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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
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)
Bill C-23, An Act respecting the preclearance of persons and goods in Canada and the United States
SECD (2017-11-09) Link to the briefs of this witness/study
Wednesday, December 6, 2017 at 12:02 PM
Monday, December 4, 2017 at 1:05 PM
  • Michael Greene, Honourary Executive Member, Immigration Law Section (Canadian Bar Association)
  • Réa Hawi, Lawyer, Secretariat of the Order and Legal Affairs (Barreau du Québec)
  • Pantea Jafari, Board Member (Canadian Muslim Lawyers Association)
  • Patricia Kosseim, Senior General Counsel, Director General (Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada)
  • Hugues Langlais, President, Immigration and Citizenship Committee (Barreau du Québec)
  • David MacNaughton, Canadian Ambassador to the United States (Global Affairs Canada)
  • Tim McSorley, National Coordinator (International Civil Liberties Monitoring Group)
  • Josh Paterson, Executive Director (British Columbia Civil Liberties Association)
  • Rebecca Shepherd, Legal Counsel
  • Kathleen Terroux, Lawyer, Legislation and Law Reform (Canadian Bar Association)
  • Daniel Therrien, Privacy Commissioner (Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada)
Monday, November 27, 2017 at 1:01 PM
  • The Honourable Ralph Goodale, P.C., M.P., Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness (Public Safety Canada)
  • Martin Bolduc, Vice President, Programs Branch (Canada Border Services Agency)
  • Scott Nesbitt, Legal Counsel (Department of Justice)
  • Jill Wherrett, Assistant Deputy Minister, Portfolio Affairs and Communications Branch (Public Safety Canada)
  • Michael Zigayer, Senior Counsel (Department of Justice)
Bill C-36, An Act to amend the Statistics Act
SOCI (2017-11-09)
Thursday, December 7, 2017 at 10:30 AM
  • Andrée Desaulniers, Senior Analyst, Information Management Division (Statistics Canada)
  • John Pullinger, UK National Statistician and Chief Executive of the UK Statistics Authority (UK Statistics Authority)
Wednesday, December 6, 2017 at 4:15 PM
  • Mel Cappe, Professor in the School of Public Policy and Governance at the University of Toronto, former Clerk of the Privy Council (As an Individual)
  • Philip Cross, Senior Fellow, Macdonald Laurier Institute (As an Individual)
  • Chad Gaffield, Distinguished University Professor, University of Ottawa (As an Individual)
  • Ian McKinnon, Chair (National Statistics Council)
  • Bill Waiser, Distinguished Professor Emeritus, University of Saskatchewan (As an Individual)
Thursday, November 30, 2017 at 10:31 AM
  • Ivan Fellegi, Former Chief Statistician of Canada (As an Individual)
  • Sarah Paquet, Senior Assistant Deputy Minister, Strategy (Shared Services Canada)
  • Ron Parker, President (Shared Services Canada)
  • Wayne Smith, Former Chief Statistician of Canada (As an Individual)
  • Raj Thuppal, Assistant Deputy Minister, Networks and End Users (Shared Services Canada)
Wednesday, November 29, 2017 at 4:18 PM
  • The Honourable Navdeep Bains, P.C., M.P., Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development (Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada)
  • Anil Arora, Chief Statistician of Canada (Statistics Canada)
  • Andrée Desaulniers, Senior Analyst, Information Management Division (Statistics Canada)
  • John Knubley, Deputy Minister (Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada)
Government Response to the fourth report of the Standing Senate Committee on Official Languages, entitled Horizon 2018: Toward Stronger Support of French-language Learning in British Columbia, tabled in the Senate on May 31, 2017
OLLO (2017-11-09)
Government Response to the seventh report of the Standing Senate Committee on Foreign Affairs and International Trade, entitled Free Trade Agreements: A Tool for Economic Prosperity, tabled in the Senate on February 7, 2017
AEFA (2017-11-09)
Government Response to the fifth report of the Standing Senate Committee on Human Rights, entitled Finding Refuge in Canada: A Syrian Resettlement Story, tabled in the Senate on December 6, 2016
RIDR (2017-11-02)
Study on the impact and utilization of Canadian culture and arts in Canadian foreign policy and diplomacy, and other related matters
AEFA (2017-10-26)
Thursday, December 14, 2017 at 10:35 AM
  • Gaston Barban, Former Canadian Diplomat (As an Individual)
  • Daryl Copeland, Senior Fellow, , Canadian Global Affairs Institute (As an Individual)
Wednesday, December 13, 2017 at 4:18 PM
  • Jeremy Kinsman, Former Ambassador of Canada (As an Individual)
Thursday, December 7, 2017 at 10:32 AM
  • Jérôme Moisan, Director General, Strategic Policy, Planning, and Research (Canadian Heritage)
  • Michel Sabbagh, Director, International Trade (Canadian Heritage)
Wednesday, December 6, 2017 at 4:16 PM
  • Andrea Desmarteau, Deputy Director, Creative Industries, Financial and Professional Services (Global Affairs Canada)
  • Peter Lundy, Director General, Public Diplomacy and Special Initiatives (Global Affairs Canada)
  • Patrick Riel, Deputy Director, Cultural Diplomacy and Advocacy, Mission Support (Global Affairs Canada)
  • Stuart Savage, Director General, Geographic Coordination and Mission Support Bureau (Global Affairs Canada)
Thursday, November 30, 2017 at 10:32 AM
  • Colin Robertson, Vice President, Canadian Global Affairs Institute (As an Individual)
  • Sarah E.K. Smith, Assistant Professor, School of Journalism and Communication, Carleton University (As an Individual)
Government response to the second report of the Standing Joint Committee for the Scrutiny of Regulations, entitled Accessibility of Documents Incorporated by Reference in Federal Regulations, presented in the Senate on March 30, 2017
REGS (2017-10-25)
Government response to the third report of the Standing Joint Committee for the Scrutiny of Regulations, entitled Marginal Notes, presented in the Senate on March 30, 2017
REGS (2017-10-25)
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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.