Standing Senate Committee on Social Affairs, Science and Technology

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.

There are limited electronic records available for the period prior to the 35th Parliament. For historical information, please contact: ctm@sen.parl.gc.ca or 1-800-267-7362

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Government response to the Eighteenth Report of the Standing Senate Committee on Social Affairs Science and Technology, entitled: Challenge Ahead: Integrating robotics, artificial intelligence and 3D printing technologies into Canada’s healthcare systems
(2018-04-26)
Bill C-45, An Act respecting cannabis and to amend the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act, the Criminal Code and other Acts
(2018-03-22) Link to the briefs of this witness/study
Monday, May 28, 2018 at 1:16 PM
  • The Honourable Bill Blair, P.C., M.P., Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada and to the Minister of Health (Department of Justice Canada)
  • Chief Superintendent Paul Beauchesne, Director General, Federal Policing Criminal Operations (Royal Canadian Mounted Police)
  • John Clare, Director, Policy, Legislative and Regulatory Affairs (Health Canada)
  • Eric Costen, Director General, Cannabis Legalization and Regulation Secretariat (Health Canada)
  • Chief Superintendent Dennis Daley, Director General, National Criminal Operations, Contract and Aboriginal Policing (Royal Canadian Mounted Police)
  • Diane Labelle, General Counsel, Health Canada Legal Services (Department of Justice Canada)
  • Kimberly Lavoie, Director, Drug Policy (Public Safety Canada)
  • Jennifer Lutfallah, Director General, Enforcement and Intelligence Programs (Canada Border Services Agency)
  • Carole Morency, Director General and Senior General Counsel, Criminal Law Policy Section (Department of Justice Canada)
  • Byron Organ, Analyst, Canadian Criminal Real Time Identification Services (Royal Canadian Mounted Police)
  • Mario Panizzon, Director, Security Intelligence Background Section (Royal Canadian Mounted Police)
  • Paul Saint-Denis, Senior Counsel, Criminal Law Policy Section (Department of Justice Canada)
Friday, May 25, 2018 at 8:03 AM
  • Chief Superintendent Paul Beauchesne, Director General, Federal Policing Criminal Operations (Royal Canadian Mounted Police)
  • Trevor Bhupsingh, Director General, Law Enforcement and Border Strategies (Public Safety Canada)
  • Paul Boudreau, Departmental Security Officer (Royal Canadian Mounted Police)
  • John Clare, Director, Policy, Legislative and Regulatory Affairs (Health Canada)
  • Eric Costen, Director General, Cannabis Legalization and Regulation Secretariat (Health Canada)
  • Chief Superintendent Dennis Daley, Director General, National Criminal Operations, Contract and Aboriginal Policing (Royal Canadian Mounted Police)
  • Carl Desmarais, Executive Director, Enforcement and Intelligence Programs (Canada Border Services Agency)
  • Valerie Gideon, Senior Assistant Deputy Minister, First Nations and Inuit Health Branch (Department of Indigenous Services Canada)
  • Mark Gwozdecky, Assistant Deputy Minister, International Security and Political Affairs (Global Affairs Canada)
  • Rachel Huggins, Manager, Policy Development (Public Safety Canada)
  • Alan Kessel, Assistant Deputy Minister, Legal Affairs and Legal Adviser (Global Affairs Canada)
  • Diane Labelle, General Counsel, Health Canada Legal Services (Department of Justice Canada)
  • Stefan Matiation, Director and General Counsel, Aboriginal Law Centre (Department of Justice Canada)
  • Carole Morency, Director General and Senior General Counsel, Criminal Law Policy Section (Department of Justice Canada)
  • Sheilagh Murphy, Assistant Deputy Minister, Lands and Economic Development (Department of Crown-Indigenous Relations and Northern Affairs Canada)
  • Paul Saint-Denis, Senior Counsel, Criminal Law Policy Section (Department of Justice Canada)
  • Kevin Thompson, Director General, North America Strategy Bureau (Global Affairs Canada)
Thursday, May 24, 2018 at 10:30 AM
  • Hilary Black, Founder (B.C. Compassion Club Society)
  • Phil Emberley, Director (Canadian Pharmacists Association)
  • Jeremy Jacob, President (Canadian Association of Medical Cannabis Dispensaries)
  • Philippe Lucas, Vice-President, Global Patient Research and Access (Tilray)
  • James O'Hara, President and CEO (Canadians for Fair Access to Medical Marijuana)
  • Jean Thiffault, Member, President, Association québécoise des pharmaciens propriétaires (Canadian Pharmacists Association)
  • Kirk Tousaw, Barrister, Tousaw Law Corporation (As an Individual)
Wednesday, May 23, 2018 at 3:00 PM
  • Russ Crawford, President (Canadian Hemp Trade Alliance)
  • Jason Green, Director (Canadian Hemp Trade Alliance)
  • Dr. Terry Lake, Vice-President of Corporate Social Responsibility (Hydropothecary)
  • Bruce Linton, Founder, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer (Canopy Growth Corporation)
  • Rosy Mondin, Executive Director (Cannabis Trade Alliance of Canada)
  • Shawn Pankow, Mayor (Town of Smiths Falls)
  • Allan Rewak, Executive Director (Cannabis Canada Council)
  • Will Stewart, Vice-President, Corporate Communications & Public Affairs (Hiku Brands)
Tuesday, May 22, 2018 at 7:00 PM
  • Greg Engel, Chief Executive Officer (Organigram Inc.)
  • Ryan Forrest, Policy and Advocacy Officer, Framework Convention Alliance for Tobacco Control (As an Individual)
  • David Hammond, Associate Professor, University of Waterloo (As an Individual)
  • Dr. George Sam Wang, Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus, Children's Hospital Colorado (As an Individual)
Thursday, May 10, 2018 at 10:31 AM
  • The Honourable Senator A. Raynell Andreychuk, Chair
  • Josh Campbell, President (dosist)
  • The Honourable Senator Anne C. Cools, Deputy Chair
  • The Honourable Senator Dennis Dawson, Member
  • Margie Skeer, Associate Professor, Department of Public Health and Community Medicine, Tufts University (As an Individual)
  • Ryan Vandrey, Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Johns Hopkins University (As an Individual)
Wednesday, May 9, 2018 at 2:46 PM
  • The Honourable Benoît Bourque, MLA, Minister of Health (Government of New Brunswick)
  • Neill McKay, Senior Policy Advisor, Health (Government of New Brunswick)
  • The Honourable Anne McLellan, P.C., Chair (Task Force on Cannabis Legalization and Regulation)
  • Dr. Jennifer Russell, Chief Medical Officer, Health (Government of New Brunswick)
  • Patricia Steeves, Chief Operating Officer, Finance (Government of New Brunswick)
  • Dr. Mark Ware, Vice-Chair (Task Force on Cannabis Legalization and Regulation)
Monday, May 7, 2018 at 2:30 PM
  • The Honourable Senator Gwen Boniface, Chair
  • The Honourable Senator Jean-Guy Dagenais, Deputy Chair
  • Andrew Freedman, Former Director, Colorado Marijuana Coordination (As an Individual)
  • Beau Kilmer, Co-Director (RAND Drug Policy Research Center)
  • Dr. Bertha Madras, Professor of Psychobiology, Department of Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School (As an Individual)
  • Amy Margolis, Executive Director (Oregon Cannabis Association)
Thursday, May 3, 2018 at 10:31 AM
  • Dr. Jay Butler, Chief Medical Officer (Alaska Department of Health and Social Services)
  • Dr. Manuel Cardoso, Deputy Director-General, General Directorate for Intervention on Addictive Behaviours and Dependencies (Serviço de Intervenção nos Comportamentos Aditivos e nas Dependências (SICAD - Portugal))
  • Dr. Kenneth Finn, Pain Medicine Physician (Springs Rehabilitation)
  • Rick Garza, Director (Washington State Liquor and Cannabis Board)
  • Ana Sofia Santos, Head, International Relations Division (Serviço de Intervenção nos Comportamentos Aditivos e nas Dependências (SICAD - Portugal))
Wednesday, May 2, 2018 at 3:00 PM
  • The Honourable Senator Pierre-Hugues Boisvenu, Deputy Chair
  • Paul J. Calarco, Member, Criminal Justice Section (Canadian Bar Association)
  • The Honourable Senator Dan Christmas, Member
  • The Honourable Senator Renée Dupuis, Deputy Chair
  • The Honourable Senator Lillian Eva Dyck, Chair
  • Annamaria Enenajor, Criminal Lawyer (Criminal Lawyers Association)
  • The Honourable Senator Serge Joyal, P.C., Chair
  • Pascal Lévesque, Chair of the Committee on Criminal Law (Barreau du Québec)
  • Gaylene Schellenberg, Lawyer, Legislation and Law Reform (Canadian Bar Association)
  • Michael Spratt, Criminal Lawyer (Criminal Lawyers Association)
  • The Honourable Senator Scott Tannas, Deputy Chair
Monday, April 30, 2018 at 2:02 PM
  • Michael Bourque, Chief Executive Officer (Canadian Real Estate Association)
  • Neil Boyd, Professor, Department of Criminology, Simon Fraser University (As an Individual)
  • John Conroy, Lawyer (As an Individual)
  • Solomon Friedman, Criminal Defence Lawyer, Edelson & Friedman LLP (As an Individual)
  • Randall McCauley, Vice-President, Government and Public Relations (Canadian Real Estate Association)
  • Jonathan Page, Chief Executive Officer (Anandia Labs)
  • Sean Robichaud, Criminal Defence Lawyer, Robichaud's Barristers & Solicitors (As an Individual)
  • Deputy Chief Constable Mike Serr, Co-Chair, Drug Advisory Committee (Canadian Association of Chiefs of Police)
  • Ernest Small, Principal Research Scientist, Science and Technology Branch (Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada)
  • Inspector Bill Spearn (Vancouver Police Department)
Thursday, April 26, 2018 at 10:30 AM
  • Murray Elliott, President (Energy Safety Canada)
  • Derrick Hynes, Executive Director (FETCO)
  • Christopher MacDonald, Member, Director, Government Relations, J.D. Irving, Limited (FETCO)
  • Chris Moore, Manager, Training & Education Services (Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety)
  • Tara Peel, National Representative, Health & Safety (Canadian Labour Congress)
  • Hassan Yussuff, President (Canadian Labour Congress)
Wednesday, April 25, 2018 at 3:15 PM
  • Glenn Barnes, Advisory Council Member (Drug Free Kids Canada)
  • Grace Costa, General Manager, Eva’s Satellite (Eva's Initiatives)
  • Connor Fesenmaier, Advisory Council Member (Smart Approaches to Marijuana Canada (SAMC))
  • Emily Jenkins, Assistant Professor, School of Nursing, University of British Columbia (As an Individual)
  • Corey O'Soup, Advocate (Saskatchewan Advocate For Children and Youth)
  • Marc Paris, Executive Director (Drug Free Kids Canada)
  • Danielle Sutherland, Curriculum Development Manager (Skylark Children, Youth & Families)
  • Kristen Szekszardi, Advanced Peer Worker (alumni) (Eva's Initiatives)
  • Jenna Valleriani, Strategic Advisor (Canadian Students for Sensible Drug Policy)
Thursday, April 19, 2018 at 10:31 AM
  • Dr. Christine Campbell, Family Medicine Resident (College of Family Physicians of Canada)
  • Ian Culbert, Executive Director (Canadian Public Health Association)
  • Dr. Eileen de Villa, Medical Officer of Health (City of Toronto Health Unit)
  • Katherine Eberl Kelly, Executive Director (Pan-Canadian Joint Consortium for School Health)
  • Lucie Granger, Executive Director (Association pour la santé publique du Québec)
  • Andrew Mendes, Director of Operations (Rideauwood Addiction and Family Services)
  • Sudha Sabanadesan, Policy Development Officer (City of Toronto Health Unit)
  • Josh Watt, Representative, Executive Director, Manitoba School Board Association (Canadian School Boards Association)
  • Marion Wright, Executive Director (Rideauwood Addiction and Family Services)
Wednesday, April 18, 2018 at 3:45 PM
  • Lynda Balneaves, Registered Nurse and Medical and Non-Medical Cannabis Researcher (Canadian Nurses Association)
  • Dr. Jeff Blackmer, Vice-President, Medical Professionalism (Canadian Medical Association)
  • Michael R. DeVillaer, Assistant Professor, Peter Boris Centre for Addictions Research, McMaster University (As an Individual)
  • Benedikt Fischer, Addiction Chair, Professor, Department of Psychiatry, University of Toronto (Canadian Research Initiative on Substance Misuse (CRISM))
  • Dr. Didier Jutras-Aswad, Principal Scientist, Centre de recherche du Centre hospitalier, Université de Montréal (CRCHUM) (Canadian Research Initiative on Substance Misuse (CRISM))
  • Dr. Laurent Marcoux, President (Canadian Medical Association)
  • Dr. Robert Milin, Representative, Head, Division of Addiction & Mental Health, Associate Professor, University of Ottawa (Canadian Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry)
  • Karey Shuhendler, Program Lead, Public Policy (Canadian Nurses Association)
  • Dr. Philip Tibbo, Representative, Professor, Department of Psychiatry, Dalhousie University (Canadian Psychiatric Association)
Monday, April 16, 2018 at 2:00 PM
  • Pippa Beck, Senior Policy Analyst (Non-Smokers' Rights Association)
  • Dr. Meldon Kahan, Medical Director, Substance Use Service, Women’s College Hospital, Department of Family Medicine, University of Toronto (As an Individual)
  • Dr. Harold Kalant, Professor Emeritus, Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto (As an Individual)
  • Dr. Bernard Le Foll, Medical Head (Centre for Addiction and Mental Health)
  • Dr. Sharon Levy, Medical Director, Adolescent Substance Abuse Program, Boston Children’s Hospital; Associate Professor of Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School (As an Individual)
  • Amy Porath, Director of Research (Canadian Centre on Substance Use and Addiction)
  • David Sweanor, Adjunct Professor, Faculty of Law, University of Ottawa (As an Individual)
  • Melodie Tilson, Director of Policy (Non-Smokers' Rights Association)
Thursday, March 29, 2018 at 10:30 AM
  • Chak Kwong Au, Councillor (City of Richmond)
  • Peggy Bachman, Director, Office of Government and Municipal Relations (Ville de Montréal)
  • Bill Karsten, First Vice President, councillor, City of Halifax (Federation of Canadian Municipalities)
  • Alana Lavoie, Manager of Policy and Research (Federation of Canadian Municipalities)
  • Marie-Pierre Rouette, Member, Government Relations (Ville de Montréal)
  • Shayne Turner, Director, By-Law Enforcement (City of Waterloo)
  • Matt Zabloski, Business Strategist, Calgary Community Standards (City of Calgary)
Wednesday, March 28, 2018 at 4:13 PM
  • The Honourable Bill Blair, P.C., M.P., Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada and to the Minister of Health (Department of Justice Canada)
  • The Honourable Ginette Petitpas Taylor, P.C., Minister of Health (Health Canada)
  • John Clare, Director, Policy, Legislative and Regulatory Affairs (Health Canada)
  • Eric Costen, Director General, Cannabis Legalization and Regulation Secretariat (Health Canada)
  • Diane Labelle, General Counsel (Department of Justice Canada)
  • Paul Saint-Denis, Senior Counsel, Criminal Law Policy Section (Department of Justice Canada)
Examine and report on issues relating to social affairs, science and technology generally
(2017-12-14) Link to the briefs of this witness/study
Thursday, June 14, 2018 at 10:31 AM
Thursday, June 7, 2018 at 10:32 AM
Thursday, May 3, 2018 at 10:31 AM
  • Dr. Jay Butler, Chief Medical Officer (Alaska Department of Health and Social Services)
  • Dr. Manuel Cardoso, Deputy Director-General, General Directorate for Intervention on Addictive Behaviours and Dependencies (Serviço de Intervenção nos Comportamentos Aditivos e nas Dependências (SICAD - Portugal))
  • Dr. Kenneth Finn, Pain Medicine Physician (Springs Rehabilitation)
  • Rick Garza, Director (Washington State Liquor and Cannabis Board)
  • Ana Sofia Santos, Head, International Relations Division (Serviço de Intervenção nos Comportamentos Aditivos e nas Dependências (SICAD - Portugal))
Thursday, March 22, 2018 at 10:32 AM
  • Mary Ballantyne, Chief Executive Officer (Ontario Association of Children's Aid Societies)
  • Caroline Fortin, President and Provincial Coordinator (Mouvement Retrouvailles)
  • Reverend Dan Hayward, Representative (United Church of Canada)
  • Diane Poitras, adopted person, Member, Mouvement Retrouvailles (As an Individual)
Wednesday, March 21, 2018 at 4:19 PM
  • Daryl Higgins, Professor, Director, Institute of Child Protection Studies, Australian Catholic University (As an Individual)
  • Senator Rachel Siewert, Chair, Community Affairs Reference Committee for the Forced Adoption Inquiry, Senate of Australia
  • Veronica Strong-Boag, Historian and Historical Consultant, Professor Emerita, University of British Columbia (As an Individual)
Tuesday, March 20, 2018 at 7:01 PM
  • Valerie Andrews, Executive Director (Origins Canada)
  • Monica Byrne, Director and mother (Parent Finders)
  • Sandra Jarvie, Mother (Origins Canada)
  • Eugenia Powell, Mother (Origins Canada)
  • Wendy Rowney, President (Adoption, Support, Kinship (ASK))
Wednesday, February 28, 2018 at 4:29 PM
  • Louise Bradley, President and Chief Executive Officer (Mental Health Commission of Canada)
  • Heather Ennis, Manager of Communications (The Ontario Centre of Excellence for Child and Youth Mental Health)
  • Stephanie Priest, Executive Director, Mental Health and Wellbeing Division (Public Health Agency of Canada)
  • Nancy Reynolds, Chair, Child and Youth Advisory Committee (Mental Health Commission of Canada)
  • Purnima Sundar, Director, Knowledge Mobilization (The Ontario Centre of Excellence for Child and Youth Mental Health)
Thursday, February 15, 2018 at 10:30 AM
  • Derek Ballantyne, Managing Partner (New Market Funds)
  • Christine Bergeron, Executive Lead, Member Experience and Community Engagement (Vancity)
  • Jane Bisbee, Executive Director (Social Enterprise Fund)
  • Duncan Farthing-Nichol, Manager, Research and Advisory (MaRS Centre for Impact Investing)
  • Hilary Pearson, President (Philanthropic Foundations Canada)
Wednesday, February 14, 2018 at 4:18 PM
  • Rosemary Addis, Chair and Executive Director, Impact Strategist (Australian Advisory Board on Impact Investing)
  • Marie J. Bouchard, full professor, Université du Québec à Montréal (As an Individual)
  • Antony Bugg-Levine, President (Nonprofit Finance Fund)
  • Stephen Huddart, President and Chief Executive Officer (The McConnell Foundation)
  • James Tansey, Executive Director (Centre for Social Innovation and Impact Investing)
Thursday, February 8, 2018 at 10:30 AM
  • The Honourable Diane Lebouthillier, P.C., M.P., Minister of National Revenue (Canada Revenue Agency)
  • Nancy Chahwan, Deputy Commissioner (Canada Revenue Agency)
  • Pierre Leblanc, Director General, Personal Income Tax Division, Tax Policy Branch (Department of Finance Canada)
  • Lesley Taylor, Director, Social Tax Policy (Department of Finance Canada)
  • Frank Vermaeten, Assistant Commissioner and co-chair of the Disability Advisory Committee (Canada Revenue Agency)
  • Krista Wilcox, Director General, Office for Disability Issues (Employment and Social Development Canada )
Wednesday, February 7, 2018 at 4:20 PM
  • Al Etmanski, Ashoka Fellow, Community Organizer and Social Innovator (As an Individual)
  • Brendon Pooran, Senior Advisor (Canadian Association for Community Living)
  • David Prowten, President and Chief Executive Officer (Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation)
  • Patrick Tohill, Director of Government Relations (Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation)
Thursday, February 1, 2018 at 10:30 AM
  • Lembi Buchanan, Past Co-chair (Disability Tax Fairness Alliance)
  • Dermot Cleary, Board Chair (Autism Canada)
  • Dr. Karen Cohen, Chief Executive Officer (Canadian Psychological Association)
  • Benjamin Davis, National Vice-President, Government Relations and President, Atlantic Division (Multiple Sclerosis Society of Canada)
  • Kimberley Hanson, Director, Federal Affairs (Diabetes Canada)
  • Michael Mendelson, Maytree Fellow (The Maytree Foundation)
Bill C-311, An Act to amend the Holidays Act (Remembrance Day)
(2017-11-28) Link to the briefs of this witness/study
Wednesday, January 31, 2018 at 4:32 PM
  • Colin Fraser, Member of Parliament, West Nova, Sponsor of the bill
  • Marie-Lise Julien, Legal Counsel (Canadian Heritage)
  • Denis Racine, Director General, Major Events, Commemorations and Capital Experience (Canadian Heritage)
  • Brad White, Dominion Secretary (Royal Canadian Legion)
Bill C-36, An Act to amend the Statistics Act
(2017-11-09)
Thursday, December 7, 2017 at 10:30 AM
  • Andrée Desaulniers, Senior Analyst, Information Management Division (Statistics Canada)
  • John Pullinger, UK National Statistician and Chief Executive of the UK Statistics Authority (UK Statistics Authority)
Wednesday, December 6, 2017 at 4:15 PM
  • Mel Cappe, Professor in the School of Public Policy and Governance at the University of Toronto, former Clerk of the Privy Council (As an Individual)
  • Philip Cross, Senior Fellow, Macdonald Laurier Institute (As an Individual)
  • Chad Gaffield, Distinguished University Professor, University of Ottawa (As an Individual)
  • Ian McKinnon, Chair (National Statistics Council)
  • Bill Waiser, Distinguished Professor Emeritus, University of Saskatchewan (As an Individual)
Thursday, November 30, 2017 at 10:31 AM
  • Ivan Fellegi, Former Chief Statistician of Canada (As an Individual)
  • Sarah Paquet, Senior Assistant Deputy Minister, Strategy (Shared Services Canada)
  • Ron Parker, President (Shared Services Canada)
  • Wayne Smith, Former Chief Statistician of Canada (As an Individual)
  • Raj Thuppal, Assistant Deputy Minister, Networks and End Users (Shared Services Canada)
Wednesday, November 29, 2017 at 4:18 PM
  • The Honourable Navdeep Bains, P.C., M.P., Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development (Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada)
  • Anil Arora, Chief Statistician of Canada (Statistics Canada)
  • Andrée Desaulniers, Senior Analyst, Information Management Division (Statistics Canada)
  • John Knubley, Deputy Minister (Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada)
Bill C-277, An Act providing for the development of a framework on palliative care in Canada
(2017-09-26) Link to the briefs of this witness/study
Thursday, October 26, 2017 at 10:30 AM
  • The Honourable Senator Tobias C. Enverga Jr., sponsor of the bill
  • The Honourable Senator Rosa Galvez, Senator
Wednesday, October 25, 2017 at 5:15 PM
  • Shawn Chirrey, Senior Manager (Canadian Cancer Society)
  • Kelly Masotti, Director, Public Issues (Canadian Cancer Society)
  • Pauline Tardif, Chief Executive Officer (Alzheimer Society of Canada)
Thursday, October 19, 2017 at 10:30 AM
  • Candace Chartier, Executive Chair (Ontario Long Term Care Association)
  • Dr. J. David Henderson, President (Canadian Society of Palliative Care Physicians)
  • Jennifer Kitts, Director of Policy and Strategy (HealthCareCAN)
  • Dr. Frank Molnar, President (Canadian Geriatrics Society)
  • Carolyn Pullen, Director, Policy, Advocacy and Strategy (Canadian Nurses Association)
  • Dr. Jill Rice, Interim Medical Chief, Department of Palliative Medicine, Bruyère Continuing Care (HealthCareCAN)
Wednesday, October 18, 2017 at 4:16 PM
  • Sharon Baxter, Executive Director (Canadian Hospice Palliative Care Association)
  • Marilyn Gladu, Member of Parliament for Sarnia-Lambton, sponsor of the bill
  • Dr. Jose Pereira, Scientific Officer (Pallium Canada)
  • Gerald Savoie, Board Chair (Pallium Canada)
Bill S-234, An Act to amend the Parliament of Canada Act (Parliamentary Artist Laureate)
(2017-06-08)
Thursday, December 14, 2017 at 10:31 AM
Wednesday, December 13, 2017 at 4:16 PM
  • The Honourable Senator Patricia Bovey, sponsor of the bill (As an Individual)
  • Joanne Larocque-Poirier, Chief of Staff and Corporate Secretary (Canada Council for the Arts)
  • The Honourable Wilfred P. Moore, former senator (As an Individual)
The subject matter of those elements contained in Divisions 5, 9, 11, 13, 14 and 16 of Part 4 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
Wednesday, May 31, 2017 at 3:00 PM
  • Marie-Pier Côté, Assistant Director, Express Entry, Strategic Policy and Planning (Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada)
  • Matt De Vlieger, Acting Director General, Strategic Policy and Planning (Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada)
  • Victoria Henderson, Assistant Director, CFO Attestation Unit, Cost Management (Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada)
  • Karine Paré, Executive Director, Cost Management (Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada)
  • Vincent Wong, Acting Clinic Director (Metro Toronto Chinese & Southeast Asian Legal Clinic)
Tuesday, May 30, 2017 at 2:15 PM
  • Dale Clement, Board Member (Canadian Home Care Association)
  • Omar Rajabali, Chief, Canada Health Transfer (CHT), the Canada Social Transfer (CST) and Northern Policy, Federal-Provincial Relations and Social Policy Branch (Department of Finance Canada)
  • Marcel Saulnier, Associate Assistant Deputy Minister, Health Care Strategies Directorate, Strategic Policy Branch (Health Canada)
  • Patrick Smith, National Chief Executive Officer (Canadian Mental Health Association)
  • Jocelyne Voisin, Executive Director, Health Accord Secretariat, Strategic Policy Branch (Health Canada)
Thursday, May 18, 2017 at 2:14 PM
  • Judith Andrew, Commissioner for Employers (Canada Employment Insurance Commission (CEIC))
  • Rutha Astravas, Director, Special Benefits, Employment Insurance Policy (Employment and Social Development Canada )
  • Andrew Brown, Executive Director, Employment Insurance Policy (Employment and Social Development Canada)
  • Barbara Byers, Secretary-Treasurer (Canadian Labour Congress)
  • Margaret Hill, Senior Director, Strategic Policy and Legislative Reform, Labour Program (Employment and Social Development Canada )
  • Pierre Laliberté, Commissioner for Workers (Canada Employment Insurance Commission (CEIC))
  • Monique Moreau, Vice President, National Affairs (Canadian Federation of Independent Business)
  • Chris Roberts, Director, Social and Economic Policy (Canadian Labour Congress)
  • Charles Philippe Rochon, Acting Manager, Labour Standards and Wage Earner Protection Program, Workplace Directorate, Labour Program (Employment and Social Development Canada )
  • Duncan Shaw, Director, Employment Insurance Part II Benefits and Measures, Employment Programs Policy and Design, Skills and Employment Branch (Employment and Social Development Canada )
  • Nora Spinks, Chief Executive Officer (Vanier Institute of the Family)
  • Rose Young, Manager, Employment Insurance Part II Benefits and Measures, Employment Programs Policy and Design (Employment and Social Development Canada )
Thursday, May 18, 2017 at 10:30 AM
  • Dr. Alan Bernstein, President and Chief Executive Officer (Canadian Institute for Advanced Research (CIFAR))
  • Jody Cox, Vice-president, Federal and International Affairs (Canadian Generic Pharmaceutical Association)
  • Declan Hamill, Vice-President, Legal, Regulatory and Policy (Innovative Medicines Canada)
  • Jim Keon, President (Canadian Generic Pharmaceutical Association)
  • David K. Lee, Executive Advisor to the Assistant Deputy Minister, Health Products and Food Branch (Health Canada)
  • Alison McDermott, Director General, Program Coordination Branch (Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada)
  • Keith McIntosh, Executive Director, Scientific and Regulatory Affairs (Innovative Medicines Canada)
  • Naira Minto-Saeed, Director, Strategic Planning and Accountability Division, Resource Management and Operations Directorate, Health Products and Food Branch (Health Canada)
  • Ed Morgan, Director General, Policy, Planning and International Affairs Directorate, Health Products and Food Branch (Health Canada)
  • Deryck Trehearne, Director General, Resource Management and Operations Directorate, Health Products and Food Branch (Health Canada)
Government response to the Sixth Report of the Standing Senate Committee on Social Affairs Science and Technology, entitled: Dementia in Canada: A national Strategy for Dementia-friendly Communities
(2017-04-13)
Bill C-233, An Act respecting a national strategy for Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias
(2017-03-28) Link to the briefs of this witness/study
Thursday, June 1, 2017 at 10:30 AM
  • The Honourable Robert Nicholson, P.C., M.P., Niagara Falls, Co-sponsor of the bill
  • Robert Oliphant, M.P., Don Valley West, Co-sponsor of the bill
  • The Honourable Senator Nancy Greene Raine, Sponsor of the bill
  • Pauline Tardif, Chief Executive Officer (Alzheimer Society of Canada)
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Orders of Reference

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