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Studies & Bills Committee Date Referred  note  note
The subject matter of those elements contained in Divisions 12 and 19 of Part 4 of Bill C-44, An Act to implement certain provisions of the budget tabled in Parliament on March 22, 2017 and other measures
SECD (2017-05-08)
Monday, June 5, 2017 at 12:59 PM
  • The Honourable Bardish Chagger, P.C., M.P., Leader of the Government in the House of Commons and Minister of Small Business and Tourism (Small Business and Tourism)
  • The Honourable Ralph Goodale, P.C., M.P., Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness (Public Safety Canada)
  • Malcolm Brown, Deputy Minister (Public Safety Canada)
  • Lieutenant-General (Retired) the Honourable Roméo Dallaire, former senator (As an Individual)
  • Ian McCowan, Deputy Secretary to the Cabinet, Governance (Privy Council Office)
  • The Honourable Hugh Segal, former senator (As an Individual)
  • Heather Sheehy, Director of Operations, Machinery of Government (Privy Council Office)
  • Daniel Therrien, Privacy Commissioner of Canada (Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada)
Monday, May 15, 2017 at 1:15 PM
  • Maxime Beaupré, Chief, Financial Systems Division, Financial Sector Policy Branch (Department of Finance Canada)
  • Dan Lambert, Assistant Director, Intelligence, Operations (Financial Transactions and Reports Analysis Centre of Canada)
  • Faith McIntyre, Director General, Policy and Research Division, Strategic Policy and Commemoration (Veterans Affairs Canada)
  • Lisa Pezzack, Director, Financial Systems Division, Financial Sector Policy Branch (Department of Finance Canada)
The subject matter of those elements contained in Divisions 3, 8, 18 and 20 of Part 4 of Bill C-44, An Act to implement certain provisions of the budget tabled in Parliament on March 22, 2017 and other measures
BANC (2017-05-08) Link to the briefs of this witness/study
Tuesday, June 6, 2017 at 2:34 PM
Thursday, June 1, 2017 at 10:31 AM
  • Patrick Taillon, Associate Professor, Faculty of Law, Laval University (As an Individual)
Wednesday, May 31, 2017 at 4:16 PM
  • The Honourable Bill Morneau, P.C., M.P., Minister of Finance (Department of Finance Canada)
  • Paul Rochon, Deputy Minister (Department of Finance Canada)
  • Matti Siemiatycki, Associate Professor, University of Toronto (As an Individual)
Tuesday, May 30, 2017 at 2:03 PM
  • Benjamin Dachis, Associate Director, Research (C.D. Howe Institute)
  • Hendrik Brakel, Senior Director, Economic, Financial and Tax Policy (Canadian Chamber of Commerce)
  • Ryan Greer, Director, Transportation and Infrastructure Policy (The Canadian Chamber of Commerce)
  • Colin Hansen, President and CEO (AdvantageBC)
  • Brian Kingston, Vice President, International and Fiscal Issues (Business Council of Canada)
Thursday, May 18, 2017 at 10:34 AM
  • Colleen Campbell, Vice-Chair (BMO Capital Markets)
  • Andrew Claerhout, Senior Managing Director, Infrastructure and Natural Resources (Ontario Teachers' Pension Plan Board)
  • Darren Hannah, Vice President, Finance, Risk and Prudential Policy (Canadian Bankers Association)
  • Blair Patacairk, Chair, Government Relations Committee (Consider Canada City Alliance)
  • Mark Romoff, President and CEO (The Canadian Council for Public-Private Partnerships)
Wednesday, May 17, 2017 at 4:17 PM
  • Patricia Brady, Director General, Investment Review Branch (Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada)
  • Justin Brown, Chief, Financial Systems Division, Financial Sector Policy Branch (Department of Finance Canada)
  • Glenn Campbell, Assistant Deputy Minister, Infrastructure Finance and Investment, Canada Infrastructure Bank Transition Office (Infrastructure Canada)
  • Greg Cowper, Managing Director, Policy, Insurance and Emerging Risks (Canada Deposit Insurance Corporation)
  • Jonathan DeWolfe, Director, Policy and Outreach, Investment Review Branch (Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada)
  • Manuel Dussault, Chief, Financial Services Trade and Relations, Financial Institutions Division, Financial Sector Policy Branch (Department of Finance Canada)
  • Niko Fleming, Chief, Infrastructure, Sectoral Policy Analyst, Economic Development and Corporate Finance Branch (Department of Finance Canada)
  • Shawn Grover, Senior Policy Analyst, Canada Infrastructure Bank Transition Office (Infrastructure Canada)
  • Steven Kuhn, Senior Director, Canada Infrastructure Bank Transition Office (Infrastructure Canada)
  • André LeBlanc, Executive Advisor, Transition Team, International Business Development, Investment and Innovation (Global Affairs Canada)
  • Louis Marcotte, Director General, Investment and Innovation, International Business Development, Investment and Innovation (Global Affairs Canada)
  • Jack Mintz, President's Fellow, The School of Public Policy, University of Calgary (As an Individual)
  • Liane Orsi, Senior Advisor, Financial Institutions Division, Financial Sector Policy Branch (Department of Finance Canada)
  • Geneviève Pellerin, Counsel, Legal Service (Global Affairs Canada)
  • Lisa Pezzack, Director, Financial Systems Division, Financial Sector Policy Branch (Department of Finance Canada)
The subject matter of those elements contained in Divisions 5, 9, 11, 13, 14 and 16 of Part 4 of Bill C-44, An Act to implement certain provisions of the budget tabled in Parliament on March 22, 2017 and other measures
SOCI (2017-05-08) Link to the briefs of this witness/study
Wednesday, May 31, 2017 at 3:00 PM
  • Marie-Pier Côté, Assistant Director, Express Entry, Strategic Policy and Planning (Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada)
  • Matt De Vlieger, Acting Director General, Strategic Policy and Planning (Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada)
  • Victoria Henderson, Assistant Director, CFO Attestation Unit, Cost Management (Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada)
  • Karine Paré, Executive Director, Cost Management (Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada)
  • Vincent Wong, Acting Clinic Director (Metro Toronto Chinese & Southeast Asian Legal Clinic)
Tuesday, May 30, 2017 at 2:15 PM
  • Dale Clement, Board Member (Canadian Home Care Association)
  • Omar Rajabali, Chief, Canada Health Transfer (CHT), the Canada Social Transfer (CST) and Northern Policy, Federal-Provincial Relations and Social Policy Branch (Department of Finance Canada)
  • Marcel Saulnier, Associate Assistant Deputy Minister, Health Care Strategies Directorate, Strategic Policy Branch (Health Canada)
  • Patrick Smith, National Chief Executive Officer (Canadian Mental Health Association)
  • Jocelyne Voisin, Executive Director, Health Accord Secretariat, Strategic Policy Branch (Health Canada)
Thursday, May 18, 2017 at 2:14 PM
  • Judith Andrew, Commissioner for Employers (Canada Employment Insurance Commission (CEIC))
  • Rutha Astravas, Director, Special Benefits, Employment Insurance Policy (Employment and Social Development Canada )
  • Andrew Brown, Executive Director, Employment Insurance Policy (Employment and Social Development Canada)
  • Barbara Byers, Secretary-Treasurer (Canadian Labour Congress)
  • Margaret Hill, Senior Director, Strategic Policy and Legislative Reform, Labour Program (Employment and Social Development Canada )
  • Pierre Laliberté, Commissioner for Workers (Canada Employment Insurance Commission (CEIC))
  • Monique Moreau, Vice President, National Affairs (Canadian Federation of Independent Business)
  • Chris Roberts, Director, Social and Economic Policy (Canadian Labour Congress)
  • Charles Philippe Rochon, Acting Manager, Labour Standards and Wage Earner Protection Program, Workplace Directorate, Labour Program (Employment and Social Development Canada )
  • Duncan Shaw, Director, Employment Insurance Part II Benefits and Measures, Employment Programs Policy and Design, Skills and Employment Branch (Employment and Social Development Canada )
  • Nora Spinks, Chief Executive Officer (Vanier Institute of the Family)
  • Rose Young, Manager, Employment Insurance Part II Benefits and Measures, Employment Programs Policy and Design (Employment and Social Development Canada )
Thursday, May 18, 2017 at 10:30 AM
  • Dr. Alan Bernstein, President and Chief Executive Officer (Canadian Institute for Advanced Research (CIFAR))
  • Jody Cox, Vice-president, Federal and International Affairs (Canadian Generic Pharmaceutical Association)
  • Declan Hamill, Vice-President, Legal, Regulatory and Policy (Innovative Medicines Canada)
  • Jim Keon, President (Canadian Generic Pharmaceutical Association)
  • David K. Lee, Executive Advisor to the Assistant Deputy Minister, Health Products and Food Branch (Health Canada)
  • Alison McDermott, Director General, Program Coordination Branch (Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada)
  • Keith McIntosh, Executive Director, Scientific and Regulatory Affairs (Innovative Medicines Canada)
  • Naira Minto-Saaed, Director, Strategic Planning and Accountability Division, Resource Management and Operations Directorate, Health Products and Food Branch (Health Canada)
  • Ed Morgan, Director General, Policy, Planning and International Affairs Directorate, Health Products and Food Branch (Health Canada)
  • Deryck Trehearne, Director General, Resource Management and Operations Directorate, Health Products and Food Branch (Health Canada)
Bill C-18, An Act to amend the Rouge National Urban Park Act, the Parks Canada Agency Act and the Canada National Parks Act
ENEV (2017-05-04) Link to the briefs of this witness/study
Tuesday, May 30, 2017 at 5:01 PM
  • Larry Noonan, Chair (Altona Forest Stewardship Committee)
  • Pam Veinotte, Field Unit Superintendent, Rouge National Urban Park (Parks Canada Agency)
Thursday, May 18, 2017 at 8:00 AM
  • Jim Robb, General Manager (Friends of the Rouge Watershed)
  • Janet Sumner, Executive Director, Wildlands League (Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society)
  • Pam Veinotte, Field Unit Superintendent, Rouge National Urban Park (Parks Canada Agency)
  • Mike Whittamore, Owner (Whittamore’s Farm)
Tuesday, May 16, 2017 at 5:02 PM
  • The Honourable Catherine McKenna, P.C., M.P., Minister of Environment and Climate Change (Environment and Climate Change Canada)
  • Rachel Grasham, Director Policy, Legislative and Cabinet Affairs (Parks Canada Agency)
  • Pam Veinotte, Field Unit Superintendent, Rouge National Urban Park (Parks Canada Agency)
  • Daniel Watson, Chief Executive Officer (Parks Canada Agency)
Bill S-232, An Act respecting Canadian Jewish Heritage Month
RIDR (2017-04-13)
Wednesday, May 10, 2017 at 11:32 AM
  • Shimon Fogel, CEO (Centre for Israel and Jewish Affairs)
  • The Honourable Senator Linda Frum, Sponsor of the bill
  • Michael Mostyn, Chief Executive Officer (B'Nai Brith Canada)
Government response to the Sixth Report of the Standing Senate Committee on Social Affairs Science and Technology, entitled: Dementia in Canada: A national Strategy for Dementia-friendly Communities
SOCI (2017-04-13)
Examine and report on Canadians’ views about modernizing the Official Languages Act
OLLO (2017-04-06) Link to the briefs of this witness/study
Monday, December 11, 2017 at 4:34 PM
Monday, December 4, 2017 at 5:00 PM
  • Roukya Abdi Aden, Manager, National Coordination (Réseau de développement économique et d'employabilité)
  • Sébastien Benedict, Manager, Government and Community Relations (Réseau de développement économique et d'employabilité)
Monday, November 27, 2017 at 5:01 PM
  • The Honourable Mélanie Joly, P.C., M.P., Minister of Canadian Heritage (Canadian Heritage)
  • Jean-Pierre Gauthier, Director General, Official Languages Branch, Citizenship, Heritage and Regions (Canadian Heritage)
  • Hubert Lussier, Assistant Deputy Minister, Citizenship, Heritage and Regions (Canadian Heritage)
Monday, November 6, 2017 at 5:00 PM
  • Lynn Brouillette, Director General (Consortium national de formation en santé)
  • Alain-Michel Sékula, Director (Société Santé en français)
  • Raymond Théberge, Co-Chair of CNFS, Rector and Vice-Chancellor of the University of Moncton (Consortium national de formation en santé)
  • Michel Tremblay, Executive Director (Société Santé en français)
Monday, October 23, 2017 at 5:01 PM
  • Lise Bourgeois, Co-chair of the ACUFC and President of College La Cité (Association des collèges et universités de la francophonie canadienne)
  • Lynn Brouillette, Acting Director General (Association des collèges et universités de la francophonie canadienne)
  • Véronique Legault, President (Commission nationale des parents francophones)
  • Jean-Luc Racine, Executive Director (Commission nationale des parents francophones)
Monday, October 16, 2017 at 5:04 PM
  • Pierre Foucher, Professor, Faculty of Law (University of Ottawa)
Monday, September 25, 2017 at 6:00 PM
Friday, September 22, 2017 at 1:11 PM
  • Jérémie Arsenault, Owner (Simple Feast Catering)
  • Mary-Jane Barter, President (Franco-Jeunes de Terre-Neuve-et-Labrador)
  • Stéphane Blanchard, Youth Development Officer, Prince Edward Island (Réseau de développement économique et d'employabilité)
  • Jérémie Buote, Deputy Chair (Jeunesse Acadienne et Francophone de l’Île-du-Prince-Édouard)
  • Gaël Corbineau, Executive Director (Franco-Jeunes de Terre-Neuve-et-Labrador)
  • Alexis Couture, Past President (Fédération de la jeunesse canadienne-française)
  • Sue Duguay, President (Fédération des jeunes francophones du Nouveau-Brunswick)
  • Victoria Gibbs (French for the Future)
  • Thomas Haslam (Canadian Parents for French)
  • Jacinthe Lemire, Director (La Coopérative d’intégration francophone de l’ÎPÉ)
  • Katie Toole (French for the Future)
Friday, September 22, 2017 at 8:17 AM
  • Marianne Cormier, Dean, Faculty of Education, University of Moncton (As an Individual)
  • Paul Cyr, Director of Instruction (Commission scolaire de langue française)
  • Anastasia DesRoches, Executive Director (Fédération des parents de l’Île-du-Prince-Édouard)
  • Éric Forgues, Executive Director, Canadian Institute for Research on Linguistic Minorities, University of Moncton (As an Individual)
  • René Hurtubise, Executive Director, Director of Innovation and French Programs and Services (Prince Edward Island Department of Education, Early Learning and Culture)
  • Gail Lecky, Executive Director (Canadian Parents for French)
  • Madeleine Léger, Student, Mount Allison University (As an Individual)
  • Xavier Lord-Giroux, Acting President (Société nationale de l’Acadie)
  • Véronique Mallet, Executive Director (Société nationale de l’Acadie)
  • Isabelle Violette, Assistant Professor, Department of French Studies, University of Moncton (As an Individual)
  • Mathieu Wade, Postdoctoral Fellow, Institute of Acadian Studies, University of Moncton (As an Individual)
Monday, June 12, 2017 at 5:01 PM
  • Cristina Andronic, Representative (Canadian Parents for French)
  • Lucy Asante, Representative (Canadian Parents for French)
  • Austin Henderson, Representative (Canadian Parents for French)
  • Nicole Thibault, Executive Director - National (Canadian Parents for French)
Monday, June 5, 2017 at 5:00 PM
  • Julia Albert, Ambassador - 2016 (French for the Future)
  • Nicolette Belliveau, Ambassador - 2012 (French for the Future)
  • Deborah Morrison, President and Chief Executive Officer (Experiences Canada)
  • Courtney Peters, Program Participant (Experiences Canada)
  • Khaleela Skinner, Program Participant (Experiences Canada)
Monday, May 29, 2017 at 5:02 PM
  • Warren Thomson, Principal (Quebec High School)
Monday, May 8, 2017 at 5:00 PM
  • Mario Clarke, Director, Entrepreneurship Program (Youth Employment Services Foundation)
  • Alexander Gordon, Member (Quebec Community Groups Network)
  • Rachel Hunting, Member (Quebec Community Groups Network)
  • Sarah Lukassen, Youth Coordinator (Youth Employment Services Foundation)
Monday, May 1, 2017 at 5:03 PM
  • Sébastien Benedict, Manager, Government and Community Relations (Réseau de développement économique et d'employabilité)
  • Jean-Guy Bigeau, Chief Executive Officer (Réseau de développement économique et d'employabilité)
  • Justin Johnson, President (Fédération de la jeunesse canadienne-française)
  • Simon Methot, Youth Project Officer (Réseau de développement économique et d'employabilité)
  • Josée Vaillancourt, Executive Director (Fédération de la jeunesse canadienne-française)
Election of the joint chair
REGS (2017-04-05)
Thursday, April 6, 2017 at 8:30 AM
Process for determining the composition of the Committee of Selection and the composition of each standing committee
RPRD (2017-04-04)
Tuesday, May 30, 2017 at 9:30 AM
Tuesday, May 9, 2017 at 9:34 AM
Bill C-233, An Act respecting a national strategy for Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias
SOCI (2017-03-28) Link to the briefs of this witness/study
Thursday, June 1, 2017 at 10:30 AM
  • The Honourable Robert Nicholson, P.C., M.P., Niagara Falls, Co-sponsor of the bill
  • Robert Oliphant, M.P., Don Valley West, Co-sponsor of the bill
  • The Honourable Senator Nancy Greene Raine, Sponsor of the bill
  • Pauline Tardif, Chief Executive Officer (Alzheimer Society of Canada)
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