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Proceedings of the Standing Senate Committee on
Banking, Trade and Commerce

First Session, Forty-second Parliament, 2015-16

Chair: The Honourable DAVID TKACHUK


Wednesday, February 1, 2017
Thursday, February 2, 2017

Issue No. 12

Consideration of a draft agenda (future business)

First (final) meeting:
Canadian Intellectual Property Office's User Fee Proposal, dated September 2016, for changes to patent fees, pursuant to the User Fees Act, S.C. 2004, c. 6, sbs. 4(2)

First (final) meeting:
Canadian Intellectual Property Office's User Fee Proposal, dated September 2016, for changes to trademark fees, pursuant to the User Fees Act, S.C. 2004, c. 6, sbs. 4(2)

First meeting:
Bill S-224, An Act respecting payments made under construction contracts

INCLUDING:
THE TENTH REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE
(Canadian Intellectual Property Office's User Fee Proposal, dated September 2016, for changes to patent fees)

THE ELEVENTH REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE
(Canadian Intellectual Property Office's User Fee Proposal, dated September 2016, for changes to trademark fees)


WITNESSES

Wednesday, February 1, 2017

Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada:

Agnes L. Lajoie, Director General and Assistant Commissioner of Patents, Patent Branch, Canadian Intellectual Property Office;

Konstantinos Georgaras, Director General, Corporate Strategies and Services Branch, Canadian Intellectual Property Office;

Mesmin Pierre, Director General, Trade-marks Branch.

Thursday, February 2, 2017

The Honourable Senator Donald Neil Plett, sponsor of the bill;

As an individual:

Geza R. Banfai, Lawyer, McMillan LLP.

Canada's Building Trades Unions:

Christopher Smillie, Policy Analyst, Government Relations and Public Affairs.

Canadian Institute of Plumbing and Heating:

Ralph Suppa, President and General Manager.

Canadian Roofing Contractors' Association:

Bob Brunet, Executive Director.


MEMBERS OF THE COMMITTEE

The Honourable David Tkachuk, Chair

The Honourable Joseph A. Day, Deputy Chair

and

The Honourable Senators:

Black, Campbell, *Carignan, P.C. (or Martin), Enverga, Greene, *Harder, P.C. (or Bellemare), Marshall, Massicotte, McIntyre, Moncion, Plett, Ringuette, Wallin, Wetston

*Ex officio members

(Quorum 4)

Changes in membership of the committee:

Pursuant to rule 12-5 and to the order of the Senate of December 7, 2016, membership of the committee was amended as follows:

The Honourable Senator McIntyre replaced the Honourable Senator Patterson (February 2, 2017).

The Honourable Senator Marshall replaced the Honourable Senator Smith (February 1, 2017).

The Honourable Senator Tardif was removed from the membership of the committee, substitution pending (January 31, 2017).

The Honourable Senator Patterson replaced the Honourable Senator Tannas (January 30, 2017).

The Honourable Senator Tardif was added to the membership (December 15, 2016).

The Honourable Senator Plett was added to the membership (December 15, 2016).

The Honourable Senator Moncion was added to the membership (December 15, 2016).

The Honourable Senator Wetston was added to the membership (December 15, 2016).

The Honourable Senator Wallin was added to the membership (December 15, 2016).

The Honourable Senator Enverga replaced the Honourable Senator Patterson (December 8, 2016).