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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-35, An Act to amend the Criminal Code (law enforcement animals, military animals and service animals)
(2015-06-17)
Thursday, June 18, 2015 at 10:30 AM
  • Diane Bergeron, Executive Director, Strategic Relations and Engagement (Canadian National Institute for the Blind)
  • Troy Carriere, Staff Sergeant, Section Commander of Canine/Flight Operations (Edmonton Police Canine Unit)
  • Barbara Cartwright, Chief Executive Officer (Canadian Federation of Humane Societies)
  • Brian Hurley, Representative (Canadian Council of Criminal Defence Lawyers)
  • Stephen Kaye, President (Canadian Police Canine Association)
  • Carole Morency, Director General and Senior General Counsel, Criminal Law Policy Section (Department of Justice Canada)
  • Michael Spratt, Member and Criminal Defence Counsel (Criminal Lawyers Association)
  • Michael E. Zigayer, Senior Counsel, Criminal Law Policy Section (Department of Justice Canada)
Wednesday, June 17, 2015 at 4:50 PM
  • The Honourable Peter MacKay, P.C., Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada (As an Individual)
  • Carole Morency, Director General and Senior General Counsel, Criminal Law Policy Section (Department of Justice Canada)
  • Michael E. Zigayer, Senior Counsel, Criminal Law Policy Section (Department of Justice Canada)
Bill C-42, An Act to amend the Firearms Act and the Criminal Code and to make a related amendment and a consequential amendment to other Acts
(2015-06-04) Show Briefs
Monday, June 15, 2015 at 6:33 PM
  • Robert Abramowitz, Counsel (Public Safety Canada)
  • Julie Besner, Acting Senior Counsel, Criminal Law Policy Section (Department of Justice Canada)
  • Lyndon Murdock, Director, Operational and Policing Policy Directorate (Public Safety Canada)
Thursday, June 11, 2015 at 10:30 AM
  • Ian Broom, Senior Policy Analyst, Corrections and Criminal Justice Division (Public Safety Canada)
  • Wendy Cukier, President (Coalition for Gun Control)
  • Heidi Rathjen, Coordinator (Groupe des étudiants et diplômés de Polytechnique pour le contrôle des armes (Polysesouvient))
  • Ari Slatkof, Team Leader and Senior Counsel, Legal Services (Public Safety Canada)
Wednesday, June 10, 2015 at 3:00 PM
  • Julie Besner, Acting Senior Counsel, Criminal Law Policy Section (Department of Justice Canada)
  • Todd Brown, Executive Director (Firearms Institute for Rational Education)
  • Greg Farrant, Manager, Government Affairs and Policy (Ontario Federation of Anglers and Hunters)
  • Solomon Friedman, Firearms Law Expert (As an Individual)
  • John Gayder, Constable (As an Individual)
  • Jessie Mc Nicoll (As an Individual)
  • Lyndon Murdock, Director, Operational and Policing Policy Directorate (Public Safety Canada)
  • Tony Rodgers, Executive Director (Nova Scotia Federation of Anglers and Hunters)
  • Kathy Thompson, Assistant Deputy Minister, Community Safety and Countering Crime Branch (Public Safety Canada)
  • Steve Torino, President (Canadian Shooting Sports Association)
Tuesday, June 9, 2015 at 10:00 AM
  • The Honourable Steven Blaney, P.C., MP, Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness (Public Safety Canada)
  • Julie Besner, Acting Senior Counsel, Criminal Law Policy Section (Department of Justice Canada)
  • Lyndon Murdock, Director, Operational and Policing Policy Directorate (Public Safety Canada)
  • John Ossowski, Associate Deputy Minister (Public Safety Canada)
Bill C-12, An Act to amend the Corrections and Conditional Release Act
(2015-05-28)
Thursday, June 11, 2015 at 10:30 AM
  • Ian Broom, Senior Policy Analyst, Corrections and Criminal Justice Division (Public Safety Canada)
  • Wendy Cukier, President (Coalition for Gun Control)
  • Heidi Rathjen, Coordinator (Groupe des étudiants et diplômés de Polytechnique pour le contrôle des armes (Polysesouvient))
  • Ari Slatkof, Team Leader and Senior Counsel, Legal Services (Public Safety Canada)
Thursday, June 4, 2015 at 11:00 AM
  • Rebecca Jesseman, Director, Information Systems and Performance Measurement (Canadian Centre on Substance Abuse)
  • The Honourable Senator Kim Pate, Executive Director (Canadian Association of Elizabeth Fry Societies)
  • Gerry Verrier, Board Member (Drug Prevention Network of Canada)
Wednesday, June 3, 2015 at 3:32 PM
  • The Honourable Steven Blaney, P.C., MP, Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness (Public Safety Canada)
  • Suzanne Brisebois, Director General, Policy, Planning and Operations (Parole Board of Canada)
  • Angela Connidis, Director General, Corrections (Public Safety Canada)
  • Don Head, Commissioner (Correctional Service Canada)
  • Michel Laprade, Senior Counsel, Legal Services (Correctional Service Canada)
  • Catherine Latimer, Executive Director (John Howard Society of Canada)
  • Kirsten Mattison, Acting Director, Regulatory Policy, Healthy Environments and Consumer Safety Branch (Health Canada)
Bill C-26, An Act to amend the Criminal Code, the Canada Evidence Act and the Sex Offender Information Registration Act, to enact the High Risk Child Sex Offender Database Act and to make consequential amendments to other Acts
(2015-05-12) Show Briefs
Thursday, June 4, 2015 at 11:00 AM
  • Rebecca Jesseman, Director, Information Systems and Performance Measurement (Canadian Centre on Substance Abuse)
  • The Honourable Senator Kim Pate, Executive Director (Canadian Association of Elizabeth Fry Societies)
  • Gerry Verrier, Board Member (Drug Prevention Network of Canada)
Tuesday, June 2, 2015 at 3:03 PM
  • Ellen Campbell, President, CEO and Founder (Canadian Centre for Abuse Awareness)
  • Sheldon Kennedy, Lead Director (Sheldon Kennedy Child Advocacy Centre)
  • Patricia Kosseim, Senior General Counsel and Director General, Legal Services, Policy and Research Branch (Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada)
  • Daniel Therrien, Privacy Commissioner of Canada (Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada)
Thursday, May 28, 2015 at 10:30 AM
  • David Butt, Legal Counsel (Kids Internet Safety Alliance)
  • Paul J. Calarco, Member, Criminal Justice Section (Canadian Bar Association)
  • Alain Fortier, President (Victimes d'agressions sexuelles au masculin (VASAM))
  • Greg Gilhooly (As an Individual)
  • Catherine Latimer, Executive Director (John Howard Society of Canada)
  • Gaylene Schellenberg, Lawyer, Legislation and Law Reform (Canadian Bar Association)
  • Michael Spratt, Member and Criminal Defence Counsel (Criminal Lawyers Association)
  • Monique St. Germain, General Counsel (Canadian Centre for Child Protection)
  • Frank Tremblay, Vice-president (Victimes d'agressions sexuelles au masculin (VASAM))
Wednesday, May 27, 2015 at 4:01 PM
  • The Honourable Steven Blaney, P.C., MP, Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness (Public Safety Canada)
  • The Honourable Peter MacKay, P.C., Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada (As an Individual)
  • Angela Connidis, Director General, Corrections (Public Safety Canada)
  • Peter Henschel, Deputy Commissioner, Specialized Policing Services (Royal Canadian Mounted Police)
  • Nathalie Levman, Counsel, Policy Sector, Criminal Law Policy Section (Department of Justice Canada)
  • Carole Morency, Director General and Senior General Counsel (Department of Justice Canada)
  • Inspector Sergio Pasin, Officer in charge of Behavioral Sciences, Technical Operations, Specialized Policing Services (Royal Canadian Mounted Police)
  • Ari Slatkof, Team Leader and Senior Counsel, Legal Services (Public Safety Canada)
  • Matthias Villetorte, Counsel, Criminal Law Policy Section (Department of Justice Canada)
Bill C-2, An Act to amend the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act
(2015-04-23) Show Briefs
Wednesday, May 27, 2015 at 4:01 PM
  • The Honourable Steven Blaney, P.C., MP, Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness (Public Safety Canada)
  • The Honourable Peter MacKay, P.C., Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada (As an Individual)
  • Angela Connidis, Director General, Corrections (Public Safety Canada)
  • Peter Henschel, Deputy Commissioner, Specialized Policing Services (Royal Canadian Mounted Police)
  • Nathalie Levman, Counsel, Policy Sector, Criminal Law Policy Section (Department of Justice Canada)
  • Carole Morency, Director General and Senior General Counsel (Department of Justice Canada)
  • Inspector Sergio Pasin, Officer in charge of Behavioral Sciences, Technical Operations, Specialized Policing Services (Royal Canadian Mounted Police)
  • Ari Slatkof, Team Leader and Senior Counsel, Legal Services (Public Safety Canada)
  • Matthias Villetorte, Counsel, Criminal Law Policy Section (Department of Justice Canada)
Thursday, May 14, 2015 at 10:31 AM
  • Dr. Jeff Blackmer, Vice-President, Medical Professionalism (Canadian Medical Association)
  • Marilou Gagnon, Expert Advisor Policy, Research, and Advocacy (Canadian Association of Nurses in HIV/AIDS Care (CANAC))
  • Rebecca Jesseman, Director, Information Systems and Performance Measurement (Canadian Centre on Substance Abuse)
  • Donna May (As an Individual)
  • Jean Nelson, Director, Legal Services (Canadian Medical Association)
  • Tom Stamatakis, President (Canadian Police Association)
  • Greg Thompson, President (Urban League of London)
  • Dean Wilson (As an Individual)
Wednesday, May 13, 2015 at 4:17 PM
  • Chuck Doucette, President (Drug Prevention Network of Canada)
  • Richard Elliott, Executive Director (Canadian HIV/AIDS Legal Network)
  • Chris Grinham, Co-Founder (Safer Ottawa)
  • Bryan Larkin, Member, Drug Abuse Committee, Chief, Waterloo Regional Police Service (Canadian Association of Chiefs of Police)
  • Russell Maynard, Program Director (Insite - Supervised Injection Site)
  • Michael Spratt, Member and Criminal Defence Counsel (Criminal Lawyers Association)
Wednesday, May 6, 2015 at 4:15 PM
  • The Honourable Rona Ambrose, P.C., P.C., M.P., Minister of Health (As an Individual)
  • The Honourable Steven Blaney, P.C., MP, Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness (Public Safety Canada)
  • Hilary Geller, Assistant Deputy Minister, Healthy Environments and Consumer Safety Branch (Health Canada)
  • Trevor Bhupsingh, Director General, Law Enforcement and Border Strategies (Public Safety Canada)
  • Jacqueline Gonçalves, Director General, Controlled Substances and Tobacco Directorate (Health Canada)
  • Diane Labelle, General Counsel, Health Canada Legal Services (Department of Justice Canada)
  • Assistant Commissioner Eric Slinn, Director General, Support Services, Federal Policing (Royal Canadian Mounted Police)
Bill C-32, An Act to enact the Canadian Victims Bill of Rights and to amend certain Acts
(2015-03-24) Show Briefs
Thursday, April 2, 2015 at 10:31 AM
  • Pamela Arnott, Director and Senior Counsel, Policy Centre for Victim Issues (Department of Justice Canada)
  • Daryl Churney, Director, Corrections and Criminal Justice Division (Public Safety Canada)
  • Don Head, Commissioner (Correctional Service Canada)
  • Carole Morency, Director General and Senior General Counsel (Department of Justice Canada)
Wednesday, April 1, 2015 at 4:45 PM
  • Alain Fortier, President (Victimes d'agressions sexuelles au masculin (VASAM))
  • Robert Hooper, Chairperson, Board of Directors (Walk With Me Canada)
  • Mona Lee (As an Individual)
  • Yvonne Lindfield, Co-founder, Manager, Education and Community Outreach (Canadian Parents of Murdered Children and Survivors of Homicide Victims)
  • Kathryn Pentz, Q.C., NS Branch Section Chair – National Criminal Justice Section (Canadian Bar Association)
  • Nancy Roy, General Manager (Association of Families of Persons Assassinated or Disappeared)
  • Gaylene Schellenberg, Lawyer, Legislation and Law Reform (Canadian Bar Association)
  • Dale Sutherland (As an Individual)
  • Frank Tremblay, Vice-president (Victimes d'agressions sexuelles au masculin (VASAM))
  • Nana Yanful, Representative (Canadian Council of Criminal Defence Lawyers)
Thursday, March 26, 2015 at 10:30 AM
  • Catherine Latimer, Executive Director (John Howard Society of Canada)
  • Sue O'Sullivan, Federal Ombudsman for Victims of Crime (Office of the Federal Ombudsman for Victims of Crime)
  • Sharon Rosenfeldt, President (Victims of Violence - Canadian Centre for Missing Children)
  • Michael Spratt, Member and Criminal Defence Counsel (Criminal Lawyers Association)
  • Megan Walker, Executive Director (London Abused Women's Centre)
Wednesday, March 25, 2015 at 4:17 PM
  • The Honourable Steven Blaney, P.C., MP, Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness
  • The Honourable Peter MacKay, P.C., Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada
  • Pamela Arnott, Director and Senior Counsel, Policy Centre for Victim Issues (Department of Justice Canada)
  • Richard Clair, Executive Director General (Parole Board of Canada)
  • Angela Connidis, Director General, Corrections (Public Safety Canada)
  • Don Head, Commissioner (Correctional Service Canada)
  • Carole Morency, Director General and Senior General Counsel (Department of Justice Canada)
  • Kathy Thompson, Assistant Deputy Minister, Community Safety and Countering Crime Branch (Public Safety Canada)
Bill C-47, An Act to correct certain anomalies, inconsistencies and errors and to deal with other matters of a non-controversial and uncomplicated nature in the Statutes of Canada and to repeal certain provisions that have expired, lapsed or otherwise ceased to have effect
(2015-02-03)
Wednesday, February 18, 2015 at 4:16 PM
Bill C-377, An Act to amend the Income Tax Act (requirements for labour organizations)
(2014-11-25) Show Briefs
Wednesday, May 13, 2015 at 4:17 PM
  • Chuck Doucette, President (Drug Prevention Network of Canada)
  • Richard Elliott, Executive Director (Canadian HIV/AIDS Legal Network)
  • Chris Grinham, Co-Founder (Safer Ottawa)
  • Bryan Larkin, Member, Drug Abuse Committee, Chief, Waterloo Regional Police Service (Canadian Association of Chiefs of Police)
  • Russell Maynard, Program Director (Insite - Supervised Injection Site)
  • Michael Spratt, Member and Criminal Defence Counsel (Criminal Lawyers Association)
Thursday, May 7, 2015 at 10:30 AM
  • Laurie Channer, Director of Industrial Relations (Writers Guild of Canada)
  • D. Cameron Hunter, Principal, Eckler Ltd. (As an Individual)
  • Jerry Dias, National President (Unifor)
  • The Honourable Kevin Flynn, M.P.P., Minister of Labour (Government of Ontario)
  • Dick Heinen, Executive Director (CLAC)
  • Ian Lee, Associate Professor, Carleton University (As an Individual)
  • John Mortimer, President (Canadian LabourWatch Association)
  • The Honourable Kelly Regan MLA, Minister of Labour and Advanced Education (Government of Nova Scotia)
  • Bruce Ryder, Professor, Osgoode Hall Law School (As an Individual)
  • Tom Stamatakis, President (Canadian Police Association)
  • Daniel Therrien, Privacy Commissioner of Canada (Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada)
  • Aaron Wudrick, Federal Director (Canadian Taxpayers Federation)
Thursday, April 23, 2015 at 10:32 AM
  • Noah Arshinoff, Staff Lawyer, Legislation and Law Reform (Canadian Bar Association)
  • The Honourable Michel Bastarache, former Justice of the Supreme Court of Canada (As an Individual)
  • The Honourable Erna Braun, M.L.A., Minister of Labour and Immigration (Government of Manitoba)
  • Len MacKay, President (Association of Justice Counsel)
  • Michael Mazzuca, Past Chair, National Pensions and Benefits Law Section (Canadian Bar Association)
  • Ken Pereira (As an Individual)
  • Marc Roumy (As an Individual)
Wednesday, April 22, 2015 at 4:32 PM
  • Paul Cavalluzzo, Senior Partner, Cavalluzzo Shilton McIntyre Cornish LLP (As an Individual)
  • Russ Hiebert, M.P., South Surrey-White Rock-Cloverdale, Sponsor of the bill
  • Brian Johnston, Partner, Stewart McKelvey (As an Individual)
  • Hassan Yussuff, President (Canadian Labour Congress)
Bill C-13, An Act to amend the Criminal Code, the Canada Evidence Act, the Competition Act and the Mutual Legal Assistance in Criminal Matters Act
(2014-11-05) Show Briefs
Thursday, November 27, 2014 at 10:31 AM
  • Jonathan Bodden, Vice President, Corporate and Community Relations (Ottawa Senators Foundation)
  • Donald Bourgeois, General Counsel and Director of Legal Services (Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario)
  • Carole Morency, Director General and Senior General Counsel (Department of Justice Canada)
  • Hal Pruden, Counsel, Criminal Policy Section (Department of Justice Canada)
  • Norm Wong, Counsel, Criminal Law Policy Section (Department of Justice Canada)
Wednesday, November 26, 2014 at 4:15 PM
  • Glen Canning (As an Individual)
  • David Fraser, Partner, McInnes Cooper (As an Individual)
  • Paul Gillespie, President and Chief Executive Officer (Kids Internet Safety Alliance)
  • Karyn Kennedy, Executive Director (Boost Child Abuse Prevention & Intervention)
  • Corina Morrison, Co-founder and Executive Director (London Anti-Bullying Coalition)
  • Linda Steel, Member, Board of Directors (London Anti-Bullying Coalition)
Thursday, November 20, 2014 at 10:30 AM
  • Gwyneth Anderson, Co-Founder (Bully Free Community Alliance)
  • Daniel Caron, Legal Counsel (Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada)
  • Fahd Alhattab, Alumnus (Boys and Girls Clubs of Canada)
  • Rachel Gouin, Director, Research and Public Policy (Boys and Girls Clubs of Canada)
  • Patricia Kosseim, Senior General Counsel and Director General (Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada)
  • Tony Paisana, Executive Member, Criminal Justice Section (Canadian Bar Association)
  • Basiliki Schinas-Vlasis, Co-Founder (Bully Free Community Alliance)
  • Daniel Therrien, Privacy Commissioner of Canada (Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada)
Wednesday, November 19, 2014 at 4:17 PM
  • Andrea Slane, Associate Professor, University of Ontario Institute of Technology (As an Individual)
  • Michael Geist, Law Professor, University of Ottawa (As an Individual)
  • Lianna McDonald, Executive Director (Canadian Centre for Child Protection)
  • Leo Russomanno, Member and Criminal Defence Counsel (Criminal Lawyers Association)
  • Michael Spratt, Member and Criminal Defence Counsel (Criminal Lawyers Association)
  • Monique St. Germain, General Counsel (Canadian Centre for Child Protection)
Thursday, November 6, 2014 at 10:30 AM
  • Inspector Mercer Armstrong, Officer in Charge of Operations, Contract & Aboriginal Policing Directorate (Royal Canadian Mounted Police)
  • Jim Chu, Chief, Vancouver Police Department (Canadian Association of Chiefs of Police)
  • Greg Gilhooly (As an Individual)
  • Allan Hubley, Councillor, City of Ottawa (As an Individual)
  • Scott Naylor, Detective Inspector (Ontario Provincial Police)
  • Superintendent Joe Oliver, Assistant Commissioner, Technical Operations (Royal Canadian Mounted Police)
Wednesday, November 5, 2014 at 4:16 PM
  • The Honourable Peter MacKay, P.C., Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada (As an Individual)
  • Donald Piragoff, Senior Assistant Deputy Minister, Policy Sector (Department of Justice Canada)
  • Norm Wong, Counsel, Criminal Law Policy
The subject matter of those elements contained in Division 4 of Part 4 of Bill C-43, A second Act to implement certain provisions of the budget tabled in Parliament on February 11, 2014 and other measures
(2014-10-30)
Thursday, November 27, 2014 at 10:31 AM
  • Jonathan Bodden, Vice President, Corporate and Community Relations (Ottawa Senators Foundation)
  • Donald Bourgeois, General Counsel and Director of Legal Services (Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario)
  • Carole Morency, Director General and Senior General Counsel (Department of Justice Canada)
  • Hal Pruden, Counsel, Criminal Policy Section (Department of Justice Canada)
  • Norm Wong, Counsel, Criminal Law Policy Section (Department of Justice Canada)
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