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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-71, An Act to amend certain Acts and Regulations in relation to firearms
SECD (2018-12-11) Show Briefs
Monday, April 8, 2019 at 11:00 AM
  • Alexandra Budgell, Team Leader and Senior Counsel (Department of Justice Canada)
  • Paula Clarke, Counsel (Department of Justice Canada)
  • Randall Koops, Director General, Policing Policy (Public Safety Canada)
  • Robert Mackinnon, Director, Firearms Business Improvement Directorate (Royal Canadian Mounted Police)
Wednesday, April 3, 2019 at 11:46 AM
  • The Honourable Bill Blair, P.C., M.P., Minister of Border Security and Organized Crime Reduction (Public Safety Canada)
  • Dr. Michael Ackermann, Rural Family Medicine (As an Individual)
  • Alexandra Budgell, Team Leader and Senior Counsel (Department of Justice Canada)
  • Randall Koops, Director General, Policing Policy (Public Safety Canada)
  • Robert Mackinnon, Director, Firearms Business Improvement Directorate (Royal Canadian Mounted Police)
  • Kellie Paquette, Director General, Canadian Firearms Program (Royal Canadian Mounted Police)
  • Charles Taylor, Managing Director (Movie Armaments Group)
Monday, April 1, 2019 at 11:00 AM
  • Chief Evan Bray, Co-chair, Special Purpose Committee on Firearms (Canadian Association of Chiefs of Police)
  • Dr. Teri Bryant (Alberta Arms and Cartridge Collectors Association)
  • Matt DeMille, Manager, Fish and Wildlife Services (Ontario Federation of Anglers and Hunters)
  • Dr. Alan Drummond, Co-chair, Public Affairs Committee (Canadian Association of Emergency Physicians)
  • Bernie Farber, Chair (Canadian Anti-Hate Network)
  • Ross Faulkner, Owner (The Gun Dealer)
  • Robert Henderson, Owner (Access Heritage)
  • Kate MacQuarrie (Association of Women Shooters of P.E.I.)
  • Brian McRae, Senior Advisor (Ontario Federation of Anglers and Hunters)
  • Dr. Howard Ovens, Member, Public Affairs Committee (Canadian Association of Emergency Physicians)
  • Chief Adam Palmer, President (Canadian Association of Chiefs of Police)
  • Wayne Rideout, Deputy Director, Drugs and Organized Crime Awareness Service (Government of British Columbia)
  • Linda Silas, President (Canadian Federation of Nurses Unions)
  • Chuck Zuckerman, Chairperson, BCWF Firearms and Recreational Sport Shooting Committee (B.C. Wildlife Federation)
Monday, March 18, 2019 at 11:01 AM
  • The Honourable Ralph Goodale, P.C., M.P., Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness (Public Safety Canada)
  • Alexandra Budgell, Team Leader and Senior Counsel (Department of Justice Canada)
  • Edward Burlew, Barrister and Solicitor (As an Individual)
  • Amanda Dale, Executive Director (Barbra Schlifer Commemorative Clinic)
  • Daniel Fritter, Publisher (Calibre - Canada's Firearm Magazine)
  • Gerry Gamble, President (The Sporting Clubs of Niagara)
  • Phaedra Glushek, Director and General Counsel, Criminal Law Policy Section (Department of Justice Canada)
  • Gerald Ingeveld, Director (Alberta Provincial Rural Crime Watch Association)
  • Randall Koops, Director General, Policing Policy (Public Safety Canada)
  • Robert Mackinnon, Director, Firearms Business Improvement Directorate (Royal Canadian Mounted Police)
  • Lise Martin, Executive Director (Women's Shelters Canada)
  • Brian Mishara, Professor, Department of Psychology, Université du Québec à Montréal (As an Individual)
  • Ray Orb, President (Saskatchewan Association of Rural Municipalities)
  • Kellie Paquette, Director General, Canadian Firearms Program (Royal Canadian Mounted Police)
  • Marc Renaud, President (Fédération québécoise des chasseurs et pêcheurs)
Monday, February 25, 2019 at 11:02 AM
  • Boufeldja Benabdallah, President and Co-Founder (Centre culturel islamique de Québec)
  • Adam Caruana, Director (Firearms Outlet Canada)
  • Irwin M. Cohen, Director, Centre for Public Safety and Criminal Justice Research, University of the Fraser Valley (As an Individual)
  • Alison de Groot, Director (Canadian Sporting Arms and Ammunition Association)
  • Jérôme Gaudreault, Director General (Association québécoise de prévention du suicide)
  • Matthew Hipwell (Wolverine Supplies)
  • Dr. Barbara Kane, Psychiatrist (Coalition for Gun Control)
  • Marty Kerluck, Owner (Toronto Firearm Safety Services)
  • Caillin Langmann, Assistant Clinical Professor of Medicine, McMaster University (As an Individual)
  • Jooyoung Lee, Associate Professor of Sociology, University of Toronto (As an Individual)
  • Gary Mauser, Professor Emeritus, Simon Fraser University (As an Individual)
  • Dave Partanen, Spokesperson (Silverdale Gun Club)
  • Nathalie Provost, Spokesperson (Groupe des étudiants et diplômés de Polytechnique pour le contrôle des armes (Polysesouvient))
  • Heidi Rathjen, Coordinator (Groupe des étudiants et diplômés de Polytechnique pour le contrôle des armes (Polysesouvient))
  • Dr. Natasha Saunders, Physician, Hospital for Sick Children (Canadian Paediatric Society)
  • Wendy Vasquez, Spokesperson (NOT HERE)
  • Wes Winkel, President (Canadian Sporting Arms and Ammunition Association)
Wednesday, February 20, 2019 at 11:48 AM
Monday, February 18, 2019 at 4:00 PM
  • Dr. Najma Ahmed (Canadian Doctors for Protection from Guns)
  • Kathy AuCoin, Assistant Director, Canadian Centre for Justice Statistics (Statistics Canada)
  • Michèle Audette, Commissioner, National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls (As an Individual)
  • Tony Bernardo, Executive Director (Canadian Shooting Sports Association)
  • Sheldon Clare, President (National Firearms Association)
  • Yvan Clermont, Director, Canadian Centre for Justice Statistics (Statistics Canada)
  • Adam Cotter, Analyst , Canadian Centre for Justice Statistics (Statistics Canada)
  • Wendy Cukier, President (Coalition for Gun Control)
  • Adam Ellis, Vanier Scholar, University of Toronto-Centre for Criminology and Sociolegal Studies (As an Individual)
  • Evelyn Fox, Founder (Communities for ZERO Violence)
  • Solomon Friedman, Criminal Defence Lawyer, Edelson & Friedman LLP (As an Individual)
  • Rod Giltaca, Chief Executive Officer and Executive Director (The Canadian Coalition for Firearm Rights)
  • Dr. Sandra Honour, Volunteer President (Shooting Federation of Canada)
  • Alison Irons (As an Individual)
  • Dr. Julie Maggi (Canadian Doctors for Protection from Guns)
  • Louis March, Founder (Zero Gun Violence Movement)
  • Ghislain Picard, Chief (Assembly of First Nations of Quebec and Labrador)
  • James Smith, President, National Range Officers Institute (International Practical Shooting Confederation of Canada)
  • Steve Torino, President (Canadian Shooting Sports Association)
  • Irvin Waller, Professor Emeritus, University of Ottawa (As an Individual)
  • Marcell Wilson, Co-founder and Co-Executive Director, One By One (As an Individual)
  • Stuart Wuttke, Legal Counsel (Assembly of First Nations)
  • Dennis R. Young (As an Individual)
Bill C-376, An Act to designate the month of April as Sikh Heritage Month
SOCI (2018-12-05)
Thursday, April 4, 2019 at 10:32 AM
  • Sukh Dhaliwal, Member of Parliament for Surrey-Newton, sponsor of the bill
  • The Honourable Senator Sabi Marwah, Senator
Bill S-247, An Act to establish International Mother Language Day
SOCI (2018-12-05)
Bill C-86, A second Act to implement certain provisions of the budget tabled in Parliament on February 27, 2018 and other measures
NFFN (2018-12-04) Show Briefs
Friday, December 7, 2018 at 9:00 AM
Thursday, December 6, 2018 at 1:45 PM
  • Helen Berry, Legal Officer (Public Service Alliance of Canada)
  • Derrick Hynes, President and Chief Executive Officer (FETCO)
  • Fiona Keith, Senior Counsel (Canadian Human Rights Commission)
  • Monette Maillet, Deputy Executive Director and Senior General Counsel (Canadian Human Rights Commission)
  • Denise Perron, Representative (Chartered Professionals in Human Resources Canada)
  • Magali Picard, National Executive Vice-President (Public Service Alliance of Canada)
  • Vicky Smallman, National Director, Women's and Human Rights (Canadian Labour Congress)
  • François Trottier, Representative (Chartered Professionals in Human Resources Canada)
  • Tanya van Biesen, Executive Director (Catalyst Canada Inc.)
Wednesday, December 5, 2018 at 6:45 PM
  • Sarah Kaplan, Distinguished Professor and Director, Rotman School of Management, University of Toronto, Institute for Gender and the Economy (As an Individual)
  • Kathleen Lahey, Professor and Queen's National Scholar, Faculty of Law, Queen's University (As an Individual)
  • Samantha Michaels, Senior Policy Advisor (Pauktuutit Inuit Women of Canada)
  • Jacqueline Neapole, Executive Director (Canadian Research Institute for the Advancement of Women)
  • Maya Roy, Chief Executive Officer (YWCA Canada)
  • Diana Sarosi, Senior Policy Advisor (Oxfam Canada)
Wednesday, December 5, 2018 at 5:03 PM
  • The Honourable Bill Morneau, P.C., M.P., Minister of Finance (Department of Finance Canada)
  • Andrew Marsland, Assistant Deputy Minister, Tax Policy Branch (Department of Finance Canada)
  • Barbara Moran, Director General, Strategic Policy, Analysis and Workplace Information, Labour Program (Employment and Social Development Canada )
  • Charles Philippe Rochon, Senior Policy Analyst, Labour Standards and Wage Earner Protection Program , Labour Program (Employment and Social Development Canada )
  • Lori Straznicky, Executive Director, Pay Equity Task Team, Labour Program (Employment and Social Development Canada )
Wednesday, December 5, 2018 at 2:01 PM
  • Aniket Bhushan, Lead Analyst and Principal Investigator (Canadian International Development Platform)
  • Jocelyn Mackie, Co-Chief Executive Officer (Grand Challenges Canada)
  • Fraser Reilly-King, Research and Policy Manager (Canadian Council for International Co-operation)
Special report of the National Security and Intelligence Committee of Parliamentarians into the allegations associated with Prime Minister Trudeau’s official visit to India in February 2018
SECD (2018-12-03)
Bill S-249, An Act respecting the development of a national strategy for the prevention of domestic violence
SOCI (2018-11-29)
Bill S-246, An Act to amend the Borrowing Authority Act
NFFN (2018-11-27)
Wednesday, May 15, 2019 at 6:51 PM
  • The Honourable Senator Joseph A. Day, sponsor of the bill
  • Nicolas Moreau, Director General, Funds Management Division, Financial Sector Policy Branch (Department of Finance Canada)
  • James Wu, Senior Director, Funds Management Division, Financial Sector Policy Branch (Department of Finance Canada)
Bill S-251, An Act to amend the Criminal Code (independence of the judiciary) and to make related amendments
LCJC (2018-11-27)
Develop and propose a mission and purpose statement for the Senate; and review the totality of its procedural rules as embodied in the Rules of the Senate and revise them so that they incorporate the multiple roles of the modern Senate
RPRD (2018-11-27)
Tuesday, April 30, 2019 at 10:01 AM
  • The Honourable Stephen Greene, Senator (As an Individual)
  • The Honourable Paul J. Massicotte, Senator (As an Individual)
Bill C-377, An Act to change the name of the electoral district of Châteauguay—Lacolle
LCJC (2018-11-22)
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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.