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  note  note
Government response to the nineteenth report of the Standing Senate Committee on National Finance, entitled Getting Ready: For a new generation of active seniors, deposited with the Clerk of the Senate on June 20, 2018
(2018-06-20)
Bill C-74, An Act to implement certain provisions of the budget tabled in Parliament on February 27, 2018 and other measures
(2018-06-12)
Wednesday, June 13, 2018 at 6:45 PM
Bill S-243, An Act to amend the Canada Revenue Agency Act (reporting on unpaid income tax)
(2018-06-05)
The subject matter of all 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, June 12, 2018 at 9:30 AM
  • Michael Ferguson, Auditor General of Canada (Office of the Auditor General of Canada)
  • Jean Goulet, Principal Director (Office of the Auditor General of Canada)
Tuesday, June 5, 2018 at 9:02 AM
  • The Honourable Bill Morneau, P.C., M.P., Minister of Finance (Department of Finance Canada)
  • Leah Anderson, Assistant Deputy Minister, Financial Sector Policy Branch (Department of Finance Canada)
  • Andrew Marsland, Senior Assistant Deputy Minister, Tax Policy Branch (Department of Finance Canada)
  • Annette Ryan, Associate Assistant Deputy Minister, Financial Sector Policy Branch (Department of Finance Canada)
Wednesday, May 23, 2018 at 4:33 PM
  • Bill Blair, M.P., Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada and to the Minister of Health (As an Individual)
  • Shane Baddeley, Policy Analyst, Sales Tax Division, Tax Policy Branch (Department of Finance Canada)
  • Gervais Coulombe, Director, Sales Tax Division, Tax Policy Branch (Department of Finance Canada)
Wednesday, May 9, 2018 at 1:31 PM
  • Medric Cousineau, Co-Founder (Paws Fur Thought)
  • Rob Cunningham, Senior Policy Analyst (Canadian Cancer Society)
  • Bill Morris, National Director (United Way Centraide Canada)
Tuesday, May 8, 2018 at 1:32 PM
  • Sarah Diamond, Chief Administration Officer and Counsel, Halton Regional Police Association (As an Individual)
  • Jean-Denis Fréchette, Parliamentary Budget Officer (Office of the Parliamentary Budget Officer)
  • Luke Harford, President (Beer Canada)
  • Jason Jacques, Senior Director, Costing and Budgetary Analysis (Office of the Parliamentary Budget Officer)
  • C.T. (Manny) Jules, Chief Commissioner (First Nations Tax Commission)
  • Allan Rewak, Executive Director (Cannabis Canada Council)
Tuesday, May 8, 2018 at 9:33 AM
  • Dr. Nadia Alam, President (Ontario Medical Association)
  • Bruce Ball, Vice President, Taxation (Chartered Professional Accountants of Canada)
  • Ron Bonnett, President (Canadian Federation of Agriculture)
  • Dan Kelly, President and Chief Executive Officer (Canadian Federation of Independent Business)
  • Scott Ross, Assistant Executive Director, Business Risk Management and Farm Policy (Canadian Federation of Agriculture)
  • Trevin S. Stratton, Chief Economist (The Canadian Chamber of Commerce)
Thursday, May 3, 2018 at 1:33 PM
  • Selena Beattie, Director of Operations, Cabinet Affairs, Legislation and House Planning (Privy Council Office)
  • Andrew Brown, Acting Director General, Employment Insurance Policy (Employment and Social Development Canada)
  • Anne Burgess, Legal Counsel (Privy Council Office)
  • Galen Countryman, Director General, Federal-Provincial Relations Division (Department of Finance Canada)
  • David Dewar, Director, Strategic Policy and Government Affairs, Policy and Strategic Direction (Western Economic Diversification Canada)
  • Julie Lalonde-Goldenberg, Director General, Partnerships Development and Management Directorate (Employment and Social Development Canada)
  • Marie-Josée Lambert, Director, Crown Corporation and Currency, Financial Sector Policy Branch (Department of Finance Canada)
  • Gigi Mandy, Executive Director, Strategic Policy Branch, Canada Health Act Division (Health Canada)
  • Sonya Read, Senior Director, Digital Policy (Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat)
  • Jeannine Ritchot, Executive Director, Regulatory Cooperation, Regulatory Affairs Secretariat (Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat)
  • Cara Scales, Director, Policy Analysis and Initiatives, Employment and Insurance Policy (Employment and Social Development Canada)
  • Pirthipal Singh, Director, Tier 1 Partnerships and Services Offerings for Federal Partners, Partnerships Development and Management Directorate (Employment and Social Development Canada)
  • Christian Sylvain, Director General, Corporate and Government Affairs (Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR),)
Wednesday, May 2, 2018 at 6:45 PM
  • Jennifer Kim Drever, Partner, Tax (MNP LLP)
  • Rachel Gervais, Partner, GTA Group Tax Service Line Leader (BDO Canada LLP)
  • Peter Weissman, Partner, Cadesky Tax (As an Individual)
Wednesday, May 2, 2018 at 1:44 PM
  • Marie-Josée Lambert, Director, Crown Corporation and Currency, Financial Sector Policy Branch (Department of Finance Canada)
  • Sonya Read, Senior Director, Digital Policy (Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat)
Tuesday, May 1, 2018 at 1:35 PM
  • Shane Baddeley, Policy Analyst, Sales Tax Division, Tax Policy Branch (Department of Finance Canada)
  • Gervais Coulombe, Director, Sales Tax Division, Tax Policy Branch (Department of Finance Canada)
  • Pierre Mercille, Director General (Legislation), Sales Tax Division, Tax Policy Branch (Department of Finance Canada)
Tuesday, May 1, 2018 at 9:45 AM
  • Maude Lavoie, Director General, Business Income Tax Division, Tax Policy Branch (Department of Finance Canada)
  • Pierre Leblanc, Director General, Personal Income Tax Division, Tax Policy Branch (Department of Finance Canada)
  • Trevor McGowan, Director General, Tax Legislation Division, Tax Policy Branch (Department of Finance Canada)
Main Estimates for the fiscal year ending March 31, 2019
(2018-04-18) Link to the briefs of this witness/study
Wednesday, June 13, 2018 at 6:45 PM
Thursday, June 7, 2018 at 12:15 PM
  • The Honourable Scott Brison, P.C., M.P., President of the Treasury Board (Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat)
  • Renée LaFontaine, Chief Financial Officer and Assistant Secretary, Corporate Services Sector (Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat)
  • Marcia Santiago, Executive Director, Expenditure Management Sector (Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat)
Wednesday, June 6, 2018 at 3:30 PM
  • Mostafa Askari, Deputy Parliamentary Budget Officer (Office of the Parliamentary Budget Officer)
  • Jean-Denis Fréchette, Parliamentary Budget Officer (Office of the Parliamentary Budget Officer)
  • Jason Jacques, Senior Director, Costing and Budgetary Analysis (Office of the Parliamentary Budget Officer)
Wednesday, May 30, 2018 at 6:45 PM
  • Patrick Finn, Assistant Deputy Minister, Materiel (National Defence and the Canadian Armed Forces)
  • Vice-Admiral Darren Hawco, Acting Vice Chief of the Defence Staff (National Defence and the Canadian Armed Forces)
  • Claude Rochette, Assistant Deputy Minister (Finance) and Chief Financial Officer (National Defence and the Canadian Armed Forces)
  • Elizabeth Van Allen, Assistant Deputy Minister (Infrastructure and Environment) (National Defence and the Canadian Armed Forces)
Tuesday, May 29, 2018 at 1:30 PM
  • Karen Cahill, Director General, Financial Planning and Resource Management (Transport Canada)
  • Lori MacDonald, Assistant Deputy Minister, Safety and Security (Transport Canada)
  • Faith McIntyre, Director General, Policy and Research Division, Strategic Policy and Commemoration (Veterans Affairs Canada)
  • Pierre-Marc Mongeau, Assistant Deputy Minister, Programs (Transport Canada)
  • Maureen Sinnott, Director General, Finance and Deputy Chief Financial Officer, Chief Financial Officer and Corporate Services (Veterans Affairs Canada)
  • Sherry Spence, Director, Financial Operations, Chief Financial Officer and Corporate Services (Veterans Affairs Canada)
Tuesday, May 29, 2018 at 9:31 AM
  • Matt Jones, Assistant Deputy Minister, Pan-Canadian Framework Implementation Office (Environment and Climate Change Canada)
  • Dr. Tom Kovesi, Pediatric Respirologist, Professor of Pediatrics, Children's Hospital of Eastern Ontario and the University of Ottawa (As an Individual)
  • Judy Meltzer, Director General, Carbon Pricing Bureau (Environment and Climate Change Canada)
  • J. David Miller, Professor, Department of Chemistry, Carleton University (As an Individual)
  • Carol Najm, Assistant Deputy Minister, Corporate Services and Finance Branch (Environment and Climate Change Canada)
  • Dr. Yoko Schreiber, Infectious Disease Specialist, Ottawa Hospital (As an Individual)
Tuesday, May 22, 2018 at 1:32 PM
  • Catherine Blanchard, Director General, Planning and Resource Management, Chief Finances, Results and Delivery Officer Sector (Indigenous Services Canada and Crown-Indigenous Relations and Northern Affairs Canada)
  • David D'Amour, Director, Housing Finance (Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation)
  • Kathleen Devenny, Vice-President, Financial Planning and Analysis (Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation)
  • Brenda Lucki, Commissioner (Royal Canadian Mounted Police)
  • Denise Nesrallah, Acting Chief Financial and Administrative Officer (Royal Canadian Mounted Police)
  • Mark Perlman, Chief Financial Officer, Chief Financial Officer Branch (Employment and Social Development Canada)
  • Debbie Stewart, Vice-President, Affordable Housing, Client Solutions Management (Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation)
  • Paul Thoppil, Chief Financial Officer, Results and Delivery Officer (Indigenous Services Canada and Crown-Indigenous Relations and Northern Affairs Canada)
  • Stephen White, Assistant Commissioner and Acting Chief Human Resources Officer (Royal Canadian Mounted Police)
  • Jason Won, Deputy Chief Financial Officer, Chief Financial Officer Branch (Employment and Social Development Canada)
Tuesday, May 22, 2018 at 9:31 AM
  • Graham Barr, Acting Senior Assistant Deputy Minister, Strategy Branch (Shared Services Canada)
  • Shereen Benzvy Miller, Deputy Chairperson, Refugee Protection Division (Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada)
  • Jacques Cloutier, Vice-President, Operations Branch (Canada Border Services Agency)
  • Louis Dumas, Director General, Domestic Network, Operations (Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada)
  • Samantha Hazen, Director General and Deputy Chief Financial Officer, Corporate Services (Shared Services Canada)
  • Marc Lemieux, Assistant Deputy Minister, Pay Administration (Public Services and Procurement Canada)
  • Daniel Mills, Assistant Deputy Minister, Chief Financial Officer, Finance (Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada)
  • Jonathan Moor, Vice-President, Chief Financial Officer, Comptrollership Branch (Canada Border Services Agency)
  • Marty Muldoon, Chief Financial Officer, Finance and Administration (Public Services and Procurement Canada)
  • Kevin Radford, Assistant Deputy Minister, Real Property (Public Services and Procurement Canada)
  • Paula Thompson, Assistant Deputy Chairperson, Refugee Appeal Division (Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada)
Bill C-24, An Act to amend the Salaries Act and to make a consequential amendment to the Financial Administration Act
(2018-03-21)
Tuesday, April 17, 2018 at 9:31 AM
  • The Honourable Bardish Chagger, P.C., M.P., Leader of the Government in the House of Commons (House of Commons)
  • Martha Boyle, Privy Council Officer, Machinery of Government (Privy Council Office)
  • Allen Sutherland, Assistant Secretary, Machinery of Government (Privy Council Office)
Government response to the twelfth report of the Standing Senate Committee on National Finance, entitled Smarter Planning, Smarter Spending: Achieving infrastructure success, deposited with the Clerk of the Senate on February 28, 2017
(2018-03-20)
Wednesday, April 25, 2018 at 6:52 PM
  • The Honourable Amarjeet Sohi, P.C., M.P., Minister of Infrastructure and Communities (Infrastructure and Communities)
  • Darlene Boileau, Assistant Deputy Minister, Corporate Services and Chief Financial Officer (Infrastructure Canada)
  • Laura Di Paolo, Director General, Program Integration (Infrastructure Canada)
  • Kelly Gillis, Deputy Minister (Infrastructure Canada)
  • Sean Keenan, Director General, Strategic and Horizontal Policy (Infrastructure Canada)
Interim Estimates for the fiscal year ending March 31, 2019
(2018-02-15) Link to the briefs of this witness/study
Tuesday, March 20, 2018 at 9:31 AM
Tuesday, February 27, 2018 at 9:30 AM
  • Catherine Blanchard, Director General, Planning and Resource Management (Indigenous Services)
  • Grace Chenette, Executive Director, Financial Management Directorate (Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat)
  • Les Linklater, Associate Deputy Minister (Public Services and Procurement Canada)
  • Marty Muldoon, Chief Financial Officer, Finance and Administration Branch (Public Services and Procurement Canada)
  • Brian Pagan, Assistant Secretary, Expenditure Management Sector (Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat)
  • Mark Perlman, Chief Financial Officer (Employment and Social Development Canada )
  • Marcia Santiago, Executive Director, Expenditure Management Sector (Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat)
  • Paul Thoppil, Chief Financial, Results and Delivery Officer, Chief Finances Results and Delivery Officer Sector (Indigenous Services)
  • Jason Won, Deputy Chief Financial Officer (Employment and Social Development Canada )
Supplementary Estimates (C) for the fiscal year ending March 31, 2018
(2018-02-15) Link to the briefs of this witness/study
Tuesday, March 20, 2018 at 9:31 AM
Wednesday, February 28, 2018 at 6:45 PM
  • Shirley Carruthers, Director General, Financial Resource Planning and Management Bureau (Global Affairs Canada)
  • Arun Thangaraj, Assistant Deputy Minister and Chief Financial Officer (Global Affairs Canada)
Wednesday, February 28, 2018 at 1:30 PM
  • Todd Cain, Director General, Organization and Launch Directorate (Health Canada)
  • Julie Charron, Associate Assistant Deputy Minister (Finance) and Deputy Chief Financial Officer (Department of National Defence and the Canadian Armed Forces)
  • Edward De Sousa, Director General, Resource Management Directorate (Health Canada)
  • Daniel Dubeau, Acting Commissioner (Royal Canadian Mounted Police)
  • Patrick Finn, Assistant Deputy Minister (Materiel) (Department of National Defence and the Canadian Armed Forces)
  • Jason Jacques, Senior Director, Costing and Budgetary Analysis (Office of the Parliamentary Budget Officer)
  • Randy Larkin, Assistant Deputy Minister and Chief Financial Officer, Chief Financial Officer Branch (Health Canada)
  • Jason Stanton, Financial Analyst (Office of the Parliamentary Budget Officer)
  • Dennis Watters, Chief Financial and Administrative Officer (Royal Canadian Mounted Police)
Tuesday, February 27, 2018 at 9:30 AM
  • Catherine Blanchard, Director General, Planning and Resource Management (Indigenous Services)
  • Grace Chenette, Executive Director, Financial Management Directorate (Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat)
  • Les Linklater, Associate Deputy Minister (Public Services and Procurement Canada)
  • Marty Muldoon, Chief Financial Officer, Finance and Administration Branch (Public Services and Procurement Canada)
  • Brian Pagan, Assistant Secretary, Expenditure Management Sector (Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat)
  • Mark Perlman, Chief Financial Officer (Employment and Social Development Canada )
  • Marcia Santiago, Executive Director, Expenditure Management Sector (Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat)
  • Paul Thoppil, Chief Financial, Results and Delivery Officer, Chief Finances Results and Delivery Officer Sector (Indigenous Services)
  • Jason Won, Deputy Chief Financial Officer (Employment and Social Development Canada )
Bill C-63, A second Act to implement certain provisions of the budget tabled in Parliament on March 22, 2017 and other measures
(2017-12-05) Link to the briefs of this witness/study
Tuesday, December 12, 2017 at 9:36 AM
Friday, December 8, 2017 at 9:05 AM
  • Philip Cross, Senior Fellow, Macdonald-Laurier Institute (As an Individual)
  • The Honourable Cameron Friesen, MLA, Minister of Finance (Government of Manitoba)
  • Graham Shantz, President (Canada China Business Council)
Thursday, December 7, 2017 at 2:15 PM
  • Michael McDonald, Executive Director (Canadian Alliance of Student Associations)
  • Jack Mintz, President's Fellow, The School of Public Policy, University of Calgary (As an Individual)
  • Hugh Neilson, Director, Kingston Ross Pasnak LLP (As an Individual)
  • Vicky Smallman, National Director, Women's & Human Rights (Canadian Labour Congress)
  • Peter Weissman, Partner, Cadesky Tax (As an Individual)
Thursday, December 7, 2017 at 10:16 AM
  • Gervais Coulombe, Director, Excise Taxation and Legislation, Sales Tax Division, Tax Policy Branch (Department of Finance Canada)
  • Pierre Mercille, Director General (Legislation), Sales Tax Division, Tax Policy Branch (Department of Finance Canada)
Thursday, December 7, 2017 at 8:02 AM
  • Frédérick Dion, Executive Director (Association francophone des municipalités du Nouveau-Brunswick)
  • Paolo Fongemie, Mayor, Chaleur region representative on the governing board (Association francophone des municipalités du Nouveau-Brunswick)
  • Derrick Hynes, Executive Director (Federally Regulated Employers Transportation and Communications)
  • Bill Jeffery, Executive Director (Centre for Health Science and Law)
  • Carolyn Pullen, Director, Policy, Advocacy and Strategy (Canadian Nurses Association)
Wednesday, December 6, 2017 at 6:48 PM
  • Anna Dekker, Counsel, Judicial Affairs, Courts and Tribunal Policy (Department of Justice Canada)
  • Stephen Fertuck, Acting Director General, External and Trade Policy Branch (Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada)
  • Réal Gagnon, Senior Policy Analyst, Labour Program (Employment and Social Development Canada)
  • Tony Giles, Assistant Deputy Minister, Policy, Dispute Resolution and International Affairs, Labour Program (Employment and Social Development Canada)
  • Christopher Graham, Principal Economist, Regulatory Policy (Bank of Canada)
  • Lynn Hemmings, Senior Director, Financial Sector Division, Financial Sector Policy Branch (Department of Finance Canada)
  • Joyce Henry, Director General, Office of Energy Efficiency (Natural Resources Canada)
  • Melanie Hill, Special Advisor, Strategy and Innovation Policy Sector (Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada)
  • Marie-France Loranger, Senior Advisor, Financial Sector Policy Branch (Department of Finance Canada)
  • Lorraine McKenzie Presley, Director General, Portfolio Management and Corporate Secretariat (Natural Resources Canada)
  • Victor Ndihokubwayo, Legal Counsel, Natural Resources Canada Legal Services (Natural Resources Canada)
  • Daniel Robinson, Senior Economist, Framework Policy, Financial Sector policy Branch (Department of Finance Canada)
  • Sharif Sadek, Policy Analyst, Labour Program (Employment and Social Development Canada)
  • Darryl Sprecher, Senior Director, Expenditure Management Sector (Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat)
  • Hugues Vaillancourt, Director, Financial Sector Policy Branch (Department of Finance Canada)
  • Jim Valerio, Director, Small Business Branch (Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada)
Wednesday, December 6, 2017 at 2:16 PM
  • Antoine Brunelle-Côté, Director General, International Policy and Analysis Division, International Trade and Finance Branch (Department of Finance Canada)
  • Nicole Giles, Director General, International Finance and Development Division, International Trade and Finance Branch (Department of Finance Canada)
  • Anchela Nadarajah, Economist, Multilateral Institutions, International Finance and Development Division, International Trade and Finance Branch (Department of Finance Canada)
  • Mathew Sajkunovic, Director, International Monetary and Financial Policy, International Trade and Finance Branch (Department of Finance Canada)
  • Neil Saravanamuttoo, Director, Multilateral Institutions, International Finance and Development Division, International Finance Branch (Department of Finance Canada)
Tuesday, December 5, 2017 at 5:02 PM
  • The Honourable Bill Morneau, P.C., M.P., Minister of Finance (Department of Finance Canada)
  • Carlos Achadinha, Senior Director, Sales Tax Division, Alcohol, Tax Policy Branch (Department of Finance Canada)
  • Anna Dekker, Counsel, Judicial Affairs, Courts and Tribunal Policy (Department of Justice Canada)
  • Tony Giles, Assistant Deputy Minister, Policy, Dispute Resolution and International Affairs, Labour Program (Employment and Social Development Canada)
  • James Greene, Senior Advisor, Tax Policy Branch (Department of Finance Canada)
  • Pierre Leblanc, Director General, Personal Income Tax Division, Tax Policy Branch (Department of Finance Canada)
  • Andrew Marsland, Senior Assistant Deputy Minister, Tax Policy Branch (Department of Finance Canada)
  • Trevor McGowan, Director General, Tax Legislation Division, Tax Policy Branch (Department of Finance Canada)
  • Pierre Mercille, Director General (Legislation), Sales Tax Division, Tax Policy Branch (Department of Finance Canada)
  • Paul Samson, Associate Assistant Deputy Minister, Director General, International Trade and Finance Branch (Department of Finance Canada)
  • Rob Stewart, Associate Deputy Minister (Department of Finance Canada)
  • Mark Walsh, Director, Sales Tax Division, Tax Policy Branch (Department of Finance Canada)
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