Standing Senate Committee on Social Affairs, Science and Technology

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.

There are limited electronic records available for the period prior to the 35th Parliament. For historical information, please contact: ctm@sen.parl.gc.ca or 1-800-267-7362

Studies & Bills Date Referred  note  note
Government response to the twenty-fourth report of the Standing Senate Committee on Social Affairs, Science and Technology, entitled "The Federal Role in Social Finance Fund"
(2019-02-25)
Government response to the twenty-seventh report of the Standing Senate Committtee on Social Affairs, Science and Technology, entitled "The Shame is Ours: Forced Adoptions of the Babies of Unmarried Mothers in Post-war Canada"
(2019-02-22)
Government response to the twenty-sixth report of the Standing Senate Committee on Social Affairs, Science and Technology, entitled "Breaking Down Barriers: A critical analysis of the Disability Tax Credit and Registered Disability Savings Plan"
(2019-02-21)
Bill C-376, An Act to designate the month of April as Sikh Heritage Month
(2018-12-05)
Bill S-247, An Act to establish International Mother Language Day
(2018-12-05)
Bill S-249, An Act respecting the development of a national strategy for the prevention of domestic violence
(2018-11-29)
The subject matter of those elements contained in Divisions 8, 15, 16 and 21 of Part 4 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) Show Briefs
Wednesday, November 28, 2018 at 4:15 PM
  • Colin Spencer James, Senior Director, Social Development Policy, Strategic and Service Policy Branch (Employment and Social Development Canada )
Thursday, November 22, 2018 at 2:38 PM
  • Phil Benson, Lobbyist (Teamsters Canada)
  • Nora Spinks, Chief Executive Officer (Vanier Institute of the Family)
Thursday, November 22, 2018 at 10:39 AM
  • Emilie Hayes, Policy Analyst (Canadian Federation of Independent Business)
  • Norma Kozhaya, Research Vice President and Chief Economist (Conseil du patronat du Québec)
  • Monique Moreau, Vice President, National Affairs (Canadian Federation of Independent Business)
Wednesday, November 21, 2018 at 4:15 PM
  • Derrick Hynes, President and CEO (Federally Regulated Employers - Transportation and Communications)
  • Chris Roberts, National Director, Social and Economic Policy (Canadian Labour Congress)
  • Sandy Stephens, Assistant General Counsel (Canadian Bankers Association)
  • Tasmin Waley, Senior Legal Counsel (Canadian Bankers Association)
Tuesday, November 20, 2018 at 2:06 PM
  • Rutha Astravas, Director, Special Benefits, Employment Insurance Policy, Skills and Employment Branch (Employment and Social Development Canada )
  • Brenda Baxter, Director General, Workplace Directorate, Labour Program (Employment and Social Development Canada )
  • Andrew Brown, Director General, Employment Insurance Policy , Skills and Employment Branch (Employment and Social Development Canada )
  • Alex Duff, Manager, Wage Earner Protection Program, Policy and Oversight, Labour Program (Employment and Social Development 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 )
  • Sébastien St-Arnaud, Senior Policy Strategist, Strategic Policy and Legislative Reform, Labour Program (Employment and Social Development Canada )
  • Kelly Winter, Policy Analyst, Labour Program (Employment and Social Development Canada )
Bill S-252, Voluntary Blood Donations Act (An Act to amend the Blood Regulations)
(2018-10-25) Show Briefs
Thursday, March 21, 2019 at 10:30 AM
  • Dr. Penny Ballem, former chair of the Health Canada Expert Panel on Immune Globulin Product Supply, Clinical Professor of Medicine, University of British Columbia (As an Individual)
  • Dr. Marc Germain, Vice President, Medical Affairs and Innovation (Héma-Québec)
  • Dr. Graham D. Sher, Chief Executive Officer (Canadian Blood Services)
Wednesday, March 20, 2019 at 4:15 PM
  • Jennifer Chandler, Professor of Law, Centre for Health Law, Policy and Ethics, University of Ottawa (As an Individual)
  • Vanessa Gruben, Professor, Centre for Health Law, Policy and Ethics, University of Ottawa (As an Individual)
Thursday, February 28, 2019 at 10:30 AM
  • Melanie Benard, National Director of Policy and Advocacy (Canadian Health Coalition)
  • Curtis Brandell, President (Canadian Hemophilia Society, British Columbia Chapter)
  • Dr. Michèle Brill-Edwards, Board Member (Canadian Health Coalition)
  • Biba Tinga, President (Sickle Cell Disease Association of Canada)
Wednesday, February 27, 2019 at 4:16 PM
  • Barzin Bahardoust, Chief Executive Officer (Canadian Plasma Resources)
  • William Bees, Vice-President, Plasma Technologies (Prometic Plasma Resources)
Thursday, February 21, 2019 at 10:30 AM
  • Dr. Monika Dutt, Board Member (Canadian Doctors for Medicare )
  • Linda Silas, President (Canadian Federation of Nurses Unions)
  • Amanda Vyce, Senior Research Officer (Canadian Union of Public Employees)
Wednesday, February 20, 2019 at 4:16 PM
  • Whitney Goulstone, Executive Director (Canadian Immunodeficiencies Patient Organization)
  • David Page, Member, Board of Directors (Network of Rare Blood Disorder Organizations)
  • Joshua Penrod, Senior Vice-President, Source and International Affairs (Plasma Protein Therapeutics Association)
Wednesday, December 5, 2018 at 4:28 PM
  • Kat Lanteigne, Executive Director (BloodWatch.org)
  • The Honourable Senator Pamela Wallin, sponsor of the bill (As an Individual)
Bill C-243, An Act respecting the development of a national maternity assistance program strategy
(2018-10-24) Show Briefs
Thursday, December 6, 2018 at 10:32 AM
  • Robert Blakely, Director, Canadian Affairs (Canada's Building Trades Unions )
  • Dr. Nicola Cherry, Professor, Tripartite Chair of Occupational Health, Division of Preventive Medicine (University of Alberta)
  • Jeanette Southwood, Vice President, Corporate Affairs and Strategic Partnerships (Engineers Canada)
Thursday, November 8, 2018 at 10:32 AM
  • Rutha Astravas, Director, Special Benefits, Employment Insurance Policy, Skills and Employment Branch (Employment and Social Development Canada )
  • Brenda Baxter, Director General, Workplace Directorate, Labour Program (Employment and Social Development Canada )
  • Andrew Brown, Director General, Employment Insurance Policy , Skills and Employment Branch (Employment and Social Development Canada )
  • Roch Lafrance, Secretary General (Union des travailleuses et travailleurs accidentés ou malades)
  • Monette Maillet, Deputy Executive Director and Senior General Counsel (Canadian Human Rights Commission)
  • Sheila Pepper, Vice President, Social Development (National Council of Women of Canada)
  • Valerie Phillips, Director and General Counsel (Canadian Human Rights Commission)
Wednesday, November 7, 2018 at 5:24 PM
  • Melodie Ballard (As an Individual)
  • Mark Gerretsen, Member of Parliament for Kingston and the Islands, sponsor of the bill (As an Individual)
Bill S-248, An Act respecting National Physicians' Day
(2018-10-24)
Thursday, November 1, 2018 at 10:31 AM
  • Rabbi Reuven Bulka, Rabbi Emeritus, Congregation Machzikei Hadas (Kind Canada Généreux)
  • Jennifer Levine, Volunteer (Kind Canada Généreux)
  • The Honourable Senator Jim Munson, sponsor of the bill
  • Jeff Turner, Vice President and Chief Development Officer (Kind Canada Généreux)
Wednesday, October 31, 2018 at 4:17 PM
  • Dr. Sandy Buchman, President-Elect (Canadian Medical Association)
  • The Honourable Art Eggleton, P.C., (former senator), former sponsor of the bill (As an Individual)
  • Dakota Laliberte, Aboriginal Youth Council Representative (National Association of Friendship Centres)
Bill S-244, An Act respecting Kindness Week
(2018-10-23)
Thursday, November 1, 2018 at 10:31 AM
  • Rabbi Reuven Bulka, Rabbi Emeritus, Congregation Machzikei Hadas (Kind Canada Généreux)
  • Jennifer Levine, Volunteer (Kind Canada Généreux)
  • The Honourable Senator Jim Munson, sponsor of the bill
  • Jeff Turner, Vice President and Chief Development Officer (Kind Canada Généreux)
Government response to the Eighteenth Report of the Standing Senate Committee on Social Affairs Science and Technology, entitled "Challenge Ahead: Integrating robotics, artificial intelligence and 3D printing technologies into Canada’s healthcare systems"
(2018-04-26)
Bill C-45, An Act respecting cannabis and to amend the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act, the Criminal Code and other Acts
(2018-03-22) Show Briefs
Monday, May 28, 2018 at 1:16 PM
  • The Honourable Bill Blair, P.C., M.P., Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada and to the Minister of Health (Department of Justice Canada)
  • Chief Superintendent Paul Beauchesne, Director General, Federal Policing Criminal Operations (Royal Canadian Mounted Police)
  • John Clare, Director, Policy, Legislative and Regulatory Affairs (Health Canada)
  • Eric Costen, Director General, Cannabis Legalization and Regulation Secretariat (Health Canada)
  • Chief Superintendent Dennis Daley, Director General, National Criminal Operations, Contract and Aboriginal Policing (Royal Canadian Mounted Police)
  • Diane Labelle, General Counsel, Health Canada Legal Services (Department of Justice Canada)
  • Kimberly Lavoie, Director, Drug Policy (Public Safety Canada)
  • Jennifer Lutfallah, Director General, Enforcement and Intelligence Programs (Canada Border Services Agency)
  • Carole Morency, Director General and Senior General Counsel, Criminal Law Policy Section (Department of Justice Canada)
  • Byron Organ, Analyst, Canadian Criminal Real Time Identification Services (Royal Canadian Mounted Police)
  • Mario Panizzon, Director, Security Intelligence Background Section (Royal Canadian Mounted Police)
  • Paul Saint-Denis, Senior Counsel, Criminal Law Policy Section (Department of Justice Canada)
Friday, May 25, 2018 at 8:03 AM
  • Chief Superintendent Paul Beauchesne, Director General, Federal Policing Criminal Operations (Royal Canadian Mounted Police)
  • Trevor Bhupsingh, Director General, Law Enforcement and Border Strategies (Public Safety Canada)
  • Paul Boudreau, Departmental Security Officer (Royal Canadian Mounted Police)
  • John Clare, Director, Policy, Legislative and Regulatory Affairs (Health Canada)
  • Eric Costen, Director General, Cannabis Legalization and Regulation Secretariat (Health Canada)
  • Chief Superintendent Dennis Daley, Director General, National Criminal Operations, Contract and Aboriginal Policing (Royal Canadian Mounted Police)
  • Carl Desmarais, Executive Director, Enforcement and Intelligence Programs (Canada Border Services Agency)
  • Valerie Gideon, Senior Assistant Deputy Minister, First Nations and Inuit Health Branch (Department of Indigenous Services Canada)
  • Mark Gwozdecky, Assistant Deputy Minister, International Security and Political Affairs (Global Affairs Canada)
  • Rachel Huggins, Manager, Policy Development (Public Safety Canada)
  • Alan Kessel, Assistant Deputy Minister, Legal Affairs and Legal Adviser (Global Affairs Canada)
  • Diane Labelle, General Counsel, Health Canada Legal Services (Department of Justice Canada)
  • Stefan Matiation, Director and General Counsel, Aboriginal Law Centre (Department of Justice Canada)
  • Carole Morency, Director General and Senior General Counsel, Criminal Law Policy Section (Department of Justice Canada)
  • Sheilagh Murphy, Assistant Deputy Minister, Lands and Economic Development (Crown-Indigenous Relations and Northern Affairs Canada and Indigenous Services Canada)
  • Paul Saint-Denis, Senior Counsel, Criminal Law Policy Section (Department of Justice Canada)
  • Kevin Thompson, Director General, North America Strategy Bureau (Global Affairs Canada)
Thursday, May 24, 2018 at 10:30 AM
  • Hilary Black, Founder (B.C. Compassion Club Society)
  • Phil Emberley, Director (Canadian Pharmacists Association)
  • Jeremy Jacob, President (Canadian Association of Medical Cannabis Dispensaries)
  • Philippe Lucas, Vice-President, Global Patient Research and Access (Tilray)
  • James O'Hara, President and CEO (Canadians for Fair Access to Medical Marijuana)
  • Jean Thiffault, Member, President, Association québécoise des pharmaciens propriétaires (Canadian Pharmacists Association)
  • Kirk Tousaw, Barrister, Tousaw Law Corporation (As an Individual)
Wednesday, May 23, 2018 at 3:00 PM
  • Russ Crawford, President (Canadian Hemp Trade Alliance)
  • Jason Green, Director (Canadian Hemp Trade Alliance)
  • Dr. Terry Lake, Vice-President of Corporate Social Responsibility (Hydropothecary)
  • Bruce Linton, Founder, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer (Canopy Growth Corporation)
  • Rosy Mondin, Executive Director (Cannabis Trade Alliance of Canada)
  • Shawn Pankow, Mayor (Town of Smiths Falls)
  • Allan Rewak, Executive Director (Cannabis Canada Council)
  • Will Stewart, Vice-President, Corporate Communications & Public Affairs (Hiku Brands)
Tuesday, May 22, 2018 at 7:00 PM
  • Greg Engel, Chief Executive Officer (Organigram Inc.)
  • Ryan Forrest, Policy and Advocacy Officer, Framework Convention Alliance for Tobacco Control (As an Individual)
  • David Hammond, Associate Professor, University of Waterloo (As an Individual)
  • Dr. George Sam Wang, Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus, Children's Hospital Colorado (As an Individual)
Thursday, May 10, 2018 at 10:31 AM
  • The Honourable Senator A. Raynell Andreychuk, Chair
  • Josh Campbell, President (dosist)
  • The Honourable Senator Anne C. Cools, Deputy Chair
  • The Honourable Senator Dennis Dawson, Member
  • Margie Skeer, Associate Professor, Department of Public Health and Community Medicine, Tufts University (As an Individual)
  • Ryan Vandrey, Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Johns Hopkins University (As an Individual)
Wednesday, May 9, 2018 at 2:46 PM
  • The Honourable Benoît Bourque, MLA, Minister of Health (Government of New Brunswick)
  • Neill McKay, Senior Policy Advisor, Health (Government of New Brunswick)
  • The Honourable Anne McLellan, P.C., Chair (Task Force on Cannabis Legalization and Regulation)
  • Dr. Jennifer Russell, Chief Medical Officer, Health (Government of New Brunswick)
  • Patricia Steeves, Chief Operating Officer, Finance (Government of New Brunswick)
  • Dr. Mark Ware, Vice-Chair (Task Force on Cannabis Legalization and Regulation)
Monday, May 7, 2018 at 2:30 PM
  • The Honourable Senator Gwen Boniface, Chair
  • The Honourable Senator Jean-Guy Dagenais, Deputy Chair
  • Andrew Freedman, Former Director, Colorado Marijuana Coordination (As an Individual)
  • Beau Kilmer, Co-Director (RAND Drug Policy Research Center)
  • Dr. Bertha Madras, Professor of Psychobiology, Department of Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School (As an Individual)
  • Amy Margolis, Executive Director (Oregon Cannabis Association)
Thursday, May 3, 2018 at 10:31 AM
  • Dr. Jay Butler, Chief Medical Officer (Alaska Department of Health and Social Services)
  • Dr. Manuel Cardoso, Deputy Director-General, General Directorate for Intervention on Addictive Behaviours and Dependencies (Serviço de Intervenção nos Comportamentos Aditivos e nas Dependências (SICAD - Portugal))
  • Dr. Kenneth Finn, Pain Medicine Physician (Springs Rehabilitation)
  • Rick Garza, Director (Washington State Liquor and Cannabis Board)
  • Ana Sofia Santos, Head, International Relations Division (Serviço de Intervenção nos Comportamentos Aditivos e nas Dependências (SICAD - Portugal))
Wednesday, May 2, 2018 at 3:00 PM
  • The Honourable Senator Pierre-Hugues Boisvenu, Deputy Chair
  • Paul J. Calarco, Member, Criminal Justice Section (Canadian Bar Association)
  • The Honourable Senator Dan Christmas, Member
  • The Honourable Senator Renée Dupuis, Deputy Chair
  • The Honourable Senator Lillian Eva Dyck, Chair
  • Annamaria Enenajor, Criminal Lawyer (Criminal Lawyers Association)
  • The Honourable Senator Serge Joyal, P.C., Chair
  • Pascal Lévesque, Chair of the Committee on Criminal Law (Barreau du Québec)
  • Gaylene Schellenberg, Lawyer, Legislation and Law Reform (Canadian Bar Association)
  • Michael Spratt, Criminal Lawyer (Criminal Lawyers Association)
  • The Honourable Senator Scott Tannas, Deputy Chair
Monday, April 30, 2018 at 2:02 PM
  • Michael Bourque, Chief Executive Officer (Canadian Real Estate Association)
  • Neil Boyd, Professor, Department of Criminology, Simon Fraser University (As an Individual)
  • John Conroy, Lawyer (As an Individual)
  • Solomon Friedman, Criminal Defence Lawyer, Edelson & Friedman LLP (As an Individual)
  • Randall McCauley, Vice-President, Government and Public Relations (Canadian Real Estate Association)
  • Jonathan Page, Chief Executive Officer (Anandia Labs)
  • Sean Robichaud, Criminal Defence Lawyer, Robichaud's Barristers & Solicitors (As an Individual)
  • Deputy Chief Constable Mike Serr, Co-Chair, Drug Advisory Committee (Canadian Association of Chiefs of Police)
  • Ernest Small, Principal Research Scientist, Science and Technology Branch (Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada)
  • Inspector Bill Spearn (Vancouver Police Department)
Thursday, April 26, 2018 at 10:30 AM
  • Murray Elliott, President (Energy Safety Canada)
  • Derrick Hynes, Executive Director (FETCO)
  • Christopher MacDonald, Member, Director, Government Relations, J.D. Irving, Limited (FETCO)
  • Chris Moore, Manager, Training & Education Services (Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety)
  • Tara Peel, National Representative, Health & Safety (Canadian Labour Congress)
  • Hassan Yussuff, President (Canadian Labour Congress)
Wednesday, April 25, 2018 at 3:15 PM
  • Glenn Barnes, Advisory Council Member (Drug Free Kids Canada)
  • Grace Costa, General Manager, Eva’s Satellite (Eva's Initiatives)
  • Connor Fesenmaier, Advisory Council Member (Smart Approaches to Marijuana Canada (SAMC))
  • Emily Jenkins, Assistant Professor, School of Nursing, University of British Columbia (As an Individual)
  • Corey O'Soup, Advocate (Saskatchewan Advocate For Children and Youth)
  • Marc Paris, Executive Director (Drug Free Kids Canada)
  • Danielle Sutherland, Curriculum Development Manager (Skylark Children, Youth & Families)
  • Kristen Szekszardi, Advanced Peer Worker (alumni) (Eva's Initiatives)
  • Jenna Valleriani, Strategic Advisor (Canadian Students for Sensible Drug Policy)
Thursday, April 19, 2018 at 10:31 AM
  • Dr. Christine Campbell, Family Medicine Resident (College of Family Physicians of Canada)
  • Ian Culbert, Executive Director (Canadian Public Health Association)
  • Dr. Eileen de Villa, Medical Officer of Health (City of Toronto Health Unit)
  • Katherine Eberl Kelly, Executive Director (Pan-Canadian Joint Consortium for School Health)
  • Lucie Granger, Executive Director (Association pour la santé publique du Québec)
  • Andrew Mendes, Director of Operations (Rideauwood Addiction and Family Services)
  • Sudha Sabanadesan, Policy Development Officer (City of Toronto Health Unit)
  • Josh Watt, Representative, Executive Director, Manitoba School Board Association (Canadian School Boards Association)
  • Marion Wright, Executive Director (Rideauwood Addiction and Family Services)
Wednesday, April 18, 2018 at 3:45 PM
  • Lynda Balneaves, Registered Nurse and Medical and Non-Medical Cannabis Researcher (Canadian Nurses Association)
  • Dr. Jeff Blackmer, Vice-President, Medical Professionalism (Canadian Medical Association)
  • Michael R. DeVillaer, Assistant Professor, Peter Boris Centre for Addictions Research, McMaster University (As an Individual)
  • Benedikt Fischer, Addiction Chair, Professor, Department of Psychiatry, University of Toronto (Canadian Research Initiative on Substance Misuse (CRISM))
  • Dr. Didier Jutras-Aswad, Principal Scientist, Centre de recherche du Centre hospitalier, Université de Montréal (CRCHUM) (Canadian Research Initiative on Substance Misuse (CRISM))
  • Dr. Laurent Marcoux, President (Canadian Medical Association)
  • Dr. Robert Milin, Representative, Head, Division of Addiction & Mental Health, Associate Professor, University of Ottawa (Canadian Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry)
  • Karey Shuhendler, Program Lead, Public Policy (Canadian Nurses Association)
  • Dr. Philip Tibbo, Representative, Professor, Department of Psychiatry, Dalhousie University (Canadian Psychiatric Association)
Monday, April 16, 2018 at 2:00 PM
  • Pippa Beck, Senior Policy Analyst (Non-Smokers' Rights Association)
  • Dr. Meldon Kahan, Medical Director, Substance Use Service, Women’s College Hospital, Department of Family Medicine, University of Toronto (As an Individual)
  • Dr. Harold Kalant, Professor Emeritus, Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto (As an Individual)
  • Dr. Bernard Le Foll, Medical Head (Centre for Addiction and Mental Health)
  • Dr. Sharon Levy, Medical Director, Adolescent Substance Abuse Program, Boston Children’s Hospital; Associate Professor of Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School (As an Individual)
  • Amy Porath, Director of Research (Canadian Centre on Substance Use and Addiction)
  • David Sweanor, Adjunct Professor, Faculty of Law, University of Ottawa (As an Individual)
  • Melodie Tilson, Director of Policy (Non-Smokers' Rights Association)
Thursday, March 29, 2018 at 10:30 AM
  • Chak Kwong Au, Councillor (City of Richmond)
  • Peggy Bachman, Director, Office of Government and Municipal Relations (Ville de Montréal)
  • Bill Karsten, First Vice President, councillor, City of Halifax (Federation of Canadian Municipalities)
  • Alana Lavoie, Manager of Policy and Research (Federation of Canadian Municipalities)
  • Marie-Pierre Rouette, Member, Government Relations (Ville de Montréal)
  • Shayne Turner, Director, By-Law Enforcement (City of Waterloo)
  • Matt Zabloski, Business Strategist, Calgary Community Standards (City of Calgary)
Wednesday, March 28, 2018 at 4:13 PM
  • The Honourable Bill Blair, P.C., M.P., Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada and to the Minister of Health (Department of Justice Canada)
  • The Honourable Ginette Petitpas Taylor, P.C., Minister of Health (Health Canada)
  • John Clare, Director, Policy, Legislative and Regulatory Affairs (Health Canada)
  • Eric Costen, Director General, Cannabis Legalization and Regulation Secretariat (Health Canada)
  • Diane Labelle, General Counsel (Department of Justice Canada)
  • Paul Saint-Denis, Senior Counsel, Criminal Law Policy Section (Department of Justice Canada)
Examine and report on issues relating to social affairs, science and technology generally
(2017-12-14) Show Briefs
Wednesday, October 31, 2018 at 4:17 PM
  • Dr. Sandy Buchman, President-Elect (Canadian Medical Association)
  • The Honourable Art Eggleton, P.C., (former senator), former sponsor of the bill (As an Individual)
  • Dakota Laliberte, Aboriginal Youth Council Representative (National Association of Friendship Centres)
Thursday, October 25, 2018 at 11:34 AM
  • Dr. Daphne Korczak, Chair, Mental Health Strategic Task Force (Canadian Paediatric Society)
  • Dr. Francine Lemire, Executive Director and Chief Executive Officer (College of Family Physicians of Canada)
Wednesday, October 24, 2018 at 4:15 PM
  • Nancy Moreau Battaglia, Board Member (Canadian Association for Suicide Prevention)
  • Elizabeth Newcombe, Board Member (Crisis Services Canada)
Thursday, October 18, 2018 at 10:31 AM
  • Calla Barnett, President (Canadian Centre for Gender and Sexual Diversity)
  • Karen Cohen, Chief Executive Officer (Canadian Psychological Association)
  • Zul Merali, Representative, President and CEO, The Royal’s Institute of Mental Health Research (HealthCareCAN)
  • Patrick Smith, National Chief Executive Officer (Canadian Mental Health Association)
Wednesday, October 17, 2018 at 4:15 PM
  • Dr. Sandra Fisman, Professor (Canadian Association of Paediatric Health Centres)
  • Joanna Henderson, Representative, Executive Director, Youth Wellness Hubs Ontario (Centre for Addiction and Mental Health)
  • Dr. Sophia Hrycko, Past President (Canadian Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry)
  • Dr. Chris Wilkes, Professor (Canadian Psychiatric Association)
Thursday, June 14, 2018 at 10:31 AM
Thursday, June 7, 2018 at 10:32 AM
Thursday, May 3, 2018 at 10:31 AM
  • Dr. Jay Butler, Chief Medical Officer (Alaska Department of Health and Social Services)
  • Dr. Manuel Cardoso, Deputy Director-General, General Directorate for Intervention on Addictive Behaviours and Dependencies (Serviço de Intervenção nos Comportamentos Aditivos e nas Dependências (SICAD - Portugal))
  • Dr. Kenneth Finn, Pain Medicine Physician (Springs Rehabilitation)
  • Rick Garza, Director (Washington State Liquor and Cannabis Board)
  • Ana Sofia Santos, Head, International Relations Division (Serviço de Intervenção nos Comportamentos Aditivos e nas Dependências (SICAD - Portugal))
Thursday, March 22, 2018 at 10:32 AM
  • Mary Ballantyne, Chief Executive Officer (Ontario Association of Children's Aid Societies)
  • Caroline Fortin, President and Provincial Coordinator (Mouvement Retrouvailles)
  • Reverend Dan Hayward, Representative (United Church of Canada)
  • Diane Poitras, adopted person, Member, Mouvement Retrouvailles (As an Individual)
Wednesday, March 21, 2018 at 4:19 PM
  • Daryl Higgins, Professor, Director, Institute of Child Protection Studies, Australian Catholic University (As an Individual)
  • Senator Rachel Siewert, Chair, Community Affairs Reference Committee for the Forced Adoption Inquiry, Senate of Australia
  • Veronica Strong-Boag, Historian and Historical Consultant, Professor Emerita, University of British Columbia (As an Individual)
Tuesday, March 20, 2018 at 7:01 PM
  • Valerie Andrews, Executive Director (Origins Canada)
  • Monica Byrne, Director and mother (Parent Finders)
  • Sandra Jarvie, Mother (Origins Canada)
  • Eugenia Powell, Mother (Origins Canada)
  • Wendy Rowney, President (Adoption, Support, Kinship (ASK))
Wednesday, February 28, 2018 at 4:29 PM
  • Louise Bradley, President and Chief Executive Officer (Mental Health Commission of Canada)
  • Heather Ennis, Manager of Communications (The Ontario Centre of Excellence for Child and Youth Mental Health)
  • Stephanie Priest, Executive Director, Mental Health and Wellbeing Division (Public Health Agency of Canada)
  • Nancy Reynolds, Chair, Child and Youth Advisory Committee (Mental Health Commission of Canada)
  • Purnima Sundar, Director, Knowledge Mobilization (The Ontario Centre of Excellence for Child and Youth Mental Health)
Thursday, February 15, 2018 at 10:30 AM
  • Derek Ballantyne, Managing Partner (New Market Funds)
  • Christine Bergeron, Executive Lead, Member Experience and Community Engagement (Vancity)
  • Jane Bisbee, Executive Director (Social Enterprise Fund)
  • Duncan Farthing-Nichol, Manager, Research and Advisory (MaRS Centre for Impact Investing)
  • Hilary Pearson, President (Philanthropic Foundations Canada)
Wednesday, February 14, 2018 at 4:18 PM
  • Rosemary Addis, Chair and Executive Director, Impact Strategist (Australian Advisory Board on Impact Investing)
  • Marie J. Bouchard, full professor, Université du Québec à Montréal (As an Individual)
  • Antony Bugg-Levine, President (Nonprofit Finance Fund)
  • Stephen Huddart, President and Chief Executive Officer (The McConnell Foundation)
  • James Tansey, Executive Director (Centre for Social Innovation and Impact Investing)
Thursday, February 8, 2018 at 10:30 AM
  • The Honourable Diane Lebouthillier, P.C., M.P., Minister of National Revenue (Canada Revenue Agency)
  • Nancy Chahwan, Deputy Commissioner (Canada Revenue Agency)
  • Pierre Leblanc, Director General, Personal Income Tax Division, Tax Policy Branch (Department of Finance Canada)
  • Lesley Taylor, Director, Social Tax Policy (Department of Finance Canada)
  • Frank Vermaeten, Assistant Commissioner and co-chair of the Disability Advisory Committee (Canada Revenue Agency)
  • Krista Wilcox, Director General, Office for Disability Issues (Employment and Social Development Canada )
Wednesday, February 7, 2018 at 4:20 PM
  • Al Etmanski, Ashoka Fellow, Community Organizer and Social Innovator (As an Individual)
  • Brendon Pooran, Senior Advisor (Canadian Association for Community Living)
  • David Prowten, President and Chief Executive Officer (Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation)
  • Patrick Tohill, Director of Government Relations (Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation)
Thursday, February 1, 2018 at 10:30 AM
  • Lembi Buchanan, Past Co-chair (Disability Tax Fairness Alliance)
  • Dermot Cleary, Board Chair (Autism Canada)
  • Karen Cohen, Chief Executive Officer (Canadian Psychological Association)
  • Benjamin Davis, National Vice-President, Government Relations and President, Atlantic Division (Multiple Sclerosis Society of Canada)
  • Kimberley Hanson, Director, Federal Affairs (Diabetes Canada)
  • Michael Mendelson, Maytree Fellow (The Maytree Foundation)
Bill C-311, An Act to amend the Holidays Act (Remembrance Day)
(2017-11-28) Show Briefs
Wednesday, January 31, 2018 at 4:32 PM
  • Colin Fraser, Member of Parliament, West Nova, Sponsor of the bill
  • Marie-Lise Julien, Legal Counsel (Canadian Heritage)
  • Denis Racine, Director General, Major Events, Commemorations and Capital Experience (Canadian Heritage)
  • Brad White, Dominion Secretary (Royal Canadian Legion)
Bill C-36, An Act to amend the Statistics Act
(2017-11-09)
Thursday, December 7, 2017 at 10:30 AM
  • Andrée Desaulniers, Senior Analyst, Information Management Division (Statistics Canada)
  • John Pullinger, UK National Statistician and Chief Executive of the UK Statistics Authority (UK Statistics Authority)
Wednesday, December 6, 2017 at 4:15 PM
  • Mel Cappe, Professor in the School of Public Policy and Governance at the University of Toronto, former Clerk of the Privy Council (As an Individual)
  • Philip Cross, Senior Fellow, Macdonald Laurier Institute (As an Individual)
  • Chad Gaffield, Distinguished University Professor, University of Ottawa (As an Individual)
  • Ian McKinnon, Chair (National Statistics Council)
  • Bill Waiser, Distinguished Professor Emeritus, University of Saskatchewan (As an Individual)
Thursday, November 30, 2017 at 10:31 AM
  • Ivan Fellegi, Former Chief Statistician of Canada (As an Individual)
  • Sarah Paquet, Senior Assistant Deputy Minister, Strategy (Shared Services Canada)
  • Ron Parker, President (Shared Services Canada)
  • Wayne Smith, Former Chief Statistician of Canada (As an Individual)
  • Raj Thuppal, Assistant Deputy Minister, Networks and End Users (Shared Services Canada)
Wednesday, November 29, 2017 at 4:18 PM
  • The Honourable Navdeep Bains, P.C., M.P., Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development (Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada)
  • Anil Arora, Chief Statistician of Canada (Statistics Canada)
  • Andrée Desaulniers, Senior Analyst, Information Management Division (Statistics Canada)
  • John Knubley, Deputy Minister (Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada)
Bill C-277, An Act providing for the development of a framework on palliative care in Canada
(2017-09-26) Show Briefs
Thursday, October 26, 2017 at 10:30 AM
  • The Honourable Senator Tobias C. Enverga Jr., sponsor of the bill
  • The Honourable Senator Rosa Galvez, Senator
Wednesday, October 25, 2017 at 5:15 PM
  • Shawn Chirrey, Senior Manager (Canadian Cancer Society)
  • Kelly Masotti, Director, Public Issues (Canadian Cancer Society)
  • Pauline Tardif, Chief Executive Officer (Alzheimer Society of Canada)
Thursday, October 19, 2017 at 10:30 AM
  • Candace Chartier, Executive Chair (Ontario Long Term Care Association)
  • Dr. J. David Henderson, President (Canadian Society of Palliative Care Physicians)
  • Jennifer Kitts, Director of Policy and Strategy (HealthCareCAN)
  • Dr. Frank Molnar, President (Canadian Geriatrics Society)
  • Carolyn Pullen, Director, Policy, Advocacy and Strategy (Canadian Nurses Association)
  • Dr. Jill Rice, Interim Medical Chief, Department of Palliative Medicine, Bruyère Continuing Care (HealthCareCAN)
Wednesday, October 18, 2017 at 4:16 PM
  • Sharon Baxter, Executive Director (Canadian Hospice Palliative Care Association)
  • Marilyn Gladu, Member of Parliament for Sarnia-Lambton, sponsor of the bill
  • Dr. Jose Pereira, Scientific Officer (Pallium Canada)
  • Gerald Savoie, Board Chair (Pallium Canada)
Bill S-234, An Act to amend the Parliament of Canada Act (Parliamentary Artist Laureate)
(2017-06-08)
Thursday, December 14, 2017 at 10:31 AM
Wednesday, December 13, 2017 at 4:16 PM
  • The Honourable Senator Patricia Bovey, sponsor of the bill (As an Individual)
  • Joanne Larocque-Poirier, Chief of Staff and Corporate Secretary (Canada Council for the Arts)
  • The Honourable Wilfred P. Moore, former senator (As an Individual)
The subject matter of those elements contained in Divisions 5, 9, 11, 13, 14 and 16 of Part 4 of Bill C-44, An Act to implement certain provisions of the budget tabled in Parliament on March 22, 2017 and other measures
(2017-05-08) Show Briefs
Wednesday, May 31, 2017 at 3:00 PM
  • Marie-Pier Côté, Assistant Director, Express Entry, Strategic Policy and Planning (Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada)
  • Matt De Vlieger, Acting Director General, Strategic Policy and Planning (Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada)
  • Victoria Henderson, Assistant Director, CFO Attestation Unit, Cost Management (Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada)
  • Karine Paré, Executive Director, Cost Management (Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada)
  • Vincent Wong, Acting Clinic Director (Metro Toronto Chinese & Southeast Asian Legal Clinic)
Tuesday, May 30, 2017 at 2:15 PM
  • Dale Clement, Board Member (Canadian Home Care Association)
  • Omar Rajabali, Chief, Canada Health Transfer (CHT), the Canada Social Transfer (CST) and Northern Policy, Federal-Provincial Relations and Social Policy Branch (Department of Finance Canada)
  • Marcel Saulnier, Associate Assistant Deputy Minister, Health Care Strategies Directorate, Strategic Policy Branch (Health Canada)
  • Patrick Smith, National Chief Executive Officer (Canadian Mental Health Association)
  • Jocelyne Voisin, Executive Director, Health Accord Secretariat, Strategic Policy Branch (Health Canada)
Thursday, May 18, 2017 at 2:14 PM
  • Judith Andrew, Commissioner for Employers (Canada Employment Insurance Commission )
  • Rutha Astravas, Director, Special Benefits, Employment Insurance Policy, Skills and Employment Branch (Employment and Social Development Canada )
  • Andrew Brown, Executive Director, Employment Insurance Policy (Employment and Social Development Canada )
  • Barbara Byers, Secretary-Treasurer (Canadian Labour Congress)
  • Margaret Hill, Senior Director, Strategic Policy and Legislative Reform, Labour Program (Employment and Social Development Canada )
  • Pierre Laliberté, Commissioner for Workers (Canada Employment Insurance Commission )
  • Monique Moreau, Vice President, National Affairs (Canadian Federation of Independent Business)
  • Chris Roberts, Director, Social and Economic Policy (Canadian Labour Congress)
  • Charles Philippe Rochon, Acting Manager, Labour Standards and Wage Earner Protection Program, Workplace Directorate, Labour Program (Employment and Social Development Canada )
  • Duncan Shaw, Director, Employment Insurance Part II Benefits and Measures, Employment Programs Policy and Design, Skills and Employment Branch (Employment and Social Development Canada )
  • Nora Spinks, Chief Executive Officer (Vanier Institute of the Family)
  • Rose Young, Manager, Employment Insurance Part II Benefits and Measures, Employment Programs Policy and Design (Employment and Social Development Canada )
Thursday, May 18, 2017 at 10:30 AM
  • Dr. Alan Bernstein, President and Chief Executive Officer (Canadian Institute for Advanced Research )
  • Jody Cox, Vice-president, Federal and International Affairs (Canadian Generic Pharmaceutical Association)
  • Declan Hamill, Vice-President, Legal, Regulatory and Policy (Innovative Medicines Canada)
  • Jim Keon, President (Canadian Generic Pharmaceutical Association)
  • David K. Lee, Executive Advisor to the Assistant Deputy Minister, Health Products and Food Branch (Health Canada)
  • Alison McDermott, Director General, Program Coordination Branch (Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada)
  • Keith McIntosh, Executive Director, Scientific and Regulatory Affairs (Innovative Medicines Canada)
  • Naira Minto-Saeed, Director, Strategic Planning and Accountability Division, Resource Management and Operations Directorate, Health Products and Food Branch (Health Canada)
  • Ed Morgan, Director General, Policy, Planning and International Affairs Directorate, Health Products and Food Branch (Health Canada)
  • Deryck Trehearne, Director General, Resource Management and Operations Directorate, Health Products and Food Branch (Health Canada)
Government response to the Sixth Report of the Standing Senate Committee on Social Affairs Science and Technology, entitled "Dementia in Canada: A national Strategy for Dementia-friendly Communities"
(2017-04-13)
Bill C-233, An Act respecting a national strategy for Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias
(2017-03-28) Show Briefs
Thursday, June 1, 2017 at 10:30 AM
  • The Honourable Robert Nicholson, P.C., M.P., Niagara Falls, Co-sponsor of the bill
  • Robert Oliphant, M.P., Don Valley West, Co-sponsor of the bill
  • The Honourable Senator Nancy Greene Raine, Sponsor of the bill
  • Pauline Tardif, Chief Executive Officer (Alzheimer Society of Canada)
Bill S-5, An Act to amend the Tobacco Act and the Non-smokers' Health Act and to make consequential amendments to other Acts
(2017-03-09) Show Briefs
Thursday, April 13, 2017 at 10:32 AM
  • Denis Choinière, Director, Tobacco Products Regulatory Office, Tobacco Control Directorate (Health Canada)
  • Anne-Marie LeBel, Counsel, Health Canada Legal Services (Health Canada)
  • Suzy McDonald, Director General, Tobacco Products Directorate (Health Canada)
Wednesday, April 12, 2017 at 4:20 PM
  • The Honourable Jane Philpott, P.C., M.P., Minister of Health (Health Canada)
  • Hilary Geller, Assistant Deputy Minister, Healthy Environments and Consumer Safety Branch (Health Canada)
  • Denis Choinière, Director, Tobacco Products Regulatory Office, Tobacco Control Directorate (Health Canada)
  • Adam Doane, Senior Science Advisor, Tobacco Control Directorate (Health Canada)
  • Anne-Marie LeBel, Counsel, Health Canada Legal Services (Health Canada)
  • Suzy McDonald, Director General, Tobacco Products Directorate (Health Canada)
Monday, April 10, 2017 at 1:30 PM
  • John Britton, Director, UK Centre for Tobacco and Alcohol Studies (As an Individual)
  • Neil Collishaw, Research Director (Physicians for a Smoke-Free Canada)
  • Rob Cunningham, Senior Policy Analyst (Canadian Cancer Society)
  • David Hammond, Associate Professor, University of Waterloo (As an Individual)
  • Amy Henderson, Manager, Public Policy (Canadian Lung Association)
  • Dr. Peter Selby, Clinician Scientist, Addictions Division (Centre for Addiction and Mental Health)
Thursday, April 6, 2017 at 10:31 AM
  • Daniel David, Chairman (The Electronic Cigarette Trade Association of Canada)
  • Eric Gagnon, Director, Government and Regulatory Affairs (Imperial Tobacco Canada Ltd)
  • Michael Klander, Director of Corporate Affairs (Rothmans, Benson & Hedges Inc.)
  • Peter Luongo, Managing Director (Rothmans, Benson & Hedges Inc.)
  • D. Meshaila Sinnis, Board Member (Canadian Vaping Association)
Wednesday, April 5, 2017 at 4:16 PM
  • Pippa Beck, Senior Policy Analyst (Non-Smokers' Rights Association)
  • Jaye Blancher, Director (Tobacco Harm Reduction Association of Canada Inc.)
  • Satinder Chera, President (Canadian Convenience Stores Association)
  • Gary Grant, Spokesperson (National Coalition Against Contraband Tobacco)
  • David Jones, Policy Advisor (Tobacco Harm Reduction Association of Canada Inc.)
  • Melodie Tilson, Director of Policy (Non-Smokers' Rights Association)
  • Sébastien Tremblay Drolet, Category manager, Couche-Tard Inc. (Canadian Convenience Stores Association)
Bill S-210, An Act to amend 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
(2017-02-01)
Thursday, October 5, 2017 at 10:30 AM
  • The Honourable Senator Mobina S.B. Jaffer, sponsor of the bill
Bill C-6, An Act to amend the Citizenship Act and to make consequential amendments to another Act
(2016-12-15) Show Briefs
Thursday, March 2, 2017 at 10:30 AM
  • Alec Attfield, Director General, Citizenship Branch (Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada)
  • Mary-Ann Hubers, Director, Citizenship Program Delivery (Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada)
Wednesday, March 1, 2017 at 4:15 PM
  • The Honourable Ahmed Hussen, P.C., M.P., Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship (Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada)
  • Alec Attfield, Director General, Citizenship Branch (Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada)
  • Teny Dikranian, Director, Legislation and Program Policy (Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada)
  • Mary-Ann Hubers, Director, Citizenship Program Delivery (Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada)
  • Paul MacKinnon, Assistant Deputy Minister, Strategic and Program Policy (Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada)
  • Josh Paterson, Executive Director (B.C. Civil Liberties Association)
  • Lorne Waldman, Lawyer (As an Individual)
  • Robert D. Watt, former citizenship judge from British Columbia (As an Individual)
Thursday, February 16, 2017 at 10:30 AM
  • Craig Forcese, Professor, Faculty of Law, University of Ottawa (As an Individual)
  • Avvy Yao-Yao Go, Clinic Director (Metro Toronto Chinese & Southeast Asian Legal Clinic)
  • Reis Pagtakhan, Immigration Lawyer (As an Individual)
  • Julie Taub, Immigration lawyer (As an Individual)
Wednesday, February 15, 2017 at 4:16 PM
  • Barbara J. Caruso, Vice-Chair, Immigration Law Section (Canadian Bar Association)
  • Réa Hawi, Lawyer, Secretariat of the Order and Legal Affairs (Barreau du Québec)
  • Hugues Langlais, President, Immigration and Citizenship Committee (Barreau du Québec)
  • Audrey Macklin, Professor of Law, University of Toronto (As an Individual)
  • Noah Shack, Director, Policy (Centre for Israel and Jewish Affairs)
  • Kathleen Terroux, Lawyer, Legislation and Law Reform (Canadian Bar Association)
Bill S-214, An Act to amend the Food and Drugs Act (cruelty-free cosmetics)
(2016-12-13) Show Briefs
Wednesday, October 4, 2017 at 4:14 PM
  • Geoff Barrett, Director, Risk Management Bureau, Healthy Environments and Consumer Safety Branch (Health Canada)
  • Emily Contreras, Unit Head, Cosmetics, Risk Management Bureau, Healthy Environments and Consumer Safety Branch (Health Canada)
  • Laura Gomez, Legal Counsel, Gowling WLG (Canada) LLP (Cosmetics Alliance Canada)
  • Darren Praznik, President and Chief Executive Officer (Cosmetics Alliance Canada)
Thursday, September 28, 2017 at 10:30 AM
  • Barbara Cartwright, Chief Executive Officer (Canadian Federation of Humane Societies)
  • Hilary Jones, Global Ethics Director (Lush Fresh Handmade Cosmetics)
  • Troy Seidle, Senior Director (Humane Society International)
  • Tricia Stevens, Charitable Giving & Ethical Campaigns Manager (Lush Fresh Handmade Cosmetics)
  • The Honourable Senator Carolyn Stewart Olsen, sponsor of the bill
Bill S-218, An Act respecting Latin American Heritage Month
(2016-12-12) Show Briefs
Thursday, October 26, 2017 at 10:30 AM
  • The Honourable Senator Tobias C. Enverga Jr., sponsor of the bill
  • The Honourable Senator Rosa Galvez, Senator
Bill C-210, An Act to amend the National Anthem Act (gender)
(2016-12-06)
Thursday, December 15, 2016 at 10:37 AM
  • Chris Champion, Editor, The Dorchester Review (As an Individual)
  • Stephen Simpson (As an Individual)
Wednesday, December 14, 2016 at 4:16 PM
  • The Honourable Senator Nancy Ruth, Sponsor of the bill
  • Kristen Kit, Athlete, Rowing Canada Aviron (As an Individual)
  • Ramona Lumpkin, President and Vice-Chancellor, Mount Saint Vincent University (As an Individual)
Bill C-26, An Act to amend the Canada Pension Plan, the Canada Pension Plan Investment Board Act and the Income Tax Act
(2016-12-05)
Thursday, December 8, 2016 at 10:30 AM
  • Herb John, President (National Pensioners Federation)
  • Alexandre Laurin, Director of Research (C.D. Howe Institute)
Wednesday, December 7, 2016 at 4:15 PM
  • Mark Janson, Senior Pensions Officer, National Office (Canadian Union of Public Employees)
  • Monique Moreau, Vice President, National Affairs (Canadian Federation of Independent Business)
  • Chris Roberts, Director, Social and Economic Policy (Canadian Labour Congress)
  • Hassan Yussuff, President (Canadian Labour Congress)
  • Yves-Thomas Dorval, President and Chief Executive Officer (Quebec Employers Council)
Wednesday, December 7, 2016 at 2:17 PM
  • The Honourable Bill Morneau, P.C., M.P., Minister of Finance (Department of Finance Canada)
  • Jean-Claude Ménard, Chief Actuary, Office of the Chief Actuary (Office of the Superintendent of Financial Institutions Canada)
  • Glenn Purves, General Director, Federal-Provincial Relations and Social Policy Branch (Department of Finance Canada)
Bill S-228, An Act to amend the Food and Drugs Act (prohibiting food and beverage marketing directed at children)
(2016-12-05) Show Briefs
Wednesday, June 21, 2017 at 4:15 PM
  • Dino Covone, Manager of Policy Development, Office of Legislative and Regulatory Affairs, Health Products and Food Branch (Health Canada)
  • David K. Lee, Executive Advisor to the Assistant Deputy Minister, Health Products and Food Branch (Health Canada)
  • Saskia Ramsay, Manager of Policy and Issues, Office of Nutrition Policy and Promotion Directorate (Health Canada)
Thursday, June 15, 2017 at 10:30 AM
  • Jim Goetz, President (Canadian Beverage Association)
  • David Lefebvre, Vice President, Federal & Quebec (Restaurants Canada)
  • Joyce Reynolds, Executive Vice President, Government Affairs (Restaurants Canada)
  • Michelle Saunders, Vice President, Provincial & Territorial Affairs (Food & Consumer Products of Canada)
  • Byron Shaw, Counsel, Partner, McCarthy Tétrault LLP (Food & Consumer Products of Canada)
Wednesday, June 14, 2017 at 4:15 PM
  • Nicole Bellam, Vice President, Ad Standards Clearance Services (Advertising Standards Canada)
  • Sylvie Courtemanche, Vice President and Associate General Counsel, Government Relations and Compliance (Corus Entertainment Inc.)
  • Janet Feasby, Vice President, Standards (Advertising Standards Canada)
  • Simone Sammut, Senior Manager, Internal Programming, Policy & Government Relations, Law Department (Corus Entertainment Inc.)
Thursday, June 8, 2017 at 10:30 AM
  • Manuel Arango, Director, Health Policy and Advocacy (Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada)
  • Dr. Tom Warshawski, President and Chief Executive Officer (Childhood Obesity Foundation)
  • Russell Williams, Vice President of Government Relations and Public Policy (Diabetes Canada)
Wednesday, June 7, 2017 at 4:16 PM
  • Bill Jeffery, Executive Director (Centre for Health Science and Law)
  • Mary L'Abbe, Earle W. McHenry Professor and Chair, Department of Nutritional Sciences, Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto (As an Individual)
  • Monique Potvin Kent, Assistant Professor, School of Epidemiology and Public Health, Faculty of Medicine, University of Ottawa (As an Individual)
Thursday, June 1, 2017 at 10:30 AM
  • The Honourable Robert Nicholson, P.C., M.P., Niagara Falls, Co-sponsor of the bill
  • Robert Oliphant, M.P., Don Valley West, Co-sponsor of the bill
  • The Honourable Senator Nancy Greene Raine, Sponsor of the bill
  • Pauline Tardif, Chief Executive Officer (Alzheimer Society of Canada)
The subject matter of those elements contained in Division 1 and 2 of Part 4 of Bill C-29, A second Act to implement certain provisions of the budget tabled in Parliament on March 22, 2016 and other measures
(2016-11-22)
Thursday, December 1, 2016 at 10:34 AM
  • Nathalie Martel, Director, Old Age Security Policy, Income Security and Social Development Branch (Employment and Social Development Canada )
  • Annette Ryan, Director General, Employment Insurance Policy, Skills and Employment Branch (Employment and Social Development Canada )
  • Janique Venne, Director, Policy Analysis and Initiatives (Employment and Social Development Canada )
Wednesday, November 30, 2016 at 4:18 PM
  • David Gray, Professor, Department of Economics, University of Ottawa (As an Individual)
  • Megan Hooft, Deputy Director (Canada Without Poverty)
Study on the role of robotics, 3D printing and artificial intelligence in the healthcare system
(2016-10-25) Show Briefs
Thursday, September 21, 2017 at 10:32 AM
Wednesday, May 17, 2017 at 4:16 PM
Thursday, May 11, 2017 at 10:31 AM
  • Peter Bak, Chief Information Officer (Humber River Hospital)
  • Barbara Collins, President and CEO (Humber River Hospital)
  • Dr. Ivar Mendez, Chair of Surgery, University of Saskatchewan (As an Individual)
Wednesday, May 10, 2017 at 4:15 PM
  • Charles Deguire, Co-Founder and President (Kinova Robotics)
  • Mike Monteith, Representative, Co-Founder and CEO, Thoughtwire (Council of Canadian Innovators)
Thursday, May 4, 2017 at 10:31 AM
  • AJung Moon, Founder (Open Roboethics Institute)
Wednesday, May 3, 2017 at 4:15 PM
  • Yoshua Bengio, Director, Professor, University of Montreal (Montreal Institute for Learning Algorithms)
  • Martin Ferguson-Pell, Professor, University of Alberta (As an Individual)
Thursday, March 30, 2017 at 10:33 AM
  • Subbarao Kambhampati, Professor, Arizona State University (Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence)
  • Reinhard Lafrenz, Secretary General, euRobotics (SPARC (Partnership for Robotics in Europe))
Wednesday, March 29, 2017 at 4:21 PM
  • Dr. Alan Bernstein, President and Chief Executive Officer (Canadian Institute for Advanced Research )
  • Dr. Christopher Schlachta, Medical Director, Canadian Surgical Technologies & Advanced Robotics (CSTAR) (As an Individual)
Thursday, March 9, 2017 at 10:30 AM
  • Dr. Mehran Anvari, Scientific Director (Centre for Surgical Invention and Innovation)
  • Alex Mihailidis, Scientific Director and Associate Professor (AGE-WELL Network of Centres of Excellence Inc.)
Wednesday, March 8, 2017 at 4:15 PM
  • Matt Ratto, Associate Professor, Faculty of Information, University of Toronto (As an Individual)
  • Konrad Walus, Associate Professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of British Columbia (As an Individual)
  • Dr. Julielynn Wong, Founder, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer (3D4MD)
Thursday, February 9, 2017 at 10:31 AM
  • Joelle Pineau, Associate Professor, Centre for Intelligent Machines, McGill University (As an Individual)
  • Daniel L. Silver, Professor, Director, Acadia Institute for Data Analytics, Acadia University (As an Individual)
Wednesday, February 8, 2017 at 4:16 PM
  • Goldie Nejat, Director of the Institute for Robotics and Mechatronics, Canada Research Chair in Robots for Society (As an Individual)
  • Dr. Garnette Sutherland, Professor of Neurosurgery, University of Calgary (As an Individual)
Thursday, February 2, 2017 at 10:30 AM
  • Bertalan Mesko, Medical Futurist (As an Individual)
  • Abishur Prakash, Geopolitical Futurist (Center for Innovating the Future)
Wednesday, February 1, 2017 at 4:15 PM
  • Jane E. Aubin, Chief Scientific Officer and Vice President, Research, Knowledge Translation and Ethics (Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR),)
  • Robert Diraddo, Section Head Simulation & Digital Health, Medical Devices (National Research Council Canada)
  • Bettina Hamelin, Vice President, Research Partnerships (Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada)
  • Pamela Moss, Director, Manufacturing, Communications and Technologies (MCT), Research Partnerships (Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada)
  • Dr. Roman Szumski, Vice President, Life Sciences (National Research Council Canada)
Bill S-211, An Act respecting National Sickle Cell Awareness Day
(2016-09-28)
Thursday, October 6, 2016 at 10:30 AM
  • The Honourable Senator Jane Cordy (Sponsor of the bill)
  • Lanre Tunji-Ajayi, President and Director General (Sickle Cell Disease Association of Canada)
Government response to the Second Report of the Standing Senate Committee on Social Affairs Science and Technology, entitled: "The increasing incidence of obesity in Canada: causes, consequences and the way forward", tabled during the Second Session of the Forty-first Parliament
(2016-08-05)
The subject matter of those elements contained in Division 12 of Part 4 of Bill C-15, An Act to implement certain provisions of the budget tabled in Parliament on March 22, 2016 and other measures
(2016-05-03)
Thursday, May 19, 2016 at 10:30 AM
  • Judith Andrew, Commissioner for Employers (Canada Employment Insurance Commission )
  • Charles Côté, Advisor of the Commissioner (Employers) (Canada Employment Insurance Commission )
  • Michael Mendelson, Senior Scholar (Caledon Institute of Social Policy)
  • Annette Ryan, Director General, Employment Insurance Policy, Skills and Employment Branch (Employment and Social Development Canada )
  • Trevor Tombe, Assistant Professor, Department of Economics, University of Calgary (As an Individual)
  • Janique Venne, Director, Policy Analysis and Initiatives (Employment and Social Development Canada )
Study on mandate letters of various ministers
(2016-02-23)
Wednesday, November 23, 2016 at 4:24 PM
  • The Honourable Jane Philpott, P.C., M.P., Minister of Health (Health Canada)
  • Dr. Alain Beaudet, President (Canadian Institute for Advanced Research )
  • Kimberly Elmslie, Assistant Deputy Minister, Health Promotion and Chronic Disease Prevention Branch (Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada)
  • Paul Glover, President (Canadian Food Inspection Agency)
  • Simon Kennedy, Deputy Minister (Health Canada)
  • Dr. Gregory Taylor, Chief Public Health Officer (Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada)
Wednesday, November 16, 2016 at 4:25 PM
  • The Honourable Navdeep Bains, P.C., M.P., Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development (Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada)
  • The Honourable Kirsty Duncan, P.C., M.P., Minister of Science and Sport (Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada)
  • John Knubley, Deputy Minister (Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada)
Study on the issue of dementia in our society
(2016-02-23) Show Briefs
Thursday, September 29, 2016 at 10:30 AM
Thursday, June 9, 2016 at 10:32 AM
Thursday, June 2, 2016 at 10:30 AM
  • David Berry, Policy Officer, Dementia Policy Unit (Government of Scotland (Edinburgh))
  • Dr. Ronald C. Petersen, Chair, Advisory Council on Research, Care and Services for the US National Plan to Address Alzheimer’s Disease (As an Individual)
Wednesday, May 18, 2016 at 4:17 PM
  • Phyllis Fehr, Board Member (Ontario Dementia Advisory Group (ODAG))
  • Bill Heibein, Board Member (Ontario Dementia Advisory Group (ODAG))
  • Bea Kraayenhof, Board Member (Ontario Dementia Advisory Group (ODAG))
  • Mary Beth Wighton, Board Member (Ontario Dementia Advisory Group (ODAG))
Thursday, May 12, 2016 at 10:30 AM
  • Ken McGeorge, Acting Executive Director (Alzheimer Society of New Brunswick)
  • Dr. Frank Molnar, Vice-President, Canadian Geriatrics Society (As an Individual)
Wednesday, May 11, 2016 at 4:15 PM
  • Angus Campbell, Executive Director (Caregivers Nova Scotia)
  • Katherine McGilton, Senior Scientist, Associate Professor, Toronto Rehabilitation Institute - University Health Network (As an Individual)
  • Dr. William E. Reichman, President and Chief Executive Officer, Baycrest Health Sciences (HealthCareCAN)
Thursday, May 5, 2016 at 10:30 AM
  • Candace Chartier, Chief Executive Officer (Ontario Long Term Care Association)
  • Louise Hanvey, Project Manager (Canadian Hospice Palliative Care Association)
Wednesday, May 4, 2016 at 4:17 PM
  • Laurie Johnston, Chief Executive Officer (Ontario Retirement Communities Association)
  • Irene Martin-Lindsay, Executive Director (Alberta Seniors Communities & Housing Association (ASCHA))
Thursday, April 21, 2016 at 10:30 AM
  • Nadine Henningsen, Executive Director (Canadian Home Care Association)
  • Susan May, National Director, GE Healthcare (Canadian Home Care Association)
  • Jo-Anne Poirier, President and CEO (VON Canada)
Wednesday, April 20, 2016 at 4:17 PM
  • Isadore Day, National Health Portfolio Holder, AFN Regional Chief, Ontario (Assembly of First Nations)
  • Dr. Andrew Kirk, Professor and Head, Division of Neurology, University of Saskatchewan, Rural Dementia Action Research Network (RaDAR) (As an Individual)
  • Norma Rabbitskin, Senior Health Nurse, Sturgeon Lake First Nation Health Centre (Assembly of First Nations)
  • Wayne Warry, Director, Centre for Rural and Northern Health Research, Laurentian University (As an Individual)
Thursday, April 14, 2016 at 10:31 AM
  • Marc Wortmann, Executive Director (Alzheimer's Disease International)
Wednesday, April 13, 2016 at 4:21 PM
  • Veronique Boscart, President (Canadian Gerontological Nursing Association)
  • Dr. Suzanne Dupuis-Blanchard, Professor (Canadian Association on Gerontology)
  • Dr. Marie-France Tourigny-Rivard, Geriatric Psychiatrist and Professor, Department of Psychiatry, Division of Geriatric psychiatry, Ottawa University (Canadian Academy of Geriatric psychiatry)
Thursday, March 24, 2016 at 10:30 AM
  • Dr. Francine Lemire, Executive Director and Chief Executive Officer (College of Family Physicians of Canada)
  • Dr. Frank Molnar, Vice-President, Canadian Geriatrics Society (As an Individual)
  • Carolyn Pullen, Director, Policy, Advocacy and Strategy (Canadian Nurses Association)
  • Dr. Chris Simpson, Past President (Canadian Medical Association)
Wednesday, March 23, 2016 at 4:15 PM
  • Mimi Lowi-Young, Chief Executive Officer (Alzheimer Society of Canada)
  • Lynn Posluns, Founder and President (Women's Brain Health Initiative)
  • Bonnie Schroeder, Executive Director (Canadian Coalition for Seniors' Mental Health)
Thursday, March 10, 2016 at 10:30 AM
  • Dr. Shekhar Saxena, Director, Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse (World Health Organization)
Wednesday, March 9, 2016 at 4:39 PM
  • Rodney Ghali, Director General, Centre for Chronic Disease Prevention (Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada)
  • Dr. Yves Joanette, Scientific Director of the CIHR Institute of Aging, Chair of the World Dementia Council (Canadian Institutes of Health Research)
Study on increasing incidence of obesity in Canada
(2016-01-26)
Wednesday, January 27, 2016 at 4:53 PM
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Orders of Reference

A committee’s order of reference is the Order of the Senate that authorizes it to examine a bill or to undertake a special study. Most committees require an order of reference before they can undertake such work. Three standing committees do, however, have permanent orders of reference, allowing them to undertake their work without waiting for a specific order of reference. These are the Committee on Rules, Procedures and the Rights of Parliament (responsible for proposing amendments to the rules of the Senate, examining questions of privilege and consideration of the orders and customs of the Senate and privileges of Parliament), the Committee on Internal Economy, Budgets and Administration (responsible for the financial and administrative matters relating to the internal management of the Senate) and the Committee on Ethics and Conflict of Interest for Senators.