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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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Government response to the fourteenth report of the Standing Senate Committee on Agriculture and Forestry, entitled "Feast or Famine: Impacts of climate change and carbon pricing on agriculture, agri-food and forestry"
AGFO (2019-07-17)
Government response to the seventeenth report of the Standing Senate Committee on Human Rights, entitled "An Ocean of Misery: The Rohingya Refugee Crisis"
RIDR (2019-06-19)
The subject matter of Bill C-101, An Act to amend the Customs Tariff and the Canadian International Trade Tribunal Act
NFFN (2019-06-18)
Wednesday, June 19, 2019 at 1:35 PM
  • Michèle Govier, Senior Director, Trade Rules, International Trade Policy Division, International Trade and Finance (Department of Finance Canada)
  • Patrick Halley, Director General, International Trade Policy Division, International Trade and Finance (Department of Finance Canada)
  • John Layton, Executive Director, Trade Remedies and North America Trade (Global Affairs Canada)
Bill C-88, An Act to amend the Mackenzie Valley Resource Management Act and the Canada Petroleum Resources Act and to make consequential amendments to other Acts
ENEV (2019-06-17) Show Briefs
Tuesday, June 18, 2019 at 5:20 PM
  • The Honourable Carolyn Bennett, P.C., M.P., Minister of Crown-Indigenous Relations (Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada)
  • Gilles Binda, Director, Resource Policy and Programs Directorate (Crown-Indigenous Relations and Northern Affairs Canada)
  • Michel Chénier, Director, Petroleum and Mineral Resources Management Directorate (Crown-Indigenous Relations and Northern Affairs Canada)
  • James Fulford, Chief Negotiator, Offshore, Executive and Indigenous Affairs (Government of Northwest Territories)
  • Mark Hopkins, Director General, Natural Resources and Environment Branch (Crown-Indigenous Relations and Northern Affairs Canada)
  • Diane Lafleur, Associate Deputy Minister (Crown-Indigenous Relations and Northern Affairs Canada)
  • George Mackenzie, Grand Chief (Tlicho Government)
  • David MacMartin, Director, Intergovernmental Relations (Gwich'in Tribal Council)
  • Bertha Rabesca Zoe, Legal Counsel and Laws Guardian (Tlicho Government)
Bill C-93, An Act to provide no-cost, expedited record suspensions for simple possession of cannabis
LCJC (2019-06-11) Show Briefs
Monday, June 17, 2019 at 7:47 PM
  • Akwasi Owusu-Bempah, Director of Research (Campaign for Cannabis Amnesty)
  • Ari Slatkoff, Deputy Executive Director and General Counsel (Department of Justice Canada)
  • Lori Anne Thomas, President (Canadian Association of Black Lawyers)
  • William Thompson, Member at Large, Criminal Justice Section (Canadian Bar Association)
Thursday, June 13, 2019 at 10:30 AM
  • The Honourable Ralph Goodale, P.C., M.P., Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness (Public Safety Canada)
  • Angela Arnet Connidis, Director General, Crime Prevention, Corrections and Criminal Justice Directorate (Public Safety Canada)
  • Ian Broom, Acting Director General, Policy and Operations (Parole Board of Canada)
  • Allison Davis, Manager, Criminal Justice Policy Unit (Public Safety Canada)
  • Amanda Gonzalez, Manager, Civil Fingerprint Screening Services and Legislative Conformity (Royal Canadian Mounted Police)
  • Lisa Noseworthy, Acting Director, Clemency and Record Suspensions (Parole Board of Canada)
  • Ari Slatkoff, Deputy Executive Director and General Counsel (Department of Justice Canada)
Bill C-92, An Act respecting First Nations, Inuit and Métis children, youth and families
APPA (2019-06-10) Show Briefs
Wednesday, June 12, 2019 at 12:02 PM
Bill C-97, An Act to implement certain provisions of the budget tabled in Parliament on March 19, 2019 and other measures
NFFN (2019-06-10)
Wednesday, June 12, 2019 at 6:51 PM
Tuesday, June 11, 2019 at 9:32 AM
  • Adam Brown, Chair (Canadian Alliance of Student Associations)
  • Shannon Coombs, President (Canadian Consumer Specialty Products Association)
  • Sofia Descalzi, Incoming National Chairperson (Canadian Federation of Students)
  • Philippe LeBel, President (Quebec Student Union)
Bill C-84, An Act to amend the Criminal Code (bestiality and animal fighting)
SOCI (2019-05-30) Show Briefs
Thursday, June 13, 2019 at 10:30 AM
  • Camille Labchuk, Executive Director (Animal Justice)
  • Monique St. Germain, General Counsel (Canadian Centre for Child Protection)
Wednesday, June 12, 2019 at 4:15 PM
  • The Honourable David Lametti, P.C., M.P., Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada (Department of Justice Canada)
  • Barbara Cartwright, Chief Executive Officer (Humane Canada)
  • Dr. Alice Crook, Veterinarian and Adjunct Professor, Atlantic Veterinary College, University of Prince Edward Island (Canadian Veterinary Medical Association)
  • François Daigle, Associate Deputy Minister (Department of Justice Canada)
  • Shawn Eccles, Senior Manager, Cruelty Investigations (British Columbia Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals)
  • Carole Morency, Director General and Senior General Counsel (Department of Justice Canada)
Bill C-91, An Act respecting Indigenous languages
APPA (2019-05-27) Show Briefs
Wednesday, June 12, 2019 at 12:02 PM
Tuesday, June 4, 2019 at 3:33 PM
Tuesday, May 28, 2019 at 8:02 AM
  • The Honourable Pablo Rodriguez, P.C., M.P, Minister of Canadian Heritage and Multiculturalism (Canadian Heritage)
  • Stephen Gagnon, Federal Representative, Indigenous Languages Legislation, Citizenship, Heritage and Regions Sector (Canadian Heritage)
  • Hélène Laurendeau, Deputy Minister (Canadian Heritage)
  • Wilton Littlechild, Grand Chief, Confederacy of Treaty Six First Nations (As an Individual)
  • Koren Marriott, Legal Counsel (Department of Justice Canada)
  • Ross Pattee, Assistant Deputy Minister, Implementation Sector (Crown-Indigenous Relations and Northern Affairs Canada)
  • Romeo Saganash, Member of Parliament for Abitibi—Baie-James—Nunavik—Eeyou, Sponsor of the bill (As an Individual)
  • Laurie Sargent, Assistant Deputy Minister, Aboriginal Affairs Portfolio (Department of Justice Canada)
  • The Honourable Murray Sinclair, Senator (As an Individual)
  • Joe Wild, Senior Assistant Deputy Minister, Treaties and Aboriginal Government Sector (Crown-Indigenous Relations and Northern Affairs Canada)
Bill C-262, An Act to ensure that the laws of Canada are in harmony with the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples
APPA (2019-05-16) Show Briefs
Tuesday, June 11, 2019 at 9:00 AM
Tuesday, June 4, 2019 at 9:00 AM
  • Grand Chief Edward John, Political Executive Member (First Nations Summit)
  • Dwight Newman, Canada Research Chair in Indigenous Rights in Constitutional and International Law, University of Saskatchewan (As an Individual)
Wednesday, May 29, 2019 at 6:46 PM
  • Mauro Barelli, Senior Lecturer, City Law School, University of London (As an Individual)
  • John Borrows, Canada Research Chair in Indigenous Law, , University of Victoria (As an Individual)
  • Paul Joffe, Legal Counsel, Grand Council of the Crees (Eeyou Istchee) (As an Individual)
  • Joshua Nichols, Assistant Professor, Faculty of Law, University of Alberta (As an Individual)
Tuesday, May 28, 2019 at 8:02 AM
  • The Honourable Pablo Rodriguez, P.C., M.P, Minister of Canadian Heritage and Multiculturalism (Canadian Heritage)
  • Stephen Gagnon, Federal Representative, Indigenous Languages Legislation, Citizenship, Heritage and Regions Sector (Canadian Heritage)
  • Hélène Laurendeau, Deputy Minister (Canadian Heritage)
  • Wilton Littlechild, Grand Chief, Confederacy of Treaty Six First Nations (As an Individual)
  • Koren Marriott, Legal Counsel (Department of Justice Canada)
  • Ross Pattee, Assistant Deputy Minister, Implementation Sector (Crown-Indigenous Relations and Northern Affairs Canada)
  • Romeo Saganash, Member of Parliament for Abitibi—Baie-James—Nunavik—Eeyou, Sponsor of the bill (As an Individual)
  • Laurie Sargent, Assistant Deputy Minister, Aboriginal Affairs Portfolio (Department of Justice Canada)
  • The Honourable Murray Sinclair, Senator (As an Individual)
  • Joe Wild, Senior Assistant Deputy Minister, Treaties and Aboriginal Government Sector (Crown-Indigenous Relations and Northern Affairs Canada)
Bill C-82, An Act to implement a multilateral convention to implement tax treaty related measures to prevent base erosion and profit shifting
AEFA (2019-05-16) Show Briefs
Thursday, May 30, 2019 at 10:30 AM
  • Laura Gheorghiu, Partner, Gowling WLG (Canada) LLP (As an Individual)
  • Toby Sanger, Executive Director (Canadians for Tax Fairness)
Wednesday, May 29, 2019 at 4:15 PM
  • Arthur Cockfield, Professor, Faculty of Law, Queen's University (As an Individual)
  • Greg Johnson, Partner, Tax (Bennett Jones LLP)
  • Jared Mackey, Associate, Tax (Bennett Jones LLP)
  • Alexandra MacLean, Director General, International and Large Business Directorate, International, Large Business and Investigations Branch (Canada Revenue Agency)
  • Trevor McGowan, Director General, Tax Legislation Division, Tax Policy Branch (Department of Finance Canada)
  • Darcy Moch, Partner, Tax (Bennett Jones LLP)
  • Stephanie Smith, Senior Director, Tax Treaties, Tax Legislation Division, Tax Policy Branch (Department of Finance Canada)
Government response to the eleventh report of the Standing Senate Committee on Fisheries and Oceans, entitled "When Every Minute Counts – Maritime Search and Rescue"
POFO (2019-05-03)
Bill C-83, An Act to amend the Corrections and Conditional Release Act and another Act
SOCI (2019-05-02) Show Briefs
Monday, May 27, 2019 at 4:11 PM
  • Luc Bisson, Acting Director General, Executive Secretariat and Chief of Staff (Correctional Service Canada)
  • Angela Arnet Connidis, Director General, Crime Prevention, Corrections and Criminal Justice Directorate (Public Safety Canada)
  • Juline Fresco, Counsel (Department of Justice Canada)
  • Marty Maltby, Acting Director General, Aboriginal Initiatives Directorate (Correctional Service Canada)
  • Lee Redpath, Executive Director, Structured Intervention Units (Correctional Service Canada)
  • Jennifer Wheatley, Assistant Commissioner, Health Services (Correctional Service Canada)
Thursday, May 16, 2019 at 10:31 AM
  • Luc Bisson, Acting Director General, Executive Secretariat and Chief of Staff (Correctional Service Canada)
  • Angela Arnet Connidis, Director General, Crime Prevention, Corrections and Criminal Justice Directorate (Public Safety Canada)
  • Juline Fresco, Counsel (Department of Justice Canada)
  • Marty Maltby, Acting Director General, Aboriginal Initiatives Directorate (Correctional Service Canada)
  • Lee Redpath, Executive Director, Structured Intervention Units (Correctional Service Canada)
  • Jennifer Wheatley, Assistant Commissioner, Health Services (Correctional Service Canada)
Wednesday, May 15, 2019 at 3:15 PM
  • Renee Acoby (As an Individual)
  • Glen Brown, Criminal Justice Instructor, Langara College (As an Individual)
  • Elana Finestone, Legal Counsel (Native Women's Association of Canada)
  • Jason Godin, Outgoing National President (Union of Canadian Correctional Officers-CSN)
  • Fiona Keith, Senior Counsel (Canadian Human Rights Commission)
  • Marie-France Kingsley, Executive Director (Office of the Correctional Investigator)
  • Marie-Claude Landry, Chief Commissioner (Canadian Human Rights Commission)
  • Richard Sauvé, Facilitator (Breakaway)
  • Ivan Zinger, Correctional Investigator of Canada (Office of the Correctional Investigator)
Thursday, May 9, 2019 at 10:30 AM
  • Catherine Latimer, Executive Director (John Howard Society of Canada)
  • Diana Majury, President (Canadian Association of Elizabeth Fry Societies)
  • Allan Manson, Professor Emeritus, , Queen's University (As an Individual)
  • Debra Parkes, Professor and Chair in Feminist Legal Studies, Peter A. Allard School of Law, University of British Columbia (As an Individual)
  • Josh Paterson, Executive Director (British Columbia Civil Liberties Association)
  • Michael Rosenberg, Counsel (Canadian Civil Liberties Association)
Wednesday, May 8, 2019 at 4:18 PM
  • The Honourable Ralph Goodale, P.C., M.P., Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness (Public Safety Canada)
  • Kelley Blanchette, Deputy Commissioner for Women (Correctional Service Canada)
  • Angela Connidis, Director General, Crime Prevention, Corrections and Criminal Justice Directorate (Public Safety Canada)
  • Juline Fresco, Counsel (Department of Justice Canada)
  • Anne Kelly, Commissioner (Correctional Service Canada)
  • Dan Moore, Counsel, Human Rights Law Section (Department of Justice Canada)
  • Alain Tousignant, Senior Deputy Commissioner (Correctional Service Canada)
  • Jennifer Wheatley, Assistant Commissioner, Health Services (Correctional Service Canada)
The subject matter of all of Bill C-97, An Act to implement certain provisions of the budget tabled in Parliament on March 19, 2019 and other measures
NFFN (2019-05-02) Show Briefs
Thursday, June 6, 2019 at 1:31 PM
  • Stéphane Aubry, Vice President (Professional Institute of the Public Service of Canada)
  • Chris Boivin, Director General, Green Municipal Fund (Federation of Canadian Municipalities)
  • Simon Coakeley, Chief Executive Officer (National Association of Federal Retirees)
  • Carole Saab, Executive Director, Policy and Public Affairs (Federation of Canadian Municipalities)
Wednesday, June 5, 2019 at 2:00 PM
  • The Honourable Bill Morneau, P.C., M.P., Minister of Finance (Department of Finance Canada)
  • Brian Ernewein, Assistant Deputy Minister, Legislation, Tax Policy Branch (Department of Finance Canada)
Tuesday, June 4, 2019 at 1:31 PM
  • Michael Armstrong, Associate Professor, Goodman School of Business, Brock University (As an Individual)
  • David Clement, North American Affairs Manager (Consumer Choice Center)
  • Rebecca Jesseman, Director, Policy (Canadian Centre on Substance Use & Addiction)
Tuesday, June 4, 2019 at 9:33 AM
  • Bruce Ball, Vice President, Taxation (Chartered Professional Accountants of Canada)
  • Trevin S. Stratton, Chief Economist (The Canadian Chamber of Commerce)
Thursday, May 30, 2019 at 1:31 PM
  • Travis Allan, Chair, National Government Relations Committee (Electric Mobility Canada)
  • Joanna Kyriazis, Senior Policy Advisor (Clean Energy Canada)
  • Mark A. Nantais, President (Canadian Vehicle Manufacturers' Association)
  • Brad Ryder, Chief Executive Officer (Electric Mobility Canada)
Wednesday, May 29, 2019 at 6:50 PM
  • Dan Kelly, President and Chief Executive Officer (Canadian Federation of Independent Business)
  • Janet Lane, Director, Human Capital Centre (Canada West Foundation)
  • Cory G. Litzenberger, President and Founder, CGL Strategic Business and Tax Advisors (As an Individual)
  • Jennifer Robson, Associate Professor, Political Management, Kroeger College, Carleton University (As an Individual)
  • Larry Rousseau, Executive Vice-President (Canadian Labour Congress)
Wednesday, May 29, 2019 at 1:31 PM
  • Richard Eberhardt, Director of Communications and Development (Green Economy Canada)
  • Mary Pickering, Vice President, Programs and Partnerships, The Atmospheric Fund (Low Carbon Cities Canada)
Tuesday, May 28, 2019 at 1:32 PM
  • Wendy Beauchesne, Executive Vice President, Foundation
  • Ian Lee, Associate Professor, Sprott School of Business, Carleton University (As an Individual)
  • Andrea Robertson, President and Chief Executive Officer (Shock Trauma Air Rescue Service (STARS))
  • Laura Tamblyn Watts, Chief Public Policy Officer (CARP (Canadian Association for Retired Persons))
Tuesday, May 28, 2019 at 9:32 AM
  • Colette Brin, Professor, Director of the Centre d'études sur les médias, Laval University (As an Individual)
  • Guy Crevier, Publisher (La Presse)
  • John Hinds, President and Chief Executive Officer (News Media Canada)
  • Linda Lauzon, Executive Director (Association de la presse francophone)
  • John Miller, Emeritus Professor, Ryerson University (As an Individual)
  • Pascale St-Onge, President (Fédération nationale des communications)
Wednesday, May 15, 2019 at 1:31 PM
  • Jean-François Charest, Senior Advisor, Pensions and Benefits Sector, Office of the Chief Human Resources Officer (Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat)
  • Sharmin Choudhury, Policy Analyst, Compliance, Operations, and Program Development Branch, Labour Program (Employment and Social Development Canada )
  • Carl Cotton, Vice President, Program Development Directorate (Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada)
  • Simon Crabtree, Executive Director, Pensions and Benefits Sector, Office of the Chief Human Resources Officer (Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat)
  • Ian Disend, Senior Policy Analyst, Marketplace Framework Policy Branch (Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada)
  • Marianna Giordano, Director, CPP Policy and Legislation, Seniors and Pensions Policy Secretariat, Income Security and Social Development Branch (Employment and Social Development Canada )
  • Joyce Henry, Director General, Office of Energy Efficiency (Natural Resources Canada)
  • Melanie Hill, Senior Policy Officer, Intergovernmental Affairs (Privy Council Office)
  • Martin Joyal, Senior Director, Policy and Programs Development, Emergency Management and Program Branch (Public Safety Canada)
  • Tim Krawchuk, Manager, Excise Duty Operations - Alcohol (Canada Revenue Agency)
  • Nathalie Lechasseur, Director General, Programs Integration (Infrastructure Canada)
  • Paul Morrison, Manager, Policy Development (Insolvency), Marketplace Framework Policy Branch (Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada)
  • Atiq Rahman, Director General, Canada Student Loans Program, Learning Branch (Employment and Social Development Canada )
  • Nicole Thomas, Director, Finance (Infrastructure Canada)
  • Kevin Wagdin, Manager, Legislation and Litigation, Old Age Security Policy and Public Pensions Statistics, Seniors and Pensions Policy Secretariat (Employment and Social Development Canada )
  • Suzanne White, Director, Resources, Energy and Environment, Economic Development and Corporate Finance Branch (Department of Finance Canada)
  • Tolga Yalkin, Director General, Consumer Product Safety Directorate (Health Canada)
  • Brennen Young, Director, Policy and Strategic Planning Division, Regulatory Affairs Sector (Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat)
  • Gertrude Zagler, Director, Employment Equity, Compliance Operations, and Program Development Branch, Labour Program (Employment and Social Development Canada )
Tuesday, May 14, 2019 at 1:30 PM
  • Phil King, Director General, Sales Tax Division, Tax Policy Branch (Department of Finance Canada)
  • Maude Lavoie, Director General, Business 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)
  • Trevor McGowan, Director General, Tax Legislation Division, Tax Policy Branch (Department of Finance Canada)
  • Pierre Mercille, Director General, GST Legislation, Tax Policy Branch (Department of Finance Canada)
Tuesday, May 14, 2019 at 9:32 AM
  • Maude Lavoie, Director General, Business 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)
  • Trevor McGowan, Director General, Tax Legislation Division, Tax Policy Branch (Department of Finance Canada)
The subject matter of those elements contained in Division 17 of Part 4, and in Subdivisions B, C and D of Division 2 of Part 4 of Bill C-97, An Act to implement certain provisions of the budget tabled in Parliament on March 19, 2019 and other measures
LCJC (2019-05-02) Show Briefs
Thursday, May 30, 2019 at 2:06 PM
  • Luc Beaudry, Assistant Director, Collaboration, Development and Research (Financial Transactions and Reports Analysis Centre of Canada)
  • André Baril, Senior Director, Refugee Affairs (Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada)
  • Adèle Berthiaume, Counsel (Department of Justice Canada)
  • Superintendent Mark Flynn, Director General, Financial Crime and Cybercrime, Federal Policing Criminal Operations (Royal Canadian Mounted Police)
  • Dan Lambert, Assistant Director, Intelligence Sector (Financial Transactions and Reports Analysis Centre of Canada)
  • Joane Leroux, Assistant Director, Regional Operations (Financial Transactions and Reports Analysis Centre of Canada)
  • Paul Saint-Denis, Senior Counsel (Department of Justice Canada)
  • Assistant Commissioner Eric Slinn, Federal Policing Criminal Operations (Royal Canadian Mounted Police)
  • Fraser Valentine, Director General, Refugee Affairs (Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada)
Wednesday, May 29, 2019 at 1:32 PM
  • The Honourable David Lametti, P.C., M.P., Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada (Department of Justice Canada)
  • Nathalie G. Drouin, Deputy Minister (Department of Justice Canada)
  • Isabelle Jacques, Assistant Deputy Minister (Department of Finance Canada)
The subject matter of those elements contained in Division 25 of Part 4 of Bill C-97, An Act to implement certain provisions of the budget tabled in Parliament on March 19, 2019 and other measures
APPA (2019-05-02) Show Briefs
Tuesday, June 4, 2019 at 3:33 PM
Wednesday, May 29, 2019 at 6:46 PM
  • Mauro Barelli, Senior Lecturer, City Law School, University of London (As an Individual)
  • John Borrows, Canada Research Chair in Indigenous Law, , University of Victoria (As an Individual)
  • Paul Joffe, Legal Counsel, Grand Council of the Crees (Eeyou Istchee) (As an Individual)
  • Joshua Nichols, Assistant Professor, Faculty of Law, University of Alberta (As an Individual)
Thursday, May 16, 2019 at 1:00 PM
  • Veldon Coburn, Faculty member, School of Indigenous and Canadian Studies, Carleton University (As an Individual)
  • Okimaw Henry Lewis, Chief (Onion Lake Cree Nation)
  • Craig Makinaw, Chief (Ermineskin Cree Nation)
  • François Masse, Director General, Strategic Policy, Cabinet and Parliamentary Affairs (Indigenous Services Canada)
  • Jean-Pierre Morin, Departmental Historian, Strategic Policy Directorate (Crown-Indigenous Relations and Northern Affairs Canada)
  • Scott Serson, former Deputy Minister, Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development Canada (As an Individual)
  • Jean-François Tremblay, Deputy Minister (Indigenous Services Canada)
  • Daniel Watson, Deputy Minister (Crown-Indigenous Relations and Northern Affairs Canada)
Tuesday, May 14, 2019 at 9:01 AM
  • Marcel Balfour, Senior Policy Analyst (Assembly of Manitoba Chiefs)
  • Robert Bertrand, National Chief (Congress of Aboriginal Peoples)
  • Jocelyn Formsma, Executive Director (National Association of Friendship Centres)
The subject matter of those elements contained in Divisions 1, 5 and 26 of Part 4, and in Subdivision A of Division 2 of Part 4 of Bill C-97, An Act to implement certain provisions of the budget tabled in Parliament on March 19, 2019 and other measures
BANC (2019-05-02) Show Briefs
Wednesday, June 5, 2019 at 4:20 PM
Wednesday, May 29, 2019 at 4:12 PM
  • Safeena Alarakhia, Senior Advisor, Financial Crimes Governance and Operations, Financial Systems Division, Financial Sector Policy Branch (Department of Finance Canada)
  • Ian Disend, Senior Policy Analyst, Marketplace Framework Policy Branch (Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada)
  • Mark Schaan, Director General, Marketplace Framework Policy Branch (Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada)
  • Kathleen Wrye, Acting Director, Pensions Policy (Department of Finance Canada)
Thursday, May 16, 2019 at 10:31 AM
  • Bob Brunet, Executive Director, Canadian Roofing Contractors Association (National Trade Contractors Coalition of Canada)
  • Frank Faieta, National Vice President, The Guarantee Company (Surety Association of Canada)
  • The Honourable Senator Donald Neil Plett, Senator
Wednesday, May 15, 2019 at 4:15 PM
  • Jean-Daniel Breton, , Corporate Practice Committee (Canadian Association of Insolvency and Restructuring Professionals)
  • Steven Estey, Government and Community Relations Officer (Council of Canadians with Disabilities)
  • Alex D. McKinnon, Department Leader, Research, Public Policy and Bargaining Support, Canadian National Office (United Steelworkers)
  • Denis Meunier, Director (Transparency International Canada)
  • Joe Morin, Past Chair (Canadian Bond Investors Association)
  • Raj Sahni, Partner, Bennett Jones LLP (Canadian Bond Investors Association)
Wednesday, May 8, 2019 at 4:14 PM
  • Jessica Brandon-Jepp, Advocacy and Government Relations Advisor (Canadian Credit Union Association)
  • Anne Butler, Chief Legal Officer and Head of Research and Policy (Payments Canada)
  • Ian Disend, Senior Policy Analyst, Marketplace Framework Policy Branch (Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada)
  • William Gibson, Analyst , Payments Policy (Department of Finance Canada)
  • Theresa Hinz, Managing Director, Legislative Policy, Interpretations and Compliance, Regulatory Affairs Division (Office of the Superintendent of Financial Institutions Canada)
  • Oliver Kanter, Economist, Pensions Policy (Department of Finance Canada)
  • Isabelle Lepage, Manager, Legislative Policy, Interpretations and Compliance (Office of the Superintendent of Financial Institutions Canada)
  • Christopher Meszaros, Senior Counsel (Department of Justice Canada)
  • Paul Morrison, Manager, Policy Development (Insolvency), Marketplace Framework Policy Branch (Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada)
  • Mary O'Connor, Senior Advisor, Strategic Initiatives, Financial Institutions Division (Department of Finance Canada)
  • Darryl Patterson, Director, Corporate, Insolvency and Competition Directorate, Marketplace Framework Policy Branch (Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada)
  • Mark Schaan, Director General, Marketplace Framework Policy Branch (Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada)
  • Margaret Tepczynska, Director, Strategic Initiatives, Financial Institutions Division (Department of Finance Canada)
  • Julie Trepanier, Director, Payments Policy (Department of Finance Canada)
  • Kathy Wyre, Acting Director, Pensions Policy (Department of Finance Canada)
The subject matter of those elements contained in Divisions 10 and 21 of Part 4 of Bill C-97, An Act to implement certain provisions of the budget tabled in Parliament on March 19, 2019 and other measures
SECD (2019-05-02) Show Briefs
Wednesday, June 5, 2019 at 2:02 PM
Monday, June 3, 2019 at 1:00 PM
  • Randall Koops, Director General, Firearms Regulatory Services, Canadian Firearms Program (Public Safety Canada)
  • Michelaine Lahaie, Chairperson (Civilian Review and Complaints Commission for the RCMP)
  • Faith McIntyre, Director General, Policy and Research Division, Strategic Policy and Commemoration (Veterans Affairs Canada)
  • Philip McLinton, A/Senior Director, Strategic Policy and Government Affairs (Royal Canadian Mounted Police)
  • Janet Merlo, Former RCMP member (National Women in Law Enforcement Association)
  • Angelina Rivers, National Director (National Women in Law Enforcement Association)
  • Laurent Solasse, Senior Investigator (Civilian Review and Complaints Commission for the RCMP)
  • Jacques Talbot, Legal Counsel (Department of Justice Canada)
The subject matter of those elements contained in Divisions 11, 12, 13 and 14 of Part 4, and in Subdivision I of Division 9 of Part 4 of Bill C-97, An Act to implement certain provisions of the budget tabled in Parliament on March 19, 2019 and other measures
TRCM (2019-05-02) Show Briefs
Wednesday, June 5, 2019 at 6:47 PM
Tuesday, June 4, 2019 at 9:30 AM
  • Alain Arseneault, President and Marine Pilot (Corporation des pilotes du St-Laurent central)
  • Massimo Bergamini, President and Chief Executive Officer (National Airlines Council of Canada)
  • Michael Broad, President (Shipping Federation of Canada)
  • Bruce Burrows, President (Chamber of Marine Commerce)
  • Daniel-Robert Gooch, President (Canadian Airports Council)
  • Roy Haakonson, President (Licensed Pilot) (British Columbia Coast Pilots Ltd.)
  • Tristan K.-Laflamme, Executive Director and General Counsel (Canadian Marine Pilots' Association)
  • Doug Keller-Hobson, Chief Executive Officer (Hope Air)
  • John McKenna, President and Chief Executive Officer (Air Transport Association of Canada)
  • Andrew Norgaard, Vice President of Communications (NAV Canada)
Wednesday, May 29, 2019 at 6:45 PM
  • Jacqueline Corado, Vice-Chairperson (Transportation Appeal Tribunal of Canada)
  • Nancy Fitchett, Acting Vice President, Corporate Affairs and Chief Financial Officer (Canadian Air Transport Security Authority)
  • Michael Saunders, President and Chief Executive Officer (Canadian Air Transport Security Authority)
  • Charles S. Sullivan, President and Chief Executive Officer (Transportation Appeal Tribunal of Canada)
Tuesday, May 28, 2019 at 9:28 AM
  • Michael DeJong, Director General, Multi-modal and Road Safety Programs (Transport Canada)
  • Keith Jones, Director, International Marine Policy (Transport Canada)
  • Colin Stacey, Acting Director General, Pilotage Act Review (Transport Canada)
  • Sara Wiebe, Director General, Air Policy (Transport Canada)
The subject matter of those elements contained in Divisions 15, 16, 18, 19 and 20 of Part 4, and in Subdivisions C, K and L of Division 9 of Part 4 of Bill C-97, An Act to implement certain provisions of the budget tabled in Parliament on March 19, 2019 and other measures
SOCI (2019-05-02) Show Briefs
Thursday, June 6, 2019 at 10:31 AM
Wednesday, June 5, 2019 at 3:17 PM
  • David LeDrew, Senior Advisor, Capital Markets Division (Department of Finance Canada)
  • David K. Lee, Chief Regulatory Officer, Health Products and Food Branch (Health Canada)
  • Greg Loyst, Director General, Policy and Regulatory Strategies Directorate (Health Canada)
  • Robert Sample, Senior Director, Market Policy, Capital Markets Division (Department of Finance Canada)
  • Jason Stephen, President (Canadian Real Estate Association)
  • Garima Talwar Kapoor, Director, Policy and Research (Maytree Foundation)
  • Michel Tremblay, Senior Vice President, Policy and Innovation (Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation)
  • Mark Young, Director, Legal Services (Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation)
Monday, June 3, 2019 at 4:00 PM
  • Michèle Biss, Policy Director and Human Rights Lawyer (Canada Without Poverty)
  • Avvy Yao-Yao Go, Clinic Director, Chinese and Southeast Asian Legal Clinic (Colour of Poverty – Colour of Change)
  • Darlene O'Leary, Socio-economic Policy Analyst (Citizens for Public Justice)
  • Heather Sheehy, Associate Assistant Deputy Minister, Strategic and Service Policy Branch (Employment and Social Development Canada )
  • Nora Spinks, President and CEO (Vanier Institute of the Family)
  • Hugues Vaillancourt, Senior Director, Social Development Policy Division, Social Policy Directorate, Strategic and Service Policy Branch (Employment and Social Development Canada )
Thursday, May 30, 2019 at 10:30 AM
  • The Honourable Ahmed Hussen, P.C., M.P., Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship (Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada)
  • Raymond Kunze, Director General, Internal Audit and Accountability (Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada)
  • Erika Sheridan, Superintendent and Director, Border Integrity (Royal Canadian Mounted Police)
  • Katarina Stephenson, Director, Social Immigration Policy and Programs (Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada)
Wednesday, May 29, 2019 at 3:15 PM
  • The Honourable Bill Blair, P.C., M.P., Minister of Border Security and Organized Crime Reduction (Public Safety Canada)
  • André Baril, Senior Director, Refugee Affairs (Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada)
  • Jean-Nicolas Beuze, Representative in Canada (United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees)
  • Andrew Brouwer, Vice President (Canadian Association of Refugee Lawyers)
  • Richard Neil Goldman, Member, Legal Affairs Committee (Canadian Council for Refugees)
  • Michael Huynh, Director of Professional Conduct (Immigration Consultants of Canada Regulatory Council)
  • Dory Jade, Chief Executive Officer (Canadian Association of Professional Immigration Consultants)
  • Jennifer Lutfallah, Director General, Enforcement and Intelligence Programs (Canada Border Services Agency)
  • John Murray, President and CEO (Immigration Consultants of Canada Regulatory Council)
  • Robin Seligman, Barrister and Solicitor (Seligman Law)
  • Fraser Valentine, Director General, Refugee Affairs (Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada)
The subject matter of those elements contained in Divisions 23 and 24 of Part 4 of Bill C-97, An Act to implement certain provisions of the budget tabled in Parliament on March 19, 2019 and other measures
ENEV (2019-05-02)
Tuesday, May 28, 2019 at 5:45 PM
  • Kevin McNamee, Director, Protected Areas Establishment Branch (Parks Canada)
  • Michael Nadler, Acting Chief Executive Officer (Parks Canada)
The subject matter of those elements contained in Subdivision C of Division 9 of Part 4, insofar as it relates to food, and in Subdivision J of Division 9 of Part 4 of Bill C-97, An Act to implement certain provisions of the budget tabled in Parliament on March 19, 2019 and other measures
AGFO (2019-05-02) Show Briefs
Tuesday, June 4, 2019 at 6:12 PM
Tuesday, May 28, 2019 at 5:52 PM
  • Frank Annau, Environment and Science Policy Advisor (Canadian Federation of Agriculture)
  • Kathleen Cooper, Senior Researcher (Canadian Environmental Law Association)
  • Jason Flint, Director General, Policy, Communications and Regulatory Affairs Directorate, Pest Management Regulatory Agency (Health Canada)
  • Jeff Nielsen, President (Grain Growers of Canada)
  • Dennis Prouse, Vice-President, Government Affairs (CropLife Canada)
Tuesday, May 14, 2019 at 5:02 PM
  • Daniel Vielfaure, Director General (Bonduelle Americas)
  • Susan Abel, Vice-President Safety and Compliance (Food & Consumer Products of Canada)
  • Michael Burrows, Chief Executive Officer (Maple Lodge Farms)
  • Gordon Harrison, President (Canadian National Millers Association)
  • David K. Lee, Chief Regulatory Officer, Health Products and Food Branch (Health Canada)
  • Greg Loyst, Director General, Policy and Regulatory Strategies Directorate (Health Canada)
  • Kathleen Sullivan, President and Chief Executive Officer (Food and Beverage Canada)
  • Carla Ventin, Senior Vice-President, Government Relations (Food & Consumer Products of Canada)
Bill C-281, An Act to establish a National Local Food Day
AGFO (2019-04-30) Show Briefs
Thursday, May 16, 2019 at 8:02 AM
  • Stuart Oke, Youth President (National Farmers Union)
  • Michael Smith, Chef and Owner, The Inn at Bay Fortune (As an Individual)
  • Wayne Stetski, M.P., Kootenay — Columbia, Sponsor of the bill (House of Commons)
  • Anita Stewart, Food Laureate, Ontario Agricultural College, University of Guelph (As an Individual)
  • Gisèle Yasmeen, Executive Director (Food Secure Canada)
Bill C-77, An Act to amend the National Defence Act and to make related and consequential amendments to other Acts
SECD (2019-04-30) Show Briefs
Tuesday, May 28, 2019 at 2:00 PM
Monday, May 27, 2019 at 11:00 AM
  • The Honourable Harjit S. Sajjan, P.C., M.P., Minister of National Defence (National Defence and the Canadian Armed Forces)
  • Major Carly Arkell, , Department of National Defence and the Canadian Armed Forces (As an Individual)
  • Commodore Geneviève Bernatchez, Judge Advocate General (Department of National Defence and the Canadian Armed Forces)
  • Eric Charland, Member, Military Law Section (Canadian Bar Association)
  • Diane Crocker, Professor, Department of Sociology and Criminology, Saint Mary's University (As an Individual)
  • Lieutenant-Colonel (Ret'd) Rory Fowler (As an Individual)
  • Marie-Claude Gagnon, Founder (It's Just 700)
  • Lieutenant-General Charles Lamarre, Commander, Military Personnel Command (Department of National Defence and the Canadian Armed Forces)
  • Christian Leuprecht, Professor, Department of Political Science and Economics, Royal Military College of Canada (As an Individual)
  • Lieutenant-Colonel Geneviève Lortie, Director of Law, Military Justice - Policy (Department of National Defence and the Canadian Armed Forces)
  • Sergeant (ret’d) Jessica B. Miller (As an Individual)
  • Commodore Rebecca Patterson, Director General, Canadian Armed Forces Strategic Response Team - Sexual Misconduct (Department of National Defence and the Canadian Armed Forces)
  • Lieutnant-Colonel (Ret'd) Jean-Guy Perron (As an Individual)
  • Dr. Denise Preston, Executive Director, Sexual Misconduct Response Centre (Department of National Defence and the Canadian Armed Forces)
  • Lindsay L. Rodman, Marine Corps and Operation Enduring Freedom Veteran (As an Individual)
  • Colonel Stephen Strickey, Deputy Judge Advocate General, Military Justice (Department of National Defence and the Canadian Armed Forces)
Wednesday, May 15, 2019 at 11:46 AM
  • Colonel Michel Drapeau ret'd, Senior Counsel, Michel Drapeau Law Office, Michel Drapeau Law Office (As an Individual)
  • Heidi Illingworth, Federal Ombudsman for Victims of Crime (Office of the Federal Ombudsman for Victims of Crime)
  • Joshua Juneau, Barrister and Solicitor, Michel Drapeau Law Office, Michel Drapeau Law Office (As an Individual)
  • Pascal Lévesque, Chair of the Committee on Criminal Law (Barreau du Québec)
Bill C-78, An Act to amend the Divorce Act, the Family Orders and Agreements Enforcement Assistance Act and the Garnishment, Attachment and Pension Diversion Act and to make consequential amendments to another Act
LCJC (2019-04-11) Show Briefs
Wednesday, June 12, 2019 at 4:19 PM
Thursday, June 6, 2019 at 10:33 AM
  • Suki Beavers, Project Director (National Association of Women and the Law)
  • John-Paul E. Boyd, Principal, John-Paul Boyd Arbitration Chambers (As an Individual)
  • Glenn Cheriton, President (Canadian Equal Parenting Council)
  • Brian Ludmer, Advisory Counsel (Canadian Association for Equality)
  • Manon Monastesse, Director General (Fédération des maisons d'hébergement pour femmes)
  • Mathilde Trou, Co-responsible for political issues, Communications Officer (Regroupement des maisons pour femmes victimes de violence conjugale)
Wednesday, June 5, 2019 at 2:33 PM
  • The Honourable David Lametti, P.C., M.P., Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada (Department of Justice Canada)
  • Nicholas Bala, Professor, Faculty of Law, Queen’s University (Ontario Chapter of the Association of Family and Conciliation Courts)
  • Serge Bernier, Vice President (Chambre des notaires du Québec)
  • François Daigle, Associate Deputy Minister (Department of Justice Canada)
  • Melanie Del Rizzo, Chair, Family Law Section (Canadian Bar Association)
  • Antoine Fafard, Notary, Legal Services and Institutional Relations (Chambre des notaires du Québec)
  • Claire Farid, Senior Counsel and Manager (Department of Justice Canada)
  • Gaylene Schellenberg, Lawyer, Advocacy (Canadian Bar Association)
  • Valérie Laberge, Member of the Family Law Committee (Barreau du Québec)
  • Nicolas Le Grand Alary, Lawyer, Secretariat of the Order and Legal Affairs (Barreau du Québec)
  • Elissa Lieff, Senior General Counsel (Department of Justice Canada)
  • Linda C. Neilson, Professor Emerita, University of New Brunswick, University of New Brunswick (As an Individual)
  • Andina Van Isschot, Acting Senior Counsel and Coordinator (Department of Justice Canada)
  • Laurie Wright, Senior Assistant Deputy Minister (Department of Justice 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.