Studies & Bills

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Studies & Bills Date Referred Session  note  note
(37-2) Examine such issues as may arise from time to time relating to Foreign relations generally
(2002-12-10)
(37-2) Examine the consequences for Canada of the evolving European Union and on other related politic, economic and security matters
(2002-12-10)
(37-2) The emerging political, social, economic and security developments in Russia and Ukraine; Canada's policy and interests in the region; and other related matters
(2002-12-10)
The Canada - United States of America trade relationship and on the Canada - Mexico trade relationship
(2002-11-21)
Tuesday, November 4, 2003 at 6:08 PM
Wednesday, October 29, 2003 at 6:09 PM
Wednesday, October 22, 2003 at 4:05 PM
  • Don Drummond, Senior Vice-President & Chief Economist (From TD Economics)
  • George Vasic, Chief Canadian Economist (From UBS Securities Canada Inc.)
Tuesday, October 21, 2003 at 6:04 PM
  • John Anania, Assistant Chief Economist (From RBC Financial Group:)
  • Stephen Poloz, Chief Economist (From Export Development Canada:)
  • Andrew Sharpe, Executive Director (From the Centre for the Study of Living Standards:)
Wednesday, October 8, 2003 at 6:08 PM
  • Ted Carmichael, Economist (From J.P. Morgan Securities Canada:)
  • Michael McCracken, Chairman (From Informetrica Ltd)
  • Jim Stanford, Economist (Canadian Auto Workers)
Tuesday, October 7, 2003 at 6:07 PM
  • Steven James, Director, Economic Analysis and Forecasting Division (From the Department of Finance Canada:)
  • John Murray, Head of International Department (From the Bank of Canada:)
  • Someshwar Rao, Director, Strategic Investment Analysis (From Industry Canada:)
Wednesday, June 18, 2003 at 3:49 PM
Wednesday, June 4, 2003 at 3:52 PM
Tuesday, June 3, 2003 at 5:03 PM
Wednesday, May 14, 2003 at 3:45 PM
  • The Honourable Ralph Goodale, P.C., M.P., Minister of Public Works and Government Services and Minister responsible for the Canadian Wheat Board (Department of Finance)
Tuesday, May 13, 2003 at 5:29 PM
Monday, May 5, 2003 at 4:36 PM
  • Geronimo Gutiérrez, Under Secretary of Foreign Affairs, North America (From the Government of Mexico)
  • Cecilia Jaber, Deputy Head of Mission (From the Embassy of Mexico in Canada)
  • The Honourable Luis Ernesto Derbez Bautista, Secretary of Foreign Affairs (From the Government of Mexico:)
  • H.E. Maria Teresa Garcia S. de Madero, Ambassador of Mexico to Canada (From the Embassy of Mexico in Canada:)
Wednesday, April 9, 2003 at 3:30 PM
  • David Bradley, President and Chief Executive Officer (From the Canadian Trucking Alliance)
  • Daniel Jean, Acting Assistant Deputy Minister, Policy and Program Development (From the Department of Citizenship and Immigration Canada)
  • Elly Meister, Vice-President, Public Affairs (From the Canadian Trucking Alliance:)
Tuesday, April 8, 2003 at 5:00 PM
  • Graeme C. Clark, Acting Director, Mexico Division (From the Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade:)
  • Fernando Espinosa, Economic Attaché (From the Embassy of Mexico in Canada:)
  • Marc Lortie, Assistant Deputy Minister (Americas) (From the Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade:)
  • Laura Macdonald, Associate Professor and Director, Centre for North American Politics and Society, Carleton University (As an individual)
  • S.E. Maria Teresa Garcia S. de Madero, Ambassador of Mexico to Canada (Embassy of Mexico in Canada)
  • Carlos Pinera, Representative of the Mexican Secretariat of the Economy in Canada (From the Embassy of Mexico in Canada:)
  • Carlos Rojas-Arbulú, Trade Commissioner, Mexico Division (From the Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade:)
  • Claudio Vallé, Director, Technical Barriers and Regulations (From the Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade:)
Tuesday, April 1, 2003 at 5:04 PM
  • David C. Adams, Vice-President, Policy (From the Canadian Vehicle Manufacturers' Association:)
  • The Honourable Perrin Beatty, President and Chief Executive Officer (From the Canadian Manufacturers and Exporters:)
  • Dennis Deveau, Governmental Liaison, Legislative Department (From the United Steelworkers of America:)
  • David Goffin, Secretary-Treasurer and Vice-President, Business and Economics (From the Canadian Chemical Producers' Association:)
  • Richard Paton, President (From the Canadian Chemical Producers' Association:)
Wednesday, March 26, 2003 at 3:46 PM
  • Bruce Campbell, Executive Director (From the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives:)
  • Tim O'Neill, Executive Vice-President and Chief Economist, BMO Financial Group (As an individual)
  • John Wiebe, President and Chief Executive Officer (From the Asia-Pacific Foundation of Canada:)
Tuesday, March 25, 2003 at 5:06 PM
  • Claude Carrière, Director General, Trade Policy I, General Trade Policy Bureau ()
  • Matthew Kronby, Counsel, Deputy Director, Trade Law (From the Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade:)
  • Suzanne Vinet, Director General, Trade Policy II, Services, Investment and Intellectual Property Bureau (From the Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade:)
Wednesday, March 19, 2003 at 3:46 PM
  • Elaine Feldman, Director General, Export and Import Controls Bureau (From the Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade)
  • Doug Waddell, Assistant Deputy Minister, Trade, Economic and Environmental Policy (From the Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade:)
Tuesday, March 18, 2003 at 5:37 PM
  • Ronald W. Bulmer, President (From the Fisheries Council of Canada:)
  • Anthony Campbell, Consultant (As an Individual)
  • Denny Morrow, Executive Director (From the Nova Scotia Fish Packers Association:)
  • Jim Phillips, President and Chief Executive Officer (From the Canadian/American Border Trade Alliance:)
Wednesday, February 26, 2003 at 3:48 PM
  • Armand de Mestral, Professor, Faculty of Law, McGill University (As an individual)
  • Richard Ouellet, Assistant Professor, Faculty of Law, Laval University (As an individual)
  • Steven Shrybman, Lawyer, Sack Goldblatt Mitchell (As an individual)
Tuesday, February 25, 2003 at 5:12 PM
Friday, February 21, 2003 at 9:04 AM
  • Dave Brown, Vice-President (From the Agricultural Producers Association of Saskatchewan:)
  • Victor Jarjour, Vice-President (From the Canadian Wheat Board:)
  • Alexandra Lamont, Policy Advisor (From the Canadian Wheat Board:)
  • Professor George MacLean, Political Studies, University of Manitoba (As an individual)
  • Ian McCreary, Director (From the Canadian Wheat Board:)
  • Darrin Qualman, Executive Director (From the National Farmers Union:)
Thursday, February 20, 2003 at 10:03 AM
  • Professor Don Barry, International Relations, University of Calgary (As an individual)
  • Professor Rolf Mirus, Director, Center for Economic Research, School of Business, University of Alberta (As an individual)
Wednesday, February 19, 2003 at 1:32 PM
  • Pierre Alvarez (From the Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers:)
  • Brent McBean, Director (From Wild Rose Agricultural Producers:)
  • Peter L. Miles, Senior Vice-President, Research (From the Canadian Energy Research Institute:)
  • Dr. J. Philip Prince, President (From the Canadian Energy Research Institute:)
  • Ward W. Toma, General Manager (From the Alberta Canola Producers Commission:)
  • Kenton Ziegler, Chair (From the Alberta Canola Producers Commission:)
Wednesday, February 19, 2003 at 10:04 AM
  • Dennis Laycraft, Executive Vice-President (Canadian Cattlemen's Association)
  • Douglas McBain, President (Western Barley Growers Association)
  • David Usherwood (As an individual)
Tuesday, February 18, 2003 at 1:35 PM
  • Fred McMahon, Director, Centre for Globalization Studies (Fraser Institute)
Tuesday, February 18, 2003 at 9:07 AM
  • Russ Cameron, President (Independent Lumber Remanufacturers Association)
  • Professor Theodore Cohn, Department of Political Science, Simon Fraser University (As an individual)
  • Professor John Helliwell, Department of Economics, University of British Columbia (As an individual)
  • Kenneth O. Higginbotham, Vice-President, Forestry and Environment (Canfor Corporation)
Monday, February 17, 2003 at 1:34 PM
  • Billy Garton, Partner, Bull, Housser & Tupper (As an individual)
  • Professor Richard Harris, Economics Department, Simon Fraser University (As an individual)
  • Kim Pollock, National Director, Public Policy and Environment (Industrial Wood & Allied Workers of Canada)
  • Les Reed, Forest Policy Consultant (As an individual)
Monday, February 17, 2003 at 9:04 AM
  • John Allan, President (British Columbia Lumber Trade Council)
  • Bob Flitton, Manager, Real Estate and Governmental Affairs (Doman Industries Limited)
  • David A. Larsen, Vice President, Government and Public Affairs (Weyerhaeuser)
Wednesday, February 12, 2003 at 3:46 PM
  • Sam T. Boutziouvis, Vice-President, Policy and Senior Economic Advisor (Canadian Council of Chief Executives Officers)
  • Thomas d'Aquino, President and Chief Executive Officer (Canadian Council of Chief Executives Officers)
  • George Haynal, Senior Vice-President (Canadian Council of Chief Executive Officers)
  • Bob Keyes, Vice-President, International (Canadian Chamber of Commerce)
  • Alexander Lofthouse, Policy Analyst (Canadian Chamber of Commerce)
Tuesday, February 11, 2003 at 6:17 PM
  • Diana Blenkhorn, President and Chief Executive Officer (Maritime Lumber Bureau)
  • Frank Dottori, Co-President (Free Trade Lumber Council)
  • Charles Gastle, Partner, Shibley Righton (As an individual)
  • Carl Grenier, Senior Vice-President (Free Trade Lumber Council)
  • Avrim Lazar, President (Forest Products Association of Canada)
  • Fred Wilson, National Representative (Communications, Energy and Paperworkers Union of Canada)
Wednesday, February 5, 2003 at 3:37 PM
  • Robert Friesen, President (Canadian Federation of Agriculture)
  • Paul Haddow, Executive Director, International Affairs (Canadian Food Inspection Agency)
  • Jennifer Higginson, Policy Analyst (Canadian Federation of Agriculture)
  • Rory McAlpine, Acting Director General, International Trade Policy (Agriculture and Agri-food Canada)
  • Ted Menzies, President (Canadian Agri-Food Trade Alliance)
  • Marvin Shauf, Second Vice-President (Canadian Federation of Agriculture)
  • Ian Thomson, Acting Director, Western Hemisphere Trade Policy Division (Agriculture and Agri-food Canada)
  • Patty Townsend, Executive Director (Canadian Agri-Food Trade Alliance)
Tuesday, February 4, 2003 at 5:14 PM
  • Lawrence L. Herman, Associate Counsel, Cassels, Brock & Blackwell LLP (As an individual)
  • Jon Johnson, Partner, Goodmans LLP (As an individual)
  • The Honourable Roy MacLaren, former Minister of International Trade (As an individual)
Monday, February 3, 2003 at 12:50 PM
  • The Honourable Pierre Pettigrew, P.C., M.P., Minister of International Trade ()
  • Claude Carrière, Director General, Trade Policy Bureau (Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade)
  • Peter Clark, Partner, Grey, Clark, Shih and Associates, Ltd. (As an individual)
  • William A. Dymond, Executive Director (Centre for Trade Policy and Law)
  • Professor Gilbert Gagné, Department of Political Studies, Bishop University (As an individual)
  • Bruce Levy, Director, Transborder Relations with the United States (Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade)
  • Kathleen Macmillan, President, International Trade Policy Consultants (As an individual)
  • Professor Donald McRae, Business and Trade Law, University of Ottawa (As an individual)
Wednesday, November 27, 2002 at 3:38 PM
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