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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
Government Response to the nineteenth report of the Standing Senate Committee on National Security and Defence, entitled From Soldier to Civilian: professionalizing the Transition
SECD (2019-02-15)
Bill C-69, An Act to enact the Impact Assessment Act and the Canadian Energy Regulator Act, to amend the Navigation Protection Act and to make consequential amendments to other Acts
ENEV (2018-12-12) Show Briefs
Thursday, February 21, 2019 at 8:00 AM
  • John Barrett, President and Chief Executive Officer (Canadian Nuclear Association)
  • Francis Bradley, Chief Operating Officer (Canadian Electricity Association)
  • Tristan Goodman, President (Explorers and Producers Association of Canada)
  • David MacLean, Vice President, Alberta (Canadian Manufacturers and Exporters)
  • Terry Toner, Director, Environmental Services, Nova Scotia Power (Canadian Electricity Association)
Tuesday, February 19, 2019 at 7:07 PM
  • Shannon Joseph, Vice President, Government Relations (Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers)
  • Tim McMillan, President and Chief Executive Officer (Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers)
Thursday, February 7, 2019 at 9:03 AM
  • Ryan Barry, Executive Director (Nunavut Impact Review Board)
  • Elizabeth Copland, Chairperson (Nunavut Impact Review Board)
  • Jim Fox, Vice President, Integrated Energy Information and Analysis (National Energy Board)
  • Sandy Lapointe, Executive Vice President, Regulatory (National Energy Board)
  • Mike Rinker, Director General, Directorate of Environmental and Radiation Protection and Assessment (Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission)
  • Robert Steedman, Chief Environment Officer (National Energy Board)
  • Mark Taylor, Executive Vice President, Operations (Alberta Energy Regulator)
  • Rumina Velshi, President and Chief Executive Officer (Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission)
Wednesday, February 6, 2019 at 9:04 AM
  • Timothy Gardiner, Acting Director General, Petroleum Resources Branch, Energy Sector (Natural Resources Canada)
  • Ron Hallman, President (Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency)
  • Nancy Harris, Executive Director, Regulatory Stewardship and Aboriginal Affairs (Transport Canada)
  • Christine Loth-Bown, Vice President, Policy Development Sector (Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency)
  • Christine Loth-Bown, Vice President, Policy Development Sector (Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency)
  • Stephen Lucas, Deputy Minister (Environment and Climate Change Canada)
  • Brent Parker, Director, Legislative and Regulatory Affairs (Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency)
  • Thao Pham, Associate Deputy Minister (Transport Canada)
  • Jean-Sébastien Rochon, Senior Counsel, Resource Development Coordination Unit (Department of Justice Canada)
  • Christyne Tremblay, Deputy Minister (Natural Resources Canada)
Tuesday, February 5, 2019 at 9:04 AM
Bill C-48, An Act respecting the regulation of vessels that transport crude oil or persistent oil to or from ports or marine installations located along British Columbia's north coast
TRCM (2018-12-11)
Wednesday, February 20, 2019 at 6:45 PM
  • Emilie Gelinas, Director, Domestic Marine Policy (Transport Canada)
  • Lawrence Hanson, Assistant Deputy Minister, Policy (Transport Canada)
  • Joseph Melaschenko, Senior Counsel, Transport and Infrastructure Legal Services (Department of Justice Canada)
Tuesday, February 19, 2019 at 9:30 AM
Bill C-55, An Act to amend the Oceans Act and the Canada Petroleum Resources Act
POFO (2018-12-11) Show Briefs
Thursday, February 21, 2019 at 8:00 AM
  • Ken Paul, Director of Fisheries (Assembly of First Nations)
  • Dalton Silver, Chief, Sumas First Nation (Assembly of First Nations)
  • Jerry Ward, Director of Fisheries (Qikiqtaaluk Corporation)
Wednesday, February 6, 2019 at 9:36 AM
  • Susanna Fuller, Senior Projects Manager (Oceans North)
  • Bob Gloade, Chief (Atlantic Policy Congress of First Nations Chiefs Secretariat)
  • Tim Kennedy, Executive Director (Canadian Aquaculture Industry Alliance)
  • Sigrid Kuehnemund, Vice President, Ocean Conservation (World Wildlife Fund Canada)
  • Duane Ningaqsiq Smith, Chair and Chief Executive Officer (Inuvialuit Regional Corporation)
  • Linda Nowlan, Staff Lawyer (West Coast Environmental Law)
  • John G. Paul, Executive Director (Atlantic Policy Congress of First Nations Chiefs Secretariat)
Tuesday, February 5, 2019 at 9:31 AM
  • The Honourable Jonathan Wilkinson, P.C., M.P, Minister of Fisheries, Oceans and the Canadian Coast Guard (Fisheries and Oceans Canada)
  • Carey Bonnell, Vice-President, Sustainability and Engagement, Ocean Choice International (Fisheries Council of Canada)
  • Christina Burridge, Executive Director (BC Seafood Alliance)
  • Timothy Gardiner, Acting Director General, Petroleum Resources Branch, Energy Sector (Natural Resources Canada)
  • Darren Goetze, Director General, Conservation and Protection (Fisheries and Oceans Canada)
  • Mark Hopkins, Director General, Natural Resources and Environment Branch, Northern Affairs (Crown-Indigenous Relations and Northern Affairs Canada)
  • Paul Lansbergen, President (Fisheries Council of Canada)
  • Daniel Lebel, Director General, Geological Survey of Canada, Lands and Minerals Sector (Natural Resources Canada)
  • Jeff MacDonald, Director General, Oceans Management (Fisheries and Oceans Canada)
  • Joshua McNeely, Marine Protected Area, SARA Senior Advisor, Maritime Aboriginal Peoples Council (Maritime Aboriginal Aquatic Resources Secretariate)
  • Philippe Morel, Assistant Deputy Minister, Aquatic Ecosystems Sector (Fisheries and Oceans Canada)
  • Timothy Sargent, Deputy Minister, Fisheries and Oceans Canada (Fisheries and Oceans Canada)
  • Keith Sullivan, President (Fish Food and Allied Workers)
Bill C-59, An Act respecting national security matters
SECD (2018-12-11)
Bill C-68, An Act to amend the Fisheries Act and other Acts in consequence
POFO (2018-12-11) Show Briefs
Bill C-71, An Act to amend certain Acts and Regulations in relation to firearms
SECD (2018-12-11) Show Briefs
Wednesday, February 20, 2019 at 11:48 AM
Monday, February 18, 2019 at 4:00 PM
  • Dr. Najma Ahmed (Canadian Doctors for Protection from Guns)
  • Kathy AuCoin, Assistant Director, Canadian Centre for Justice Statistics (Statistics Canada)
  • Michèle Audette, Commissioner, National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls (As an Individual)
  • Tony Bernardo, Executive Director (Canadian Shooting Sports Association)
  • Sheldon Clare, President (National Firearms Association)
  • Yvan Clermont, Director, Canadian Centre for Justice Statistics (Statistics Canada)
  • Adam Cotter, Analyst , Canadian Centre for Justice Statistics (Statistics Canada)
  • Wendy Cukier, President (Coalition for Gun Control)
  • Adam Ellis, Vanier Scholar, University of Toronto-Centre for Criminology & Sociolegal Studies (As an Individual)
  • Evelyn Fox, Founder (Communities for ZERO Violence)
  • Solomon Friedman, Criminal Defence Lawyer, Edelson & Friedman LLP (As an Individual)
  • Rod Giltaca, Chief Executive Officer and Executive Director (The Canadian Coalition for Firearm Rights)
  • Sandra Honour, Volunteer President (Shooting Federation of Canada)
  • Alison Irons (As an Individual)
  • Dr. Julie Maggi (Canadian Doctors for Protection from Guns)
  • Louis March, Founder (Zero Gun Violence Movement)
  • Ghislain Picard, Chief (Assembly of First Nations of Quebec and Labrador)
  • James Smith, President, National Range Officers Institute (International Practical Shooting Confederation of Canada)
  • Steve Torino, President (Canadian Shooting Sports Association)
  • Irvin Waller, Professor Emeritus, University of Ottawa (As an Individual)
  • Marcell Wilson, Co-founder and Co-Executive Director, One By One (As an Individual)
  • Stuart Wuttke, Legal Counsel (Assembly of First Nations)
  • Dennis R. Young (As an Individual)
Bill C-376, An Act to designate the month of April as Sikh Heritage Month
SOCI (2018-12-05)
Bill S-247, An Act to establish International Mother Language Day
SOCI (2018-12-05)
Bill C-86, A second Act to implement certain provisions of the budget tabled in Parliament on February 27, 2018 and other measures
NFFN (2018-12-04) Show Briefs
Friday, December 7, 2018 at 9:00 AM
Thursday, December 6, 2018 at 1:45 PM
  • Helen Berry, Legal Officer (Public Service Alliance of Canada)
  • Derrick Hynes, President and Chief Executive Officer (FETCO)
  • Fiona Keith, Senior Counsel (Canadian Human Rights Commission)
  • Monette Maillet, Deputy Executive Director and Senior General Counsel (Canadian Human Rights Commission)
  • Denise Perron, Representative (Chartered Professionals in Human Resources Canada)
  • Magali Picard, National Executive Vice-President (Public Service Alliance of Canada)
  • Vicky Smallman, National Director, Women's and Human Rights (Canadian Labour Congress)
  • François Trottier, Representative (Chartered Professionals in Human Resources Canada)
  • Tanya van Biesen, Executive Director (Catalyst Canada Inc.)
Wednesday, December 5, 2018 at 6:45 PM
  • Sarah Kaplan, Distinguished Professor and Director, Rotman School of Management, University of Toronto, Institute for Gender and the Economy (As an Individual)
  • Kathleen Lahey, Professor and Queen's National Scholar, Faculty of Law, Queen's University (As an Individual)
  • Samantha Michaels, Senior Policy Advisor (Pauktuutit Inuit Women of Canada)
  • Jacqueline Neapole, Executive Director (Canadian Research Institute for the Advancement of Women)
  • Maya Roy, Chief Executive Officer (YWCA Canada)
  • Diana Sarosi, Senior Policy Advisor (Oxfam Canada)
Wednesday, December 5, 2018 at 5:03 PM
  • The Honourable Bill Morneau, P.C., M.P., Minister of Finance (Department of Finance Canada)
  • Andrew Marsland, Assistant Deputy Minister, Tax Policy Branch (Department of Finance Canada)
  • Barbara Moran, Director General, Strategic Policy, Analysis and Workplace Information, Labour Program (Employment and Social Development Canada )
  • Charles Philippe Rochon, Senior Policy Analyst, Labour Standards and Wage Earner Protection Program , Labour Program (Employment and Social Development Canada )
  • Lori Straznicky, Executive Director, Pay Equity Task Team, Labour Program (Employment and Social Development Canada )
Wednesday, December 5, 2018 at 2:01 PM
  • Aniket Bhushan, Lead Analyst and Principal Investigator (Canadian International Development Platform)
  • Jocelyn Mackie, Co-Chief Executive Officer (Grand Challenges Canada)
  • Fraser Reilly-King, Research and Policy Manager (Canadian Council for International Co-operation)
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Orders of Reference

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