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Studies & Bills Committee Date Referred  note  note
Main Estimates for the fiscal year ending March 31, 2019
NFFN (2018-04-18)
The expenditures set out in Library of Parliament Vote 1 of the Main Estimates for the fiscal year ending March 31, 2019
BILI (2018-04-18)
Bill S-240, An Act to amend the Criminal Code and the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act (trafficking in human organs)
RIDR (2018-04-17)
Bill C-66, An Act to establish a procedure for expunging certain historically unjust convictions and to make related amendments to other Acts
RIDR (2018-03-27) Link to the briefs of this witness/study
Wednesday, April 25, 2018 at 12:00 PM
  • The Honourable Ralph Goodale, P.C., M.P., Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness (Public Safety Canada)
  • Daryl Churney, Executive Director General, Record Suspension and Clemency (Parole Board of Canada)
  • Angela Connidis, Director General, Crime Prevention, Corrections and Criminal Justice Directorate (Public Safety Canada)
  • Serge Côté, Chief Superintendent, Director General, Canadian Criminal Real Time Identification Services, Specialized Policing Services (Royal Canadian Mounted Police)
  • Brigitte Lavigne, Director, Record Suspension and Clemency (Parole Board of Canada)
  • Nathalie Levman, Counsel, Policy Sector, Criminal Law Policy Section (Department of Justice Canada)
  • Shawn Scromeda, Senior Counsel, Public Safety, Defense and Immigration Portfolio, Public Safety Legal Services (Department of Justice Canada)
  • Kathy Thompson, Assistant Deputy Minister, Community Safety and Countering Crime Branch (Public Safety Canada)
Wednesday, April 18, 2018 at 11:33 AM
  • Maya Borooah, Defence Counsel, Henein Hutchison (Criminal Lawyers' Association)
  • Angela Chaisson, Defence Counsel, Chaisson Law (Criminal Lawyers' Association)
  • Ross Higgins, Member, Board of Governors and Head of Collections (Quebec Gay Archives)
  • Tom Hooper, Contract Faculty, Department of History, York University (As an Individual)
  • Gary Kinsman, Professor Emeritus, Sociology, Laurentian University (As an Individual)
  • James Lockyer, Senior Counsel, Innocence Canada (As an Individual)
  • Jacques Prince, President, Board of Governors (Quebec Gay Archives)
  • Ronald Rosenes, C.M., Community Health Advocate and Board Chair, Canadian HIV/AIDS Legal Network (As an Individual)
  • Martine Roy, Member (Just Society Committee)
Develop and propose amendments to the Rules of the Senate to establish the Standing Committee on Audit and Oversight
RPRD (2018-03-27)
Tuesday, April 17, 2018 at 9:33 AM
  • The Honourable Senator David M. Wells
Bill C-45, An Act respecting cannabis and to amend the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act, the Criminal Code and other Acts
SOCI (2018-03-22) Link to the briefs of this witness/study
Thursday, May 3, 2018 at 10:30 AM
Wednesday, May 2, 2018 at 3:15 PM
Monday, April 30, 2018 at 2:00 PM
Thursday, April 26, 2018 at 10:30 AM
  • Murray Elliott, President (Energy Safety Canada)
  • Derrick Hynes, Executive Director (FETCO)
  • Christopher MacDonald, Member, Director, Government Relations, J.D. Irving, Limited (FETCO)
  • Chris Moore, Manager, Training & Education Services (Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety)
  • Tara Peel, National Representative, Health & Safety (Canadian Labour Congress)
  • Hassan Yussuff, President (Canadian Labour Congress)
Wednesday, April 25, 2018 at 3:15 PM
  • Glen Barnes, Advisory Council Member (Drug Free Kids Canada)
  • Grace Costa, General Manager, Eva’s Satellite (Eva’s Initiatives)
  • Connor Fesenmaier, Advisory Council Member (Smart Approaches to Marijuana Canada (SAMC))
  • Emily Jenkins, Assistant Professor, School of Nursing, University of British Columbia (As an Individual)
  • Corey O’Soup, Advocate (Saskatchewan Advocate For Children and Youth)
  • Marc Paris, Executive Director (Drug Free Kids Canada)
  • Danielle Sutherland, Curriculum Development Manager (Skylark Children, Youth & Families)
  • Kristen Szekszardi, Advanced Peer Worker (alumni) (Eva’s Initiatives)
  • Jenna Valleriani, Strategic Advisor (Canadian Students for Sensible Drug Policy)
Thursday, April 19, 2018 at 10:31 AM
  • Dr. Christine Campbell, Family Medicine Resident (College of Family Physicians of Canada)
  • Ian Culbert, Executive Director (Canadian Public Health Association)
  • Dr. Eileen de Villa, Medical Officer of Health (City of Toronto Health Unit)
  • Katherine Eberl Kelly, Executive Director (Pan-Canadian Joint Consortium for School Health)
  • Lucie Granger, Executive Director (Association pour la santé publique du Québec)
  • Andrew Mendes, Director of Operations (Rideauwood Addiction and Family Services)
  • Sudha Sabanadesan, Policy Development Officer (City of Toronto Health Unit)
  • Josh Watt, Representative, Executive Director, Manitoba School Board Association (Canadian School Boards Association)
  • Marion Wright, Executive Director (Rideauwood Addiction and Family Services)
Wednesday, April 18, 2018 at 3:45 PM
  • Lynda Balneaves, Registered Nurse and Medical and Non-Medical Cannabis Researcher (Canadian Nurses Association)
  • Dr. Jeff Blackmer, Vice-President, Medical Professionalism (Canadian Medical Association)
  • Michael R. DeVillaer, Assistant Professor, Peter Boris Centre for Addictions Research, McMaster University (As an Individual)
  • Benedikt Fischer, Addiction Chair, Professor, Department of Psychiatry, University of Toronto (Canadian Research Initiative on Substance Misuse (CRISM))
  • Dr. Didier Jutras-Aswad, Principal Scientist, Centre de recherche du Centre hospitalier, Université de Montréal (CRCHUM) (Canadian Research Initiative on Substance Misuse (CRISM))
  • Dr. Laurent Marcoux, President (Canadian Medical Association)
  • Dr. Robert Milin, Representative, Head, Division of Addiction & Mental Health, Associate Professor, University of Ottawa (Canadian Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry)
  • Karey Shuhendler, Program Lead, Public Policy (Canadian Nurses Association)
  • Dr. Philip Tibbo, Representative, Professor, Department of Psychiatry, Dalhousie University (Canadian Psychiatric Association)
Monday, April 16, 2018 at 2:00 PM
  • Pippa Beck, Senior Policy Analyst (Non-Smokers’ Rights Association)
  • Dr. Meldon Kahan, Medical Director, Substance Use Service, Women’s College Hospital, Department of Family Medicine, University of Toronto (As an Individual)
  • Dr. Harold Kalant, Professor Emeritus, Faculty of Medecine, University of Toronto (As an Individual)
  • Dr. Bernard Le Foll, Medical Head (Centre for Addiction and Mental Health)
  • Dr. Sharon Levy, Medical Director, Adolescent Substance Abuse Program, Boston Children’s Hospital; Associate Professor of Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School (As an Individual)
  • Amy Porath, Director of Research (Canadian Centre on Substance Use and Addiction)
  • David Sweanor, Adjunct Professor, Faculty of Law, University of Ottawa (As an Individual)
  • Melodie Tilson, Director of Policy (Non-Smokers’ Rights Association)
Thursday, March 29, 2018 at 10:30 AM
  • Chak Kwong Au, Councillor (City of Richmond)
  • Peggy Bachman, Director, Office of Government and Municipal Relations (Ville de Montréal)
  • Bill Karsten, First Vice President, councillor, City of Halifax (Federation of Canadian Municipalities)
  • Alana Lavoie, Manager of Policy and Research (Federation of Canadian Municipalities)
  • Marie-Pierre Rouette, Member, Government Relations (Ville de Montréal)
  • Shayne Turner, Director, By-Law Enforcement (City of Waterloo)
  • Matt Zabloski, Business Strategist, Calgary Community Standards (City of Calgary)
Wednesday, March 28, 2018 at 4:13 PM
  • Bill Blair, M.P., Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada and to the Minister of Health (As an Individual)
  • The Honourable Ginette Petitpas Taylor, P.C., Minister of Health (Health Canada)
  • John Clare, Director, Policy, Legislative and Regulatory Affairs (Health Canada)
  • Eric Costen, Director General, Cannabis Legalization and Regulation Secretariat (Health Canada)
  • Diane Labelle, General Counsel (Department of Justice Canada)
  • Paul Saint-Denis, Senior Counsel, Criminal Law Policy Section (Department of Justice Canada)
Bill C-24, An Act to amend the Salaries Act and to make a consequential amendment to the Financial Administration Act
NFFN (2018-03-21)
Tuesday, April 17, 2018 at 9:31 AM
  • The Honourable Bardish Chagger, P.C., M.P., Leader of the Government in the House of Commons (Small Business and Tourism)
  • Martha Boyle, Privy Council Officer, Machinery of Government (Privy Council Office)
  • Allen Sutherland, Assistant Secretary, Machinery of Government (Privy Council Office)
Government response to the sixteenth report of the Standing Senate Committee on Aboriginal Peoples, entitled The Deepening Crisis in Venezuela: Canadian and Regional Stakes, tabled in the Senate on July 20, 2017
AEFA (2018-03-20)
Government response to the twelfth report of the Standing Senate Committee on National Finance, entitled Smarter Planning, Smarter Spending: Achieving infrastructure success, deposited with the Clerk of the Senate on February 28, 2017
NFFN (2018-03-20)
Wednesday, April 25, 2018 at 6:45 PM
  • The Honourable Amarjeet Sohi, P.C., M.P., Minister of Infrastructure and Communities (Infrastructure and Communities)
  • Darlene Boileau, Assistant Deputy Minister, Corporate Services and Chief Financial Officer (Infrastructure Canada)
  • Glenn Campbell, Assistant Deputy Minister, Infrastructure Finance and Investment, Canada Infrastructure Bank Transition Office (Infrastructure Canada)
  • Marc Fortin, Assistant Deputy Minister, Program Operations (Infrastructure Canada)
  • Kelly Gillis, Deputy Minister (Infrastructure Canada)
  • David Murchison, Assistant Deputy Minister, Policy and Results (Infrastructure Canada)
Bill C-70, An Act to give effect to the Agreement on Cree Nation Governance between the Crees of Eeyou Istchee and the Government of Canada, to amend the Cree-Naskapi (of Quebec) Act and to make related and consequential amendments to other Acts
APPA (2018-03-01)
Tuesday, March 27, 2018 at 9:00 AM
  • Perry Billingsley, Associate Assistant Deputy Minister, Treaties and Aboriginal Government (Department of Crown-Indigenous Relations and Northern Affairs Canada)
  • Abel Bosum, Grand Chief (Grand Council of the Cree (Eeyou Istchee))
  • Matthew Coon Come, Former Grand Chief (Grand Council of the Cree (Eeyou Istchee))
  • Mandy Gull, Deputy Grand Chief (Grand Council of the Cree (Eeyou Istchee))
  • Kaitlyn Hester-Moses, Youth Grand Chief (Grand Council of the Cree (Eeyou Istchee))
  • John Hurley, Partner (Gowling WLG (Canada) LLP)
  • Paul John Murdoch, Lawyer (Grand Council of the Cree (Eeyou Istchee))
  • Bill Namagoose, Executive Director (Grand Council of the Cree (Eeyou Istchee))
  • Sylvain Ouellet, Director General, Negotiations East Branch, Treaties and Aboriginal Government (Department of Crown-Indigenous Relations and Northern Affairs Canada)
  • Geneviève Thériault, Senior Counsel (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.