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Information prior to the 40th Parliament is from notices of meetings. For the official record, please refer to the related minutes and transcripts.

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Studies & Bills Committee Date Referred  note  note
Bill C-49, An Act to amend the Canada Transportation Act and other Acts respecting transportation and to make related and consequential amendments to other Acts
TRCM (2017-12-08)
Tuesday, December 12, 2017 at 9:30 AM
  • The Honourable Marc Garneau, P.C., M.P., Minister of Transport (Transport Canada)
  • Helena Borges, Associate Deputy Minister (Transport Canada)
  • Brigitte Diogo, Director General, Rail Safety (Transport Canada)
  • Alain Langlois, General Counsel and Deputy Executive Director (Transport Canada)
Bill C-61, An Act to give effect to the Anishinabek Nation Education Agreement and to make consequential amendments to other Acts
APPA (2017-12-07)
Tuesday, December 12, 2017 at 9:00 AM
  • Evelyn Ball, Education Body Board Director (Chippewas of Rama First Nation)
  • Perry Billingsley, Asssociate Assistant Deputy Minister, Treaties and Aboriginal Government (Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada)
  • Peter Coon, Legal Counsel (Department of Justice Canada)
  • Kelly Crawford, Director, Anishinabek Education System (Kinoomaadziwin Education Body)
  • Glen Hare, Deputy Grand Chief (Anishinabek Nation)
  • Blake McLaughlin, Senior Director, Treaties and Aboriginal Government (Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada)
  • Lisa Michano-Courchene, Education Body Board Director (Biigtigong Nishnaabeg First Nation)
  • Murray Pridham, Senior Negotiator, Treaties and Aboriginal Government (Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada)
Bill C-17, An Act to amend the Yukon Environmental and Socio-economic Assessment Act and to make a consequential amendment to another Act
ENEV (2017-12-06)
Thursday, December 14, 2017 at 8:00 AM
Tuesday, December 12, 2017 at 5:00 PM
  • The Honourable Carolyn Bennett, P.C., M.P., Minister of Crown-Indigenous Relations and Northern Affairs (Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada)
  • Gilles Binda, Acting Director, Natural Resources and Environment Branch (Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada)
  • Daniel Pagowski, Legal Counsel (Department of Justice Canada)
  • Peter Johnston, Grand Chief (Council of Yukon First Nations)
  • Steve Smith, Chief (Champagne and Aishihik First Nations)
  • Stephen Van Dine, Assistant Deputy Minister, Northern Affairs (Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada)
Bill C-63, A second Act to implement certain provisions of the budget tabled in Parliament on March 22, 2017 and other measures
NFFN (2017-12-05) Link to the briefs of this witness/study
Tuesday, December 12, 2017 at 9:30 AM
Friday, December 8, 2017 at 9:05 AM
  • Philip Cross, Senior Fellow, Macdonald-Laurier Institute (As an Individual)
  • Hon. Cameron Friesen, Minister of Finance (Government of Manitoba)
  • Graham Shantz, President (Canada China Business Council)
Thursday, December 7, 2017 at 2:15 PM
  • Michael McDonald, Executive Director (Canadian Alliance of Student Associations)
  • Jack Mintz, President's Fellow, The School of Public Policy, University of Calgary (As an Individual)
  • Hugh Neilson, Director, Kingston Ross Pasnak LLP (As an Individual)
  • Vicky Smallman, National Director, Women's & Human Rights (Canadian Labour Congress)
  • Peter Weissman, Partner, Cadesky and Associates (As an Individual)
Thursday, December 7, 2017 at 10:16 AM
  • 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)
Thursday, December 7, 2017 at 8:02 AM
  • Frederick Dion, Director General (Association francophone des municipalités du Nouveau-Brunswick)
  • Paolo Fongemie, Mayor, Chaleur region representative on the governing board (Association francophone des municipalités du Nouveau-Brunswick)
  • Derrick Hynes, Executive Director (Federally Regulated Employers - Transportation and Communications)
  • Bill Jeffery, Executive Director (Centre for Health Science and Law)
  • Carolyn Pullen, Director, Policy, Advocacy and Strategy (Canadian Nurses Association)
Wednesday, December 6, 2017 at 6:48 PM
  • Anna Dekker, Counsel, Judicial Affairs, Courts and Tribunal Policy (Department of Justice)
  • Réal Gagnon, Senior Policy Analyst, Labour Program (Employment and Social Development Canada)
  • Tony Giles, Assistant Deputy Minister, Policy, Dispute Resolution and International Affairs, Labour Program (Employment and Social Development Canada)
  • Christopher Graham, Principal Economist, Regulatory Policy (Bank of Canada)
  • Lynn Hemmings, Senior Director, Financial Sector Division, Financial Sector Policy Branch (Department of Finance Canada)
  • Joyce Henry, Director General, Office of Energy Efficiency (Natural Resources Canada)
  • Melanie Hill, Special Advisor, Strategy and Innovation Policy Sector (Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada)
  • Marie-France Loranger, Senior Advisor, Financial Sector Policy Branch (Department of Finance Canada)
  • Lorraine McKenzie Presley, Director General, Portfolio Management and Corporate Secretariat (Natural Resources Canada)
  • Victor Ndihokubwayo, Legal Counsel, Natural Resources Canada Legal Services (Natural Resources Canada)
  • Daniel Robinson, Senior Economist, Framework Policy, Financial Sector policy Branch (Department of Finance Canada)
  • Sharif Sadek, Policy Analyst, Labour Program (Employment and Social Development Canada)
  • Darryl Sprecher, Senior Director, Expenditure Management Sector (Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat)
  • Hugues Vaillancourt, Director, Financial Sector Policy Branch (Department of Finance Canada)
  • Jim Valerio, Director, Small Business Branch (Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada)
Wednesday, December 6, 2017 at 2:16 PM
  • Antoine Brunelle-Côté, Director General, International Policy and Analysis Division, International Trade and Finance Branch (Department of Finance Canada)
  • Nicole Giles, Director General, International Finance and Development Division, International Trade and Finance Branch (Department of Finance Canada)
  • Anchela Nadarajah, Economist, Multilateral Institutions, International Finance and Development Division, International Trade and Finance Branch (Department of Finance Canada)
  • Mathew Sajkunovic, Director, International Monetary and Financial Policy, International Trade and Finance Branch (Department of Finance Canada)
  • Neil Saravanamuttoo, Director, Multilateral Institutions, International Finance and Development Division, International Finance Branch (Department of Finance Canada)
Tuesday, December 5, 2017 at 5:02 PM
  • The Honourable Bill Morneau, P.C., M.P., Minister of Finance (Department of Finance Canada)
  • Carlos Achadinha, Senior Director, Sales Tax Division, Alcohol, Tax Policy Branch (Department of Finance Canada)
  • Anna Dekker, Counsel, Judicial Affairs, Courts and Tribunal Policy (Department of Justice)
  • Tony Giles, Assistant Deputy Minister, Policy, Dispute Resolution and International Affairs, Labour Program (Employment and Social Development Canada)
  • James Greene, Senior Advisor, Tax Policy Branch (Department of Finance Canada)
  • Pierre Leblanc, Director General, Personal Income Tax Division, Tax Policy Branch (Department of Finance Canada)
  • Andrew Marsland, Senior Assistant Deputy Minister, Tax Policy Branch (Department of Finance Canada)
  • Trevor McGowan, Director General, Tax Legislation Division, Tax Policy Branch (Department of Finance Canada)
  • Pierre Mercille, Director General, (Legislation), Sales Tax Division, Tax Policy Branch (Department of Finance Canada)
  • Paul Samson, Associate Assistant Deputy Minister, International Trade and Finance Branch (Department of Finance Canada)
  • Rob Stewart, Associate Deputy Minister (Department of Finance Canada)
  • Mark Walsh, Director, Sales Tax Division, Tax Policy Branch (Department of Finance Canada)
Bill C-311, An Act to amend the Holidays Act (Remembrance Day)
SOCI (2017-11-28)
Thursday, December 14, 2017 at 10:30 AM
Wednesday, December 13, 2017 at 4:15 PM
  • The Honourable Senator Patricia E. Bovey, sponsor of the bill (As an Individual)
  • Colin Fraser, Member of Parliament, West Nova, 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)
Bill C-25, An Act to amend the Canada Business Corporations Act, the Canada Cooperatives Act, the Canada Not-for-profit Corporations Act, and the Competition Act
BANC (2017-11-23) Link to the briefs of this witness/study
Wednesday, December 13, 2017 at 4:15 PM
  • Paul Schneider, Head of Corporate Governance, Public Equities (Ontario Teachers Pension Plan Board)
Thursday, December 7, 2017 at 10:30 AM
  • Wendy Cukier, Founder and Director (Diversity Institute)
  • Frederic Duguay, Partner (Hansell LLP)
  • Matthew Fortier, Vice President, Policy (Institute of Corporate Directors)
  • Susan Kushneryk, Partner (Hansell LLP)
Wednesday, December 6, 2017 at 4:18 PM
  • Jon Allen, Director (Transparency International Canada)
  • Sarah Kaplan, Director (Institute for Gender and the Economy)
  • Ashley Mac Isaac-Butler, Director, Women On Board and Government Affairs (Catalyst Canada Inc.)
  • Denis Meunier, Member, Beneficial Ownership Working Group (Transparency International Canada)
Thursday, November 30, 2017 at 11:15 AM
  • The Honourable Navdeep Bains, P.C., M.P., Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development (Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada)
  • John Knubley, Deputy Minister (Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada)
  • Mark Schaan, Director General, Marketplace Framework Policy Branch (Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada)
Bill S-237, An Act to amend the Criminal Code (criminal interest rate)
BANC (2017-11-23)
Bill S-238, An Act to amend the Fisheries Act and the Wild Animal and Plant Protection and Regulation of International and Interprovincial Trade Act (importation of shark fins)
POFO (2017-11-23)
Tuesday, December 12, 2017 at 5:00 PM
  • Nadia Bouffard, Director General, External Relations (Fisheries and Oceans Canada)
  • Randy Jenkins, Acting Senior Director, Integrated Resource Management (Fisheries and Oceans Canada)
  • Brian Lester, Assistant Director, Integrated Resource Management (Fisheries and Oceans Canada)
  • Basile van Havre, Director General, Domestic and International Biodiversity Policy, Canadian Wildlife Service (Environment and Climate Change Canada)
Thursday, December 7, 2017 at 8:15 AM
  • Dirk Steinke, Professor (Centre for Biodiversity Genomics - University of Guelph)
  • Boris Worm, Professor (Dalhousie University)
Tuesday, December 5, 2017 at 5:17 PM
  • The Honourable Senator Michael L. MacDonald, Sponsor of the Bill
Supplementary Estimates (B) for the fiscal year ending March 31, 2018
NFFN (2017-11-23)
Tuesday, December 5, 2017 at 9:31 AM
Wednesday, November 29, 2017 at 6:45 PM
  • Shirley Carruthers, Acting Director General, Financial Resource Planning and Management Bureau (Global Affairs Canada)
  • Alain Duplantie, Senior Assistant Deputy Minister, Corporate Services and Chief Financial Officer (Shared Services Canada)
  • Patrick Finn, Assistant Deputy Minister, Materiel (National Defence and the Canadian Armed Forces)
  • Sarah Paquet, Senior Assistant Deputy Minister, Strategy (Shared Services Canada)
  • Claude Rochette, Assistant Deputy Minister (Finance) and Chief Financial Officer (National Defence and the Canadian Armed Forces)
  • Reid Sirrs, Director General, Security and Emergency Management (Global Affairs Canada)
  • Arun Thangaraj, Assistant Deputy Minister and Chief Financial Officer (Global Affairs Canada)
  • Paul Thoppil, Chief Financial Officer, Results and Delivery Officer, Indigenous Services Canada and Crown-Indigenous Relations and Northern Affairs Canada (Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada)
  • Joe Wild, Senior Assistant Deputy Minister, Treaties and Aboriginal Government Sector, Crown-Indigenous Relations and Northern Affairs Canada (Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada)
Tuesday, November 28, 2017 at 2:15 PM
  • Mostafa Askari, Deputy Parliamentary Budget Officer (Office of the Parliamentary Budget Officer)
  • Govindadeva Bernier, Financial Analyst (Office of the Parliamentary Budget Officer)
  • Janique Caron, Acting Assistant Commissioner, Finance and Administration Branch, and Agency Comptroller (Canada Revenue Agency)
  • Jean-Denis Fréchette, Parliamentary Budget Officer (Office of the Parliamentary Budget Officer)
  • Ted Gallivan, Assistant Commissioner, International, Large Business and Investigations Branch (Canada Revenue Agency)
Tuesday, November 28, 2017 at 9:31 AM
  • Renée LaFontaine, Chief Financial Officer and Assistant Secretary, Corporate Services Sector (Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat)
  • Brian Pagan, Assistant Secretary, Expenditure Management Sector (Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat)
  • Marcia Santiago, Executive Director, Expenditure Management Sector (Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat)
Bill C-60, An Act to correct certain anomalies, inconsistencies and errors and to deal with other matters of a non-controversial and uncomplicated nature in the Statutes of Canada and to repeal certain Acts and provisions that have expired, lapsed or otherwise ceased to have effect
LCJC (2017-11-22)
Wednesday, November 29, 2017 at 4:16 PM
  • Jean-Charles Bélanger, Deputy Chief Legislative Counsel (Legislation), Legislative Services Branch, Public Law and Legislative Services Sector (Department of Justice)
  • Mala Khanna, Deputy Assistant Deputy Minister, Public Law and Legislative Services Sector (Department of Justice)
  • Jacqueline Yost, Legislative Counsel, Legislative Services Branch, Public Law and Legislative Services Sector (Department of Justice)
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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.