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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
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)
Wednesday, May 29, 2019 at 6:45 PM
  • Witness(es) to follow
  • 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)
Tuesday, May 28, 2019 at 9:00 AM
  • Witness(es) to follow (Crown-Indigenous Relations and Northern Affairs Canada)
  • Koren Marriott, Legal Counsel (Department of Justice 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)
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)
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 4:00 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)
Thursday, May 30, 2019 at 1:30 PM
  • 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 6:45 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 1:30 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 1:30 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 9:30 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)
Thursday, May 30, 2019 at 10:30 AM
Wednesday, May 29, 2019 at 4:15 PM
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)
Wednesday, May 29, 2019 at 6:45 PM
  • Witness(es) to follow
  • 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)
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, May 29, 2019 at 4:15 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)
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, May 29, 2019 at 6:45 PM
Tuesday, May 28, 2019 at 9:30 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)
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Orders of Reference

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