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Studies & Bills

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Bill S-7, An Act to amend the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act, the Civil Marriage Act and the Criminal Code and to make consequential amendments to other Acts
(2014-11-27)
Wednesday, December 10, 2014 at 1:03 PM
  • Gillian Blackell, Senior Counsel, Family, Children and Youth Sector (Department of Justice Canada)
  • Clare Gibbons, Genetic Counsellor, North York General Hospital (Canadian Association of Genetic Counsellors )
  • Joyce Gordon, President of Parkinson Society Canada and Chair of Neurological Health Charities Canada (Canadian Coalition for Genetic Fairness )
  • Dr. Gail Graham, President, and Chief of the Department of Genetics at CHEO (Canadian College of Medical Geneticists)
  • Bev Heim-Myers, Chair of the Canadian Coalition for Genetic Fairness and CEO of the Huntington Society of Canada (Canadian Coalition for Genetic Fairness )
  • Kathy Hibbs, Chief Legal & Regulatory Officer (23andme, Inc.)
  • Professor Yann Joly, Associate Professor, Human Genetics, McGill University (Centre of Genomics and Policy)
  • Joanne Klineberg, Senior Counsel, Criminal Law Policy Section (Department of Justice Canada)
  • Richard Marceau, General Counsel and Senior Government Advisor, Centre for Israel and Jewish Affairs (Canadian Coalition for Genetic Fairness )
  • Julie Rutberg, Genetic Counsellor and Research Coordinator, University of Ottawa Heart Institute (Canadian Association of Genetic Counsellors )
  • Mary Sunderland, Director of Research and Education, Foundation Fighting Blindness (Canadian Coalition for Genetic Fairness )
Monday, December 8, 2014 at 1:00 PM
  • Superintendant Tyler Bates, Director, National Aboriginal Policing and Crime Prevention Services (Royal Canadian Mounted Police)
  • Dr. Naila Butt, Executive Director (Social Services Network)
  • Avvy Yao-Yao Go, Clinic Director, Chinese and Southeast Asian Legal Clinic (Colour of Poverty – Colour of Change)
  • Alia Hogben, Executive Director (Canadian Council of Muslim Women)
  • Craig E. Jones, Q.C., Professor of Law (Thompson Rivers University)
  • Richard Kurland, Lawyer and Policy Analyst, Member of the Barreau du Québec, Member of the Law Society of British Columbia (As an Individual)
  • Deepa Mattoo, Staff Lawyer, Acting Executive Director (South Asian Legal Clinic of Ontario)
  • The Honourable Senator Julie Miville-Dechêne, President (Conseil du statut de la femme)
  • Aruna Papp, Research Fellow (Frontier Centre for Public Policy)
  • Hannana Siddiqui (As an Individual)
  • Michael Spratt, Partner, Abergel Goldstein & Partners (As an Individual)
  • Megan Walker, Executive Director (London Abused Women's Centre)
Thursday, December 4, 2014 at 8:01 AM
  • The Honourable Chris Alexander, P.C., M.P, Minister of Citizenship and Immigration (As an Individual)
  • Gillian Blackell, Senior Counsel, Family, Children and Youth Sector (Department of Justice Canada)
  • Angela Gawel, Director General, International Region (Public Safety Canada)
  • Lisa Hitch, Senior Counsel, Family, Children and Youth Section (Department of Justice Canada)
  • Joanne Klineberg, Senior Counsel, Criminal Law Policy Section (Department of Justice Canada)
  • David Manicom, Acting Associate Assistant Deputy Minister, Strategic and Program Policy (Public Safety Canada)
  • Maureen Tsai, Director, Admissibility Branch (Public Safety Canada)
Bill S-219, An Act respecting a national day of commemoration of the exodus of Vietnamese refugees and their acceptance in Canada after the fall of Saigon and the end of the Vietnam War
(2014-10-29)
Thursday, November 20, 2014 at 8:00 AM
  • Dr. Can Le, Former Secretary General (Vietnamese Canadian Federation)
  • Mike Molloy, President (Canadian Immigration Historical Society)
Thursday, October 30, 2014 at 8:30 AM
  • Jeff Crisp, Senior Director for Policy and Advocacy (Refugees International)
  • The Honourable Senator Thanh Hai Ngo, sponsor of the bill
  • Matt Streng, Senior Youth Development Advisor (Mercy Corps)
Government Response, dated July 24, 2014, to the second report of the Standing Senate Committee on Human Rights, entitled: Employment Equity in the Federal Public Service: Staying Vigilant for Equality, tabled in the Senate on December 10, 2013
(2014-07-09)
Bill S-201, An Act to prohibit and prevent genetic discrimination
(2014-06-16)
Thursday, February 19, 2015 at 8:02 AM
  • Mike McBride, Professor of political science, Whittier College, California (As an Individual)
  • Joel E. Oestreich, Associate Professor, Political Science and Director, International Area Studies Program, Drexel University (As an Individual)
Thursday, December 11, 2014 at 8:00 AM
  • Marcella Daye, Senior Policy Advisor (Canadian Human Rights Commission)
  • Peter Engelmann, Sack Goldblatt Mitchell, LLP (Canadian Association of Labour Lawyers)
  • Fiona Keith, Acting Director and Senior Counsel (Canadian Human Rights Commission)
  • David Langtry, Acting Chief Commissioner (Canadian Human Rights Commission)
  • Pierre Thibault, Assistant Dean and Secretary, Civil Law Section, University of Ottawa (As an Individual)
Wednesday, December 10, 2014 at 1:03 PM
  • Gillian Blackell, Senior Counsel, Family, Children and Youth Sector (Department of Justice Canada)
  • Clare Gibbons, Genetic Counsellor, North York General Hospital (Canadian Association of Genetic Counsellors )
  • Joyce Gordon, President of Parkinson Society Canada and Chair of Neurological Health Charities Canada (Canadian Coalition for Genetic Fairness )
  • Dr. Gail Graham, President, and Chief of the Department of Genetics at CHEO (Canadian College of Medical Geneticists)
  • Bev Heim-Myers, Chair of the Canadian Coalition for Genetic Fairness and CEO of the Huntington Society of Canada (Canadian Coalition for Genetic Fairness )
  • Kathy Hibbs, Chief Legal & Regulatory Officer (23andme, Inc.)
  • Professor Yann Joly, Associate Professor, Human Genetics, McGill University (Centre of Genomics and Policy)
  • Joanne Klineberg, Senior Counsel, Criminal Law Policy Section (Department of Justice Canada)
  • Richard Marceau, General Counsel and Senior Government Advisor, Centre for Israel and Jewish Affairs (Canadian Coalition for Genetic Fairness )
  • Julie Rutberg, Genetic Counsellor and Research Coordinator, University of Ottawa Heart Institute (Canadian Association of Genetic Counsellors )
  • Mary Sunderland, Director of Research and Education, Foundation Fighting Blindness (Canadian Coalition for Genetic Fairness )
Thursday, October 2, 2014 at 8:04 AM
  • Yvonne Bombard, PhD , Scientist, Li Ka Shing Knowledge Institute, St. Michael's Hospital, Assistant Professor, Institute of Health Policy, Management and Evaluation, University of Toronto (As an individual)
  • Carman Baggaley, Senior Strategic Policy Advisor (Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada)
  • Dr. Ronald Cohn, Co-Director, Centre for Genetic Medicine, Sr Scientist, The Hospital for Sick Children, Department of Pediatrics and Molecular Genetics, University of Toronto (As an individual)
  • Patricia Kosseim, Senior General Counsel and Director General (Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada)
  • Daniel Therrien, Privacy Commissioner of Canada (Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada)
Monday, September 29, 2014 at 4:05 PM
  • Dr. Judy Beamish, Vice President and Chief Medical Director, Sun Life Financial (Canadian Life and Health Insurance Association)
  • Jacques Y. Boudreau, Chair, Committee on Genetic Testing (Canadian Institute of Actuaries)
  • The Honourable Senator James Cowan, Sponsor of the bill ()
  • Bob Howard, Past President (Canadian Institute of Actuaries)
  • Karen Jensen, Partner, Norton Rose Fulbright (Canadian Association of Counsel to Employers)
  • Barbara Kagedan, Senior Policy Advisor (Office of the Leader of the Opposition in the Senate)
  • Michel Simard, Executive Director (Canadian Institute of Actuaries)
  • Frank Swedlove, President (Canadian Life and Health Insurance Association)
  • Frank Zinatelli, Vice President and General Counsel (Canadian Life and Health Insurance Association)
Examine and report on how the mandates and practices of the UNHCR and UNICEF have evolved to meet the needs of displaced children in modern conflict situations, with particular attention to the current crisis in Syria
(2014-05-06)
Thursday, June 18, 2015 at 8:00 AM
  • Dan Rees, Director of Better Work (International Labour Organization)
Monday, June 15, 2015 at 4:01 PM
  • Robert Chant, Senior Vice President, Corporate Affairs and Communications (Loblaw Companies Limited)
  • Peter Iliopoulos, Senior Vice-President, Public and Corporate Affairs, Head Office (Gildan Activewear Inc.)
  • Syed Sajjadur Rahman, Senior Fellow, School of International Development & Global Studies, University of Ottawa and Senior Associate, Universalia, Montreal (As an Individual)
  • Nisha Varia, Director of Outreach for Women's Issues (Human Rights Watch)
Thursday, May 7, 2015 at 8:01 AM
  • Furio De Angelis, Representative in Canada (Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees)
  • Mark Gwozdecky, Director General, Middle East and Maghreb (Global Affairs Canada)
  • Dr. Yasmin Ali Haque, Deputy Director, Office of Emergency Programmes (UNICEF)
  • Leslie E. Norton, Director General, International Humanitarian Assistance (Global Affairs Canada)
Thursday, April 23, 2015 at 8:02 AM
  • Zaid Al-Rawni, CEO (Islamic Relief Canada)
  • Martin Barber, Honorary Fellow, University of Edinburgh and Former Director, United Nations Mine Action Service (As an Individual)
  • Maggie Black, UNICEF Historian (As an Individual)
Thursday, February 19, 2015 at 8:02 AM
  • Mike McBride, Professor of political science, Whittier College, California (As an Individual)
  • Joel E. Oestreich, Associate Professor, Political Science and Director, International Area Studies Program, Drexel University (As an Individual)
Thursday, February 5, 2015 at 8:01 AM
  • François Audet, Professor, Department of Management and Technology, University of Quebec at Montreal (As an Individual)
  • Emma Bonar, Youth Programme Manager (Norwegian Refugee Council)
  • Stephen Cornish, Executive Director (Doctors Without Borders)
  • Hossam Elsharkawi, Director, Emergencies and Recovery, International Operations (Canadian Red Cross)
  • James Milner, Associate Professor, Department of Political Science, Carleton University (As an Individual)
  • Rob Young, Senior Delegate (International Committee of the Red Cross)
Thursday, October 30, 2014 at 8:30 AM
  • Jeff Crisp, Senior Director for Policy and Advocacy (Refugees International)
  • The Honourable Senator Thanh Hai Ngo, sponsor of the bill
  • Matt Streng, Senior Youth Development Advisor (Mercy Corps)
Monday, June 9, 2014 at 5:00 PM
  • Cristy McLennan, Senior Adviser, Humanitarian and Emergency Response (Save the Children Canada)
  • Andrew J. Tabler, Senior Fellow, The Washington Institute for Near East Policy (As an individual)
  • Jessie Thomson, Director, Humanitarian Assistance (CARE Canada)
Monday, June 2, 2014 at 4:00 PM
  • Christophe Bernasconi, Secretary General (Hague Conference on Private International Law)
  • Furio De Angelis, Representative in Canada (Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees)
  • François Ducharme, Emergency Specialist, Office of Emergency Programmes (UNICEF Headquarters)
  • Yasmin Haque, Deputy Director, Office of Emergency Programmes (UNICEF Headquarters)
Thursday, May 29, 2014 at 1:15 PM
Monday, May 26, 2014 at 5:00 PM
  • Sarita Bhatla, Director General, Refugee Affairs (Citizenship and Immigration Canada)
  • Mark Gwozdecky, Director General, Development, Trade and Diplomacy Middle East (Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development Canada)
  • Dave Metcalfe, Director General, Development Europe and Middle-East (Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development Canada)
  • Leslie E. Norton, Director General, International Humanitarian Assistance (Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development Canada)
Bill C-266, An Act to establish Pope John Paul II Day
(2014-04-30)
Monday, May 12, 2014 at 5:00 PM
  • Dean Frank, Director, Strategic Planning and Operations, Asia Bureau (Development) (Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development Canada)
  • Wladyslaw Lizon, M.P., sponsor of the bill ()
  • Peter MacArthur, Director General, South, Southeast Asia and Oceania Bureau (Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development Canada)
  • Duane McMullen, Director General, Trade Commissioner Service Operations and Trade Strategy (Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development Canada)
  • Professor Ananya Mukherjee-Reed, Professor and Chair, Department of Political Science, York University (As an individual)
  • Syed Sajjadur Rahman, Part-time Professor, School of International Development & Global Studies, University of Ottawa (As an individual)
  • The Honourable Jane Stewart, P.C., Special Representative and Director, ILO Office to the United Nations (International Labour Organization)
Study the international mechanisms toward improving cooperation in the settlement of cross-border family disputes, including Canada’s actions to encourage universal adherence to and compliance with the Hague Abductions Convention, and to strengthen cooperation with non-Hague State Parties with the purpose of upholding children’s best interests
(2014-02-27)
Thursday, June 4, 2015 at 8:01 AM
  • Jeannie Baldwin, PSAC Regional Executive Vice-President (Atlantic region) (Public Service Alliance of Canada)
  • Jacqueline Bogden, Vice President, Audit and Data Services Branch (Public Service Commission of Canada)
  • Christine Donoghue, Acting President (Public Service Commission of Canada)
  • Seema Lamba, PSAC Human Rights Officer (Public Service Alliance of Canada)
  • Mary Anne Stevens, Director, Policy and Legislation (Values and Ethics), Office of the Chief Human Resources Officer (Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat)
  • Daniel Watson, Chief Human Resources Officer (Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat)
Thursday, May 28, 2015 at 9:02 AM
Thursday, December 11, 2014 at 8:00 AM
  • Marcella Daye, Senior Policy Advisor (Canadian Human Rights Commission)
  • Peter Engelmann, Sack Goldblatt Mitchell, LLP (Canadian Association of Labour Lawyers)
  • Fiona Keith, Acting Director and Senior Counsel (Canadian Human Rights Commission)
  • David Langtry, Acting Chief Commissioner (Canadian Human Rights Commission)
  • Pierre Thibault, Assistant Dean and Secretary, Civil Law Section, University of Ottawa (As an Individual)
Thursday, November 6, 2014 at 8:04 AM
  • Calvin Christiansen, Director General, National Border Operations Centre (Canada Border Services Agency)
  • Bill Crosbie, Assistant Deputy Minister and Legal Adviser (Global Affairs Canada)
  • Laurie-Anne Kempton, Director of Foreign Operations, Passport Program Integrity Branch (Public Safety Canada)
  • Nigel Lowe, Emeritus Professor, Cardiff Law School (As an Individual)
  • Béatrice Maillé, Director General and Deputy Legal Adviser, Legal Affairs Division (Global Affairs Canada)
  • Leeann McKechnie, Director General, Consular Operations Bureau (Global Affairs Canada)
  • Marie Riendeau, Counsel, International Private Law Section (Department of Justice Canada)
  • Kathryn Sabo, General Counsel and Director, International Private Law Section (Department of Justice Canada)
  • Robert Stevenson, Operational Coordinator for Perimeter Implementation, Strategic Projects Office (Public Safety Canada)
  • Sandra Zed Finless, Office of the Canadian Federal Central Authority for the Hague Convention on the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction, Legal Services Unit at Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development Canada (Department of Justice Canada)
Thursday, September 25, 2014 at 8:05 AM
  • Hervé Boéchat, Deputy Secretary General, and Director, International Reference Centre for Children Deprived of Family (International Social Service)
  • Mandeep Gill, Associate, International Family Law Group, LLP (As an individual)
  • Anne-Marie Hutchinson, Chair (Reunite International Child Abduction Centre)
  • Alison Shalaby, Chief Executive Officer (Reunite International Child Abduction Centre)
Monday, June 9, 2014 at 5:00 PM
  • Cristy McLennan, Senior Adviser, Humanitarian and Emergency Response (Save the Children Canada)
  • Andrew J. Tabler, Senior Fellow, The Washington Institute for Near East Policy (As an individual)
  • Jessie Thomson, Director, Humanitarian Assistance (CARE Canada)
Monday, June 2, 2014 at 4:00 PM
  • Christophe Bernasconi, Secretary General (Hague Conference on Private International Law)
  • Furio De Angelis, Representative in Canada (Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees)
  • François Ducharme, Emergency Specialist, Office of Emergency Programmes (UNICEF Headquarters)
  • Yasmin Haque, Deputy Director, Office of Emergency Programmes (UNICEF Headquarters)
Thursday, May 29, 2014 at 1:15 PM
Monday, May 5, 2014 at 5:00 PM
  • Laura Arndt, Director of Strategic Development (Office of the Provincial Advocate for Children and Youth (Ontario))
  • Irwin Elman, Provincial Advocate (Office of the Provincial Advocate for Children and Youth (Ontario))
  • Shane Foulds, Legal Counsel (Ministry of the Attorney General of Ontario)
  • Penelope Lipsack, Barrister and Solicitor, Legal Services Branch (Ministry of Justice of British Columbia)
  • Deputy Chief Murray Stooke (Calgary Police Service)
  • Mary Ellen Turpel-Lafond, Representative for Children and Youth (Office of the Representative for Children and Youth, British Columbia)
Monday, April 28, 2014 at 5:00 PM
  • Sgt. Jane Boissonneault, National Centre for Missing Persons and Unidentified Remains (Royal Canadian Mounted Police)
  • Anver Emon, Professor, Faculty of Law, University of Toronto (As an individual)
  • Lu Fernandes, Director General, Passport Program Integrity (Citizenship and Immigration Canada)
  • Timothy Gianotti, Director of Islamic Studies, American Islamic College (As an individual)
  • Ahmed Fekry Ibrahim, Assistant Professor, Institute of Islamic Studies, McGill University (As an individual)
  • Michelle Lattimore, Director, Integrity Operations Division, Passport Program Integrity Branch (Citizenship and Immigration Canada)
  • A/Commr. Joe Oliver, Technical Operations (Royal Canadian Mounted Police)
  • Denis Vinette, Director General, Border Operations (Canada Border Services Agency)
Monday, April 7, 2014 at 4:32 PM
  • Pina Arcamone, Director General (The Missing Children’s Network)
  • Max Blitt, Fellow, International Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers (As an individual)
  • Carol Bruch, Distinguished Professor Emerita and Research Professor of Law, School of Law, University of California, Davis (As an individual)
  • The Honourable Jacques Chamberland, Member, International Hague Network of Judges (As an individual)
  • Christy Dzikowicz, Director, Missing Children Services (Canadian Centre for Child Protection)
  • Lianna McDonald, Executive Director (Canadian Centre for Child Protection)
  • Stephen Watkins, Executive Director and Founding Member (iCHAPEAU Association)
Monday, March 31, 2014 at 5:01 PM
  • Ernie Allen, President and CEO (International Centre for Missing and Exploited Children)
  • Dick Chamney, Board President (International Social Service - Canada)
  • William Crosbie, Assistant Deputy Minister, Consular, Security and Legal Branch, Chief Security Officer and Legal Adviser (Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development Canada)
  • Sylvie Lapointe, Director of Services (International Social Service - Canada)
  • Béatrice Maillé, Director General, Consular Policy Bureau (Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development Canada)
  • Amanda Pick, Executive Director (Missing Children Society of Canada)
  • Marie Riendeau, Counsel, International Private Law Section (Justice Canada)
  • Leslie Scanlon, Director General, Consular Operations Bureau (Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development Canada)
  • Laurie Wright, Assistant Deputy Minister, Public Law Sector (Justice Canada)
  • Sandra Zed Finless, Senior Counsel, Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development Canada, Legal Services (Justice Canada)
Monday, March 3, 2014 at 5:00 PM
  • Nicholas Bala, Professor, Faculty of Law, Queen’s University (As an individual)
  • Elizabeth Hendy, Senior Director, Policy Implementation Directorate (Justice Canada)
  • Hana Hruska, Director, Programs & Corporate Affairs, Youth Justice and Strategic Initiatives Section (Justice Canada)
  • Siu Ming Kwok, Associate Professor, King`s University College at Western University (As an individual)
  • Catherine Latimer, Executive Director (John Howard Society of Canada)
  • Bobby Matheson, Director General, Crime Prevention Directorate (Public Safety Canada)
  • Donald Piragoff, Senior Assistant Deputy Minister, Policy Sector (Justice Canada)
  • Lisa Pomerant (Canadian Council of Criminal Defence Lawyers)
  • Emma Rhodes (Canadian Council of Criminal Defence Lawyers)
Monitor issues relating to human rights and, inter alia, to review the machinery of government dealing with Canada's international and national human rights obligations
(2013-11-19)
Thursday, June 18, 2015 at 8:00 AM
  • Dan Rees, Director of Better Work (International Labour Organization)
Monday, June 15, 2015 at 4:01 PM
  • Robert Chant, Senior Vice President, Corporate Affairs and Communications (Loblaw Companies Limited)
  • Peter Iliopoulos, Senior Vice-President, Public and Corporate Affairs, Head Office (Gildan Activewear Inc.)
  • Syed Sajjadur Rahman, Senior Fellow, School of International Development & Global Studies, University of Ottawa and Senior Associate, Universalia, Montreal (As an Individual)
  • Nisha Varia, Director of Outreach for Women's Issues (Human Rights Watch)
Thursday, June 11, 2015 at 8:01 AM
  • Sanam Naraghi-Anderlini, Co-founder (International Civil Society Action Network)
  • Jacqueline O'Neill, Director (Institute for Inclusive Security)
  • Jessica Tomlin, Executive Director, MATCH International (Women, Peace and Security Network - Canada)
  • Nahla Valji, Policy Adviser and Officer in Charge, Peace and Security Cluster (UN Women)
  • Beth Woroniuk, Steering Committee Member (Women, Peace and Security Network - Canada)
Monday, June 8, 2015 at 4:01 PM
  • Shawna Bader-Blau, Executive Director (Solidarity Center)
  • Shannon Brown, Director, Business Development and Commercial Relations (Fairtrade Canada)
  • Bob Jeffcott, Co-founder and Policy Analyst (Maquila Solidarity Network (MSN))
  • Bob Kirke, Executive Director (Canadian Apparel Federation)
  • Barry Laxer, President (Radical Design Ltd)
  • Sofia Molina, Category Specialist for Coffee (Fairtrade Canada)
  • Signi Schneider, Vice-President, Environment and Corporate Responsibility (Export Development Canada)
Thursday, May 14, 2015 at 8:31 AM
  • Duane McMullen, Director General, Trade Commissioner Service Operations Bureau (Global Affairs Canada)
  • Jeff Nankivell, Director General, Programming, Asia Pacific (Global Affairs Canada)
Monday, June 9, 2014 at 5:00 PM
  • Cristy McLennan, Senior Adviser, Humanitarian and Emergency Response (Save the Children Canada)
  • Andrew J. Tabler, Senior Fellow, The Washington Institute for Near East Policy (As an individual)
  • Jessie Thomson, Director, Humanitarian Assistance (CARE Canada)
Monday, May 12, 2014 at 5:00 PM
  • Dean Frank, Director, Strategic Planning and Operations, Asia Bureau (Development) (Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development Canada)
  • Wladyslaw Lizon, M.P., sponsor of the bill ()
  • Peter MacArthur, Director General, South, Southeast Asia and Oceania Bureau (Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development Canada)
  • Duane McMullen, Director General, Trade Commissioner Service Operations and Trade Strategy (Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development Canada)
  • Professor Ananya Mukherjee-Reed, Professor and Chair, Department of Political Science, York University (As an individual)
  • Syed Sajjadur Rahman, Part-time Professor, School of International Development & Global Studies, University of Ottawa (As an individual)
  • The Honourable Jane Stewart, P.C., Special Representative and Director, ILO Office to the United Nations (International Labour Organization)
Monday, April 7, 2014 at 2:00 PM
  • Tuan Nguyen, Activist (Network of Vietnamese Bloggers)
  • Ann Pham, Board Member (VOICE Canada)
  • Doan Trang Pham, Blogger (vietnamrightnow.com)
  • Hoi Trinh, Executive Director (VOICE)
  • Long Trinh, Human Rights Lawyer (Vietnam Path Movement)
Monday, March 24, 2014 at 5:00 PM
  • Liz Bernstein, Executive Director (Nobel Women’s Initiative)
  • Kerry Buck, Political Director and Assistant Deputy Minister, International Security (Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development Canada)
  • Marilou McPhedran, Member of the Board of Directors (Canadian Voice of Women for Peace)
  • Sanam Naraghi-Anderlini, Co-founder (International Civil Society Action Network)
  • Jacqueline O'Neill, Director (Institute for Inclusive Security)
  • Jill Sinclair, Assistant Deputy Minister Policy (National Defence)
  • Major Glenn Sylvester, Deputy Commandant of the Peace Support Training Centre (National Defence)
  • Jessica Tomlin, Executive Director, MATCH International (Women, Peace and Security Network - Canada)
  • Nahla Valji, Policy Adviser and Officer in Charge, Peace and Security Cluster (UN Women)
  • Gloria Wiseman, Director, Human Development and Gender Equality (Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development Canada)
Monday, March 3, 2014 at 5:00 PM
  • Nicholas Bala, Professor, Faculty of Law, Queen’s University (As an individual)
  • Elizabeth Hendy, Senior Director, Policy Implementation Directorate (Justice Canada)
  • Hana Hruska, Director, Programs & Corporate Affairs, Youth Justice and Strategic Initiatives Section (Justice Canada)
  • Siu Ming Kwok, Associate Professor, King`s University College at Western University (As an individual)
  • Catherine Latimer, Executive Director (John Howard Society of Canada)
  • Bobby Matheson, Director General, Crime Prevention Directorate (Public Safety Canada)
  • Donald Piragoff, Senior Assistant Deputy Minister, Policy Sector (Justice Canada)
  • Lisa Pomerant (Canadian Council of Criminal Defence Lawyers)
  • Emma Rhodes (Canadian Council of Criminal Defence Lawyers)
Monday, February 3, 2014 at 5:05 PM
  • Marvin Bernstein, Chief Policy Advisor (UNICEF Canada)
  • Kathy Vandergrift (As an individual)
  • Lisa Wolff, Director, Policy and Education (UNICEF Canada)
Study on issues of discrimination in the hiring and promotion practices of the Federal Public Service, to study the extent to which targets to achieve employment equity are being met, and to examine labour market outcomes for minority groups in the private sector
(2013-11-19)
Thursday, June 4, 2015 at 8:01 AM
  • Jeannie Baldwin, PSAC Regional Executive Vice-President (Atlantic region) (Public Service Alliance of Canada)
  • Jacqueline Bogden, Vice President, Audit and Data Services Branch (Public Service Commission of Canada)
  • Christine Donoghue, Acting President (Public Service Commission of Canada)
  • Seema Lamba, PSAC Human Rights Officer (Public Service Alliance of Canada)
  • Mary Anne Stevens, Director, Policy and Legislation (Values and Ethics), Office of the Chief Human Resources Officer (Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat)
  • Daniel Watson, Chief Human Resources Officer (Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat)
Monday, December 2, 2013 at 5:05 PM
Study on issues pertaining to the human rights of First Nations band members who reside off-reserve, with an emphasis on the current federal policy framework
(2013-11-19)
Monday, December 2, 2013 at 5:05 PM
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