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.

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Studies & Bills Date Referred  note  note
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)
Bill S-226, An Act to provide for the taking of restrictive measures in respect of foreign nationals responsible for gross violations of internationally recognized human rights and to make related amendments to the Special Economic Measures Act and the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act
(2016-11-17)
Thursday, February 2, 2017 at 10:31 AM
  • Behnam Ben Taleblu, Senior Iran Analyst (Foundation for Defense of Democracies)
Wednesday, December 14, 2016 at 4:17 PM
  • The Honourable Irwin Cotler, Founder and Chair (Department of Justice)
  • Danny Eisen, Co-Founder (Canadian Coalition Against Terror)
  • Sheryl Saperia, Director of Policy (Canada) (Foundation for Defense of Democracies)
  • The Honourable Senator David Tkachuk, Sponsor of the Bill
Thursday, December 8, 2016 at 10:30 AM
  • Richard Arbeiter, Director General, Office of Human Rights, Freedoms and Inclusion (Global Affairs Canada)
  • Marc-Yves Bertin, Director General, International Economy Policy (Global Affairs Canada)
  • William Browder, Head of the International Justice Campaign for Sergei Magnitsky and Author of Red Notice (As an Individual)
  • Thor Halvorssen, President and Chief Executive Officer (Human Rights Foundation)
  • Carolyn Knobel, Acting Director General, Legal Affairs (Global Affairs Canada)
  • Kevin Rex, Acting Director General, Eastern Europe Relations (Global Affairs Canada)
Wednesday, November 30, 2016 at 4:18 PM
  • The Honourable Raynell Andreychuk, sponsor of the bill (As an Individual)
Bill C-13, An Act to amend the Food and Drugs Act, the Hazardous Products Act, the Radiation Emitting Devices Act, the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999, the Pest Control Products Act and the Canada Consumer Product Safety Act and to make related amendments to another Act
(2016-11-03)
Thursday, November 24, 2016 at 10:37 AM
  • Laura Dawson, Director, Canada Institute, Woodrow Wilson Centre (As an Individual)
  • Colin Robertson, Vice-President and Fellow of Canadian Global Affairs Institute and Executive Fellow, School of Public Policy, University of Calgary (Canadian Global Affairs Institute)
Tuesday, November 22, 2016 at 4:12 PM
  • The Honourable Chrystia Freeland, P.C., M.P., Minister of Foreign Affairs (Global Affairs Canada)
  • Kim Dayman-Rutkus, Director, Centre for Regulatory and Compliance Strategies, Regulatory Operations and Regions Branch (Health Canada)
  • Jason Flint, Director General, Policy, Communications and Regulatory Affairs Directorate, Pest Management Regulatory Agency (Health Canada)
  • John Moffet, Director General, Legislative and Regulatory Affairs Directorate (Environment Canada)
  • David Usher, Director General, Trade Negotiations (Global Affairs Canada)
Thursday, November 17, 2016 at 10:44 AM
  • Shannon Coombs, President (Canadian Consumer Specialty Products Association)
  • Pierre Petelle, Vice President, Chemistry (CropLife Canada)
  • Dennis Prouse, Vice President, Government Affairs (CropLife Canada)
Wednesday, November 16, 2016 at 4:20 PM
  • Kim Dayman-Rutkus, Director, Centre for Regulatory and Compliance Strategies, Regulatory Operations and Regions Branch (Health Canada)
  • Jason Flint, Director General, Policy, Communications and Regulatory Affairs Directorate, Pest Management Regulatory Agency (Health Canada)
  • Sara Neamtz, Acting Executive Director, Legislative Governance, Environmental Protection Branch (Environment Canada)
  • David Usher, Director General, Trade Negotiations (Global Affairs Canada)
Bill S-219, An Act to deter Iran-sponsored terrorism, incitement to hatred, and human rights violations
(2016-10-05) Link to the briefs of this witness/study
Wednesday, March 29, 2017 at 4:21 PM
Wednesday, March 1, 2017 at 4:18 PM
  • George A. Lopez, Rev. Theodore M. Hesburgh, C.S.C, Professor Emeritus of Peace Studies at the Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies (As an Individual)
Thursday, February 16, 2017 at 10:30 AM
  • The Honourable Irwin Cotler, Founder and Chair (Department of Justice)
  • Shahram Golestaneh (Iran Democratic Association)
  • Martin Moen, Director General, North America and Investment (Global Affairs Canada)
  • David Morrison, Assistant Deputy Minister (Americas) (Global Affairs Canada)
Wednesday, February 15, 2017 at 4:15 PM
  • Richard Nephew, Senior Research Scholar, Center on Global Energy Policy (Columbia University)
Thursday, February 9, 2017 at 10:31 AM
  • Bijan Ahmadi, President (Iranian Canadian Congress)
  • Pouyan Tabasinejad, Policy Chair (Iranian Canadian Congress)
Wednesday, February 8, 2017 at 4:22 PM
  • Marina Nemat (As an Individual)
Thursday, February 2, 2017 at 10:31 AM
  • Behnam Ben Taleblu, Senior Iran Analyst (Foundation for Defense of Democracies)
Wednesday, December 14, 2016 at 4:17 PM
  • The Honourable Irwin Cotler, Founder and Chair (Department of Justice)
  • Danny Eisen, Co-Founder (Canadian Coalition Against Terror)
  • Sheryl Saperia, Director of Policy (Canada) (Foundation for Defense of Democracies)
  • The Honourable Senator David Tkachuk, Sponsor of the Bill
Study on opportunities for strengthening cooperation with Mexico since the tabling, in June 2015, of the committee report entitled North American Neighbours: Maximizing Opportunities and Strengthening Cooperation for a more Prosperous Future
(2016-03-22)
Thursday, May 18, 2017 at 10:31 AM
Wednesday, March 1, 2017 at 4:18 PM
  • George A. Lopez, Rev. Theodore M. Hesburgh, C.S.C, Professor Emeritus of Peace Studies at the Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies (As an Individual)
Thursday, February 16, 2017 at 10:30 AM
  • The Honourable Irwin Cotler, Founder and Chair (Department of Justice)
  • Shahram Golestaneh (Iran Democratic Association)
  • Martin Moen, Director General, North America and Investment (Global Affairs Canada)
  • David Morrison, Assistant Deputy Minister (Americas) (Global Affairs Canada)
Thursday, December 1, 2016 at 10:43 AM
  • Carlo Dade, Director, Centre for Trade and Investment Policy, Senior Fellow school of International Development and Global Studies, University of Ottawa and Senior Associate, Americas Program, Center for Strategic and International Studies, Washington D.C. (Canada West Foundation)
Thursday, November 24, 2016 at 10:37 AM
  • Laura Dawson, Director, Canada Institute, Woodrow Wilson Centre (As an Individual)
  • Colin Robertson, Vice-President and Fellow of Canadian Global Affairs Institute and Executive Fellow, School of Public Policy, University of Calgary (Canadian Global Affairs Institute)
Wednesday, March 23, 2016 at 4:15 PM
Study on recent political and economic developments in Argentina in the context of their potential impact on regional and global dynamics, including on Canadian policy and interests, and other related matters
(2016-03-22) Link to the briefs of this witness/study
Thursday, March 2, 2017 at 10:33 AM
Wednesday, March 1, 2017 at 4:18 PM
  • George A. Lopez, Rev. Theodore M. Hesburgh, C.S.C, Professor Emeritus of Peace Studies at the Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies (As an Individual)
Wednesday, October 26, 2016 at 4:15 PM
  • Pierre Gratton, President and CEO (Mining Association of Canada)
Wednesday, October 5, 2016 at 4:15 PM
Wednesday, May 18, 2016 at 4:15 PM
  • Jean Daudelin, Associate Professor and Associate Director, The Norman Paterson School of International Affairs, Carleton University (As an Individual)
  • Mustafa Dzhemilev, Member of Parliament, Parliament of Ukraine and Commissioner of the President of Ukraine for the Affairs of the Crimean Tatars (As an Individual)
  • His Excellency Andrii Shevchenko, Ambassador (Embassy of Ukraine)
Thursday, May 12, 2016 at 10:30 AM
  • The Honourable Marie-Claude Bibeau, P.C., M.P., Minister of International Development and La Francophonie (International Development and La Francophonie)
  • Marcelo Elizondo, Member (Founder and Director General, DNI) (Argentine-Canadian Chamber of Commerce)
  • Miguel Morley, President (General Manager, Agrium South Core) (Argentine-Canadian Chamber of Commerce)
  • Vincent Rigby, Assistant Deputy Minister, Strategic Policy (Global Affairs Canada)
  • Marcos Sabelli, Member (Director, YPF and Vice President, Profértil) (Argentine-Canadian Chamber of Commerce)
  • Arun Thangaraj, Assistant Deputy Minister and Chief Financial Officer (Global Affairs Canada)
  • Alfredo Vitaller, Member (President, DEPROMINSA – NGEx Resources) (Argentine-Canadian Chamber of Commerce)
Thursday, May 5, 2016 at 10:30 AM
  • Cynthia J. Arnson, Director, Latin American Program, Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars (As an Individual)
  • Eric Miller, Fellow, Canadian Global Affairs Institute and Global Fellow, Canada Institute, Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars (As an Individual)
  • Mathew Wilson, Senior Vice President (Canadian Manufacturers and Exporters)
Wednesday, May 4, 2016 at 4:18 PM
  • The Honourable Yves Fortier, P.C., Lawyer, Cabinet Yves Fortier (As an Individual)
  • Daniel Kerner, Practice Head, Latin America, Eurasia Group (As an Individual)
  • Pierre Laliberté, Senior Economist (Canadian Labour Congress)
  • Hassan Yussuff, President (Canadian Labour Congress)
Thursday, April 14, 2016 at 10:33 AM
  • Anthony Giles, Assistant Deputy Minister, Policy, Dispute Resolution and International Affairs, Labour Program (Employment and Social Development Canada )
  • Sebastian Molteni, Counselor, Political and Education Section (Embassy of the Argentine Republic)
  • Her Excellency Norma Nascimbene de Dumont, Ambassador (Embassy of the Argentine Republic)
  • Rakesh Patry, Director General, International and Intergovernmental Labour Affairs, Labour Program (Employment and Social Development Canada )
  • Cecilia Ines Silberberg, Secretary, Political and Cultural Section (Embassy of the Argentine Republic)
Wednesday, March 23, 2016 at 4:15 PM
Study on foreign relations and international trade generally
(2016-01-27) Link to the briefs of this witness/study
Thursday, October 19, 2017 at 10:30 AM
  • The Honourable Stéphane Dion, P.C., Canadian Ambassador to Germany and Special Envoy to the European Union and Europe (Global Affairs Canada)
  • Gary Pringle, Deputy Director, European Union Relations (Global Affairs Canada)
Wednesday, October 18, 2017 at 4:17 PM
  • Paul Evans, Professor, Institute of Asian Research and Liu Institute for Global Issues, University of British Columbia (As an Individual)
  • Brian Job, Professor, Department of Political Science and Liu Institute for Global Issues, University of British Columbia (As an Individual)
Thursday, October 5, 2017 at 10:33 AM
  • Don Bobiash, Assistant Deputy Minister, Asia Pacific (Global Affairs Canada)
  • Ian Burchett, Director General, Southeast Asia (Global Affairs Canada)
  • David Hartman, Director General, South Asia (Global Affairs Canada)
  • Sarah Taylor, Director General, North Asia and Oceania (Global Affairs Canada)
Wednesday, October 4, 2017 at 4:48 PM
  • Achim Hurrelmann, , Institute of European, Russian and Eurasian Studies, Department of Political Science, Carleton University (As an Individual)
  • Patrick Leblond, , Graduate School of Public and International Affairs, University of Ottawa (As an Individual)
Thursday, September 28, 2017 at 10:35 AM
  • Achim Hurrelmann, Associate Professor, Department of Political Science, Carleton University (As an Individual)
  • Daniel Stockemer, Associate Professor, School of Political Studies, University of Ottawa (As an Individual)
Wednesday, June 21, 2017 at 4:18 PM
Thursday, June 15, 2017 at 10:33 AM
  • Marc-André Blanchard, Permanent Representative of Canada to the United Nations (Global Affairs Canada)
  • Gabriela Cuevas Barron, Senator and Chairwoman of the Senate Commission on Foreign Affairs, Mexican Senate (As an Individual)
  • Wendy Drukier, Director General, International Organizations (Global Affairs Canada)
  • Fernando González Saiffe, Counselor (Embassy of Mexico to Canada)
  • Dionisio Pérez Jácome Friscione, Ambassador-designate (Embassy of Mexico to Canada)
Wednesday, June 14, 2017 at 4:20 PM
  • Martin Benjamin, Director General, North America Strategy Bureau (Global Affairs Canada)
  • David MacNaughton, Canadian Ambassador to the United States (Global Affairs Canada)
  • Mark Gwozdecky, Assistant Deputy Minister (Political Director), International Security and Political Affairs (Global Affairs Canada)
  • Kirsten Hillman, Assistant Deputy Minister, Trade Agreements and Negotiations (Global Affairs Canada)
  • Martin Moen, Director General, North America and Investment (Global Affairs Canada)
Thursday, June 8, 2017 at 10:32 AM
  • Sylvia Cesaratto, Director, South America (Global Affairs Canada)
  • Andrew Shore, Director, Hemispheric Relations Directorate (Global Affairs Canada)
  • Sean Sunderland, Deputy Director, South America (Global Affairs Canada)
Wednesday, June 7, 2017 at 5:08 PM
  • Pablo Heidrich, Assistant Professor, The Bachelor of Global and International Studies, Carleton University (As an Individual)
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)
Wednesday, May 31, 2017 at 4:17 PM
  • Eric Farnsworth, Vice President (Council of the Americas/Americas Society)
  • Maria Margarita Torres, Honorary Member (Canadian-Venezuelan Engagement Foundation)
  • Orlando Viera-Blanco, President (Canadian-Venezuelan Engagement Foundation)
Thursday, November 3, 2016 at 10:32 AM
  • Dan Breznitz, Munk Chair of Innovation Studies and co-director of the Innovation Policy Lab, Munk School of Global Affairs, University of Toronto (As an Individual)
  • Todd Evans, Principal Economist (Export Development Canada)
  • Ross Hornby, Vice-President, Government Affairs and Policy (GE Canada)
Wednesday, November 2, 2016 at 5:02 PM
  • Monique Moreau, Director, National Affairs (Canadian Federation of Independent Business)
  • Daniel Schwanen, Vice President, Research (C.D. Howe Institute)
Thursday, October 20, 2016 at 10:33 AM
  • Ari Van Assche, Department Chair and Associate Professor, Department of International Business, HEC Montréal (As an Individual)
Wednesday, October 19, 2016 at 4:18 PM
  • Emily J. Blanchard, Associate Professor of Business Administration (As an Individual)
  • Michel Brazeau, Consulting National Public Sector Leader (Deloitte)
  • Paul Davidson, President (Universities Canada)
  • Duncan Sinclair, Vice Chair Deloitte Canada, Consulting (Deloitte)
Thursday, June 9, 2016 at 10:32 AM
  • Marika Armanovica, Administrator, Secretariat of the Committee on International Trade, European Parliament (As an Individual)
  • Roberto Bendini, Principal Administrator, Policy Department, European Parliament (As an Individual)
  • Krista Campbell, Director General, Information and Communications Technologies Branch (Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada)
  • Colette Downie, Director General, Automotive and Transportation Industries Branch (Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada)
  • Gerard Peets, Director General, Manufacturing and Life Sciences Branch (Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada)
  • Mark Schaan, Director General, Marketplace Framework Policy Branch, Strategic Policy Sector (Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada)
Thursday, June 2, 2016 at 10:31 AM
  • John Baldwin, Special Advisor, Economic Analysis Division (Statistics Canada)
  • Éric Boulay, Assistant Director, International Accounts and Trade Division (Statistics Canada)
  • Beverly Lapham, Professor of Economics, Department of Economics, Queen's University (As an Individual)
  • Danny Leung, Director, Economic Analysis Division (Statistics Canada)
  • Daniel Trefler, Ruth Grant Canada Research Chair in Competitiveness and Prosperity, Professor of Business Economics, Rotman School of Management, University of Toronto (As an Individual)
  • Beiling Yan, Senior Research Economist, Economic Analysis Division (Statistics Canada)
Thursday, May 19, 2016 at 10:30 AM
  • Brian Kingston, Vice President, International and Fiscal Issues (Business Council of Canada)
  • Joy Nott, President (Canadian Association of Importers and Exporters)
  • Stuart Trew, Senior Editor, The Monitor (Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives)
Wednesday, May 18, 2016 at 4:15 PM
  • Jean Daudelin, Associate Professor and Associate Director, The Norman Paterson School of International Affairs, Carleton University (As an Individual)
  • Mustafa Dzhemilev, Member of Parliament, Parliament of Ukraine and Commissioner of the President of Ukraine for the Affairs of the Crimean Tatars (As an Individual)
  • His Excellency Andrii Shevchenko, Ambassador (Embassy of Ukraine)
Thursday, May 12, 2016 at 10:30 AM
  • The Honourable Marie-Claude Bibeau, P.C., M.P., Minister of International Development and La Francophonie (International Development and La Francophonie)
  • Marcelo Elizondo, Member (Founder and Director General, DNI) (Argentine-Canadian Chamber of Commerce)
  • Miguel Morley, President (General Manager, Agrium South Core) (Argentine-Canadian Chamber of Commerce)
  • Vincent Rigby, Assistant Deputy Minister, Strategic Policy (Global Affairs Canada)
  • Marcos Sabelli, Member (Director, YPF and Vice President, Profértil) (Argentine-Canadian Chamber of Commerce)
  • Arun Thangaraj, Assistant Deputy Minister and Chief Financial Officer (Global Affairs Canada)
  • Alfredo Vitaller, Member (President, DEPROMINSA – NGEx Resources) (Argentine-Canadian Chamber of Commerce)
Wednesday, May 11, 2016 at 4:26 PM
  • Sylvia Cesaratto, Director, South America (Global Affairs Canada)
  • Williams Dávila, Member, Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs, National Assembly of Venezuela (As an Individual)
  • Luis Florido, President, Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs, National Assembly of Venezuela (As an Individual)
  • André Frenette, Director General, Latin America and Caribbean Bureau (Global Affairs Canada)
  • Freddy Guevara, President, Standing Committee on Oversight of Government Operations and Public Accounts, National Assembly of Venezuela (As an Individual)
  • Luis Emilio Rondón Hernández, Member, Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs, National Assembly of Venezuela (As an Individual)
  • Sean Sunderland, Deputy Director, South America (Global Affairs Canada)
Thursday, May 5, 2016 at 10:30 AM
  • Cynthia J. Arnson, Director, Latin American Program, Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars (As an Individual)
  • Eric Miller, Fellow, Canadian Global Affairs Institute and Global Fellow, Canada Institute, Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars (As an Individual)
  • Mathew Wilson, Senior Vice President (Canadian Manufacturers and Exporters)
Wednesday, May 4, 2016 at 4:18 PM
  • The Honourable Yves Fortier, P.C., Lawyer, Cabinet Yves Fortier (As an Individual)
  • Daniel Kerner, Practice Head, Latin America, Eurasia Group (As an Individual)
  • Pierre Laliberté, Senior Economist (Canadian Labour Congress)
  • Hassan Yussuff, President (Canadian Labour Congress)
Thursday, April 21, 2016 at 10:35 AM
  • Barry Sookman, Partner, Technology, McCarthy Tétrault LLP (As an Individual)
  • Robert Wolfe, Professor, School of Policy Studies, Queen's University and Research Fellow, Institute for Research on Public Policy (As an Individual)
Wednesday, April 20, 2016 at 4:15 PM
  • Paul Halucha, Associate Assistant Deputy Minister, Strategic Policy Sector (Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada)
  • Mark Schaan, Director General, Marketplace Framework Policy Branch, Strategic Policy Sector (Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada)
Thursday, April 14, 2016 at 10:33 AM
  • Anthony Giles, Assistant Deputy Minister, Policy, Dispute Resolution and International Affairs, Labour Program (Employment and Social Development Canada )
  • Sebastian Molteni, Counselor, Political and Education Section (Embassy of the Argentine Republic)
  • Her Excellency Norma Nascimbene de Dumont, Ambassador (Embassy of the Argentine Republic)
  • Rakesh Patry, Director General, International and Intergovernmental Labour Affairs, Labour Program (Employment and Social Development Canada )
  • Cecilia Ines Silberberg, Secretary, Political and Cultural Section (Embassy of the Argentine Republic)
Wednesday, April 13, 2016 at 4:17 PM
  • Claire Citeau, Executive Director (Canadian Agri-Food Trade Alliance)
  • Martin Rice, Member of the Board of Directors and Executive Director, Canadian Pork Council (Canadian Agri-Food Trade Alliance)
  • Jim Stanford, Harold Innis Industry Professor of Economics, McMaster University and Economic Advisor, Unifor (As an Individual)
Thursday, March 24, 2016 at 10:30 AM
  • Jim Balsillie, Former Chairman and co-CEO of Research In Motion (RIM) (As an Individual)
  • Bernard Colas, Attorney and Partner, Colas Moreira Kazandjian Zikovsky LLP (CMKZ) (As an Individual)
  • Matthew Kronby, Lawyer and Partner, International Trade, Investment and Foreign Business Transactions, Bennett Jones Toronto (As an Individual)
Wednesday, March 23, 2016 at 4:15 PM
Thursday, March 10, 2016 at 10:30 AM
  • William Browder, Head of the International Justice Campaign for Sergei Magnitsky and Author of Red Notice (As an Individual)
  • Vladimir Kara-Murza, Coordinator, Open Russia and Deputy Leader of People's Freedom Party (As an Individual)
  • Zhanna Nemtsova, Deutsche Welle Correspondent and Founder of The Boris Nemtsov Foundation for Freedom (As an Individual)
  • Andrea Tunney, Regional Vice-President for the Americas (Export Development Canada)
Wednesday, March 9, 2016 at 4:28 PM
  • Michael Geist, Canada Research Chair in Internet and E-commerce Law and Full Professor, Faculty of Law - Common Law Section, University of Ottawa (As an Individual)
  • Richard Ouellet, Full Professor of International Economic Law, Law Faculty and Graduate Institute of International Studies, Laval University (As an Individual)
  • Jacqueline Palladini, Senior Economist, Global Commerce Centre (The Conference Board of Canada)
  • Gus Van Harten, Associate Professor, Osgoode Hall Law School, York University (As an Individual)
Thursday, February 25, 2016 at 10:35 AM
  • Kirsten Hillman, Assistant Deputy Minister, Trade Agreements and Negotiations (Global Affairs Canada)
  • Matthew Smith, Director, Intellectual Property Trade (Global Affairs Canada)
  • Steve Verheul, Chief Trade Negotiator (Canada-European Union) (Global Affairs Canada)
Wednesday, February 24, 2016 at 4:20 PM
  • John Curtis, Senior Fellow, C.D. Howe Institute and International Centre for Trade and Sustainable Development and Executive Fellow, School of Public Policy, University of Calgary (As an Individual)
  • Debra P. Steger, Professor, Faculty of Law - Common Law Section, University of Ottawa (As an Individual)
  • John Weekes, Senior Business Advisor, International Trade Issues, Bennett Jones Ottawa (As an Individual)
Thursday, February 18, 2016 at 10:30 AM
  • Eugene Beaulieu, Professor, Department of Economics and Director, International Economic Policy, University of Calgary (As an Individual)
  • Dan Ciuriak, Director and Principal (Ciuriak Consulting Inc.)
  • 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)
Wednesday, February 17, 2016 at 4:15 PM
  • Sylvia Cesaratto, Director, South America (Global Affairs Canada)
  • André Frenette, Director General, Latin America and Caribbean Bureau (Global Affairs Canada)
  • Steve Guertin, Acting Deputy Director, Brazil and Argentina (Global Affairs Canada)
Thursday, February 4, 2016 at 10:36 AM
  • Pablo Heidrich, Adjunct Research Professor, Carleton University (As an Individual)
  • Susan Kaufman Purcell, Former Director, Center for Hemispheric Policy, University of Miami (As an Individual)
Wednesday, February 3, 2016 at 4:15 PM
  • Sergio Berensztein, President and Director General (Berensztein Consulting Firm)
  • Allan Culham, Former Ambassador of Canada to Guatemala/El Salvador, Venezuela and the Organization of American States (As an Individual)
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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.