Studies & Bills

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Studies & Bills Date Referred Session  note  note
Bill C-474, An Act to require the development and implementation of a Federal Sustainable Development Strategy and the development of goals and targets with respect to sustainable development in Canada, and to make consequential amendments to another Act
(2008-06-18)
Wednesday, June 25, 2008 at 9:14 AM
  • Mark Fried, Policy Coordinator (Oxfam Canada)
  • Bob Friesen, President (Canadian Federation of Agriculture)
  • Michael Kandravy, Director, Regulatory Affairs (Canadian Petroleum Products Institute)
  • Ian Lordon, Communications Officer (Beyond Factory Farming Coalition)
  • Tony Macerollo, Vice President, Public and Government Affairs (Canadian Petroleum Products Institute)
  • Pat Mooney, Executive Director (ETC Group)
  • Gilles Morel, National Director (Canadian Petroleum Products Institute)
  • Don Munroe, Senior Advisor, Environmental & Fuel Quality (Canadian Petroleum Products Institute)
  • Colleen Ross, Women's President (National Farmers Union)
  • Roger Samson, Executive Director (Resource Efficient Agricultural Production Canada (REAP-Canada))
Thursday, June 19, 2008 at 8:33 AM
  • Bliss Baker, Vice President, Corporate Affairs (GreenField Ethanol)
  • John Godfrey, Member of Parliament for Don Valley West, sponsor of the bill (As an Individual)
  • Tim Haig, President (BIOX Corporation)
  • Gordon Quaiattini, President (Canadian Renewable Fuels Association)
Bill C-33, An Act to amend the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999
(2008-06-12)
Thursday, June 26, 2008 at 9:07 AM
  • John Burcombe, Member, Executive Committee (Coalition QuébecKyoto)
  • Chris Damas, Investment Analyst (As an individual)
  • Catherine Kerr, Senior Policy Analyst (Natural Resources Canada)
  • Helen Ryan, Director, Oil, Gas and Energy (Environment Canada)
  • Michael Salter, Senior Policy Advisor, Strategic Policy Development (Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada)
  • Thomas Welt, P. Eng., Member, Executive Committee (Coalition QuébecKyoto)
Wednesday, June 25, 2008 at 9:14 AM
  • Mark Fried, Policy Coordinator (Oxfam Canada)
  • Bob Friesen, President (Canadian Federation of Agriculture)
  • Michael Kandravy, Director, Regulatory Affairs (Canadian Petroleum Products Institute)
  • Ian Lordon, Communications Officer (Beyond Factory Farming Coalition)
  • Tony Macerollo, Vice President, Public and Government Affairs (Canadian Petroleum Products Institute)
  • Pat Mooney, Executive Director (ETC Group)
  • Gilles Morel, National Director (Canadian Petroleum Products Institute)
  • Don Munroe, Senior Advisor, Environmental & Fuel Quality (Canadian Petroleum Products Institute)
  • Colleen Ross, Women's President (National Farmers Union)
  • Roger Samson, Executive Director (Resource Efficient Agricultural Production Canada (REAP-Canada))
Thursday, June 19, 2008 at 8:33 AM
  • Bliss Baker, Vice President, Corporate Affairs (GreenField Ethanol)
  • John Godfrey, Member of Parliament for Don Valley West, sponsor of the bill (As an Individual)
  • Tim Haig, President (BIOX Corporation)
  • Gordon Quaiattini, President (Canadian Renewable Fuels Association)
Tuesday, June 17, 2008 at 6:15 PM
  • The Honourable Gerry Ritz, P.C., M.P., Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food and Minister for the Canadian Wheat Board (As an Individual)
  • Bruce McEwen, Chief, Fuels Section, Energy and Transportation (Environment Canada)
  • Victoria Orsborne, Acting Chief, Fuels Policy, Office of Energy Efficiency (Natural Resources Canada)
Department of Natural Resources User Fees Proposal relating to Explosives Regulatory Division activities, pursuant to the User Fees Act, S.C. 2004, c. 6, sbs. 4(2)
(2008-05-28)
Bill C-307, An Act respecting bis(2-ethylhexyl)phthalate, benzyl butyl phthalate and dibutyl phthalate
(2008-05-13)
Bill S-227, An Act to amend the National Capital Act (establishment and protection of Gatineau Park)
(2008-05-08)
Bill S-206, An Act to amend the Food and Drugs Act (clean drinking water)
(2008-04-03)
Thursday, June 19, 2008 at 8:33 AM
  • Bliss Baker, Vice President, Corporate Affairs (GreenField Ethanol)
  • John Godfrey, Member of Parliament for Don Valley West, sponsor of the bill (As an Individual)
  • Tim Haig, President (BIOX Corporation)
  • Gordon Quaiattini, President (Canadian Renewable Fuels Association)
Thursday, June 12, 2008 at 8:33 AM
  • Michael Buda, Acting Deputy Director, Policy (Federation of Canadian Municipalities)
  • Talusier LaSalle, Policy Analyst (Federation of Canadian Municipalities)
Tuesday, June 10, 2008 at 5:42 PM
  • Martin Goebel, Director, Water Resources Management, Ministry of Environment and Conservation (Government of Newfoundland and Labrador)
  • Bruce Hollett, Deputy Minister, Ministry of Environment and Conservation (Government of Newfoundland and Labrador)
  • The Honourable Charlene Johnson, M.H.A., Minister of Environment and Conservation (Government of Newfoundland and Labrador)
  • Bill Parrott, Assistant Deputy Minister, Ministry of Environment and Conservation (Government of Newfoundland and Labrador)
Thursday, May 15, 2008 at 8:34 AM
  • John Cooper, Director, Water, Air and Climate Change Bureau, Healthy Environments and Consumer Safety Branch (Health Canada)
  • Paul Sockett, Director, Environmental Issues Division, Centre for Food-borne, Environmental and Zoonotic Infectious Diseases (Public Health Agency of Canada)
Tuesday, April 29, 2008 at 5:36 PM
  • Steve Hrudey, Professor Emeritus, University of Alberta (As an individual)
  • Greg Somers, Lawyer (Ogilvy Renault LLP)
Thursday, April 17, 2008 at 8:39 AM
  • Jerome Berthelette, Principal (Office of the Auditor General of Canada)
  • The Honourable Senator Jerahmiel S. Grafstein, sponsor of the bill (Senate of Canada)
  • David Normand, Audit Professional Leader (Office of the Auditor General of Canada)
  • Ralph Pentland, Former Director, Water Planning and Management, Environment Canada (As an individual)
  • Ronald Thompson, Interim Commissioner of the Environment and Sustainable Development (Office of the Auditor General of Canada)
Bill C-298, An Act to add perfluorooctane sulfonate (PFOS) and its salts to the Virtual Elimination List under the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999
(2008-03-11)
Thursday, April 10, 2008 at 8:35 AM
Tuesday, April 8, 2008 at 5:39 PM
  • Hugh Benevides, Staff Counsel (Canadian Environmental Law Association)
  • Daniel C. Blasioli, Senior Counsel (Department of Justice Canada)
  • Dr. Lynn Goldman, Professor (Johns Hopkins University)
  • Dr. Kapil Khatter, Pollution Policy Advisor (Environmental Defence)
  • John Moffet, Director General, Legislative and Regulatory Affairs (Environment Canada)
  • Lyne Monastesse, Manager, Chemical Management (Environment Canada)
Review of the Canadian Environmental Protection Act (1999, c. 33) pursuant to sub-section 343(1) of the said Act
(2007-12-12)
Thursday, February 14, 2008 at 8:36 AM
Tuesday, February 5, 2008 at 5:30 PM
Thursday, December 13, 2007 at 8:30 AM
Bill C-15, An Act respecting the exploitation of the Donkin coal block and employment in or in connection with the operation of a mine that is wholly or partly at the Donkin coal block, and to make a consequential amendment to the Canada--Nova Scotia Offshore Petroleum Resources Accord Implementation Act
(2007-11-29)
Thursday, December 13, 2007 at 8:30 AM
Tuesday, December 11, 2007 at 5:11 PM
  • Steve Burgess, Acting Vice-President, Program Delivery (Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency)
  • Fred Dickson, Lawyer, McInnes & Cooper and Strategy Advisor, Xstrata Coal Donkin (Xstrata Coal)
  • Jamie Frankcombe, General Manager, Xstrata Coal Americas (Xstrata Coal)
  • Darren Nicholls, Project Manager, Xstrata Coal Donkin (Xstrata Coal)
  • Peter Sylvester, President (Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency)
Thursday, December 6, 2007 at 8:30 AM
  • The Honourable Gary Lunn, P.C., M.P., Minister of Natural Resources (As an Individual)
  • Anne-Marie Fortin, Senior Counsel, Legal Services (Natural Resources Canada)
  • Stephen Lucas, Assistant Deputy Minister, Minerals and Metals Sector (Natural Resources Canada)
Examine and report on emerging issues related to its mandate
(2007-11-15)
Thursday, May 29, 2008 at 8:40 AM
Tuesday, May 27, 2008 at 5:35 PM
  • Brian Chambers, Executive Director (Northern Gas Project Secretariat)
  • Donat Pharand, Professor Emeritus, Faculty of Law, University of Ottawa (As an individual)
  • Robert Reid, President (Mackenzie Valley Aboriginal Pipeline LP)
Tuesday, May 13, 2008 at 5:34 PM
  • Suzan Bowser,Director General, Sustainability Policy (Environment Canada)
  • Ellen Burack, Director General, Office of Greening Government Operations (Public Works and Government Services Canada)
  • Mohan Denetto, Acting Director, Regulatory Affairs Division (Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat)
  • Andrew Ferguson, Principal (Office of the Auditor General of Canada)
  • Jacques Paquette, Assistant Secretary to the Cabinet, Economic and Regional Development Policy (Privy Council Office)
  • George Redling, Assistant Secretary, Regulatory Affairs (Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat)
  • Ronald Thompson, FCA, Interim Commissioner of the Environment and Sustainable Development (Office of the Auditor General of Canada)
Thursday, May 8, 2008 at 8:33 AM
  • Bernie Boucher, President of JF Boucher Consulting Ltd. and Chair of the Board of Directors (ArcticNet)
  • Martin Fortier, Executive Director (ArcticNet)
  • Mike Vaydik, General Manager (NWT and Nunavut Chamber of Mines)
Thursday, May 1, 2008 at 8:34 AM
  • Rob Huebert, Associate Director of the Centre for Military and Strategic Studies, Associate Professor, Department of Political Science, University of Calgary (As an individual)
Tuesday, April 15, 2008 at 5:49 PM
  • Mark Corey, Assistant Deputy Minister, Earth Sciences Sector (Natural Resources Canada)
  • Don Lemmen, Research Manager, Climate Change Impacts and Adaptation Directorate (Natural Resources Canada)
  • Sharon Smith, Permafrost Research Scientist (Natural Resources Canada)
Tuesday, March 11, 2008 at 5:30 PM
  • Patrick Borbey, Assistant Deputy Minister, Northern Affairs (Indian and Northern Affairs Canada)
  • Giles Morrell, Acting Director, Oil and Gas Resources Management, Northern Affairs (Indian and Northern Affairs Canada)
  • Sheila Riordon, Director General, Northern Oil and Gas (Indian and Northern Affairs Canada)
Tuesday, March 4, 2008 at 5:38 PM
  • Richard Arseneault, Principal (Office of the Auditor General of Canada)
  • Andrew Ferguson, Principal (Office of the Auditor General of Canada)
  • Neil Maxwell, Assistant Auditor General (Office of the Auditor General of Canada)
  • Ronald Thompson, Interim Commissioner of the Environment and Sustainable Development (Office of the Auditor General of Canada)
Thursday, February 28, 2008 at 8:39 AM
Tuesday, February 26, 2008 at 5:39 PM
  • Jim Moore, Executive Director (Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami)
Thursday, November 29, 2007 at 8:33 AM
  • Richard Arseneault, Principal (Office of the Auditor General of Canada)
  • Andrew Ferguson, Principal (Office of the Auditor General of Canada)
  • Ronald Thompson, Interim Commissioner of the Environment and Sustainable Development (Office of the Auditor General of Canada)
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