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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
Examine and report on issues pertaining to the management of systemic risk in the financial system, domestically and internationally
BANC (2017-10-17)
Government Response to the seventh report of the Standing Senate Committee on Agriculture and Forestry entitled Market Access: Giving Canadian Farmers and Processors the World, deposited with the Clerk of the Senate on May 9, 2017
AGFO (2017-10-17)
Study and report on issues and concerns pertaining to cyber security and cyber fraud
BANC (2017-10-17)
Thursday, November 2, 2017 at 10:30 AM
  • Brent Homan, Director General, Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act Investigations Branch (Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada)
  • Steven Johnston, Senior IT Research Analyst (Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada)
  • Patricia Kosseim, Senior General Counsel and Director General, Legal Services, Policy, Research and Technology Analysis Branch (Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada)
  • Daniel Therrien, Privacy Commissioner (Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada)
Thursday, October 26, 2017 at 10:35 AM
  • Darren Hannah, Vice President, Finance, Risk and Prudential Policy (Canadian Bankers Association)
  • Andrew Ross, Director, Payments and Cyber Security (Canadian Bankers Association)
  • Sandy Stephens, Assistant General Counsel (Canadian Bankers Association)
Thursday, October 19, 2017 at 10:33 AM
  • André Boucher, Director General, Cyber Security Partnerships (Communications Security Establishment)
  • Benoît Dupont, Scientific Director (Smart Cybersecurity Network (SERENE-RISC))
  • Scott Jones, Deputy Chief, IT Security (Communications Security Establishment)
Wednesday, October 18, 2017 at 4:18 PM
  • Chief Superintendent Scott Doran, Director General, Federal Policing Criminal Operations (Royal Canadian Mounted Police)
  • Superintendent Mark Flynn, Director, Cybercrime, Federal Policing (Royal Canadian Mounted Police)
  • Adam Hatfield, Acting Director General, National Cyber Security Directorate (Public Safety Canada)
  • Charles Lowson, Director General, Counter Intelligence and Counter Proliferation (Canadian Security Intelligence Service)
Consider the significant and rapid changes to the Arctic, and impacts on original inhabitants
ARCT (2017-09-27)
Bill C-277, An Act providing for the development of a framework on palliative care in Canada
SOCI (2017-09-26) Link to the briefs of this witness/study
Thursday, October 26, 2017 at 10:30 AM
  • The Honourable Tobias C. Jr. Enverga, sponsor of the bill
  • The Honourable Senator Rosa Galvez, Senator
Wednesday, October 25, 2017 at 5:15 PM
  • Shawn Chirrey, Senior Manager (Canadian Cancer Society)
  • Kelly Masotti, Director, Public Issues (Canadian Cancer Society)
  • Pauline Tardif, Chief Executive Officer (Alzheimer Society of Canada)
Thursday, October 19, 2017 at 10:30 AM
  • Candace Chartier, Executive Chair (Ontario Long Term Care Association)
  • Dr. J. David Henderson, President (Canadian Society of Palliative Care Physicians)
  • Jennifer Kitts, Director of Policy and Strategy (HealthCareCAN)
  • Dr. Frank Molnar, President (Canadian Geriatrics Society)
  • Carolyn Pullen, Director, Policy, Advocacy and Strategy (Canadian Nurses Association)
  • Dr. Jill Rice, Interim Medical Chief, Department of Palliative Medicine, Bruyère Continuing Care (HealthCareCAN)
Wednesday, October 18, 2017 at 4:16 PM
  • Sharon Baxter, Executive Director (Canadian Hospice Palliative Care Association)
  • Marilyn Gladu, Member of Parliament for Sarnia-Lambton, sponsor of the bill
  • Dr. Jose Pereira, Scientific Officer (Pallium Canada)
  • Gerald Savoie, Board Chair (Pallium Canada)
Study on the Minister of Finance’s proposed changes to the Income Tax Act respecting the taxation of private corporations and the tax planning strategies involved
NFFN (2017-09-26) Link to the briefs of this witness/study
Monday, December 11, 2017 at 6:04 PM
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)
Thursday, November 23, 2017 at 1:03 PM
  • Michelle Doucet, Chairperson, District 508, Local 2002 (Unifor)
  • Jennifer J. Dunn, Tax Service Line Leader, Atlantic Canada (BDO Canada LLP)
  • Ian Hutchison, Atlantic Council Chair (Unifor)
  • Dean Mullin, Partner (Steeves Porter Hetu & Associates Inc.)
  • Barry Van Steeg, Vice President, Tax and Estate Planning (Owens MacFadyen Group)
Thursday, November 23, 2017 at 9:03 AM
  • James Crosby, President, Crosby Molasses Co Ltd (As an Individual)
  • Jill Green, Chief Executive Officer, Green Imaging Technologies Inc. (As an Individual)
  • Dr. Amy Schneider, Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (As an Individual)
Wednesday, November 22, 2017 at 1:04 PM
  • Andrew Costin, Corporate Lawyer and Partner (Gorman Nason )
  • Mike Holden, Chief Economist (Canadian Manufacturers and Exporters)
  • Christopher Neal, Partner (Beers Neal LLP)
  • Jeff Saunders, Tax Partner (Teed Saunders Doyle)
Wednesday, November 22, 2017 at 9:03 AM
  • Nancy Arseneau, 2nd Vice President (New Brunswick Federation of Labour)
  • David Duplisea, Chief Executive Officer (Saint John Region Chamber of Commerce)
  • Dr. Patti Forgeron, Specialist in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Past President of the Medical Staff Organization Saint-John Hospital (As an Individual)
  • Dr. Kelly Manning (New Brunswick Dental Society)
  • Michel Noel, Administrator (Le Conseil économique du Nouveau-Brunswick)
  • Thomas Raffy, Chief Executive Officer (Le Conseil économique du Nouveau-Brunswick)
  • Krista Ross, Chief Executive Officer (Fredericton Chamber of Commerce)
  • Dr. Dharm Singh, President (New Brunswick Medical Society)
Tuesday, November 21, 2017 at 1:03 PM
  • Dr. Maria Alexiadis, Family Doctor, Past President (Doctors Nova Scotia)
  • Dr. Caitlin Lees, Chair (Maritime Resident Doctors)
  • Suzanne MacNeil, President (Halifax-Dartmouth & District Labour Council)
  • Finn Poschmann, President and Chief Executive Officer (Atlantic Provinces Economic Council)
  • Pierre Schmit, Associate Professor, Radiology and Pediatric , Dalhousie University - IWK Health Centre (As an Individual)
  • Dr. Craig Stone, Physician (Cape Breton Medical Staff Association)
  • Don Wolsey, Partner (Flaim Wolsey Hall Chartered Professional Accountants)
Tuesday, November 21, 2017 at 9:04 AM
  • Gerrit Damsteegt, Chair (Dairy Farmers of Nova Scotia)
  • Glenn Davis, Vice President, Policy (Atlantic Chamber of Commerce)
  • Nicole LaFosse, Lawyer, LaFosse MacLeod (Cape Breton Barristers' Society)
  • Patrick Sullivan, President and Chief Executive Officer (Halifax Chamber of Commerce)
  • Chris van den Heuvel, President (Nova Scotia Federation of Agriculture)
Monday, November 20, 2017 at 1:03 PM
  • Jim Case, President (LAT49 Architecture Inc.)
  • Dr. Paul Johnston, Physician practicing in a teaching hospital (As an Individual)
  • Kerry Murray, Director of Policy (Newfoundland and Labrador Federation of Labour)
  • Michael F. Power, Owner, Power & Associates (As an Individual)
  • Laurie Skinner, Chief Financial Officer, KMK Capital Inc. (As an Individual)
  • Jason Sullivan, President, Stone Island Enterprises Inc. (As an Individual)
  • Des Whelan, Chair (Canadian Home Builders’ Association - Newfoundland and Labrador)
Monday, November 20, 2017 at 9:03 AM
  • Dorothy Keating, Chair (St. John's Board of Trade)
  • Wade Locke, Professor of Economics and Department Head, Department of Economics, Memorial University of Newfoundland (As an Individual)
  • Doug May, Professor of Economics, Collaborative Allied Research in Economics (CARE) initiative, Memorial University of Newfoundland (As an Individual)
  • Larry Short, Portfolio Manager, Senior Investment Advisor and Executive Director, Private Client Group (HollisWealth, a division of Industrial Alliance Securities Inc.)
  • Bill Stirling, Chief Executive Officer (Newfoundland and Labrador Association of Realtors)
Thursday, November 9, 2017 at 1:06 PM
  • Dr. Aaron Chiu, President (Doctors Manitoba)
Thursday, November 9, 2017 at 9:00 AM
  • Chuck Davidson, President and Chief Executive Officer (Manitoba Chambers of Commerce)
  • The Honourable Cameron Friesen, MLA, Minister of Finance (Government of Manitoba)
  • Mark Jones, Board Member (Winnipeg Chamber of Commerce)
  • Dan Mazier, President (Keystone Agricultural Producers of Manitoba)
Wednesday, November 8, 2017 at 1:03 PM
  • Chris Guérette, Chief Executive Officer (Saskatoon & Region Home Builders' Association)
  • Tanya Knight, Senior Vice President, Client Service (MNP LLP)
  • Todd Lewis, President (Agricultural Producers Association of Saskatchewan)
  • Stu Niebergall, President and Chief Executive Officer (Regina & Region Home Builders' Association)
  • Terry Youzwa, Independent Farmer (As an Individual)
Wednesday, November 8, 2017 at 9:03 AM
  • Darla Lindbjerg, President and Chief Executive Officer (Greater Saskatoon Chamber of Commerce)
  • Steve McLellan, Chief Executive Officer (Saskatchewan Chamber of Commerce)
  • Keith Moen, Executive Director (North Saskatoon Business Association)
  • Dr. Joanne Sivertson, President (Saskatchewan Medical Association)
Tuesday, November 7, 2017 at 1:06 PM
  • Cam Crawford, Partner (Catalyst Group LLP)
  • Kim G C Moody, Director, Canadian Tax Advisory, Moodys Gartner Tax Law LLP (As an Individual)
  • Barry G. Munro, Partner, President of Ernst & Young Orenda Corporate Financial Inc. and Ernst & Young Corporate Finance (Canada) Inc. (Ernst & Young LLP)
  • Warren Pashkowich, Partner, Transaction Tax (Ernst & Young LLP)
  • Carl Scholz, Tax Partner (Catalyst Group LLP)
Tuesday, November 7, 2017 at 9:01 AM
  • James Boettcher, Chief Executive Officer (Fiasco Gelato)
  • Derrick Hunter, President (Bluesky Equities Ltd.)
  • Ken Kobly, President and Chief Executive Offier (Alberta Chambers of Commerce)
  • Adam Legge, President and Chief Executive Officer (Calgary Chamber of Commerce)
Monday, November 6, 2017 at 1:02 PM
  • David Christian, Partner (Thorsteinssons LLP)
  • Charles Lammam, Director, Fiscal Studies (Fraser Institute)
  • Kevin Milligan, Professor, Department of Economics, University of British Columbia (As an Individual)
  • Hugh C. Woolley, Income Tax Consultant (As an Individual)
Monday, November 6, 2017 at 9:01 AM
  • Iain Black, President and Chief Executive Officer (The Greater Vancouver Board of Trade)
  • David G. Duff, Professor and Director Tax LLM Program, Peter A. Allard School of Law, University of British Columbia (As an Individual)
  • Garnet Etsell, Past Chair (British Columbia Agriculture Council)
  • Anita Huberman, Chief Executive Officer (Surrey Board of Trade)
  • Val Litwin, President and Chief Executive Officer (BC Chamber of Commerce)
  • Bob Seeman, Chief Executive Officer, Clera Inc. (As an Individual)
Wednesday, November 1, 2017 at 6:48 PM
  • The Honourable Perrin Beatty, P.C., President and Chief Executive Officer (Canadian Chamber of Commerce)
  • Hendrik Brakel, Senior Director, Economic, Financial and Tax Policy (Canadian Chamber of Commerce)
  • Jason Burggraaf, Policy and Government Relations Advisor (Coalition for Small Business Tax Fairness)
  • Loren Kroeker, Senior Vice President of Taxation Services (Coalition for Small Business Tax Fairness)
  • Benedict Leung, Liaison (Alliance concerning the 2017 Tax Reform)
  • Karen Sands, Member and Spokesperson (Kingston Advocacy for Small Business)
  • Jason Skilnick, Member and Spokesperson (Kingston Advocacy for Small Business)
Wednesday, November 1, 2017 at 3:30 PM
  • The Honourable Bill Morneau, P.C., M.P., Minister of Finance (Department of Finance Canada)
  • Paul Rochon, Deputy Minister (Department of Finance Canada)
Tuesday, October 31, 2017 at 2:15 PM
  • Mostafa Askari, Deputy Parliamentary Budget Officer (Office of the Parliamentary Budget Officer)
  • Jean-Denis Fréchette, Parliamentary Budget Officer (Office of the Parliamentary Budget Officer)
  • Chris Matier, Senior Director, Economic and Fiscal Analysis (Office of the Parliamentary Budget Officer)
  • Stéphane Prud'homme, Director, Reorganizations Division, Income Tax Rulings Directorate (Canada Revenue Agency)
  • Geoff Trueman, Assistant Commissioner, Legislative Policy and Regulatory Affairs Branch (Canada Revenue Agency)
Tuesday, October 31, 2017 at 9:32 AM
  • Eric Brassard, Partner, Brassard Goulet Yargeau Integrated Financial Services (As an Individual)
  • Jack Mintz, President's Fellow, The School of Public Policy, University of Calgary (As an Individual)
  • Alain Paquet, Full Professor, Department of Economics, Management Sciences School, University of Quebec at Montreal (As an Individual)
Wednesday, October 25, 2017 at 6:49 PM
  • Dr. Magalie Dubé, Member (Canadian Association of Radiologists)
  • Dr. Kulvinder Gill, President (Concerned Ontario Doctors)
  • Dr. Larry Levin, President (Canadian Dental Association)
  • Dr. Laurent Marcoux, President (Canadian Medical Association)
  • Dr. Rita McCracken, Family Physician and Healthcare Advocate (As an Individual)
  • Dr. Shawn Whatley, President (Ontario Medical Association)
Wednesday, October 25, 2017 at 2:16 PM
  • Alan Acton, Vice President and Portfolio Manager, Polaris Financial Inc. (As an Individual)
  • Robert Boudreau, President, Robert Excavating (As an Individual)
  • Robert A. Dyke, President, Dyke & Murphy Professional Corporation (As an Individual)
  • Valentin Erikson, Real Estate Tax Lawyer, Erikson Law Firm Professional Corporation (As an Individual)
  • Robert G. Kepes, President and Chief Executive Officer, Tensor Machinery Ltd. (As an Individual)
  • Laurent Proulx, Chief Executive Officer, Groupe Le Canadien (As an Individual)
  • Joanne Sirois, President, Assurances Sirois Insurance Inc. (As an Individual)
Tuesday, October 24, 2017 at 2:15 PM
  • Warren Blatt, Chair, Government Relations Committee, Board Member (Conference for Advanced Life Underwriting)
  • Peter Braid, Chief Executive Officer (Insurance Brokers Association of Canada)
  • Eric DenOuden, President (Canadian Home Builders' Association)
  • Ryan J. Eickmeier, Vice-President, Government Relations and Public Policy (Canadian Franchise Association)
  • Rachel Gervais, Partner, GTA Group Tax Service Line Leader (BDO Canada LLP)
  • Jason O'Halloran, Tax Advisor (Investment Industry Association of Canada)
  • Ian Russell, President and Chief Executive Officer (Investment Industry Association of Canada)
  • Paul Taylor, President and Chief Executive Officer (Mortgage Professionals Canada)
  • Kevin Wark, Tax Advisor (Conference for Advanced Life Underwriting)
Tuesday, October 24, 2017 at 9:33 AM
  • Mark Brock, Chairman (Grain Farmers of Ontario)
  • Philippe Etter, Dairy Farmer (As an Individual)
  • Ray Orb, President (Saskatchewan Association of Rural Municipalities)
  • Mark Wales, Chair of the Business Risk Management Committee (Canadian Horticultural Council)
Wednesday, October 18, 2017 at 6:47 PM
  • Bruce Ball, Vice-President, Taxation (Chartered Professional Accountants of Canada)
  • Brian Kingston, Vice President, International and Fiscal Issues (Business Council of Canada)
  • Corinne Pohlmann, Senior Vice President, National Affairs and Partnerships (Canadian Federation of Independent Business)
Tuesday, October 17, 2017 at 2:16 PM
  • Stéphane Forget, President and Chief Executive Officer (Fédération des chambres de commerce du Québec)
  • Marc St-Roch, Accounting and Taxation Coordinator (Union des producteurs agricoles (UPA))
Tuesday, October 17, 2017 at 9:31 AM
  • Michel P. Coderre, Lawyer-Director, De Jure, Lawyers (As an Individual)
  • David Macdonald, Senior Economist (Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives)
  • Aaron Wudrick, Federal Director (Canadian Taxpayers Federation)
Wednesday, October 4, 2017 at 6:49 PM
  • Kim G C Moody, Director, Canadian Tax Advisory, Moodys Gartner Tax Law LLP (As an Individual)
  • Ian Pryor, Tax Lawyer, Pryor Tax Law (As an Individual)
  • Michael Wolfson, Adjunct Professor, School of Epidemiology and Public Health and Faculty of Law, Statistics Canada (As an Individual)
Tuesday, October 3, 2017 at 9:32 AM
  • Ted Cook, Director, Tax Legislation Division (Department of Finance Canada)
  • Brian Ernewein, General Director, Legislation, Tax Policy Branch (Department of Finance Canada)
  • Miodrag Jovanovic, General Director - Analysis, Tax Policy Branch (Department of Finance Canada)
  • Andrew Marsland, Senior Assistant Deputy Minister, Tax Policy Branch (Department of Finance Canada)
Wednesday, September 27, 2017 at 6:45 PM
Examine the Auditor General of Canada’s audit oversight recommendations
SEBS (2017-09-21)
Wednesday, October 25, 2017 at 11:33 AM
  • Andrew Newman, Partner, Audit Leader, Public Sector Audit (KPMG)
Wednesday, October 18, 2017 at 11:35 AM
Wednesday, October 4, 2017 at 11:40 AM
Wednesday, September 27, 2017 at 11:35 AM
Government Response to the fifth report of the Standing Senate Committee on Aboriginal Peoples entitled We Can Do Better: Housing In Inuit Nunangat
APPA (2017-07-19)
Wednesday, November 1, 2017 at 6:47 PM
  • The Honourable Jean-Yves Duclos, P.C., M.P., Minister of Families, Children and Social Development (Families, Children and Social Development)
  • The Honourable Jane Philpott, P.C., M.P., Minister of Indigenous Services (Indigenous Services)
  • Charlie MacArthur, Senior Vice-President, Regional Operations and Assisted Housing (Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation )
  • Michel Tremblay, Senior Vice-President, Policy, Research and Public Affairs (Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation )
  • Stephen Van Dine, Assistant Deputy Minister, Northern Affairs (Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada)
Bill C-44, An Act to implement certain provisions of the budget tabled in Parliament on March 22, 2017 and other measures
NFFN (2017-06-14) Link to the briefs of this witness/study
Tuesday, June 20, 2017 at 2:09 PM
Thursday, June 15, 2017 at 2:04 PM
  • The Honourable Bill Morneau, P.C., M.P., Minister of Finance (Department of Finance Canada)
  • Paul Rochon, Deputy Minister (Department of Finance Canada)
Bill C-305, An Act to amend the Criminal Code (mischief)
LCJC (2017-06-13)
Wednesday, June 21, 2017 at 4:16 PM
Thursday, June 15, 2017 at 10:31 AM
  • Imtiaz Ahmed, Imam (Ahmadiyya Muslim Community)
  • Chandra Arya, Member of Parliament for Nepean, sponsor of the bill
  • Rebecca Bromwich, Director, Graduate Diploma in Conflict Resolution Program, Department of Law and Legal Studies, Carleton University (As an Individual)
  • Richard Marceau, General Counsel and Senior Political Advisor (Centre for Israel and Jewish Affairs)
  • Mukhbir Singh, President (World Sikh Organization of Canada)
  • William Trudell, Chair (Canadian Council of Criminal Defence Lawyers)
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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.