Studies & Bills

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Studies & Bills Date Referred    
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)
Bill S-5, An Act to amend the Tobacco Act and the Non-smokers' Health Act and to make consequential amendments to other Acts
(2017-03-09) Link to the briefs of this witness/study
Thursday, April 13, 2017 at 10:32 AM
  • Denis Choinière, Director, Tobacco Products Regulatory Office, Tobacco Control Directorate (Health Canada)
  • Anne-Marie LeBel, Counsel, Health Canada Legal Services (Health Canada)
  • Suzy McDonald, Director General, Tobacco Products Directorate (Health Canada)
Wednesday, April 12, 2017 at 4:20 PM
  • The Honourable Jane Philpott, P.C., M.P., Minister of Health (Health Canada)
  • Hilary Geller, Assistant Deputy Minister, Healthy Environments and Consumer Safety Branch (Health Canada)
  • Denis Choinière, Director, Tobacco Products Regulatory Office, Tobacco Control Directorate (Health Canada)
  • Adam Doane, Senior Science Advisor, Tobacco Control Directorate (Health Canada)
  • Anne-Marie LeBel, Counsel, Health Canada Legal Services (Health Canada)
  • Suzy McDonald, Director General, Tobacco Products Directorate (Health Canada)
Monday, April 10, 2017 at 1:30 PM
  • John Britton, Director, UK Centre for Tobacco and Alcohol Studies (As an Individual)
  • Neil Collishaw, Research Director (Physicians for a Smoke-Free Canada)
  • Rob Cunningham, Senior Policy Analyst (Canadian Cancer Society)
  • David Hammond, Associate Professor, University of Waterloo (As an Individual)
  • Amy Henderson, Manager, Public Policy (Canadian Lung Association)
  • Dr. Peter Selby, Clinician Scientist, Addictions Division (Centre for Addiction and Mental Health)
Thursday, April 6, 2017 at 10:31 AM
  • Daniel David, Chairman (The Electronic Cigarette Trade Association of Canada)
  • Eric Gagnon, Director, Government and Regulatory Affairs (Imperial Tobacco Canada Ltd)
  • Michael Klander, Director of Corporate Affairs (Rothmans, Benson & Hedges Inc.)
  • Peter Luongo, Managing Director (Rothmans, Benson & Hedges Inc.)
  • D. Meshaila Sinnis, Board Member (Canadian Vaping Association)
Wednesday, April 5, 2017 at 4:16 PM
  • Pippa Beck, Senior Policy Analyst (Non-Smokers’ Rights Association)
  • Jaye Blancher, Director (Tobacco Harm Reduction Association of Canada)
  • Satinder Chera, President (Canadian Convenience Stores Association)
  • Gary Grant, Spokesperson (National Coalition Against Contraband Tobacco)
  • David Jones, Policy Advisor (Tobacco Harm Reduction Association of Canada)
  • Melodie Tilson, Director of Policy (Non-Smokers’ Rights Association)
  • Sébastien Tremblay Drolet, Category manager, Couche-Tard Inc. (Canadian Convenience Stores Association)
Bill S-210, An Act to amend An Act to amend the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act, the Civil Marriage Act and the Criminal Code and to make consequential amendments to other Acts
(2017-02-01)
Bill C-6, An Act to amend the Citizenship Act and to make consequential amendments to another Act
(2016-12-15) Link to the briefs of this witness/study
Thursday, March 2, 2017 at 10:30 AM
  • Alec Attfield, Director General, Citizenship Branch (Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada)
  • Mary-Ann Hubers, Director, Citizenship Program Delivery (Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada)
Wednesday, March 1, 2017 at 4:15 PM
  • The Honourable Ahmed Hussen, P.C., M.P., Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada)
  • Alec Attfield, Director General, Citizenship Branch (Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada)
  • Teny Dikranian, Director, Legislation and Program Policy (Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada)
  • Mary-Ann Hubers, Director, Citizenship Program Delivery (Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada)
  • Paul MacKinnon, Assistant Deputy Minister, Strategic and Program Policy (Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada)
  • Josh Paterson, Executive Director (B.C. Civil Liberties Association)
  • Lorne Waldman, Lawyer (As an Individual)
  • Robert D. Watt, former citizenship judge from British Columbia (As an Individual)
Thursday, February 16, 2017 at 10:30 AM
  • Craig Forcese, Professor, Faculty of Law, University of Ottawa (As an Individual)
  • Avvy Yao-Yao Go, Clinic Director (Metro Toronto Chinese & Southeast Asian Legal Clinic)
  • Reis Pagtakhan, Immigration Lawyer (As an Individual)
  • Julie Taub, Immigration lawyer (As an Individual)
Wednesday, February 15, 2017 at 4:16 PM
  • Barbara J. Caruso, Vice-Chair, Immigration Law Section (Canadian Bar Association)
  • Réa Hawi, Lawyer, Secretariat of the Order and Legal Affairs (Barreau du Québec)
  • Hugues Langlais, President, Immigration and Citizenship committee (Barreau du Québec)
  • Audrey Macklin, Professor of Law, University of Toronto (As an Individual)
  • Noah Shack, Director, Policy (Centre for Israel and Jewish Affairs)
  • Kathleen Terroux, Lawyer, Legislation and Law Reform (Canadian Bar Association)
Bill S-214, An Act to amend the Food and Drugs Act (cruelty-free cosmetics)
(2016-12-13)
Bill S-218, An Act respecting Latin American Heritage Month
(2016-12-12)
Bill C-210, An Act to amend the National Anthem Act (gender)
(2016-12-06)
Thursday, December 15, 2016 at 10:37 AM
  • Chris Champion, Editor, The Dorchester Review (As an Individual)
  • Stephen Simpson (As an Individual)
Wednesday, December 14, 2016 at 4:16 PM
  • The Honourable Senator Nancy Ruth, Sponsor of the bill
  • Kristen Kit, Athlete, Rowing Canada Aviron (As an Individual)
  • Ramona Lumpkin, President and Vice-Chancellor, Mount Saint Vincent University (As an Individual)
Bill C-26, An Act to amend the Canada Pension Plan, the Canada Pension Plan Investment Board Act and the Income Tax Act
(2016-12-05)
Thursday, December 8, 2016 at 10:30 AM
  • Herb John, President (National Pensioners Federation)
  • Alexandre Laurin, Director of Research (C.D. Howe Institute)
Wednesday, December 7, 2016 at 4:15 PM
  • Mark Janson, Senior Pensions Officer, National Office (Canadian Union of Public Employees)
  • Monique Moreau, Director, National Affairs (Canadian Federation of Independent Business)
  • Chris Roberts, Director, Social and Economic Policy Department (Canadian Labour Congress)
  • Hassan Yussuff, President (Canadian Labour Congress)
  • Yves-Thomas Dorval, President and Chief Executive Officer (Quebec Employers Council)
Wednesday, December 7, 2016 at 2:17 PM
  • The Honourable Bill Morneau, P.C., M.P., Minister of Finance (Department of Finance Canada)
  • Jean-Claude Ménard, Chief Actuary, Office of the Chief Actuary (Office of the Superintendent of Financial Institutions Canada)
  • Glenn Purves, General Director, Federal-Provincial Relations and Social Policy Branch (Department of Finance Canada)
Bill S-228, An Act to amend the Food and Drugs Act (prohibiting food and beverage marketing directed at children)
(2016-12-05)
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Orders of Reference

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