Studies & Bills

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Studies & Bills Date Referred Session  note  note
Bill C-24, An Act to implement the Free Trade Agreement between Canada and the Republic of Peru, the Agreement on the Environment between Canada and the Republic of Peru and the Agreement on Labour Cooperation between Canada and the Republic of Peru
(2009-06-09)
Tuesday, June 16, 2009 at 3:08 PM
Wednesday, June 10, 2009 at 4:27 PM
  • Honourable Stockwell Day, P.C., M.P., Minister of International Trade (As an Individual)
  • Dean Beyea, Senior Chief, International Trade Policy (Finance Canada)
  • Matthew Kronby, Director General, Trade Law Bureau (Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade)
  • Heidi Kutz, Director, Inter-American Relations and Regional Policy (Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade)
  • Carol Nelder-Corvari, Director, International Trade Policy and Chief Negotiator (Peru and Colombia FTAs) (Finance Canada)
Bill C-2, An Act to implement the Free Trade Agreement between Canada and the States of the European Free Trade Association (Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, Switzerland), the Agreement on Agriculture between Canada and the Republic of Iceland, the Agreement on Agriculture between Canada and the Kingdom of Norway and the Agreement on Agriculture between Canada and the Swiss Confederation
(2009-04-22)
Wednesday, April 22, 2009 at 5:00 PM
  • Honourable Stockwell Day, P.C., M.P., Minister of International Trade (As an Individual)
  • Chummer Farina, Director General, Aerospace, Defence and Marine Branch (Industry Canada)
  • David Plunkett, DG, Bilateral and Regional Trade Policy Bureau (Foreign Affairs and International Trade Canada)
  • Ton Zuijdwijk, General Counsel, Trade Law Bureau (Foreign Affairs and International Trade Canada)
Examine such issues as may arise from time to time relating to Foreign relations generally
(2009-02-24)
Tuesday, September 15, 2009 at 5:35 PM
  • Michael Burt, Associate Director (Conference Board of Canada)
  • Shirley-Ann George, Senior Vice-President, Policy (The Canadian Chamber of Commerce)
  • Professor Margaret Kalacska, Research Fellow in Border Security (Canadian International Council / McGill University)
  • Patrick Kilbride, Director, Western Hemisphere Affairs (U.S. Chamber of Commerce)
Tuesday, April 21, 2009 at 5:50 PM
  • H.E. Honoré Théodore Ahimakin, Ambassador of Benin ()
  • H.E. André William Anguile, Ambassador of Gabon ()
  • H.E. Juliette Bonkoungou, Ambassador of Burkina Faso ()
  • H.E. Edda Mukabagwiza, Ambassador of Rwanda ()
  • H.E. Shamel Elsayed Nasser, Ambassador of Egypt ()
  • Dala F. Peng, Assistant to the Chargé d'Affaires, Democratic Republic of Congo ()
  • H.E. Mouldi Sakri, Ambassador of Tunisia ()
Review and report on the 2008 Legislative Review of Export Development Canada, tabled in the Senate on Tuesday, February 10, 2009
(2009-02-24)
Tuesday, June 2, 2009 at 6:08 PM
  • Sam Boutziouvis, Vice President, Economics and International Trade (Canadian Council of Chief Executives)
  • David Stewart-Patterson, Executive Vice-President (Canadian Council of Chief Executives)
Tuesday, May 12, 2009 at 5:35 PM
Wednesday, May 6, 2009 at 4:08 PM
Wednesday, March 25, 2009 at 4:02 PM
  • J. Denis Bélisle, Chairman of the Board, Dessau International (Dessau Inc.)
  • Gerry Fedchun, President (Automotive Parts Manufacturers' Association)
Tuesday, March 24, 2009 at 5:48 PM
  • Glen Hodgson, Senior Vice-President and Chief Economist (Conference Board of Canada)
  • Jean-Michel Laurin, Vice President, Global Business Policy (Canadian Manufacturers and Exporters)
Wednesday, March 11, 2009 at 4:00 PM
  • Terry Campbell, Vice-President, Policy (Canadian Bankers Association)
  • Paul Flanagan, Chief Executive Officer (Euler Hermes Canada)
  • John Lancaster, Director, Financial Institutions & Trade (Canadian Bankers Association)
  • Avrim Lazar, President and CEO (Forest Products Association of Canada)
  • Marta Morgan, Vice-President of Trade and Competitiveness (Forest Products Association of Canada)
Tuesday, March 10, 2009 at 4:00 PM
  • Honourable Stockwell Day, P.C., M.P., Minister of International Trade ()
  • Robert Clark, Director General, Economic Policy Analysis Bureau ()
  • Benoit Daignault, Senior Vice-President, Business Development (Export Development Canada)
  • Louis Lévesque, Deputy Minister of International Trade (Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade Canada)
  • Eric Siegel, President and Chief Executive Officer (Export Development Canada)
Wednesday, March 4, 2009 at 4:05 PM
  • Lise Carrière, Chief, International Finance and Development Division, International Trade and Finance (Department of Finance Canada)
  • John Davies, Director, International Finance and Development Division, International Trade and Finance (Department of Finance Canada)
  • Ian Miller, Chief Agent and Country Manager (Atradius)
Tuesday, March 3, 2009 at 5:20 PM
  • Diana Smallridge, President (International Financial Consulting Ltd.)
Study on the rise of China, India and Russia in the global economy and the implications for Canadian policy
(2009-02-24)
Wednesday, December 9, 2009 at 4:05 PM
Wednesday, December 2, 2009 at 4:00 PM
Tuesday, December 1, 2009 at 5:32 PM
  • Chris Badger, Chief Operating Officer (Port Metro Vancouver)
  • Duncan Wilson, Director, Communications and Government Affairs (Port Metro Vancouver)
Wednesday, November 25, 2009 at 4:55 PM
  • Honourable Stockwell Day, P.C., M.P., Minister of International Trade (As an Individual)
Wednesday, November 4, 2009 at 4:10 PM
  • Ping Kitnikone, Director, North Asia Commercial Relations (Foreign Affairs and International Trade Canada)
  • Ken Sunquist, Assistant Deputy Minister (Asia & Africa) and Chief Trade Commissioner (Foreign Affairs and International Trade Canada)
  • Eric Walsh, Director, North Asia Relations (Foreign Affairs and International Trade Canada)
Tuesday, November 3, 2009 at 5:46 PM
  • Fen Hampson, Director (The Norman Paterson School of International Affairs, Carleton University)
Tuesday, October 27, 2009 at 5:33 PM
  • David T. Fung, Immediate Past Chair of CME and Chairman & CEO of ACDEG International Inc. (Canadian Manufacturers & Exporters)
  • Jean-Michel Laurin, Vice President, Global Business Policy (Canadian Manufacturers & Exporters)
Tuesday, October 20, 2009 at 6:19 PM
  • Michael Hart, Simon Reisman Chair in Trade Policy, Carleton University (As an individual)
Wednesday, October 7, 2009 at 4:30 PM
  • George Haynal, Vice President, Government Affairs (Bombardier Inc.)
Tuesday, October 6, 2009 at 6:00 PM
  • Robert Hage, Director General, Europe (Foreign Affairs and International Trade)
  • James Hill, Director, Europe and Central Asia Commercial Relations (Foreign Affairs and International Trade)
  • Andranik Migranyan, Director (Institute for Democracy and Cooperation)
  • Leigh Sarty, Director, Europe and Central Asia Relations (Foreign Affairs and International Trade)
Wednesday, September 30, 2009 at 4:30 PM
  • Irina Bobrysheva, President (International Business Group Ltd.)
  • Bernard Borg, Chairman (International Business Group Ltd.)
Wednesday, June 3, 2009 at 4:15 PM
  • Andrea Mandel-Campbell, Author (As an individual)
  • Raaj Tiagi, Senior Economist, R.J. Addington Center for the Study of Measurement (Fraser Institute)
Tuesday, June 2, 2009 at 6:08 PM
  • Sam Boutziouvis, Vice President, Economics and International Trade (Canadian Council of Chief Executives)
  • David Stewart-Patterson, Executive Vice-President (Canadian Council of Chief Executives)
Wednesday, May 27, 2009 at 4:08 PM
  • Justin Brown, High Commissioner (High Commission for Australia to Canada)
  • David Tawei Lee, Taiwan's Representative in Canada (Taipei Economic and Cultural Office)
Tuesday, May 26, 2009 at 5:30 PM
  • Ron Bonnett, First Vice-President (Canadian Federation of Agriculture)
  • Blair Coomber, Director General, Bilateral Relations and Technical Trade Policy Directorate (Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada)
  • Darcy Davis, President (Canadian Agri-Food Trade Alliance (CAFTA))
  • Jim Everson, Director and Vice President Public Affairs, Canola Council of Canada (Canadian Agri-Food Trade Alliance (CAFTA))
  • Robert Godfrey, Director of Trade Policy and International Relations (Canadian Federation of Agriculture)
Wednesday, May 6, 2009 at 4:08 PM
Tuesday, May 5, 2009 at 5:35 PM
  • John M. Curtis, Distinguished Fellow (Centre for International Governance Innovation)
  • David M. Malone, President (International Development Research Centre)
Wednesday, April 29, 2009 at 4:12 PM
  • Shan Jiang, Minister Counsellor (commerce) (Embassy of the People's Republic of China to Canada)
  • H.E. Lan Lijunn, Ambassador (Embassy of the People's Republic of China to Canada)
  • Wenze You, Counsellor (Embassy of the People's Republic of China to Canada)
Wednesday, April 1, 2009 at 4:05 PM
  • H.E. Shashishekhar M. Gavai, High Commissioner for India to Canada (As an Individual)
Tuesday, March 10, 2009 at 4:00 PM
  • Honourable Stockwell Day, P.C., M.P., Minister of International Trade ()
  • Robert Clark, Director General, Economic Policy Analysis Bureau ()
  • Benoit Daignault, Senior Vice-President, Business Development (Export Development Canada)
  • Louis Lévesque, Deputy Minister of International Trade (Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade Canada)
  • Eric Siegel, President and Chief Executive Officer (Export Development Canada)
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