Standing Senate Committee on Banking, Trade and Commerce

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
Examine and report on issues pertaining to the management of systemic risk in the financial system, domestically and internationally
(2017-10-17)
Study and report on issues and concerns pertaining to cyber security and cyber fraud
(2017-10-17)
Thursday, November 2, 2017 at 10:30 AM
  • Brent Homan, Director General, Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act Investigations Branch (Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada)
  • Steven Johnston, Senior IT Research Analyst (Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada)
  • Patricia Kosseim, Senior General Counsel and Director General, Legal Services, Policy, Research and Technology Analysis Branch (Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada)
  • Daniel Therrien, Privacy Commissioner (Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada)
Thursday, October 26, 2017 at 10:35 AM
  • Darren Hannah, Vice President, Finance, Risk and Prudential Policy (Canadian Bankers Association)
  • Andrew Ross, Director, Payments and Cyber Security (Canadian Bankers Association)
  • Sandy Stephens, Assistant General Counsel (Canadian Bankers Association)
Thursday, October 19, 2017 at 10:33 AM
  • André Boucher, Director General, Cyber Security Partnerships (Communications Security Establishment)
  • Benoît Dupont, Scientific Director (Smart Cybersecurity Network (SERENE-RISC))
  • Scott Jones, Deputy Chief, IT Security (Communications Security Establishment)
Wednesday, October 18, 2017 at 4:18 PM
  • Chief Superintendent Scott Doran, Director General, Federal Policing Criminal Operations (Royal Canadian Mounted Police)
  • Superintendent Mark Flynn, Director, Cybercrime, Federal Policing (Royal Canadian Mounted Police)
  • Adam Hatfield, Acting Director General, National Cyber Security Directorate (Public Safety Canada)
  • Charles Lowson, Director General, Counter Intelligence and Counter Proliferation (Canadian Security Intelligence Service)
The subject matter of those elements contained in Divisions 3, 8, 18 and 20 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) Link to the briefs of this witness/study
Tuesday, June 6, 2017 at 2:34 PM
Thursday, June 1, 2017 at 10:31 AM
  • Patrick Taillon, Associate Professor, Faculty of Law, Laval University (As an Individual)
Wednesday, May 31, 2017 at 4:16 PM
  • The Honourable Bill Morneau, P.C., M.P., Minister of Finance (Department of Finance Canada)
  • Paul Rochon, Deputy Minister (Department of Finance Canada)
  • Matti Siemiatycki, Associate Professor, University of Toronto (As an Individual)
Tuesday, May 30, 2017 at 2:03 PM
  • Benjamin Dachis, Associate Director, Research (C.D. Howe Institute)
  • Hendrik Brakel, Senior Director, Economic, Financial and Tax Policy (The Canadian Chamber of Commerce)
  • Ryan Greer, Director, Transportation and Infrastructure Policy (The Canadian Chamber of Commerce)
  • Colin Hansen, President and CEO (AdvantageBC)
  • Brian Kingston, Vice President, International and Fiscal Issues (Business Council of Canada)
Thursday, May 18, 2017 at 10:34 AM
  • Colleen Campbell, Vice-Chair (BMO Capital Markets)
  • Andrew Claerhout, Senior Managing Director, Infrastructure and Natural Resources (Ontario Teachers' Pension Plan Board)
  • Darren Hannah, Vice President, Finance, Risk and Prudential Policy (Canadian Bankers Association)
  • Blair Patacairk, Chair, Government Relations Committee (Consider Canada City Alliance)
  • Mark Romoff, President and CEO (The Canadian Council for Public-Private Partnerships)
Wednesday, May 17, 2017 at 4:17 PM
  • Patricia Brady, Director General, Investment Review Branch (Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada)
  • Justin Brown, Chief, Financial Systems Division, Financial Sector Policy Branch (Department of Finance Canada)
  • Glenn Campbell, Assistant Deputy Minister, Infrastructure Finance and Investment, Canada Infrastructure Bank Transition Office (Infrastructure Canada)
  • Greg Cowper, Managing Director, Policy, Insurance and Emerging Risks (Canada Deposit Insurance Corporation)
  • Jonathan DeWolfe, Director, Policy and Outreach, Investment Review Branch (Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada)
  • Manuel Dussault, Chief, Financial Services Trade and Relations, Financial Institutions Division, Financial Sector Policy Branch (Department of Finance Canada)
  • Niko Fleming, Chief, Infrastructure, Sectoral Policy Analyst, Economic Development and Corporate Finance Branch (Department of Finance Canada)
  • Shawn Grover, Senior Policy Analyst, Canada Infrastructure Bank Transition Office (Infrastructure Canada)
  • Steven Kuhn, Senior Director, Canada Infrastructure Bank Transition Office (Infrastructure Canada)
  • André LeBlanc, Executive Advisor, Transition Team, International Business Development, Investment and Innovation (Global Affairs Canada)
  • Louis Marcotte, Director General, Investment and Innovation, International Business Development, Investment and Innovation (Global Affairs Canada)
  • Jack Mintz, President's Fellow, The School of Public Policy, University of Calgary (As an Individual)
  • Liane Orsi, Senior Advisor, Financial Institutions Division, Financial Sector Policy Branch (Department of Finance Canada)
  • Geneviève Pellerin, Counsel, Legal Service (Global Affairs Canada)
  • Lisa Pezzack, Director, Financial Systems Division, Financial Sector Policy Branch (Department of Finance Canada)
Study on the current and emerging issues of the banking sector and monetary policy of the United States
(2017-02-16)
Wednesday, June 21, 2017 at 4:19 PM
Thursday, March 30, 2017 at 10:32 AM
Bill S-4, An Act to implement a Convention and an Arrangement for the avoidance of double taxation and the prevention of fiscal evasion with respect to taxes on income and to amend an Act in respect of a similar Agreement
(2016-11-29)
Friday, December 2, 2016 at 8:59 AM
  • The Honourable François-Philippe Champagne, P.C., M.P., Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Finance (Department of Finance Canada)
  • Brian Ernewein, General Director, Tax Policy Branch (Department of Finance Canada)
  • Stephanie Smith, Senior Chief, Tax Legislation Division, Tax Policy Branch (Department of Finance Canada)
Bill S-224, An Act respecting payments made under construction contracts
(2016-11-28) Link to the briefs of this witness/study
Wednesday, March 29, 2017 at 4:21 PM
Thursday, February 16, 2017 at 10:30 AM
Wednesday, February 15, 2017 at 4:18 PM
  • Gerald D. Chipeur, Partner, Miller Thomson LLP (As an Individual)
  • Louis Davis, Senior Counsel, Constitutional, Administrative and International Law Section (Department of Justice)
  • Christopher Meszaros, Counsel, Public Services and Procurement Canada Legal Services (Department of Justice)
  • R. Bruce Reynolds, Chair, International Projects Group, Borden Ladner Gervais LLP (As an Individual)
  • Sharon C. Vogel, National Leader, Construction Law, Borden Ladner Gervais LLP (As an Individual)
Thursday, February 9, 2017 at 10:32 AM
  • The Honourable Steven MacKinnon M.P., Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Public Services and Procurement
  • Ted Betts, Partner, Head of Infrastructure and Construction, Gowling WLG (Canada) LLP (As an Individual)
  • Yonni Fushman, Senior Vice President and Deputy General Counsel (Aecon Group Inc.)
  • Kevin Radford, Assistant Deputy Minister, Real Property Branch (Public Services and Procurement Canada)
  • David Schwartz, Director General, Commercial and Alternative Acquisitions Management Sector, Procurement Branch (Public Services and Procurement Canada)
Wednesday, February 8, 2017 at 4:19 PM
  • John Blair, Chair of the Prompt Payment Committee (National Trade Contractors Coalition of Canada)
  • Steve Boulanger, Deputy Director-General (Corporation of Master Pipe Mechanics of Quebec)
  • John Galt, President (Canadian Automatic Sprinkler Association)
  • Jeff Koller, Executive Director and Board Member, Canadian Electrical Contractors Association (Electrical Contractors Association of Ontario)
  • Dan Lancia, President (Electrical Contractors Association of Ontario)
  • Dan Leduc, Council Member (Mechanical Contractors Association of Canada)
  • Bill McKee, Board Member and President, Carleton Electric (Electrical Contractors Association of Ontario)
  • Del Pawliuk, President (Mechanical Contractors Association of Canada)
  • Edward Whalen, President and CEO (Canadian Institute of Steel Construction)
Thursday, February 2, 2017 at 10:30 AM
  • Geza R. Banfai, Lawyer, McMillan LLP (As an Individual)
  • Bob Brunet, Executive Director (Canadian Roofing Contractors’ Association)
  • The Honourable Senator Donald Neil Plett, sponsor of the bill (As an Individual)
  • Christopher Smillie, Policy Analyst, Government Relations and Public Affairs (Canada’s Building Trades Unions )
  • Ralph Suppa, President and General Manager (Canadian Institute of Plumbing and Heating)
Canadian Intellectual Property Office’s User Fee Proposal, dated September 2016, for changes to patent fees, pursuant to the User Fees Act, S.C. 2004, c. 6, sbs. 4(2)
(2016-11-24) Link to the briefs of this witness/study
Wednesday, February 1, 2017 at 4:17 PM
  • Konstantinos Georgaras, Director General, Corporate Strategies and Services Branch, Canadian Intellectual Property Office (Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada)
  • Agnes L. Lajoie, Director General and Assistant Commissioner of Patents, Patent Branch, Canadian Intellectual Property Office (Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada)
  • Mesmin Pierre, Director General, Trade-marks Branch (Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada)
Canadian Intellectual Property Office’s User Fee Proposal, dated September 2016, for changes to trademark fees, pursuant to the User Fees Act, S.C. 2004, c. 6, sbs. 4(2)
(2016-11-24)
Wednesday, February 1, 2017 at 4:17 PM
  • Konstantinos Georgaras, Director General, Corporate Strategies and Services Branch, Canadian Intellectual Property Office (Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada)
  • Agnes L. Lajoie, Director General and Assistant Commissioner of Patents, Patent Branch, Canadian Intellectual Property Office (Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada)
  • Mesmin Pierre, Director General, Trade-marks Branch (Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada)
The subject matter of those elements contained in Divisions 3, 4, 5, 6 and 7 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 10:36 AM
  • Richard Bilodeau, Director, Supervision and Promotion Branch (Financial Consumer Agency of Canada)
  • Sarah Bradley, Ombudsman and CEO (Ombudsman Banking Services and Investments)
  • Thérèse Couture, Director, Funds Management and Banking Department (Bank of Canada )
  • Toni Gravelle, Chief, Financial Markets Department (Bank of Canada )
  • Andrew Kidd, Senior Legal Counsel, Executive and Legal Services Department (Bank of Canada )
  • John Lawford, Executive Director and General Counsel (Public Interest Advocacy Centre)
  • Anthony Polci, Vice President, Government Relations (Canadian Bankers Association)
  • Marshall Schnapp, Ombudsman (ADR Chambers Banking Ombuds Office)
  • Saul Schwartz, Professor and PhD Coordinator, School of Public Policy and Administration, Carleton University (As an Individual)
Wednesday, November 30, 2016 at 2:29 PM
  • Glenn Campbell, Director, Financial Institutions Division, Financial Sector Policy Branch (Department of Finance Canada)
  • Michelle Demery, Director, Programs Division, Office for Disability Issues, Income Security and Social Development Branch (Employment and Social Development Canada )
  • Jean-François Girard, Chief, Financial Institutions Division, Financial Sector Policy Branch (Department of Finance Canada)
  • Mark Joshua, Senior Economist, Funds Management Division, Financial Sector Policy Branch (Department of Finance Canada)
  • Jessica Kerr, Director General, Canada Education Savings Program (Employment and Social Development Canada )
  • Nicolas Moreau, Director, Funds Management Division, Financial Sector Policy Branch (Department of Finance Canada)
  • Christine Nagy, Analyst, Operational Policy and Legislation, Program Operations Division (Employment and Social Development Canada )
  • Eleanor Ryan, Senior Chief, Financial Institutions Division, Financial Sector Policy Branch (Department of Finance Canada)
  • James Wu, Chief, Funds Management Division, Financial Sector Policy Branch (Department of Finance Canada)
Study and report on the development of a national corridor in Canada as a means of enhancing and facilitating commerce and internal trade
(2016-09-28) Link to the briefs of this witness/study
Wednesday, June 14, 2017 at 4:19 PM
  • The Honourable Navdeep Bains, P.C., M.P., Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development (Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada)
  • John Knubley, Deputy Minister (Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada)
Wednesday, May 17, 2017 at 4:17 PM
  • Patricia Brady, Director General, Investment Review Branch (Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada)
  • Justin Brown, Chief, Financial Systems Division, Financial Sector Policy Branch (Department of Finance Canada)
  • Glenn Campbell, Assistant Deputy Minister, Infrastructure Finance and Investment, Canada Infrastructure Bank Transition Office (Infrastructure Canada)
  • Greg Cowper, Managing Director, Policy, Insurance and Emerging Risks (Canada Deposit Insurance Corporation)
  • Jonathan DeWolfe, Director, Policy and Outreach, Investment Review Branch (Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada)
  • Manuel Dussault, Chief, Financial Services Trade and Relations, Financial Institutions Division, Financial Sector Policy Branch (Department of Finance Canada)
  • Niko Fleming, Chief, Infrastructure, Sectoral Policy Analyst, Economic Development and Corporate Finance Branch (Department of Finance Canada)
  • Shawn Grover, Senior Policy Analyst, Canada Infrastructure Bank Transition Office (Infrastructure Canada)
  • Steven Kuhn, Senior Director, Canada Infrastructure Bank Transition Office (Infrastructure Canada)
  • André LeBlanc, Executive Advisor, Transition Team, International Business Development, Investment and Innovation (Global Affairs Canada)
  • Louis Marcotte, Director General, Investment and Innovation, International Business Development, Investment and Innovation (Global Affairs Canada)
  • Jack Mintz, President's Fellow, The School of Public Policy, University of Calgary (As an Individual)
  • Liane Orsi, Senior Advisor, Financial Institutions Division, Financial Sector Policy Branch (Department of Finance Canada)
  • Geneviève Pellerin, Counsel, Legal Service (Global Affairs Canada)
  • Lisa Pezzack, Director, Financial Systems Division, Financial Sector Policy Branch (Department of Finance Canada)
Thursday, April 6, 2017 at 10:34 AM
  • Simon O’Byrne, Vice President, Planning (Stantec)
Wednesday, April 5, 2017 at 4:18 PM
  • Chris Bloomer, President and Chief Executive Officer (Canadian Energy Pipeline Association)
  • The Honourable David Emerson, P.C., Chairman, Emerson Services Ltd. (As an Individual)
Thursday, March 30, 2017 at 10:32 AM
Thursday, March 9, 2017 at 10:34 AM
  • Robert Ballantyne, President (Freight Management Association of Canada)
  • John McCauley, Director General, Regional Operations Sector (Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency)
Thursday, March 2, 2017 at 10:33 AM
  • John Foran, Director, Pipelines, Gas and LNG Division, Energy Sector (Natural Resources Canada)
  • Terrence Hubbard, Director General, Petroleum Resources Branch, Energy Sector (Natural Resources Canada)
  • Scott Northey, Chief Operating Officer (Nunavut Resources Corporation)
  • Stefania Trombetti, Director General, Policy and Economics Branch, Lands and Minerals Sector (Natural Resources Canada)
Wednesday, March 1, 2017 at 4:20 PM
  • Glenn Campbell, Assistant Deputy Minister, Infrastructure Finance and Investment, Canada Infrastructure Bank Transition Office (Infrastructure Canada)
  • Marc Fortin, Assistant Deputy Minister, Program Operations (Infrastructure Canada)
  • Ryan Greer, Director, Transportation and Infrastructure Policy (The Canadian Chamber of Commerce)
  • Mike Ircha, Senior Advisor (Association of Canadian Port Authorities)
  • Wendy Zatylny, President (Association of Canadian Port Authorities)
Thursday, December 8, 2016 at 10:32 AM
  • Michael Bourque, President and Chief Executive Officer (Railway Association of Canada)
  • Ruth Snowden, Executive Director (Canadian International Freight Forwarders Association)
Wednesday, December 7, 2016 at 4:20 PM
  • Harold Calla, Executive Chair, First Nations Financial Management Board (As an Individual)
  • The Honourable Bob Rae, P.C., O.C., Q.C. (As an Individual)
  • The Honourable Gerry St. Germain, P.C., former senator (As an Individual)
Thursday, November 24, 2016 at 10:35 AM
  • Ron Bonnett, President (Canadian Federation of Agriculture)
  • John Masswohl, Director of Government and International Relations (Canadian Cattlemen's Association)
Thursday, November 17, 2016 at 10:35 AM
  • Sheilagh Murphy, Assistant Deputy Minister, Lands and Economic Development (Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada)
  • Honorary Lieutenant-General Richard Rohmer, Canadian Armed Forces (As an Individual)
  • Bruno Steinke, Director, Consultation and Accommodation Unit (Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada)
Wednesday, November 16, 2016 at 4:25 PM
  • Jack Mintz, President's Fellow, The School of Public Policy, University of Calgary (As an Individual)
  • Jonathan Stringham, Manager – Fiscal Policy (Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers)
Thursday, October 27, 2016 at 10:31 AM
  • Ian Satchwell, Senior Fellow, Perth USAsia Centre (As an Individual)
Wednesday, October 26, 2016 at 4:19 PM
  • Chief Joseph Bevan, Chair (First Nations Major Projects Coalition)
  • Harold Calla, Executive Chair (First Nations Financial Management Board)
  • Chief Corrina Leween, Member (First Nations Major Projects Coalition)
  • Del Nattrass, Economic and Financial Advisor (First Nations Major Projects Coalition)
  • Angel Ransom, Councillor and Member (First Nations Major Projects Coalition)
Thursday, October 20, 2016 at 10:30 AM
  • Craig Hutton, Director General, Strategic Policy, Strategic Policy & Innovation (Transport Canada)
  • Sandra LaFortune, Director General, International Relations and Trade Policy (Transport Canada)
  • Rick Laliberte (As an Individual)
  • John Van Nostrand, Founding Principal (SvN Architects + Planners)
Thursday, October 6, 2016 at 10:30 AM
  • Andre Arbour, Manager, Business and Regulatory Analysis, Telecommunications Policy Branch, Strategic Policy Sector (Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada)
  • Adam Scott, Director, Business and Regulatory Analysis, Telecommunications Policy Branch, Strategic Policy Sector (Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada)
Wednesday, October 5, 2016 at 4:20 PM
  • Garret Kent Fellows, Research Associate - Energy and Environmental Policy (The School of Public Policy, University of Calgary)
  • Andrei Sulzenko, Executive Fellow (The School of Public Policy, University of Calgary)
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Orders of Reference

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