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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
Interim Estimates for the fiscal year ending March 31, 2019
NFFN (2018-02-15) Link to the briefs of this witness/study
Tuesday, March 20, 2018 at 9:31 AM
Tuesday, February 27, 2018 at 9:30 AM
  • Catherine Blanchard, Director General, Planning and Resource Management (Indigenous Services)
  • Grace Chenette, Executive Director, Financial Management Directorate (Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat)
  • Les Linklater, Associate Deputy Minister (Public Services and Procurement Canada)
  • Marty Muldoon, Chief Financial Officer, Finance and Administration Branch (Public Services and Procurement Canada)
  • Brian Pagan, Assistant Secretary, Expenditure Management Sector (Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat)
  • Mark Perlman, Chief Financial Officer (Employment and Social Development Canada )
  • Marcia Santiago, Executive Director, Expenditure Management Sector (Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat)
  • Paul Thoppil, Chief Financial, Results and Delivery Officer, Chief Finances Results and Delivery Officer Sector (Indigenous Services)
  • Jason Won, Deputy Chief Financial Officer (Employment and Social Development Canada )
Study on how the value-added food sector can be more competitive in global markets
AGFO (2018-02-15)
Thursday, April 26, 2018 at 8:00 AM
  • Jack Froese, President (Canadian Canola Growers Association)
  • Brian Innes, Vice-President, Public Affairs (Canola Council of Canada)
  • Joy Nott, President and Chief Executive Officer (Canadian Association of Importers and Exporters)
  • Catherine Scovil, Director of Government Relations (Canadian Canola Growers Association)
  • Chris Vervaet, Executive Director (Canadian Oilseed Processors Association)
Thursday, April 19, 2018 at 8:02 AM
  • Claire Citeau, Executive Director (Canadian Agri-Food Trade Alliance)
  • Sylvie Cloutier, President and Chief Executive Officer (Conseil de la transformation alimentaire du Québec)
  • Dimitri Fraeys, Vice-President, Innovation and Economic Affairs (Conseil de la transformation alimentaire du Québec)
  • Carla Ventin, Vice President, Government Relations (Food & Consumer Products of Canada)
  • Mathew Wilson, Vice President, Policy and Government Relations (Canadian Manufacturers and Exporters)
Thursday, March 29, 2018 at 8:01 AM
  • Gérald Beaulieu, Director (Centre d'expertise sur la construction commerciale en bois)
  • John Masswohl, Director of Government and International Relations (Canadian Cattlemen's Association)
  • Chris White, President and Chief Executive Officer (Canadian Meat Council)
Supplementary Estimates (C) for the fiscal year ending March 31, 2018
NFFN (2018-02-15) Link to the briefs of this witness/study
Tuesday, March 20, 2018 at 9:31 AM
Wednesday, February 28, 2018 at 6:45 PM
  • Shirley Carruthers, Director General, Financial Resource Planning and Management Bureau (Global Affairs Canada)
  • Arun Thangaraj, Assistant Deputy Minister and Chief Financial Officer (Global Affairs Canada)
Wednesday, February 28, 2018 at 1:30 PM
  • Todd Cain, Director General, Organization and Launch Directorate (Health Canada)
  • Julie Charron, Associate Assistant Deputy Minister (Finance) and Deputy Chief Financial Officer (Department of National Defence and the Canadian Armed Forces)
  • Edward De Sousa, Director General, Resource Management Directorate (Health Canada)
  • Daniel Dubeau, Acting Commissioner (Royal Canadian Mounted Police)
  • Patrick Finn, Assistant Deputy Minister (Materiel) (Department of National Defence and the Canadian Armed Forces)
  • Jason Jacques, Senior Director, Costing and Budgetary Analysis (Office of the Parliamentary Budget Officer)
  • Randy Larkin, Assistant Deputy Minister and Chief Financial Officer, Chief Financial Officer Branch (Health Canada)
  • Jason Stanton, Financial Analyst (Office of the Parliamentary Budget Officer)
  • Dennis Watters, Chief Financial and Administrative Officer (Royal Canadian Mounted Police)
Tuesday, February 27, 2018 at 9:30 AM
  • Catherine Blanchard, Director General, Planning and Resource Management (Indigenous Services)
  • Grace Chenette, Executive Director, Financial Management Directorate (Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat)
  • Les Linklater, Associate Deputy Minister (Public Services and Procurement Canada)
  • Marty Muldoon, Chief Financial Officer, Finance and Administration Branch (Public Services and Procurement Canada)
  • Brian Pagan, Assistant Secretary, Expenditure Management Sector (Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat)
  • Mark Perlman, Chief Financial Officer (Employment and Social Development Canada )
  • Marcia Santiago, Executive Director, Expenditure Management Sector (Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat)
  • Paul Thoppil, Chief Financial, Results and Delivery Officer, Chief Finances Results and Delivery Officer Sector (Indigenous Services)
  • Jason Won, Deputy Chief Financial Officer (Employment and Social Development Canada )
The subject matter of Bill C-45, An Act respecting cannabis and to amend the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act, the Criminal Code and other Acts, insofar as it relates to Canada’s borders
SECD (2018-02-15) Link to the briefs of this witness/study
Monday, April 23, 2018 at 3:08 PM
Monday, April 16, 2018 at 2:09 PM
  • Jonathan Blackham, Director, Policy and Public Affairs (Canadian Trucking Alliance)
  • His Worship Drew Dilkens, Mayor (City of Windsor)
  • Scott Railton, Attorney, Cascadia Cross-Border Law (As an Individual)
  • Lak Shoan, Director, Policy and Industry Awareness Programs (Canadian Trucking Alliance)
Monday, March 26, 2018 at 2:32 PM
  • The Honourable Ralph Goodale, P.C., M.P., Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness (Public Safety Canada)
  • Trevor Bhupsingh, Director General, Law Enforcement and Border Strategies (Public Safety Canada)
  • Lorne Waldman, Lawyer (As an Individual)
Monday, March 19, 2018 at 1:03 PM
  • Peter Hill, Associate Vice-President, Programs Branch (Canada Border Services Agency)
  • John Hudak, Deputy Director, Center for Effective Public Management (Brookings Institution)
  • Gil Kerlikowske, former Commissioner, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (As an Individual)
  • Len Saunders, Attorney at Law, The Immigration Law Firm (As an Individual)
  • Jamie Solesme, Superintendent, Federal Policing, Criminal Operations (Royal Canadian Mounted Police)
  • Kevin Thompson, Director General, North America Strategy Bureau (Global Affairs Canada)
The subject matter of Bill C-45, An Act respecting cannabis and to amend the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act, the Criminal Code and other Acts, insofar as it relates to Canada’s international obligations
AEFA (2018-02-15) Link to the briefs of this witness/study
Wednesday, April 25, 2018 at 4:15 PM
  • Eric Costen, Director General, Cannabis Legalization and Regulation Secretariat (Health Canada)
  • Jennifer Lutfallah, Director General, Enforcement and Intelligence Programs (Canada Border Services Agency)
  • David Pellmann, Executive Director, Office of Medical Cannabis (Health Canada)
Thursday, April 19, 2018 at 10:34 AM
  • Martin Jelsma, Director, Drugs & Democracy Programme, Transnational Institute (As an Individual)
  • Gwendolyn Landolt, National Vice-President (REAL Women of Canada)
  • John Walsh, Director for drug policy and the Andes, , Washington Office on Latin America (As an Individual)
  • Diane Watts, Researcher (REAL Women of Canada)
Wednesday, April 18, 2018 at 5:14 PM
  • Paul J. Larkin, Jr., Senior Legal Research Fellow, Meese Center for Legal and Judicial Studies, Institute for Constitutional Government (As an Individual)
  • Steve Rolles, Senior Policy Analyst, Transform UK (As an Individual)
  • Grant Wilson, President (Canadian Children's Rights Council)
Thursday, March 29, 2018 at 10:34 AM
  • Bruno Gélinas-Faucher, PhD Candidate in International Law, Faculty of Law, University of Cambridge (As an Individual)
  • Dwight Newman, Professor and Canada Research Chair, College of Law, University of Saskatchewan (As an Individual)
  • Kathy Vandergrift, Chair (Canadian Coalition for the Rights of Children)
Wednesday, March 28, 2018 at 4:16 PM
  • Line Beauchesne, Full Professor, Department of Criminology, University of Ottawa (As an Individual)
  • Armand de Mestral, Professor, Faculty of Law, McGill University (As an Individual)
Thursday, March 22, 2018 at 10:36 AM
  • Steven Hoffman, Professor, Faculty of Health and Osgoode Hall Law School, York University (As an Individual)
  • Mark A. R. Kleiman, Professor of Public Policy, Marron Institute of Urban Management, New York University (As an Individual)
Wednesday, March 21, 2018 at 4:20 PM
  • Mark Gwozdecky, Assistant Deputy Minister, International Security and Political Affairs (Global Affairs Canada)
  • Kevin Thompson, Director General, North America Strategy Bureau (Global Affairs Canada)
The subject matter of Bill C-45, An Act respecting cannabis and to amend the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act, the Criminal Code and other Acts, insofar as it relates to the Indigenous peoples of Canada
APPA (2018-02-15) Link to the briefs of this witness/study
Wednesday, April 25, 2018 at 6:45 PM
Tuesday, April 17, 2018 at 8:03 AM
  • Bill Blair, M.P., Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada and to the Minister of Health
  • The Honourable Ginette Petitpas Taylor, P.C., Minister of Health (Health Canada)
  • Eric Costen, Director General, Cannabis Legalization and Regulation Secretariat (Health Canada)
  • Diane Labelle, General Counsel (Department of Justice Canada)
  • Stefan Matiation, Director and General Counsel
Wednesday, March 28, 2018 at 6:45 PM
  • Steve Burton, Inspector, Criminal Investigative Psychologist (Tsuut'ina Nation Police Service)
  • The Honourable Senator Dennis Glen Patterson
Monday, March 26, 2018 at 9:12 AM
  • Chief April Adams-Phillips (Mohawk Council of Akwesasne)
  • Geela Arnauyumayuq, Support Person (As an Individual)
  • Mary Bird, Legal Aid Director & Area Director (Nishnawbe-Aski Legal Services)
  • Philip Chief, Interim Director (Onion Lake Cree Nation)
  • Trevor Daroux, Chief Superintendent, National Aboriginal Policing Services (Royal Canadian Mounted Police)
  • Josephine A. de Whytell, Barrister and Solicitor (Indigenous Bar Association)
  • Mike Fontaine, Vice President (IndigiCo)
  • Carol Hopkins, Executive Director (National Native Addictions Partnership Foundation)
  • Aluki Kotierk, President (Nunavut Tunngavik Incorporated)
  • Sara Loft, Vice President (IndigiCo)
  • Inspector Jason McAdam, Officer in Charge, National Crime Prevention Services (Royal Canadian Mounted Police)
  • Howard Morry, Legal Counsel (IndigiCo)
  • Marilee Nowgesic, Executive Director (Canadian Indigenous Nurses Association)
  • Chief Ross Perley (As an Individual)
  • George Qulaut, Support Person (As an Individual)
  • Isaac Shooyook (As an Individual)
  • Derek Stephen, Executive Director (Nishnawbe-Aski Legal Services)
  • Inspector Kimberly Taplin, Acting Director, National Aboriginal Policing and Crime Prevention Services (Royal Canadian Mounted Police)
  • Louis Uttak (As an Individual)
Wednesday, February 28, 2018 at 6:48 PM
  • C.T. (Manny) Jules, Chief Commissioner (First Nations Tax Commission)
  • Randall Phillips, Chief (Oneida Nation of the Thames)
  • Bill Robinson, Executive Director (Indigenous Peoples Cannabis Association)
Tuesday, February 27, 2018 at 9:05 AM
  • Trevor Bhupsingh, Director General, Law Enforcement and Border Strategies (Public Safety Canada)
  • Eric Costen, Acting Assistant Deputy Minister, Cannabis Legalization and Regulation Branch (Health Canada)
  • Valerie Gideon, Acting Senior Assistant Deputy Minister, First Nations and Inuit Health Branch (Department of Indigenous Services Canada)
  • Diane Labelle, General Counsel (Department of Justice Canada)
  • Stefan Matiation, Director and General Counsel (Department of Justice Canada)
  • Sheilagh Murphy, Assistant Deputy Minister, Lands and Economic Development (Department of Crown-Indigenous Relations and Northern Affairs Canada)
The subject matter of those elements contained in Parts 1, 2, 8, 9 and 14 of Bill C-45, the Cannabis Act
LCJC (2018-02-15) Link to the briefs of this witness/study
Thursday, April 26, 2018 at 10:30 AM
Wednesday, April 25, 2018 at 4:15 PM
  • Bill Blair, M.P., Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada and to the Minister of Health (As an Individual)
  • Miville Bédard, Retired member of the Sûreté du Québec (As an Individual)
  • Eric Costen, Director General, Cannabis Legalization and Regulation Secretariat (Health Canada)
  • Jean-Marc Fournier, Minister responsible for Canadian Relations and the Canadian Francophonie and Government House Leader (Government of Quebec)
  • Marwah Rizqy, Assistant Professor, Department of Taxation, University of Sherbrooke’s School of Management (As an Individual)
  • Paul Saint-Denis, Senior Counsel, Criminal Law Policy Section (Department of Justice Canada)
Thursday, April 19, 2018 at 10:35 AM
  • John Dickie, President (Canadian Federation of Apartment Associations)
Wednesday, April 18, 2018 at 5:13 PM
  • Michael Bryant, Executive Director and General Counsel (Canadian Civil Liberties Association)
  • Paul J. Calarco, Member, Criminal Justice Section (Canadian Bar Association)
  • Patrick Émond, Director, Research and Policy (Fédération québécoise des municipalités)
  • Gaylene Schellenberg, Staff Lawyer (Canadian Bar Association)
  • Dr. Karine J. Igartua, President (Association des médecins psychiatres du Québec)
  • Nicolas Le Grand Alary, Lawyer, Secretariat of the Order and Legal Affairs (Barreau du Québec)
  • Pascal Lévesque, Chair of the Committee on Criminal Law (Barreau du Québec)
  • Yvon Soucy, Warden, Kamouraska RCM (Fédération québécoise des municipalités)
  • Luc Thibaudeau, Chair of the Committee on Consumer Protection (Barreau du Québec)
Thursday, March 29, 2018 at 10:32 AM
  • Chief Mario Harel, President (Canadian Association of Chiefs of Police)
  • Ayesha Kumararatne, Barrister and Solicitor, Affiliate Counsel to the Federal Practice Group (Criminal Lawyers' Association)
  • Eric Neubauer, Representative (Canadian Council of Criminal Defence Lawyers)
  • Deputy Chief Constable Mike Serr, Co-Chair, Drug Advisory Committee (Canadian Association of Chiefs of Police)
  • Michael Spratt, Member, Lawyer, Abergel Goldstein and Partners (Criminal Lawyers' Association)
  • Tom Stamatakis, President (Canadian Police Association)
  • Mark Walters, Professor of Law, McGill University (As an Individual)
Wednesday, March 28, 2018 at 4:15 PM
  • The Honourable Jody Wilson-Raybould, P.C., M.P., Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada (Department of Justice Canada)
  • Serge Brochu, Scientific Director, University Institute on Addictions, Professor Emeritus, University of Montreal (As an Individual)
  • Benedikt Fischer, Senior Scientist, Institute for Mental Health Policy Research (Centre for Addiction and Mental Health)
  • Carole Morency, Director General and Senior General Counsel, Criminal Law Policy Section (Department of Justice Canada)
  • Rebecca Jesseman, Policy Director (Canadian Centre on Substance Use and Addiction)
Thursday, March 22, 2018 at 10:33 AM
  • Trevor Bhupsingh, Director General, Law Enforcement and Border Strategies (Public Safety Canada)
  • John Clare, Director, Policy, Legislative and Regulatory Affairs (Health Canada)
  • Eric Costen, Director General, Cannabis Legalization and Regulation Secretariat (Health Canada)
  • Chief Superintendent Dennis Daley, Director General, Criminal Operations, Community Aboriginal Policing (Royal Canadian Mounted Police)
  • Superintendent Yves Goupil, Director, Federal Policing Criminal Operations (Royal Canadian Mounted Police)
  • Rachel Huggins, Manager, Policy Development (Public Safety Canada)
  • Kimberly Lavoie, Director, Drug Policy (Public Safety Canada)
  • Paul Saint-Denis, Senior Counsel (Department of Justice Canada)
Wednesday, March 21, 2018 at 4:16 PM
  • John Clare, Director, Policy, Legislative and Regulatory Affairs (Health Canada)
  • Eric Costen, Director General, Cannabis Legalization and Regulation Secretariat (Health Canada)
  • Diane Labelle, General Counsel (Department of Justice Canada)
  • Carole Morency, Director General and Senior General Counsel, Criminal Law Policy Section (Department of Justice Canada)
  • Paul Saint-Denis, Senior Counsel (Department of Justice Canada)
Study on the implications of the potential legalization of cannabis on First Nations, Inuit and Métis communities
APPA (2018-02-13)
Examine the impact of federal and provincial laws and policies governing charities, nonprofit organizations, foundations, and other similar groups; and to examine the impact of the voluntary sector in Canada
CSSB (2018-01-30)
Monday, April 23, 2018 at 6:30 PM
  • Roxane Brazeau-Leblond, Director, Income Tax Rulings Directorate, Legislative Policy and Regulatory Affairs Branch (Canada Revenue Agency)
  • Sharmila Khare, Director, Charities Directorate, Legislative Policy and Regulatory Affairs Branch (Canada Revenue Agency)
  • Blaine Langdon, Director, Charities, Personal Income Tax Division, Tax Policy Branch (Department of Finance Canada)
  • Pierre Leblanc, Director General, Personal Income Tax Division, Tax Policy Branch (Department of Finance Canada)
  • Antonio Manconi, Director General, Charities Directorate, Legislative Policy and Regulatory Affairs Branch (Canada Revenue Agency)
Monday, April 16, 2018 at 6:30 PM
  • Peter Elson, Adjunct Assistant Professor, University of Victoria (As an Individual)
  • Rachel Laforest, Associate Professor and Director, Public Administration Program, School of Policy Studies, Queen's University (As an Individual)
  • Susan Phillips, Professor and Graduate Supervisor, Philanthropy and Non-profit Leadership, School of Public Policy and Administration, Carleton University (As an Individual)
Study on new and emerging issues for Canadian importers and exporters in North American and global markets
BANC (2018-01-30) Link to the briefs of this witness/study
Thursday, April 26, 2018 at 10:30 AM
  • Philip Cross, Senior Fellow (Macdonald-Laurier Institute)
  • Laura Dawson, Director, Canada Institute (Wilson Center)
  • Lai-King Hum, Principal/Senior Lawyer, Hum Law Firm (As an Individual)
Thursday, April 19, 2018 at 10:32 AM
  • Chris Bloomer, Chief Executive Officer (Canadian Energy Pipeline Association)
  • Steve Douglas, Vice President, Investor Relations (Suncor)
  • Tim McMillan, President and CEO (Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers)
Wednesday, April 18, 2018 at 5:17 PM
  • Charles Lammam, Director, Fiscal Studies, Fraser Institute (As an Individual)
  • Fred R. O'Riordan, National Leader, Tax Policy, Canadian Leader, Economics and Analytical Services (Ernst & Young LLP)
Thursday, February 15, 2018 at 10:30 AM
  • The Honourable Perrin Beatty, P.C., President and Chief Executive Officer (Canadian Chamber of Commerce)
  • Mike Holden, Chief Economist (Canadian Manufacturers and Exporters)
  • Brian Kingston, Vice President, Policy, International and Fiscal (Business Council of Canada)
  • Joy Nott, President and Chief Executive Officer (Canadian Association of Importers and Exporters)
Wednesday, February 14, 2018 at 4:16 PM
  • Peter Hall, Chief Economist (Export Development Canada)
  • Walid Hejazi, Associate Professor, International Business, Rotman School of Management, University of Toronto (As an Individual)
  • Jeremy Kronick, Senior Policy Analyst (C.D. Howe Institute)
  • Meredith Lilly, Associate Professor and Simon Reisman Chair in International Affairs, Norman Paterson School of International Affairs, Carleton University (As an Individual)
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Orders of Reference

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