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Studies & Bills Date Referred Session  note  note
Bill C-9, An Act to amend the Patent Act and the Food and Drugs Act
Wednesday, May 12, 2004 at 3:10 PM
  • The Honourable Bill Graham, P.C., M.P., Minister of Foreign Affairs ()
  • The Honourable Lucienne Robillard, P.C., M.P., Minister of Industry ()
  • Christopher Armstrong, Senior Advisor, HIV/AIDS, Human Rights, Humanitarian Affairs and International Women's Equality Division (Foreign Affairs and International Trade Canada)
  • Susan Bincoletto, Acting Director General, Marketplace Framework Policy Branch (Industry Canada)
  • Sandra Black, Director, Social Development Policies, Policy Branch (Canadian International Development Agency)
  • Adrienne Blanchard, Legal Counsel, Gowling, Lafleur and Henderson (Canada's Research-Based Pharmaceutical Companies)
  • Doug Clark, Senior Project Leader, Patent Policy Directorate (Industry Canada)
  • Éric Dagenais, Director, Patent Policy Directorate (Industry Canada)
  • Jim Keon, President (Canadian Generic Pharmaceutical Association)
  • David K. Lee, Directorate, Office of Patented Medicines and Liaison, Therapeutic Products Directorate, Health Products and Food Branch (Health Canada)
  • Jean-François Leprince, President, Aventis Pharmaceutical, Chair, Rx&D Intellectual Property Committee (Canada's Research-Based Pharmaceutical Companies)
  • Terry McCool, Vice-President, Corporate Affairs, Eli Lilly Canada Inc., Vice-Chair, Rx&D Intellectual Property Committee (Canada's Research-Based Pharmaceutical Companies)
  • Dr. Robert Peterson, Director General, Therapeutic Products Directorate, Health Products and Food Branch (Health Canada)
  • Vishva V. Ramlall, Senior Policy Officer, Corporate Strtegies Branch, Canadian Intellectual Property Office (Industry Canada)
  • Rob Sutherland-Brown, Senior Counsel, Industry Canada Legal Services (Industry Canada)
To join the Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs and International Trade of the House of Commons for a joint meeting in order to meet with His Holiness the Dalai Lama and his delegation
Thursday, April 22, 2004 at 3:23 PM
  • Tenzin Dargyal, President, Montreal Branch (Canada Tibet Committee)
  • Lodi Gyari, Special Envoy of His Holiness the Dalai Lama (Canada Tibet Committee)
  • His Holiness the Dalai Lama (As an Individual)
  • Venerable Samdhong Rinpoche, Chair, Tibetan Government in Exile (Canada Tibet Committee)
  • Thubten Samdup, President (Canada Tibet Committee)
The Canada - United States of America trade relationship and on the Canada - Mexico trade relationship
Wednesday, May 5, 2004 at 4:07 PM
Tuesday, March 23, 2004 at 5:04 PM
Wednesday, March 17, 2004 at 3:30 PM
Wednesday, February 25, 2004 at 4:12 PM
  • Paul Haslam, Senior Analyst (Canadian Foundation for the Americas (FOCAL))
  • Donald Mackay, Executive Director (Canadian Foundation for the Americas (FOCAL))
  • William Maloney, Lead Economist (World Bank, Office of the Chief Economist of the Latin American and Caribbean Region)
  • Sandra Polaski, Senior Associate and Project Director, Trade Equity and Development Project (Carnegie Endowment for International Peace)
  • Luis Servén, Lead Specialist Regional Studies (World Bank, Office of the Chief Economist of the Latin America and Caribbean Region)
Tuesday, February 24, 2004 at 6:04 PM
  • Robert Armstrong, President and CEO (Canadian Association of Importers and Exporters)
  • Carlos Piñera González, Chief Representative (NAFTA Office of Mexico in Canada)
  • David Winfield, Chairman (Canadian Council for the Americas)
Tuesday, February 17, 2004 at 5:20 PM
  • Graeme Clark, Director, Mexico Division (Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade)
  • Marvin K. Hough, Regional Vice-President, Latin America (Export Development Canada)
  • Marc Lortie, Assistant Deputy Minister (Americas) (Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade)
  • Andrea Lyon, Director General, Trade Policy, General Trade Policy Bureau (Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade)
Tuesday, February 10, 2004 at 5:23 PM
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Orders of Reference

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