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Government response to the fifteenth report of the Standing Senate Committee on Banking, Trade and Commerce, entitled "National Corridor: Enhancing and Facilitating Commerce and Internal Trade"
(2017-11-17)
Thursday, October 4, 2018 at 10:29 AM
  • The Honourable Marc Garneau, P.C., M.P., Minister of Transport (Transport Canada)
  • Sandra LaFortune, Director General, International Relations and Trade Policy (Transport Canada)
  • Emilia Warriner, Director, Transportation Infrastructure Programs (Transport Canada)
Examine and report on issues pertaining to the management of systemic risk in the financial system, domestically and internationally
(2017-10-17) Show Briefs
Thursday, February 21, 2019 at 10:30 AM
  • Arun Bauri, Strategic Policy and Research Analyst, Policy, Research and Parliamentary Affairs Directorate (Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada)
  • Justin Ferrabee, Chief Operating Officer (Payments Canada)
  • Greg Lang, Major Case Director and Strategic Policy Advisor, Competition Advocacy Unit (Competition Bureau Canada)
  • Gregory Smolynec, Deputy Commissioner, Policy and Promotion Sector (Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada)
  • Leila Wright, Associate Deputy Commissioner, Policy, Planning and Advocacy Directorate (Competition Bureau Canada)
Thursday, November 1, 2018 at 10:32 AM
  • Kevan Cowan, Chief Executive Officer (Capital Markets Authority Implementation Organization)
Thursday, October 25, 2018 at 10:31 AM
  • Leah Anderson, Assistant Deputy Minister, Financial Sector Policy Branch (Department of Finance Canada)
  • Dean Cosman, President and Chief Executive Officer (Canada Deposit Insurance Corporation)
  • Steven Mennill, Chief Risk Officer (Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation)
  • Ron Morrow, Advisor to the Governor (Bank of Canada)
  • Jeremy Rudin, Superintendent (Office of the Superintendent of Financial Institutions Canada)
Wednesday, October 24, 2018 at 4:15 PM
  • Kent Andrews, Senior Vice President, Regulatory Risk and Risk Capital Assessment (TD Bank Group)
  • Antoine Avril, Vice President, Risk, Credit Granting and Special Loans (Desjardins Group)
  • Jason Drysdale, Executive Vice President, Retail and Commercial Risk (Royal Bank of Canada)
  • Darren Hannah, Vice President, Finance, Risk and Prudential Policy (Canadian Bankers Association)
Study and report on issues and concerns pertaining to cyber security and cyber fraud
(2017-10-17) Show Briefs
Thursday, October 18, 2018 at 10:32 AM
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 of Canada (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) Show Briefs
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 and Communities)
  • Gregory 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) Show Briefs
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
  • 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) Show Briefs
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, Canadian Intellectual Property Office (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, Canadian Intellectual Property Office (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 for 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 General, 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)
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Orders of Reference

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