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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
Examine and report on issues pertaining to the management of systemic risk in the financial system, domestically and internationally
BANC (2017-10-17)
Government Response to the seventh report of the Standing Senate Committee on Agriculture and Forestry entitled Market Access: Giving Canadian Farmers and Processors the World, deposited with the Clerk of the Senate on May 9, 2017
AGFO (2017-10-17)
Study and report on issues and concerns pertaining to cyber security and cyber fraud
BANC (2017-10-17)
Thursday, October 19, 2017 at 10:30 AM
  • André Boucher, Director General, Cyber Security Partnerships (Communications Security Establishment)
  • Benoît Dupont, Scientific Director (Smart Cybersecurity Network (SERENE-RISC))
  • Scott Jones, Deputy Chief, IT Security (Communications Security Establishment)
Wednesday, October 18, 2017 at 4:15 PM
  • Chief Superintendent Scott Doran, Director General, Federal Policing Criminal Operations (Royal Canadian Mounted Police)
  • Superintendent Mark Flynn, Director, Cybercrime, Federal Policing (Royal Canadian Mounted Police)
  • Adam Hatfield, Acting Director General, National Cyber Security Directorate (Public Safety Canada)
  • Charles Lowson, Director General, Counter Intelligence and Counter Proliferation (Canadian Security Intelligence Service)
Bill C-277, An Act providing for the development of a framework on palliative care in Canada
SOCI (2017-09-26)
Thursday, October 19, 2017 at 10:30 AM
  • Candace Chartier, Executive Chair (Ontario Long Term Care Association)
  • 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 4:15 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)
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
NFFN (2017-09-26) Link to the briefs of this witness/study
Wednesday, October 25, 2017 at 6:45 PM
  • Larry Levin, Chair (Canadian Dental Association)
  • Dr. Laurent Marcoux, President-elect (Canadian Medical Association)
  • Nick Neuheimer, Chief Executive Officer (Canadian Association of Radiologists)
  • Shawn Whatley, President (Ontario Medical Association)
Wednesday, October 25, 2017 at 2:15 PM
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)
  • Ryan J. Eickmeier, Vice-President, Government Relations and Public Policy (Canadian Franchise Association)
  • Ian Russell, President and CEO (Investment Industry Association of Canada)
  • Paul Taylor, President and CEO (Mortgage Professionals Canada)
Tuesday, October 24, 2017 at 9:30 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 6:45 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, University of Ottawa (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
Examine the Auditor General of Canada’s audit oversight recommendations
SEBS (2017-09-21)
Wednesday, October 25, 2017 at 11:30 AM
Wednesday, October 18, 2017 at 11:30 AM
Wednesday, October 4, 2017 at 11:30 AM
Wednesday, September 27, 2017 at 11:35 AM
Government Response to the fifth report of the Standing Senate Committee on Aboriginal Peoples entitled We Can Do Better: Housing In Inuit Nunangat
APPA (2017-07-19)
Bill C-44, An Act to implement certain provisions of the budget tabled in Parliament on March 22, 2017 and other measures
NFFN (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)
Bill C-305, An Act to amend the Criminal Code (mischief)
LCJC (2017-06-13)
Wednesday, June 21, 2017 at 4:16 PM
Thursday, June 15, 2017 at 10:31 AM
  • Imtiaz Ahmed, Imam (Ahmadiyya Muslim Community)
  • Chandra Arya, Member of Parliament for Nepean, sponsor of the bill
  • Rebecca Bromwich, Director, Graduate Diploma in Conflict Resolution Program, Department of Law and Legal Studies, Carleton University (As an Individual)
  • Richard Marceau, General Counsel and Senior Political Advisor (Centre for Israel and Jewish Affairs)
  • Mukhbir Singh, President (World Sikh Organization of Canada)
  • William Trudell, Chair (Canadian Council of Criminal Defence Lawyers)
Bill S-235, An Act to amend the Prohibiting Cluster Munitions Act (investments)
AEFA (2017-06-13)
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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.