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Studies & Bills

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Studies & Bills Date Referred  note  note
The subject matter of Bill C-101, An Act to amend the Customs Tariff and the Canadian International Trade Tribunal Act
(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-97, An Act to implement certain provisions of the budget tabled in Parliament on March 19, 2019 and other measures
(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)
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
(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)
Main Estimates for the fiscal year ending March 31, 2020
(2019-04-11) Show Briefs
Wednesday, June 5, 2019 at 6:49 PM
Wednesday, May 8, 2019 at 7:20 PM
  • The Honourable Joyce Murray, P.C., M.P., President of the Treasury Board and Minister of Digital Government (Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat)
  • Karen Cahill, Assistant Secretary and Chief Financial Officer (Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat)
  • Julie Charron, Acting Assistant Deputy Minister (Finance) and Deputy Chief Financial Officer (Department of National Defence and the Canadian Armed Forces)
  • Patrick Finn, Assistant Deputy Minister (Materiel) (Department of National Defence and the Canadian Armed Forces)
  • Michael Hammond, Executive Director, Finance, Planning and Administration Directorate (Privy Council Office)
  • 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)
  • Lisa Setlakwe, Senior Assistant Deputy Minister, Strategy and Innovation Policy Sector (Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada)
  • Matthew Shea, Assistant Deputy Minister, Corporate Services and Chief Financial Officer (Privy Council Office)
  • Philippe Thompson, Assistant Deputy Minister, Corporate Management Sector (Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada)
Tuesday, May 7, 2019 at 1:30 PM
  • Nathalie Bertrand, Assistant Deputy Minister and Chief Financial Officer, Corporate Services (Infrastructure Canada)
  • Nathalie Lechasseur, Director General, Programs Integration, Program Operations (Infrastructure Canada)
  • Paul Pelletier, Director General, Education Branch (Indigenous Services Canada)
  • Evan Siddall, President and Chief Executive Officer (Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation)
  • Paul Thoppil, Chief Finances, Results and Delivery Officer (Indigenous Services Canada)
  • Lisa Williams, Chief Financial Officer (Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation)
Tuesday, May 7, 2019 at 9:30 AM
  • Eric Costen, Associate Assistant Deputy Minister, Controlled Substances and Cannabis Branch (Health Canada)
  • Edward De Sousa, Director General, Resource Management Directorate (Health Canada)
  • Matt Jones, Assistant Deputy Minister, Pan-Canadian Framework Implementation Office (Environment and Climate Change Canada)
  • Alan Kerr, Vice President, Corporate Services and Chief Financial Officer (Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency)
  • Randy Larkin, Assistant Deputy Minister and Chief Financial Officer (Health Canada)
  • Christine Loth-Bown, Vice President, Policy Development Sector (Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency)
  • John Moffet, Assistant Deputy Minister, Environmental Protection Branch (Environment and Climate Change Canada)
  • Carol Najm, Assistant Deputy Minister, Corporate Services and Finance Branch (Environment and Climate Change Canada)
  • Niall O'Dea, Associate Deputy Minister, Canadian Wildlife Services (Environment and Climate Change Canada)
Wednesday, May 1, 2019 at 6:45 PM
  • Shirley Carruthers, Director General, Financial Resource Planning and Management Bureau (Global Affairs Canada)
  • Jason Choueiri, Executive Director (Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada)
  • Jacques Cloutier, Vice-President, Intelligence and Enforcement Branch (Canada Border Services Agency)
  • Alexis Conrad, Assistant Deputy Minister, Learning Branch (Employment and Social Development Canada )
  • Natasha Kim, Associate Assistant Deputy Minister, Strategic and Program Policy (Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada)
  • Greg Kipling, Director General, Policy, Planning and Corporate Affairs Branch (Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada)
  • Daniel Mills, Assistant Deputy Minister and Chief Financial Officer, Corporate Management (Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada)
  • Jonathan Moor, Chief Financial Officer and Vice-President, Financial and Corporate Management Branch (Canada Border Services Agency)
  • Mark Perlman, Chief Financial Officer (Employment and Social Development Canada )
  • Arun Thangaraj, Assistant Deputy Minister and Chief Financial Officer (Global Affairs Canada)
  • Jason Won, Deputy Chief Financial Officer (Employment and Social Development Canada )
Tuesday, April 30, 2019 at 9:32 AM
  • Michel Cormier, Executive Director (The Leaders’ Debates Commission)
  • Bradley Eddison, Director, Policy and Management Services (The Leaders’ Debates Commission)
  • Stéphane Perrault, Chief Electoral Officer (Office of the Chief Electoral Officer)
  • Hughes St-Pierre, Deputy Chief Electoral Officer, Internal Services (Office of the Chief Electoral Officer)
Government response to the thirty-second report of the Standing Senate Committee on National Finance, entitled "The Phoenix Pay Problem-Working Toward a Solution"
(2019-02-22) Show Briefs
Wednesday, April 3, 2019 at 6:50 PM
  • Steven MacKinnon M.P., Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Public Services and Procurement (As an Individual)
  • The Honourable Carla Qualtrough, P.C., M.P., Minister of Public Services and Procurement and Accessibility (Public Services and Procurement Canada)
  • Les Linklater, Associate Deputy Minister, HR-to-Pay Stabilization (Public Services and Procurement Canada)
  • Jacquie Manchevsky, Corporate Secretary, Next Generation HR and Pay Team, Office of the Chief Information Officer (Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat)
Government response to the twenty-fourth report of the Standing Senate Committee on National Finance, entitled "Fair, Simple and Competitive Taxation: The Way Forward for Canada"
(2019-02-21)
Interim Estimates for the fiscal year ending March 31, 2020
(2019-02-21)
Tuesday, March 19, 2019 at 9:31 AM
Wednesday, February 27, 2019 at 2:15 PM
  • The Honourable Jane Philpott, P.C., M.P., President of the Treasury Board and Minister of Digital Government (Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat)
  • Karen Cahill, Assistant Secretary and Chief Financial Officer (Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat)
  • 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)
Supplementary Estimates (B) for the fiscal year ending March 31, 2019
(2019-02-21) Show Briefs
Tuesday, March 19, 2019 at 9:31 AM
Wednesday, February 27, 2019 at 6:45 PM
  • Paul Arvanitidis, Senior Director, Tourism Policy (Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada)
  • Krista Campbell, Director General, Digital Transformation Service Sector, Connected Canada Branch (Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada)
  • Jacques Fauteux, Director, Government and Community Relations (VIA Rail Canada)
  • Patricia Jasmin, Chief Financial Officer (VIA Rail Canada)
  • Andrea Johnston, Assistant Deputy Minister, Innovation Canada (Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada)
  • Frances McRae, Assistant Deputy Minister, Small Business and Marketplace Services (Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada)
  • Philippe Thompson, Assistant Deputy Minister, Corporate Management Sector (Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada)
Wednesday, February 27, 2019 at 2:15 PM
  • The Honourable Jane Philpott, P.C., M.P., President of the Treasury Board and Minister of Digital Government (Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat)
  • Karen Cahill, Assistant Secretary and Chief Financial Officer (Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat)
  • 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)
Tuesday, February 26, 2019 at 2:00 PM
  • Leah Anderson, Assistant Deputy Minister, Financial Sector Policy Branch (Department of Finance Canada)
  • Darlene Bess, Chief Financial Officer (Department of Finance Canada)
  • Richard Botham, Assistant Deputy Minister, Economic Development and Corporate Finance Branch (Department of Finance Canada)
  • Julie Charron, Acting Assistant Deputy Minister (Finance) and Acting Chief Financial Officer (Department of National Defence and the Canadian Armed Forces)
  • Michel Doiron, Assistant Deputy Minister, Service Delivery (Veterans Affairs Canada)
  • Patrick Finn, Assistant Deputy Minister (Materiel) (Department of National Defence and the Canadian Armed Forces)
  • Major-General Hercule Gosselin, Chief of Programme (Department of National Defence and the Canadian Armed Forces)
  • Miodrag Jovanovic, Associate Assistant Deputy Minister (Analysis), Tax Policy Branch (Department of Finance Canada)
  • Nicholas Leswick, Assistant Deputy Minister, Economic and Fiscal Policy Branch (Department of Finance Canada)
  • Mike MacDonald, Associate Assistant Deputy Minister, Operations
  • Faith McIntyre, Acting Assistant Deputy Minister, Strategic Policy and Commemoration (Veterans Affairs Canada)
  • Daniel Mills, Assistant Deputy Minister and Chief Financial Officer, Corporate Management (Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada)
  • Nicolas Moreau, Director General, Funds Management Division, Financial Sector Policy Branch (Department of Finance Canada)
  • Elizabeth Stuart, Assistant Deputy Minister, Chief Financial Officer and Corporate Services (Veterans Affairs Canada)
Tuesday, February 26, 2019 at 9:30 AM
  • Alexis Conrad, Assistant Deputy Minister, Learning Branch (Employment and Social Development Canada )
  • Jim Fox, Vice President, Integrated Energy Information and Analysis (National Energy Board)
  • Odette Johnston, Director General, Children and Families Branch (Indigenous Services Canada)
  • Alex Lakroni, Chief Finances, Results and Delivery Officer (Crown-Indigenous Relations and Northern Affairs Canada)
  • Eric Marion, Senior Director Fiscal Policy, Policy Development and Coordination Branch (Crown-Indigenous Relations and Northern Affairs Canada)
  • Mark Perlman, Chief Financial Officer and Senior Assistant Deputy Minister, Chief Financial Officer Branch (Employment and Social Development Canada )
  • Mark Power, Vice President, Performance and Results and Chief Financial Officer (National Energy Board)
  • Paul Thoppil, Chief Finances, Results and Delivery Officer (Indigenous Services Canada)
  • Jason Won, Deputy Chief Financial Officer (Employment and Social Development Canada )
Bill C-86, A second Act to implement certain provisions of the budget tabled in Parliament on February 27, 2018 and other measures
(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, Member (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)
Bill S-246, An Act to amend the Borrowing Authority Act
(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)
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