Standing Senate Committee on National Finance

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-50, An Act to implement certain provisions of the budget tabled in Parliament on February 26, 2008 and to enact provisions to preserve the fiscal plan set out in that budget
(2008-06-10)
Wednesday, June 11, 2008 at 2:18 PM
Subject-matter of Bill C-50, An Act to implement certain provisions of the budget tabled in Parliament on February 26, 2008 and to enact provisions to preserve the fiscal plan set out in that budget
(2008-05-15)
Tuesday, June 10, 2008 at 9:33 AM
  • Krista Campbell, Senior Chief, Federal-Provincial Relations Division, Federal-Provincial Relations and Social Policy Branch (Finance Canada)
  • Kerri Froc, Legal Policy Analyst (Canadian Bar Association)
  • Betsy Kane, Executive Member, National Citizenship and Immigration Law Section (Canadian Bar Association)
  • Mark Potter, Director General, Policing Policy (Public Safety Canada)
Tuesday, June 3, 2008 at 9:38 AM
  • Les Linklater, Director General, Immigration Branch (Citizenship and Immigration Canada)
  • Andrea Lyon, Assistant Deputy Minister, Strategic and Program Policy (Citizenship and Immigration Canada)
Thursday, May 29, 2008 at 1:00 PM
  • Amanda Aziz, National Chairperson (Canadian Federation of Students)
  • Michel Bédard, Member, Task Force on Financing of Employment Insurance (Canadian Institute of Actuaries)
  • Pierre Céré, Spokeperson (Conseil national des chômeurs et chômeuses)
  • Zach Churchill, National Director (Canadian Alliance of Student Associations)
  • John Dirks, President (Gairdner Foundation)
  • Lisa Fry, Policy and Research Officer (Canadian Alliance of Student Associations)
  • Ron Giammarino, Professor (University of British Columbia)
  • Joyce Reynolds, Executive Vice-President (Canadian Restaurant and Foodservices Association)
  • David Stewart-Patterson, Executive Vice-President (Canadian Council of Chief Executives)
  • Erin Weir, Economist (United Steelworkers - USW)
  • Garth Whyte, Vice President (Canadian Federation of Independent Business)
Thursday, May 29, 2008 at 9:05 AM
  • Carlos Achadinha, Chief, Sales Tax Division, Alcohol, Tobacco and Excise Legislation, Tax Policy Branch (Finance Canada)
  • Joan Arnold, Senior Director, Insurance Benefits Program Group (Treasury Board of Canada)
  • Louis Beauséjour, Director General, Employment Insurance Policy (Human Resources and Social Development Canada)
  • Krista Campbell, Senior Chief, Federal-Provincial Relations Division, Federal-Provincial Relations and Social Policy Branch (Finance Canada)
  • Ross Firla, Economist (Finance Canada)
  • Rosaline Frith, Director General, Canada Student Loans Program (Human Resources and Social Development Canada)
  • Yves Giroux, Director, Social Policy, Federal-Provincial Relations and Social Policy Branch (Finance Canada)
  • Gérard Lalonde, Director,Tax Legislation Division, Tax Policy Branch (Finance Canada)
  • Robert Lomas, Special Advisor to the Director General, Minerals, Metals and Materials Policy Branch (Natural Resources Canada)
  • Pierre Mercille, Chief, Sales Tax Division, GST Legislation, Tax Policy Branch (Finance Canada)
  • Lawrence Purdy, Senior Chief, Tax Legislation Division, Tax Policy Branch (Finance Canada)
  • Elisha Ram, Chief, Microeconomic Policy Analysis, Industry Knowledge Economy Section, Economic Development and Corporate Finance (Finance Canada)
  • Jeremy Rudin, General Director, Financial Sector Policy Branch, Economic Development and Corporate Finance (Finance Canada)
Wednesday, May 28, 2008 at 2:05 PM
  • James Bissett (As an individual)
  • David Cohen, Immigration Lawyer (As an individual)
  • Peter Ferreira, President (Canadian Ethnocultural Council)
  • Naveen P. Mehta, Lawyer, Director, Human Rights, Equity and Diversity (STATUS NOW! Campaign in Defence of Undocumented Immigrants)
  • Khaled Mouammar, President (Canadian Arab Federation)
  • Tom Pang, Acting President (Chinese Canadian Community Alliance)
  • Victor Wong, Executive Director (Chinese Canadian National Council)
Supplementary Estimates (A), laid before Parliament for the fiscal year ending March 31, 2009
(2008-05-14)
Wednesday, May 28, 2008 at 6:13 PM
  • Brian Pagan, Executive Director, Expenditure Operations and Estimates Division (Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat)
  • Alister Smith, Assistant Secretary, Expenditure Management Sector (Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat)
Bill S-214, An Act to amend the Income Tax Act and the Excise Tax Act (tax relief for Nunavik)
(2008-04-01)
Estimates laid before Parliament for the fiscal year ending March 31, 2009
(2008-02-28)
Wednesday, June 4, 2008 at 1:15 PM
Tuesday, May 27, 2008 at 9:38 AM
Tuesday, May 13, 2008 at 9:32 AM
  • Gabriel Miller, Intergovernmental Relations Manager (Federation of Canadian Municipalities)
  • Gord Steeves, President, Councillor of City of Winnipeg (Federation of Canadian Municipalities)
Wednesday, May 7, 2008 at 6:17 PM
  • Pierre Bordeleau, Director General, Corporate Services (Canada Economic Development)
  • Manon Brassard, Vice-President, Operations (Canada Economic Development)
  • Marc Brooks, Director General, Community Development Branch, Socio-economic Policy and Regional Operations (Indian and Northern Affairs Canada)
  • Carmen DeMarco, Manager, Northeastern Ontario (Industry Canada)
  • Danielle Labonté, Director General, Northern Strategic Policy Branch (Indian and Northern Affairs Canada)
  • James Mack, Director, Northern Economic Development Directorate, Northern Affairs (Indian and Northern Affairs Canada)
  • Jeff Moore, Director General, Sector Governance and infrastructure Programs (Industry Canada)
  • Gilles Pelletier, Director General, Business Development and Infrastructure (Canada Economic Development)
Tuesday, May 6, 2008 at 9:32 AM
  • David Cluff, Assistant Deputy Minister, Corporate Services and Chief Financial Officer (Infrastructure Canada)
  • Marilyn Kapitany, Assistant Deputy Minister, Manitoba Region (Western Economic Diversification Canada)
  • Taki Sarantakis, Director General, Policy and Priorities, Policy and Communications Branch (Infrastructure Canada)
  • Jim Saunderson, Director General, Corporate Finance and Programs (Western Economic Diversification Canada)
  • Jocelyne St.Jean, Director General, Intergovernmental Operations, Program Operations Branch (Infrastructure Canada)
Tuesday, April 29, 2008 at 9:34 AM
  • Denise Frenette, Director General, Finance (Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency)
  • Sherril Minns, Vice-President of Finance and Corporate Services (Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency)
  • Robert Smith, Director General, Community Development (Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency)
Wednesday, April 16, 2008 at 6:20 PM
  • Kevin Page, Parliamentary Budget Officer (Library of Parliament)
  • Michael Nelson, Registrar of Lobbyists (Office of the Registrar of Lobbyists)
  • Marc O'Sullivan, Acting Assistant Secretary to the Cabinet, Senior Personnel and Special Projects (Privy Council Office)
  • William R. Young, Parliamentary Librarian (Library of Parliament)
Tuesday, April 15, 2008 at 9:33 AM
  • The Honourable Michael Fortier, P.C., Minister of Public Works and Government Services Canada ()
  • François Guimont, Deputy Minister (Public Works and Government Services Canada)
  • Ian McLeod, Counsel, Justice Canada (Public Works and Government Services Canada)
Wednesday, April 9, 2008 at 6:22 PM
  • George Dolhai, Acting Deputy Director of Public Prosecutions, Criminal Litigation and Organized Crime Branch (Public Prosecution Service of Canada)
  • Marc Fortin, Executive Director and Corporate Counsel (Public Prosecution Service of Canada)
  • Chantal Proulx, Acting Deputy Director of Public Prosecutions, Regulatory Litigation and Criminal Justice Branch (Public Prosecution Service of Canada)
  • Brian Saunders, Acting Director of Public Prosecutions (Public Prosecution Service of Canada)
Tuesday, April 8, 2008 at 9:33 AM
  • Joe Friday, General Counsel (Office of the Public Sector Integrity Commissioner)
  • Christiane Ouimet, Commissioner (Office of the Public Sector Integrity Commissioner)
  • Wayne Watson, Deputy Commissioner (Office of the Public Sector Integrity Commissioner)
Wednesday, April 2, 2008 at 6:17 PM
Tuesday, March 4, 2008 at 9:35 AM
  • Brian Pagan, Executive Director, Expenditure Operations and Estimates Division (Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat)
  • Alister Smith, Assistant Secretary, Expenditure Management Sector (Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat)
Supplementary Estimates (B), laid before Parliament for the fiscal year ending March 31, 2008
(2008-02-14)
Tuesday, March 4, 2008 at 9:35 AM
  • Brian Pagan, Executive Director, Expenditure Operations and Estimates Division (Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat)
  • Alister Smith, Assistant Secretary, Expenditure Management Sector (Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat)
Tuesday, February 26, 2008 at 9:35 AM
  • Bill Matthews, Senior Director, Public Accounts Policy and Reporting (Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat)
  • Rod Monette, Interim Comptroller General of Canada (Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat)
  • Brian Pagan, Executive Director, Expenditure Operations and Estimates Division (Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat)
  • The Honourable Hugh Segal, Sponsor of the Bill (Senate of Canada)
  • Alister Smith, Assistant Secretary, Expenditure Management Sector (Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat)
Bill C-41, An Act respecting payments to a trust established to provide provinces and territories with funding for community development
(2008-02-05)
Wednesday, February 6, 2008 at 6:38 PM
  • The Honourable James Michael Flaherty, P.C., M.P., Minister of Finance (As an Individual)
  • Louis Lévesque, Deputy Minister, Intergovernmental Affairs, Privy Council Office (Privy Council Office)
Subject-matter of Bill C-28, An Act to implement certain provisions of the budget tabled in Parliament on March 19, 2007 and to implement certain provisions of the economic statement tabled in Parliament on October 30, 2007
(2007-12-12)
Thursday, December 13, 2007 at 9:11 AM
  • Bob Friesen, President (Canadian Federation of Agriculture)
  • Paul Hobson, Professor, Acadia University (As an Individual)
  • Wade Locke, Professor, Memorial University of Newfoundland and Labrador (As an Individual)
  • Rob Rainer, Executive Director (National Anti-Poverty Organization (NAPO))
Wednesday, December 12, 2007 at 2:37 PM
  • Ted Menzies, M.P., Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Finance (Department of Finance Canada)
  • James Bandola, Policy Analyst, Operational Policy and Legislation (Human Resources and Social Development Canada)
  • Michael Bartlett, Legal Counsel, Legal Services Unit (Fisheries and Oceans Canada)
  • Martine Bérubé, Chief, Sectoral Policy Analysis, Agriculture & Fisheries, Economic Development and Corporate Finance (Department of Finance Canada)
  • Francis Bilodeau, Sectoral Policy Analysis, Economic Development and Corporate Finance (Department of Finance Canada)
  • David Burden, Director, Divestiture (Fisheries and Oceans Canada)
  • The Honourable Senator Pat Carney, P.C., Sponsor of the Bill (As an Individual)
  • Sandra Dunn, Chief, Financial Sector Stability, Financial Sector Division, Financial Sector Policy Branch (Department of Finance Canada)
  • Brian Ernewein, General Director, Senior Assistant Deputy Minister's Office, Tax Policy Branch (Department of Finance Canada)
  • John Grace, Specialist, Pension Policy, Private Pension Plans Division (Office of the Superintendent of Financial Instititions Canada)
  • Richard Graw, Legal Counsel (Department of Justice Canada)
  • Derek Hermanutz, Senior Chief, Federal-Provincial Relations Division, Federal-Provincial and Social Policy Branch (Department of Finance Canada)
  • Patricia E. Kell, Director, Policy and Government Relations (Parks Canada)
  • Gerard Lalonde, Director, Tax Legislation Division, Tax Policy Branch (Department of Finance Canada)
  • Tom McGirr, Chief, Federal-Provincial Relations Division, Federal-Provincial Relations and Social Policy Branch (Department of Finance Canada)
  • Pierre Mercille, Chief, Sales Tax Division, GST Legislation (Department of Finance Canada)
  • Kei Moray, Senior Chief, Business Income Tax Division, Tax Policy Branch (Department of Finance Canada)
  • Doug Tapley, Manager, Cabinet Affairs (Parks Canada)
  • Geoff Trueman, Chief, Sales Tax Division, Air Travelers Security Charge (Department of Finance Canada)
  • Frank Vermaeten, General Director, Assistant Deputy Minister's Office, Federal-Provincial Relations and Social Policy Branch (Department of Finance Canada)
  • Caroline Weber, Director General, Office for Disability Issues (Human Resources and Social Development Canada)
Bill S-219, An Act to amend the Public Service Employment Act (elimination of bureaucratic patronage and establishment of national area of selection)
(2007-12-11)
Wednesday, April 2, 2008 at 6:17 PM
Tuesday, April 1, 2008 at 9:31 AM
  • Maria Barrados, President (Public Service Commission of Canada)
  • Cheryl Fisher, Director General, Staffing and Assessment Services Branch (Public Service Commission of Canada)
  • Jennifer Miles, Director, Regulations and Legislation, Policy Branch (Public Service Commission of Canada)
  • The Honourable Senator Pierrette Ringuette, sponsor of the bill ()
Bill S-215, An Act to protect heritage lighthouses
(2007-12-06)
Wednesday, December 12, 2007 at 2:37 PM
  • Ted Menzies, M.P., Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Finance (Department of Finance Canada)
  • James Bandola, Policy Analyst, Operational Policy and Legislation (Human Resources and Social Development Canada)
  • Michael Bartlett, Legal Counsel, Legal Services Unit (Fisheries and Oceans Canada)
  • Martine Bérubé, Chief, Sectoral Policy Analysis, Agriculture & Fisheries, Economic Development and Corporate Finance (Department of Finance Canada)
  • Francis Bilodeau, Sectoral Policy Analysis, Economic Development and Corporate Finance (Department of Finance Canada)
  • David Burden, Director, Divestiture (Fisheries and Oceans Canada)
  • The Honourable Senator Pat Carney, P.C., Sponsor of the Bill (As an Individual)
  • Sandra Dunn, Chief, Financial Sector Stability, Financial Sector Division, Financial Sector Policy Branch (Department of Finance Canada)
  • Brian Ernewein, General Director, Senior Assistant Deputy Minister's Office, Tax Policy Branch (Department of Finance Canada)
  • John Grace, Specialist, Pension Policy, Private Pension Plans Division (Office of the Superintendent of Financial Instititions Canada)
  • Richard Graw, Legal Counsel (Department of Justice Canada)
  • Derek Hermanutz, Senior Chief, Federal-Provincial Relations Division, Federal-Provincial and Social Policy Branch (Department of Finance Canada)
  • Patricia E. Kell, Director, Policy and Government Relations (Parks Canada)
  • Gerard Lalonde, Director, Tax Legislation Division, Tax Policy Branch (Department of Finance Canada)
  • Tom McGirr, Chief, Federal-Provincial Relations Division, Federal-Provincial Relations and Social Policy Branch (Department of Finance Canada)
  • Pierre Mercille, Chief, Sales Tax Division, GST Legislation (Department of Finance Canada)
  • Kei Moray, Senior Chief, Business Income Tax Division, Tax Policy Branch (Department of Finance Canada)
  • Doug Tapley, Manager, Cabinet Affairs (Parks Canada)
  • Geoff Trueman, Chief, Sales Tax Division, Air Travelers Security Charge (Department of Finance Canada)
  • Frank Vermaeten, General Director, Assistant Deputy Minister's Office, Federal-Provincial Relations and Social Policy Branch (Department of Finance Canada)
  • Caroline Weber, Director General, Office for Disability Issues (Human Resources and Social Development Canada)
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