Standing Senate Committee on Legal and Constitutional Affairs

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 Session  note  note
Bill C-15, An Act to implement treaties and administrative arrangements on the international transfer of persons found guilty of criminal offences
(2004-05-05)
Thursday, May 13, 2004 at 10:50 AM
Wednesday, May 12, 2004 at 3:41 PM
  • Mary Campbell, Acting Director General, Corrections and Criminal Justice Directorate, Community Safety and Partnerships (From the Department of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness:)
  • Michel Laprade, Senior Counsel, Legal Services, Correctional Service Canada (From the Department of Justice Canada:)
  • AS A PANEL: (As an Individual)
  • Normand Payette, Acting Director, Corrections Policy Division, Corrections and Criminal Justice Directorate, Community Safety and Partnerships (From the Department of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness:)
The petitions calling on the Senate to declare the City of Ottawa, Canada's capital, a bilingual city
(2004-04-29)
Bill C-3, An Act to amend the Canada Elections Act and the Income Tax Act
(2004-04-22)
Thursday, May 6, 2004 at 10:55 AM
  • The Honourable Jacques Saada, P.C., M.P., Leader of the Government in the House of Commons and Minister responsible for Democratic Reform (From the House of Commons:)
  • Stéphane Perrault, Senior Privy Council Officer (From the Privy Council Office:)
  • Stephen Zaluski, Privy Council Officer, Senior Counsel, Legislation and House Planning, Counsel (From the Privy Council Office:)
Wednesday, May 5, 2004 at 4:20 PM
  • Miguel Figueroa, Leader (From the Communist Party of Canada:)
  • Gordon Gibson, Senior Fellow, Canadian Studies (From the Fraser Institute:)
  • Paul Hellyer, Former leader (From the Canadian Action Party:)
  • Diane Johnston, Secretary, National Office (From the Marxist-Leninist Party of Canada:)
  • Louis Massicotte, University of Montreal, Faculty of Arts and Sciences - Political Science, Associate Professor (As an individual)
  • AS A PANEL: (As an Individual)
  • David Smith, University of Saskatchewan, Political Studies, College of Arts and Sciences, Professor (As an individual)
  • Nelson Wiseman, University of Toronto, Faculty of Arts and Sciences - Political Science, Associate Professor (As an individual)
  • Lisa Young, University of Calgary, Faculty of Social Sciences - Political Science, Professor (As an individual)
Thursday, April 29, 2004 at 10:59 AM
  • Diane R. Davidson, Deputy Chief Electoral Officer and Chief Legal Counsel and Regulatory Affairs (From Elections Canada:)
  • Jean-Pierre Kingsley, Chief Electoral Officer (From Elections Canada:)
  • James Sprague, Senior Practitioner and General Counsel (From Elections Canada:)
Wednesday, April 28, 2004 at 4:22 PM
  • The Honourable Jacques Saada, P.C., M.P., Leader of the Government in the House of Commons and Minister responsible for Democratic Reform (From the House of Commons:)
  • Stéphane Perrault, Privy Council Officer, Senior Counsel, Legislation and House Planning (From the Privy Council Office:)
  • Stephen Zaluski, Privy Council Officer, Senior Counsel, Legislation and House Planning (From the Privy Council Office:)
Bill C-22, An Act to amend the Criminal Code (cruelty to animals)
(2004-04-20)
Bill S-15, An Act to amend the Act of incorporation of Queen's Theological College
(2004-03-11)
Wednesday, March 24, 2004 at 4:30 PM
  • Robert A. Little, Q.C., Solicitor. (From Queen’s Theological College:)
  • Anne MacDermaid, Chairman, Board of Management (From Queen’s Theological College:)
  • Professor Allan Manson, Chair, Committee of Imprisonment and Release of the National Criminal Justice Section (From the Canadian Bar Association:)
  • Dr. Charles McVety, President (From the Canada Christian College:)
  • Senator Lowell Murray, P.C. (Sponsor of the Bill) (From the Senate of Canada:)
  • Jean Stairs, Principal (From Queen’s Theological College:)
  • Tamra Thomson, Director, Legislation and Law Reform (From the Canadian Bar Association:)
Subject-matter of Bill S-3, An Act to amend the Constitution Act, 1867 and the Parliament of Canada Act (Speakership of the Senate)
(2004-03-11)
Bill C-17, An Act to amend certain Acts
(2004-03-09)
Wednesday, April 28, 2004 at 4:22 PM
  • The Honourable Jacques Saada, P.C., M.P., Leader of the Government in the House of Commons and Minister responsible for Democratic Reform (From the House of Commons:)
  • Stéphane Perrault, Privy Council Officer, Senior Counsel, Legislation and House Planning (From the Privy Council Office:)
  • Stephen Zaluski, Privy Council Officer, Senior Counsel, Legislation and House Planning (From the Privy Council Office:)
Thursday, April 22, 2004 at 10:58 AM
  • Joan Arnold, Director, Pensions Legislation Development, Pensions Division (From the Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat:)
  • Ginette Bougie, Director, Compensation and Classification (From the Privy Council Office:)
  • John Mark Keyes, Director, Legislative Policy and Development (Department of Justice Canada)
  • Daniel Ricard, Deputy Chief Legislative Counsel (From the Department of Justice Canada:)
Wednesday, March 31, 2004 at 4:34 PM
  • The Honourable Jacques Saada, P.C., M.P., Leader of the Government in the House of Commons and Minister responsible for Democratic Reform (From the House of Commons:)
  • Joan Arnold, Director, Pensions Legislation Development, Pensions Division (From the Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat:)
  • Ginette Bougie, Director, Compensation and Classification (From the Privy Council Office:)
  • Michelle d'Auray, Chief Information Officer (From the Treasury Board Secretariat:)
  • Matthew Lynch, Privy Council Officer (Privy Council Office)
  • Wayne McCutcheon, Acting Deputy Secretary to the Cabinet (From the Privy Council Office:)
  • AS A PANEL: (As an Individual)
  • Stéphane Perrault, Senior Privy Council Officer (From the Privy Council Office:)
  • Michel Voghel, Legal Counsel (From the Department of Foreign Affairs:)
Bill C-20, An Act to change the names of certain electoral districts
(2004-03-09)
Thursday, April 29, 2004 at 10:59 AM
  • Diane R. Davidson, Deputy Chief Electoral Officer and Chief Legal Counsel and Regulatory Affairs (From Elections Canada:)
  • Jean-Pierre Kingsley, Chief Electoral Officer (From Elections Canada:)
  • James Sprague, Senior Practitioner and General Counsel (From Elections Canada:)
Thursday, April 1, 2004 at 10:59 AM
  • Diane R. Davidson, Deputy Chief Electoral Officer and Chief Legal Counsel and Regulatory Affairs (From Elections Canada:)
  • Jean-Pierre Kingsley, Chief Electoral Officer (From Elections Canada:)
Wednesday, March 31, 2004 at 4:34 PM
  • The Honourable Jacques Saada, P.C., M.P., Leader of the Government in the House of Commons and Minister responsible for Democratic Reform (From the House of Commons:)
  • Joan Arnold, Director, Pensions Legislation Development, Pensions Division (From the Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat:)
  • Ginette Bougie, Director, Compensation and Classification (From the Privy Council Office:)
  • Michelle d'Auray, Chief Information Officer (From the Treasury Board Secretariat:)
  • Matthew Lynch, Privy Council Officer (Privy Council Office)
  • Wayne McCutcheon, Acting Deputy Secretary to the Cabinet (From the Privy Council Office:)
  • AS A PANEL: (As an Individual)
  • Stéphane Perrault, Senior Privy Council Officer (From the Privy Council Office:)
  • Michel Voghel, Legal Counsel (From the Department of Foreign Affairs:)
Bill S-11, An Act to repeal legislation that has not been brought into force within ten years of receiving royal assent
(2004-03-09)
Thursday, April 22, 2004 at 10:58 AM
  • Joan Arnold, Director, Pensions Legislation Development, Pensions Division (From the Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat:)
  • Ginette Bougie, Director, Compensation and Classification (From the Privy Council Office:)
  • John Mark Keyes, Director, Legislative Policy and Development (Department of Justice Canada)
  • Daniel Ricard, Deputy Chief Legislative Counsel (From the Department of Justice Canada:)
Bill C-14, An Act to amend the Criminal Code and other Acts
(2004-02-25)
Wednesday, March 31, 2004 at 4:34 PM
  • The Honourable Jacques Saada, P.C., M.P., Leader of the Government in the House of Commons and Minister responsible for Democratic Reform (From the House of Commons:)
  • Joan Arnold, Director, Pensions Legislation Development, Pensions Division (From the Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat:)
  • Ginette Bougie, Director, Compensation and Classification (From the Privy Council Office:)
  • Michelle d'Auray, Chief Information Officer (From the Treasury Board Secretariat:)
  • Matthew Lynch, Privy Council Officer (Privy Council Office)
  • Wayne McCutcheon, Acting Deputy Secretary to the Cabinet (From the Privy Council Office:)
  • AS A PANEL: (As an Individual)
  • Stéphane Perrault, Senior Privy Council Officer (From the Privy Council Office:)
  • Michel Voghel, Legal Counsel (From the Department of Foreign Affairs:)
Thursday, March 25, 2004 at 10:55 AM
  • The Honourable Irwin Cotler, P.C., M.P., Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada (As an Individual)
  • Julie Besner, Counsel (Department of Justice Canada)
  • Michelle d'Auray, Chief Information Officer (From the Treasury Board Secretariat:)
  • Donald K. Piragoff, Acting Assistant Deputy Minister, Criminal Law Policy and Community Justice Branch. (From the Department of Justice Canada:)
  • Svend J. Robinson, M.P., (Burnaby-Douglas) (From the House of Commons:)
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