Standing Senate Committee on National Security and Defence

Studies & Bills

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Studies & Bills Date Referred Session  note  note
Bill C-51, An Act to enact the Security of Canada Information Sharing Act and the Secure Air Travel Act, to amend the Criminal Code, the Canadian Security Intelligence Service Act and the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act and to make related and consequential amendments to other Acts
(2015-05-14)
Tuesday, May 26, 2015 at 4:15 PM
  • Sophie Beecher, Counsel (Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness)
  • John Davies, Director General, National Security Policy, National and Cyber Security Branch (Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness)
  • Élise Renaud, Policy Specialist (Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness)
Monday, May 25, 2015 at 1:01 PM
  • The Honourable Steven Blaney, P.C., MP, Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness (Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness)
  • Alastair Bland, Director, Review and Analysis Division, Charities Directorate, Legislative Policy and Regulatory Affairs Branch (Canada Revenue Agency)
  • Chantelle Bowers, Deputy Executive Director (Security Intelligence Review Committee)
  • Gord Cameron, Partner, Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP (As an Individual)
  • Michel Coulombe, Director (Canadian Security Intelligence Service)
  • Balraj Deol (As an Individual)
  • Michael Doucet, Executive Director (Security Intelligence Review Committee)
  • Mark Glauser, Executive Director, Threat Assessment and Intelligence Services Division (Global Affairs Canada)
  • François Guimont, Deputy Minister (Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness)
  • Dr. Bal Gupta, Chair (Air India 182 Victims Families Association)
  • Cathy Hawara, Director General, Charities Directorate, Legislative Policy and Regulatory Affairs Branch (Canada Revenue Agency)
  • Geoff Leckey, Director General, Enforcement and Intelligence Operations (Canada Border Services Agency)
  • Gurdev Mann, President (North York Sikh Temple)
  • Leeann McKechnie, Director General, Consular Operations Bureau (Global Affairs Canada)
  • Robert Morrison (As an Individual)
  • Bob Paulson, Commissioner (Royal Canadian Mounted Police)
  • Caroline Weber, Vice-President, Corporate Affairs Branch (Canada Border Services Agency)
Subject matter of those elements contained in Divisions 2 and 17 of Part 3 of Bill C-59, An Act to implement certain provisions of the budget tabled in Parliament on April 21, 2015 and other measures
(2015-05-14)
Monday, June 1, 2015 at 1:01 PM
  • Alastair Bland, Director, Review and Analysis Division, Charities Directorate, Legislative Policy and Regulatory Affairs Branch (Canada Revenue Agency)
  • Gilles de Kerchove, EU Counter-Terrorism Coordinator (European Council)
  • Cathy Hawara, Director General, Charities Directorate, Legislative Policy and Regulatory Affairs Branch (Canada Revenue Agency)
Thursday, May 28, 2015 at 2:31 PM
  • Ritu Banerjee, Director, Operational Policy and Review (Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness)
  • Sophie Beecher, Counsel (Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness)
  • Gord Cameron, Partner, Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP (As an Individual)
  • John Davies, Director General, National Security Policy, National and Cyber Security Branch (Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness)
  • Lu Fernandes, Director General, Passport Program Integrity (Citizenship and Immigration Canada)
  • Anil Kapoor, Barrister, Kapoor Barristers (As an Individual)
  • Salim Mansur, Associate Professor, Department of Political Science, Western University (As an Individual)
  • Heather Richardson, Director, Passport Program Policy, Admissibility Branch (Citizenship and Immigration Canada)
The subject matter of Bill C-51, An Act to enact the Security of Canada Information Sharing Act and the Secure Air Travel Act, to amend the Criminal Code, the Canadian Security Intelligence Service Act and the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act and to make related and consequential amendments to other Acts
(2015-03-24)
Monday, April 27, 2015 at 1:00 PM
  • John Bennett, Executive Director (Sierra Club of Canada)
  • J.M. Berger, Nonresident Fellow (Brookings Institution)
  • Richard Fadden, National Security Advisor to the Prime Minister (Privy Council Office)
  • Marc-André O'Rourke, Executive Director (National Airlines Council of Canada)
  • Pamela D. Palmater, Associate Professor and Chair in Indigenous Governance, Ryerson University (As an Individual)
  • Haras Rafiq, Managing Director (Quilliam Foundation)
Thursday, April 23, 2015 at 1:03 PM
  • The Honourable Ronald G. Atkey, Professor of Law, Osgoode Hall Law School, York University (As an Individual)
  • Chantelle Bowers, Deputy Executive Director (Security Intelligence Review Committee)
  • Paul Cavalluzzo, Senior Partner, Cavalluzzo Shilton McIntyre Cornish LLP (As an Individual)
  • Michael Doucet, Executive Director (Security Intelligence Review Committee)
  • Richard Evans, Senior Director, Operations (Civilian Review and Complaints Commission for the RCMP)
  • Leslie Fournier-Dupelle, Strategic Policy and Research Analyst (Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada)
  • J. William Galbraith, Executive Director (Office of the Communications Security Establishment Commissioner)
  • Ian McPhail, Chair (Civilian Review and Complaints Commission for the RCMP)
  • The Honourable Jean-Pierre Plouffe, Commissioner (Office of the Communications Security Establishment Commissioner)
  • Daniel Therrien, Privacy Commissioner (Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada)
Monday, April 20, 2015 at 1:00 PM
  • Greta Bossenmaier, Chief (Communications Security Establishment)
  • Mike Cabana, Deputy Commissioner, Federal Policing (Royal Canadian Mounted Police)
  • Michel Coulombe, Director (Canadian Security Intelligence Service)
  • George Dolhai, Deputy Director of Public Prosecutions (Public Prosecution Service of Canada)
  • Peter Edelmann, Executive Member, Immigration Law Section (Canadian Bar Association)
  • Eric V. Gottardi, Chair, Criminal Justice Section (Canadian Bar Association)
  • Ursula Hendel, Senior Counsel and National Terrorism Prosecutions Coordinator (Public Prosecution Service of Canada)
  • The Honourable John Charles Major, former judge of the Supreme Court of Canada (As an Individual)
  • Sukanya Pillay, General Counsel and Executive Director (Canadian Civil Liberties Association)
  • Leo Russomanno, Member and Criminal Defence Counsel (Criminal Lawyers' Association)
  • Michael Spratt, Member and Criminal Defence Counsel (Criminal Lawyers' Association)
Thursday, April 2, 2015 at 1:36 PM
  • Doug Breithaupt, Director and General Counsel, Criminal Law Policy Section (Department of Justice)
  • Lynda Clairmont, Senior Assistant Deputy Minister, National and Cyber Security Branch (Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness)
  • John Davies, Director General, National Security Policy, National and Cyber Security Branch (Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness)
  • Joe Fogarty (As an Individual)
  • Craig Forcese, Associate Professor, Faculty of Law (Common Law Section), University of Ottawa (As an Individual)
  • Mark Glauser, Acting Director General, International Security and Intelligence (Global Affairs Canada)
  • Geoff Leckey, Director General, Enforcement and Intelligence Operations (Canada Border Services Agency)
  • Christian Leuprecht, Associate Professor, Department of Political Science and Economics, Royal Military College of Canada (As an Individual)
  • Béatrice Maillé, Director General, Consular Policy (Global Affairs Canada)
  • John Ossowski, Associate Deputy Minister (Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness)
  • Donald K. Piragoff, Senior Assistant Deputy Minister, Policy Sector (Department of Justice)
  • Kent Roach, Professor, Prichard-Wilson Chair in Law and Public Policy, Faculty of Law, University of Toronto (As an Individual)
  • Caroline Weber, Vice-President, Corporate Affairs Branch (Canada Border Services Agency)
Monday, March 30, 2015 at 3:05 PM
  • The Honourable Steven Blaney, P.C., MP, Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness (Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness)
  • The Honourable Peter MacKay, P.C., Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada (As an Individual)
  • Michel Coulombe, Director (Canadian Security Intelligence Service)
  • François Guimont, Deputy Minister (Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness)
  • Bob Paulson, Commissioner (Royal Canadian Mounted Police)
  • Donald K. Piragoff, Senior Assistant Deputy Minister, Policy Sector (Department of Justice)
Bill C-44, An Act to amend the Canadian Security Intelligence Service Act and other Acts
(2015-02-26)
Monday, March 23, 2015 at 1:00 PM
  • Nathalie Benoit, General Counsel (Department of Justice)
  • Paul Copeland, Human Rights Lawyer (As an Individual)
  • Garth Davies, Associate Professor, School of Criminology, Simon Fraser University (As an Individual)
  • Craig Forcese, Associate Professor, Faculty of Law (Common Law Section), University of Ottawa (As an Individual)
  • Christian Leuprecht, Associate Professor, Department of Political Science and Economics, Royal Military College of Canada (As an Individual)
Monday, March 9, 2015 at 1:00 PM
  • The Honourable Steven Blaney, P.C., MP, Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness (Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness)
  • Mory Afshar, Senior Counsel, Legal Services (Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness)
  • Ritu Banerjee, Director, Intelligence Policy Division, National and Cyber Security Branch (Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness)
  • Nathalie Benoit, General Counsel (Canadian Security Intelligence Service)
  • Ray Boisvert, Former Assistant Director, Intelligence, CSIS (As an Individual)
  • Lynda Clairmont, Senior Assistant Deputy Minister, National and Cyber Security Branch (Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness)
  • Michel Coulombe, Director (Canadian Security Intelligence Service)
  • Michael Doucet, Executive Director (Security Intelligence Review Committee)
  • Leslie Fournier-Dupelle, Strategic Policy and Research Analyst (Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada)
  • Nicole Girard, Director General, Citizenship and Multiculturalism Branch (Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness)
  • François Guimont, Deputy Minister (Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness)
  • Lindsay Jackson, Assistant Director of Research (Security Intelligence Review Committee)
  • Daniel Therrien, Privacy Commissioner (Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada)
Bill C-27, An Act to amend the Public Service Employment Act (enhancing hiring opportunities for certain serving and former members of the Canadian Forces)
(2014-12-11)
Monday, March 23, 2015 at 1:00 PM
  • Nathalie Benoit, General Counsel (Department of Justice)
  • Paul Copeland, Human Rights Lawyer (As an Individual)
  • Garth Davies, Associate Professor, School of Criminology, Simon Fraser University (As an Individual)
  • Craig Forcese, Associate Professor, Faculty of Law (Common Law Section), University of Ottawa (As an Individual)
  • Christian Leuprecht, Associate Professor, Department of Political Science and Economics, Royal Military College of Canada (As an Individual)
Monday, February 2, 2015 at 1:01 PM
  • Homa Arjomand, Coordinator of The Campaign in Defense of Women's Rights in Iran (As an Individual)
  • Zijad Delic, Imam (As an Individual)
  • Kent Roach, Professor, Prichard-Wilson Chair in Law and Public Policy, Faculty of Law, University of Toronto (As an Individual)
  • Syed Badiuddin Soharwardy, Imam (As an Individual)
Bill S-222, An Act to amend the Canada Border Services Agency Act (Inspector General of the Canada Border Services Agency) and to make consequential amendments to other Acts
(2014-11-25)
Government Response to the tenth report of the Standing Senate Committee on National Security and Defence, entitled: Canada and Ballistic Missile Defence: Responding to the Evolving Threat, tabled in the Senate on June 16, 2014
(2014-11-06)
Study and report on national security and defence issues in Indo-Asia Pacific Relations and their implications for Canada’s national security and defence policies, practices, circumstances and capabilities
(2014-06-19)
Monday, October 27, 2014 at 12:59 PM
  • Mike Cabana, Deputy Commissioner, Federal Policing (Royal Canadian Mounted Police)
  • Rear-Admiral Gilles Couturier, Director General International Security Policy (National Defence )
  • David Drake, Director General, Security and Intelligence Bureau (Global Affairs Canada)
  • Peter Henschel, Deputy Commissioner, Specialized Policing Services (Royal Canadian Mounted Police)
  • Peter MacArthur, Director General, South, Southeast Asia and Oceania Bureau (Global Affairs Canada)
  • Bob Paulson, Commissioner (Royal Canadian Mounted Police)
  • Michael Peirce, Assistant Director, Intelligence (Canadian Security Intelligence Service)
Monday, October 20, 2014 at 2:00 PM
  • Luc Beaudry, Manager, Terrorist Financing Intelligence Group (Financial Transactions and Reports Analysis Centre of Canada)
  • James A. Boutilier, Adjunct Professor, Pacific Studies, University of Victoria (As an Individual)
  • Gérald Cossette, Director (Financial Transactions and Reports Analysis Centre of Canada)
  • Jeff Yaworski, Deputy Director of Operations (Canadian Security Intelligence Service)
Study and report on security threats facing Canada
(2014-06-19)
Tuesday, June 30, 2015 at 9:35 AM
Monday, June 8, 2015 at 1:12 PM
  • Ayaan Hirsi Ali, Founder, AHA Foundation (As an Individual)
Monday, June 1, 2015 at 1:01 PM
  • Alastair Bland, Director, Review and Analysis Division, Charities Directorate, Legislative Policy and Regulatory Affairs Branch (Canada Revenue Agency)
  • Gilles de Kerchove, EU Counter-Terrorism Coordinator (European Council)
  • Cathy Hawara, Director General, Charities Directorate, Legislative Policy and Regulatory Affairs Branch (Canada Revenue Agency)
Monday, May 11, 2015 at 1:04 PM
  • Christine Duhaime, Barrister and Solicitor, Duhaime Law (As an Individual)
  • Don Head, Commissioner (Correctional Service Canada)
  • Matthew Levitt, Director, Stein Program on Counterterrorism and Intelligence, The Washington Institute (As an Individual)
  • Lorenzo Vidino, Director, Program on Extremism, Center for Cyber and Homeland Security, George Washington University (As an Individual)
Monday, May 4, 2015 at 1:01 PM
  • Anita Anand, Professor of Law, Faculty of Law, University of Toronto (As an Individual)
  • Robert Groves, Psychologist (As an Individual)
  • Christian Leuprecht, Associate Professor, Department of Political Science and Economics, Royal Military College of Canada (As an Individual)
  • Clark R. McCauley Jr., Professor, Department of Psychology, Bryn Mawr College (As an Individual)
Monday, March 30, 2015 at 3:05 PM
  • The Honourable Steven Blaney, P.C., MP, Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness (Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness)
  • The Honourable Peter MacKay, P.C., Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada (As an Individual)
  • Michel Coulombe, Director (Canadian Security Intelligence Service)
  • François Guimont, Deputy Minister (Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness)
  • Bob Paulson, Commissioner (Royal Canadian Mounted Police)
  • Donald K. Piragoff, Senior Assistant Deputy Minister, Policy Sector (Department of Justice)
Monday, February 23, 2015 at 1:02 PM
  • Lorne Dawson, Co-Director, University of Waterloo (The Canadian Network for Research on Terrorism, Security, and Society (TSAS))
  • Daniel Hiebert, Co-Director, University of British Columbia (The Canadian Network for Research on Terrorism, Security, and Society (TSAS))
  • Marc Lebuis, Director (Point de Bascule)
  • Mahdi Qasqas, Registered Provisional Psychologist, Muslim Youth and Family Services (As an Individual)
  • Shahina Siddiqui, , Islamic Social Services Association (As an Individual)
Monday, February 16, 2015 at 1:00 PM
  • Balraj Deol (As an Individual)
  • The Honourable Ujjal Dosanjh, P.C., former Minister (As an Individual)
  • Dave Hayer (As an Individual)
  • The Honourable John Charles Major, former judge of the Supreme Court of Canada (As an Individual)
Monday, February 2, 2015 at 1:01 PM
  • Homa Arjomand, Coordinator of The Campaign in Defense of Women's Rights in Iran (As an Individual)
  • Zijad Delic, Imam (As an Individual)
  • Kent Roach, Professor, Prichard-Wilson Chair in Law and Public Policy, Faculty of Law, University of Toronto (As an Individual)
  • Syed Badiuddin Soharwardy, Imam (As an Individual)
Monday, December 8, 2014 at 1:02 PM
  • Jocelyn Bélanger, Professor, Faculty of Psychology, Université du Québec à Montréal (As an Individual)
  • Craig Forcese, Associate Professor, Faculty of Law (Common Law Section), University of Ottawa (As an Individual)
  • Lieutenant Sylvain Guertin, Chief, Division of Investigations on Extremist Threats (Sûreté du Québec)
  • Jocelyn Latulippe, Deputy Director General, Investigations and Internal Security (Sûreté du Québec)
  • Jeremy Littlewood, Assistant Professor, Norman Paterson School of International Affairs, Carleton University (As an Individual)
  • Salim Mansur, Professor, University of Western Ontario (As an Individual)
Monday, December 1, 2014 at 1:03 PM
  • Brian Adams, Deputy Chief (Peel Regional Police)
  • François Bleau, Inspector, Intelligence Services Division (Police Service of Montreal)
  • Rod Knecht, Chief (Edmonton Police Service)
  • Bernard Lamothe, Assistant Director, Special Investigations (Police Service of Montreal)
  • Marc Parent, Director (Police Service of Montreal)
  • Michelle Walrond, mother of a radicalized man (As an Individual)
Monday, November 24, 2014 at 1:00 PM
  • Tarek Fatah, Founder (Muslim Canadian Congress)
  • Syed Sohail Raza, Director (Muslims Facing Tomorrow)
  • Rafal Rohozinski, Senior Fellow (SecDev Foundation)
Monday, November 17, 2014 at 1:01 PM
  • Superintendent Shirley Cuillierrier, Director General, Partnerships and External Relations (Royal Canadian Mounted Police)
  • Sergeant Renuka Dash, Acting Officer in Charge, Federal Policing, Public Engagement (Royal Canadian Mounted Police)
  • John Davies, Director General, National Security Policy, National and Cyber Security Branch (Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness)
  • Anna Gray-Henschel, Senior Director, National Security Policy Division (Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness)
  • Gary Robertson, Assistant Deputy Minister, National and Cyber Security Branch (Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness)
  • Deputy Commissioner Scott Tod, Ontario Provincial Police, Co-chair of the Counter Terrorism and National Security Committee (Canadian Association of Chiefs of Police)
  • Tom Venner, Assistant Director, Policy and Strategic Partnerships (Canadian Security Intelligence Service)
Monday, November 3, 2014 at 1:02 PM
  • George Dolhai, Deputy Director of Public Prosecutions (Public Prosecution Service of Canada)
  • Ursula Hendel, Senior Counsel, Drug, National Security and Northern Prosecutions Branch (Public Prosecution Service of Canada)
  • The Honourable Senator Serge Joyal, P.C., former deputy chair of the Senate Special Committee on Anti-terrorism (As an Individual)
  • Brian Saunders, Director of Public Prosecutions (Public Prosecution Service of Canada)
Monday, October 27, 2014 at 12:59 PM
  • Mike Cabana, Deputy Commissioner, Federal Policing (Royal Canadian Mounted Police)
  • Rear-Admiral Gilles Couturier, Director General International Security Policy (National Defence )
  • David Drake, Director General, Security and Intelligence Bureau (Global Affairs Canada)
  • Peter Henschel, Deputy Commissioner, Specialized Policing Services (Royal Canadian Mounted Police)
  • Peter MacArthur, Director General, South, Southeast Asia and Oceania Bureau (Global Affairs Canada)
  • Bob Paulson, Commissioner (Royal Canadian Mounted Police)
  • Michael Peirce, Assistant Director, Intelligence (Canadian Security Intelligence Service)
Monday, October 20, 2014 at 2:00 PM
  • Luc Beaudry, Manager, Terrorist Financing Intelligence Group (Financial Transactions and Reports Analysis Centre of Canada)
  • James A. Boutilier, Adjunct Professor, Pacific Studies, University of Victoria (As an Individual)
  • Gérald Cossette, Director (Financial Transactions and Reports Analysis Centre of Canada)
  • Jeff Yaworski, Deputy Director of Operations (Canadian Security Intelligence Service)
Government Response to the ninth report of Standing Senate Committee on National Security and Defence entitled: A Study of the New Veterans Charter, tabled in the Senate on March 21, 2013
(2014-04-10)
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