Studies & Bills

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Studies & Bills Date Referred Session  note  note
Bill S-205, An Act to amend the Bankruptcy and Insolvency Act (student loans)
(2008-03-05)
Thursday, April 3, 2008 at 10:50 AM
  • Roger Charland, Senior Director, Corporate and Insolvency Law Policy and Internal Trade (Industry Canada)
  • Ralph DeJong, Vice-President, Students Loan Operations (Resolve Corporation)
  • Rosaline Frith, Special Advisor, Learning Branch (Human Resources and Social Development Canada (HRSDC))
  • Tony Manconi, Director General, Non-Tax Collections (Canada Revenue Agency)
Thursday, March 13, 2008 at 10:50 AM
  • Ralph DeJong, Vice-President, Students Loan Program (Resolve Corporation)
  • Rosaline Frith, Director General, Canada Student Loans Program (Human Resources and Social Development Canada (HRSDC))
  • The Honourable Senator Yoine Goldstein, sponsor of the Bill (As an individual)
Bill C-10, An Act to amend the Income Tax Act, including amendments in relation to foreign investment entities and non-resident trusts, and to provide for the bijural expression of the provisions of that Act
(2007-12-04)
Thursday, June 12, 2008 at 10:50 AM
  • Neal Clarance, Partner, Canadian Media & Entertainment Leader (Ernst & Young LLP)
  • Darrell Cochrane, Chair, Taxes Committee (Canadian Association of University Business Officers)
  • Brian Ernewein, General Director, Tax Policy Branch (Department of Finance Canada)
  • Bob Hamilton, Senior Assistant Deputy Minister, Tax Policy Branch (Department of Finance Canada)
  • Gérard Lalonde, Director, Tax Legislation Division, Tax Policy Branch (Department of Finance Canada)
  • John Limeburner, Chair, Treasury and Investment Committee (Canadian Association of University Business Officers)
  • John Lyon, Managing Director, Investment Strategy (University of Toronto Asset Management Corporation)
  • Al Porter, Director, Movie Making and Trade Shows Division (Teamsters Canada)
Wednesday, June 11, 2008 at 4:10 PM
  • Anne-Marie Des Roches, Director of Public Affairs (Union des artistes)
  • Carl Laudan, Producer and director (Cinéman Films Inc. and Sheltered Life Productions Inc.)
  • Raymond Legault, President (Union des artistes)
  • Brunhilde Pradier, President (Alliance québécoise des techniciens de l'image et du son)
Thursday, June 5, 2008 at 10:50 AM
  • David Miller, Mayor (City of Toronto)
  • Gérald Tremblay, Mayor (City of Montréal)
Wednesday, June 4, 2008 at 4:06 PM
  • Bruce Harris, Co-Chair, CICA/CBA Joint Committee on Taxation (Joint Committee on Taxation (Canadian Institute of Chartered Accountants/ Canadian Bar Association))
  • Stephen Ruby, Senior partner, Davies Ward Phillips & Vineberg LLP (As an individual)
  • Paul K. Tamaki, Chair, National Taxation Law Section, CBA and Co-Chair, CICA/CBA Joint Committee on Taxation (Joint Committee on Taxation (Canadian Institute of Chartered Accountants/ Canadian Bar Association))
Thursday, May 29, 2008 at 10:50 AM
  • Tom Cox, Producer (Seven24 Films)
  • Michael Donovan, President (The Halifax Film Company)
  • Roger Frappier, Producer (Max Films Inc.)
  • Josh Miller, President (Panacea Entertainment)
  • Denise Robert, President and producer (Cinémaginaire)
Wednesday, May 28, 2008 at 4:15 PM
  • Brigitte Goulard, Vice President, Cooperative partnerships (Desjardins Group)
  • Paul Gross, Actor, Producer and Director (As an individual)
  • Louis Rabeau, Notary and Legal Counsel (Desjardins Group)
Thursday, May 15, 2008 at 10:50 AM
  • Patrick Marley, Partner (Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt LLP)
Wednesday, May 14, 2008 at 4:12 PM
  • David Cronenberg, Director (As an individual)
  • Conrad Winn, President (COMPAS Inc.)
Wednesday, April 30, 2008 at 4:20 PM
  • The Honourable James M. Flaherty, P.C., M.P., Minister of Finance ()
  • Brian Ernewein, General Director, Senior Assistant Deputy Minister's Office, Tax Policy Branch (Department of Finance Canada)
  • Tom Johnston, Chair, ICAC Industry, Regulation and Tax Committee (Investment Counsel Association of Canada)
  • Gérard Lalonde, Director, Tax Legislation Division, Tax Policy Branch (Department of Finance Canada)
  • Katie A. Walmsley, President (Investment Counsel Association of Canada)
Thursday, April 17, 2008 at 10:45 AM
  • Marc Grégoire, Chair of the Board of directors (Société des auteurs de Radio, Télévision et Cinéma)
  • Yves Légaré, General director (Société des auteurs de Radio, Télévision et Cinéma)
  • Robert Morrice, Principal (Aver Medias LP)
  • Elaine Morrisette, Senior Manager, TV and Motion Picture Group (National Bank of Canada)
  • Susan Swan, Chair (The Writers' Union of Canada)
  • Christopher Waddell, Chair, National Affairs (PEN Canada)
  • Deborah Windsor, Executive Director (The Writers' Union of Canada)
Wednesday, April 16, 2008 at 4:10 PM
  • John Christou, Chair, National Lobby Committee (Documentary Organisation of Canada)
  • Tina Hahn, Treasurer, National Executive (Documentary Organisation of Canada)
  • Jean Pierre Lefebvre, President (Association des réalisateurs et réalisatrices du Québec)
  • John Morgan Lewis, International Vice-President and Director of Canadian Affairs (International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees, Moving Picture Technicians, Artists and Allied Crafts of the United States, its Territories and Canada (IATSE))
  • Charles McVety, President (Canada Family Action Coalition)
  • Brian Rushfeldt, Executive Director (Canada Family Action Coalition)
Thursday, April 10, 2008 at 10:45 AM
  • Brian Anthony, National Executive Director and CEO (Directors Guild of Canada)
  • Wendy Crewson, Actor (Alliance of Canadian Cinema, Television and Radio Artists (ACTRA))
  • Sandra Cunningham, CFTPA Chair (Canadian Film and Television Production Association (CFTPA))
  • Brigitte Doucet, Deputy Director General (Association des producteurs de films et de télévision du Québec (APFTQ))
  • Sarah Ker-Hornell, Managing Director (FilmOntario)
  • Monique Lafontaine, General Counsel and Director of Regulatory Affairs (Directors Guild of Canada)
  • Vincent Leduc, Vice President of Zone3, Chairman of the Board of Directors of the APFTQ (Association des producteurs de films et de télévision du Québec (APFTQ))
  • Guy Mayson, President and CEO (Canadian Film and Television Production Association (CFTPA))
  • Maureen Parker, Executive Director (Writers Guild of Canada)
  • Sarah Polley, Actor, Director and Writer (Alliance of Canadian Cinema, Television and Radio Artists (ACTRA))
  • Rebecca Schechter, President (Writers Guild of Canada)
  • John Weber, FilmOntario board member and President, Dufferin Gate Productions, Executive Vice President, Production for Peace Arch Entertainment (FilmOntario)
Wednesday, April 9, 2008 at 4:10 PM
  • Franklin Carter, Book Editor, Researcher, Representative of the Book and Periodical Council's Freedom of Expression Committee (Book and Periodical Council)
  • Rose Anne Dyson, Chair, Science for Peace (Media Working Group) (University of Toronto) and Vice President, Media Relations, Council on Global Issues (Ryerson University) (Science for Peace (Media Working Group) (University of Toronto) and Council on Global Issues (Ryerson University))
  • Keith Kelly, Senior Policy Advisor (Canadian Conference of the Arts)
  • Mark Leiren-Young, Writer, Producer, Film Director, Representative of the Playwrights Guild of Canada on the Book and Periodical Council's Freedom of Expression Committee (Book and Periodical Council)
  • Noa Mendelsohn Aviv, Director, Freedom of Expression Project (Canadian Civil Liberties Association)
  • Alain Pineau, National Director (Canadian Conference of the Arts)
  • Eileen Shapiro, Member (Canadians Concerned about Violence in Entertainment)
  • Diane Watts, Researcher (REAL Women of Canada)
Wednesday, April 2, 2008 at 4:10 PM
  • The Honourable Josée Verner, P.C., M.P., Minister of Canadian Heritage (As an Individual)
  • Jean-Pierre Blais, Assistant Deputy Minister, Cultural Affairs (Canadian Heritage)
  • Annette Gibbons, Deputy Director General, Cultural Industries (Canadian Heritage)
  • Sandra Hassan, General Counsel, Director, Tax Law Division, Law Branch (Department of Finance Canada)
  • Gérard Lalonde, Director, Tax Policy Branch (Department of Finance Canada)
  • Judith A. LaRocque, Deputy Minister (Canadian Heritage)
  • Bruce Stockfish, General Counsel (Canadian Heritage)
Wednesday, January 30, 2008 at 4:20 PM
Thursday, December 13, 2007 at 10:50 AM
  • Brian Ernewein, General Director, Tax Policy Branch (Department of Finance Canada)
  • Tom Johnston, Chair, ICAC Industry, Regulation & Tax Committee (Investment Counsel Association of Canada)
  • Gérard Lalonde, Director, Tax Policy Branch (Department of Finance Canada)
  • Pamela Moore, Chair, ICAC Member Services Committee (Investment Counsel Association of Canada)
  • Grant Nash, Acting Chief, Tax Policy Branch (Department of Finance Canada)
  • Katie A. Walmsley, President (Investment Counsel Association of Canada)
Wednesday, December 12, 2007 at 4:15 PM
  • Ted Menzies, M.P., Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Finance (Department of Finance Canada)
  • Charles C. Gagnon, Counsel (Stikeman Elliott)
  • Gérard Lalonde, Director, Tax Policy Branch (Department of Finance Canada)
  • Paul Lebreux, Past chair (Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP))
  • Stewart Lewis, Chief Executive Officer (Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP))
  • Robin J. MacKnight, Counsel and Director, STEP Canada (Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP))
  • Grant Nash, Acting Chief, Tax Policy Branch (Department of Finance Canada)
Study on issues dealing with interprovincial barriers to trade
(2007-11-20)
Wednesday, March 12, 2008 at 4:10 PM
  • Ron Bonnett, Second Vice-President (Canadian Federation of Agriculture)
  • Paul Jenkins, Senior Deputy Governor (Bank of Canada)
  • John Murray, Deputy Governor (Bank of Canada)
  • Glen Snoek, Farm Policy Analyst (Canadian Federation of Agriculture)
Thursday, March 6, 2008 at 10:50 AM
  • The Honourable Jim Prentice, P.C., M.P., Minister of Industry ()
  • Jody Aylard, Director General, Finance and Renewal Programs Directorate (Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada)
  • Paul Boothe, Senior Associate Deputy Minister (Industry Canada)
  • Jean-Denis Méthot, Manager, Planning and Coordination, Renewal Division (Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada)
Wednesday, December 5, 2007 at 4:15 PM
  • The Honourable James M. Flaherty, P.C., M.P., Minister of Finance (Department of Finance Canada)
  • Kevin Brennan, Vice-Chair (CAIRP), Senior Vice President, Ernst & Young Inc. (Canadian Association of Insolvency and Restructuring Professionals (CAIRP))
  • Serge Dupont, Assistant Deputy Minister, Financial Sector Policy Branch (Department of Finance Canada)
  • Denis Gauthier, Assistant Deputy Minister, Economic Development and Corporate Finance (Department of Finance Canada)
  • Claude Gilbert, Past Chair (CAIRP), Senior Vice-President, PricewaterhouseCoopers Inc. (Canadian Association of Insolvency and Restructuring Professionals (CAIRP))
The present state of the domestic and international financial system
(2007-11-20)
Thursday, May 1, 2008 at 11:45 AM
  • Mark J. Carney, Governor (Bank of Canada)
  • Paul Jenkins, Senior Deputy Governor (Bank of Canada)
Wednesday, March 12, 2008 at 4:10 PM
  • Ron Bonnett, Second Vice-President (Canadian Federation of Agriculture)
  • Paul Jenkins, Senior Deputy Governor (Bank of Canada)
  • John Murray, Deputy Governor (Bank of Canada)
  • Glen Snoek, Farm Policy Analyst (Canadian Federation of Agriculture)
Thursday, March 6, 2008 at 10:50 AM
  • The Honourable Jim Prentice, P.C., M.P., Minister of Industry ()
  • Jody Aylard, Director General, Finance and Renewal Programs Directorate (Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada)
  • Paul Boothe, Senior Associate Deputy Minister (Industry Canada)
  • Jean-Denis Méthot, Manager, Planning and Coordination, Renewal Division (Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada)
Wednesday, March 5, 2008 at 4:15 PM
  • Roger Charland, Senior Director, Corporate and Insolvency Law Policy and Internal Trade (Industry Canada)
  • Sandra Dunn, Chief, Financial Sector Division, Financial Sector Stability, Financial Sector Policy Branch (Department of Finance Canada)
  • Michael Hale, Executive Vice President (Assuris)
  • Paul Kovacs, President and Chief Executive Officer (Property and Casualty Insurance Compensation Corporation (PACICC))
  • Diane Lafleur, Director, Financial Sector Division, Financial Sector Policy Branch (Department of Finance Canada)
  • Michèle Legault, Chief, Structural Issues, Financial Sector Division, Financial Sector Policy Branch (Department of Finance Canada)
Thursday, February 28, 2008 at 10:50 AM
  • Jamie Golombek, Chair, Taxation Working Group (The Investment Funds Institute of Canada)
  • Tony Manconi, Director General, Non-Tax Collections (Canada Revenue Agency)
  • Guy Proulx, Assistant Commissioner, Taxpayers Services and Debt Management Branch (Canada Revenue Agency)
  • Michael Snaauw, Director, Accounts Receivable Division - Acting DG for Revenue Collections Operations (Canada Revenue Agency)
Wednesday, February 27, 2008 at 4:25 PM
  • Christopher W. Besant, Vice-Chair, National Bankruptcy and Insolvency Law Section (Canadian Bar Association)
  • Robert A. Klotz, Member, National Bankruptcy and Insolvency Law Section (Canadian Bar Association)
  • Janis Sarra, Professor of Law, University of British Columbia and Director, National Centre for Business Law (As an individual)
Thursday, February 14, 2008 at 10:50 AM
  • Paul Bourbonniere, Chair (Conference for Advanced Life Underwriting)
  • Anthony Duggan, Professor, University of Toronto (As an individual)
  • Andrew J. Hatnay, Counsel (Koskie Minsky LLP)
  • Brian Henley, Vice-Chair, Government Relations (Conference for Advanced Life Underwriting)
  • Jacob S. Ziegel, Professor Emeritus, University of Toronto (As an individual)
Wednesday, February 13, 2008 at 4:10 PM
  • Ian Boyko, Government Relations Coordinator (Canadian Federation of Students)
  • Guylaine Houle, Bankruptcy Trustee, Pierre Roy & Associates Inc. (Canadian Association of Insolvency and Restructuring Professionals)
  • Bruce Leonard, Chair (International Insolvency Institute)
  • Alan H. Spergel, Chair (Canadian Association of Insolvency and Restructuring Professionals)
  • David Ward, Counsel (International Insolvency Institute)
Thursday, February 7, 2008 at 10:55 AM
  • Laurie Campbell, Executive Director (Credit Canada)
  • Doug Hoyes, Bankruptcy trustee (Hoyes, Michalos & Associates Inc.)
  • Ted Michalos, Bankruptcy trustee (Hoyes, Michalos & Associates Inc.)
  • Henrietta Ross, Executive Director (Ontario Association of Credit Counselling Services)
Wednesday, February 6, 2008 at 4:15 PM
  • Philippe Bélanger, Member, IIC and Lawyer at McCarthy Tétrault LLP (Insolvency Institute of Canada)
  • Susan Grundy, Member, IIC and Lawyer at Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP (Insolvency Institute of Canada)
  • Andrew Kent, Member, IIC and Lawyer at McMillan Binch Mendelsohn LLP (Insolvency Institute of Canada)
  • Patrick McCarthy, President, IIC and Lawyer at Borden Ladner Gervais LLP (Insolvency Institute of Canada)
  • Mahesh Uttamchandani, Senior Counsel and Task Team Leader for World Bank Global Insolvency Initiative (As an individual)
Thursday, January 31, 2008 at 10:45 AM
  • Joel Davison Harden, National Representative (Research) (Canadian Labour Congress)
  • Dennis Deveau, Legislative Director (United Steelworkers)
  • Louis Erlichman, Canadian Research Director (Canadian Auto Workers Union (CAW-Canada):)
  • Paul Forder, Director, Government Relations (Canadian Auto Workers Union (CAW-Canada))
  • Ken Georgetti, President (Canadian Labour Congress)
  • Lewis Gottheil, Director Legal Department (Canadian Auto Workers Union (CAW-Canada))
  • Shaheen Hirani, Counsel, Steelworkers Legal Department (United Steelworkers)
Thursday, December 6, 2007 at 11:00 AM
  • David A. Dodge, Governor of the Bank of Canada (Bank of Canada)
  • Paul Jenkins, Senior Deputy Governor (Bank of Canada)
Bill C-12, An Act to amend the Bankruptcy and Insolvency Act, the Companies' Creditors Arrangement Act, the Wage Earner Protection Program Act and chapter 47 of the Statutes of Canada, 2005
(2007-11-15)
Thursday, December 13, 2007 at 10:50 AM
  • Brian Ernewein, General Director, Tax Policy Branch (Department of Finance Canada)
  • Tom Johnston, Chair, ICAC Industry, Regulation & Tax Committee (Investment Counsel Association of Canada)
  • Gérard Lalonde, Director, Tax Policy Branch (Department of Finance Canada)
  • Pamela Moore, Chair, ICAC Member Services Committee (Investment Counsel Association of Canada)
  • Grant Nash, Acting Chief, Tax Policy Branch (Department of Finance Canada)
  • Katie A. Walmsley, President (Investment Counsel Association of Canada)
Wednesday, December 5, 2007 at 4:15 PM
  • The Honourable James M. Flaherty, P.C., M.P., Minister of Finance (Department of Finance Canada)
  • Kevin Brennan, Vice-Chair (CAIRP), Senior Vice President, Ernst & Young Inc. (Canadian Association of Insolvency and Restructuring Professionals (CAIRP))
  • Serge Dupont, Assistant Deputy Minister, Financial Sector Policy Branch (Department of Finance Canada)
  • Denis Gauthier, Assistant Deputy Minister, Economic Development and Corporate Finance (Department of Finance Canada)
  • Claude Gilbert, Past Chair (CAIRP), Senior Vice-President, PricewaterhouseCoopers Inc. (Canadian Association of Insolvency and Restructuring Professionals (CAIRP))
Thursday, November 29, 2007 at 10:50 AM
  • The Honourable Jean-Pierre Blackburn, P.C., M.P., Minister of Labour (As an Individual)
  • Colin Carrie, M.P., Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Industry (Industry Canada)
  • Roger Charland, Senior Director, Corporate and Insolvency Law Policy and Internal Trade (Industry Canada)
  • Matthew Dooley, Senior Project Leader, Corporate and Insolvency Law Policy and International Trade (Industry Canada)
  • Rosaline Frith, Director General, Canada Student Loans Program (Human Resources and Social Development Canada)
  • Sylvie Heartfield, Chief, Policy Development (Labour Program, Human Resources and Social Development Canada)
  • John Hemingway, Program Analyst, Canada Student Loans Program (Human Resources and Social Development Canada)
  • Munir A. Sheikh, Deputy Minister of Labour (Employment, Workforce Development and Labour)
Bill S-2, An Act to amend the Canada-United States Tax Convention Act, 1984
(2007-11-13)
Thursday, November 15, 2007 at 10:45 AM
  • Ted Menzies, M.P., Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Finance (Department of Finance Canada)
  • Brian Ernewein, General Director, Tax Policy Branch (Department of Finance Canada)
  • Lawrence Purdy, Senior Chief, Tax Legislation Division (Department of Finance Canada)
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