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Main Estimates for the fiscal year ending March 31, 2021
NFFN 2020-03-11
Supplementary Estimates (B) for the fiscal year ending March 31, 2020
NFFN 2020-02-25 Show Briefs
Wednesday, March 11, 2020 at 2:30 PM
  • Chris Boivin, Managing Director of the Green Municipal Fund (Federation of Canadian Municipalities)
  • Genevieve Charest, Translator and Communications Coordinator (Canadian Federation of Students)
  • Sofia Descalzi, National Chairperson (Canadian Federation of Students)
  • Glenn Hargrove, Assistant Deputy Minister, Major Projects Management Office (Natural Resources Canada)
  • Joyce Henry, Director General, Office of Energy Efficiency (Natural Resources Canada)
  • Linda Hurdle, Assistant Deputy Minister and Chief Financial Officer, Corporate Management and Services Sector (Natural Resources Canada)
  • Carole Saab, Executive Director, Policy and Public Affairs (Federation of Canadian Municipalities)
Wednesday, March 11, 2020 at 11:30 AM
  • Carlo Beaudoin, Chief Financial Officer (Public Health Agency of Canada)
  • Linda Cousineau, Acting Vice President, Business Innovation and Community Development Branch (Federal Economic Development Agency for Southern Ontario)
  • Bill Grandy, Director General, Programs (Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency)
  • Jean-Frédéric Lafaille, Vice President, Policy and Communications (Canada Economic Development for Quebec Regions)
  • Frances McRae, Assistant Deputy Minister, Small Business and Marketplace Services (Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada)
  • Barbara Motzney, Assistant Deputy Minister, Policy and Strategic Direction (Western Economic Diversification Canada)
  • Dr. Howard Njoo, Deputy Chief Public Health Officer (Public Health Agency of Canada)
  • Mark Perlman, Chief Financial Officer (Employment and Social Development Canada )
  • Atiq Rahman, Director General, Canada Student Loans Program, Learning Branch (Employment and Social Development Canada )
  • Elisha Ram, Associate Assistant Deputy Minister, Skills And Employment Branch (Employment and Social Development Canada )
  • Anna Romano, Vice President, Health Promotion and Chronic Disease Prevention Branch (Public Health Agency of Canada)
  • Jason Won, Deputy Chief Financial Officer (Employment and Social Development Canada )
Tuesday, March 10, 2020 at 2:02 PM
  • Annie Boudreau, Chief Finances, Results and Delivery Officer (Crown-Indigenous Relations and Northern Affairs Canada)
  • Brian Brennan, Deputy Commissioner, Contract and Indigenous Policing (Royal Canadian Mounted Police)
  • Keith Conn, Assistant Deputy Minister, First Nations and Inuit Health Branch (Indigenous Services Canada)
  • Cheri Crosby, Assistant Deputy Minister (Finance) and Chief Financial Officer (Department of National Defence and the Canadian Armed Forces)
  • Troy Crosby, Assistant Deputy Minister (Materiel) (Department of National Defence and the Canadian Armed Forces)
  • Marc Fortin, Assistant Deputy Minister, Program Operations Branch (Infrastructure Canada)
  • Greg Hall, Director General Finance and Administration (Infrastructure Canada)
  • Mary-Luisa Kapelus, Assistant Deputy Minister, Education and Social Development Programs and Partnerships Sector (Indigenous Services Canada)
  • Lieutenant-General Jean-Marc Lanthier, Vice Chief of the Defence Staff (Department of National Defence and the Canadian Armed Forces)
  • Kevin Stringer, RCMP Chief Administrative Officer (Royal Canadian Mounted Police)
  • Philippe Thompson, Chief Finances, Results and Delivery Officer (Indigenous Services Canada)
  • Wayne Walsh, Director General, Northern Strategic Policy Branch (Crown-Indigenous Relations and Northern Affairs Canada)
  • Dennis Watters, Chief Financial and Administrative Officer (Royal Canadian Mounted Police)
  • Joanne Wilkinson, Assistant Deputy Minister, Child and Family Services Reform Sector (Indigenous Services Canada)
Tuesday, March 10, 2020 at 8:31 AM
  • Karen Cahill, Assistant Secretary and Chief Financial Officer (Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat)
  • Yves Giroux, Parliamentary Budget Officer (Office of the Parliamentary Budget Officer)
  • Jason Jacques, Director General, Costing and Budgetary Analysis (Office of the Parliamentary Budget Officer)
  • Glenn Purves, Assistant Secretary, Expenditure Management Sector (Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat)
  • Marcia Santiago, Executive Director, Expenditure Strategies and Estimates (Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat)
The subject matter of Bill C-4, An Act to implement the Agreement between Canada, the United States of America and the United Mexican States
AEFA 2020-02-20 Show Briefs
Thursday, March 12, 2020 at 10:31 AM
  • Claire Citeau, Executive Director (Canadian Agri-Food Trade Alliance)
  • Erin Gowriluk, Executive Director, Grain Growers of Canada (Member of CAFTA) (Canadian Agri-Food Trade Alliance)
  • Fawn Jackson, Senior Manager, Government and International Relations (Canadian Cattlemen's Association)
  • Doug Sawyer, Vice Chair, Foreign Affairs Committee (Canadian Cattlemen's Association)
  • Jennifer Steeves, Director, Industry and Consumer Affairs (Canadian Vehicle Manufacturers' Association)
  • Flavio Volpe, President (Automotive Parts Manufacturers' Association)
Wednesday, March 11, 2020 at 4:15 PM
  • Pierre Bouchard, Director, Bilateral and Regional Labour Affairs (Employment and Social Development Canada )
  • Robert Brookfield, Director General and Deputy Legal Advisor, Trade Law (Global Affairs Canada)
  • Stephanie Chandler, Senior Advisor, Trade Policy and Negotiations (Global Affairs Canada)
  • Aaron Fowler, Chief Agriculture Negotiator and Director General (Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada)
  • Loris Mirella, Director, Intellectual Property Trade (Global Affairs Canada)
  • Marie-France Paquet, Chief Economist (Global Affairs Canada)
  • Martin Thornell, Senior Advisor, Tariff and Goods Market Access (Global Affairs Canada)
  • Steve Verheul, Chief Negotiator and Assistant Deputy Minister, Trade Policy and Negotiations (Global Affairs Canada)
Tuesday, March 10, 2020 at 3:31 PM
  • Mark Agnew, Senior Director, International Policy (Canadian Chamber of Commerce)
  • Dan Ciuriak, Director, Ciuriak Consulting; Fellow in Residence, C.D. Howe Institute; and Senior Fellow, Centre for International Governance Innovation (As an Individual)
  • Sujata Dey, Trade Campaigner (Council of Canadians)
  • Lawrence L. Herman, Counsel, Herman & Associates (As an Individual)
  • Colin Robertson, Vice-President and Fellow (Canadian Global Affairs Institute)
  • Chad Swance, Member of the Board of Directors (Canadian Association of Importers and Exporters)
Examine and report on developments and actions in relation to the committee’s fifth report from the first session of the Forty-second Parliament
CONF 2019-12-10
Thursday, January 30, 2020 at 9:14 AM
Tuesday, January 28, 2020 at 9:41 AM
Monday, January 27, 2020 at 10:08 AM
Pursuant to rule 12-7(1), consideration of financial and administrative matters
CIBA 2019-12-10
Thursday, March 12, 2020 at 8:30 AM
  • Caroline Morency, Director General, Property and Services Directorate (Senate of Canada)
Thursday, February 27, 2020 at 3:30 PM
Thursday, February 27, 2020 at 8:30 AM
  • Nathalie Charpentier, Comptroller and Deputy Chief Financial Officer, Finance and Procurement Directorate (Senate of Canada)
  • Pierre Lanctôt, Chief Financial Officer, Finance and Procurement Directorate (Senate of Canada)
  • Andrew Newman, Partner, Audit Leader (KPMG)
  • Charly Thivierge-Lortie, Senior Manager, Audit (KPMG)
Thursday, February 20, 2020 at 8:30 AM
Thursday, February 6, 2020 at 8:30 AM
  • Vanessa Bastos, Lead, People, Culture and Inclusion (Senate of Canada)
Thursday, December 12, 2019 at 9:00 AM
  • Vanessa Bastos, Lead, People, Culture and Inclusion (Senate of Canada)
  • Catherine Beaudoin, Deputy Law Clerk and Parliamentary Counsel , Office of the Law Clerk and Parliamentary Counsel (Senate of Canada)
  • Nathalie Charpentier, Comptroller and Deputy Chief Financial Officer, Finance and Procurement Directorate (Senate of Canada)
  • Colette Labrecque-Riel, Clerk Assistant and Director General (International and Interparliamentary Affairs)
  • Pierre Lanctôt, Chief Financial Officer, Finance and Procurement Directorate (Senate of Canada)
  • Diane McCullagh, Chief Human Resources Officer (Senate of Canada)
  • The Honourable Senator Lucie Moncion (Senate of Canada)
  • Caroline Morency, Director General, Property and Services Directorate (Senate of Canada)
  • David Vatcher, Director, Information Services Directorate (Senate of Canada)
Supplementary Estimates (A) for the fiscal year ending March 31, 2020
NFFN 2019-12-05 Show Briefs
Wednesday, December 11, 2019 at 11:31 AM
Monday, December 9, 2019 at 3:41 PM
  • Travis Allan, Chair, National Government Relations Committee (Electric Mobility Canada)
  • Denis Bombardier, Senior Assistant Deputy Minister, Chief Financial Officer (Shared Services Canada)
  • Shirley Carruthers, Director General, Financial Resource Planning and Management Bureau (Global Affairs Canada)
  • Rick Christopher, Acting Assistant Deputy Minister, Service Delivery (Veterans Affairs Canada)
  • Éric Doiron, Chief Financial Officer and Director General, Financial Management Branch (Canadian Heritage)
  • Sara Lantz, Acting Assistant Deputy Minister, Chief Financial Officer and Corporate Services Branch (Veterans Affairs Canada)
  • Dinesh Mohan, Director General, Cloud Services, Chief Technology Officer Branch (Shared Services Canada)
  • General (Ret'd) W. J. Natynczyk, Deputy Minister (Veterans Affairs Canada)
  • Louis-Paul Normand, Senior Assistant Deputy Minister, Project Management and Delivery (Shared Services Canada)
  • Jean-Stéphen Piché, Senior Assistant Deputy Minister, Cultural Affairs Sector (Canadian Heritage)
  • Arun Thangaraj, Assistant Deputy Minister and Chief Financial Officer (Global Affairs Canada)
Monday, December 9, 2019 at 1:00 PM
  • Annie Boudreau, Chief Finances, Results and Delivery Officer (Crown-Indigenous Relations and Northern Affairs Canada)
  • Karen Cahill, Assistant Secretary and Chief Financial Officer (Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat)
  • Cheri Crosby, Assistant Deputy Minister (Finance) and Chief Financial Officer (Department of National Defence and the Canadian Armed Forces)
  • Troy Crosby, Assistant Deputy Minister (Materiel) (Department of National Defence and the Canadian Armed Forces)
  • Lieutenant-General Jean-Marc Lanthier, Vice Chief of the Defence Staff (Department of National Defence and the Canadian Armed Forces)
  • Anuradha Marisetti, Assistant Deputy Minister, Programs (Transport Canada)
  • Ryan Pilgrim, Chief Financial Officer and Assistant Deputy Minister, Corporate Services (Transport Canada)
  • Glenn Purves, Assistant Secretary, Expenditure Management Sector (Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat)
  • Martin Reiher, Assistant Deputy Minister, Resolution and Individual Affairs Sector (Crown-Indigenous Relations and Northern Affairs Canada)
  • Darryl Sprecher, Senior Director, Expenditure Strategies and Estimates (Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat)
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