Standing Senate Committee on Foreign Affairs and International Trade

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
The subject matter of those elements contained in Division 8 of Part 6 of Bill C-74, An Act to implement certain provisions of the budget tabled in Parliament on February 27, 2018 and other measures
(2018-04-24)
Wednesday, May 23, 2018 at 4:15 PM
  • Margaret McGuffin, Executive Director (Canadian Music Publishers Association)
  • Louise Jeanne Poulin, Chief Executive Officer (ArtExpert.ca)
Thursday, May 10, 2018 at 10:32 AM
  • Chris Roberts, Director, Social and Economic Policy (Canadian Labour Congress)
  • Mark Rowlinson, Assistant to the National Director (United Steelworkers)
Wednesday, May 9, 2018 at 4:15 PM
  • Jean Bédard, Q.C., Chairperson (Canadian International Trade Tribunal)
  • Michèle Govier, Senior Director, International Trade and Finance Branch (Department of Finance Canada)
  • Léticia Villeneuve, Economist, Trade Rules, International Trade and Finance Branch (Department of Finance Canada)
Government response to the sixteenth report of the Standing Senate Committee on Aboriginal Peoples, entitled The Deepening Crisis in Venezuela: Canadian and Regional Stakes, tabled in the Senate on July 20, 2017
(2018-03-20)
Government Response to the thirteenth report of the Standing Senate Committee on Foreign Affairs and International Trade, entitled A turning point in Canada-Argentina Relations?, tabled in the Senate on June 1, 2017
(2018-02-28)
The subject matter of Bill C-45, An Act respecting cannabis and to amend the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act, the Criminal Code and other Acts, insofar as it relates to Canada’s international obligations
(2018-02-15) Link to the briefs of this witness/study
Thursday, May 3, 2018 at 10:41 AM
Wednesday, May 2, 2018 at 4:17 PM
Tuesday, May 1, 2018 at 4:18 PM
  • The Honourable Chrystia Freeland, P.C., M.P., Minister of Foreign Affairs (Global Affairs Canada)
  • Martin Benjamin, Acting Assistant Deputy Minister for the Americas (Global Affairs Canada)
  • Mark Gwozdecky, Assistant Deputy Minister, International Security and Political Affairs (Global Affairs Canada)
  • Alan Kessel, Assistant Deputy Minister, Legal Affairs and Legal Adviser (Global Affairs Canada)
Wednesday, April 25, 2018 at 4:15 PM
  • Eric Costen, Director General, Cannabis Legalization and Regulation Secretariat (Health Canada)
  • Jennifer Lutfallah, Director General, Enforcement and Intelligence Programs (Canada Border Services Agency)
  • David Pellmann, Executive Director, Office of Medical Cannabis (Health Canada)
Thursday, April 19, 2018 at 10:34 AM
  • Martin Jelsma, Director, Drugs & Democracy Programme, Transnational Institute (As an Individual)
  • Gwendolyn Landolt, National Vice-President (REAL Women of Canada)
  • John Walsh, Director for drug policy and the Andes, , Washington Office on Latin America (As an Individual)
  • Diane Watts, Researcher (REAL Women of Canada)
Wednesday, April 18, 2018 at 4:15 PM
  • Paul J. Larkin, Jr., Senior Legal Research Fellow, Meese Center for Legal and Judicial Studies, Institute for Constitutional Government (As an Individual)
  • Steve Rolles, Senior Policy Analyst (Transform UK)
  • Grant Wilson, President (Canadian Children's Rights Council)
Thursday, March 29, 2018 at 10:34 AM
  • Bruno Gélinas-Faucher, PhD Candidate in International Law, Faculty of Law, University of Cambridge (As an Individual)
  • Dwight Newman, Professor and Canada Research Chair, College of Law, University of Saskatchewan (As an Individual)
  • Kathy Vandergrift, Chair (Canadian Coalition for the Rights of Children)
Wednesday, March 28, 2018 at 4:16 PM
  • Line Beauchesne, Full Professor, Department of Criminology, University of Ottawa (As an Individual)
  • Armand de Mestral, Professor, Faculty of Law, McGill University (As an Individual)
Thursday, March 22, 2018 at 10:36 AM
  • Steven Hoffman, Professor, Faculty of Health and Osgoode Hall Law School, York University (As an Individual)
  • Mark A. R. Kleiman, Professor of Public Policy, Marron Institute of Urban Management, New York University (As an Individual)
Wednesday, March 21, 2018 at 4:20 PM
  • Mark Gwozdecky, Assistant Deputy Minister, International Security and Political Affairs (Global Affairs Canada)
  • Kevin Thompson, Director General, North America Strategy Bureau (Global Affairs Canada)
Government Response to the seventh report of the Standing Senate Committee on Foreign Affairs and International Trade, entitled Free Trade Agreements: A Tool for Economic Prosperity, tabled in the Senate on February 7, 2017
(2017-11-09)
Study on the impact and utilization of Canadian culture and arts in Canadian foreign policy and diplomacy, and other related matters
(2017-10-26) Link to the briefs of this witness/study
Wednesday, May 23, 2018 at 4:15 PM
  • Margaret McGuffin, Executive Director (Canadian Music Publishers Association)
  • Louise Jeanne Poulin, Chief Executive Officer (ArtExpert.ca)
Thursday, April 26, 2018 at 10:33 AM
  • Renuka Bauri, Communications and Advocacy Director (Canadian Artists' Representation)
  • Frédéric Julien, Co-chair (Canadian Arts Coalition)
Thursday, March 1, 2018 at 10:32 AM
  • Ronald Grätz, Secretary General (Institute for Foreign Cultural Relations, Germany)
Wednesday, February 28, 2018 at 4:23 PM
  • Guy Berthiaume, Librarian and Archivist of Canada (Library and Archives Canada)
  • John Degen, Executive Director (The Writers' Union of Canada)
  • Carlos Enríquez Verdura, Chargé d’Affaires of Culture, Deputy Director, Exhibitions and Special Projects (Secretariat of Foreign Affairs, Mexico)
  • Barry Hughson, Executive Director (The National Ballet of Canada)
Thursday, February 15, 2018 at 10:45 AM
  • Mariya Afzal, Country Director (British Council Canada)
  • Carlos Enríquez Verdura, Chargé d’Affaires of Culture, Deputy Director, Exhibitions and Special Projects (Secretariat of Foreign Affairs, Mexico)
  • Ronald Grätz, Secretary General (Institute for Foreign Cultural Relations, Germany)
Wednesday, February 14, 2018 at 4:16 PM
  • Greg A. Hill, Audain Senior Curator, Indigenous Art (National Gallery of Canada)
  • Louise Imbeault, President (Société nationale de l’Acadie)
  • Kerry Swanson, Chair, Board of Directors (ImagineNATIVE Film + Media Arts Festival)
  • Tonya Williams, Executive Director, President and Founder (Reelworld Film Festival)
  • Clayton Windatt, Executive Director (Aboriginal Curatorial Collective)
Thursday, February 8, 2018 at 10:34 AM
  • André Lewis, Artistic Director (Canada's Royal Winnipeg Ballet)
  • Julie-Anne Richard, Director General (Réseau indépendant des diffuseurs d’événements artistiques unis)
Thursday, February 1, 2018 at 10:32 AM
  • Christa Dickenson, Chair, Interactive Ontario (Canadian Interactive Alliance)
  • Michael A. Geist, Canada Research Chair in Internet and E-commerce Law, Faculty of Law, University of Ottawa (As an Individual)
Wednesday, January 31, 2018 at 4:30 PM
  • Simon Brault, Director and Chief Executive Officer, Director's Office (Canada Council for the Arts )
Thursday, December 14, 2017 at 10:35 AM
  • Gaston Barban, Former Canadian Diplomat (As an Individual)
  • Daryl Copeland, Senior Fellow, , Canadian Global Affairs Institute (As an Individual)
Wednesday, December 13, 2017 at 4:18 PM
  • Jeremy Kinsman, Former Ambassador of Canada (As an Individual)
Thursday, December 7, 2017 at 10:32 AM
  • Jérôme Moisan, Director General, Strategic Policy, Planning, and Research (Canadian Heritage)
  • Michel Sabbagh, Director, International Trade (Canadian Heritage)
Wednesday, December 6, 2017 at 4:16 PM
  • Andrea Desmarteau, Deputy Director, Creative Industries, Financial and Professional Services (Global Affairs Canada)
  • Peter Lundy, Director General, Public Diplomacy and Special Initiatives (Global Affairs Canada)
  • Patrick Riel, Deputy Director, Cultural Diplomacy and Advocacy, Mission Support (Global Affairs Canada)
  • Stuart Savage, Director General, Geographic Coordination and Mission Support Bureau (Global Affairs Canada)
Thursday, November 30, 2017 at 10:32 AM
  • Colin Robertson, Vice President, Canadian Global Affairs Institute (As an Individual)
  • Sarah E.K. Smith, Assistant Professor, School of Journalism and Communication, Carleton University (As an Individual)
Bill S-235, An Act to amend the Prohibiting Cluster Munitions Act (investments)
(2017-06-13)
The subject matter of those elements contained in Division 1 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)
Thursday, June 1, 2017 at 10:32 AM
  • Eudoro Antonio González Dellán, Member of Parliament and Head of the Venezuelan delegation to the Parliament of Mercosur "Parlasur" (National Assembly of Venezuela)
Thursday, May 11, 2017 at 10:32 AM
  • Jean Bédard, Q.C., Member and Acting Chairperson (Canadian International Trade Tribunal)
  • Laura Bourns, Senior Economist, Trade Rules, International Trade and Finance Branch (Department of Finance Canada)
  • Nick Covelli, Executive Director (Canadian International Trade Tribunal)
  • Patrick Halley, Director, International Trade Policy Division, International Trade and Finance Branch (Department of Finance Canada)
  • Darryl Larson, Acting Director General, Trade and Anti-dumping Programs (Canada Border Services Agency)
Bill C-30, An Act to implement the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement between Canada and the European Union and its Member States and to provide for certain other measures
(2017-03-07) Link to the briefs of this witness/study
Wednesday, May 10, 2017 at 4:16 PM
  • His Excellency Andrii Shevchenko, Ambassador (Embassy of Ukraine)
Thursday, May 4, 2017 at 10:30 AM
  • Lisa Bokwa, Director, Visa Policy, Admissibility Branch (Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada)
  • Caroline Charette, Director, Canada-European Union Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) Secretariat (Global Affairs Canada)
  • David Manicom, Associate Assistant Deputy Minister, Strategic and Program Policy (Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada)
  • Denis Martel, Director, Patent Policy Directorate
  • Mark Schaan, Director General, Marketplace Framework Policy Branch, Strategic Policy Sector (Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada)
  • Adriana Vega, Director, International Policy (Canadian Chamber of Commerce)
Wednesday, May 3, 2017 at 4:17 PM
  • Larry Brown, President (National Union of Public and General Employees)
  • Ronald Cameron, Coordinator (Réseau québécois sur l'intégration continentale)
  • Sarah Clark, Chief Operating Officer (Fraser River Pile and Dredge)
  • Sujata Dey, Trade campaigner (The Council of Canadians)
  • Hadrian Mertins-Kirkwood, Researcher, Trade and Investment Research Project (Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives)
  • Jessica Olivier-Nault, Researcher (Réseau québécois sur l'intégration continentale)
  • Archana Rampure (Trade Justice Network)
  • David Wilkes, Senior Vice President, Grocery Division and Government Relations (Retail Council of Canada)
Thursday, April 13, 2017 at 10:39 AM
  • Jeremy de Beer, Full Professor, University of Ottawa - Faculty of Law (As an Individual)
  • Armand de Mestral, Professor emeritus, Jean Monnet Chair in the Law of International Economic Integration, McGill University (As an Individual)
  • Jerry Dias, National President (Unifor)
  • Angelo DiCaro, National Representative (Unifor)
  • Terry Engler, President, Local 400 - Marine Section, International Longshore and Warehouse Union (International Transport Workers' Federation)
  • James Given, President (Seafarers' International Union of Canada)
  • Pierre Marc Johnson, Chief Negotiator of the Government of Québec for the Canada-European Union Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) and Counsel, Lavery de Billy (As an Individual)
  • Peter Lahay, National Coordinator (International Transport Workers' Federation)
  • Angella MacEwen, Senior Economist, Social and Economic Policy Department (Canadian Labour Congress)
  • Gus Van Harten, Associate Professor, Osgoode Hall Law School, York University (As an Individual)
Wednesday, April 12, 2017 at 4:18 PM
  • Lesia Babiak, Executive Director, Worldwide Government Affairs and Policy (Canada); Johnson & Johnson, Family of Companies in Canada (Innovative Medicines Canada)
  • 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)
  • Brian Kingston, Vice President, International and Fiscal Issues (Business Council of Canada)
  • Mark A. Nantais, President (Canadian Vehicle Manufacturers' Association)
  • Corinne Pohlmann, Senior Vice President, National Affairs and Partnerships (Canadian Federation of Independent Business)
Thursday, April 6, 2017 at 10:31 AM
  • Michael Broad, President (Shipping Federation of Canada)
  • David C. Dingwall, Legal Counsel, The Darius Group Inc. (Port of Sydney Development Corporation)
  • Ken Forth, Chair, Canadian Horticultural Council Trade and Marketing Committee (Canadian Horticultural Council)
  • Daniel Hohnstein, Lawyer, Tereposky & DeRose LLP (Canadian Shipowners Association)
  • Kirk Jones, Acting President (Canadian Shipowners Association)
  • Karen Kancens, Director, Policy and Trade Affairs (Shipping Federation of Canada)
  • Serge Le Guellec, Member (Canadian Shipowners Association)
  • Rebecca Lee, Executive Director (Canadian Horticultural Council)
  • Frank Schiller, Advisor (Nunavut/Nunavik Eastern Arctic Shipping Inc.)
  • Marlene Usher, Chief Executive Officer (Port of Sydney Development Corporation)
  • Mathew Wilson, Senior Vice President (Canadian Manufacturers and Exporters)
Wednesday, April 5, 2017 at 4:19 PM
  • Dominique Benoit, Senior Vice President , Institutional Affairs and Communications (Agropur Cooperative)
  • Claire Citeau, Executive Director (Canadian Agri-Food Trade Alliance)
  • Marie-Anne Coninsx, Ambassador (Delegation of the European Union to Canada)
  • Karsten Mecklenburg, Head of Trade and Economic Section (Delegation of the European Union to Canada)
  • René Moreau, President (Agropur Cooperative)
Thursday, March 30, 2017 at 10:33 AM
  • The Honourable François-Philippe Champagne, P.C., M.P., Minister of International Trade (International Trade)
  • Louise Laflamme, Chief, Marine Policy and Regulatory Affairs (Transport Canada)
  • Sandra LaFortune, Director General, International Relations and Trade Policy (Transport Canada)
  • Denis Martel, Director, Patent Policy Directorate (Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada)
  • Matthew Smith, Director, Intellectual Property Trade (Global Affairs Canada)
  • Steve Verheul, Chief Trade Negotiator (Canada-European Union) (Global Affairs Canada)
Bill C-31, An Act to implement the Free Trade Agreement between Canada and Ukraine
(2017-03-07)
Wednesday, May 17, 2017 at 4:24 PM
  • Pamela Goldsmith-Jones, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of International Trade (Global Affairs Canada)
  • Marvin Hildebrand, Director General, Market Access (Global Affairs Canada)
  • Hani Tabsh, Chief Operating Officer (Refraction Asset Management)
  • Michael Yurkovich, Chief Executive Officer (Refraction Asset Management)
Wednesday, May 10, 2017 at 4:16 PM
  • His Excellency Andrii Shevchenko, Ambassador (Embassy of Ukraine)
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