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The subject matter of those elements contained in Division 9 of Part 6 of Bill C-74, An Act to implement certain provisions of the budget tabled in Parliament on February 27, 2018 and other measures
ARCT (2018-04-24) Link to the briefs of this witness/study
Monday, May 28, 2018 at 6:30 PM
  • Frances Abele, Professor, School of Public Policy and Administration, Carleton University (As an Individual)
  • Hilda Broomfield Letemplier, Board Member (National Indigenous Economic Development Board)
  • Adam Fiser, Principal Research Associate and Co-lead, Northern and Aboriginal Policy (Conference Board of Canada)
  • Adam Fritz, Director, Indigenous Coordination and Engagement (Employment and Social Development Canada )
  • Jean-Pierre Gauthier, Director General, Indigenous Programming Directorate (Employment and Social Development Canada )
Monday, May 7, 2018 at 6:56 PM
  • Patrick Barthold, Director, Northern Affairs, Northern Governance Branch, Northern Governance and Partnerships Directorate (Department of Crown-Indigenous Relations and Northern Affairs Canada)
  • Daniel Pagowski, Legal Counsel, Legal Services, Negotiations and Northern Affairs (Department of Crown-Indigenous Relations and Northern Affairs Canada)
  • Robert McLean, Director General, Assessment and Regulatory Affairs, Canadian Wildlife Service (Environment and Climate Change Canada)
  • Mary-Jane Roberts, Director, SARA Management and Regulatory Affairs, Canadian Wildlife Service (Environment and Climate Change Canada)
  • David J. Scott, President and Chief Executive Officer (Polar Knowledge Canada)
  • Wayne Walsh, Director General, Northern Affairs, Northern Strategic Policy Branch (Department of Crown-Indigenous Relations and Northern Affairs Canada)
The subject matter of those elements contained in Divisions 2, 4, 5, 6, 7, 12, 16 and 19 of Part 6 of Bill C-74, An Act to implement certain provisions of the budget tabled in Parliament on February 27, 2018 and other measures
BANC (2018-04-24) Link to the briefs of this witness/study
Tuesday, May 29, 2018 at 2:31 PM
Thursday, May 24, 2018 at 10:30 AM
  • Chris Bradley, Associate General Counsel, Canadian Personal and Commercial Banking (Bank of Montreal (BMO))
  • Dave Bruyea, Senior Vice President and Chief Information Security Officer (Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce (CIBC))
  • Mike Henry, Chief Data Officer (Scotiabank)
  • Holly Shonaman, Chief Privacy Officer (Royal Bank of Canada)
  • Jane Stubbington, Vice President, Compliance and Global Chief Privacy Officer (TD Bank Group)
Wednesday, May 23, 2018 at 4:12 PM
  • Scott Hendry, Senior Special Director, Financial Technology, Funds Management and Banking Department (Bank of Canada)
  • Grahame Johnson, Managing Director, Funds Management and Banking Department (Bank of Canada)
Tuesday, May 22, 2018 at 2:29 PM
  • Barbara Bucknell, Director, Policy, Research and Parliamentary Affairs (Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada)
  • Daniel Therrien, Privacy Commissioner (Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada)
Thursday, May 10, 2018 at 10:30 AM
  • Julien Brazeau, Senior Director, Financial Services Innovation, Financial Sector Policy Branch (Department of Finance Canada)
  • Galen Countryman, Director General, Federal-Provincial Relations Division (Department of Finance Canada)
  • Manuel Dussault, Senior Director, Framework Policy, Financial Sector Policy Branch (Department of Finance Canada)
  • Marianna Giordano, Director, CPP Policy and Legislation (Employment and Social Development Canada)
  • Danielle Héroux, Director, CPP/EI Rulings Division (Canada Revenue Agency)
  • Scott Jones, Deputy Chief, IT Security (Communications Security Establishment)
  • Colleen Merchant, Director General, National Cyber Security Directorate (Public Safety Canada)
  • Pankaj Sehgal, Assistant Deputy Minister, Cyber and IT Security (Shared Services Canada)
  • Saskia Tolsma, Senior Economist, Sectoral Policy Analysis, Economic Development and Corporate Finance (Department of Finance Canada)
  • Jeremy Weil, Senior Project Leader, Financial Sector Policy Branch (Department of Finance Canada)
Wednesday, May 9, 2018 at 3:33 PM
  • Yuki Bourdeau, Senior Advisor, Financial Sector Policy Branch (Department of Finance Canada)
  • Julien Brazeau, Senior Director, Financial Services Innovation, Financial Sector Policy Branch (Department of Finance Canada)
  • Justin Brown, Director, Financial Stability, Financial Sector Policy Branch (Department of Finance Canada)
  • Nikil Chande, Director, Financial Stability Department (Bank of Canada)
  • Manuel Dussault, Senior Director, Framework Policy, Financial Sector Policy Branch (Department of Finance Canada)
  • Toni Gravelle, Managing Director, Financial Markets Department (Bank of Canada)
  • Marie-Josée Lambert, Director, Crown Corporation and Currency, Financial Sector Policy Branch (Department of Finance Canada)
  • Nick Marion, Director, Reserves Management, Financial Sector Policy Branch (Department of Finance Canada)
  • John Rossi, Policy and Research Advisor (Canada Deposit Insurance Corporation)
  • Eleanor Ryan, Director General, Financial Institutions Division, Financial Sector Policy Branch (Department of Finance Canada)
  • Saskia Tolsma, Senior Economist, Sectoral Policy Analysis, Economic Development and Corporate Finance (Department of Finance Canada)
  • Richard Wall, Managing Director, Currency Department (Bank of Canada)
  • Jeremy Weil, Senior Project Leader, Financial Sector Policy Branch (Department of Finance Canada)
Thursday, May 3, 2018 at 10:32 AM
  • Christine Duhaime, Founder and Lawyer, Duhaime Law (Digital Finance Institute)
  • Normand Lafrenière, President (Canadian Association of Mutual Insurance Companies)
  • Marina Mandal, Assistant General Counsel (Canadian Bankers Association)
  • Steve Masnyk, Principal (SkyBridge Strategies)
  • Angelina Mason, General Counsel and Vice President (Canadian Bankers Association)
  • Athana Mentzelopoulos, Vice President, Government Relations (Canadian Credit Union Association)
  • Marc-André Pigeon, Assistant Vice President, Financial Sector Policy (Canadian Credit Union Association)
The subject matter of those elements contained in Part 4 of Bill C-74, An Act to implement certain provisions of the budget tabled in Parliament on February 27, 2018 and other measures
SECD (2018-04-24) Link to the briefs of this witness/study
Wednesday, May 30, 2018 at 12:00 PM
  • Brenda Lucki, Commissioner (Royal Canadian Mounted Police)
Monday, May 28, 2018 at 1:02 PM
  • Col. David Antonyshyn, Deputy Judge Advocate General, Military Justice (Department of National Defence and the Canadian Armed Forces)
  • Rear-Admiral Jennifer Bennett, Director General, Canadian Armed Forces Strategic Response Team on Sexual Misconduct (National Defence and the Canadian Armed Forces)
  • The Honourable Marie Deschamps, C.C. (As an Individual)
  • Sanela Dursun, Director, Research Personnel and Family Support (Department of National Defence and the Canadian Armed Forces)
  • Marie-Claude Gagnon, Founder (It's Just 700)
Monday, May 7, 2018 at 1:06 PM
  • Faith McIntyre, Director General, Policy and Research Division, Strategic Policy and Commemoration (Veterans Affairs Canada)
  • Brian McKenna, Director (Equitas Society)
The subject matter of those elements contained in Part 5 of Bill C-74, An Act to implement certain provisions of the budget tabled in Parliament on February 27, 2018 and other measures
ENEV (2018-04-24) Link to the briefs of this witness/study
Thursday, May 31, 2018 at 8:01 AM
Tuesday, May 29, 2018 at 5:07 PM
Thursday, May 24, 2018 at 8:00 AM
  • Bruce Burrows, President (Chamber of Marine Commerce)
  • Stephen Hazell, Director of Conservation and General Counsel (Nature Canada)
  • Sidney Ribaux, Co-founder and General Manager (Équiterre)
  • Rajinder Sahota, Assistant Division Chief (California Air Resources Board)
Tuesday, May 22, 2018 at 5:21 PM
  • The Honourable Catherine McKenna, P.C., M.P., Minister of Environment and Climate Change (Environment and Climate Change Canada)
  • Stephen Lucas, Deputy Minister (Environment and Climate Change Canada)
Thursday, May 10, 2018 at 8:01 AM
  • Dale Beugin, Executive Director (Canada's Ecofiscal Commission)
  • Nathalie Chalifour, Associate Professor, Faculty of Law, Common Law Section, University of Ottawa (As an Individual)
  • Martha Hall Findlay, President and Chief Executive Officer (Canada West Foundation)
Tuesday, May 8, 2018 at 5:08 PM
  • Massimo Bergamini, President and Chief Executive Officer (National Airlines Council of Canada)
  • Jonathan Blackham, Director, Policy and Public Affairs (Canadian Trucking Alliance)
  • Jacques Fauteux, Director, Government and Community Relations (VIA Rail Canada)
  • Michael Gullo, Director, Policy, Economic and Environmental Affairs (Railway Association of Canada)
  • Pierre Le Fèvre, Senior Advisor to the President and Chief Executive Officer (VIA Rail Canada)
  • Bruno Riendeau, Director, Safety and Sustainable Development (VIA Rail Canada)
  • Geoffrey Tauvette, Co-Chair, Environment Committee and Director, Fuel and Environment, WestJet (National Airlines Council of Canada)
Thursday, May 3, 2018 at 7:59 AM
  • Adam Auer, Vice President, Environment and Sustainability (Cement Association of Canada)
  • Isabelle Des Chênes, Executive Vice President (Chemistry Industry Association of Canada)
  • Jim Grey, Chair (Renewable Industries Canada)
  • Andrea Kent, Board Member (Renewable Industries Canada)
  • Allan MacEwen, President, MacEwen Petroleum Incorporated (Canadian Independent Petroleum Marketers Association)
  • Jennifer Stewart, President and Chief Executive Officer (Canadian Independent Petroleum Marketers Association)
  • Shannon Watt, Director, Environment and Health Policy (Chemistry Industry Association of Canada)
Tuesday, May 1, 2018 at 5:37 PM
  • Peter Boag, President and Chief Executive Officer (Canadian Fuels Association)
  • Gervais Coulombe, Director, Sales Tax Division, Tax Policy Branch (Department of Finance Canada)
  • Philippe Giguère, Manager, Legislative Policy (Environment and Climate Change Canada)
  • Pierre Mercille, Director General (Legislation), Sales Tax Division, Tax Policy Branch (Department of Finance Canada)
  • John Moffet, Associate Assistant Deputy Minister, Environmental Protection Branch (Environment and Climate Change Canada)
  • Lisa Stilborn, Vice President, Ontario Division (Canadian Fuels Association)
  • David Turner, Tax Policy Analyst, Sales Tax Division, Tax Policy Branch (Department of Finance Canada)
The subject matter of those elements contained in Part 5, insofar as that Part relates to farming of Bill C-74, An Act to implement certain provisions of the budget tabled in Parliament on February 27, 2018 and other measures
AGFO (2018-04-24) Link to the briefs of this witness/study
Tuesday, May 29, 2018 at 6:02 PM
Tuesday, May 22, 2018 at 5:40 PM
  • Dale Beugin, Executive Director (Canada's Ecofiscal Commission)
  • Karen Clark, On-Farm Program Manager and Sustainability Advisor (Dairy Farmers of Canada)
  • Paul Connors, Executive Director (Newfoundland and Labrador Federation of Agriculture)
  • Paul Doyon, 2nd Vice President General, General Management (Union des producteurs agricoles (UPA))
  • Lynn Jacobson, President (Alberta Federation of Agriculture)
  • Ron Maynard, Member of Board of Directors (Dairy Farmers of Canada)
  • Laure Vinsant Le Lous, Economic and Trade Coordinator, Agricultural Research and Policy Department (Union des producteurs agricoles (UPA))
  • Mervin Wiseman, President (Newfoundland and Labrador Federation of Agriculture)
Thursday, May 10, 2018 at 8:01 AM
  • Josée Albert, Chief Executive Officer (Agricultural Alliance of New Brunswick)
  • David Mol, President (Prince Edward Island Federation of Agriculture)
  • Julie Paillat, National Coordinator, Greenhouse Vegetable Industry (Canadian Horticultural Council)
  • Dwayne Perry, 2nd Vice-President (Agricultural Alliance of New Brunswick)
  • Jan VanderHout, Board Member and Greenhouse Vegetable Grower (Canadian Horticultural Council)
  • Mark Wales, Energy, Environment and Climate Change Working Group Member and Field Vegetable Grower (Canadian Horticultural Council)
Tuesday, May 8, 2018 at 6:05 PM
  • Todd Lewis, President (Agricultural Producers Association of Saskatchewan)
  • Maxine Maclean, Policy and Communications Coordinator (Nova Scotia Federation of Agriculture)
  • Dan Mazier, President (Keystone Agricultural Producers of Manitoba)
  • Chris van den Heuvel, Canadian Federation of Agriculture Director and Past President (Nova Scotia Federation of Agriculture)
Thursday, May 3, 2018 at 8:02 AM
  • Ron Bonnett, President (Canadian Federation of Agriculture)
  • Myles Frosst, Consultant (Canadian Federation of Agriculture)
  • Peter Mulherin, Chairperson (Canadian Food Exporters Association)
  • Susan Powell, President and CEO (Canadian Food Exporters Association)
  • Teresa Schoonings, Member of Board of Directors (Food and Beverage Canada)
Tuesday, May 1, 2018 at 6:32 PM
  • Gervais Coulombe, Director, Sales Tax Division, Tax Policy Branch (Department of Finance Canada)
  • Philippe Giguère, Manager, Legislative Policy (Environment and Climate Change Canada)
  • Pierre Mercille, Director General (Legislation), Sales Tax Division, Tax Policy Branch (Department of Finance Canada)
  • John Moffet, Associate Assistant Deputy Minister, Environmental Protection Branch (Environment and Climate Change Canada)
  • Tom Rosser, Assistant Deputy Minister, Strategic Policy Branch (Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada)
  • David Turner, Tax Policy Analyst, Sales Tax Division, Tax Policy Branch (Department of Finance Canada)
Main Estimates for the fiscal year ending March 31, 2019
NFFN (2018-04-18) Link to the briefs of this witness/study
Wednesday, June 13, 2018 at 6:45 PM
Thursday, June 7, 2018 at 12:15 PM
  • The Honourable Scott Brison, P.C., M.P., President of the Treasury Board (Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat)
  • Renée LaFontaine, Chief Financial Officer and Assistant Secretary, Corporate Services Sector (Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat)
  • Marcia Santiago, Executive Director, Expenditure Management Sector (Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat)
Wednesday, June 6, 2018 at 3:30 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)
  • Jason Jacques, Senior Director, Costing and Budgetary Analysis (Office of the Parliamentary Budget Officer)
Wednesday, May 30, 2018 at 6:45 PM
  • Patrick Finn, Assistant Deputy Minister, Materiel (National Defence and the Canadian Armed Forces)
  • Vice-Admiral Darren Hawco, Acting Vice Chief of the Defence Staff (National Defence and the Canadian Armed Forces)
  • Claude Rochette, Assistant Deputy Minister (Finance) and Chief Financial Officer (National Defence and the Canadian Armed Forces)
  • Elizabeth Van Allen, Assistant Deputy Minister (Infrastructure and Environment) (National Defence and the Canadian Armed Forces)
Tuesday, May 29, 2018 at 1:30 PM
  • Karen Cahill, Director General, Financial Planning and Resource Management (Transport Canada)
  • Lori MacDonald, Assistant Deputy Minister, Safety and Security (Transport Canada)
  • Faith McIntyre, Director General, Policy and Research Division, Strategic Policy and Commemoration (Veterans Affairs Canada)
  • Pierre-Marc Mongeau, Assistant Deputy Minister, Programs (Transport Canada)
  • Maureen Sinnott, Director General, Finance and Deputy Chief Financial Officer, Chief Financial Officer and Corporate Services (Veterans Affairs Canada)
  • Sherry Spence, Director, Financial Operations, Chief Financial Officer and Corporate Services (Veterans Affairs Canada)
Tuesday, May 29, 2018 at 9:31 AM
  • Matt Jones, Assistant Deputy Minister, Pan-Canadian Framework Implementation Office (Environment and Climate Change Canada)
  • Dr. Tom Kovesi, Pediatric Respirologist, Professor of Pediatrics, Children's Hospital of Eastern Ontario and the University of Ottawa (As an Individual)
  • Judy Meltzer, Director General, Carbon Pricing Bureau (Environment and Climate Change Canada)
  • J. David Miller, Professor, Department of Chemistry, Carleton University (As an Individual)
  • Carol Najm, Assistant Deputy Minister, Corporate Services and Finance Branch (Environment and Climate Change Canada)
  • Dr. Yoko Schreiber, Infectious Disease Specialist, Ottawa Hospital (As an Individual)
Tuesday, May 22, 2018 at 1:32 PM
  • Catherine Blanchard, Director General, Planning and Resource Management, Chief Finances, Results and Delivery Officer Sector (Indigenous Services Canada and Crown-Indigenous Relations and Northern Affairs Canada)
  • David D'Amour, Director, Housing Finance (Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation)
  • Kathleen Devenny, Vice-President, Financial Planning and Analysis (Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation)
  • Brenda Lucki, Commissioner (Royal Canadian Mounted Police)
  • Denise Nesrallah, Acting Chief Financial and Administrative Officer (Royal Canadian Mounted Police)
  • Mark Perlman, Chief Financial Officer, Chief Financial Officer Branch (Employment and Social Development Canada)
  • Debbie Stewart, Vice-President, Affordable Housing, Client Solutions Management (Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation)
  • Paul Thoppil, Chief Financial Officer, Results and Delivery Officer (Indigenous Services Canada and Crown-Indigenous Relations and Northern Affairs Canada)
  • Stephen White, Assistant Commissioner and Acting Chief Human Resources Officer (Royal Canadian Mounted Police)
  • Jason Won, Deputy Chief Financial Officer, Chief Financial Officer Branch (Employment and Social Development Canada)
Tuesday, May 22, 2018 at 9:31 AM
  • Graham Barr, Acting Senior Assistant Deputy Minister, Strategy Branch (Shared Services Canada)
  • Shereen Benzvy Miller, Deputy Chairperson, Refugee Protection Division (Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada)
  • Jacques Cloutier, Vice-President, Operations Branch (Canada Border Services Agency)
  • Louis Dumas, Director General, Domestic Network, Operations (Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada)
  • Samantha Hazen, Director General and Deputy Chief Financial Officer, Corporate Services (Shared Services Canada)
  • Marc Lemieux, Assistant Deputy Minister, Pay Administration (Public Services and Procurement Canada)
  • Daniel Mills, Assistant Deputy Minister, Chief Financial Officer, Finance (Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada)
  • Jonathan Moor, Vice-President, Chief Financial Officer, Comptrollership Branch (Canada Border Services Agency)
  • Marty Muldoon, Chief Financial Officer, Finance and Administration (Public Services and Procurement Canada)
  • Kevin Radford, Assistant Deputy Minister, Real Property (Public Services and Procurement Canada)
  • Paula Thompson, Assistant Deputy Chairperson, Refugee Appeal Division (Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada)
The expenditures set out in Library of Parliament Vote 1 of the Main Estimates for the fiscal year ending March 31, 2019
BILI (2018-04-18)
Thursday, May 3, 2018 at 12:01 PM
  • Sonia Bebbington, Director General, Information and Document Resource Service (Library of Parliament)
  • Sonia L'Heureux, Parliamentary Librarian (Library of Parliament)
  • Catherine MacLeod, Assistant Parliamentary Librarian (Library of Parliament)
  • Lynn Potter, Chief Financial Officer and Director General, Business Support Services (Library of Parliament)
Bill S-240, An Act to amend the Criminal Code and the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act (trafficking in human organs)
RIDR (2018-04-17)
Wednesday, June 6, 2018 at 11:30 AM
  • The Honourable Bob Rae, P.C., C.C., O.Ont., Q.C., Special Envoy of the Prime Minister to Myanmar (As an Individual)
Wednesday, May 23, 2018 at 11:31 AM
  • The Honourable Senator Salma Ataullahjan, Senator, sponsor of the bill
  • Aimée Comrie, Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice Officer, Human Trafficking and Migrant Smuggling Section (United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime )
  • Dr. Jagbir Gill, Director; Associate Professor of Medicine, University of British Columbia; Transplant Nephrologist, St. Paul's Hospital (Canadian Society of Transplantation)
  • The Honourable David Kilgour, P.C. (International Coalition to end Transplant Abuse in China)
  • Dominic Lamb, Certified Specialist in Criminal Law, Edelson & Friedman LLP (Criminal Lawyers Association)
  • David Matas, Lawyer (As an Individual)
Bill C-66, An Act to establish a procedure for expunging certain historically unjust convictions and to make related amendments to other Acts
RIDR (2018-03-27) Link to the briefs of this witness/study
Wednesday, May 2, 2018 at 11:48 AM
Wednesday, April 25, 2018 at 11:59 AM
  • The Honourable Ralph Goodale, P.C., M.P., Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness (Public Safety Canada)
  • Daryl Churney, Executive Director General, Record Suspension and Clemency (Parole Board of Canada)
  • Angela Connidis, Director General, Crime Prevention, Corrections and Criminal Justice Directorate (Public Safety Canada)
  • Serge Côté, Chief Superintendent, Director General, Canadian Criminal Real Time Identification Services, Specialized Policing Services (Royal Canadian Mounted Police)
  • Shawn Scromeda, Senior Counsel, Public Safety, Defense and Immigration Portfolio, Public Safety Legal Services, Public Safety Legal Services (Department of Justice Canada)
  • Kathy Thompson, Assistant Deputy Minister, Community Safety and Countering Crime Branch (Public Safety Canada)
Wednesday, April 18, 2018 at 11:33 AM
  • Maya Borooah, Defence Counsel, Henein Hutchison (Criminal Lawyers Association)
  • Angela Chaisson, Defence Counsel, Chaisson Law (Criminal Lawyers Association)
  • Ross Higgins, Member, Board of Governors and Head of Collections (Quebec Gay Archives)
  • Tom Hooper, Contract Faculty, Department of History, York University (As an Individual)
  • Gary Kinsman, Professor Emeritus, Sociology, Laurentian University (As an Individual)
  • James Lockyer, Senior Counsel, Innocence Canada (As an Individual)
  • Jacques Prince, President, Board of Governors (Quebec Gay Archives)
  • Ronald Rosenes, C.M., Community Health Advocate and Board Chair, Canadian HIV/AIDS Legal Network (As an Individual)
  • Martine Roy, Member (Just Society Committee)
Develop and propose amendments to the Rules of the Senate to establish the Standing Committee on Audit and Oversight
RPRD (2018-03-27)
Tuesday, April 17, 2018 at 9:33 AM
  • The Honourable Senator David M. Wells
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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.