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
Bill C-25, An Act to amend the Canada Business Corporations Act, the Canada Cooperatives Act, the Canada Not-for-profit Corporations Act, and the Competition Act
(2017-11-23) Link to the briefs of this witness/study
Thursday, December 14, 2017 at 10:31 AM
Wednesday, December 13, 2017 at 4:18 PM
  • Paul Schneider, Head of Corporate Governance, Public Equities (Ontario Teachers Pension Plan Board)
Thursday, December 7, 2017 at 10:30 AM
  • Wendy Cukier, Founder and Director (Diversity Institute)
  • Frederic Duguay, Partner (Hansell LLP)
  • Matthew Fortier, Vice President, Policy (Institute of Corporate Directors)
  • Susan Kushneryk, Partner (Hansell LLP)
Wednesday, December 6, 2017 at 4:18 PM
  • Jon Allen, Director (Transparency International Canada)
  • Sarah Kaplan, Director (Institute for Gender and the Economy)
  • Ashley Mac Isaac-Butler, Director, Women On Board and Government Affairs (Catalyst Canada Inc.)
  • Denis Meunier, Member, Beneficial Ownership Working Group (Transparency International Canada)
Thursday, November 30, 2017 at 11:15 AM
  • 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)
  • Mark Schaan, Director General, Marketplace Framework Policy Branch (Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada)
Bill S-237, An Act to amend the Criminal Code (criminal interest rate)
(2017-11-23)
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 (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)
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