • Philippe Thompson, Assistant Deputy Minister and Chief Financial Officer, Corporate Management Sector (Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada)
Wednesday, November 21, 2018 at 1:46 PM
  • Marie Doyle, Regional Executive Director, Northern Region, First Nationals and Inuit Health Branch (Indigenous Services Canada)
  • Claudia Ferland, Director General, Regional Infrastructure Delivery Branch (Indigenous Services Canada)
  • Michael Hammond, Executive Director and Deputy Chief Financial Officer, Finance, Planning and Administration Directorate (Privy Council Office)
  • Alex Lakroni, Chief Finances, Results and Delivery Officer (Crown-Indigenous Relations and Northern Affairs Canada)
  • Mike MacDonald, Associate Assistant Deputy Minister, Strategic and Program Policy (Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada)
  • Christopher Meyers, Director General, Finance (Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada)
  • Daniel Mills, Assistant Deputy Minister, Chief Financial Officer, Finance (Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada)
  • Bruce Scoffield, Director General, Immigration Program Guidance Branch (Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada)
  • Matthew Shea, Assistant Deputy Minister, Corporate Services and Chief Financial Officer (Privy Council Office)
  • Paul Thoppil, Chief Finances, Results and Delivery Officer (Indigenous Services Canada)
  • Karen Turcotte, Director General, Resolution and Individual Affairs Sector (Crown-Indigenous Relations and Northern Affairs Canada)
  • Joe Wild, Senior Assistant Deputy Minister, Treaties and Aboriginal Government (Crown-Indigenous Relations and Northern Affairs Canada)
Tuesday, November 20, 2018 at 9:30 AM
  • Rob Chambers, Acting Assistant Deputy Minister (Infrastructure and Environment) (Department of National Defence and the Canadian Armed Forces)
  • Patrick Finn, Assistant Deputy Minister (Materiel) (Department of National Defence and the Canadian Armed Forces)
  • Major-General Hercule Gosselin, Chief of Programme (Department of National Defence and the Canadian Armed Forces)
  • Claude Rochette, Chief Financial Officer/Assistant Deputy Minister (Finance) (Department of National Defence and the Canadian Armed Forces)
  • Arun Thangaraj, Assistant Deputy Minister and Chief Financial Officer, Corporate Planning, Finance and Information Technology (Global Affairs Canada)
Bill C-62, An Act to amend the Federal Public Sector Labour Relations Act and other Acts
(2018-10-16) Link to the briefs of this witness/study
Tuesday, November 20, 2018 at 9:30 AM
  • Rob Chambers, Acting Assistant Deputy Minister (Infrastructure and Environment) (Department of National Defence and the Canadian Armed Forces)
  • Patrick Finn, Assistant Deputy Minister (Materiel) (Department of National Defence and the Canadian Armed Forces)
  • Major-General Hercule Gosselin, Chief of Programme (Department of National Defence and the Canadian Armed Forces)
  • Claude Rochette, Chief Financial Officer/Assistant Deputy Minister (Finance) (Department of National Defence and the Canadian Armed Forces)
  • Arun Thangaraj, Assistant Deputy Minister and Chief Financial Officer, Corporate Planning, Finance and Information Technology (Global Affairs Canada)
Wednesday, November 7, 2018 at 6:45 PM
  • Philip Cross, Senior Fellow, Macdonald-Laurier Institute (As an Individual)
  • Peter Engelmann, Partner, Goldblatt Partners (As an Individual)
  • Yves Giroux, Parliamentary Budget Officer (Office of the Parliamentary Budget Officer)
  • Robert Paul Hebdon, Professor Emeritus, Organizational Behaviour, Desautels Faculty of Management of McGill University (As an Individual)
  • Jason Jacques, Senior Director, Costing and Budgetary Analysis (Office of the Parliamentary Budget Officer)
Tuesday, November 6, 2018 at 9:30 AM
  • Deborah Cooper, General Counsel (Canadian Association of Professional Employees )
  • Debi Daviau, President (Professional Institute of the Public Service of Canada)
  • Ursula Hendel, President (Association of Justice Counsel)
  • Amy Kishek, Legal Officer (Public Service Alliance of Canada)
  • David-Alexandre LeBlanc, Senior Research Officer (Public Service Alliance of Canada)
  • Isabelle Roy, General Counsel, Chief of Labour Relations Services (Professional Institute of the Public Service of Canada)
Wednesday, October 31, 2018 at 6:45 PM
  • Nick Fabiano, Acting Assistant Commissioner, Human Resources Management (Correctional Service Canada)
  • Marc Thibodeau, Director General, Labour Relations and Compensation (Canada Border Services Agency)
Wednesday, October 31, 2018 at 12:30 PM
  • The Honourable Scott Brison, P.C., M.P., President of the Treasury Board and Minister of Digital Government (Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat)
  • Dennis Duggan, Senior Labour Relations Consultant, Compensation and Labour Relations (Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat)
  • Sandra Hassan, Assistant Deputy Minister, Compensation and Labour Relations (Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat)
  • Jérôme Mercier, Director, Compensation Costing and Research, Expenditure Management Sector (Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat)
Study on the processes and financial aspects of the Government of Canada’s system of defence procurement
(2018-10-04)
Tuesday, October 30, 2018 at 9:30 AM
  • André Fillion, Assistant Deputy Minister, Defence and Marine Procurement (Public Services and Procurement Canada)
  • Patrick Finn, Assistant Deputy Minister (Materiel) (Department of National Defence and the Canadian Armed Forces)
Government response to the twentieth report of the Standing Senate Committee on National Finance, entitled Smarter Planning, Smarter Spending: Ensuring Transparency, Accountability and Predictability in Federal Infrastructure Programs, deposited with the Clerk of the Senate on September 5, 2018
(2018-09-05)
Government response to the nineteenth report of the Standing Senate Committee on National Finance, entitled Getting Ready: For a new generation of active seniors, deposited with the Clerk of the Senate on June 20, 2018
(2018-06-20)
Bill C-74, An Act to implement certain provisions of the budget tabled in Parliament on February 27, 2018 and other measures
(2018-06-12)
Wednesday, June 13, 2018 at 6:45 PM
Bill S-243, An Act to amend the Canada Revenue Agency Act (reporting on unpaid income tax)
(2018-06-05)
Tuesday, October 2, 2018 at 9:31 AM
  • Yves Giroux, Parliamentary Budget Officer (Office of the Parliamentary Budget Officer)
  • Negash Haile, Research Assistant (Office of the Parliamentary Budget Officer)
  • Jason Jacques, Senior Director, Costing and Budgetary Analysis (Office of the Parliamentary Budget Officer)
Wednesday, September 26, 2018 at 6:45 PM
  • Jacques Bouchard, Secretary General (Association pour la Taxation des Transactions financières et pour l'Action Citoyenne (ATTAC-Québec))
  • Dennis Howlett, Former Executive Director (Canadians for Tax Fairness)
  • Bruce Moore, Member of the Board (Transparency International Canada)
  • Claude Vaillancourt, President (Association pour la Taxation des Transactions financières et pour l'Action Citoyenne (ATTAC-Québec))
Tuesday, September 25, 2018 at 9:30 AM
  • Brian Ernewein, General Director, Legislation, Tax Policy Branch (Department of Finance Canada)
  • Mireille Éthier, Director General, Agency Change and Innovation Directorate, Service, Innovation and Integration Branch (Canada Revenue Agency)
  • Ted Gallivan, Assistant Commissioner, International, Large Business and Investigations Branch (Canada Revenue Agency)
  • Yves Giroux, Parliamentary Budget Officer (Office of the Parliamentary Budget Officer)
  • Phil King, Director General, Sales Tax Division, Tax Policy Branch (Department of Finance Canada)
  • Mark Mahabir, Director of Policy (Costing) and General Counsel (Office of the Parliamentary Budget Officer)
  • Richard Murphy, Professor of Practice in International Political Economy at City, Director, Tax Research, , University of London (As an Individual)
Wednesday, September 19, 2018 at 6:45 PM
  • The Honourable Percy E. Downe, sponsor of the bill
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