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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.

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Studies & Bills Committee Date Referred  note  note
Bill C-76, An Act to amend the Canada Elections Act and other Acts and to make certain consequential amendments
LCJC (2018-11-07)
Thursday, November 22, 2018 at 10:30 AM
  • Jean-François Morin, Senior Policy Advisor, Democratic Institutions Secretariat (Privy Council Office)
  • Manon Paquet, Senior Policy Advisor, Democratic Institutions Secretariat (Privy Council Office)
  • Jeff Richstone, Senior General Counsel and Director General, Regulatory and Economic Prosecutions (Public Prosecution Service of Canada)
  • Mark Scrivens, Senior Counsel, Policy Sector, Policy Implementation Directorate (Department of Justice Canada)
Wednesday, November 21, 2018 at 4:15 PM
  • The Honourable Karina Gould, P.C., M.P., Minister of Democratic Institutions (Democratic Institutions)
  • Karl Delwaide, Partner, Fasken Martineau DuMoulin S.E.N.C.R.L., s.r.l. (As an Individual)
  • Michel W. Drapeau, Professor, Faculty of Law, University of Ottawa (As an Individual)
  • Michael A. Geist, Canada Research Chair in Internet and E-commerce Law, Faculty of Law, University of Ottawa (As an Individual)
  • Jean-François Morin, Senior Policy Advisor, Democratic Institutions Secretariat (Privy Council Office)
  • Manon Paquet, Senior Policy Advisor, Democratic Institutions Secretariat (Privy Council Office)
The subject matter of all of Bill C-86, A second Act to implement certain provisions of the budget tabled in Parliament on February 27, 2018 and other measures
NFFN (2018-11-07)
The subject matter of those elements contained in Division 13 of Part 4 of Bill C-86, A second Act to implement certain provisions of the budget tabled in Parliament on February 27, 2018 and other measures
AEFA (2018-11-07)
The subject matter of those elements contained in Division 20 of Part 4 of Bill C-86, A second Act to implement certain provisions of the budget tabled in Parliament on February 27, 2018 and other measures
LCJC (2018-11-07)
Thursday, November 22, 2018 at 10:30 AM
  • Jean-François Morin, Senior Policy Advisor, Democratic Institutions Secretariat (Privy Council Office)
  • Manon Paquet, Senior Policy Advisor, Democratic Institutions Secretariat (Privy Council Office)
  • Jeff Richstone, Senior General Counsel and Director General, Regulatory and Economic Prosecutions (Public Prosecution Service of Canada)
  • Mark Scrivens, Senior Counsel, Policy Sector, Policy Implementation Directorate (Department of Justice Canada)
The subject matter of those elements contained in Division 5 of Part 4 of Bill C-86, A second Act to implement certain provisions of the budget tabled in Parliament on February 27, 2018 and other measures
ENEV (2018-11-07)
The subject matter of those elements contained in Divisions 11, 12 and 19 of Part 4 of Bill C-86, A second Act to implement certain provisions of the budget tabled in Parliament on February 27, 2018 and other measures
APPA (2018-11-07)
Wednesday, November 21, 2018 at 6:45 PM
  • Steven Aronson, Legal Counsel (First Nations Land Management Resource Centre)
  • William McCue, Board Member, Lands Advisory Board (First Nations Land Management Resource Centre)
  • Meko Nicholas, Executive Director (First Nations Land Management Resource Centre)
Tuesday, November 20, 2018 at 9:00 AM
  • Christopher Duschenes, Director General, Economic Policy Development, Lands and Environmental Management (Crown-Indigenous Relations and Northern Affairs Canada and Indigenous Services Canada)
  • Eric Grant, Director, Community Lands Development, Lands and Environmental Management, Lands and Economic Development (Crown-Indigenous Relations and Northern Affairs Canada and Indigenous Services Canada)
  • Susan Waters, Director General, Lands and Environmental Management Branch (Crown-Indigenous Relations and Northern Affairs Canada and Indigenous Services Canada)
The subject matter of those elements contained in Divisions 22 and 23 of Part 4 of Bill C-86, A second Act to implement certain provisions of the budget tabled in Parliament on February 27, 2018 and other measures
TRCM (2018-11-07)
Wednesday, November 21, 2018 at 6:45 PM
  • Mathieu Cusson, Professor, Université du Québec à Chicoutimi (Québec-Océan)
  • Peter Ellis, Executive Director (Clear Seas Centre for Responsible Marine Shipping)
  • Joshua Ginsberg, Lawyer and Director of Legislative Affairs (Ecojustice)
  • Michael Lowry, Manager, Communications (Western Canada Marine Response Corporation)
Tuesday, November 20, 2018 at 9:30 AM
  • Marc-Yves Bertin, Director General, Marine Policy (Transport Canada)
  • Bruce Burrows, President (Chamber of Marine Commerce)
  • Julie Gascon, Director General, Operations, Canadian Coast Guard (Fisheries and Oceans Canada)
  • Bonnie Gee, Vice President (Chamber of Shipping)
  • Anne Legars, Administrator (Ship-Source Oil Pollution Fund)
  • Natasha Rascanin, Assistant Deputy Minister, Transformation (Transport Canada)
  • Marc Sanderson, Acting Director General, National Strategies, Canadian Coast Guard (Fisheries and Oceans Canada)
  • Peter Swanson, Partner, Bernard LLP (Chamber of Shipping)
The subject matter of those elements contained in Divisions 3, 4, 6, 7 and 10 of Part 4 of Bill C-86, A second Act to implement certain provisions of the budget tabled in Parliament on February 27, 2018 and other measures
BANC (2018-11-07)
Thursday, November 22, 2018 at 10:30 AM
  • Safeena Alarakhia, Senior Advisor, Financial Systems Division, Financial Sector Policy Branch (Department of Finance Canada)
  • Maxime Beaupré, Director, Financial Crimes Policy, Financial Systems Division, Financial Sector Policy Branch (Department of Finance Canada)
  • Yuki Bourdeau, Senior Advisor, Capital Markets Division, Financial Sector Policy Branch (Department of Finance Canada)
  • Justin Brown, Director, Financial Stability, Capital Markets Division, Financial Sector Policy Branch (Department of Finance Canada)
  • Ryan Cassidy, Senior Manager, Legislative Interpretations, Regulatory Affairs Division (Office of the Superintendent of Financial Institutions Canada)
  • James Cohen, Executive Director (Transparency International Canada)
  • Gregory Cowper, Managing Director, Policy, Insurance and Emerging Risks (Canada Deposit Insurance Corporation)
  • Charlene Davidson, Senior Project Leader, Financial Crimes Policy, Financial Systems Division, Financial Sector Policy Branch (Department of Finance Canada)
  • Manuel Dussault, Senior Director, Framework Policy, Financial Sector Policy Branch (Department of Finance Canada)
  • Lynn Hemmings, Acting Director General, Financial Systems Division, Financial Sector Policy Branch (Department of Finance Canada)
  • Theresa Hinz, Managing Director, Legislative Policy, Interpretations and Compliance, Regulatory Affairs Division (Office of the Superintendent of Financial Institutions Canada)
  • Mora Johnson, Barrister and Solicitor (As an Individual)
  • Olivier Paradis-Béland, Senior Economist, Framework Policy, Financial Institutions Division, Financial Sector Policy Branch (Department of Finance Canada)
  • Robert Sample, Director General, Capital Markets Division, Financial Sector Policy Branch (Department of Finance Canada)
  • Mark Schaan, Director General, Marketplace Framework Policy Branch, Strategy and Innovation Policy Sector (Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada)
  • Ian Wright, Director, Financial Crimes Governance and Operations, Financial Systems Division, Financial Sector Policy Branch (Department of Finance Canada)
Wednesday, November 21, 2018 at 2:30 PM
  • Casey M. Chisick, Partner, Cassels Brock & Blackwell LLP (As an Individual)
  • Jeremy de Beer, Full Professor, Faculty of Law, University of Ottawa (As an Individual)
  • Michael A. Geist, Canada Research Chair in Internet and E-commerce Law, Faculty of Law, University of Ottawa (As an Individual)
  • Richard Gold, Professor, McGill University (As an Individual)
  • Adam Kingsley, Executive Director (Intellectual Property Institute of Canada)
  • Teresa Scassa, Canada Research Chair in Information Law and Policy, University of Ottawa (As an Individual)
  • Patrick Smith, President (Intellectual Property Institute of Canada)
  • Scott Smith, Senior Director, Intellectual Property and Innovation Policy, Canadian Chamber of Commerce (Canadian Intellectual Property Council)
Wednesday, November 21, 2018 at 12:00 PM
  • Sylvain Audet, General Counsel (Copyright Board of Canada)
  • Kelly Beaton, Acting Director General, Creative Marketplace and Innovation Branch (Canadian Heritage)
  • Robert A. Blair, Chair (Copyright Board of Canada)
  • Patrick Blanar, Senior Policy Analyst, Patent Policy Directorate, Strategy and Innovation Policy Sector (Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada)
  • Kahlil Cappuccino, Director, Copyright Policy, Creative Marketplace and Innovation Branch (Canadian Heritage)
  • Christopher Johnstone, Director General, National Programs and Business Services (National Research Council Canada)
  • Gilles McDougall, Secretary General (Copyright Board of Canada)
  • Mark Schaan, Director General, Marketplace Framework Policy Branch, Strategy and Innovation Policy Sector (Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada)
  • Martin Simard, Director, Copyright and Trademark Policy Directorate, Strategy and Innovation Policy Sector (Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada)
  • Nathalie Théberge, Vice Chair and Chief Executive Officer (Copyright Board of Canada)
  • Daniel Therien, Director, Real Property (National Research Council Canada)
  • Nicole Vigneault, Policy Analyst, Creative Marketplace and Innovation Branch (Canadian Heritage)
Tuesday, November 20, 2018 at 1:30 PM
  • Richard Bilodeau, Director General, Supervision and Promotion Branch (Financial Consumer Agency of Canada)
  • Sarah Bradley, Ombudsman and CEO (Ombudsman for Banking Services and Investments)
  • Jean-François Girard, Director, Consumer Affairs, Financial Institutions Division, Financial Sector Policy Branch (Department of Finance Canada)
  • John Lawford, Executive Director and General Counsel (Public Interest Advocacy Centre)
  • Angelina Mason, General Counsel and Vice President (Canadian Bankers Association)
  • Britt Parsons, Ombudsman (ADR Chambers Banking Ombuds Office)
  • Eleanor Ryan, Director General, Financial Institutions Division, Financial Sector Policy Branch (Department of Finance Canada)
  • Khusro Saeedi, Economist, Consumer Affairs, Financial Institutions Division, Financial Sector Policy Branch (Department of Finance Canada)
  • Robert Sample, Director General, Capital Markets Division, Financial Sector Policy Branch (Department of Finance Canada)
  • Sandy Stephens, Assistant General Counsel (Canadian Bankers Association)
  • Kevin Thomas, Manager, Policy and Promotion (Financial Consumer Agency of Canada)
The subject matter of those elements contained in Divisions 8, 15, 16 and 21 of Part 4 of Bill C-86, A second Act to implement certain provisions of the budget tabled in Parliament on February 27, 2018 and other measures
SOCI (2018-11-07)
Thursday, November 22, 2018 at 2:30 PM
  • Monica Cullum, Convenor, Special Committee Federally Sentenced Women (National Council of Women of Canada)
  • Nora Spinks, Chief Executive Officer (Vanier Institute of the Family)
Thursday, November 22, 2018 at 10:30 AM
  • Norma Kozhaya, Research Vice President and Chief Economist (Conseil du patronat du Québec)
  • Monique Moreau, Vice President, National Affairs (Canadian Federation of Independent Business)
Wednesday, November 21, 2018 at 4:15 PM
  • Derrick Hynes, President and CEO (Federally Regulated Employers Transportation and Communications)
  • Chris Roberts, National Director, Social and Economic Policy (Canadian Labour Congress)
  • Hassan Yussuff, President (Canadian Labour Congress)
Tuesday, November 20, 2018 at 1:45 PM
  • Rutha Astravas, Director, Special Benefits, Employment Insurance Policy, Skills and Employment Branch (Employment and Social Development Canada )
  • Brenda Baxter, Director General, Workplace Directorate, Labour Program (Employment and Social Development Canada )
  • Andrew Brown, Director General, Employment Insurance Policy , Skills and Employment Branch (Employment and Social Development Canada )
  • Alex Duff, Manager, Wage Earner Protection Program, Policy and Oversight, Labour Program (Employment and Social Development 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 )
  • Sébastien St-Arnaud, Senior Policy Strategist, Strategic Policy and Legislative Reform, Labour Program (Employment and Social Development Canada )
  • Kelly Winter, Policy Analyst, Labour Program (Employment and Social Development Canada )
Government response to the fourteenth report of the Standing Senate Committee on Human Rights, entitled Promoting Human Rights: Canada’s Approach to its Export Sector, tabled in the Senate on June 7, 2018
RIDR (2018-11-06)
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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.