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1 SENATE SÉNAT CANADA Activities of Senate Committees Week of June 11, nd Parl. 1st Session SENATE COMMITTEES DIRECTORATE

2 Activities of Senate Committees Week of June 11, 2018 Standings in the Senate Independent Senators Group 46 Conservative Party of Canada 32 Liberal Party of Canada 11 Non-affiliated TOTAL 95 Table of Contents Business Before Committees Chairs and Deputy Chairs Committee Staff Committee Activity This Session Standard Meeting Times and Locations For the latest scheduling and staffing information, please visit: (Committee Business / Senate / Schedule of Meetings). Prepared by the Committees Directorate

3 Business Before Committees 42nd Parl. 1st Session As of: Committee Business Referral Date (Reporting Deadline*) Aboriginal Peoples Study on the federal government s constitutional, treaty, political and legal responsibilities to First Nations, Inuit and Metis peoples Government response to the Twelfth Report of the Standing Senate Committee on Aboriginal Peoples, entitled: On-Reserve Housing and Infrastructure: Recommendations for Change, tabled and adopted in the Senate on June 23, 2015, during the Second Session of the Forty-first Parliament Government response to the third report of the Standing Senate Committee on Aboriginal Peoples, entitled Border Crossing Issues and the Jay Treaty, tabled in the Senate on June 22, Study on the new relationship between Canada and First Nations, Inuit and Métis peoples ( ) Government Response to the fifth report of the Standing Senate Committee on Aboriginal Peoples entitled We Can Do Better: Housing In Inuit Nunangat Study on the implications of the potential legalization of cannabis on First Nations, Inuit and Métis communities Agriculture and Forestry Examine and report on the current situation involving the bovine tuberculosis outbreak in southeastern Alberta, the quarantine that farms in Alberta and Saskatchewan are under, and the movement controls in place for cattle Study the potential impact of the effects of climate change on the agriculture, agri-food and forestry sectors Government Response to the seventh report of the Standing Senate Committee on Agriculture and Forestry entitled Market Access: Giving Canadian Farmers and Processors the World, deposited with the Clerk of the Senate on May 9, ( ) ( ) Study on how the value-added food sector can be more competitive in global markets ( ) Examine and report on issues relating to agriculture and forestry generally ( ) Banking, Trade and Commerce Study on the present state of the domestic and international financial system Examine and report on issues pertaining to the management of systemic risk in the financial system, domestically and internationally ( ) Study and report on issues and concerns pertaining to cyber security and cyber fraud ( ) Study on new and emerging issues for Canadian importers and exporters in North American and global markets Charitable Sector (Special) ( ) Examine the impact of federal and provincial laws and policies governing charities, nonprofit organizations, foundations, and other similar groups; and to examine the impact of the voluntary sector in Canada Energy, the Environment and Natural Resources Study on emerging issues related to its mandate *Expiration date of orders of reference Page 3

4 Business Before Committees 42nd Parl. 1st Session As of: Study on the effects of transitioning to a low carbon economy Ethics and Conflict of Interest for Senators Fisheries and Oceans Consideration of matters relating to the Ethics and Conflict of Interest Code for Senators Study on issues arising from, and developments since, the tabling in July 2015 of its final report on the regulation of aquaculture, current challenges and future prospects for the industry in Canada Study on issues relating to the federal government's current and evolving policy framework for managing Canada's fisheries and oceans ( ) Study on Maritime Search and Rescue activities, including current challenges and opportunities Government response to the fourth report of the Standing Senate Committee on Fisheries and Oceans, entitled Report on Aquaculture, tabled in the Senate on June 21, 2016 Foreign Affairs and International Trade Study on foreign relations and international trade generally ( ) Bill S-235, An Act to amend the Prohibiting Cluster Munitions Act (investments) Study on the impact and utilization of Canadian culture and arts in Canadian foreign policy and diplomacy, and other related matters Government Response to the seventh report of the Standing Senate Committee on Foreign Affairs and International Trade, entitled Free Trade Agreements: A Tool for Economic Prosperity, tabled in the Senate on February 7, 2017 Government Response to the thirteenth report of the Standing Senate Committee on Foreign Affairs and International Trade, entitled A turning point in Canada-Argentina Relations?, tabled in the Senate on June 1, 2017 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, Human Rights Government Response to the fourth report of the Standing Senate Committee on Human Rights, entitled: The Forgotten Many: Human Rights and North Korean Defectors, tabled in the Senate on June 20, Study on the issues relating to the human rights of prisoners in the correctional system ( ) Government Response to the fifth report of the Standing Senate Committee on Human Rights, entitled Finding Refuge in Canada: A Syrian Resettlement Story, tabled in the Senate on December 6, 2016 Bill C-65, An Act to amend the Canada Labour Code (harassment and violence), the Parliamentary Employment and Staff Relations Act and the Budget Implementation Act, 2017, No. 1 Internal Economy, Budgets and Administration To ensure that the Government Conference Centre be equipped with cameras, facilities and resources to enable the broadcasting or webcasting of Senate proceedings To prepare amendments to the Senate Administrative Rules to provide all groups (caucuses) of senators with funding for a secretariat and research projects, regardless of whether the caucuses are organized with or without political affiliations ( ) *Expiration date of orders of reference Page 4

5 Business Before Committees 42nd Parl. 1st Session As of: Legal and Constitutional Affairs Bill S-202, An Act to amend the Divorce Act (shared parenting plans) Bill C-51, An Act to amend the Criminal Code and the Department of Justice Act and to make consequential amendments to another Act Bill S-206, An Act to amend the Criminal Code (protection of children against standard child-rearing violence) Bill S-239, An Act to amend the Canada Elections Act (eliminating foreign funding) Bill C-58, An Act to amend the Access to Information Act and the Privacy Act and to make consequential amendments to other Acts Library of Parliament (Joint) The expenditures set out in Library of Parliament Vote 1 of the Main Estimates for the fiscal year ending March 31, 2017 The expenditures set out in Library of Parliament Vote 1 of the Main Estimates for the fiscal year ending March 31, 2018 The expenditures set out in Library of Parliament Vote 1 of the Main Estimates for the fiscal year ending March 31, ( ) National Finance Study on such issues as may arise from time to time relating to federal estimates generally, including the public accounts, reports of the Auditor General and government finance ( ) Study on the federal government s multi-billion dollar infrastructure funding program Study on the financial implications and regional considerations of Canada s aging population ( ) Main Estimates for the fiscal year ending March 31, ( ) 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, Main Estimates for the fiscal year ending March 31, ( ) Bill S-243, An Act to amend the Canada Revenue Agency Act (reporting on unpaid income tax) National Security and Defence Examine and report on Canada s national security and defence policies, practices, circumstances and capabilities Study on mental health issues affecting serving and retired members of the Canadian Armed Forces ( ) Study on the policies, practices, and collaborative efforts of the Canada Border Services Agency in determining admissibility to Canada and removal of inadmissible individuals Study on the services and benefits provided to members of the Canadian Forces; to veterans; to members and former members of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police and their families Study on national security and defence issues in Indo-Asia Pacific Relations and their implications for Canada s national security and defence policies, practices, circumstances and capabilities Study on security threats facing Canada, including but not limited to:(a) Cyber espionage; (b) Threats to critical infrastructure; (c) Terrorist recruitment and financing; (d) Terrorist operations and prosecutions ( ) ( ) ( ) *Expiration date of orders of reference Page 5

6 Business Before Committees 42nd Parl. 1st Session As of: Government response to the Sixteenth Report of the Standing Senate Committee on National Security and Defence, entitled: Vigilance, Accountability and Security at Canada s Borders tabled and adopted in the Senate on June 18, 2015, during the Second Session of the Forty-first Parliament Government Response to the seventh report of the Standing Senate Committee on National Security and Defence entitled UN Deployment: Prioritizing commitments at home and abroad, tabled in the Senate on November 28, Official Languages Study on the application of the Official Languages Act and of the regulations and directives made under it, within those institutions subject to the Act Government response to the sixth report of the Standing Senate Committee on Official Languages entitled Aiming Higher: Increasing bilingualism of our Canadian Youth, tabled in the Senate on June 15, ( ) Examine and report on Canadians views about modernizing the Official Languages Act Government Response to the fourth report of the Standing Senate Committee on Official Languages, entitled Horizon 2018: Toward Stronger Support of French-language Learning in British Columbia, tabled in the Senate on May 31, Rules, Procedures and the Rights of Parliament Pursuant to rule 12-7(2)(c), consideration of the orders and practices of the Senate and the privileges of Parliament Examine and propose amendments to the Rules of the Senate to allow and facilitate broadcasting of Senate proceedings Develop and propose amendments to the Rules of the Senate relating to the use of the Order Paper and Notice Paper, particularly in relation to so-called stood items Develop and propose amendments to the Rules of the Senate relating to omnibus bills Develop and propose amendments to the Rules of the Senate to establish the Standing Committee on Audit and Oversight Scrutiny of Regulations (Joint) Review of Statutory Instruments Government response to the third report of the Standing Joint Committee for the Scrutiny of Regulations, entitled Marginal Notes Senate Modernization (Special) Consideration of methods to make the Senate more effective within the current constitutional framework Social Affairs, Science and Technology Government response to the Sixth Report of the Standing Senate Committee on Social Affairs Science and Technology, entitled: Dementia in Canada: A national Strategy for Dementia-friendly Communities Examine and report on issues relating to social affairs, science and technology generally Government response to the Eighteenth Report of the Standing Senate Committee on Social Affairs Science and Technology, entitled: Challenge Ahead: Integrating robotics, artificial intelligence and 3D printing technologies into Canada s healthcare systems Subcommittee on Diversity Pursuant to rule 12-7(1), consideration of financial and administrative matters *Expiration date of orders of reference Page 6

7 Business Before Committees 42nd Parl. 1st Session As of: To examine the findings contained in the fifth report of the Senate Administration s Advisory Committee on Diversity and Accessibility and issues of diversity in the Senate workforce Subcommittee on Human Resources Pursuant to rule 12-7(1), consideration of financial and administrative matters Subcommittee on the Senate Estimates Pursuant to rule 12-7(1), consideration of financial and administrative matters Examine the Auditor General of Canada s audit oversight recommendations Subcommittee on Veterans Affairs Study on the services and benefits provided to members of the Canadian Forces; to veterans; to members and former members of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police and their families Study on issues relating to creating a defined, professional and consistent system for veterans as they leave the Canadian Armed Forces ( ) Transport and Communications Study on the development of a strategy to facilitate the transport of crude oil to eastern Canadian refineries and to ports on the East and West coasts of Canada ( ) Study on emerging issues related to its mandate and ministerial mandate letters ( ) Government response to the sixth report of the Standing Senate Committee on Transport and Communications, entitled Pipelines for Oil: Protecting our Economy, Respecting our Environment *Expiration date of orders of reference Page 7

8 Chairs and Deputy Chairs 42nd Parl. 1st Session Period: Committee Chair Deputy Chair(s) Aboriginal Peoples The Honourable Senator Dyck (Lib.) The Honourable Senator Tannas (C) Agriculture and Forestry The Honourable Senator Griffin (ISG) The Honourable Senator Maltais (C) Arctic (Special) The Honourable Senator Patterson (C) The Honourable Senator Bovey (ISG) Audit Subcommittee The Honourable Senator Moncion (ISG) The Honourable Senator Batters (C) Banking, Trade and Commerce The Honourable Senator Black (Alberta) (ISG) The Honourable Senator Stewart Olsen (C) Charitable Sector (Special) The Honourable Senator Mercer (Lib.) The Honourable Senator Omidvar (ISG) Energy, the Environment and Natural Resources The Honourable Senator Galvez (ISG) The Honourable Senator MacDonald (C) Ethics and Conflict of Interest for Senators The Honourable Senator Andreychuk (C) The Honourable Senator Joyal, P.C. (Lib.) Fisheries and Oceans The Honourable Senator Manning (C) The Honourable Senator Gold (ISG) Foreign Affairs and International Trade The Honourable Senator Andreychuk (C) The Honourable Senator Cools (ISG) Human Rights The Honourable Senator Bernard (ISG) The Honourable Senator Ataullahjan (C) The Honourable Senator Cordy (Lib.) Internal Economy, Budgets and Administration The Honourable Senator Campbell (ISG) The Honourable Senator Batters (C) The Honourable Senator Munson (Lib.) Legal and Constitutional Affairs The Honourable Senator Joyal, P.C. (Lib.) The Honourable Senator Boisvenu (C) The Honourable Senator Dupuis (ISG) Library of Parliament (Joint) The Honourable Senator Moncion (ISG) National Finance The Honourable Senator Mockler (C) The Honourable Senator Jaffer (Lib.) The Honourable Senator Pratte (ISG) National Security and Defence The Honourable Senator Boniface (ISG) The Honourable Senator Dagenais (C) The Honourable Senator Jaffer (Lib.) Official Languages The Honourable Senator Cormier (ISG) The Honourable Senator Poirier (C) Physician-Assisted Dying (Special Joint) Rules, Procedures and the Rights of Parliament The Honourable Senator Housakos (C) The Honourable Senator Joyal, P.C. (Lib.) The Honourable Senator Sinclair (ISG) Scrutiny of Regulations (Joint) The Honourable Senator Day (Lib.) Selection Committee The Honourable Senator Plett (C) The Honourable Senator Mercer (Lib.) The Honourable Senator Omidvar (ISG) Senate Modernization (Special) The Honourable Senator Greene (ISG) The Honourable Senator Joyal, P.C. (Lib.) The Honourable Senator McInnis (C) Social Affairs, Science and Technology The Honourable Senator Eggleton, P.C. (Lib.) The Honourable Senator Petitclerc (ISG) The Honourable Senator Seidman (C) Subcommittee on Committee Budgets Page 8

9 Chairs and Deputy Chairs 42nd Parl. 1st Session Period: Subcommittee on Communications Subcommittee on Diversity Subcommittee on Human Resources The Honourable Senator Saint-Germain (ISG) The Honourable Senator Tannas (C) Subcommittee on Long Term Vision and Plan The Honourable Senator Tannas (C) The Honourable Senator Munson (Lib.) Subcommittee on the Senate Estimates The Honourable Senator Moncion (ISG) The Honourable Senator Tannas (C) Subcommittee on Veterans Affairs The Honourable Senator Dagenais (C) The Honourable Senator Jaffer (Lib.) Transport and Communications The Honourable Senator Tkachuk (C) The Honourable Senator Bovey (ISG) The Honourable Senator Dawson (Lib.) Page 9

10 Committee Staff 42nd Parl. 1st Session Period: Committee Clerk Administrative Assistant Analysts Aboriginal Peoples Mark Palmer Elda Donnelly Brittany Collier Michael Chalupovitsch Agriculture and Forestry Kevin Pittman Debbie Larocque Aïcha Coulibaly Corentin Bialais Arctic (Special) Maxime Fortin Debbie Larocque Sara Fryer Thai Nguyen Audit Subcommittee Jodi Turner Banking, Trade and Commerce Lynn Gordon Kalina Waltos Adriane Yong Brett Stuckey Charitable Sector (Special) Kevin Pittman Kalina Waltos Havi Echenberg Nicole Sweeney Energy, the Environment and Natural Resources Maxime Fortin Brigitte Martineau Sam Banks Jesse Good Ethics and Conflict of Interest for Senators Blair Armitage Debbie Larocque Sebastian Spano Fisheries and Oceans Chantal Cardinal Debbie Larocque Odette Madore Danièle Lafrance Foreign Affairs and International Trade Marie-Eve Belzile Stéphanie Pépin Natalie Mychajlyszyn Pascal Tremblay Alexandra Smith Chantal Beaubien Human Rights Joëlle Nadeau Elda Donnelly Jean-Philippe Duguay Erin Shaw Ryan van den Berg Internal Economy, Budgets and Administration Daniel Charbonneau Pascale Legault Axel Saizonou Legal and Constitutional Affairs Keli Hogan Lori Meldrum Julian Walker Maxime Charron- Tousignant Library of Parliament (Joint) Adam Thompson Georges Etoka Kalina Waltos Marie-Ève Hudon Tayna Dupuis National Finance Gaëtane Lemay Joëlle Nadeau Louise Martel Sylvain Fleury Alex Smith Shaowei Pu National Security and Defence Adam Thompson Diane McMartin Daniel McBryde Constance Naud-Arcand Official Languages François Michaud Stéphanie Pépin Marie-Ève Hudon Physician-Assisted Dying (Special Joint) Shaila Anwar Tracy Amendola Page 10

11 Committee Staff 42nd Parl. 1st Session Period: Rules, Procedures and the Rights of Parliament Catherine Piccinin Ginette Ricard Dara Lithwick David Groves Laurence Brosseau Scrutiny of Regulations (Joint) François Michaud Christine Holke Stéphanie Pépin Penny Becklumb Shawn Abel Cynthia Kirkby Evelyne Borkowski-Parent Selection Committee Blair Armitage Brigitte Martineau Senate Modernization (Special) Blair Armitage Brigitte Martineau David Groves Laurence Brosseau Social Affairs, Science and Technology Subcommittee on Committee Budgets Subcommittee on Communications Shaila Anwar Tracy Amendola Sonya Norris Shaila Anwar Brigitte Martineau Shaila Anwar Subcommittee on Diversity Daniel Charbonneau Axel Saizonou Subcommittee on Human Resources Subcommittee on Long Term Vision and Plan Subcommittee on the Senate Estimates Subcommittee on Veterans Affairs Transport and Communications Daniel Charbonneau Axel Saizonou Shaila Anwar Daniel Charbonneau Axel Saizonou Adam Thompson Diane McMartin Isabelle Lafontaine-Emond Carlee Squires Victor Senna Lyne Héroux Jed Chong Zackery Shaver Page 11

12 Committee Activity 42nd Parl. 1st Session Period: Committee Meetings Hours Witnesses Fact- Finding Hours Aboriginal Peoples 2 3 h 16 m 5 Reports Agriculture and Forestry 1 1 h 44 m 4 Arctic (Special) 1 1 h 59 m 4 Banking, Trade and Commerce 1 1 h 27 m 2 Charitable Sector (Special) 1 1 h 27 m 8 Energy, the Environment and Natural Resources 1 1 h 18 m 2 Foreign Affairs and International Trade 1 1 h 36 m 4 Human Rights 3 5 h 32 m 21 Internal Economy, Budgets and Administration 1 1 h 45 m 4 Legal and Constitutional Affairs 2 3 h 5 m 10 1 Library of Parliament (Joint) 1 1 h 18 m 1 1 National Finance 2 3 h 40 m 2 2 National Security and Defence 1 1 h 44 m 2 2 Official Languages 1 1 h 25 m 3 Senate Modernization (Special) 1 28 m 0 Social Affairs, Science and Technology 1 33 m 0 Subcommittee on Human Resources 1 1 h 33 m 4 Transport and Communications 1 1 h 2 m 1 TOTAL h 52 m 77 0 h 6 Page 12

13 Sitting Schedule of Senate Committees 42nd Parliament, 1st Session Room Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday 9-VB 160-S APPA CIBA 256-S REGS 8:30 a.m 263-S 9:30 a.m. 356-S to 11:30 a.m. RPRDs 8:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. 505-VB RIDR 11:30 a.m. POFO 705-VB NFFN AGFO 257-EB TRCM ENEV 172-E 160-S SECD (1:00 p.m. to 5:30p.m.) AEFA 256-S 263-S 356-S 1:00 p.m to 3:30 p.m. 12:00 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 a.m. 505-VB BANC 705-VB VEAC SOCI 257-EB MDRN LCJC 2:00 p.m. SENATE 2:00 p.m. SENATE 1:30 p.m. SENATE 160-S 256-S 263-S 356-S 505-VB 705-VB WSR not before 4:00 p.m. AEFA BANC SOCI 257-EB 9-VB ARCT 6:30 P.M. LCJC 160-S APPA 256-S TRCM 4:00 p.m. CSSB WSR 2-VB to 6:30 P.M. not before 6:45 p.m. 8:30 p.m. 356-S 5:00 p.m. RPDR 505-VB RIDR POFO 705-VB AGFO NFFN 257-EB OLLO ENEV Page 13