Studies & Bills

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Studies & Bills Date Referred Session  note  note
Bill C-47, An Act respecting the protection of marks related to the Olympic Games and the Paralympic Games and protection against certain misleading business associations and making a related amendment to the Trade-marks Act
(2007-06-19)
Wednesday, June 20, 2007 at 4:00 PM
  • Colin Carrie, M.P., Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Industry (Industry Canada)
  • Susan Bincoletto, Director General, Marketplace Framework Policy Branch (Industry Canada)
  • Darlene Carreau, Counsel, Legal Services (Industry Canada)
  • Douglas Clark, Director, Patent Policy, Marketplace Framework Policy Branch (Industry Canada)
  • Julie D'Amours, Counsel, Legal Services (Industry Canada)
  • David Guscott, Executive Vice-President (Vancouver Organizing Committee for the 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games)
  • Brian McPherson, Chief Operating Officer (Canadian Paralympic Committee)
  • Jasmine Northcott, Athlete Forums Director and Operations Manager (AthletesCAN)
  • Lou Ragagnin, Chief Operating Officer (Canadian Olympic Committee)
  • Cynthia Rowden, Past President (Intellectual Property Institute of Canada)
Bill C-40, An Act to amend the Excise Tax Act, the Excise Act, 2001 and the Air Travellers Security Charge Act and to make related amendments to other Acts
(2007-06-05)
Thursday, June 7, 2007 at 10:55 AM
  • Diane Ablonczy, M.P., Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Finance (Department of Finance Canada)
  • Carlos Achadinha, Chief, Sales Tax Division, Alcohol, Tobacco and Excise Legislation (Department of Finance Canada)
  • Pierre Mercille, Chief, Sales Tax Division, GST Legislation (Department of Finance Canada)
  • Geoff Trueman, Chief, Sales Tax Division, Air Travelers Security Charge (Department of Finance Canada)
Bill C-36, An Act to amend the Canada Pension Plan and the Old Age Security Act
(2007-04-17)
Thursday, April 19, 2007 at 11:00 AM
  • The Honourable Monte Solberg, P.C., M.P., Minister of Human Resources and Social Development (Department of Human Resources and Social Development Canada)
  • Bernard Dussault, Senior Research and Communications Officer (Federal Superannuates National Association)
  • Marla Israel, Acting Senior Director, Seniors and Pensions Policy Secretariat (Human Resources and Social Development Canada)
  • Susan Kalinowski, Senior Policy Analyst, Income Security, Department of Finance (Human Resources and Social Development Canada)
  • Nancy Lawand, Director General, Canada Pension Plan Disability Directorate (Human Resources and Social Development Canada)
  • Ross MacLeod, Associate Assistant Deputy Minister, Processing and Operations, Service Canada (Human Resources and Social Development Canada)
  • Claude Major, Director General (Association québécoise de défense des droits des personnes retraitées et préretraitées)
  • Jean-Claude Ménard, Chief Actuary (Office of the Superintendent of Financial Institutions Canada)
  • Henri Salembier, National President (Association québécoise de défense des droits des personnes retraitées et préretraitées)
  • Susan Scotti, Assistant Deputy Minister, Social Development Sectors Branch (Human Resources and Social Development Canada)
Wednesday, April 18, 2007 at 4:15 PM
  • The Honourable Monte Solberg, P.C., M.P., Minister of Human Resources and Social Development (Department of Human Resources and Social Development Canada)
  • Marla Israel, Acting Senior Director, Seniors and Pensions Policy Secretariat (Human Resources and Social Development Canada)
  • Suzan Kalinowski, Senior Policy Analyst, Income Security, Department of Finance (Human Resources and Social Development Canada)
  • Nancy Lawand, Director General, Canada Pension Plan Disability Directorate (Human Resources and Social Development Canada)
  • Susan Scotti, Assistant Deputy Minister, Social Development Sectors Branch (Human Resources and Social Development Canada)
Bill C-37, An Act to amend the law governing financial institutions and to provide for related and consequential matters
(2007-03-21)
Thursday, March 29, 2007 at 11:00 AM
  • Normand Lafrenière, President (Canadian Association of Mutual Insurance Companies)
  • Winsor Macdonell, Vice-President and General Counsel (Genworth Financial Canada)
  • Frank Zinatelli, Associate General Counsel and Vice-President (Canadian Life and Health Insurance Association Inc.)
Wednesday, March 28, 2007 at 4:06 PM
  • The Honourable James M. Flaherty, P.C., M.P., Minister of Finance (Department of Finance Canada)
  • Colleen Barnes, Senior Chief, Strategic Planning and Trade, Financial Sector Policy Branch (Department of Finance Canada)
  • Daniel Burns, Chair, Legislative Affairs Committee (Credit Union Central of Canada)
  • Terry Campbell, Vice-President, Policy (Canadian Bankers Association)
  • Pascale Dugré-Sasseville, Senior Project Leader, Strategic Planning and Trade, Financial Sector Policy Branch (Department of Finance Canada)
  • Serge Dupont, Assistant Deputy Minister, Financial Sector Policy Branch (Department of Finance Canada)
  • Karen Michell, Vice-President, Banking Operations (Canadian Bankers Association)
  • Gary Rogers, Vice-President, Financial Policy (Credit Union Central of Canada)
  • Eleanor Ryan, Chief, Structural Issues, Financial Sector Policy Branch (Department of Finance Canada)
Thursday, March 22, 2007 at 10:55 AM
  • Jim Callon, Acting Commissionner (Financial Consumer Agency of Canada)
  • Duff Conacher, Chairperson (Canadian Community Reinvestment Coalition)
  • Julie Dickson, Acting Superintendent of Financial Institutions (Office of the Superintendent of Financial Institutions Canada (OSFI))
  • John Lawford, Counsel (Public Interest Advocacy Centre)
  • Susan Murray, Acting Deputy Commissioner (Financial Consumer Agency of Canada)
  • Jacques St-Amant, Legal Counsel (Public Interest Advocacy Centre)
Bill C-26, An Act to amend the Criminal Code (criminal interest rate)
(2007-02-28)
Wednesday, April 18, 2007 at 4:15 PM
  • The Honourable Monte Solberg, P.C., M.P., Minister of Human Resources and Social Development (Department of Human Resources and Social Development Canada)
  • Marla Israel, Acting Senior Director, Seniors and Pensions Policy Secretariat (Human Resources and Social Development Canada)
  • Suzan Kalinowski, Senior Policy Analyst, Income Security, Department of Finance (Human Resources and Social Development Canada)
  • Nancy Lawand, Director General, Canada Pension Plan Disability Directorate (Human Resources and Social Development Canada)
  • Susan Scotti, Assistant Deputy Minister, Social Development Sectors Branch (Human Resources and Social Development Canada)
Wednesday, March 21, 2007 at 4:05 PM
  • David Agnew (Ombudsman for Banking Services and Investments)
  • Bruce Cran, President (Consumers' Association of Canada)
  • Colette Downie, Acting Deputy Commissioner (Competition Bureau Canada)
  • Mel Fruitman, Vice-President (Consumers' Association of Canada)
  • Bruno Lévesque, Acting Director, Consumer Education and Public Affairs Branch (Financial Consumer Agency of Canada)
  • Dave McAllister, Senior Advisor (Competition Bureau Canada)
  • John Rossi, Director (Financial Consumer Agency of Canada)
Thursday, March 1, 2007 at 10:45 AM
  • Norman Ayoub, Senior Vice-President, Chief Operating Officer (Alterna Savings)
  • Norm Bishop, Corporate Secretary (Canadian Payday Loan Association (CPLA))
  • Stan Keyes, President (Canadian Payday Loan Association (CPLA))
  • The Honourable Madeleine Plamondon (As an individual)
  • Michael Teeter, Consultant (Rentcash Inc.)
  • Michael Thompson, Vice President (Rentcash Inc.)
  • Robert A. Whitelaw, Director, Alterna Convenience Loan Project (Alterna Savings)
Wednesday, February 28, 2007 at 4:07 PM
  • Colin Carrie, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Industry (Industry Canada)
  • Rob Moore, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Justice (Department of Justice Canada)
  • William (Bill) Bartlett, Senior Counsel (Department of Justice Canada)
  • David Clarke, Senior Analyst, Consumer Policy (Industry Canada)
  • Michael Jenkin, Director General, Office of Consumer Affairs (Industry Canada)
  • Matthew Taylor, Counsel (Department of Justice Canada)
Bill C-25, An Act to amend the Proceeds of Crime (Money Laundering) and Terrorist Financing Act and the Income Tax Act and to make a consequential amendment to another Act
(2006-11-28)
Wednesday, December 13, 2006 at 4:10 PM
  • Carman Baggaley, Senior Policy Analyst (Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada)
  • Gary Rogers, Vice President, Financial Policy (Credit Union Central of Canada)
  • Everett Colby, Chair, CGA-Canada Tax and Fiscal Policy Committee (Certified General Accountants Association of Canada)
  • Hedy Kirkby, Legal Counsel (Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada)
  • Jennifer Stoddart, Commissioner (Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada)
Thursday, December 7, 2006 at 10:50 AM
  • Jean-Pierre Bernier, Vice President and General Counsel (Canadian Life and Health Insurance Association)
  • Denis Constant, Chief Superintendent, Director General, Financial Crime (Royal Canadian Mounted Police)
  • Kenneth G. Nielsen, Q.C., Chair, Committee on Anti-Money Laundering (Federation of Law Societies of Canada)
  • Simon Potter, Past President (Canadian Bar Association)
  • Richard Reynolds, Director, National Security Operations Branch (Royal Canadian Mounted Police)
  • Raf Souccar, Assistant Commissioner, Federal & International Operations (Royal Canadian Mounted Police)
  • Tamra Thomson, Director, Legislation and Law Reform (Canadian Bar Association)
  • Jim Varro, Policy Counsel (Federation of Law Societies of Canada)
Wednesday, December 6, 2006 at 4:03 PM
  • The Honourable James Michael Flaherty, P.C., M.P., Minister of Finance (Department of Finance Canada)
  • Nicolas Burbidge, Senior Director (Office of the Superintendant of Financial Institutions Canada)
  • James Butcher, Assistant Director, Regional Operations and Compliance (Financial Transactions and Reports Analysis Centre of Canada (FINTRAC))
  • Yvon Carrière, Senior Counsel (Financial Transactions and Reports Analysis Centre of Canada (FINTRAC))
  • Serge Dupont, Assistant Deputy Minister (Department of Finance Canada)
  • Glynnis French, Deputy Director, Strategies and Partnerships (Financial Transactions and Reports Analysis Centre of Canada (FINTRAC))
  • Lynn Hemmings, Chief, Financial Sector Division (Department of Finance Canada)
  • Diane Lafleur, Director (Department of Finance Canada)
  • Keith Martin, Director (Office of the Superintendant of Financial Institutions Canada)
Bill S-5, An Act to implement conventions and protocols concluded between Canada and Finland, Mexico and Korea for the avoidance of double taxation and the prevention of fiscal evasion with respect to taxes on income
(2006-10-31)
Thursday, November 9, 2006 at 10:45 AM
  • Diane Ablonczy, M.P., Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Finance (APPEARING)
  • Parry Athenaios, Tax Policy Officer, Tax Policy Branch (Department of Finance Canada.)
  • Alain Castonguay, Chief, Income Tax Treaties Group, Tax Policy Branch (Department of Finance Canada.)
  • Gérard Lalonde, Acting Director, Tax Policy Branch, Tax Policy Branch (Department of Finance Canada.)
Review of the Proceeds of Crime (Money Laundering) and Terrorist Financing Act (S.C. 2000, c. 17) pursuant to section 72 of the said Act
(2006-05-16)
Thursday, September 28, 2006 at 10:45 AM
Wednesday, September 27, 2006 at 4:05 PM
Thursday, June 22, 2006 at 10:45 AM
  • Jean-Pierre Bernier, Vice President and General Counsel (Canadian Life and Health Insurance Association)
  • Everett Colby, Chair, CGA-Canada Tax and Fiscal Policy Committee (Certified General Accountants Association of Canada)
  • Kenneth G. Nielsen, Q.C., Chair, Committee on Anti-Money Laundering (Federation of Law Societies of Canada)
  • Jim Varro, Policy Counsel (Federation of Law Societies of Canada)
Wednesday, June 21, 2006 at 4:05 PM
  • Debra Armstrong, Chief Counsel & Corporate Secretary, MBNA Canada Bank (The Ad Hoc Industry Group)
  • Carman Baggaley, Senior Policy Analyst (Office of the Privacy Commissionner)
  • Daniel Brunet, Director, Legal Services (Office of the Information Commissioner of Canada)
  • Peter Bulatovic, Assistant Director, Tactical Financial Intelligence (Financial Transactions and Reports Analysis Centre of Canada (FINTRAC))
  • James Butcher, Assistant Director, Regional Operations and Compliance, Operations Sector (Financial Transactions and Reports Analysis Centre of Canada (FINTRAC))
  • Yvon Carrière, Senior Counsel (Financial Transactions and Reports Analysis Centre of Canada)
  • Raymond D'Aoust, Assistant Privacy Commissioner (Office of the Privacy Commissionner)
  • Bill Dennison, Chief Anti-Money Laundering Compliance Officer, BMO Corporate Compliance (Canadian Bankers Association)
  • Stephen Harvey, Senior Director, Global Head, Anti-Money Laundering Programs and Group Money Laundering Reporting Officer, CIBC (Canadian Bankers Association)
  • Horst Intscher, Director (Financial Transactions and Reports Analysis Centre of Canada (FINTRAC))
  • Kris Klein, Legal Advisor (Office of the Privacy Commissionner)
  • Warren Law, Senior Vice-President, Corporate Operations and General Counsel (Canadian Bankers Association)
  • J. Alan Leadbeater, Deputy Information Commissioner of Canada (Office of the Information Commissioner of Canada)
  • Jennifer Reed, Vice President Public Affairs (MasterCard Canada)
  • Bart Rubin, Counsel, Managing Regulatory Strategy and Canada Region (MasterCard Canada)
  • Ted Wilby, Assistant General Counsel, Capital One Bank (Canada Branch) (The Ad Hoc Industry Group)
  • Sandra Wing, Senior Deputy Director (Financial Transactions and Reports Analysis Centre of Canada (FINTRAC))
Wednesday, May 31, 2006 at 4:20 PM
Thursday, May 18, 2006 at 10:45 AM
  • Pierre-Yves Bourduas, Deputy Commissioner, Federal Services and Central Region (Royal Canadian Mounted Police)
  • Nick Burbidge, Senior Director, Compliance Division (Office of the Superintendant of Financial Institutions Canada)
  • Yvon Carrière, Senior Counsel (Financial Transactions and Reports Analysis Centre of Canada)
  • Keith Martin, Director, Compliance Division (Office of the Superintendant of Financial Institutions Canada)
  • Alain Prévost, General Counsel (Office of the Superintendant of Financial Institutions Canada)
  • Maureen Tracy, Director General, Enforcement Programs Directorate, Enforcement Branch (Canada Border Services Agency)
  • Sandra Wing, Senior Deputy Director (Financial Transactions and Reports Analysis Centre of Canada)
Wednesday, May 17, 2006 at 4:05 PM
  • Yvon Carrière, Senior Counsel, Financial Transactions and Reports Analysis Centre of Canada (Department of Finance Canada)
  • Stanley Cohen, Senior General Counsel, Human Rights Law Section (Department of Justice Canada)
  • Jamie Deacon, Director General, National Security Policy (Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness Canada)
  • Lynn Hemmings, Senior Project Leader, Financial Crimes — Domestic (Department of Finance Canada)
  • Dan Hermosa, Legal Counsel, Law Branch (Department of Finance Canada)
  • Diane Lafleur, Director, Policy Sector Policy Branch (Department of Finance Canada)
  • Christine Miles, Director General, Law Enforcement and Borders Strategy (Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness Canada)
  • Daniel Murphy, Senior Counsel, Strategic Operations Section, Federal Prosecution Service (Department of Justice Canada)
  • Paul Saint-Denis, Senior Counsel, Criminal Law Policy Section (Department of Justice Canada)
Examine and report on consumer issues arising in the financial services sector
(2006-05-02)
Wednesday, May 31, 2006 at 4:20 PM
Wednesday, May 10, 2006 at 4:20 PM
Examine and report on issues dealing with interprovincial barriers to trade
(2006-05-02)
Wednesday, June 6, 2007 at 4:15 PM
  • Larry Brown, Secretary-Treasurer (National Union of Public and General Employees)
  • Larry Hubich, President (Saskatchewan Federation of Labour (by video conference))
Thursday, May 17, 2007 at 10:50 AM
  • Marc Lee, Senior Economist (Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives (by video conference))
  • Kathleen Macmillan, President, International Trade Policy Consultants, Inc. (ITPC) (C.D. Howe Institute)
  • Finn Poschmann, Director of Research (C.D. Howe Institute)
Wednesday, May 16, 2007 at 4:20 PM
  • Steve McGirr, Senior Executive Vice-President and Chief Risk Officer, Treasury and Risk Management, CIBC (Canadian Bankers Association)
  • Karen Michell, Vice-President, Banking Operations (Canadian Bankers Association)
  • Denis Pellerin, Senior Vice-President, Operational and Market Risk Management, National Bank of Canada (Canadian Bankers Association)
  • Brian Porter, Executive Vice-President and Chief Risk Officer, The Bank of Nova Scotia (Canadian Bankers Association)
  • Erin Weir, Economist (Canadian Labour Congress)
Thursday, February 15, 2007 at 10:55 AM
  • Bob Broeska, President, Canadian Oilseed Processors Association (COPA) (Vegetable Oil Industry of Canada (VOIC))
  • Sean McPhee, President (Vegetable Oil Industry of Canada (VOIC))
Thursday, December 14, 2006 at 11:00 AM
  • The Honourable Maxime Bernier, P.C., M.P., Minister of Industry (Industry Canada)
  • Carole Swan, Senior Associate Deputy Minister (Industry Canada)
Thursday, November 23, 2006 at 10:50 AM
  • Nigel Byars, Executive Vice-President (Canadian Institute of Chartered Accountants)
  • Glen Hodgson, Vice-President and Chief Economist (Conference Board of Canada)
  • Anne-Marie Hubert, Partner, Ernst & Young (Canadian Institute of Chartered Accountants)
Wednesday, October 18, 2006 at 4:00 PM
  • Stephen Kymlicka, Senior Policy Analyst (Atlantic Institute for Market Studies)
  • Matt Morrison, Executive Director (Pacific NorthWest Economic Region)
Wednesday, October 4, 2006 at 4:10 PM
  • Michel Girard, Director (Statistics Canada)
  • Philip Morrison, Senior Analyst, Internal Trade (Industry Canada)
  • Ron Parker, Visiting Senior Assistant Deputy Minister (Industry Canada)
  • Carole Presseault, Vice President (Certified General Accountants' Association of Canada (CGA-Canada))
  • David Stewart-Patterson, Executive Vice-President (Canadian Council of Chief Executives)
Thursday, June 15, 2006 at 10:45 AM
  • Robert Knox, Senior Fellow (Montreal Economic Institute)
  • Robert McKinstry, Senior Policy Analyst (Canadian Chamber of Commerce)
  • Fred McMahon, Director (The Fraser Institute)
  • Jim Phillips, President and CEO (Canadian/American Border Trade Alliance)
  • Pat Whalen, Trade Consultant (Buffalo World Trade Center)
Wednesday, May 31, 2006 at 4:20 PM
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