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
Main Estimates for the fiscal year ending March 31, 2019
(2018-04-18)
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 (Small Business and Tourism)
  • 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)
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 and Associates (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, 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)
Supplementary Estimates (B) for the fiscal year ending March 31, 2018
(2017-11-23)
Tuesday, December 5, 2017 at 9:31 AM
Wednesday, November 29, 2017 at 6:45 PM
  • Shirley Carruthers, Acting Director General, Financial Resource Planning and Management Bureau (Global Affairs Canada)
  • Alain Duplantie, Senior Assistant Deputy Minister, Corporate Services and Chief Financial Officer (Shared Services Canada)
  • Patrick Finn, Assistant Deputy Minister, Materiel (National Defence and the Canadian Armed Forces)
  • Sarah Paquet, Senior Assistant Deputy Minister, Strategy (Shared Services Canada)
  • Claude Rochette, Assistant Deputy Minister (Finance) and Chief Financial Officer (National Defence and the Canadian Armed Forces)
  • Reid Sirrs, Director General, Security and Emergency Management (Global Affairs Canada)
  • Arun Thangaraj, Assistant Deputy Minister and Chief Financial Officer (Global Affairs Canada)
  • Paul Thoppil, Chief Financial Officer, Results and Delivery Officer, Indigenous Services Canada and Crown-Indigenous Relations and Northern Affairs Canada (Crown-Indigenous Relations and Northern Affairs Canada)
  • Joe Wild, Senior Assistant Deputy Minister, Treaties and Aboriginal Government Sector, Crown-Indigenous Relations and Northern Affairs Canada (Crown-Indigenous Relations and Northern Affairs Canada)
Tuesday, November 28, 2017 at 2:15 PM
  • Mostafa Askari, Deputy Parliamentary Budget Officer (Office of the Parliamentary Budget Officer)
  • Govindadeva Bernier, Financial Analyst (Office of the Parliamentary Budget Officer)
  • Janique Caron, Acting Assistant Commissioner, Finance and Administration Branch, and Agency Comptroller (Canada Revenue Agency)
  • Jean-Denis Fréchette, Parliamentary Budget Officer (Office of the Parliamentary Budget Officer)
  • Ted Gallivan, Assistant Commissioner, International, Large Business and Investigations Branch (Canada Revenue Agency)
Tuesday, November 28, 2017 at 9:31 AM
  • Renée LaFontaine, Chief Financial Officer and Assistant Secretary, Corporate Services Sector (Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat)
  • Brian Pagan, Assistant Secretary, Expenditure Management Sector (Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat)
  • Marcia Santiago, Executive Director, Expenditure Management Sector (Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat)
Study on the Minister of Finance’s proposed changes to the Income Tax Act respecting the taxation of private corporations and the tax planning strategies involved
(2017-09-26) Link to the briefs of this witness/study
Monday, December 11, 2017 at 6:04 PM
Tuesday, November 28, 2017 at 2:15 PM
  • Mostafa Askari, Deputy Parliamentary Budget Officer (Office of the Parliamentary Budget Officer)
  • Govindadeva Bernier, Financial Analyst (Office of the Parliamentary Budget Officer)
  • Janique Caron, Acting Assistant Commissioner, Finance and Administration Branch, and Agency Comptroller (Canada Revenue Agency)
  • Jean-Denis Fréchette, Parliamentary Budget Officer (Office of the Parliamentary Budget Officer)
  • Ted Gallivan, Assistant Commissioner, International, Large Business and Investigations Branch (Canada Revenue Agency)
Tuesday, November 28, 2017 at 9:31 AM
  • Renée LaFontaine, Chief Financial Officer and Assistant Secretary, Corporate Services Sector (Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat)
  • Brian Pagan, Assistant Secretary, Expenditure Management Sector (Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat)
  • Marcia Santiago, Executive Director, Expenditure Management Sector (Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat)
Thursday, November 23, 2017 at 1:03 PM
  • Michelle Doucet, Chairperson, District 508, Local 2002 (Unifor)
  • Jennifer J. Dunn, Tax Service Line Leader, Atlantic Canada (BDO Canada LLP)
  • Ian Hutchison, Atlantic Council Chair (Unifor)
  • Dean Mullin, Partner (Steeves Porter Hetu & Associates Inc.)
  • Barry Van Steeg, Vice President, Tax and Estate Planning (Owens MacFadyen Group)
Thursday, November 23, 2017 at 9:03 AM
  • James Crosby, President, Crosby Molasses Co Ltd (As an Individual)
  • Jill Green, Chief Executive Officer, Green Imaging Technologies Inc. (As an Individual)
  • Dr. Amy Schneider, Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (As an Individual)
Wednesday, November 22, 2017 at 1:04 PM
  • Andrew Costin, Corporate Lawyer and Partner (Gorman Nason )
  • Mike Holden, Chief Economist (Canadian Manufacturers and Exporters)
  • Christopher Neal, Partner (Beers Neal LLP)
  • Jeff Saunders, Tax Partner (Teed Saunders Doyle)
Wednesday, November 22, 2017 at 9:03 AM
  • Nancy Arseneau, 2nd Vice President (New Brunswick Federation of Labour)
  • David Duplisea, Chief Executive Officer (Saint John Region Chamber of Commerce)
  • Dr. Patti Forgeron, Specialist in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Past President of the Medical Staff Organization Saint-John Hospital (As an Individual)
  • Dr. Kelly Manning (New Brunswick Dental Society)
  • Michel Noel, Administrator (Le Conseil économique du Nouveau-Brunswick)
  • Thomas Raffy, Chief Executive Officer (Le Conseil économique du Nouveau-Brunswick)
  • Krista Ross, Chief Executive Officer (Fredericton Chamber of Commerce)
  • Dr. Dharm Singh, President (New Brunswick Medical Society)
Tuesday, November 21, 2017 at 1:03 PM
  • Dr. Maria Alexiadis, Family Doctor, Past President (Doctors Nova Scotia)
  • Dr. Caitlin Lees, Chair (Maritime Resident Doctors)
  • Suzanne MacNeil, President (Halifax-Dartmouth & District Labour Council)
  • Finn Poschmann, President and Chief Executive Officer (Atlantic Provinces Economic Council)
  • Pierre Schmit, Associate Professor, Radiology and Pediatric , Dalhousie University - IWK Health Centre (As an Individual)
  • Dr. Craig Stone, Physician (Cape Breton Medical Staff Association)
  • Don Wolsey, Partner (Flaim Wolsey Hall Chartered Professional Accountants)
Tuesday, November 21, 2017 at 9:04 AM
  • Gerrit Damsteegt, Chair (Dairy Farmers of Nova Scotia)
  • Glenn Davis, Vice President, Policy (Atlantic Chamber of Commerce)
  • Nicole LaFosse, Lawyer, LaFosse MacLeod (Cape Breton Barristers' Society)
  • Patrick Sullivan, President and Chief Executive Officer (Halifax Chamber of Commerce)
  • Chris van den Heuvel, President (Nova Scotia Federation of Agriculture)
Monday, November 20, 2017 at 1:03 PM
  • Jim Case, President (LAT49 Architecture Inc.)
  • Dr. Paul Johnston, Physician practicing in a teaching hospital (As an Individual)
  • Kerry Murray, Director of Policy (Newfoundland and Labrador Federation of Labour)
  • Michael F. Power, Owner, Power & Associates (As an Individual)
  • Laurie Skinner, Chief Financial Officer, KMK Capital Inc. (As an Individual)
  • Jason Sullivan, President, Stone Island Enterprises Inc. (As an Individual)
  • Des Whelan, Chair (Canadian Home Builders’ Association - Newfoundland and Labrador)
Monday, November 20, 2017 at 9:03 AM
  • Dorothy Keating, Chair (St. John's Board of Trade)
  • Wade Locke, Professor of Economics and Department Head, Department of Economics, Memorial University of Newfoundland (As an Individual)
  • Doug May, Professor of Economics, Collaborative Allied Research in Economics (CARE) initiative, Memorial University of Newfoundland (As an Individual)
  • Larry Short, Portfolio Manager, Senior Investment Advisor and Executive Director, Private Client Group (HollisWealth, a division of Industrial Alliance Securities Inc.)
  • Bill Stirling, Chief Executive Officer (Newfoundland and Labrador Association of Realtors)
Thursday, November 9, 2017 at 1:06 PM
  • Dr. Aaron Chiu, President (Doctors Manitoba)
Thursday, November 9, 2017 at 9:00 AM
  • Chuck Davidson, President and Chief Executive Officer (Manitoba Chambers of Commerce)
  • The Honourable Cameron Friesen, MLA, Minister of Finance (Government of Manitoba)
  • Mark Jones, Board Member (Winnipeg Chamber of Commerce)
  • Dan Mazier, President (Keystone Agricultural Producers of Manitoba)
Wednesday, November 8, 2017 at 1:03 PM
  • Chris Guérette, Chief Executive Officer (Saskatoon & Region Home Builders' Association)
  • Tanya Knight, Senior Vice President, Client Service (MNP LLP)
  • Todd Lewis, President (Agricultural Producers Association of Saskatchewan)
  • Stu Niebergall, President and Chief Executive Officer (Regina & Region Home Builders' Association)
  • Terry Youzwa, Independent Farmer (As an Individual)
Wednesday, November 8, 2017 at 9:03 AM
  • Darla Lindbjerg, President and Chief Executive Officer (Greater Saskatoon Chamber of Commerce)
  • Steve McLellan, Chief Executive Officer (Saskatchewan Chamber of Commerce)
  • Keith Moen, Executive Director (North Saskatoon Business Association)
  • Dr. Joanne Sivertson, President (Saskatchewan Medical Association)
Tuesday, November 7, 2017 at 1:06 PM
  • Cam Crawford, Partner (Catalyst Group LLP)
  • Kim G C Moody, Director, Canadian Tax Advisory, Moodys Gartner Tax Law LLP (As an Individual)
  • Barry G. Munro, Partner, President of Ernst & Young Orenda Corporate Financial Inc. and Ernst & Young Corporate Finance (Canada) Inc. (Ernst & Young LLP)
  • Warren Pashkowich, Partner, Transaction Tax (Ernst & Young LLP)
  • Carl Scholz, Tax Partner (Catalyst Group LLP)
Tuesday, November 7, 2017 at 9:01 AM
  • James Boettcher, Chief Executive Officer (Fiasco Gelato)
  • Derrick Hunter, President (Bluesky Equities Ltd.)
  • Ken Kobly, President and Chief Executive Offier (Alberta Chambers of Commerce)
  • Adam Legge, President and Chief Executive Officer (Calgary Chamber of Commerce)
Monday, November 6, 2017 at 1:02 PM
  • David Christian, Partner (Thorsteinssons LLP)
  • Charles Lammam, Director, Fiscal Studies, Fraser Institute (As an Individual)
  • Kevin Milligan, Professor, Department of Economics, University of British Columbia (As an Individual)
  • Hugh C. Woolley, Income Tax Consultant (As an Individual)
Monday, November 6, 2017 at 9:01 AM
  • Iain Black, President and Chief Executive Officer (The Greater Vancouver Board of Trade)
  • David G. Duff, Professor and Director Tax LLM Program, Peter A. Allard School of Law, University of British Columbia (As an Individual)
  • Garnet Etsell, Past Chair (BC Agriculture Council)
  • Anita Huberman, Chief Executive Officer (Surrey Board of Trade)
  • Val Litwin, President and Chief Executive Officer (BC Chamber of Commerce)
  • Bob Seeman, Chief Executive Officer, Clera Inc. (As an Individual)
Wednesday, November 1, 2017 at 6:48 PM
  • The Honourable Perrin Beatty, P.C., President and Chief Executive Officer (Canadian Chamber of Commerce)
  • Hendrik Brakel, Senior Director, Economic, Financial and Tax Policy (Canadian Chamber of Commerce)
  • Jason Burggraaf, Policy and Government Relations Advisor (Coalition for Small Business Tax Fairness)
  • Loren Kroeker, Senior Vice President of Taxation Services (Coalition for Small Business Tax Fairness)
  • Benedict Leung, Liaison (Alliance concerning the 2017 Tax Reform)
  • Karen Sands, Member and Spokesperson (Kingston Advocacy for Small Business)
  • Jason Skilnick, Member and Spokesperson (Kingston Advocacy for Small Business)
Wednesday, November 1, 2017 at 3:30 PM
  • The Honourable Bill Morneau, P.C., M.P., Minister of Finance (Department of Finance Canada)
  • Paul Rochon, Deputy Minister (Department of Finance Canada)
Tuesday, October 31, 2017 at 2:15 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)
  • Chris Matier, Senior Director, Economic and Fiscal Analysis (Office of the Parliamentary Budget Officer)
  • Stéphane Prud'homme, Director, Reorganizations Division, Income Tax Rulings Directorate (Canada Revenue Agency)
  • Geoff Trueman, Assistant Commissioner, Legislative Policy and Regulatory Affairs Branch (Canada Revenue Agency)
Tuesday, October 31, 2017 at 9:32 AM
  • Eric Brassard, Partner, Brassard Goulet Yargeau Integrated Financial Services (As an Individual)
  • Jack Mintz, President's Fellow, The School of Public Policy, University of Calgary (As an Individual)
  • Alain Paquet, Full Professor, Department of Economics, Management Sciences School, University of Quebec at Montreal (As an Individual)
Wednesday, October 25, 2017 at 6:49 PM
  • Dr. Magalie Dubé, Member (Canadian Association of Radiologists)
  • Dr. Kulvinder Gill, President (Concerned Ontario Doctors)
  • Dr. Larry Levin, President (Canadian Dental Association)
  • Dr. Laurent Marcoux, President (Canadian Medical Association)
  • Dr. Rita McCracken, Family Physician and Healthcare Advocate (As an Individual)
  • Dr. Shawn Whatley, President (Ontario Medical Association)
Wednesday, October 25, 2017 at 2:16 PM
  • Alan Acton, Vice President and Portfolio Manager, Polaris Financial Inc. (As an Individual)
  • Robert Boudreau, President, Robert Excavating (As an Individual)
  • Robert A. Dyke, President, Dyke & Murphy Professional Corporation (As an Individual)
  • Valentin Erikson, Real Estate Tax Lawyer, Erikson Law Firm Professional Corporation (As an Individual)
  • Robert G. Kepes, President and Chief Executive Officer, Tensor Machinery Ltd. (As an Individual)
  • Laurent Proulx, Chief Executive Officer, Groupe Le Canadien (As an Individual)
  • Joanne Sirois, President, Assurances Sirois Insurance Inc. (As an Individual)
Tuesday, October 24, 2017 at 2:15 PM
  • Warren Blatt, Chair, Government Relations Committee, Board Member (Conference for Advanced Life Underwriting)
  • Peter Braid, Chief Executive Officer (Insurance Brokers Association of Canada)
  • Eric DenOuden, President (Canadian Home Builders' Association)
  • Ryan J. Eickmeier, Vice-President, Government Relations and Public Policy (Canadian Franchise Association)
  • Rachel Gervais, Partner, GTA Group Tax Service Line Leader (BDO Canada LLP)
  • Jason O'Halloran, Tax Advisor (Investment Industry Association of Canada)
  • Ian Russell, President and Chief Executive Officer (Investment Industry Association of Canada)
  • Paul Taylor, President and Chief Executive Officer (Mortgage Professionals Canada)
  • Kevin Wark, Tax Advisor (Conference for Advanced Life Underwriting)
Tuesday, October 24, 2017 at 9:33 AM
  • Mark Brock, Chairman (Grain Farmers of Ontario)
  • Philippe Etter, Dairy Farmer (As an Individual)
  • Ray Orb, President (Saskatchewan Association of Rural Municipalities)
  • Mark Wales, Chair of the Business Risk Management Committee (Canadian Horticultural Council)
Wednesday, October 18, 2017 at 6:47 PM
  • Bruce Ball, Vice-President, Taxation (Chartered Professional Accountants of Canada)
  • Brian Kingston, Vice President, International and Fiscal Issues (Business Council of Canada)
  • Corinne Pohlmann, Senior Vice President, National Affairs and Partnerships (Canadian Federation of Independent Business)
Tuesday, October 17, 2017 at 2:16 PM
  • Stéphane Forget, President and Chief Executive Officer (Fédération des chambres de commerce du Québec)
  • Marc St-Roch, Accounting and Taxation Coordinator (Union des producteurs agricoles (UPA))
Tuesday, October 17, 2017 at 9:31 AM
  • Michel P. Coderre, Lawyer-Director, De Jure, Lawyers (As an Individual)
  • David Macdonald, Senior Economist (Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives)
  • Aaron Wudrick, Federal Director (Canadian Taxpayers Federation)
Wednesday, October 4, 2017 at 6:49 PM
  • Kim G C Moody, Director, Canadian Tax Advisory, Moodys Gartner Tax Law LLP (As an Individual)
  • Ian Pryor, Tax Lawyer, Pryor Tax Law (As an Individual)
  • Michael Wolfson, Adjunct Professor, School of Epidemiology and Public Health and Faculty of Law, Statistics Canada (As an Individual)
Tuesday, October 3, 2017 at 9:32 AM
  • Ted Cook, Director, Tax Legislation Division (Department of Finance Canada)
  • Brian Ernewein, General Director, Legislation, Tax Policy Branch (Department of Finance Canada)
  • Miodrag Jovanovic, General Director - Analysis, Tax Policy Branch (Department of Finance Canada)
  • Andrew Marsland, Senior Assistant Deputy Minister, Tax Policy Branch (Department of Finance Canada)
Wednesday, September 27, 2017 at 6:45 PM
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, Chief Financial Officer and Assistant Secretary, 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 (Crown-Indigenous Relations and Northern Affairs Canada)
  • Renée LaFontaine, Chief Financial Officer and Assistant Secretary, 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 (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 (Crown-Indigenous Relations 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)
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