Studies & Bills

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Studies & Bills Date Referred Session  note  note
Bill C-32, An Act respecting pollution prevention and the protection of the environment and human health in order to contribute to sustainable development
(1999-06-08)
Wednesday, September 8, 1999 at 6:47 PM
Wednesday, September 8, 1999 at 1:34 PM
Wednesday, September 1, 1999 at 8:40 AM
  • Mr. Leroy Andre, Co-chair, Deline Dene Uranium Committee and Sub-Chief, Deline Dene Band Council (From the Deline Dene Uranium Committee:)
  • Mr. Paul Baton, Elder and Member, Deline Dene Uranium Committee (From the Deline Dene Uranium Committee:)
  • Ms. Gina Bayha, Interpreter for Mr. Paul Baton (From the Deline Dene Uranium Committee:)
  • Mr. David Bennett, National Director, Health, Safety and Environment (From the Canadian Labour Congress:)
  • Dr. Graham Chance, Past Chair (From the Canadian Institute of Child Health:)
  • Duncan Ellison, Executive Director (Canadian Water and Wastewater Association)
  • Allan Hamilton, Chemical Business Manager, Sifto Canada Inc. (Salt Institute)
  • Mr. Colin Lambert, Director, Health and Safety Branch (From the Canadian Union of Public Employees:)
  • Mr. Peter Leiss, Chair, National Environment Committee (From the Canadian Union of Public Employees:)
  • Mr. Laurence Moore, Member of the Board of Director and Manager of Environmental Programmes, Ontario Clean Water Agency (From the Canadian Water and Wastewater Association:)
  • Eva Rosinger, Board Member (Canadian Institute of Child Health)
  • Ms. Sandra Schwartz, Director, Environmental Programmes (From the Canadian Institute of Child Health:)
  • Mr. Hassan Yussuff, Executive Vice-President (From the Canadian Labour Congress:)
Tuesday, August 31, 1999 at 1:38 PM
  • Lisette Anfousse, Coalition pour un Magnola propre (Société pour vaincre la pollution)
  • Alan Chesworth, Manager, Environment, Health and Safety, Imperial Oil Limited (The Canadian Petroleum Products Institute)
  • Daniel Green, Co-President (Société pour vaincre la pollution)
  • Paul Hansen, Manager, Environmental Affairs, Facility Engineering, Daimler Chrysler Canada (Canadian Vehicle Manufacturers' Association)
  • Ron Harper, Senior Advisor to the President (The Canadian Petroleum Products Institute)
  • Georges Hébert, President (Environmental Group STOP)
  • Lisa Kozma, Legal Counsel (Canadian Vehicle Manufacturers' Association)
  • Mark A. Nantais, President (Canadian Vehicle Manufacturers' Association)
  • Alain Perez, President (The Canadian Petroleum Products Institute)
  • Blake Smith, Director, Environment, Energy and Vehicle Safety, Ford Motor Company of Canada (Canadian Vehicle Manufacturers' Association)
  • Yasmin Tarmohamed, Director, Environment, Health and Safety (Canadian Vehicle Manufacturers' Association)
  • Bruce Walker, Director of Research (Environmental Group STOP)
  • Don Wedge, Vice President (Environmental Group STOP)
Tuesday, August 31, 1999 at 9:12 AM
  • François Blais, Director, Centre for Legal Translation and Documentation, University of Ottawa (As an individual)
  • Mr. Sam Bock (As an individual)
  • Ms. Arlene Kwasniak, Staff Counsel: (From the Environmental Law Centre:)
  • Mr. Steven Shrybman, Executive Director (From the West Coast Environmental Law Association:)
Monday, August 30, 1999 at 2:30 PM
  • Dr. Michèle Brill-Edwards (From the Canadian Health Coalition:)
  • Dr. Peter Carter, Research Co-ordinator (From the Canadian Association of Physicians for the Environment:)
  • Mr. Michael Cloghesy, President (From the Centre patronal de l'environnement du Québec:)
  • Mr. Daniel Gagnier, Vice-President, Corporate Affairs, Environment, Occupational Health and Safety, Alcan Aluminium Ltd. (Centre patronal de l'environnement du Québec)
  • Nancy Hughes Anthony, President and CEO (Canadian Chamber of Commerce)
  • Jose Kusugak, President (Nunavut Tunngavik Inc.)
  • Claude-André Lachance, Director, Governmental Affairs, Dow Chemical Canada (From the Centre patronal de l'environnement du Québec:)
  • Michael McBane, National Co-ordinator (Canadian Health Coalition)
  • John Merritt, Constitutional Advisor and Legislative Counsel, Nunavut Tunngavik Inc. ()
  • Mr. Bob Redhead, Chairman, Chamber of Commerce Environment Committee (From the Canadian Chamber of Commerce:)
Monday, August 30, 1999 at 10:10 AM
  • Mr. Donald Côté, Managing Director, Quebec Fertilizer Manufacturers' Association (From the Canadian Fertilizer Institute:)
  • Mr. Paul Lansbergen, Communications and Members' Services Officer (From the Canadian Fertilizer Institute:)
  • Mr. Roger Larson, President (From the Canadian Fertilizer Institute:)
  • Mr. Chris Micek, Environment Manager, Agrium (Canadian Fertilizer Institute)
  • Ms. Sally Rutherford, Executive Director (From the Canadian Federation of Agriculture:)
  • Mr. Garth Sundeed, Science Officer (From the Canadian Federation of Agriculture:)
  • Mr. Mark Winfield, Director of Research (From the Canadian Institute for Environmental Law and Policy:)
Friday, August 27, 1999 at 8:37 AM
  • Michael Anderson, Natural Resources Secretariat, Research Director (Manitoba Keewatinowi Okimakanak, Inc.)
  • Mr. Terry Fenge, Advisor, Inuit Tapirisat (Inuit Tapirisat)
  • Professor William Leiss, FRSC, Faculty of Management, University of Calgary, and President Elect, Royal Society of Canada (As an individual)
  • Nadine Levin, Analyst (From the Office of the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, Department of the Environment)
  • Stephanie Meakin, Counsillor, Inuit Tapirisat (Inuit Tapirisat)
  • Scot Nickels, Counsillor (Inuit Tapirisat)
  • Mr. Jody Pierce, Métis Provincial Council of British Columbia (From the Métis National Council:)
  • Bob Stevenson, Advisor, Endangered Species and Harvesting (Métis National Council)
  • Sheila Watt-Cloutier, Vice President (Inuit Tapirisat)
Thursday, August 26, 1999 at 1:44 PM
  • Craig Boljkovac, Policy Officer, Wildlife Toxicology Programme (World Wildlife Fund Canada)
  • Adriane Carr, Director (Western Canada Wilderness Committee)
  • Mr. Paul George, Director (From the Western Canada Wilderness Committee:)
  • Elizabeth May, Executive Director. (Sierra Club of Canada)
  • Paul Muldoon, Executive Director (Canadian Environmental Law Association)
  • Ms. Angela Rickman, Deputy Director (From the Sierra Club of Canada:)
Thursday, August 26, 1999 at 9:06 AM
  • Wayne Fraser, Chair, Environment Committee, Mining Association of Canada, and Director, Environment and Plant Engineering (Hudson Bay Mining and Smelting Co.)
  • Mr. Claude-André Lachance, Director, Governmental Affairs, Dow Chemical Canada (From the Canadian Chemical Producers' Association:)
  • Justyna Laurie-Lean, Vice President, Environment and Health (Mining Association of Canada)
  • Mr. Gordon E. Lloyd, Vice-President, Technical Affairs, Canadian Chemical Producers' Association (From the Canadian Chemical Producers' Association:)
  • Mr. Richard Paton, President and CEO, Canadian Chemical Producers' Association (From the Canadian Chemical Producers' Association:)
  • David Rodier, Senior Vice President, Environment, Safety, and Health, Noranda, Inc. (Mining Association of Canada)
  • Jack Soule, Senior Research Scientist, DuPont Canada (Canadian Chemical Producers' Association)
  • Robert Telewiak, Chair, Mining Association of Canada Metals Working Group, and Vice President, Environment, Falconbridge Limited (Mining Association of Canada)
Wednesday, August 25, 1999 at 1:37 PM
  • Duncan Cameron, Legal Counsel, Justice Department (From the Office of the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, Department of the Environment)
  • Harvey Lerer, Director General (From the Office of the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, Department of the Environment)
  • Nadine Levin, Analyst (From the Office of the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, Department of the Environment)
  • Karen Lloyd, Manager (From the Office of the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, Department of the Environment)
  • Steve Mongrain, Representative (From the Office of the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, Department of the Environment)
Wednesday, August 25, 1999 at 9:09 AM
  • The Honourable David Anderson, P.C., M.P., Minister of the Environment (As an Individual)
  • Mr. François Guimont, Assistant Deputy Minister, Environmental Protection (From the Office of the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, Department of the Environment)
  • Harvey Lerer, Director General (From the Office of the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, Department of the Environment)
Tuesday, August 24, 1999 at 1:37 PM
  • Duncan Cameron, Legal Counsel, Justice Department (From the Office of the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, Department of the Environment)
  • Harvey Lerer, Director General (From the Office of the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, Department of the Environment)
  • Karen Lloyd, Manager (From the Office of the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, Department of the Environment)
  • Steve Mongrain, Representative (From the Office of the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, Department of the Environment)
Tuesday, August 24, 1999 at 9:08 AM
  • Duncan Cameron, Legal Counsel, Justice Department (From the Office of the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, Department of the Environment)
  • Harvey Lerer, Director General (From the Office of the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, Department of the Environment)
  • Nadine Levin, Analyst (From the Office of the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, Department of the Environment)
  • Karen Lloyd, Manager (From the Office of the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, Department of the Environment)
  • Steve Mongrain, Representative (From the Office of the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, Department of the Environment)
Wednesday, June 16, 1999 at 9:08 AM
  • Duncan Cameron, Legal Counsel, Justice Department (From the Office of the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, Department of the Environment)
  • Harvey Lerer, Director General (From the Office of the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, Department of the Environment)
  • Karen Lloyd, Manager (From the Office of the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, Department of the Environment)
  • Steve Mongrain, Representative (From the Office of the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, Department of the Environment)
Tuesday, June 15, 1999 at 8:38 AM
  • Duncan Cameron, Legal Counsel, Justice Department (From the Office of the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, Department of the Environment)
  • Harvey Lerer, Director General (From the Office of the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, Department of the Environment)
  • Karen Lloyd, Manager (From the Office of the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, Department of the Environment)
  • Steve Mongrain, Representative (From the Office of the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, Department of the Environment)
Bill C-38, An Act to amend the National Parks Act
(1998-06-17)
Tuesday, December 1, 1998 at 9:10 AM
  • The Honourable Andrew Mitchell, P.C., M.P., Secretary of State (Rural Development) (Federal Economic Development Initiative for Northern Ontario) (The Honourable Andrew Mitchell, P.C., M.P. , Secretary of State (Rural Development) (Federal Economic Development Initiative for Northern Ontario))
  • Jose Kusugak, President (From the Nunavut Tunngavik Inc.:)
Tuesday, November 17, 1998 at 9:05 AM
  • Tony Andrews, Executive Director (Prospectors and Developers Association of Canada)
  • David Comba, Director, Issues Management (As an Individual)
  • Mary Granskou, Executive Director (Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society)
  • Juri Peepre, Yukon Chapter (Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society)
Tuesday, November 3, 1998 at 9:05 AM
  • The Hounourable Stephen Kakfwi, Minister of Economic Development and Tourism (Government of the Northwest Territories)
  • Bill Allen, Legal Advisor (From Darnely Bay resources Limited)
  • Leon LaPrairie, President (From Darnley Bay Resources Limited:)
  • Ian Lawyer, Vice-President of Exploration (From Darnley Bay Resources Limited)
Tuesday, October 27, 1998 at 9:00 AM
  • John Nagy, Wildlife Biologist (From the Government of the Northwest Territories)
  • Dennis R. Prince, Director of Exploration Projects (From Falconbridge Limited)
  • James Robertson, Regional Exploration Manager, Western North America (From Falconbridge Limited)
Tuesday, October 20, 1998 at 8:35 AM
  • The Honourable Andrew Mitchell, P.C., M.P., Secretary of State (Rural Development) (Federal Economic Development Initiative for Northern Ontario) (The Honourable Andrew Mitchell, P.C., M.P. , Secretary of State (Rural Development) (Federal Economic Development Initiative for Northern Ontario))
  • Bruce Amos, Director General, National Parks (From the Department of Canadian Heritage)
  • Nellie J. Cournoyea, Chair and CEO (Inuvialuit Regional Corporation)
  • Ruben Green, Chair (From the Paulatuk Community Corporation)
  • Kevin McNamee, Wildlands Campaign Director (Canadian Nature Federation)
Bill C-29, An Act to establish the Canadian Parks Agency and to amend other Acts as a consequence
(1998-06-15)
Tuesday, October 20, 1998 at 8:35 AM
  • The Honourable Andrew Mitchell, P.C., M.P., Secretary of State (Rural Development) (Federal Economic Development Initiative for Northern Ontario) (The Honourable Andrew Mitchell, P.C., M.P. , Secretary of State (Rural Development) (Federal Economic Development Initiative for Northern Ontario))
  • Bruce Amos, Director General, National Parks (From the Department of Canadian Heritage)
  • Nellie J. Cournoyea, Chair and CEO (Inuvialuit Regional Corporation)
  • Ruben Green, Chair (From the Paulatuk Community Corporation)
  • Kevin McNamee, Wildlands Campaign Director (Canadian Nature Federation)
Wednesday, October 7, 1998 at 12:20 PM
  • The Honourable Andrew Mitchell, P.C., M.P., Secretary of State (Rural Development) (Federal Economic Development Initiative for Northern Ontario) (The Honourable Andrew Mitchell, P.C., M.P. , Secretary of State (Rural Development) (Federal Economic Development Initiative for Northern Ontario))
  • Tom Lee, Assistant Deputy Minister, Parks Canada (From Canadian Heritage)
Wednesday, October 7, 1998 at 9:05 AM
  • Mary Granskou, Executive Director (From the Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society:)
  • Ted Hart, Mayor, Town of Banff (As an individual)
  • Rita Morbia (From the Sierra Club of Canada:)
  • Christie Spence, Manager, Wildlands Campaign (From the Canadian Nature Federation:)
Tuesday, October 6, 1998 at 1:15 PM
  • Robert Page, Former Chair of the Banff-Bow Valley Task Force (As an individual)
Tuesday, October 6, 1998 at 9:05 AM
  • Wendy Bergeron, Director, Human Resources National Office (From the Department of Canadian Heritage)
  • Mike Fay, Director, Strategic Business Services, Strategy and Plans Directorate (From the Department of Canadian Heritage)
  • Mr. Steve Hindle, President Sally Diehl, Research Officer (From the Professional Institute of the Public Service of Canada)
  • Tom Lee, Assistant Deputy Minister, Parks Canada (From Canadian Heritage)
  • Henry Schultz, Legal Counsel, Department of Justice (From the Department of Canadian Heritage)
  • Blair Stannard, Vice-President (From the Professional Institute of the Public Service of Canada (PIPS))
  • Laurent Tremblay, Executive Director for Quebec (From the Department of Canadian Heritage)
Bill C-31, An Act respecting Canada Lands Surveyors
(1998-05-26)
Tuesday, June 9, 1998 at 9:40 AM
  • Peter Hammond, Legal Counsel (Natural Resources Canada)
  • Michael O'Sullivan, Surveyor General and Director (Natural Resources Canada)
Bill C-7, An Act to establish the Saguenay-St. Lawrence Marine Park and to make a consequential amendment to another Act
(1997-12-02)
Tuesday, December 9, 1997 at 8:30 AM
  • The Honourable Senator Raynell Andreychuk, Chair, Standing Senate Committee on Foreign Affairs and International Trade (As an individual)
  • Marcel Beaudry, Chairman (From the National Capital Commission)
  • Stéphane Émard-Chabot, Municipal Councillor, Ward Bruyère-Strathcona (From the City of Ottawa)
  • The Honourable Colin Kenny, Senator, Co-Sponsor of the bill (Senate of Canada)
  • Tom Lee, Assistant Deputy Minister, Parks Canada (From Canadian Heritage)
  • Jean Rhéaume, Legal Counsel (From the Department of Justice)
  • Laurent Tremblay, Executive Director, Quebec, Parks Canada (From Canadian Heritage)
Bill S-6, An Act to establish a National Historic Park to commemorate the "Persons Case"
(1997-11-25)
Tuesday, May 5, 1998 at 10:00 AM
Tuesday, March 31, 1998 at 9:00 AM
  • David L. Day, M.Sc., Partner and Senior Consultant (Iris Environmental Systems)
  • Édith Germain, Consultant in Real Estate Development (As an individual)
  • Patrick Kelly (From the Château Laurier:)
  • Anthony P. McGlynn, Chair (Ottawa-Carleton Board of Trade)
  • Joshua P. Moon (From Linkages Initiative:)
  • Jean E. Pigott, Chair (Linkages Initiative)
  • Phil Waserman, Chair (From Byward Market BIA)
Tuesday, February 17, 1998 at 9:10 AM
  • The Honourable Senator Raynell Andreychuk, Senator (From the Famous 5 Foundation)
  • Marcel Beaudry, Chairman (From the National Capital Commission)
  • Richard Cannings, Municipal Councillor, Rideau Ward (From the City of Ottawa)
  • Stéphane Émard-Chabot, Municipal Councillor, Ward Bruyère-Strathcona (From the City of Ottawa:)
  • The Honourable Colin Kenny, Senator (From the Famous 5 Foundation)
  • Lynn Webster, Director of the Famous 5 Foundation and Co-chair of the Monument Committee (Famous 5 Foundation)
  • Frances Wright, President and CEO (Famous 5 Foundation)
Tuesday, December 9, 1997 at 8:30 AM
  • The Honourable Senator Raynell Andreychuk, Chair, Standing Senate Committee on Foreign Affairs and International Trade (As an individual)
  • Marcel Beaudry, Chairman (From the National Capital Commission)
  • Stéphane Émard-Chabot, Municipal Councillor, Ward Bruyère-Strathcona (From the City of Ottawa)
  • The Honourable Colin Kenny, Senator, Co-Sponsor of the bill (Senate of Canada)
  • Tom Lee, Assistant Deputy Minister, Parks Canada (From Canadian Heritage)
  • Jean Rhéaume, Legal Counsel (From the Department of Justice)
  • Laurent Tremblay, Executive Director, Quebec, Parks Canada (From Canadian Heritage)
Examine such issues relating to energy, the environment and natural resources generally in Canada
(1997-10-23)
Wednesday, May 12, 1999 at 12:40 PM
  • The Very Reverend Lois Wilson, Senator (As an Individual)
Tuesday, May 11, 1999 at 9:05 AM
  • Kristen Ostling, National Coordinator (Campaign for Nuclear Phaseout)
  • David Oulton, Head, Climate Change Secretariat (From Natural Resources Canada:)
  • Norman Rubin, Director, Nuclear Research, and Senior Policy Analyst (Energy Probe)
  • Mark Ziegler, Senior Policy Advisor, Climate Change Secretariat (Natural Resources Canda)
Wednesday, March 24, 1999 at 12:30 PM
  • Penny Gotzaman, Manager, Federal/Provincial Relations and Co-Manager, Climate Change Secretariat (As an Individual)
  • David Oulton, Head, Climate Change Secretariat (From Natural Resources Canada:)
  • Mark Ziegler, Senior Policy Advisor, Climate Change Secretariat (Natural Resources Canada)
Tuesday, March 23, 1999 at 8:30 AM
  • Agnes J. Bishop, President and Chief Executive Officer (From the Atomic Energy Control Board)
  • Gaétan Caron, Executive Director (As an Individual)
  • Murray Duncan, Director General, Directorate of Fuel Cycle and Materials Regulation (As an Individual)
  • Judith Hanebury, General Counsel (As an Individual)
  • J. D. Harvie, Director General, Directorate of Reactor Regulation; (As an Individual)
  • Kenneth Vollman, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer (From the National Energy Board:)
Tuesday, October 27, 1998 at 9:00 AM
  • John Nagy, Wildlife Biologist (From the Government of the Northwest Territories)
  • Dennis R. Prince, Director of Exploration Projects (From Falconbridge Limited)
  • James Robertson, Regional Exploration Manager, Western North America (From Falconbridge Limited)
Tuesday, March 24, 1998 at 9:40 AM
  • Sue Kirby, Director General, Energy Policy Branch, Energy Sector (From Natural Resources Canada)
  • Anne-Marie Smart, Director General, Climate Change Bureau (From Environment Canada)
Wednesday, November 5, 1997 at 7:00 PM
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