Studies & Bills

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Studies & Bills Date Referred Session  note  note
Bill S-212, An Act to amend the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999
(2009-10-29)
Thursday, November 19, 2009 at 8:05 AM
  • Renée Caron, Executive Director, Legislative Governance (Environment Canada)
  • Nancy Klenavic, Policy Analyst, Legislative Advice Section (Environment Canada)
  • Athana Mentzelopoulos, Acting Director General, Legislative and Regulatory Affairs (Environment Canada)
Tuesday, November 17, 2009 at 5:21 PM
  • The Honourable Tommy Banks, Senator (Sponsor of the bill) (Senate of Canada)
  • Marlene Cashin, Staff Lawyer (Ecojustice)
Bill C-38, An Act to amend the Canada National Parks Act to enlarge Nahanni National Park Reserve of Canada
(2009-06-17)
Thursday, June 18, 2009 at 8:02 AM
  • Honourable Jim Prentice, P.C., M.P., Minister of the Environment (As an Individual)
  • Alan Latourelle, Chief Executive Officer (Parks Canada)
Subject-matter of Bill S-222, An Act to amend the International Boundary Waters Treaty Act (bulk water removal)
(2009-06-17)
Examine and report on the current state and future of Canada's energy sector (including alternative energy)
(2009-06-04)
Thursday, December 10, 2009 at 8:06 AM
  • Bryne Purchase, Adjunct Professor, School of Policy Studies (Queen's University)
Thursday, December 3, 2009 at 8:05 AM
  • Robert Evans, Professor, Mechanical Engineering (University of British Columbia)
Tuesday, December 1, 2009 at 5:26 PM
  • Thomas Homer-Dixon, Professor, Centre for International Governance Innovation Chair of Global Systems (Balsillie School of International Affairs)
  • David Layzell, Executive Director, Institute for Sustainable Energy, Environment and Economy (University of Calgary)
Thursday, November 26, 2009 at 8:19 AM
  • David McLaughlin, President and CEO (National Round Table on the Environment and the Economy)
  • Robert Page, Chair (National Round Table on the Environment and the Economy)
Tuesday, November 24, 2009 at 5:15 PM
  • Carmen Dybwad, Vice President, Business Development and External Relations (Canadian Energy Research Institute)
Thursday, November 5, 2009 at 8:08 AM
  • Richard Arseneault, Principal (Office of the Auditor General of Canada)
  • Frank Barrett, Principal (Office of the Auditor General of Canada)
  • James McKenzie, Principal (Office of the Auditor General of Canada)
  • Scott Vaughan, Commissioner of the Environment and Sustainable Development (Office of the Auditor General of Canada)
Tuesday, November 3, 2009 at 6:19 PM
  • The Honourable Lisa Raitt, P.C., M.P., Minister of Natural Resources (As an Individual)
  • Martin Aubé, Director General, Strategic Science - Technology Branch (Natural Resources Canada)
  • Carol Buckley, Director General, Energy Sector (Natural Resources Canada)
  • Cassie J. Doyle, Deputy Minister (Natural Resources Canada)
  • Drew Leyburne, Director, Strategic Policy Division, Energy Policy Branch (Natural Resources Canada)
Thursday, October 29, 2009 at 8:14 AM
  • John M.R. Stone, Adjunct Research Professor, Geography and Environmental Studies (Carleton University)
Tuesday, October 27, 2009 at 5:12 PM
  • Marcel Boridy, Director General (Centre Hydrolien Industriel Québecois (CHIQ))
  • Chris Campbell, Executive Director (Ocean Renewable Energy Group (OREG))
  • Erin Harlos, Renewables Development Manager (Natural Power Consultants)
  • Michael Tarbotton, President (Triton Consultants Ltd.)
  • James Taylor, General Manager, Carbon Management (Nova Scotia Power Inc.)
  • Alex Tu, Senior Strategic Technology Specialist, Office of the Chief Technology Officer (BC Hydro)
Thursday, October 22, 2009 at 8:11 AM
Bill C-16, An Act to amend certain Acts that relate to the environment and to enact provisions respecting the enforcement of certain Acts that relate to the environment
(2009-05-27)
Tuesday, June 9, 2009 at 6:25 PM
  • Kaity Arsoniadis Stein, President and Secretary-General (International Ship-Owners Alliance of Canada Inc.)
  • Mark Boucher, National President (Canadian Merchant Service Guild)
  • Captain Stephen Brown, President (Chamber of Shipping)
  • Peter Lahay, National Coordinator (International Transport Workers' Federation)
  • John O'Connor, Chair, Committee on Pollution and the Marine Environment (Canadian Maritime Law Association)
Tuesday, June 2, 2009 at 5:07 PM
  • Honourable Jim Prentice, P.C., M.P., Minister of the Environment ()
  • Mark Warawa, M.P., Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of the Environment ()
  • Renée Caron, Executive Director, Legislative Governance (Environment Canada)
  • Sarah Cosgrove, Manager, Legislative Advice Section (Environment Canada)
  • Darlene Pearson, Legislation and Policy (Parks Canada Agency)
  • Linda Tingley, Legal Counsel (Justice Canada)
  • Stephen Woodworth, M.P. (As an Individual)
Bill S-208, An Act to amend the Food and Drugs Act (clean drinking water)
(2009-04-29)
Thursday, June 18, 2009 at 8:02 AM
  • Honourable Jim Prentice, P.C., M.P., Minister of the Environment (As an Individual)
  • Alan Latourelle, Chief Executive Officer (Parks Canada)
Thursday, June 11, 2009 at 9:05 AM
  • The Honourable Jerahmiel S. Grafstein, Senator, sponsor of the bill (Senate of Canada)
Examine the following elements contained in Bill C-10, the Budget Implementation Act, 2009: those elements dealing with the Navigable Waters Protection Act (Part 7)
(2009-03-12)
Thursday, June 4, 2009 at 8:13 AM
Thursday, May 28, 2009 at 8:09 AM
  • Ann Gillen, Navigable Waters Protection Officer, Operations and Environmental Programs (Transport Canada)
  • Brigit Proulx, Counsel, Legal Services (Transport Canada)
  • Donald Roussel, Director General, Marine Safety (Transport Canada)
Tuesday, May 26, 2009 at 5:08 PM
  • Bob Gowe, Manager, Navigable Waters Protection (Transport Canada)
  • Ron Kruhlak, Partner (Group McLellan Ross LLP)
  • Brigit Proulx, Counsel, Legal Services (Transport Canada)
  • Donald Roussel, Director General, Marine Safety (Transport Canada)
Thursday, May 14, 2009 at 8:08 AM
  • William Amos, Staff Counsel (University of Ottawa - Ecojustice Environmental Law Clinic)
  • Jeff Angel, Vice President, External Relations (Canadian Energy Pipeline Association)
  • Susan Irwin, Policy Advisor (Federation of Canadian Municipalities)
  • Brenda Kenny, President (Canadian Energy Pipeline Association)
  • David Marit, President of Saskatchewan Association of Rural Municipalities (Federation of Canadian Municipalities)
  • Peter Miller, Counsel, Law Department, Imperial Oil Resources (Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers)
  • Yolande Saito, Research Assistant (University of Ottawa - Ecojustice Environmental Law Clinic)
Tuesday, May 12, 2009 at 5:18 PM
  • Aaron Hill, Ecologist (Watershed Watch Salmon Society)
  • Deputy Grand Chief Chris McCormick (Association of Iroquois and Allied Indians)
  • Ron Middleton, Director, Environmental Management Services (Transportation Alberta)
  • Bob Watts, Chief Executive Officer (Assembly of First Nations)
  • Terry Wilson, Forestry Coordinator (Nishnawbe Aski Nation)
  • Stuart Wuttke, Acting Director, Environmental Fellowship (Assembly of First Nations)
Thursday, May 7, 2009 at 8:04 AM
  • Richard Alexander, President (Paddle Canada)
  • Phil Green, Director (Canadian Rivers Network)
  • Mark Mattson, President (Lake Ontario Waterkeeper)
  • Krystyn Tully, Vice President (Lake Ontario Waterkeeper)
  • Jim Wood, Vice President, Corporate Development (Ontario Recreational Canoeing and Kayaking Association)
Tuesday, May 5, 2009 at 6:20 PM
  • Brian Jean, M.P., Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Transport, Infrastructure and Communities ()
  • David Osbaldeston, Manager, Navigable Waters Protection Program (Transport Canada)
  • Donald Roussel, Director General, Marine Safety (Transport Canada)
Tuesday, April 28, 2009 at 5:32 PM
  • Leigh Edgar, Conservation Researcher (Canadian Wildlife Federation)
  • Stephen Hazell, Executive Director (Sierra Club of Canada)
  • Jay Morrison, Chair, Right to Paddle Campaign (Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society)
  • Terri-Lee Reid, Conservation Researcher (Canadian Wildlife Federation)
Thursday, April 23, 2009 at 8:07 AM
  • David Osbaldeston, Manager, Navigable Waters Protection Program (Transport Canada)
  • Donald Roussel, Director General, Marine Safety (Transport Canada)
Bill S-216, An Act to amend the Federal Sustainable Development Act and the Auditor General Act (Involvement of Parliament)
(2009-03-11)
Thursday, April 2, 2009 at 8:36 AM
  • The Honourable Tommy Banks, Senator (Sponsor of the Bill) (Senate of Canada)
Study on emerging issues related to its mandate
(2009-03-03)
Thursday, November 19, 2009 at 8:05 AM
  • Renée Caron, Executive Director, Legislative Governance (Environment Canada)
  • Nancy Klenavic, Policy Analyst, Legislative Advice Section (Environment Canada)
  • Athana Mentzelopoulos, Acting Director General, Legislative and Regulatory Affairs (Environment Canada)
Thursday, November 5, 2009 at 8:08 AM
  • Richard Arseneault, Principal (Office of the Auditor General of Canada)
  • Frank Barrett, Principal (Office of the Auditor General of Canada)
  • James McKenzie, Principal (Office of the Auditor General of Canada)
  • Scott Vaughan, Commissioner of the Environment and Sustainable Development (Office of the Auditor General of Canada)
Thursday, September 17, 2009 at 9:12 AM
Thursday, June 18, 2009 at 8:02 AM
  • Honourable Jim Prentice, P.C., M.P., Minister of the Environment (As an Individual)
  • Alan Latourelle, Chief Executive Officer (Parks Canada)
Thursday, June 4, 2009 at 8:13 AM
Tuesday, June 2, 2009 at 5:07 PM
  • Honourable Jim Prentice, P.C., M.P., Minister of the Environment ()
  • Mark Warawa, M.P., Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of the Environment ()
  • Renée Caron, Executive Director, Legislative Governance (Environment Canada)
  • Sarah Cosgrove, Manager, Legislative Advice Section (Environment Canada)
  • Darlene Pearson, Legislation and Policy (Parks Canada Agency)
  • Linda Tingley, Legal Counsel (Justice Canada)
  • Stephen Woodworth, M.P. (As an Individual)
Thursday, May 28, 2009 at 8:09 AM
  • Ann Gillen, Navigable Waters Protection Officer, Operations and Environmental Programs (Transport Canada)
  • Brigit Proulx, Counsel, Legal Services (Transport Canada)
  • Donald Roussel, Director General, Marine Safety (Transport Canada)
Tuesday, May 26, 2009 at 5:08 PM
  • Bob Gowe, Manager, Navigable Waters Protection (Transport Canada)
  • Ron Kruhlak, Partner (Group McLellan Ross LLP)
  • Brigit Proulx, Counsel, Legal Services (Transport Canada)
  • Donald Roussel, Director General, Marine Safety (Transport Canada)
Tuesday, April 21, 2009 at 5:12 PM
Tuesday, March 31, 2009 at 6:42 PM
  • Andre Mech, Principal and Director (MECH and ASSOCIATES Corporation)
Thursday, March 12, 2009 at 8:03 AM
  • Neil Maxwell, Assistant Auditor General (Office of the Auditor General of Canada)
  • Jim McKenzie, Principal (Office of the Auditor General of Canada)
  • Scott Vaughan, Commissioner of the Environment and Sustainable Development (Office of the Auditor General of Canada)
Bill S-3, An Act to amend the Energy Efficiency Act
(2009-02-24)
Tuesday, March 10, 2009 at 6:19 PM
  • The Honourable Lisa Raitt, P.C., M.P., Minister of Natural Resources (As an Individual)
  • John Cockburn, Equipment Division, Office of Energy Efficiency (Natural Resources Canada)
  • Cassie J. Doyle, Deputy Minister (Natural Resources Canada)
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Orders of Reference

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