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
The subject matter of those elements contained in Divisions 2, 4, 5, 6, 7, 12, 16 and 19 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) Link to the briefs of this witness/study
Tuesday, May 29, 2018 at 2:31 PM
Thursday, May 24, 2018 at 10:30 AM
  • Chris Bradley, Associate General Counsel, Canadian Personal and Commercial Banking (Bank of Montreal (BMO))
  • Dave Bruyea, Senior Vice President and Chief Information Security Officer (Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce (CIBC))
  • Mike Henry, Chief Data Officer (Scotiabank)
  • Holly Shonaman, Chief Privacy Officer (Royal Bank of Canada)
  • Jane Stubbington, Vice President, Compliance and Global Chief Privacy Officer (TD Bank Group)
Wednesday, May 23, 2018 at 4:12 PM
  • Scott Hendry, Senior Special Director, Financial Technology, Funds Management and Banking Department (Bank of Canada)
  • Grahame Johnson, Managing Director, Funds Management and Banking Department (Bank of Canada)
Tuesday, May 22, 2018 at 2:29 PM
  • Barbara Bucknell, Director, Policy, Research and Parliamentary Affairs (Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada)
  • Daniel Therrien, Privacy Commissioner (Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada)
Thursday, May 10, 2018 at 10:30 AM
  • Julien Brazeau, Senior Director, Financial Services Innovation, Financial Sector Policy Branch (Department of Finance Canada)
  • Galen Countryman, Director General, Federal-Provincial Relations Division (Department of Finance Canada)
  • Manuel Dussault, Senior Director, Framework Policy, Financial Sector Policy Branch (Department of Finance Canada)
  • Marianna Giordano, Director, CPP Policy and Legislation (Employment and Social Development Canada)
  • Danielle Héroux, Director, CPP/EI Rulings Division (Canada Revenue Agency)
  • Scott Jones, Deputy Chief, IT Security (Communications Security Establishment)
  • Colleen Merchant, Director General, National Cyber Security Directorate (Public Safety Canada)
  • Pankaj Sehgal, Assistant Deputy Minister, Cyber and IT Security (Shared Services Canada)
  • Saskia Tolsma, Senior Economist, Sectoral Policy Analysis, Economic Development and Corporate Finance (Department of Finance Canada)
  • Jeremy Weil, Senior Project Leader, Financial Sector Policy Branch (Department of Finance Canada)
Wednesday, May 9, 2018 at 3:33 PM
  • Yuki Bourdeau, Senior Advisor, Financial Sector Policy Branch (Department of Finance Canada)
  • Julien Brazeau, Senior Director, Financial Services Innovation, Financial Sector Policy Branch (Department of Finance Canada)
  • Justin Brown, Director, Financial Stability, Financial Sector Policy Branch (Department of Finance Canada)
  • Nikil Chande, Director, Financial Stability Department (Bank of Canada)
  • Manuel Dussault, Senior Director, Framework Policy, Financial Sector Policy Branch (Department of Finance Canada)
  • Toni Gravelle, Managing Director, Financial Markets Department (Bank of Canada)
  • Marie-Josée Lambert, Director, Crown Corporation and Currency, Financial Sector Policy Branch (Department of Finance Canada)
  • Nick Marion, Director, Reserves Management, Financial Sector Policy Branch (Department of Finance Canada)
  • John Rossi, Policy and Research Advisor (Canada Deposit Insurance Corporation)
  • Eleanor Ryan, Director General, Financial Institutions Division, Financial Sector Policy Branch (Department of Finance Canada)
  • Saskia Tolsma, Senior Economist, Sectoral Policy Analysis, Economic Development and Corporate Finance (Department of Finance Canada)
  • Richard Wall, Managing Director, Currency Department (Bank of Canada)
  • Jeremy Weil, Senior Project Leader, Financial Sector Policy Branch (Department of Finance Canada)
Thursday, May 3, 2018 at 10:32 AM
  • Christine Duhaime, Founder and Lawyer, Duhaime Law (Digital Finance Institute)
  • Normand Lafrenière, President (Canadian Association of Mutual Insurance Companies)
  • Marina Mandal, Assistant General Counsel (Canadian Bankers Association)
  • Steve Masnyk, Principal (SkyBridge Strategies)
  • Angelina Mason, General Counsel and Vice President (Canadian Bankers Association)
  • Athana Mentzelopoulos, Vice President, Government Relations (Canadian Credit Union Association)
  • Marc-André Pigeon, Assistant Vice President, Financial Sector Policy (Canadian Credit Union Association)
Study on new and emerging issues for Canadian importers and exporters in North American and global markets
(2018-01-30) Link to the briefs of this witness/study
Thursday, June 14, 2018 at 10:29 AM
  • Wayne Garnons-Williams, Chair (International Inter-Tribal Trade and Investment Organization)
  • Sara P. Sandford, Principal (Garvey Schubert Barer, P.C.)
Thursday, May 31, 2018 at 10:33 AM
  • Dale Beugin, Executive Director (Canada's Ecofiscal Commission)
  • Lisa Stilborn, Vice President, Ontario Division (Canadian Fuels Association)
Thursday, April 26, 2018 at 10:33 AM
  • Philip Cross, Senior Fellow (Macdonald-Laurier Institute)
  • Laura Dawson, Director, Canada Institute (Wilson Center)
  • Lai-King Hum, Principal/Senior Lawyer, Hum Law Firm (As an Individual)
Thursday, April 19, 2018 at 10:32 AM
  • Chris Bloomer, Chief Executive Officer (Canadian Energy Pipeline Association)
  • Steve Douglas, Vice President, Investor Relations (Suncor)
  • Tim McMillan, President and CEO (Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers)
Wednesday, April 18, 2018 at 5:17 PM
  • Charles Lammam, Director, Fiscal Studies, Fraser Institute (As an Individual)
  • Fred R. O'Riordan, National Leader, Tax Policy, Canadian Leader, Economics and Analytical Services (Ernst & Young LLP)
Thursday, February 15, 2018 at 10:30 AM
  • The Honourable Perrin Beatty, P.C., President and Chief Executive Officer (Canadian Chamber of Commerce)
  • Mike Holden, Chief Economist (Canadian Manufacturers and Exporters)
  • Brian Kingston, Vice President, Policy, International and Fiscal (Business Council of Canada)
  • Joy Nott, President and Chief Executive Officer (Canadian Association of Importers and Exporters)
Wednesday, February 14, 2018 at 4:16 PM
  • Peter Hall, Chief Economist (Export Development Canada)
  • Walid Hejazi, Associate Professor, International Business, Rotman School of Management, University of Toronto (As an Individual)
  • Jeremy Kronick, Senior Policy Analyst (C.D. Howe Institute)
  • Meredith Lilly, Associate Professor and Simon Reisman Chair in International Affairs, Norman Paterson School of International Affairs, Carleton University (As an Individual)
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) Link to the briefs of this witness/study
Thursday, February 8, 2018 at 10:30 AM
Wednesday, February 7, 2018 at 4:15 PM
  • Charles Docherty, Senior Legal Counsel (Canadian Bankers Association)
  • Kate Martin, Senior Policy Advisor, Community Impact (Canadian Credit Union Association)
  • Marc-André Pigeon, Vice President, Financial Sector Policy (Canadian Credit Union Association)
  • Ali Pourdad, Chief Executive Officer (Progressa)
  • The Honourable Senator Pierrette Ringuette, sponsor of the bill (As an Individual)
  • Gary Schwartz, President (Canadian Lenders Association)
Thursday, February 1, 2018 at 10:30 AM
  • Jerry Buckland, Professor, International Development Studies, Menno Simons College, Canadian Mennonite University, The University of Winnipeg (As an Individual)
  • Tom Cooper, Director (Hamilton Roundtable for Poverty Reduction)
  • Courtney Mo, Public Policy Manager (Momentum)
  • Chris Robinson, Professor, Finance, School of Administrative Studies, York University (As an Individual)
  • Patricia White, Executive Director (Credit Counselling of Canada)
Wednesday, January 31, 2018 at 4:32 PM
  • The Honourable Senator Pierrette Ringuette, sponsor of the bill (As an Individual)
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) Link to the briefs of this witness/study
Wednesday, March 28, 2018 at 4:15 PM
  • Ali Ghorbani, Director (Canadian Institute for Cybersecurity, University of New Brunswick)
Thursday, March 22, 2018 at 11:30 AM
  • John P. Carlin, Chair, Global Risk and Crisis Management (Morrison & Foerster LLP)
Wednesday, March 21, 2018 at 4:18 PM
  • Chief Superintendent Jeff Adam, Acting Assistant Commissioner, Technical Operations (Royal Canadian Mounted Police)
  • André Boucher, Associate Deputy Chief, IT Security (Communications Security Establishment)
  • Florian Kerschbaum, Interim Director (Cybersecurity and Privacy Institute, University of Waterloo)
  • Colleen Merchant, Director General, National Cyber Security Directorate (Public Safety Canada)
Thursday, March 1, 2018 at 10:30 AM
  • Robert W. Gordon, Executive Director (Canadian Cyber Threat Exchange)
  • Ron Green, Chief Security Officer (Mastercard)
  • Kotaro Ishi, Senior Economist (International Monetary Fund)
  • Cheng Hoon Lim, Assistant Director and Mission Chief for Canada, Western Hemisphere Department (International Monetary Fund)
  • Troy Matheson, Senior Economist (International Monetary Fund)
  • Scott Smith, Director, Intellectual Property and Innovation Policy (The Canadian Chamber of Commerce)
Wednesday, February 28, 2018 at 4:30 PM
  • Judy Cameron, Senior Director, Legislation, Approvals and Strategic Policy (Office of the Superintendent of Financial Institutions Canada)
  • Justin Ferrabee, Chief Operating Officer (Payments Canada)
  • Theresa Hinz, Director, Approvals and Precedents (Office of the Superintendent of Financial Institutions Canada)
  • Martin Kyle, Chief Information Security Officer (Payments Canada)
  • Ron Morrow, Managing Director, Financial Stability Department (Bank of Canada)
  • Annette Ryan, Associate Assistant Deputy Minister, Financial Sector Policy Branch (Department of Finance Canada)
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 - Investment, Partnerships and Innovation (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 Canada)
  • Christopher Meszaros, Counsel, Public Services and Procurement Canada Legal Services (Department of Justice Canada)
  • 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)
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