Monday, Dec. 1 • The House Public Safety and National Security Committee will meet in Centre Block to conduct clause-by-clause consideration of Bill C-44, an Act to amend the Canadian Security Intelligence Service Act and other Acts. • The Senate National Security and Defence Committee will meet to continue studying security threats facing Canada and will hear from Brian Adams, deputy chief of the Peel Regional Police; Marc Parent, the director of the Montreal Police Service; Chief Rod Knecht of the Edmonton Police Service and Michelle Walrond, the mother of a radicalized youth. • The Senate Official Languages Committee will meet to continue its study of best practices for language policies and second-language learning. The Committee will hear from Ronald Boudreau, director of services to francophones, and president Dianne Woloschuk, of the Canadian Teachers’ Federation. Tuesday, December 2 • The House Status of Women Committee will meet in public to study Promising Practices to Prevent Violence Against Women and will hear witness testimony from the DisAbled Women’s Network of Canada, the Canadian Council of Muslim Women, and the Calgary Immigration Women’s Association. The committee will then go in camera to discuss committee business. • The House Finance Committee will meet in camera to discuss pre-budget consultations 2014. • The House Public Accounts Committee will meet in-camera to discuss committee business. • The House Official Languages Committee will meet in-camera to discuss the economic situation of Canada’s minority linguistic communities • The House Transport, Infrastructure and Communities Committee will met to review the Canadian Transportation Safety Regime. • The House Justice and Human Rights Committee will meet to study Bill C-32, the Victims Bill of Rights Act; and Bill S-221, an Act to amend the Criminal Code. • The House National Defence Committee will meet to discuss the defence of North America. • The House Subcommittee on International Human Rights of the Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs and International Development will meet to discuss the aftermath of the Rwandan Crisis and the meeting will be televised. • The Senate Selection Committee will meet in Centre Block, pursuant to rule 12-2 of the Rules of the Senate. • The Senate Aboriginal Peoples Committee will meet to continue its study of challenges relating to First Nations infrastructure on reserves. The committee will hear from Harold Calla, executive chair of the First Nations Financial Management Board; • David Crate, member and chief of the Fisher River Cree Nation in Manitoba; Ernie Daniels, president and CEO of the First Nations Finance Authority; Gerry St. Germain, adviser to the First Nations Financial Management Board; and Steve Berna, CEP of the First Nations Finance Authority. • The Senate Transport and Communications Committee will meet to continue its study of the challenges faced by the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation. The committee will hear from Rodney Mercer, a councillor from the town of Grand Falls-Windsor, Nfld. • The Senate National Finance Committee will meet to continue discussing Bill C-43, the government’s second budget implementation bill. Witnesses will be the chairs and deputy chairs of the Senate Social Affairs, Science and Technology Committee, Banking, Trade and Commerce Committee, and Energy, the Environment and Natural Resources; Art Eggleton, Irving Gerstein, Senator Céline Hervieux-Payette, Paul J. Massicotte, Richard Neufeld, and Kelvin Kenneth Ogilvie. • The Senate Energy, the Environment and Natural Resources Committee will meet to study emerging issues related to its mandate and will hear from Julie Gelfand, the commissioner of the environment and sustainable development office of the auditor general of Canada. • The Senate Fisheries and Oceans Committee will meet to study the regulation of aquaculture, current challenges and future prospects for the industry in Canada. Witnesses will be Eric Gilbert, director general of aquaculture management; Wayne Moore, director general, strategic and regulatory science; and Kevin Stringer, senior assistant deputy minister of ecosystems and fisheries management, all from Fisheries and Oceans Canada. • 5 p.m. When the Senate rises but not before time shown above. The Senate Agriculture and Forestry committee is looking at international market access priorities for the Canadian agricultural and agri-food sector. Gord Kurbis, director, Market Access and Trade Policy (Pulse Canada), in Room 2, Victoria Building. Wednesday, December 3 • The Senate Subcommittee on Veterans Affairs will meet to study the medical, social, and operational impacts of mental health issues, and will hear from Dr. Jitender Sareen, professor of psychiatry, at the University of Manitoba. • The Senate Banking, Trade and Commerce Committee will meet to study Bill C-8, an Act to amend the Copyright Act and the Trade-marks Act. It will hear from witnesses from the Canadian Intellectual Property Council and the Intellectual Property Institute of Canada. The committee will also hear from David Lipkus, chair of the Canada Subcommittee of the Anti-Counterfeiting Committee at the International Trademark Association; Kevin Spreekmeester, chief marketing officer at Canada Goose; and Carla Ventin, vice president of federal government affairs at Food & Consumer Products of Canada. • The Senate Social Affairs, Science and Technology Committee will meet to study Bill C-442, an Act respecting a Federal Framework on Lyme Disease. The Committee will hear from Dr. William Bowie, professor of medicine in the division of infectious diseases at the University of British Columbia; Dr. Daniel Gregson, president of the Association of Medical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases Canada; Green Party Leader Elizabeth May, sponsor of the bill; and Jim Wilson, the president and founder of the Canadian Lyme Disease Foundation. • The Senate Aboriginal Peoples Committee will meet to continue its study on challenges relating to First Nations infrastructure on reserves and will hear from Desmond Gould, director of operations, and Chief Francine Meeches, of the Swan Lake First Nation. • The Senate National Finance Committee will meet in-camera to produce its report on Bill C-43, Economic Action Plan 2014 Act, No. 2. • The Senate Transport and Communications Committee will meet to continue its study of the challenges faced by the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, with witnesses appearing from the Fédération des communautés francophones et acadienne du Canada. Thursday, Dec. 4 • The House Access to Information, Privacy and Ethics Committee will meet in Centre Block to discuss the supplementary estimates (B) 2014-15: Vote 5b under offices of the Information and Privacy Commissioners of Canada and will hear testimony from Information Commissioner Suzanne Legault and director general of the corporate services branch, Layla Michaud. • The Joint Scrutiny of Regulations Committee will meet to review “statutory instruments.” • The Senate Banking, Trade and Commerce Committee will meet to discuss Bill C-8, an Act to amend the Copyright Act and the Trade-marks Act. • The Senate Social Affairs, Science and Technology Committee will meet to continue its study of Bill C-442, an Act respecting a Federal Framework on Lyme Disease. The committee will hear from Marian Harymann, the executive director at the Centre for Food-borne, Environmental and Zoonotic Infectious Diseases at the Public Health Agency of Canada; Robbin Lindsay, head of field studies, in the zoonotic diseases and special pathogens division of the National Microbiology Laboratory; and Dr. Marc Ouellette, the scientific director in the Institute of Infection and Immunity at the Centre Hospitalier Universitaire de Québec, on behalf of the Canadian Institutes of Health Research. The committee will then do a clause-by-clause consideration of the bill. • The Senate Agriculture and Forestry Committee will meet to discuss international market access priorities for the Canadian agricultural and agri-food sector and will hear from Phil Boyd, the executive director, and Bill Mailloux, vice-chair of the Turkey Farmers of Canada; president Keith Kuhl; Anne Fowlie, the executive vice-president; and David Jones, manager of the potato industry coordination of the Canadian Horticultural Council; and Robin Horel, president and CEO of the Canadian Poultry and Egg Processors Council.