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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 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
Thursday, May 3, 2018 at 10:41 AM
Wednesday, May 2, 2018 at 4:17 PM
Tuesday, May 1, 2018 at 4:18 PM
  • The Honourable Chrystia Freeland, P.C., M.P., Minister of Foreign Affairs (Global Affairs Canada)
  • Martin Benjamin, Acting Assistant Deputy Minister for the Americas (Global Affairs Canada)
  • Mark Gwozdecky, Assistant Deputy Minister, International Security and Political Affairs (Global Affairs Canada)
  • Alan Kessel, Assistant Deputy Minister, Legal Affairs and Legal Adviser (Global Affairs Canada)
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 4:15 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)
  • 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 6:46 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, Aboriginal Law Centre
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, Aboriginal Law Centre (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
Tuesday, May 1, 2018 at 2:34 PM
Thursday, April 26, 2018 at 10:32 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)
  • 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)
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, National Criminal Operations, Contract and 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) Link to the briefs of this witness/study
Monday, June 18, 2018 at 4:10 PM
Monday, June 11, 2018 at 4:04 PM
  • Karen Hall, Director General, Social Policy, Strategic and Service Policy Branch (Employment and Social Development Canada)
  • Amy Jarrette, Acting Assistant Commissioner, Communications and Engagement (Correctional Service Canada)
  • Blair McMurren, Director, Social Innovation, Income Security and Social Development Branch (Employment and Social Development Canada)
  • Dave Metcalfe, Director General, International Assistance Operations (Global Affairs Canada)
  • Patrice Miron, Director, Citizen Engagement (Correctional Service Canada)
  • Heather Sheehy, Associate Assistant Deputy Minister, Strategic and Service Policy Branch (Employment and Social Development Canada)
  • Joshua Tabah, Director General, Inclusive Growth and Governance and Innovation (Global Affairs Canada)
  • Michel Tremblay, Senior Vice President, Policy and Research (Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation)
Monday, June 4, 2018 at 4:00 PM
  • Debra Basil, Professor, Marketing, University of Lethbridge (As an Individual)
  • Brent Bauer, Director, Canada Service Corps (Service Canada)
  • Pamela Best, Assistant Director, Social and Aboriginal Statistics Division (Statistics Canada)
  • Alan Bulley, Director General, Labour Market and Social Development Program Operations (Service Canada)
  • Patric Fournier-Savard, Survey Manager and Analyst, Social and Aboriginal Statistics Division (Statistics Canada)
  • Femida Handy, Professor, University of Pennsylvania (As an Individual)
  • Paula Speevak, President and CEO (Volunteer Canada)
Monday, May 28, 2018 at 6:35 PM
  • Pamela Best, Assistant Director, Social and Aboriginal Statistics Division (Statistics Canada)
  • Patric Fournier-Savard, Survey Manager and Analyst, Social and Aboriginal Statistics Division (Statistics Canada)
  • Shachi Kurl, Executive Director (Angus Reid Institute)
  • Laura Lamb, Associate Professor, School of Business and Economics, Thompson Rivers University (As an Individual)
  • Kayla Smith, Student, Faculty of Law, University of Windsor (As an Individual)
  • Martin Turcotte, Senior Analyst, Social and Aboriginal Statistics Division (Statistics Canada)
Monday, May 7, 2018 at 6:35 PM
  • Brian Emmett, Chief Economist for Canada’s Charitable and Nonprofit Sector (Imagine Canada)
  • Matthew MacDonald, Assistant Director, National Economic Accounts Division (Statistics Canada)
  • Catherine Van Rompaey, Director, National Economic Accounts Division (Statistics Canada)
Monday, April 30, 2018 at 6:34 PM
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, June 14, 2018 at 10:29 AM
  • Wayne Garnons-Williams, Chair (International Inter-Tribal Trade and Investment Organization)
  • Sara P. Sandford, Principal (Garvey Schubert Barer, P.C.)
Thursday, May 31, 2018 at 10:33 AM
  • Dale Beugin, Executive Director (Canada's Ecofiscal Commission)
  • Lisa Stilborn, Vice President, Ontario Division (Canadian Fuels Association)
Thursday, April 26, 2018 at 10:33 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)
Bill C-46, An Act to amend the Criminal Code (offences relating to conveyances) and to make consequential amendments to other Acts
LCJC (2017-12-14) Link to the briefs of this witness/study
Wednesday, May 23, 2018 at 3:18 PM
  • Mr. Don Stuart, Professor, Faculty of Law, Queen's University (As an Individual)
  • Joanne Wells, Counsel, Criminal Law Policy Section (Department of Justice Canada)
  • Greg Yost, Counsel, Criminal Law Policy Section (Department of Justice Canada)
Thursday, May 10, 2018 at 10:31 AM
  • Trevor Bhupsingh, Director General, Law Enforcement and Border Strategies (Public Safety Canada)
  • Rachel Huggins, Manager, Policy Development (Public Safety Canada)
  • Carole Morency, Director General and Senior General Counsel, Criminal Law Policy Section (Department of Justice Canada)
  • Greg Yost, Counsel, Criminal Law Policy Section (Department of Justice Canada)
Wednesday, May 9, 2018 at 4:17 PM
  • Lennard Busch, Vice President West and Chief of Police of the File Hills First Nations Police Service (First Nations Chiefs of Police Association)
  • Ian Jack, Managing Director, Communications and Government Relations (Canadian Automobile Association)
  • Marc Paris, Executive Director (Drug Free Kids Canada)
  • Hubert Sacy, Director General (Éduc'alcool)
Thursday, May 3, 2018 at 10:34 AM
  • Kathleen Fox, Chair (Transportation Safety Board of Canada)
  • Gary G. Kay, President, Associate Professor of Neurology, Georgetown University School of Medicine (Cognitive Research Corporation)
  • Jean L. Laporte, Chief Operating Officer (Transportation Safety Board of Canada)
  • Wade Oldford, Chief Superintendent and Director General, National Forensic Laboratory Services (Royal Canadian Mounted Police)
  • Gillian Sayer, Toxicology Scientific Officer (Royal Canadian Mounted Police)
  • Graham Wood, Chief Research and Development Officer (Altasciences Clinical Research)
Wednesday, May 2, 2018 at 4:15 PM
  • Serge Buy, Chief Executive Officer (Canadian Ferry Association)
  • Gérald Gauthier, Acting President (Railway Association of Canada)
  • Derrick Hynes, Executive Director (Federally Regulated Employers Transportation and Communications)
  • Brian Leck, Head of Legal and General Counsel (Toronto Transit Commission)
  • Nathalie Léveillé, Coordinator, Legal Affairs and Compliance (Association du camionnage du Québec)
  • Megan MacRae, Executive Director, Human Resources (Toronto Transit Commission)
  • Simon-Pierre Paquette, Legal Counsel, Canadian National Railway (Railway Association of Canada)
Thursday, March 1, 2018 at 10:34 AM
  • Sheri Arsenault (As an Individual)
  • Markitas Kaulius, Founder and President (Families for Justice)
  • Sarah E. Leamon, Criminal Defence Lawyer, Acumen Law Corporation (As an Individual)
  • Kyla Lee, Lawyer, Acumen Law Corporation (As an Individual)
  • Andrew Murie, Chief Executive Officer (Mothers Against Drunk Driving Canada)
  • Grace G. Pesa (As an Individual)
Wednesday, February 28, 2018 at 4:25 PM
  • Howard Bebbington, Chair, Policy Review Committee (Canadian Criminal Justice Association)
  • François Boillat-Madfouny, Member of the CCJA Policy Review Committee (Canadian Criminal Justice Association)
  • Adam Steven Boni, Representative (Canadian Council of Criminal Defence Lawyers)
  • Michael Bryant, Executive Director and General Counsel (Canadian Civil Liberties Association)
  • Josephine A. de Whytell, Barrister and Solicitor (Indigenous Bar Association)
  • Michael Edelson, Member and Lawyer, Edelson and Friedman LLP (Criminal Lawyers Association)
  • Jonathan Leebosh, Member, Immigration Law Section (Canadian Bar Association)
  • James Palangio, Crown Counsel (Canadian Association of Crown Counsel)
  • Kathryn Pentz, Q.C., Secretary, Criminal Justice Section (Canadian Bar Association)
  • Jonathan Rudin, Program Director (Aboriginal Legal Services)
  • Leo Russomanno, Ottawa Director and Lawyer, Russomanno Criminal Law (Criminal Lawyers Association)
Thursday, February 15, 2018 at 10:34 AM
  • Chuck Cox, Chief Superintendent and Co-Chair of the CACP Traffic Committee (Canadian Association of Chiefs of Police)
  • Laurie Fenton, Project Manager Traffic Stop Race Based Data Collection (Ottawa Police Service)
  • Lt. Jean-François Grégoire, Shift Supervisor (Gatineau Police)
  • Chief Mario Harel, President (Canadian Association of Chiefs of Police)
  • Lara Malashenko, Legal Counsel, Ottawa Police Services, CACP Law Amendments Committee (Canadian Association of Chiefs of Police)
  • Chris Rheaume, Superintendent Support Services (Ottawa Police Service)
  • Tom Stamatakis, President (Canadian Police Association)
Wednesday, February 14, 2018 at 4:15 PM
  • Trevor Bhupsingh, Director General, Law Enforcement and Border Strategies (Public Safety Canada)
  • Byron Boucher, Assistant Commissioner Contract and Aboriginal Policing (Royal Canadian Mounted Police)
  • Rachel Huggins, Manager, Policy Development (Public Safety Canada)
  • Daryl Mayers, Chair, Alcohol Test Committee (Canadian Society of Forensic Sciences)
  • Wade Oldford, Chief Superintendent and Director General, National Forensic Laboratory Services (Royal Canadian Mounted Police)
  • Amy Peaire, Chair, Drugs and Driving Committee (Canadian Society of Forensic Sciences)
  • D'Arcy Smith, Special Advisor, Drug Evaluation and Classification Program (Royal Canadian Mounted Police)
Thursday, February 8, 2018 at 10:31 AM
  • Kathy Aucoin, Chief, Canadian Centre for Justice Statistics (Statistics Canada)
  • Yvan Clermont, Director, Canadian Centre for Justice Statistics (Statistics Canada)
Wednesday, February 7, 2018 at 4:15 PM
  • François A. Daigle, Associate Deputy Minister (Department of Justice Canada)
  • Carole Morency, Director General and Senior General Counsel, Criminal Law Policy Section, Policy Sector (Department of Justice Canada)
  • Greg Yost, Counsel, Criminal Law Policy Section (Department of Justice Canada)
Thursday, February 1, 2018 at 10:30 AM
  • The Honourable Ralph Goodale, P.C., M.P., Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness (Public Safety Canada)
  • Kevin Brosseau, Acting Commissioner (Royal Canadian Mounted Police)
  • Rachel Huggins, Manager, Policy and Development, Serious and Organized Crime Strategies Division, Community Safety and Countering Crime Branch (Public Safety Canada)
  • Kathy Thompson, Assistant Deputy Minister, Community Safety and Countering Crime Branch (Public Safety Canada)
  • Greg Yost, Counsel, Criminal Law Policy Section (Department of Justice Canada)
Wednesday, January 31, 2018 at 4:17 PM
  • Bill Blair, M.P., Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada and to the Minister of Health
  • The Honourable Jody Wilson-Raybould, P.C., M.P., Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada (Department of Justice Canada)
  • François A. Daigle, Associate Deputy Minister (Department of Justice Canada)
  • Carole Morency, Director General and Senior General Counsel, Criminal Law Policy Section, Policy Sector (Department of Justice Canada)
  • Greg Yost, Counsel, Criminal Law Policy Section (Department of Justice Canada)
Examine and report on issues relating to social affairs, science and technology generally
SOCI (2017-12-14) Link to the briefs of this witness/study
Thursday, June 14, 2018 at 10:31 AM
Thursday, June 7, 2018 at 10:32 AM
Thursday, May 3, 2018 at 10:31 AM
  • Dr. Jay Butler, Chief Medical Officer (Alaska Department of Health and Social Services)
  • Dr. Manuel Cardoso, Deputy Director-General, General Directorate for Intervention on Addictive Behaviours and Dependencies (Serviço de Intervenção nos Comportamentos Aditivos e nas Dependências (SICAD - Portugal))
  • Dr. Kenneth Finn, Pain Medicine Physician (Springs Rehabilitation)
  • Rick Garza, Director (Washington State Liquor and Cannabis Board)
  • Ana Sofia Santos, Head, International Relations Division (Serviço de Intervenção nos Comportamentos Aditivos e nas Dependências (SICAD - Portugal))
Thursday, March 22, 2018 at 10:32 AM
  • Mary Ballantyne, Chief Executive Officer (Ontario Association of Children's Aid Societies)
  • Caroline Fortin, President and Provincial Coordinator (Mouvement Retrouvailles)
  • Reverend Dan Hayward, Representative (United Church of Canada)
  • Diane Poitras, adopted person, Member, Mouvement Retrouvailles (As an Individual)
Wednesday, March 21, 2018 at 4:19 PM
  • Daryl Higgins, Professor, Director, Institute of Child Protection Studies, Australian Catholic University (As an Individual)
  • Senator Rachel Siewert, Chair, Community Affairs Reference Committee for the Forced Adoption Inquiry, Senate of Australia
  • Veronica Strong-Boag, Historian and Historical Consultant, Professor Emerita, University of British Columbia (As an Individual)
Tuesday, March 20, 2018 at 7:01 PM
  • Valerie Andrews, Executive Director (Origins Canada)
  • Monica Byrne, Director and mother (Parent Finders)
  • Sandra Jarvie, Mother (Origins Canada)
  • Eugenia Powell, Mother (Origins Canada)
  • Wendy Rowney, President (Adoption, Support, Kinship (ASK))
Wednesday, February 28, 2018 at 4:29 PM
  • Louise Bradley, President and Chief Executive Officer (Mental Health Commission of Canada)
  • Heather Ennis, Manager of Communications (The Ontario Centre of Excellence for Child and Youth Mental Health)
  • Stephanie Priest, Executive Director, Mental Health and Wellbeing Division (Public Health Agency of Canada)
  • Nancy Reynolds, Chair, Child and Youth Advisory Committee (Mental Health Commission of Canada)
  • Purnima Sundar, Director, Knowledge Mobilization (The Ontario Centre of Excellence for Child and Youth Mental Health)
Thursday, February 15, 2018 at 10:30 AM
  • Derek Ballantyne, Managing Partner (New Market Funds)
  • Christine Bergeron, Executive Lead, Member Experience and Community Engagement (Vancity)
  • Jane Bisbee, Executive Director (Social Enterprise Fund)
  • Duncan Farthing-Nichol, Manager, Research and Advisory (MaRS Centre for Impact Investing)
  • Hilary Pearson, President (Philanthropic Foundations Canada)
Wednesday, February 14, 2018 at 4:18 PM
  • Rosemary Addis, Chair and Executive Director, Impact Strategist (Australian Advisory Board on Impact Investing)
  • Marie J. Bouchard, full professor, Université du Québec à Montréal (As an Individual)
  • Antony Bugg-Levine, President (Nonprofit Finance Fund)
  • Stephen Huddart, President and Chief Executive Officer (The McConnell Foundation)
  • James Tansey, Executive Director (Centre for Social Innovation and Impact Investing)
Thursday, February 8, 2018 at 10:30 AM
  • The Honourable Diane Lebouthillier, P.C., M.P., Minister of National Revenue (Canada Revenue Agency)
  • Nancy Chahwan, Deputy Commissioner (Canada Revenue Agency)
  • Pierre Leblanc, Director General, Personal Income Tax Division, Tax Policy Branch (Department of Finance Canada)
  • Lesley Taylor, Director, Social Tax Policy (Department of Finance Canada)
  • Frank Vermaeten, Assistant Commissioner and co-chair of the Disability Advisory Committee (Canada Revenue Agency)
  • Krista Wilcox, Director General, Office for Disability Issues (Employment and Social Development Canada )
Wednesday, February 7, 2018 at 4:20 PM
  • Al Etmanski, Ashoka Fellow, Community Organizer and Social Innovator (As an Individual)
  • Brendon Pooran, Senior Advisor (Canadian Association for Community Living)
  • David Prowten, President and Chief Executive Officer (Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation)
  • Patrick Tohill, Director of Government Relations (Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation)
Thursday, February 1, 2018 at 10:30 AM
  • Lembi Buchanan, Past Co-chair (Disability Tax Fairness Alliance)
  • Dermot Cleary, Board Chair (Autism Canada)
  • Dr. Karen Cohen, Chief Executive Officer (Canadian Psychological Association)
  • Benjamin Davis, National Vice-President, Government Relations and President, Atlantic Division (Multiple Sclerosis Society of Canada)
  • Kimberley Hanson, Director, Federal Affairs (Diabetes Canada)
  • Michael Mendelson, Maytree Fellow (The Maytree Foundation)
Bill C-49, An Act to amend the Canada Transportation Act and other Acts respecting transportation and to make related and consequential amendments to other Acts
TRCM (2017-12-08) Link to the briefs of this witness/study
Tuesday, March 27, 2018 at 8:18 AM
  • The Honourable Marc Garneau, P.C., M.P., Minister of Transport (Transport Canada)
  • Helena Borges, Associate Deputy Minister (retired) (Transport Canada)
  • Alain Langlois, General Counsel and Deputy Executive Director (Transport Canada)
Wednesday, March 21, 2018 at 6:51 PM
  • Rob Ashton, President (International Longshore and Warehouse Union)
  • Bruce Burrows, President (Chamber of Marine Commerce)
  • Sarah Clark, Chief Executive Officer (Fraser River Pile and Dredge)
  • Martin Fournier, Executive Director (St. Lawrence Shipoperators)
  • Karen Kancens, Vice President (Shipping Federation of Canada)
  • Konrad von Finckenstein, Former Commissioner of Competition (1997-2003) (As an Individual)
Tuesday, March 20, 2018 at 9:32 AM
  • Diane Bergeron, Vice President, Engagement and International Affairs (Canadian National Institute for the Blind)
  • Bob Brown, Transportation Committee Co-Chair (Council of Canadians with Disabilities)
  • Allistair Elliott, International Representative (Canadian Federation of Musicians)
  • Terrance Green, Transportation Committee Co-Chair (Council of Canadians with Disabilities)
  • Gábor Lukács, Founder and Coordinator (Air Passenger Rights)
  • Marina Pavlovic, Assistant Professor, University of Ottawa, Faculty of Law, Common Law Section (As an Individual)
  • Francine Schutzman, President of the Musicians' Association of Ottawa-Gatineau (Canadian Federation of Musicians)
  • Thomas Simpson, Head, Public Affairs (Canadian National Institute for the Blind)
Wednesday, February 28, 2018 at 6:45 PM
  • Massimo Bergamini, President and Chief Executive Officer (National Airlines Council of Canada)
  • Jacob Charbonneau, Cofounder and Chief Executive Officer (Flight Claim Canada)
  • Daniel-Robert Gooch, President (Canadian Airports Council)
  • Ian Jack, Managing Director, Communications and Government Relations (Canadian Automobile Association)
  • John Lawford, Executive Director and General Counsel (Public Interest Advocacy Centre)
  • Richard Vanderlubbe, Chair, Canada Transportation Act Review Committee (Association of Canadian Travel Agencies)
Tuesday, February 27, 2018 at 9:30 AM
  • Andrew Gibbons, Director, Government Relations and Regulatory Affairs (WestJet)
  • Cam Goff, Second Vice-president, Operations (National Farmers Union)
  • Dan Mazier, President (Keystone Agricultural Producers of Manitoba)
  • Greg Northey, Director, Industry Relations (Pulse Canada)
  • George Petsikas, Senior Director, Government and Industry Affairs (Air Transat)
  • David Rheault, Senior Director, Government Affairs and Community Relations (Air Canada)
Wednesday, February 14, 2018 at 6:45 PM
  • Cam Dahl, President (Cereals Canada)
  • Todd Lewis, President, Agricultural Producers Association of Saskatchewan (Canadian Federation of Agriculture)
  • Jeff Nielsen, President (Grain Growers of Canada)
  • Steve Pratte, Policy Manager (Canadian Canola Growers Association)
  • Warren Sekulic, Director, Region 5 (Alberta Wheat Commission)
  • Wade Sobkowich, Executive Director (Western Grain Elevator Association)
  • Chris Vervaet, Executive Director (Canadian Oilseed Processors Association)
Tuesday, February 13, 2018 at 9:31 AM
  • Don Ashley, National Legislative Director (Teamsters Canada Rail Conference)
  • Béland Audet, President (Institut of Culture Securite Industrielle Megantic)
  • Chris Roberts, National Director, Social and Economic Policy (Canadian Labour Congress)
  • Jean-Paul Rodrigue, Professor, Department of Global Studies and Geography, Hofstra University, United States (As an Individual)
  • Bruce Snow, National Rail Director (Unifor)
  • François Tougas, Co-Chair, Transportation and Competition (McMillan, LLP)
  • Hassan Yussuff, President (Canadian Labour Congress)
Wednesday, February 7, 2018 at 6:45 PM
  • James Clements, Vice President, Strategic Planning and Transportation Services (Canadian Pacific)
  • Jeff Ellis, Chief Legal Officer and Corporate Secretary (Canadian Pacific)
  • Clyde Graham, Senior Vice President (Fertilizer Canada)
  • Brad Johnston, General Manager, Logistics (Teck Resources Limited)
  • Vee Kachroo, Senior Vice President, Operations (Canpotex Limited)
  • Ian MacKay, Legal Counsel (Fertilizer Canada)
  • Brendan Marshall, Vice President, Economic and Northern Affairs (Mining Association of Canada)
  • Joel Neuheimer, Vice President , International Trade, Transportation, and Corporate Secretary (Forest Products Association of Canada)
  • Chris Roney, Past President (Engineers Canada)
Tuesday, February 6, 2018 at 9:30 AM
  • Robert Ballantyne, President (Freight Management Association of Canada)
  • George Bell, Vice President, Safety and Security (Metrolinx)
  • Francis Bognar, Advisor, Government and Public Affairs (Canadian Association of Railway Suppliers)
  • Isabelle Des Chênes, Executive Vice President (Chemistry Industry Association of Canada)
  • Janet Drysdale, Vice President, Corporate Development and Sustainability (Railway Association of Canada)
  • Sean Finn, Executive Vice President, Corporate Services and Chief Legal Officer (Railway Association of Canada)
  • Gérald Gauthier, Acting President (Railway Association of Canada)
  • David Montpetit, President and CEO (Western Canadian Shippers' Coalition)
  • Perry Pellerin, President (Western Canadian Shortline Railway Association)
Wednesday, January 31, 2018 at 6:47 PM
  • Melissa Fisher, Associate Deputy Commissioner, Mergers and Monopolistic Practices Branch (Competition Bureau of Canada)
  • Mike Hollingworth, Assistant Deputy Commissioner, Mergers and Monopolistic Practices Branch (Competition Bureau of Canada)
  • Katherine MacDonald, Executive Director, Policy Development and Analysis Directorate (Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada)
  • Tom Rosser, Assistant Deputy Minister, Strategic Policy Branch (Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada)
  • Mark Schaan, Director General, Marketplace Framework Policy Branch (Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada)
  • Daniel Therrien, Privacy Commissioner of Canada (Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada)
Tuesday, January 30, 2018 at 9:30 AM
  • Andie Andreou, Vice-President, Corporate Affairs and Chief Financial Officer (Canadian Air Transport Security Authority)
  • Mark Clitsome, Special Advisor to the Chief Operating Officer, Executive Office (Transportation Safety Board of Canada)
  • Kathleen Fox, Chair, Executive Office (Transportation Safety Board of Canada)
  • Kirby Jang, Director of Investigations, Rail and Pipeline Investigations Branch (Transportation Safety Board of Canada)
  • Jean L. Laporte, Chief Operating Officer, Executive Office (Transportation Safety Board of Canada)
  • Neil Parry, Vice-President, Service Delivery (Canadian Air Transport Security Authority)
  • Scott Streiner, Chair and Chief Executive Officer (Canadian Transportation Agency)
Tuesday, December 12, 2017 at 9:30 AM
  • The Honourable Marc Garneau, P.C., M.P., Minister of Transport (Transport Canada)
  • Helena Borges, Associate Deputy Minister (Transport Canada)
  • Brigitte Diogo, Director General, Rail Safety (Transport Canada)
  • Alain Langlois, General Counsel and Deputy Executive Director (Transport Canada)
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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.