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All 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

Studies & Bills Committee Date Referred  note  note
Bill C-51, An Act to amend the Criminal Code and the Department of Justice Act and to make consequential amendments to another Act
LCJC (2018-05-10)
Pursuant to rule 16-3, report on the reasons for the Senate’s insistence on certain amendments to Bill C-49
TRCM (2018-05-09)
Wednesday, May 9, 2018 at 6:45 PM
  • Chief Ian Campbell (Squamish Nation, British Columbia)
  • Chief Nathan Matthew (Simpcw First Nation)
Bill C-211, An Act respecting a federal framework on post-traumatic stress disorder
SECD (2018-05-03)
Bill C-309, An Act to establish Gender Equality Week
RIDR (2018-05-03)
Bill C-50, An Act to amend the Canada Elections Act (political financing)
LCJC (2018-05-03)
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
SOCI (2018-04-26)
Bill S-245, An Act to declare the Trans Mountain Pipeline Project and related works to be for the general advantage of Canada
TRCM (2018-04-24) Link to the briefs of this witness/study
Wednesday, May 9, 2018 at 6:45 PM
  • Chief Ian Campbell (Squamish Nation, British Columbia)
  • Chief Nathan Matthew (Simpcw First Nation)
Tuesday, May 8, 2018 at 9:30 AM
  • Benjamin Dachis, Associate Director of Research (C.D. Howe Institute)
  • Jack Mintz, President’s Fellow at the University of Calgary’s School of Public Policy (As an Individual)
  • Dwight Newman, Professor of Law and Canada Research Chair in Indigenous Rights in Constitutional and International Law, University of Saskatchewan (As an Individual)
Tuesday, May 1, 2018 at 9:30 AM
  • The Honourable Senator Douglas Black, sponsor of the bill (As an Individual)
The subject matter of all of Bill C-74, An Act to implement certain provisions of the budget tabled in Parliament on February 27, 2018 and other measures
NFFN (2018-04-24) Link to the briefs of this witness/study
Wednesday, May 23, 2018 at 4:30 PM
  • Bill Blair, M.P.,, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada and to the Minister of Health (As an Individual)
  • Gervais Coulombe, Director, Sales Tax Division, Tax Policy Branch (Department of Finance Canada)
Wednesday, May 9, 2018 at 1:31 PM
  • Medric Cousineau, Co-Founder (Paws Fur Thought)
  • Rob Cunningham, Senior Policy Analyst (Canadian Cancer Society)
  • Bill Morris, National Director (United Way Centraide Canada)
Tuesday, May 8, 2018 at 1:32 PM
  • Sarah Diamond, Chief Administration Officer and Counsel, Halton Regional Police Association (As an Individual)
  • Jean-Denis Fréchette, Parliamentary Budget Officer (Office of the Parliamentary Budget Officer)
  • Luke Harford, President (Beer Canada)
  • Jason Jacques, Senior Director, Costing and Budgetary Analysis (Office of the Parliamentary Budget Officer)
  • C.T. (Manny) Jules, Chief Commissioner (First Nations Tax Commission)
  • Allan Rewak, Executive Director (Cannabis Canada Council)
Tuesday, May 8, 2018 at 9:33 AM
  • Dr. Nadia Alam, President (Ontario Medical Association)
  • Bruce Ball, Vice President, Taxation (Chartered Professional Accountants of Canada)
  • Ron Bonnett, President (Canadian Federation of Agriculture)
  • Dan Kelly, President and Chief Executive Officer (Canadian Federation of Independent Business)
  • Scott Ross, Assistant Executive Director, Business Risk Management and Farm Policy (Canadian Federation of Agriculture)
  • Trevin S. Stratton, Chief Economist (The Canadian Chamber of Commerce)
Thursday, May 3, 2018 at 1:33 PM
  • Selena Beattie, Director of Operations, Cabinet Affairs, Legislation and House Planning (Privy Council Office)
  • Andrew Brown, Acting Director General, Employment Insurance Policy (Employment and Social Development Canada)
  • Anne Burgess, Legal Counsel (Privy Council Office)
  • Galen Countryman, Director General, Federal-Provincial Relations Division (Department of Finance Canada)
  • David Dewar, Director, Strategic Policy and Government Affairs, Policy and Strategic Direction (Western Economic Diversification Canada)
  • Julie Lalonde-Goldenberg, Director General, Partnerships Development and Management Directorate (Employment and Social Development Canada)
  • Marie-Josée Lambert, Director, Crown Corporation and Currency, Financial Sector Policy Branch (Department of Finance Canada)
  • Gigi Mandy, Executive Director, Strategic Policy Branch, Canada Health Act Division (Health Canada)
  • Sonya Read, Senior Director, Digital Policy (Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat)
  • Jeannine Ritchot, Executive Director, Regulatory Cooperation, Regulatory Affairs Secretariat (Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat)
  • Cara Scales, Director, Policy Analysis and Initiatives, Employment and Insurance Policy (Employment and Social Development Canada)
  • Pirthipal Singh, Director, Tier 1 Partnerships and Services Offerings for Federal Partners, Partnerships Development and Management Directorate (Employment and Social Development Canada)
  • Christian Sylvain, Director General, Corporate and Government Affairs (Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR),)
Wednesday, May 2, 2018 at 6:45 PM
  • Jennifer Kim Drever, Partner, Tax (MNP LLP)
  • Rachel Gervais, Partner, GTA Group Tax Service Line Leader (BDO Canada LLP)
  • Peter Weissman, Partner, Cadesky Tax (As an Individual)
Wednesday, May 2, 2018 at 1:44 PM
  • Marie-Josée Lambert, Director, Crown Corporation and Currency, Financial Sector Policy Branch (Department of Finance Canada)
  • Sonya Read, Senior Director, Digital Policy (Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat)
Tuesday, May 1, 2018 at 1:35 PM
  • Shane Baddeley, Policy Analyst, Sales Tax Division, Tax Policy Branch (Department of Finance Canada)
  • Gervais Coulombe, Director, 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)
Tuesday, May 1, 2018 at 9:45 AM
  • Maude Lavoie, Director, Business Income Tax Division (Department of Finance Canada)
  • Pierre Leblanc, Director General, Personal Income Tax Division, Tax Policy Branch (Department of Finance Canada)
  • Trevor McGowan, Director General, Tax Legislation Division (Department of Finance Canada)
The subject matter of those elements contained in Divisions 15 and 20 of Part 6 of Bill C-74, An Act to implement certain provisions of the budget tabled in Parliament on February 27, 2018 and other measures
LCJC (2018-04-24)
Thursday, May 24, 2018 at 10:30 AM
  • Inspector Gordon Aristotle, Financial Crime, Federal Policing Criminal Operations (Royal Canadian Mounted Police)
  • Joanne Crampton, Assistant Commissioner, Federal Policing Criminal Operations (Royal Canadian Mounted Police)
  • Marc A. Giroux, Commissioner (Office of the Commissioner for Federal Judicial Affairs)
  • Catherine McKinnon, Senior Counsel, Public Law and Legislative Services Sector, Judicial Affairs, Courts and Tribunal Policy (Department of Justice Canada)
  • Ann Sheppard, Senior Counsel, Policy Sector, Criminal Law Policy Section (Department of Justice Canada)
The subject matter of those elements contained in Division 8 of Part 6 of Bill C-74, An Act to implement certain provisions of the budget tabled in Parliament on February 27, 2018 and other measures
AEFA (2018-04-24)
Wednesday, May 23, 2018 at 4:15 PM
  • Margaret McGuffin, Executive Director (Canadian Music Publishers Association)
  • Louise Jeanne Poulin, Chief Executive Officer (ArtExpert.ca)
Thursday, May 10, 2018 at 10:32 AM
  • Chris Roberts, Director, Social and Economic Policy (Canadian Labour Congress)
  • Mark Rowlinson, Assistant to the National Director (United Steelworkers)
Wednesday, May 9, 2018 at 4:15 PM
  • Jean Bédard, Q.C., Chairperson (Canadian International Trade Tribunal)
  • Michèle Govier, Senior Director, International Trade and Finance Branch (Department of Finance Canada)
  • Léticia Villeneuve, Economist, Trade Rules, International Trade and Finance Branch (Department of Finance Canada)
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Orders of Reference

A committee’s order of reference is the Order of the Senate that authorizes it to examine a bill or to undertake a special study. Most committees require an order of reference before they can undertake such work. Three standing committees do, however, have permanent orders of reference, allowing them to undertake their work without waiting for a specific order of reference. These are the Committee on Rules, Procedures and the Rights of Parliament (responsible for proposing amendments to the rules of the Senate, examining questions of privilege and consideration of the orders and customs of the Senate and privileges of Parliament), the Committee on Internal Economy, Budgets and Administration (responsible for the financial and administrative matters relating to the internal management of the Senate) and the Committee on Ethics and Conflict of Interest for Senators.