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Studies & Bills Committee Date Referred  note  note
To prepare amendments to the Senate Administrative Rules to provide all groups (caucuses) of senators with funding for a secretariat and research projects, regardless of whether the caucuses are organized with or without political affiliations.
CIBA (2017-05-11)
Thursday, June 15, 2017 at 8:03 AM
  • Brigitte Desjardins, Director, Property and Services Directorate (The Senate of Canada)
  • Tamara Dolan, Project Coordinator, Heritage and Curatorial Services (The Senate of Canada)
  • Michel Patrice, Law Clerk and Parliamentary Counsel and Chief Parliamentary Precinct Services Officer (The Senate of Canada)
  • S. Suzie Seo, Parliamentary Counsel, Office of the Law Clerk and Parliamentary Counsel (The Senate of Canada)
To examine the findings contained in the fifth report of the Senate Administration’s Advisory Committee on Diversity and Accessibility and issues of diversity in the Senate workforce
DVSC (2017-02-02)
Wednesday, June 7, 2017 at 2:30 PM
Wednesday, May 3, 2017 at 3:00 PM
  • Julien Labrosse, Officer, Administrative, Ceremonial and Protocol, Office of the Usher of the Black Rod (The Senate of Canada)
  • Greg Peters, Usher of the Black Rod (The Senate of Canada)
  • Carl Trottier, Assistant Deputy Minister, Governance, Planning and Policy Sector (Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat)
  • Margaret Van Amelsvoort-Thoms, Executive Director, People Management and Community Engagement, Governance, Planning and Policy Sector, Office of the Chief Human Resources Officer (Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat)
  • Angela Vanikiotis, Manager, Human Resources Operations, Diversity and Official Languages (The Senate of Canada)
Wednesday, March 29, 2017 at 2:30 PM
  • Robert McSheffrey, Director General, Personnel Psychology Centre (Public Service Commission of Canada)
  • Tim Pettipas, Acting Senior Vice-President (Public Service Commission of Canada)
  • Nathalie Roy, Director, Data Services and Analysis Directorate (Public Service Commission of Canada)
  • Geoff Zerr, Acting Director General, Policy Development Directorate (Public Service Commission of Canada)
Wednesday, March 1, 2017 at 2:30 PM
  • Luc Presseau, Director, Human Resources Directorate (The Senate of Canada)
To ensure that the Government Conference Centre be equipped with cameras, facilities and resources to enable the broadcasting or webcasting of Senate proceedings
CIBA (2016-12-06)
The subject matter of those elements contained in Divisions 5, 9, 11, 13, 14 and 16 of Part 4 of Bill C-44, An Act to implement certain provisions of the budget tabled in Parliament on March 22, 2017 and other measures
SOCI (2017-05-08) Link to the briefs of this witness/study
Wednesday, May 31, 2017 at 3:00 PM
  • Marie-Pier Côté, Assistant Director, Express Entry, Strategic Policy and Planning (Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada)
  • Matt De Vlieger, Acting Director General, Strategic Policy and Planning (Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada)
  • Victoria Henderson, Assistant Director, CFO Attestation Unit, Cost Management (Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada)
  • Karine Paré, Executive Director, Cost Management (Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada)
  • Vincent Wong, Acting Clinic Director (Metro Toronto Chinese & Southeast Asian Legal Clinic)
Tuesday, May 30, 2017 at 2:15 PM
  • Dale Clement, Board Member (Canadian Home Care Association)
  • Omar Rajabali, Chief, Canada Health Transfer (CHT), the Canada Social Transfer (CST) and Northern Policy, Federal-Provincial Relations and Social Policy Branch (Department of Finance Canada)
  • Marcel Saulnier, Associate Assistant Deputy Minister, Health Care Strategies Directorate, Strategic Policy Branch (Health Canada)
  • Patrick Smith, National Chief Executive Officer (Canadian Mental Health Association)
  • Jocelyne Voisin, Executive Director, Health Accord Secretariat, Strategic Policy Branch (Health Canada)
Thursday, May 18, 2017 at 2:14 PM
  • Judith Andrew, Commissioner for Employers (Canada Employment Insurance Commission (CEIC))
  • Rutha Astravas, Director, Special Benefits, Employment Insurance Policy (Employment and Social Development Canada )
  • Andrew Brown, Executive Director, Employment Insurance Policy (Employment and Social Development Canada)
  • Barbara Byers, Secretary-Treasurer (Canadian Labour Congress)
  • Margaret Hill, Senior Director, Strategic Policy and Legislative Reform, Labour Program (Employment and Social Development Canada )
  • Pierre Laliberté, Commissioner for Workers (Canada Employment Insurance Commission (CEIC))
  • Monique Moreau, Vice President, National Affairs (Canadian Federation of Independent Business)
  • Chris Roberts, Director, Social and Economic Policy (Canadian Labour Congress)
  • Charles Philippe Rochon, Acting Manager, Labour Standards and Wage Earner Protection Program, Workplace Directorate, Labour Program (Employment and Social Development Canada )
  • Duncan Shaw, Director, Employment Insurance Part II Benefits and Measures, Employment Programs Policy and Design, Skills and Employment Branch (Employment and Social Development Canada )
  • Nora Spinks, Chief Executive Officer (Vanier Institute of the Family)
  • Rose Young, Manager, Employment Insurance Part II Benefits and Measures, Employment Programs Policy and Design (Employment and Social Development Canada )
Thursday, May 18, 2017 at 10:30 AM
  • Dr. Alan Bernstein, President and Chief Executive Officer (Canadian Institute for Advanced Research (CIFAR))
  • Jody Cox, Vice-president, Federal and International Affairs (Canadian Generic Pharmaceutical Association)
  • Declan Hamill, Vice-President, Legal, Regulatory and Policy (Innovative Medicines Canada)
  • Jim Keon, President (Canadian Generic Pharmaceutical Association)
  • David K. Lee, Executive Advisor to the Assistant Deputy Minister, Health Products and Food Branch (Health Canada)
  • Alison McDermott, Director General, Program Coordination Branch (Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada)
  • Keith McIntosh, Executive Director, Scientific and Regulatory Affairs (Innovative Medicines Canada)
  • Naira Minto-Saaed, Director, Strategic Planning and Accountability Division, Resource Management and Operations Directorate, Health Products and Food Branch (Health Canada)
  • Ed Morgan, Director General, Policy, Planning and International Affairs Directorate, Health Products and Food Branch (Health Canada)
  • Deryck Trehearne, Director General, Resource Management and Operations Directorate, Health Products and Food Branch (Health Canada)
The subject matter of those elements contained in Divisions 3, 8, 18 and 20 of Part 4 of Bill C-44, An Act to implement certain provisions of the budget tabled in Parliament on March 22, 2017 and other measures
BANC (2017-05-08) Link to the briefs of this witness/study
Tuesday, June 6, 2017 at 2:34 PM
Thursday, June 1, 2017 at 10:31 AM
  • Patrick Taillon, Associate Professor, Faculty of Law, Laval University (As an Individual)
Wednesday, May 31, 2017 at 4:16 PM
  • The Honourable Bill Morneau, P.C., M.P., Minister of Finance (Department of Finance Canada)
  • Paul Rochon, Deputy Minister (Department of Finance Canada)
  • Matti Siemiatycki, Associate Professor, University of Toronto (As an Individual)
Tuesday, May 30, 2017 at 2:03 PM
  • Benjamin Dachis, Associate Director, Research (C.D. Howe Institute)
  • Hendrik Brakel, Senior Director, Economic, Financial and Tax Policy (Canadian Chamber of Commerce)
  • Ryan Greer, Director, Transportation and Infrastructure Policy (The Canadian Chamber of Commerce)
  • Colin Hansen, President and CEO (AdvantageBC)
  • Brian Kingston, Vice President, International and Fiscal Issues (Business Council of Canada)
Thursday, May 18, 2017 at 10:34 AM
  • Colleen Campbell, Vice-Chair (BMO Capital Markets)
  • Andrew Claerhout, Senior Managing Director, Infrastructure and Natural Resources (Ontario Teachers' Pension Plan Board)
  • Darren Hannah, Vice President, Finance, Risk and Prudential Policy (Canadian Bankers Association)
  • Blair Patacairk, Chair, Government Relations Committee (Consider Canada City Alliance)
  • Mark Romoff, President and CEO (The Canadian Council for Public-Private Partnerships)
Wednesday, May 17, 2017 at 4:17 PM
  • Patricia Brady, Director General, Investment Review Branch (Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada)
  • Justin Brown, Chief, Financial Systems Division, Financial Sector Policy Branch (Department of Finance Canada)
  • Glenn Campbell, Assistant Deputy Minister, Infrastructure Finance and Investment, Canada Infrastructure Bank Transition Office (Infrastructure Canada)
  • Greg Cowper, Managing Director, Policy, Insurance and Emerging Risks (Canada Deposit Insurance Corporation)
  • Jonathan DeWolfe, Director, Policy and Outreach, Investment Review Branch (Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada)
  • Manuel Dussault, Chief, Financial Services Trade and Relations, Financial Institutions Division, Financial Sector Policy Branch (Department of Finance Canada)
  • Niko Fleming, Chief, Infrastructure, Sectoral Policy Analyst, Economic Development and Corporate Finance Branch (Department of Finance Canada)
  • Shawn Grover, Senior Policy Analyst, Canada Infrastructure Bank Transition Office (Infrastructure Canada)
  • Steven Kuhn, Senior Director, Canada Infrastructure Bank Transition Office (Infrastructure Canada)
  • André LeBlanc, Executive Advisor, Transition Team, International Business Development, Investment and Innovation (Global Affairs Canada)
  • Louis Marcotte, Director General, Investment and Innovation, International Business Development, Investment and Innovation (Global Affairs Canada)
  • Jack Mintz, President's Fellow, The School of Public Policy, University of Calgary (As an Individual)
  • Liane Orsi, Senior Advisor, Financial Institutions Division, Financial Sector Policy Branch (Department of Finance Canada)
  • Geneviève Pellerin, Counsel, Legal Service (Global Affairs Canada)
  • Lisa Pezzack, Director, Financial Systems Division, Financial Sector Policy Branch (Department of Finance Canada)
The subject matter of those elements contained in Divisions 3, 4, 5, 6 and 7 of Part 4 of Bill C-29, A second Act to implement certain provisions of the budget tabled in Parliament on March 22, 2016 and other measures
BANC (2016-11-22)
Thursday, December 1, 2016 at 10:36 AM
  • Richard Bilodeau, Director, Supervision and Promotion Branch (Financial Consumer Agency of Canada)
  • Sarah Bradley, Ombudsman and CEO (Ombudsman Banking Services and Investments)
  • Thérèse Couture, Director, Funds Management and Banking Department (Bank of Canada )
  • Toni Gravelle, Chief, Financial Markets Department (Bank of Canada )
  • Andrew Kidd, Senior Legal Counsel, Executive and Legal Services Department (Bank of Canada )
  • John Lawford, Executive Director and General Counsel (Public Interest Advocacy Centre)
  • Anthony Polci, Vice President, Government Relations (Canadian Bankers Association)
  • Marshall Schnapp, Ombudsman (ADR Chambers Banking Ombuds Office)
  • Saul Schwartz, Professor and PhD Coordinator, School of Public Policy and Administration, Carleton University (As an Individual)
Wednesday, November 30, 2016 at 2:29 PM
  • Glenn Campbell, Director, Financial Institutions Division, Financial Sector Policy Branch (Department of Finance Canada)
  • Michelle Demery, Director, Programs Division, Office for Disability Issues, Income Security and Social Development Branch (Employment and Social Development Canada )
  • Jean-François Girard, Chief, Financial Institutions Division, Financial Sector Policy Branch (Department of Finance Canada)
  • Mark Joshua, Senior Economist, Funds Management Division, Financial Sector Policy Branch (Department of Finance Canada)
  • Jessica Kerr, Director General, Canada Education Savings Program (Employment and Social Development Canada )
  • Nicolas Moreau, Director, Funds Management Division, Financial Sector Policy Branch (Department of Finance Canada)
  • Christine Nagy, Analyst, Operational Policy and Legislation, Program Operations Division (Employment and Social Development Canada )
  • Eleanor Ryan, Senior Chief, Financial Institutions Division, Financial Sector Policy Branch (Department of Finance Canada)
  • James Wu, Chief, Funds Management Division, Financial Sector Policy Branch (Department of Finance Canada)
The subject matter of those elements contained in Divisions 3, 4, 5, 6 and 10 of Part 4 of Bill C-15, An Act to implement certain provisions of the budget tabled in Parliament on March 22, 2016 and other measures
BANC (2016-05-03)
Thursday, June 9, 2016 at 10:37 AM
Thursday, June 2, 2016 at 10:32 AM
  • Jean Bédard, Q.C., Acting Chairperson (Canadian International Trade Tribunal)
  • Michèle Govier, Chief, Trade Rules, International Trade Policy Division, International Trade and Finance Branch (Department of Finance Canada)
  • Darryl Larson, Director, Anti-dumping and Countervailing, Consumer Products, Programs Branch (Canada Border Services Agency)
  • Marc-André Pigeon, Director, Financial Sector Policy (Canadian Credit Union Association)
  • Chris White, Vice President, Government Relations (Canadian Credit Union Association)
Thursday, May 19, 2016 at 10:30 AM
  • Judy Cameron, Managing Director, Approvals and Precedents (Office of the Superintendent of Financial Institutions Canada)
  • Glenn Campbell, Director, Financial Institutions Division, Financial Sector Policy Branch (Department of Finance Canada)
  • Michèle Govier, Chief, Trade Rules, International Trade Policy Division, International Trade and Finance Branch (Department of Finance Canada)
  • Darren Hannah, Vice President, Finance, Risk and Prudential Policy (Canadian Bankers Association)
  • Chantal Richer, Vice President, Corporate Affairs, and General Counsel (Canada Deposit Insurance Corporation)
  • Daniel Robinson, Senior Project Leader, Financial Sector policy Branch (Department of Finance Canada)
  • Steve Thomas, Assistant General Counsel, Executive and Legal Services (Bank of Canada )
  • Jeremy Weil, Senior Economist, Financial Sector Policy Branch (Department of Finance Canada)
The subject matter of those elements contained in Divisions 12 and 19 of Part 4 of Bill C-44, An Act to implement certain provisions of the budget tabled in Parliament on March 22, 2017 and other measures
SECD (2017-05-08)
Monday, June 5, 2017 at 12:59 PM
  • The Honourable Bardish Chagger, P.C., M.P., Leader of the Government in the House of Commons and Minister of Small Business and Tourism (Small Business and Tourism)
  • The Honourable Ralph Goodale, P.C., M.P., Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness (Public Safety Canada)
  • Malcolm Brown, Deputy Minister (Public Safety Canada)
  • Lieutenant-General (Retired) the Honourable Roméo Dallaire, former senator (As an Individual)
  • Ian McCowan, Deputy Secretary to the Cabinet, Governance (Privy Council Office)
  • The Honourable Hugh Segal, former senator (As an Individual)
  • Heather Sheehy, Director of Operations, Machinery of Government (Privy Council Office)
  • Daniel Therrien, Privacy Commissioner of Canada (Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada)
Monday, May 15, 2017 at 1:15 PM
  • Maxime Beaupré, Chief, Financial Systems Division, Financial Sector Policy Branch (Department of Finance Canada)
  • Dan Lambert, Assistant Director, Intelligence, Operations (Financial Transactions and Reports Analysis Centre of Canada)
  • Faith McIntyre, Director General, Policy and Research Division, Strategic Policy and Commemoration (Veterans Affairs Canada)
  • Lisa Pezzack, Director, Financial Systems Division, Financial Sector Policy Branch (Department of Finance Canada)
The subject matter of those elements contained in Divisions 10 and 17 of Part 4 of Bill C-44, An Act to implement certain provisions of the budget tabled in Parliament on March 22, 2017 and other measures
LCJC (2017-05-08)
Thursday, June 1, 2017 at 10:33 AM
Wednesday, May 31, 2017 at 4:16 PM
  • Eric Advokaat, Senior Director, Occupational Health and Safety, Labour Program (Employment and Social Development Canada)
  • Ginette Brazeau, Chairperson (Canada Industrial Relations Board)
  • Derrick Hynes, Executive Director (FETCO)
  • Mike Luff, Senior Researcher (Canadian Labour Congress)
  • Gary Robertson, Assistant Deputy Minister, Labour Program (Employment and Social Development Canada)
  • Charles Philippe Rochon, Acting Manager, Labour Standards and Wage Earner Protection Program, Labour Program (Employment and Social Development Canada)
  • Hassan Yussuff, President (Canadian Labour Congress)
Tuesday, May 16, 2017 at 2:15 PM
  • Margaret Bloodworth, Commissioner, Quadrennial Commission (Judicial Compensation and Benefits Commission)
  • Adair Crosby, Senior Counsel / Deputy Director, Judicial Affairs, Courts and Tribunal Policy (Department of Justice)
  • Anna Dekker, Counsel, Judicial Affairs, Courts and Tribunal Policy (Department of Justice)
  • Marc Giroux, Deputy Commissioner (Office of the Commissioner for Federal Judicial Affairs)
  • Peter Griffin, Commissioner, Quadrennial Commission (Judicial Compensation and Benefits Commission)
  • Louise Meagher, Executive Director (Judicial Compensation and Benefits Commission)
  • Gil Rémillard, Chair, Quadrennial Commission (Judicial Compensation and Benefits Commission)
  • Laurie Wright, Assistant Deputy Minister, Public Law and Legislative Services Sector (Department of Justice)
The subject matter of those elements contained in Division 2 of Part 4 of Bill C-15, An Act to implement certain provisions of the budget tabled in Parliament on March 22, 2016 and other measures
VEAC (2016-05-04)
Wednesday, June 1, 2016 at 12:07 PM
Wednesday, May 18, 2016 at 2:33 PM
  • Ray McInnis, Director, Service Bureau (Royal Canadian Legion)
  • Brian McKenna, Veterans Council Representative (Equitas Society)
  • Sharon Squire, Deputy Veterans Ombudsman and Executive Director of Operations (Office of the Veterans Ombudsman)
Wednesday, May 18, 2016 at 12:05 PM
  • Faith McIntyre, Director General, Policy and Research Division, Strategic Policy and Commemoration (Veterans Affairs 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.