Studies & Bills

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Studies & Bills Date Referred Session  note  note
Bill C-50, An Act to amend certain Acts as a result of the accession of the People's Republic of China to the Agreement Establishing the World Trade Organization
(2002-05-09)
Wednesday, June 5, 2002 at 3:55 PM
  • Ray Boomgaardt, Special Counsel, Trade Law Bureau of Vital Statistics (From the Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade)
  • Guillaume Cliche, International Relations Officer, Trade Remedies and General Trade Relations (From the Department of Finance)
  • Steven Goodinson, Trade Policy Officer, Tariffs and Market Access Division (From the Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade)
Tuesday, June 4, 2002 at 6:00 PM
  • Guillaume Cliche, International Relations Officer, Trade Remedies and General Trade Relations (From the Department of Finance)
  • Andrea Lyon, Director, Tariffs and Market Access Division (From Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade)
  • John Morrison, Director, China and Mongolia Division (From the Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade)
Bill C-35, An Act to amend the Foreign Missions and International Organizations Act
(2001-12-14)
Tuesday, March 12, 2002 at 6:05 PM
  • David Matas, Legal Network Coordinator (From Amnesty International (Canadian Section))
  • Alex Neve, Secretary General (From Amnesty International (Canadian Section))
Wednesday, February 20, 2002 at 3:35 PM
  • The Honourable Bill Graham, P.C., M.P., Minister of Foreign Affairs ()
  • Alan Borovoy, General Counsel (Canadian Civil Liberties Association:)
  • Paul E. Kennedy, Senior Assistant Deputy Solicitor General, Policing and Security Branch (From the Office of the Solicitor General of Canada:)
  • Keith Morrill, Deputy Director of the Criminal Law, Privileges and Immunity Section, Legal Bureau (From the Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade)
Bill C-6, An Act to amend the International Boundary Waters Treaty Act
(2001-11-20)
Tuesday, December 11, 2001 at 6:15 PM
Tuesday, December 4, 2001 at 6:20 PM
  • Mr. Nigel David Banks, Professor of Law (From the University of Calgary)
  • Mr. John Cooper, Director, National Water Issues (From Environment Canada)
  • Mr. Peter Fawcett, Deputy Director, United States Transboundary Division (From the Department of Foreign Affairs)
  • Mr. Jason Reiskind, Counsel, International Law Section (From the Department of Justice)
Wednesday, November 28, 2001 at 3:35 PM
  • Mr. Barry Appleton, Trade lawyer (From Appleton and Associates)
  • Dr. Howard Mann, Legal and Consulting Practice inInternational Environment and Sustainable Development Law (As an individual)
Tuesday, November 27, 2001 at 5:15 PM
  • The Honourable John P. Manley, P.C, Minister of Foreign Affairs ()
  • Mr. John Cooper, Director, National Water Issues (From Environment Canada)
  • Mr. Peter Fawcett, Deputy Director, United States Transboundary Division (From the Department of Foreign Affairs)
  • Mr. Michael Hart, Professor, Norman Paterson School of Internaional Affairs (From the Centre for Trade Policy and Law, Carleton University)
  • Mr. Jason Reiskind, Counsel, International Law Section (From the Department of Justice)
  • Ms Ruth Sullivan, Professor, Faculty of Law (From University of Ottawa)
Bill C-32, An Act to implement the Free Trade Agreement between the Government of Canada and the Government of the Republic of Costa Rica
(2001-11-07)
Tuesday, November 20, 2001 at 6:15 PM
  • Ms Heather Grant, Deputy Chief Negotiator, Canada-Costa Rica Free Trade Agreement Negotiations (From the Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade)
  • Patrick O'Brien, M.P., Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of International Trade ()
(37-1) Examine such issues as may arise from time to time relating to Foreign relations
(2001-03-01)
Tuesday, June 11, 2002 at 5:00 PM
  • The Honourable Pierre Pettigrew, P.C., M.P., Minister of International Trade ()
  • Claude Carrière, Director General, Trade Policy Bureau (From the Department of International Trade)
  • Don Stephenson, Director General, Services, Investment and Intellectual Property Bureau (From the Department of International Trade)
Monday, June 11, 2001 at 3:35 PM
  • The Honourable John Manley, P.C, Minister of Foreign Affairs ()
  • Mr. Gaëtan Lavertu, Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs (From the Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade)
(37-1) To examine and report on Emerging political, social, economic and security developments in Russia and Ukraine; Canada's policy and interests in the region; and other related matters
(2001-03-01)
Tuesday, June 11, 2002 at 5:00 PM
  • The Honourable Pierre Pettigrew, P.C., M.P., Minister of International Trade ()
  • Claude Carrière, Director General, Trade Policy Bureau (From the Department of International Trade)
  • Don Stephenson, Director General, Services, Investment and Intellectual Property Bureau (From the Department of International Trade)
Tuesday, June 4, 2002 at 6:00 PM
  • Guillaume Cliche, International Relations Officer, Trade Remedies and General Trade Relations (From the Department of Finance)
  • Andrea Lyon, Director, Tariffs and Market Access Division (From Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade)
  • John Morrison, Director, China and Mongolia Division (From the Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade)
Wednesday, May 8, 2002 at 4:10 PM
Tuesday, May 7, 2002 at 5:05 PM
Tuesday, April 16, 2002 at 6:15 PM
Monday, March 18, 2002 at 10:05 AM
  • The Honourable Gar Knutson, P.C., M.P., Secretary of State (Central and Eastern Europe and Middle East) ()
  • Ms Ann T. Collins, Director, Eastern Europe Division (From the Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade)
  • Mr. Eugene Czolij, President (From the Ukrainian-Canadian Congress)
  • Mr. Ron Halpin, Director General, Central, Eastern and Southern Europe Bureau (From the Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade)
  • Mr. Ostap Hawaleshka, President (From the Canada Ukraine Foundation)
  • Mr. James Dmytro Jacuta, Director, Canadian Institute of Ukrainian Studies, University of Alberta (As an individual)
  • Mr. Walter Makowecki, Heritage Frozen Food Ltd. (As an individual)
  • Dr. Roman Petryshyn, Member (From the Canada-Ukraine Advisory Council)
  • Dr. Yuri Shcherbak, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Ukraine (As an Individual)
  • Mr. Orest Subtelny, Department of History and Political Science, York University (As an individual)
  • Mr. Andrew Witer, President (From Romyr and Associates)
Wednesday, February 20, 2002 at 3:35 PM
  • The Honourable Bill Graham, P.C., M.P., Minister of Foreign Affairs ()
  • Alan Borovoy, General Counsel (Canadian Civil Liberties Association:)
  • Paul E. Kennedy, Senior Assistant Deputy Solicitor General, Policing and Security Branch (From the Office of the Solicitor General of Canada:)
  • Keith Morrill, Deputy Director of the Criminal Law, Privileges and Immunity Section, Legal Bureau (From the Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade)
Tuesday, February 5, 2002 at 6:05 PM
Tuesday, November 6, 2001 at 6:20 PM
  • Dr. Paul Magocsi, Chair of Ukrainian Studies, University of Toronto (From University of Toronto, As an individual)
Tuesday, October 23, 2001 at 6:15 PM
  • Mr. James Temerty, Chairman, Chief Executive Officer and owner (From Northland Power Inc.)
Tuesday, October 2, 2001 at 7:05 PM
  • Mr. Peter Daniel, Vice President, Central and Eastern Europe Branch (From the Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA):)
  • Mr. Rick Ward, Director General, Russia, Ukraine and Nuclear Programmes Division, Central and Eastern Europe Branch (From the Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA):)
Tuesday, September 25, 2001 at 7:05 PM
  • Mr. Lorne Cutler (From Export Development Corporation)
  • Mr. Fergal O'Reilly (From Export Development Corporation)
  • Mr. Angus Smith (From the Royal Canadian Mounted Police)
Wednesday, June 6, 2001 at 3:30 PM
  • Professor Sergei M. Plekhanov (From the University of York)
Wednesday, May 9, 2001 at 3:45 PM
  • Professor John Young (From University of Northern British Columbia)
Wednesday, May 2, 2001 at 4:00 PM
  • Professor Bohdan Klid (From the Canadian Institute of Ukrainian Studies, University of Alberta)
  • Professor David Marples (From the Canadian Institute of Ukrainian Studies, University of Alberta)
Tuesday, May 1, 2001 at 6:07 PM
  • The Honourable Senator Tunney (From the Senate of Canada)
Monday, April 30, 2001 at 1:05 PM
  • Mr. Ron Denom (From SNC Lavalin International)
  • Mr. John Ivany (From Kinross Gold)
  • Mr. Alex Rotzang (From Norex Petrolium Limited)
Monday, April 30, 2001 at 9:00 AM
  • Professor Andrea Chandler (From Institute of European and Russian Studies, Carleton University)
  • Professor Joan Debardeleben (From Institute of European and Russian Studies, Carleton University)
  • Professor Piotr Dutkiewicz (From Institute of European and Russian Studies, Carleton University)
  • Professor James Gillies (From Schulich School of Business, York University)
Wednesday, April 25, 2001 at 4:10 PM
  • Professor Janet Keeping (From the Canadian Institute of Resources Law, University of Calgary)
  • Mr. Neil McIlveen (From the Department of Natural Resources Canada)
Wednesday, April 4, 2001 at 3:45 PM
  • Professor Dale Herspring (From the University of Kansas)
Tuesday, April 3, 2001 at 6:02 PM
  • Peter H. Solomon Jr., Professor of Political Science, Law and Criminology, Director (From the Centre for Russian and East European Studies, University of Toronto)
Wednesday, March 28, 2001 at 3:31 PM
  • Patrick Armstrong (As an individual)
  • Amy Knight, Professor (From Carleton University)
Wednesday, March 21, 2001 at 3:40 PM
  • Professor Larry Black, From the Institute of European and Russian Studies (Carleton University)
Wednesday, March 14, 2001 at 3:30 PM
  • Professor Aurel Braun, From the Centre for Russian and East European Studies (University of Toronto)
Tuesday, March 13, 2001 at 6:00 PM
  • Professor Vladimir Popov, From the Institute of European and Russian Studies (Carleton University)
(37-1) To examine the consequences for Canada of the evolving European Union and on other related political, economic and security matters
(2001-03-01)
Tuesday, March 27, 2001 at 4:30 PM
  • The Honourable Donald Macdonald, P.C. (As an individual)
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