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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
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
SECD (2016-05-03)
Monday, June 6, 2016 at 10:00 AM
  • The Honourable Scott Brison, P.C., M.P., President of the Treasury Board (Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat)
  • The Honourable Ralph Goodale, P.C., M.P., Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness (Public Safety Canada)
  • A. Edward Aust, Senior Strategic Advisor, Aust Legal and Former Senior Advisor to Executive Committee of RCMP (As an Individual)
  • Rae Banwarie, President (Mounted Police Professional Association of Canada)
  • Manon Brassard, Assistant Deputy Minister, Compensation and Labour Relations Sector (Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat)
  • Paul Champ, Lawyer, Champ and Associates (As an Individual)
  • Daniel Dubeau, Deputy Commissioner and Chief Human Resources Officer (Royal Canadian Mounted Police)
  • Dennis Duggan, Senior Labour Relations Consultant, Compensation and Labour Relations (Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat)
  • James R. K. Duggan, Legal Advisor (Quebec Mounted Police Members' Association )
  • Paul Dupuis, President (Quebec Mounted Police Members' Association )
  • Peter Engelmann, Partner, Goldblatt Partners (Mounted Police Professional Association of Canada)
  • Roy Hill, Assistant Secretary and Treasurer (Mounted Police Members Legal Fund)
  • Robyn Hynes, Director General, Operations (National Defence and Canadian Forces Ombudsman)
  • Alain Jolicoeur, Consultant (As an Individual)
  • Craig MacMillan, Assistant Commissioner, Professional Responsibility Officer (Royal Canadian Mounted Police)
  • Ian McPhail, Chair (Civilian Review and Complaints Commission for the RCMP)
  • Brian Sauvé, Co-Chair (National Police Federation)
  • Tom Stamatakis, President (Canadian Police Association)
  • Kathy Thompson, Assistant Deputy Minister, Community Safety and Countering Crime Branch (Public Safety Canada)
  • Gary Walbourne, Ombudsman (National Defence and Canadian Forces Ombudsman)
  • Mike Webster, Psychologist (As an Individual)
  • Stephen White, Assistant Commissioner, Workforce Programs and Services (Royal Canadian Mounted Police)
Wednesday, May 4, 2016 at 1:04 PM
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)
Pursuant to rule 12-7(1), consideration of financial and administrative matters
SEBS (2016-04-29)
Tuesday, April 24, 2018 at 4:32 PM
Wednesday, March 28, 2018 at 2:30 PM
Tuesday, December 12, 2017 at 2:20 PM
Tuesday, December 5, 2017 at 2:15 PM
Thursday, November 30, 2017 at 1:05 PM
Tuesday, October 31, 2017 at 8:04 AM
Monday, October 30, 2017 at 4:08 PM
Wednesday, October 25, 2017 at 11:33 AM
  • Andrew Newman, Partner, Audit Leader, Public Sector Audit (KPMG)
Monday, November 28, 2016 at 5:07 PM
Wednesday, November 23, 2016 at 6:09 PM
Wednesday, November 16, 2016 at 4:18 PM
Monday, November 14, 2016 at 1:06 PM
Tuesday, May 10, 2016 at 12:45 PM
Thursday, May 5, 2016 at 12:49 PM
  • The Honourable Senator Elaine McCoy, Senator (The Senate of Canada)
Wednesday, May 4, 2016 at 6:33 PM
  • The Honourable Senator Peter Harder, P.C., Government Representative in the Senate (The Senate of Canada)
  • Charles Robert, Clerk of the Senate and Clerk of the Parliaments (The Senate of Canada)
Wednesday, May 4, 2016 at 12:45 PM
  • The Honourable Senator Claude Carignan, P.C., Leader of the Opposition (The Senate of Canada)
Tuesday, May 3, 2016 at 9:04 AM
  • The Honourable Senator James S. Cowan, Leader of the Senate Liberals (The Senate of Canada)
Study on issues related to the Defence Policy Review presently being undertaken by the government
SECD (2016-04-21) Link to the briefs of this witness/study
Wednesday, May 3, 2017 at 8:02 AM
Monday, April 10, 2017 at 1:05 PM
Monday, April 3, 2017 at 1:02 PM
  • Madona Radi, Director, Program and Policy Management (Canada Border Services Agency)
  • Jamie Solesme, Officer in Charge, Federal Coordination Center, Canada-United States, Federal Policing Special Services (Royal Canadian Mounted Police)
Monday, March 27, 2017 at 1:00 PM
Monday, March 6, 2017 at 1:02 PM
Monday, December 12, 2016 at 1:01 PM
  • Mostafa Askari, Deputy Parliamentary Budget Officer (Office of the Parliamentary Budget Officer)
  • Lieutenant-Colonel Luis Carvallo, Commanding Officer, 1st Canadian Ranger Patrol Group (National Defence and the Canadian Armed Forces)
  • Jean-Denis Fréchette, Parliamentary Budget Officer (Office of the Parliamentary Budget Officer)
  • Jason Jacques, Director, Economic and Fiscal Analysis (Office of the Parliamentary Budget Officer)
  • Daniel Jean, National Security Advisor to the Prime Minister (Privy Council Office)
  • Brigadier-General Michael Nixon, Commander, Joint Task Force North (National Defence and the Canadian Armed Forces)
  • Peter Weltman, Senior Director, Costing and Program Analysis (Office of the Parliamentary Budget Officer)
Monday, November 28, 2016 at 1:00 PM
  • Lieutenant-General Michael Hood, Commander, Royal Canadian Air Force (National Defence and the Canadian Armed Forces)
  • Major-General Christian Juneau, Deputy Commander, Canadian Army (National Defence and the Canadian Armed Forces)
  • Brigadier-General Michel Lalumière, Director General, Air Force Development (National Defence and the Canadian Armed Forces)
  • Brigadier-General Michel Lalumière, Director General, Air Force Development (National Defence and the Canadian Armed Forces)
  • Lori MacDonald, Assistant Deputy Minister, Emergency Management and Programs Branch (Public Safety Canada)
  • Brigadier-General Rob Roy MacKenzie, Chief of Staff, Army Reserve (National Defence and the Canadian Armed Forces)
  • Mario Pelletier, Deputy Commissioner, Operations (Canadian Coast Guard)
  • Brian Rumig, Assistant Director, Operations (Canadian Security Intelligence Service)
  • Major-General William Seymour, Chief of Staff, Operations, Canadian Joint Operations Command (National Defence and the Canadian Armed Forces)
  • Tom Venner, Assistant Director, Policy and Strategic Partnerships (Canadian Security Intelligence Service)
Monday, November 21, 2016 at 1:00 PM
  • Sherry Lee Benson-Podolchuk (As an Individual)
  • Luc Brûlé, Vice-President (Canadian Space Agency)
  • Major-General Paul Bury, Chief Reserves (National Defence and the Canadian Armed Forces)
  • Linda Davidson (As an Individual)
  • Éric Laliberté, Director General, Space Utilization (Canadian Space Agency)
  • Sylvain Laporte, President (Canadian Space Agency)
  • Brigadier-General Rob Roy MacKenzie, Chief of Staff, Army Reserve (National Defence and the Canadian Armed Forces)
  • Janet Merlo (As an Individual)
  • Eric Veilleux, Manager, Planning and Management Financial Resources (Canadian Space Agency)
Wednesday, November 16, 2016 at 12:15 PM
Monday, November 14, 2016 at 1:05 PM
  • Lieutenant-General (Ret'd) André Deschamps, Honorary National President (Air Force Association of Canada)
  • David Perry, Senior Analyst, Canadian Global Affairs Institute (As an Individual)
Monday, October 17, 2016 at 1:00 PM
  • Tim Hopkins, Investigations, Monitoring and Enforcement Directorate (United Kingdom Charities Commission)
  • Michelle Russell, Director, Investigations, Monitoring and Enforcement (United Kingdom Charities Commission)
Wednesday, September 21, 2016 at 10:03 AM
  • Petra Andersson-Charest, Director of Programs (Parliamentary Centre)
  • Brigadier General (Ret'd) Richard Giguère, President (Institut militaire de Québec)
  • Lieutenant-Colonel Brian Healey, Commandant, Peace Support Training Centre (National Defence and the Canadian Armed Forces)
  • Major-General Jean-Marc Lanthier, Commander, Canadian Army Doctrine and Training Centre (National Defence and the Canadian Armed Forces)
  • Paul LaRose-Edwards, Executive Director (CANADEM)
  • Commodore Brian Santarpia, Director General, Plans, Strategic Joint Staff (National Defence and the Canadian Armed Forces)
  • Lieutenant-Colonel (Ret'd) John Selkirk, Executive Director (Reserves 2000)
  • General Jonathan Vance, Chief of the Defence Staff (National Defence and the Canadian Armed Forces)
  • Lieutenant-General Christine Whitecross, Commander, Military Personnel Command (National Defence and the Canadian Armed Forces)
Tuesday, September 20, 2016 at 10:00 AM
  • Major General (Ret'd) Richard Blanchette, Chairman, Defence and Security Committee (Royal Canadian Legion)
  • Lieutenant General (Ret'd) Louis Cuppens, Special Advisor (Canadian Peacekeeping Veterans Association)
  • Michael Ferguson, Auditor General of Canada (Office of the Auditor General of Canada)
  • Charls Gendron, Secretary, Defence and Security Committee (Royal Canadian Legion)
  • Her Excellency Anne Kari Hansen Ovind, Ambassador of the Kingdom of Norway (Royal Norwegian Embassy in Ottawa)
  • Major (Ret'd) Wayne Mac Culloch, National President (Canadian Association of Veterans in United Nations Peacekeeping)
  • Major General (Ret'd) Lewis Mackenzie (As an Individual)
  • Carolyn McAskie, Former Special Representative of the Secretary General (SRSG) and Head of the United Nations Peacekeeping Mission in Burundi (ONUB) (As an Individual)
  • Kwezi Mngqibisa, Coordinator and Consultant, Somalia Initiative (The African Centre for the Constructive Resolution of Disputes (ACCORD))
  • Gordon Stock, Principal (Office of the Auditor General of Canada)
  • Gary Walbourne, Ombudsman (Office of the Ombudsman for the Department of National Defence and the Canadian Forces)
Monday, September 19, 2016 at 10:00 AM
  • David Bercuson, Director, Centre for Military, Security and Strategic Studies, University of Calgary (As an Individual)
  • Lieutenant-General (Ret’d) Charles Bouchard (As an Individual)
  • Jane Boulden, Associate Dean of Arts, Royal Military College of Canada (As an Individual)
  • James A. Boutilier, Adjunct Professor, Pacific Studies, University of Victoria (As an Individual)
  • Lieutenant-General (Retired) the Honourable Roméo Dallaire, former senator (As an Individual)
  • Lieutenant-General (Ret’d) D. Michael Day, Fellow, Canadian Global Affairs Institute (As an Individual)
  • Walter Dorn, Professor and Chair, Master of Defence Studies Programme, Royal Military College of Canada and Canadian Forces College (As an Individual)
  • Navy Captain (Ret’d) Harry Harsch, Vice President, Maritime Affairs (Navy League of Canada)
  • Lieutenant-Colonel (Ret’d) David Last, Associate Professor, Royal Military College (As an Individual)
  • Vice-Admiral (Ret’d) Drew Robertson (Naval Association of Canada)
Monday, June 20, 2016 at 10:02 AM
  • Tony Battista, CEO (Conference of Defence Associations)
  • Colonel (Ret'd) Michael P. Cessford (As an Individual)
  • Brigadier-General (Ret’d) Jim Cox (As an Individual)
  • Vice-Admiral (Ret'd) Glenn Davidson, Former Ambassador of Canada to Syria and Afghanistan (As an Individual)
  • Colonel (Ret’d) Charles Davies (As an Individual)
  • Major-General (Ret'd) James R. Ferron, Vice-President, Capability Development, Carillon Canada Inc. (As an Individual)
  • Major General (Ret’d) Daniel Gosselin, Chair of the Board (Conference of Defence Associations Institute)
  • Colin Robertson, Vice-President and Fellow of Canadian Global Affairs Institute and Executive Fellow, School of Public Policy, University of Calgary (Canadian Global Affairs Institute)
  • Dan Ross, Former Assistant Deputy Minister (Materiel), National Defence (As an Individual)
  • Vice-Admiral (Ret'd) Denis Rouleau, Chair (Conference of Defence Associations)
  • H.E. Per Sjögren, Ambassador (Embassy of Sweden to Canada)
  • Elinor Sloan, Professor of International Relations, Department of Political Science, Carleton University (As an Individual)
Tuesday, June 14, 2016 at 8:33 AM
Monday, June 13, 2016 at 11:00 AM
  • A. Edward Aust, Senior Strategic Advisor, Aust Legal and Former Senior Advisor to Executive Committee of RCMP (As an Individual)
  • Councillor Eli El-Chantiry, Chair (Ottawa Police Services Board)
  • The Honourable Peter MacKay, P.C., former Minister of National Defence (As an Individual)
  • Bob Paulson, Commissioner (Royal Canadian Mounted Police)
  • The Honourable David Pratt, P.C., former Minister of National Defence (As an Individual)
Monday, May 30, 2016 at 1:03 PM
  • The Honourable Ralph Goodale, P.C., M.P., Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness (Public Safety Canada)
  • The Honourable Harjit S. Sajjan, P.C., M.P., Minister of National Defence (National Defence and the Canadian Armed Forces)
  • Mark Gwozdecky, Assistant Deputy Minister (Political Director), International Security and Political Affairs (Global Affairs Canada)
  • Hervé Ladsous, Head of Department (United Nations Department of Peacekeeping Operations)
Study on the challenges associated with access to French-language schools and French immersion programs in British Columbia
OLLO (2016-04-20) Link to the briefs of this witness/study
Monday, March 27, 2017 at 5:05 PM
Monday, March 6, 2017 at 5:05 PM
Monday, February 27, 2017 at 5:03 PM
Monday, February 13, 2017 at 5:32 PM
  • The Honourable Judy Foote, P.C., M.P., Minister of Public Services and Procurement Canada (Public Services and Procurement Canada)
  • Adam Gibson, A/Chief Executive Officer, Translation Bureau (Public Services and Procurement Canada)
  • Manon Lapensée, Director, Corporate Communications (Canada Lands Company Limited)
  • Marie Lemay, Deputy Minister (Public Services and Procurement Canada)
Monday, December 5, 2016 at 5:01 PM
  • Jean-Pierre Corbeil, Assistant Director, Social and Aboriginal Statistics Division (Statistics Canada)
  • Deana Grinnell, Senior Director of Real Estate (Canada Lands Company Limited)
  • Robert Howald, Executive Vice President, Real Estate (Canada Lands Company Limited)
  • John McBain, President and Chief Executive Officer (Canada Lands Company Limited)
Monday, November 21, 2016 at 5:34 PM
  • Mary Donaghy, Assistant Commissioner, Policy and Communications Branch (Office of the Commissioner of Official Languages)
  • Graham Fraser, Commissioner of Official Languages (Office of the Commissioner of Official Languages)
  • Christine Ruest Norrena, Senior Counsel & Assistant Director (Office of the Commissioner of Official Languages)
Monday, October 24, 2016 at 5:33 PM
  • The Honourable Mélanie Joly, P.C., M.P., Minister of Canadian Heritage (Canadian Heritage)
  • Jean-Pierre Gauthier, Director General, Official Languages Branch, Citizenship, Heritage and Regions (Canadian Heritage)
  • Hubert Lussier, Assistant Deputy Minister, Citizenship, Heritage and Regions (Canadian Heritage)
Monday, October 17, 2016 at 5:33 PM
  • Nour Enayeh, President (Association des parents de l'école Rose-des-vents)
  • Joseph Pagé, Member (Association des parents de l'école Rose-des-vents)
  • Mark Power, Lawyer (Power Law)
  • Marc-André Roy, Lawyer (Power Law)
Wednesday, October 5, 2016 at 1:00 PM
  • Francis R. Andrew, Program Director Emeritus, French Centre, Continuing Studies (University of British Columbia)
  • Monique Bournot-Trites, Associate Professor (University of British Columbia)
  • Sophie Brassard, President (Conseil jeunesse francophone de la Colombie-Britannique)
  • Wendy Carr, Associate Dean, Teacher Education, Faculty of Education (University of British Columbia)
  • Diane Dagenais, Full Professor (Faculty of Education, Simon Fraser University)
  • Yvon Laberge, Executive Director (Collège Éducacentre)
  • Rémi Marien, Executive Director (Conseil jeunesse francophone de la Colombie-Britannique)
  • Kenneth Reeder, Professor Emeritus, Faculty of Education-Language & Literacy Education (University of British Columbia)
  • Noah Rondeau, Administrator – 19-25 (Conseil jeunesse francophone de la Colombie-Britannique)
  • Cécile Sabatier, Associate Professor (Faculty of Education, Simon Fraser University)
  • Claire Trépanier, Director (Office of Francophone and Francophile Affairs, Simon Fraser University)
  • Meike Wernicke, Coordinator, French Programs, Faculty of Education-Language & Literacy Education (University of British Columbia)
Wednesday, October 5, 2016 at 7:59 AM
  • Sylvain Allison, Secretary-Treasurer (Conseil scolaire francophone de la Colombie-Britannique)
  • Johanne Asselin, Director, école Anne-Hébert (Conseil scolaire francophone de la Colombie-Britannique)
  • Marie-Andrée Asselin, Executive Director (BC Francophone Parents Federation)
  • Cendra Beaton, President, Sooke District Chapter (Canadian Parents for French)
  • Sophie Bergeron, President (Association provinciale des professeurs d'immersion et du programme francophone de la Colombie-Britannique)
  • Bertrand Dupain, Superintendent (Conseil scolaire francophone de la Colombie-Britannique)
  • Trish Kolber, French Teacher Representative (BC Association of Teachers of Modern Languages)
  • Marie-Pierre Lavoie, President (BC Francophone Parents Federation)
  • Sylvie Liechtele, President (BC Francophone Teachers' Union (Local 93))
  • Teri Mooring, First Vice-President (BC Teachers' Federation)
  • Michel Tardif, School District 93 Chapter President, Principal of La Passerelle (Whistler) and La Vallée (Pemberton) schools (Conseil scolaire francophone de la Colombie-Britannique)
  • Mary-Em Waddington, President, Surrey Chapter (Canadian Parents for French)
Tuesday, October 4, 2016 at 11:03 AM
  • Catherine Berron, School Principal, Dual Track Elementary School (Surrey School District)
  • Simon Burgers, District Principal, Languages and Multicultural Programs, Learning Team (The Greater Victoria School District (#61))
  • Padminee Chundunsing, President of the Board (La Fédération des francophones de la Colombie-Britannique)
  • Glyn Lewis, Executive Director (Canadian Parents for French - British Columbia and Yukon Branch)
  • Pascaline Nsekera, Immigration Program Manager (La Fédération des francophones de la Colombie-Britannique)
  • Pierre Rivard, Executive and Artistic Director (Le Centre culturel francophone de Vancouver)
Monday, May 2, 2016 at 5:33 PM
Subject matter of Bill C-14, An Act to amend the Criminal Code and to make related amendments to other Acts (medical assistance in dying)
LCJC (2016-04-20) Link to the briefs of this witness/study
Tuesday, May 17, 2016 at 11:02 AM
Thursday, May 12, 2016 at 10:30 AM
  • Marvin Bernstein, Chief Policy Advisor (UNICEF Canada)
  • Dr. Dawn Davies, Chair, Bioethics Committee (Canadian Paediatric Society)
  • Errol Mendes, Professor, Faculty of Law - Common Law, , University of Ottawa (As an Individual)
  • Joan Gilmour, Professor, Osgoode Hall Law School, York University (As an Individual)
  • Maureen Klenk, Nurse Practitioner (Canadian Association of Advanced Practice Nurses)
  • Alex Schadenberg, Executive Director (Euthanasia Prevention Coalition of Ontario)
  • Hugh Scher, Legal Counsel (Euthanasia Prevention Coalition of Ontario)
Wednesday, May 11, 2016 at 2:17 PM
  • Dr. Patrick Baillie, Psychologist, Alberta Health Services (Mental Health Commission of Canada)
  • Dr. Padraic E. Carr (As an Individual)
  • Dr. K. Sonu Gaind, President (Canadian Psychiatric Association)
  • Dr. Linda Ganzini (As an Individual)
  • Jennifer Gibson, Co-Chair (Provincial-Territorial Expert Advisory Group on Physician-Assisted Dying)
  • Sikander Hashmi, Spokesperson (Canadian Council of Imams)
  • Dr. Scott Kim, Adjunct Professor, Department of Psychiatry, University of Michigan (As an Individual)
  • Richard Marceau, General Counsel and Senior Government Advisor (Centre for Israel and Jewish Affairs)
  • Vyda Ng, Executive Director (Canadian Unitarian Council)
  • Dr. Tarek Rajji, Chief of Geriatric Psychiatry (Centre for Addiction and Mental Health)
  • Dr. Derryck Smith, Clinical Professor Emeritus, Department of Psychiatry, University of British Columbia (As an Individual)
  • Dr. Sephora Tang, Psychiatrist, The Ottawa Hospital (Coalition for HealthCARE and Conscience)
  • Maureen Taylor, Co-Chair (Provincial-Territorial Expert Advisory Group on Physician-Assisted Dying)
  • Laurence Worthen, Executive Director, Christian Medical and Dental Society of Canada (Coalition for HealthCARE and Conscience)
Tuesday, May 10, 2016 at 2:00 PM
  • Michael Bach, Executive Vice-President (Canadian Association for Community Living)
  • Margaret Birrell, President (Alliance of People with Disabilities in Carter v. Canada)
  • Dr. Monica Branigan, Board Member and Chair, Working Group on Hastened Death (Canadian Society of Palliative Care Physicians)
  • Dr. Rocco Gerace, Registrar (College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario)
  • Randal Graham, Professor, Faculty of Law, University of Western Ontario (As an Individual)
  • Dr. Douglas Grant, President (Federation of Medical Regulatory Authorities of Canada)
  • Angus Gunn, Legal Counsel (Alliance of People with Disabilities in Carter v. Canada)
  • Tina Head, Lawyer, Legislation and Law Reform (Canadian Bar Association)
  • Carmela Hutchison, President (DisAbled Women's Network of Canada)
  • Kimberly Jakeman, Chair, CBA End of Life Working Group (Canadian Bar Association)
  • Dr. Joel Kirsh, President (College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario)
  • Dr. Susan MacDonald, President (Canadian Society of Palliative Care Physicians)
  • Dwight Newman, Professor and Canada Research Chair in Indigenous Rights, College of Law, University of Saskatchewan (As an Individual)
  • Dr. Arnaud Painvin, Member, Physician Advisory Council (Dying With Dignity Canada)
  • Christine Penney, Deputy Registrar, Chief Officer Policy and Practice (College of Registered Nurses of British Columbia)
  • Léa Simard (As an Individual)
  • Hamish Stewart, Professor, Faculty of Law, University of Toronto (As an Individual)
  • Dr. Trevor Theman, Past President (Federation of Medical Regulatory Authorities of Canada)
  • Rhonda Wiebe, Co-Chair, Ending of Life Ethics Committee (Council of Canadians with Disabilities)
Thursday, May 5, 2016 at 10:30 AM
  • Joseph Arvay, Lawyer, Farris, Vaughan, Wills & Murphy LLP (As an Individual)
  • David Baker, Lawyer, Bakerlaw (As an Individual)
  • Dr. Jeff Blackmer, Vice-President, Medical Professionalism (Canadian Medical Association)
  • Dr. Harvey Max Chochinov, Panel member (External Panel on Options for a Legislative Response to Carter v. Canada)
  • Jocelyn Downie, Professor, Faculties of Law and Medicine, Dalhousie University (As an Individual)
  • Phil Emberley, Director, Professional Affairs (Canadian Pharmacists Association)
  • Dr. Cindy Forbes, President (Canadian Medical Association)
  • Catherine Frazee, Panel Member (External Panel on Options for a Legislative Response to Carter v. Canada)
  • Joelle Walker, Director, Government Relations, Public & Professional Affairs (Canadian Pharmacists Association)
  • Trudo Lemmens, Scholl Chair in Health Law and Policy, Faculty of Law, University of Toronto (As an Individual)
  • Jean-Pierre Ménard, Attorney, Ménard, Martin, Avocats (As an Individual)
  • Benoît Pelletier, Panel member (External Panel on Options for a Legislative Response to Carter v. Canada)
  • Dianne Pothier, Professor Emeritus, Schulich School of Law, Dalhousie University (As an Individual)
  • Carolyn Pullen, Director, Policy, Advocacy and Strategy (Canadian Nurses Association)
  • Josette Roussel, Senior Nurse Advisor (Canadian Nurses Association)
  • Margaret Somerville, Professor, Faculty of Law and Faculty of Medicine, McGill University (As an Individual)
Wednesday, May 4, 2016 at 2:02 PM
  • The Honourable Jane Philpott, P.C., M.P., Minister of Health (Health Canada)
  • The Honourable Jody Wilson-Raybould, P.C., M.P., Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada (Department of Justice Canada)
  • Jeanette Ettel, Senior Counsel, Human Rights Law Section, Public Law and Legislative Service Sector (Department of Justice Canada)
  • Sharon Harper, Manager, Continuing Care Unit, Strategic Policy Branch (Health Canada)
  • Abby Hoffman, Assistant Deputy Minister, Strategic Policy Branch (Health Canada)
  • Simon Kennedy, Deputy Minister (Health Canada)
  • Joanne Klineberg, Senior Counsel, Criminal Law Policy Section (Department of Justice Canada)
  • William Pentney, Deputy Minister of Justice and Deputy Attorney General of Canada (Department of Justice Canada)
  • Donald Piragoff, Senior Assistant Deputy Minister, Policy Sector (Department of Justice Canada)
  • Laurie Wright, Assistant Deputy Minister, Public Law and Legislative Services Sector (Department of Justice Canada)
Bill S-205, An Act to amend the Canada Border Services Agency Act (Inspector General of the Canada Border Services Agency) and to make consequential amendments to other Acts
SECD (2016-04-14) Link to the briefs of this witness/study
Wednesday, June 22, 2016 at 11:16 AM
Monday, May 30, 2016 at 1:03 PM
  • The Honourable Ralph Goodale, P.C., M.P., Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness (Public Safety Canada)
  • The Honourable Harjit S. Sajjan, P.C., M.P., Minister of National Defence (National Defence and the Canadian Armed Forces)
  • Mark Gwozdecky, Assistant Deputy Minister (Political Director), International Security and Political Affairs (Global Affairs Canada)
  • Hervé Ladsous, Head of Department (United Nations Department of Peacekeeping Operations)
Monday, May 16, 2016 at 1:01 PM
  • Janet Dench, Executive Director (Canadian Council for Refugees)
  • Richard Evans, Senior Director, Operations (Civilian Review and Complaints Commission for the RCMP)
  • Joanne Gibb, Director, Research, Policy and Strategic Investigations (Civilian Review and Complaints Commission for the RCMP)
  • Jenny Jeanes, Co-Chair, Inland Protection Working Group (Canadian Council for Refugees)
  • Fiona Keith, Counsel, Dispute Resolution Branch (Canadian Human Rights Commission)
  • Marie-Claude Landry, Chief Commissioner (Canadian Human Rights Commission)
  • Ian McPhail, Chair (Civilian Review and Complaints Commission for the RCMP)
  • The Honourable Wilfred P. Moore, former senator (As an Individual)
  • Sukanya Pillay, General Counsel and Executive Director (Canadian Civil Liberties Association)
  • Julie Taub, Immigration lawyer (As an Individual)
  • Lorne Waldman, Lawyer (As an Individual)
Study on Maritime Search and Rescue activities, including current challenges and opportunities
POFO (2016-04-14) Link to the briefs of this witness/study
Tuesday, May 22, 2018 at 5:45 PM
  • Ed Zebedee, Director of Protection Services, Department of Community and Government Services (Government of Nunavut)
Thursday, May 10, 2018 at 8:33 AM
  • Lieutenant-Colonel Leighton James, Commanding Officer, 424 Transport and Rescue Squadron (8 wg Trenton) (National Defence and the Canadian Armed Forces)
  • Major Myrian Lafrance, Officer in charge, Joint Rescue Coordination Centre Trenton (National Defence and the Canadian Armed Forces)
  • Lieutenant-Colonel Jonathan Nelles, Senior Staff Officer, Search and Rescue, 1 Canadian Air Division (National Defence and the Canadian Armed Forces)
  • Major-General William Seymour, Chief of Staff, Operations, Canadian Joint Operations Command (National Defence and the Canadian Armed Forces)
Thursday, May 3, 2018 at 8:34 AM
  • Glenn Priestley, Executive Director (Northern Air Transport Association)
Tuesday, May 1, 2018 at 5:46 PM
  • Jim Abram, (Elected) Electoral Area Representative, Discovery Islands-Mainland Inlets (Strathcona Regional District (Area C))
Thursday, April 26, 2018 at 8:42 AM
  • Peter Garapick, Superintendent, Search and Rescue, Central and Arctic Region (Canadian Coast Guard)
  • Gregory Lick, Director General, Operations (Canadian Coast Guard)
Thursday, April 19, 2018 at 8:36 AM
  • Liane Benoit, Founder and President (Benoit and Associates)
Tuesday, April 17, 2018 at 5:56 PM
  • Gregory Lick, Director General, Operations (Canadian Coast Guard)
  • Maureen C. McLaughlin, Vice President, Public Policy (Iridium Satellite LLC.)
  • Sam Ryan, Director General, Integrated Technical Services (Canadian Coast Guard)
Thursday, March 29, 2018 at 8:31 AM
  • John Krgovich, Program Coordinator (Fish safe BC)
  • Donald Roussel, Senior Advisor to the Assistant Deputy Minister, Safety and Security (Transport Canada)
Tuesday, March 27, 2018 at 5:02 PM
  • Trevor Amos, Haisla Fisheries Technician, Harbour Authority (Haisla Nation Council)
Thursday, March 22, 2018 at 8:38 AM
  • Brian Cook, Vice President (Canadian Lifeboat Institution)
Thursday, February 15, 2018 at 8:35 AM
  • Colonel (Retired) Pierre LeBlanc, President (Arctic Security Consultants)
Tuesday, February 13, 2018 at 5:07 PM
  • Michael Byers, Professor and Canadian Research Chair in Global Politics and International Law, University of British Columbia (As an Individual)
  • Dylan Clark, Program Manager, Climate Change Adaptation Research Group, McGill University (As an Individual)
Thursday, February 8, 2018 at 8:30 AM
  • Kathleen Fox, Chair (Transportation Safety Board of Canada)
  • Jean L. Laporte, Chief Operating Officer, Executive Office (Transportation Safety Board of Canada)
  • Pierre Murray, Manager of Regional Operations – Atlantic (Transportation Safety Board of Canada)
  • Marc-André Poisson, Director of Investigations - Marine (Transportation Safety Board of 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, October 31, 2017 at 5:44 PM
Tuesday, October 17, 2017 at 5:03 PM
Thursday, May 11, 2017 at 8:36 AM
  • The Honourable Robert Wells, Q.C. (As an Individual)
Wednesday, March 8, 2017 at 1:23 PM
  • Danny Breen (As an Individual)
  • Bill Broderick, Inshore Director (Fish Food and Allied Workers' Union)
  • Mark Dolomount, Executive Director (Newfoundland and Labrador Professional Fish Harvesters Certification Board)
  • Captain Chris Hearn, Director, Centre for Marine Simulation (The Fisheries and Marine Institute, Memorial University )
  • Johanna Ryan Guy (As an Individual)
  • Ernest Simms, Mayor (Town of St. Anthony (Newfoundland and Labrador))
  • Keith Sullivan, President (Fish Food and Allied Workers' Union)
  • Sharon Walsh, Executive Director (Newfoundland and Labrador Fish Harvesting Safety Association)
  • Glenn Winslow, Captain-Owner, F/V Roberts Sisters II (Newfoundland and Labrador Fish Harvesting Safety Association)
  • Mervin Wiseman, Retired Rescue Coordinator, Marine Rescue Sub-Centre St. John’s (As an Individual)
Wednesday, March 8, 2017 at 8:21 AM
  • Ryan Cleary, President (Federation of Independent Sea Harvesters of Newfoundland and Labrador )
  • Andrew Colford, Officer, MCTS Centre Port aux Basques (Canadian Coast Guard)
  • Marcel O'Brien, First Vice-President and District Director (Canadian Coast Guard Auxiliary)
  • The Honourable Andrew Parsons, Minister (Newfoundland and Labrador Department of Justice and Public Safety)
  • Howard Power, Watch Supervisor, MCTS Centre Placentia Bay (Canadian Coast Guard)
  • Jason Sullivan, Captain (Federation of Independent Sea Harvesters of Newfoundland and Labrador )
  • Paula M. Walsh, Assistant Deputy Minister Public Safety and Enforcement (Newfoundland and Labrador Department of Justice and Public Safety)
Tuesday, February 7, 2017 at 6:04 PM
  • Christine Collins, National President (Union of Canadian Transportation Employees)
  • Michael Teeter, Political Advisor (Union of Canadian Transportation Employees)
Tuesday, January 31, 2017 at 5:27 PM
  • Sylvain Allard, President and CEO (CHC Helicopters)
  • Michael Fry, Director Commercial – SAR/EMS, Global (CHC Helicopters)
  • Ian McLuskie, Senior Manager – SAR/EMS, Global (CHC Helicopters)
  • Barry Parsons, Senior Vice-President, Global (CHC Helicopters)
Tuesday, December 6, 2016 at 5:52 PM
  • Donald Roussel, Associate Assistant Deputy Minister, Safety and Security Group (Transport Canada)
  • Luc Tremblay, Manager, National Marine Safety Program (Transport Canada)
  • Robert Turner, Manager, Navigation Safety and Radio Communications (Transport Canada)
Tuesday, November 1, 2016 at 6:03 PM
  • Chad Allen, Director, Marine Operations (Shipping Federation of Canada)
  • Michael Broad, President (Shipping Federation of Canada)
  • Sonia Simard, Director, Legislative and Environmental Affairs (Shipping Federation of Canada)
Thursday, October 27, 2016 at 1:06 PM
  • Lois Drummond, Member, Canadian Coast Guard Auxiliary (As an Individual)
  • Tim Gilfoy, President (Independent Marine Ports Association of Canada)
  • Ronald Pelot, Professor, Marine Affairs Program, Department of Industrial Engineering , Dalhousie University (As an Individual)
  • Darrell Weare, Chief Operating Officer (Bayside Port Corporation)
Thursday, October 27, 2016 at 9:03 AM
  • Craig Avery, President (Prince Edward Island Fisherman's Association)
  • Stewart Franck, Executive Director (Fisheries Safety Association of Nova Scotia)
  • Murray Hupman, Vice President (Operations) (Marine Atlantic )
  • Mitchell Jollimore, Secretary (Prince Edward Island Fisherman's Association)
  • Jean Lanteigne, President (Canadian Council of Professional Fish Harvesters)
  • Captain Shri Madiwal, Director Fleet Operations (Marine Atlantic )
  • Captain Sean Griffiths, Chief Executive Officer (Atlantic Pilotage Authority Canada)
Wednesday, October 26, 2016 at 1:36 PM
  • Frank Boudreau, President, Maritimes (Canadian Coast Guard Auxiliary)
  • Tom Gunn, Principal, Nautical Institute (Nova Scotia Community College)
  • Darcy Henn, Manager, Maritimes (Canadian Coast Guard Auxiliary)
  • Brian LeBlanc, Executive Director, Canadian Coast Guard College (Canadian Coast Guard)
  • Vivek Saxena, Academic Chair, Nautical Institute (Nova Scotia Community College)
  • Wade Spurrell, Assistant Commissioner, Atlantic Region (Canadian Coast Guard)
  • Major Rhonda Stevens, Officer in Charge, Joint Rescue Coordination Centre Halifax (National Defence and the Canadian Armed Forces)
  • Harvey Vardy, A/Superintendent, Maritime Search and Rescue, Joint Rescue Coordination Centre Halifax (Canadian Coast Guard)
Tuesday, October 18, 2016 at 5:07 PM
  • Jean L. Laporte, Chief Operating Officer (Transportation Safety Board of Canada)
  • Marc-André Poisson, Director of Investigations – Marine (Transportation Safety Board of Canada)
Tuesday, October 4, 2016 at 5:05 PM
  • Gregory Lick, Director General, Operations (Canadian Coast Guard)
  • Marc Mes, Director of Operational Support (Canadian Coast Guard)
Tuesday, September 27, 2016 at 5:10 PM
  • Gregory Lick, Director General, Operations (Canadian Coast Guard)
  • Mario Pelletier, Deputy Commissioner, Operations (Canadian Coast Guard)
Tuesday, June 7, 2016 at 5:33 PM
  • Rear-Admiral John Newton, Commander Joint Task Force Atlantic and Commander Maritime Forces Atlantic (National Defence )
Tuesday, May 31, 2016 at 5:03 PM
  • Rick Banks, Search & Rescue Program Manager (Cougar Helicopters Inc.)
  • Pat Quealey, Chief Executive Officer (Royal Canadian Marine Search and Rescue)
  • Steve Reid, Search & Rescue Capability Advisor (Cougar Helicopters Inc.)
  • Randy Strandt, National Chair (Canadian Coast Guard Auxiliary)
  • Hank Williams, Chief Operating Officer (Cougar Helicopters Inc.)
Tuesday, May 17, 2016 at 5:05 PM
  • Jeffery Hutchinson, Deputy Commissioner, Strategy and Shipbuilding (Canadian Coast Guard)
  • Mario Pelletier, Deputy Commissioner, Operations (Canadian Coast Guard)
  • Jody Thomas, Commissioner (Canadian Coast Guard)
Tuesday, May 10, 2016 at 5:47 PM
  • Clay Evans, Superintendent, Marine Search and Rescue, Pacific Region (Canadian Coast Guard)
  • Gregory Lick, Director General, Operations (Canadian Coast Guard)
  • Neil O'Rourke, Senior Director, Policy (Canadian Coast Guard)
Study on steps being taken to facilitate the integration of newly-arrived Syrian refugees and to address the challenges they are facing, including by the various levels of government, private sponsors and non-governmental organizations
RIDR (2016-04-14) Link to the briefs of this witness/study
Wednesday, November 23, 2016 at 11:36 AM
Wednesday, October 19, 2016 at 11:13 AM
  • Reverend Brian Cornelius, Chair of the Finance Committee, First United Church (United Church of Canada)
  • Dawn Edlund, Associate Assistant Deputy Minister, Operations (Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada)
  • Catherine Fleming, Outreach (Ottawa Centre Refugee Action)
  • Bruce Grundison, Senior Director (Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada)
  • Andrew Harvey (Ottawa Centre Refugee Settlement Group)
  • Angela Keller-Herzog, Core Organizer (Ottawa Centre Refugee Action)
  • Dr. Asmat Khan (As an Individual)
  • Ümit Kiziltan, Acting Associate Assistant Deputy Minister, Strategic and Program Policy (Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada)
  • Corinne Prince St-Amand, Director General, Integration and Foreign Credentials Referrals Office (Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada)
  • Saleem Spindari, Manager, Refugee Settlement Support Projects, Family and Settlement Services (MOSAIC)
Wednesday, June 22, 2016 at 11:32 AM
  • Vu minh Khanh, Human Rights Advocate (As an Individual)
  • Evelyn Puxley, Director, South East Asia and Oceania Relations Division (Global Affairs Canada)
  • Hoi Trinh, Executive Director (VOICE Canada)
Monday, May 30, 2016 at 9:03 AM
  • Witness 3 (As an Individual)
  • Witness 4 (As an Individual)
  • Witness 5 (As an Individual)
  • Witness 6 (As an Individual)
  • Zena Al Hamdan, Programs Manager (Arab Community Centre of Toronto)
  • Mario J. Calla, Executive Director (COSTI Immigrant Services)
  • Bayan Khatib, Board Member and Head of the Social Committee (Syrian Canadian Foundation)
  • Dr. Meb Rashid, Medical Director, Crossroads Clinic, Women’s College Hospital and Assistant Professor, DFCM, University of Toronto (As an Individual)
  • Muhammad Rehan, General Manager (Muslim Welfare Centre of Toronto)
  • Malaz Sebai, Board Director (Lifeline Syria)
  • Alexander Vadala, Senior Coordinator, Policy & Research (Ontario Council of Agencies Serving Immigrants)
  • Annette Wilde, refugee sponsor (As an Individual)
Wednesday, May 18, 2016 at 11:34 AM
  • The Honourable John McCallum, P.C., M.P., Minister (Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada)
  • Michael Casasola, Resettlement Officer (United Nations High Commissioner to Refugees)
  • Dawn Edlund, Associate Assistant Deputy Minister, Operations (Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada)
  • David Manicom, Associate Assistant Deputy Minister, Strategic and Program Policy Sector (Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada)
  • Corinne Prince-St-Amand, Director General, Integration and Foreign Credentials Recognition Office (Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada)
Wednesday, May 11, 2016 at 11:33 AM
  • Witness 1 (As an Individual)
  • Witness 2 (As an Individual)
  • Gerry Mills, Director, Operations (Immigrant Services Association of Nova Scotia)
  • Louisa Taylor, Director (Refugee 613)
Wednesday, April 20, 2016 at 12:05 PM
Study on the financial implications and regional considerations of Canada’s aging population
NFFN (2016-04-12) Link to the briefs of this witness/study
Wednesday, June 14, 2017 at 6:53 PM
Tuesday, June 13, 2017 at 9:33 AM
Tuesday, May 30, 2017 at 9:31 AM
  • The Honourable Sharon Carstairs, P.C., former senator (As an Individual)
  • Bernard Lord, Chief Executive Officer (Medavie)
  • Laurent Martel, Director, Demography Division (Statistics Canada)
Wednesday, April 12, 2017 at 6:46 PM
  • Daniel Béland, Professor and Canada Research Chair in Public Policy, University of Saskatchewan (As an Individual)
  • Joseph Marchand, Associate Professor of Economics, University of Alberta (As an Individual)
Tuesday, April 11, 2017 at 9:32 AM
  • Queenie Choo, Chief Executive Officer (S.U.C.C.E.S.S.)
  • Pierre-Carl Michaud, Professor, Department of Applied Economics, HEC Montréal (As an Individual)
Wednesday, March 1, 2017 at 6:49 PM
  • Owen Adams, Chief Policy Advisor (Canadian Medical Association)
  • Dr. Granger Avery, President (Canadian Medical Association)
  • Don Drummond, Adjunct Professor and Stauffer-Dunning Fellow, School of Policy Studies, Queen's University (As an Individual)
  • David K. Foot, Economist and Demographer (As an Individual)
Tuesday, February 28, 2017 at 9:35 AM
  • Dr. Dennis Furlong, Past Minister of Health, New Brunswick (As an Individual)
  • Richard Saillant, Economist and author (As an Individual)
  • Louis Thériault, Vice President, Industry Strategy and Public Policy (The Conference Board of Canada)
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Orders of Reference

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