The Liberal Senate Forum


facebook Ideas Forum youtube flickr

Meet Senator

Catherine Callbeck

The Hon. Catherine S. Callbeck, B.Comm., B.Ed. Senator Catherine S. Callbeck was the first woman in Canada to be elected as Premier and was named as one of Canada's Top 100 Most Powerful Women in 2006. Appointed to the Senate on September 23, 1997, she represents the province of Prince Edward Island.

News & Releases

Senate Committee Reports on Bill C-38

More on...



Read the comments left on this page or add yours.
Posted on 26 June 2012

Ottawa (June 26, 2012) - The Standing Senate Committee on National Finance presented its report today on Bill C-38, the Budget Implementation Act.

The subject matter of Bill C-38 was referred to the committee by the Senate on May 14, 2012, for further consideration. The Honourable James M. Flaherty, Minister of Finance was one of the first witnesses to appear before the committee followed by public servants, individuals, experts and stakeholder groups.

“The study of the subject-matter of Bill C-38 in advance of the bill coming to the Senate enabled the committee to consider the bill very expeditiously once we reached clause-by-clause consideration”, stated Senator Joseph A. Day, the chair of the committee.

In total, the Standing Senate Committee on National Finance held 20 meetings, heard from 114 witnesses and met for over 34 hours. Five other Senate Committees studied parts of the Bill and held 23 meetings in total, heard from 90 witnesses and provided their findings to the National Finance Committee.

“After thorough review of Bill C-38, we are content with the numerous changes that will positively impact the country as a result of its implementation”, said Senator Larry Smith, deputy chair of the committee.

The committee completed its study of the bill, and has reported it back to the Senate without amendment.

For a copy of the committee’s report on the bill, please see:

Background information on this bill can be found on the Parliament of Canada’s LEGISinfo website here:

The committee’s schedule of meetings, mandate, membership, recent reports and minutes of proceedings can be found at:

The Senate of Canada is on Twitter: @SenateCA, follow the committee using the hashtag #NFFN.

For more information, please contact:

Brigitte Lemay
Media Relations
Tel: 613-996-7136

Jodi Turner
Committee Clerk
Tel.: 613-990-4995

Most Recent News

150 Days of Independence:
Senate Liberal Caucus Moves Forward on Five Key Initiatives

27 Jun, 2014 | By | 150 days have passed since Liberal Party Leader Justin Trudeau announced his plan to reduce partisanship and patronage in the Senate, beginning with Liberal Senators being completely independent of the elected Liberal Caucus. The newly-independent Senators met and decided to establish themselves as the Senate Liberal Caucus, which was then recognized by the Speaker of the Senate as the official Opposition in the Senate.

Canada Revenue Agency refuses to co-operate with the Parliamentary Budget Officer

19 Jun, 2014 | By | Charlottetown Senator Percy Downe has received confirmation from the Parliamentary Budget Officer (PBO) that the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) continues to stonewall and deny Canadians important information from their government regarding the “tax gap”, the difference between the tax revenue the government ought to be able to collect and what is actually collected, a difference that is a result of overseas tax evasion.

Senate Committee Tables Report on Innovation in Agriculture and the Agri-food Sector

18 Jun, 2014 | By | The Standing Senate Committee on Agriculture and Forestry tabled its report today Innovation in Agriculture: The Key to Feeding a Growing Population. The committee undertook to examine the challenges facing the agriculture and agri-food sector and how research and innovation can help stakeholders overcome these challenges while adapting to the changing landscape in which they operate.

National Security and Defence Committee Tables Report on Ballistic Missile Defence

17 Jun, 2014 | By | Canada should join the U.S. ballistic missile defence (BMD) program, says the Standing Senate Committee on National Security and Defence in its report titled “Canada and Ballistic Missile Defence: Responding to the evolving threat” tabled today in the Senate.

Demutualization of Insurance Companies Concern for Islanders

13 Jun, 2014 | By | Charlottetown Senator Percy Downe has voiced his opposition in the Senate to measures in the Federal Budget 2014 that deal with mutual insurance companies, specifically with regard to how these measures affect Prince Edward Islanders. Downe is troubled by the procedures set out for the demutualization of these companies, which have been founded, in many cases, by farmers who were unable to purchase insurance at a fair price.
« 1 2 3 4 5  ... » 

You can retrieve this page at:
Please recycle this document.