Standing Senate Committee on National Finance

Studies & Bills

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Studies & Bills Date Referred  note  note
Bill C-44, An Act to implement certain provisions of the budget tabled in Parliament on March 22, 2017 and other measures
(2017-06-14) Link to the briefs of this witness/study
Tuesday, June 20, 2017 at 2:09 PM
Thursday, June 15, 2017 at 2:04 PM
  • The Honourable Bill Morneau, P.C., M.P., Minister of Finance (Department of Finance Canada)
  • Paul Rochon, Deputy Minister (Department of Finance Canada)
Supplementary Estimates (A) for the fiscal year ending March 31, 2018
(2017-05-18)
Thursday, June 15, 2017 at 2:04 PM
  • The Honourable Bill Morneau, P.C., M.P., Minister of Finance (Department of Finance Canada)
  • Paul Rochon, Deputy Minister (Department of Finance Canada)
Thursday, June 15, 2017 at 8:34 AM
  • The Honourable Scott Brison, P.C., M.P., President of the Treasury Board (Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat)
  • Renée LaFontaine, Assistant Secretary and Chief Financial Officer, Corporate Services Sector (Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat)
  • Brian Pagan, Assistant Secretary, Expenditure Management Sector (Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat)
Wednesday, May 31, 2017 at 1:47 PM
  • Stephen Gagnon, Director General, Specific Claims Branch, Treaties and Aboriginal Government (Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada)
  • Renée LaFontaine, Assistant Secretary and Chief Financial Officer, Corporate Services Sector (Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat)
  • Charles MacArthur, Senior Vice President, Regional Operations and Assisted Housing (Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation )
  • Doug Murphy, Director General, Social Policy , Strategic and Service Policy Branch (Employment and Social Development Canada )
  • Brian Pagan, Assistant Secretary, Expenditure Management Sector (Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat)
  • Mark Perlman, Chief Financial Officer, Chief Financial Officer Branch (Employment and Social Development Canada )
  • Darryl Sprecher, Senior Director, Expenditure Operations & Estimates, Expenditure Management Sector (Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat)
  • Paul Thompson, Senior Assistant Deputy Minister, Skills and Employment Branch (Employment and Social Development Canada )
  • Paul Thoppil, Chief Finances, Results and Delivery Officer, Finances, Results and Delivery Sector (Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada)
  • Jason Won, Deputy Chief Financial Officer (Employment and Social Development Canada )
  • Wojo Zielonka, Chief Financial Officer and Senior Vice President, Capital Markets (Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation )
The subject matter of all 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) Link to the briefs of this witness/study
Tuesday, May 16, 2017 at 2:16 PM
  • Barbara Feit, Treasurer (Alberta Small Brewers Association)
  • Catherine Paradis, Senior Research and Policy Analyst (Canadian Centre on Substance Abuse)
  • Jeremias N. Paul Jr., Coordinator, Tobacco Control Economics (World Health Organization)
  • John E. Peller, Chairman & Chief Executive Officer (Andrew Peller Limited)
  • Dr. Shekhar Saxena, Director, Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse (World Health Organization)
  • Frédérick Tremblay, President (Association des microbrasseries du Québec)
Wednesday, May 10, 2017 at 6:48 PM
  • Luke Harford, President (Beer Canada)
  • Asha Hingorani, Director, Government Affairs (Canadian Vintners Association)
  • Joyce Reynolds, Executive Vice President, Government Affairs (Restaurants Canada)
  • Jan H. Westcott, President and CEO (Spirits Canada)
Wednesday, May 10, 2017 at 1:48 PM
  • Mostafa Askari, Assistant Parliamentary Budget Officer (Office of the Parliamentary Budget Officer)
  • Jean-Denis Fréchette, Parliamentary Budget Officer (Office of the Parliamentary Budget Officer)
  • Sahir Khan, Executive Vice-President, Institute of Fiscal Studies and Democracy, University of Ottawa (As an Individual)
  • Mark Mahabir, General Counsel and Director of Policy for PBO (Office of the Parliamentary Budget Officer)
  • Geneviève Tellier, Full Professor, School of Political Studies, University of Ottawa (As an Individual)
Tuesday, May 9, 2017 at 2:19 PM
  • Don Booth, Director, Strategic Policy (Privy Council Office)
  • Roger Ermuth, Assistant Comptroller General, Financial Management Sector, Office of the Comptroller General (Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat)
  • Marie-Hélène Lévesque, Executive Director, Cost Recovery (Transport Canada)
  • Nathalie Meilleur, Senior Director, Financial Management Sector, Office of the Comptroller General (Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat)
  • Mary O'Connor, Legal Counsel (Transport Canada)
  • Allen Sutherland, Assistant Secretary to the Cabinet (Privy Council Office)
Tuesday, May 9, 2017 at 9:33 AM
  • Pat Breton, Director General, Procurement and Vendor Relationships (Shared Services Canada)
  • Gervais Coulombe, Chief, Sales Tax Division, Tax Policy Branch (Department of Finance Canada)
  • Anne David, Advisor/Economist, Funds Management Division, Financial Sector Policy Branch (Department of Finance Canada)
  • James Greene, Senior Advisor, Tax Policy Branch (Department of Finance Canada)
  • Pierre Leblanc, Director, Personal Income Tax Division, Tax Policy Branch (Department of Finance Canada)
  • Trevor McGowan, Senior Legislative Chief, Tax Legislation Division, Tax Policy Branch (Department of Finance Canada)
  • Pierre Mercille, Senior Legislative Chief, Sales Tax Division, Tax Policy Branch (Department of Finance Canada)
  • David Moore, Director, Program Design, Canada Education Savings Program (Employment and Social Development Canada )
  • Nicolas Moreau, Director, Funds Management Division, Financial Sector Policy Branch (Department of Finance Canada)
  • Christine Nagy, Senior Strategic Planning Advisor, Canada Education Savings Program (Employment and Social Development Canada)
  • Atiq Rahman, Acting Director General, Canada Student Loans Program (Employment and Social Development Canada)
  • James Wu, Chief, Funds Management Division, Financial Sector Policy Branch (Department of Finance Canada)
Main Estimates for the fiscal year ending March 31, 2018
(2017-03-01) Link to the briefs of this witness/study
Thursday, June 15, 2017 at 8:34 AM
  • The Honourable Scott Brison, P.C., M.P., President of the Treasury Board (Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat)
  • Renée LaFontaine, Assistant Secretary and Chief Financial Officer, Corporate Services Sector (Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat)
  • Brian Pagan, Assistant Secretary, Expenditure Management Sector (Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat)
Tuesday, June 13, 2017 at 2:18 PM
  • Kevin Page, President and CEO of the Institute of Fiscal Studies and Democracy, University of Ottawa (As an Individual)
Tuesday, May 30, 2017 at 2:19 PM
  • David Beattie, Senior Vice President, Financial Institutions Group (Moody's Investors Service)
  • Romy Bowers, Chief Risk Officer (Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation )
  • Cheng Hoon Lim, Assistant Director for the Western Hemisphere Department (International Monetary Fund)
  • Wojo Zielonka, Chief Financial Officer and Senior Vice President, Capital Markets (Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation )
Wednesday, May 17, 2017 at 6:47 PM
  • Michele Bridges, Managing Director, Finance and Corporate Planning (Office of the Superintendent of Financial Institutions Canada)
  • Judy Cameron, Senior Director, Legislation, Approvals and Strategic Policy (Office of the Superintendent of Financial Institutions Canada)
  • Phil King, Director, Economic Analysis and Forecasting, Economic and Fiscal Policy Branch (Department of Finance Canada)
  • Cynthia Leach, Chief, Housing Finance, Financial Sector Policy Branch (Department of Finance Canada)
  • Elisha Ram, Director, Financial Markets Division, Financial Sector Policy Branch (Department of Finance Canada)
  • Carolyn Rogers, Assistant Superintendent, Regulation Sector (Office of the Superintendent of Financial Institutions Canada)
Wednesday, April 5, 2017 at 6:45 PM
  • Mitch Davies, Assistant Deputy Minister, Strategic Policy Sector (Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada)
  • Colette Downie, Assistant Deputy Minister, Chief Financial Officer, Corporate Management Sector (Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada)
  • Laureen Kinney, Assistant Deputy Minister, Safety and Security (Transport Canada)
  • André Lapointe, Assistant Deputy Minister and Chief Financial Officer, Corporate Services (Transport Canada)
  • Paul Thoppil, Chief Finances, Results and Delivery Officer, Finances, Results and Delivery Sector (Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada)
  • Stephen Van Dine, Assistant Deputy Minister, Northern Affairs Sector (Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada)
Tuesday, April 4, 2017 at 9:30 AM
  • Andrew Francis, Chief Financial Officer (Canadian Heritage)
  • Randy Larkin, Assistant Deputy Minister and Chief Financial Officer, Chief Financial Officer Branch (Health Canada)
  • Charles MacArthur, Senior Vice President, Regional Operations and Assisted Housing (Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation )
  • Sony Perron, Senior Assistant Deputy Minister, First Nations and Inuit Health Branch (Health Canada)
  • Guylaine F. Roy, Assistant Deputy Minister, Cultural Affairs (Canadian Heritage)
  • Wojo Zielonka, Chief Financial Officer and Senior Vice President, Capital Markets (Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation )
Tuesday, March 28, 2017 at 9:32 AM
Wednesday, March 8, 2017 at 1:47 PM
  • Shirley Carruthers, Acting Director General, Financial Resource Planning and Management Bureau (Global Affairs Canada)
  • Alexis Conrad, Assistant Deputy Minister of the Learning Branch (Employment and Social Development Canada )
  • André Fillion, Chief of Staff (Materiel) (National Defence and the Canadian Armed Forces)
  • Cliff Groen, Assistant Deputy Minister, Benefits Delivery Services, Transformation and Integrated Services Management Branch (Employment and Social Development Canada )
  • Brigadier-General Werner Liedtke, Deputy Chief Financial Officer, Director General, Financial Management (National Defence and the Canadian Armed Forces)
  • Kathryn McDade, Senior Assistant Deputy Minister, Income Security and Social Development Branch (Employment and Social Development Canada )
  • Colonel Sylvain Ménard, Director, Defence Programme Coordination (National Defence and the Canadian Armed Forces)
  • Doug Murphy, Director General, Social Policy , Strategic and Service Policy Branch (Employment and Social Development Canada )
  • Pamela O'Donnell, Acting Director General, Peace and Stabilization Operations Program (Global Affairs Canada)
  • Mark Perlman, Chief Financial Officer, Chief Financial Officer Branch (Employment and Social Development Canada )
  • Arun Thangaraj, Assistant Deputy Minister and Chief Financial Officer (Global Affairs Canada)
  • Paul Thompson, Senior Assistant Deputy Minister, Skills and Employment Branch (Employment and Social Development Canada )
  • Jason Won, Director General, Financial Management and Advisory Services and Deputy Chief Financial Officer, Chief Financial Officer Branch (Employment and Social Development Canada )
Tuesday, March 7, 2017 at 9:30 AM
  • Leah Anderson, Assistant Deputy Minister, Financial Sector Policy Branch (Department of Finance Canada)
  • Darlene Boileau, Assistant Deputy Minister, Corporate Services and Chief Financial Officer (Infrastructure Canada)
  • Grace Chenette, Executive Director, Corporate Services (Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat)
  • Marc Fortin, Assistant Deputy Minister, Program Operations (Infrastructure Canada)
  • Faith McIntyre, Director General, Policy and Research Division, Strategic Policy and Commemoration (Veterans Affairs Canada)
  • Christopher Meyers, Chief Financial Officer, Corporate Services Branch (Department of Finance Canada)
  • Brian Pagan, Assistant Secretary, Expenditure Management Sector (Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat)
  • Glenn Purves, General Director, Federal-Provincial Relations and Social Policy Branch (Department of Finance Canada)
  • Bradley Recker, Director, Fiscal Policy Division , Economic and Fiscal Policy Branch (Department of Finance Canada)
  • Marcia Santiago, Executive Director, Expenditure Management Sector (Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat)
  • Maureen Sinnott, Director General, Finance (Veterans Affairs Canada)
Supplementary Estimates (C) for the fiscal year ending March 31, 2017
(2017-02-15) Link to the briefs of this witness/study
Wednesday, March 8, 2017 at 6:49 PM
Wednesday, March 1, 2017 at 1:47 PM
  • Shirley Carruthers, Acting Director General, Financial Resource Planning and Management Bureau (Global Affairs Canada)
  • Alexis Conrad, Assistant Deputy Minister of the Learning Branch (Employment and Social Development Canada )
  • Patrick Finn, Assistant Deputy Minister, Materiel (National Defence and the Canadian Armed Forces)
  • Brigadier-General M. A. Frank, Director General, Defence Force Planning (National Defence and the Canadian Armed Forces)
  • Brigadier-General Werner Liedtke, Deputy Chief Financial Officer, Director General, Financial Management (National Defence and the Canadian Armed Forces)
  • Faith McIntyre, Director General, Policy and Research Division, Strategic Policy and Commemoration (Veterans Affairs Canada)
  • Mark Perlman, Chief Financial Officer, Chief Financial Officer Branch (Employment and Social Development Canada )
  • Elizabeth Stuart, Assistant Deputy Minister, Chief Financial Officer and Corporate Services (Veterans Affairs Canada)
  • Arun Thangaraj, Assistant Deputy Minister and Chief Financial Officer (Global Affairs Canada)
  • Dennis Watters, Acting Chief Financial Administration Officer (Royal Canadian Mounted Police)
  • Jason Won, Director General, Financial Management and Advisory Services and Deputy Chief Financial Officer, Chief Financial Officer Branch (Employment and Social Development Canada )
Tuesday, February 28, 2017 at 2:26 PM
  • Serge Beaudoin, Director General, Sector Operations Branch, Regional Operations Sector (Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada)
  • Catherine Blanchard, Director General, Planning and Resource Management, Chief Financial Officer Sector (Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada)
  • Cynthia Cantlie, Director General, Finance and Contracting (Infrastructure Canada)
  • Pierre Corriveau, Assistant Deputy Minister, Corporate Management Branch (Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada)
  • Marc Fortin, Assistant Deputy Minister, Program Operations (Infrastructure Canada)
  • Renée LaFontaine, Assistant Secretary and Chief Financial Officer, Corporate Services Sector (Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat)
  • France Pégeot, Assistant Deputy Minister, Programs Branch (Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada)
  • Marcia Santiago, Executive Director, Expenditure Management Sector (Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat)
  • Darryl Sprecher, Senior Director, Expenditure Operations & Estimates, Expenditure Management Sector (Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat)
  • Paul Thoppil, Chief Financial Officer, Chief Financial Officer Sector (Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada)
Bill C-29, A second Act to implement certain provisions of the budget tabled in Parliament on March 22, 2016 and other measures
(2016-12-08)
Monday, December 12, 2016 at 3:02 PM
  • Réa Hawi, Lawyer, Secretariat of the Order and Legal Affairs (Barreau du Québec)
  • Yves Lauzon, Member of the Committee on Consumer Protection (Barreau du Québec)
  • Luc Thibaudeau, Chair of the Committee on Consumer Protection (Barreau du Québec)
The subject matter of all 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) Link to the briefs of this witness/study
Wednesday, December 7, 2016 at 6:48 PM
  • Dr. Richard Davies, Professor, Division of Cardiology (University of Ottawa Heart Institute)
  • John Feely, Vice President, Member Relevance (Canadian Medical Association)
  • Ray Foley, Executive Director (Ontario Association of Radiologists)
  • Dr. Laurent Marcoux, President-elect (Canadian Medical Association)
  • Kim G C Moody, Director, Canadian Tax Advisory, Moodys Gartner Tax Law LLP (As an Individual)
  • Dr. Mark Prieditis, President (Ontario Association of Radiologists)
  • Dr. Barry Rubin, Medical Director, Peter Munk Cardiac Centre (University Health Network)
Tuesday, December 6, 2016 at 1:02 PM
  • The Honourable Bill Morneau, P.C., M.P., Minister of Finance (Department of Finance Canada)
  • Glenn Campbell, Director, Financial Institutions Division, Financial Sector Policy Branch (Department of Finance Canada)
  • Gervais Coulombe, Chief, Sales Tax Division, Tax Policy Branch (Department of Finance Canada)
  • Nicholas Leswick, Assistant Deputy Minister, Economic and Fiscal Policy Branch (Department of Finance Canada)
  • Andrew Marsland, Senior Assistant Deputy Minister, Tax Policy Branch (Department of Finance Canada)
  • Pierre Mercille, Senior Legislative Chief, Sales Tax Division, Tax Policy Branch (Department of Finance Canada)
Tuesday, December 6, 2016 at 9:31 AM
  • Angella MacEwen, Senior Economist, Social and Economic Policy Department (Canadian Labour Congress)
Friday, December 2, 2016 at 9:33 AM
  • James Greene, Director, Business Income Tax Division, Tax Policy Branch (Department of Finance Canada)
  • Pierre Leblanc, Director, Personal Income Tax Division, Tax Policy Branch (Department of Finance Canada)
  • Trevor McGowan, Acting Chief, Tax Legislation Division, Tax Policy Branch (Department of Finance Canada)
Supplementary Estimates (B) for the fiscal year ending March 31, 2017
(2016-11-15) Link to the briefs of this witness/study
Tuesday, December 6, 2016 at 9:31 AM
  • Angella MacEwen, Senior Economist, Social and Economic Policy Department (Canadian Labour Congress)
Wednesday, November 30, 2016 at 6:51 PM
  • Randy Larkin, Assistant Deputy Minister and Chief Financial Officer, Chief Financial Officer Branch (Health Canada)
  • Charlie MacArthur, Senior Vice-President, Regional Operations and Assisted Housing (Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation )
  • Sony Perron, Senior Assistant Deputy Minister, First Nations and Inuit Health Branch (Health Canada)
  • David Smith, Acting Director General, Community Infrastructure Branch, Regional Operations Sector (Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada)
  • Paul Thoppil, Chief Financial Officer, Chief Financial Officer Sector (Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada)
  • Michel Tremblay, Senior Vice President, Policy Research and Public Affairs (Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation )
  • Wojo Zielonka, Chief Financial Officer and Senior Vice President, Capital Markets (Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation )
Tuesday, November 29, 2016 at 9:32 AM
  • Sean Boyd, Director, Middle East Development Division (Global Affairs Canada)
  • Caroline Delany, Director, Planning and Deployment Division, Peace and Stabilization Operations Program (PSOP) (Global Affairs Canada)
  • Elizabeth Douglas, Director General, Service Delivery Program Management (Veterans Affairs Canada)
  • Colette Downie, Assistant Deputy Minister, Chief Financial Officer, Corporate Management Sector (Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada)
  • André Fillion, Chief of Staff (Materiel) (National Defence and the Canadian Armed Forces)
  • Lawrence Hanson, Assistant Deputy Minister, Science and Innovation Sector
  • Major-General John Madower, Chief of Programme (National Defence and the Canadian Armed Forces)
  • Faith McIntyre, Director General, Policy and Research Division, Strategic Policy and Commemoration (Veterans Affairs Canada)
  • Michael Mooney, Executive Director, Corporate Finance and Administration (Canadian Broadcasting Corporation)
  • Shaun Poulter, Executive Director, Public Affairs (Canadian Broadcasting Corporation)
  • Claude Rochette, Assistant Deputy Minister (Finance) and Chief Financial Officer (National Defence and the Canadian Armed Forces)
  • Maureen Sinnott, Director General, Finance (Veterans Affairs Canada)
  • Arun Thangaraj, Assistant Deputy Minister and Chief Financial Officer (Global Affairs Canada)
Wednesday, November 23, 2016 at 6:45 PM
  • Leah Anderson, Acting Assistant Deputy Minister, Financial Sector Policy Branch (Department of Finance Canada)
  • Richard Botham, Assistant Deputy Minister, Economic Development and Corporate Finance Branch (Department of Finance Canada)
  • Michael Cautillo, President and CEO (Windsor-Detroit Bridge Authority (WDBA))
  • Linda Hurdle, Chief Financial Administrative Officer
  • Miodrag Jovanovic, General Director - Analysis, Tax Policy Branch (Department of Finance Canada)
  • Tom McGirr, Chief, Equalization and TFF Policy, Federal-Provincial Relations Division, Federal-Provincial Relations and Social Policy Branch (Department of Finance Canada)
  • Christopher Meyers, Chief Financial Officer, Financial Management Directorate, Corporate Services Branch (Department of Finance Canada)
  • Mark Perlman, Chief Financial Officer, Chief Financial Officer Branch (Employment and Social Development Canada )
  • Paul Thompson, Senior Assistant Deputy Minister, Skills and Employment Branch (Employment and Social Development Canada )
  • Jason Won, Deputy Chief Financial Officer (Employment and Social Development Canada )
Bill C-2, An Act to amend the Income Tax Act
(2016-10-06) Link to the briefs of this witness/study
Tuesday, November 22, 2016 at 9:40 AM
Tuesday, November 15, 2016 at 9:35 AM
  • Jack Mintz, President's Fellow, The School of Public Policy, University of Calgary (As an Individual)
  • Wanda Morris, Vice President of Advocacy and Chief Operating Officer (Canadian Association of Retired Persons)
Wednesday, November 2, 2016 at 12:05 PM
  • The Honourable Bill Morneau, P.C., M.P., Minister of Finance (Department of Finance Canada)
  • Pierre Leblanc, Director, 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, Acting Chief, Tax Legislation Division, Tax Policy Branch (Department of Finance Canada)
  • Paul Rochon, Deputy Minister (Department of Finance Canada)
Tuesday, November 1, 2016 at 9:32 AM
  • Bruce Ball, National Tax Partner of BDO Canada LLP and Member of the CPA Canada Tax Policy Committee (Chartered Professional Accountants of Canada)
Wednesday, October 26, 2016 at 6:46 PM
  • Craig Alexander, Senior Vice President and Chief Economist (The Conference Board of Canada)
  • David Macdonald, Senior Economist (Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives)
  • Aaron Wudrick, Federal Director (Canadian Taxpayers Federation)
Tuesday, October 25, 2016 at 9:30 AM
  • Jean-Denis Fréchette, Parliamentary Budget Officer (Office of the Parliamentary Budget Officer)
  • Charles Lammam, Director, Fiscal Studies (Fraser Institute)
  • Angella MacEwen, Senior Economist, Social and Economic Policy Department (Canadian Labour Congress)
Bill C-15, An Act to implement certain provisions of the budget tabled in Parliament on March 22, 2016 and other measures
(2016-06-16)
Monday, June 20, 2016 at 3:15 PM
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