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Studies & Bills

Information prior to the 40th Parliament is from notices of meetings. For the official record, please refer to the related minutes and transcripts.

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Studies & Bills Date Referred Session  note  note
Bill S-225, An Act respecting the reorganization and privatization of Atomic Energy of Canada Limited
(2011-03-08)
The Order Amending Schedule 2 to the Canada National Marine Conservation Areas Act, together with the Report to Parliament entitled "Gwaii Haanas National Marine Conservation Area Reserve and Haida Heritage Site", tabled in the Senate on Tuesday, June 8, 2010, pursuant to the Canada National Marine Conservation Areas Act, S.C. 2002, c. 18, sbs. 7(1)
(2010-06-08)
Tuesday, June 8, 2010 at 5:15 PM
  • The Honourable Christian Paradis, P.C., M.P., Minister of Natural Resources (As an Individual)
  • Mark Corey, Assistant Deputy Minister, Energy Sector (Natural Resources Canada)
  • Eric Landry, Director, Frontir Lands Management Division, Petroleum Resources Branch (Natural Resources Canada)
  • Tim Shanks, Advisor, Environment, Energy Sector (Natural Resources Canada)
Copy of Parks Canada User Fees Proposal, dated February 2010, pursuant to the User Fees Act, S.C. 2004, c. 6, sbs. 4(2)
(2010-03-29)
Bill S-210, An Act to amend the Federal Sustainable Development Act and the Auditor General Act (involvement of Parliament)
(2010-03-18)
Thursday, April 22, 2010 at 8:34 AM
  • Elizabeth Beale, President and CEO (Atlantic Provinces Economic Council)
Study on emerging issues related to its mandate
(2010-03-11)
Thursday, March 10, 2011 at 8:10 AM
  • Andrew Ferguson, 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)
The current state and future of Canada's energy sector (including alternative energy)
(2010-03-11)
Thursday, March 24, 2011 at 8:02 AM
  • Amar Amarnath, Senior Consultant (Sherritt International Corporation)
  • John Bennett, Executive Director (Sierra Club Canada)
  • Sean McCaughan, Managing Director, Coal Division (Sherritt International Corporation)
  • Juanita Montalvo, Managing Director, Corporate Affairs and Sustainability (Sherritt International Corporation)
  • Ralph Torrie, Board Member of Sierra Club of Canada Foundation; President, Torrie-Smith Associates (Trottier Energy Futures Project)
  • Allen Wright, President and CEO (The Coal Association of Canada)
Tuesday, March 8, 2011 at 6:17 PM
  • Jim Facette, President and CEO (Canadian Propane Association)
  • Guy Marchand, Member, Board of Directors ()
Thursday, March 3, 2011 at 1:09 PM
  • Kevin Aylward, Chief Executive Officer (NunatuKavut Development Corporation)
  • Robert Cadigan, President and Chief Executive Officer (Newfoundland & Labrador Oil & Gas Industries Association)
  • Chris Montague, President, NunatuKavut Community Council (NunatuKavut Development Corporation)
Thursday, March 3, 2011 at 9:08 AM
  • Jackie Janes, Senior Policy Advisor (Office of Climate Change, Energy Efficiency and Emissions Trading)
  • Ed Martin, President and Chief Executive Officer (Nalcor Energy)
Wednesday, March 2, 2011 at 1:11 PM
  • Kirk Brown, member of the ECOPEI Energy Project Advisory Committee (Environmental Coalition of Prince Edward Island (ECO-PEI))
  • Leslie Malone, Policy Associate (Environment Northeast (ENE))
  • Matthew McCarville (As an individual)
  • Andrew F. Noseworthy, Senior Advisor to the President on Energy, Policy and Programs (Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency (ACOA))
  • Tony Reddin, Project Coordinator, Energy (Environmental Coalition of Prince Edward Island (ECO-PEI))
  • David Taylor, Manager, Sustainability & Energy Management (University of Prince Edward Island)
Wednesday, March 2, 2011 at 9:10 AM
  • Honourable Richard Brown, Minister, Environment, Energy and Forestry (Government of Prince Edward Island)
Tuesday, March 1, 2011 at 12:58 PM
  • Liuchen Chang, Professor (University of New Brunswick)
  • David Coon, Executive Director (Conservation Council of New Brunswick)
  • Keith Cronkhite, Executive Director; Business Development & Strategic Advisor (NB Power Holding Corporation)
  • Yves Gagnon, Professor, K.C. Irving Chair in Sustainable Development (Moncton University)
  • John Herron, President (Atlantica Centre for Energy)
  • Christopher MacDonald, Director, Government Relations (J.D. Irving, Ltd.)
  • Mark Mosher, Vice President (J.D. Irving, Ltd.)
  • David Plante, Vice President (Canadian Manufacturers and Exporters - New Brunswick and Prince Edward Island Divisions)
Monday, February 28, 2011 at 1:58 PM
  • Wayne Anstey, Acting Chief Administrative Officer & Deputy CAO Operations, Chief Administrative Office (Halifax Regional Municipality)
  • Catherine Abreu, Regional Facilitator (Atlantic Canada Sustainable Energy Coalition)
  • Jonathan Barry, President (Seaforth Energy)
  • Julian Boyle, Energy Auditor, Infrastructure & Asset Management (Halifax Regional Municipality)
  • Charles Cartmill, President and Chief Executive Officer (LED Roadway Lighting Ltd)
  • His Worship Allen Dill, Mayor (Town of Springhill)
  • Mary Ellen Donovan, Director, Legal Services & Risk Management (Halifax Regional Municipality)
  • Shawna Eason, Cumberland Energy Officer (Cumberland Regional Economic Development Association (CREDA))
  • Joseph Fison, Director of Corporate Development (Atlantis Resources Corporation)
  • Gretchen Fitzgerald, Director (Sierra Club Atlantic)
  • Twila Gaudet, Consultation Liaison Officer (Mi'kmaq Rights Initiative)
  • J. Raymond Hickey, Chief Administrative Officer (Town or Parrsboro)
  • Keith Hunter, Warden of Cumberland County (Municipality of Cumberland)
  • Doug Keefe, Executive Director (Fundy Ocean Research Center for Energy (FORCE))
  • Kenneth Lee, Executive Committee Co-Chair, Fundy Energy Research Network (FERN); Executive Director, Centre for Offshore Oil Gas and Energy Research (COOGER) (Fisheries and Oceans Canada)
  • His Worship Billy Joe MacLean, President; Mayor of Port Hawkesbury (Union of NS Municipalities)
  • Andrew McCabe, Owner (SOBENCO Engineering)
  • Dana Morin, President (Fundy Tidal)
  • Orville Pulsifer, President (Grapell Bioenergy Limited)
  • Jamie Simpson, Coordinator, Forestry Program (Ecology Action Centre)
  • Harold Swanson, President (LST Energy Limited)
  • Brennan Vogel, Energy Coordinator (Ecology Action Centre)
  • John Woods, Chair of Board of Directors (Fundy Ocean Research Center for Energy (FORCE))
Monday, February 28, 2011 at 8:36 AM
  • Honourable Darrell Dexter, Premier of Nova Scotia (As an Individual)
  • Paul Black, Director of Policy and Community Relations, Office of the Premier, Province of Nova Scotia (As an Individual)
  • Murray Coolican, Deputy Minister, Department of Energy (Province of Nova Scotia)
Thursday, February 17, 2011 at 8:07 AM
  • Dave Collyer, President (Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers (by videoconference))
  • Tom Huffaker, Vice-President, Policy and Environment (Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers (by videoconference))
  • Greg Stringham, Vice-President, Markets and Oil Sands (Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers (by videoconference))
Tuesday, February 15, 2011 at 5:31 PM
  • David Butler, Executive Director (Canadian Clean Power Coalition)
Thursday, February 10, 2011 at 8:05 AM
  • Kevin Heffernan, Vice President (Canadian Society for Unconventional Gas)
Tuesday, February 8, 2011 at 1:35 PM
  • Philippe Bourke, General Manager (Regroupement national des conseils régionaux de l’environnement du Quebec (RNCREQ))
  • Daniel Breton, President (Groupe Maîtres chez nous-21e siècle (MCN21))
  • Ted Kantrowitz, Vice-President (Canadian GeoExchange Coalition)
  • Philip Raphals, Director general (Helios Centre)
  • Jean-François Samray, Chief Executive Officer (Association québécoise de la production d'énergie renouvelable (AQPER))
  • Denis Tanguay, President and Chief Executive Officer (Canadian GeoExchange Coalition)
  • David Tougas, Economist, Research and Agricultural Policies (Union des producteurs agricoles)
Tuesday, February 8, 2011 at 8:10 AM
  • Patrick Bonin, Coordinator climate and energy campaign (Quebec association to stop atmospheric pollution)
  • Éric Darier, Director (Greenpeace Quebec)
  • Benoit Gratton, Chairman; Director of Procurement for Cascades Inc. (Industrial Gas Users Association)
  • Normand Mousseau, Professor of physics and Canada Research Chair in Computational Physics of Complex Materials (Université de Montréal)
  • Pierre-Olivier Pineau, Associate Professor, Department of Management Sciences (HEC Montréal)
  • Claude Robert, President and Chief Executive Officer (Robert Transport Inc.)
Thursday, February 3, 2011 at 8:05 AM
  • Timothy M. Egan, President and CEO (Canadian Gas Association)
  • Arunas Pleckaitis, Vice President, Business Development & Customer Strategy (Enbridge Gas Distribution)
Thursday, December 9, 2010 at 8:07 AM
  • Eric Marsh, Executive Vice President, Natural Gas Economy (Encana Corporation)
  • Erik Neandross, Chief Executive Officer (Gladstein, Neandross & Associates)
  • W.A. Sam Shaw, Vice-President, Policy Development, Natural Gas Economy (Encana Corporation)
Tuesday, December 7, 2010 at 6:14 PM
  • James Grey, Chair (Canadian Renewable Fuels Association)
  • Todd Moser, Secretary (Canadian Renewable Fuels Association)
  • Gordon Quaiattini, President (Canadian Renewable Fuels Association)
Thursday, December 2, 2010 at 8:09 AM
  • Peter Boag, President (Canadian Petroleum Products Institute)
  • Gilles Morel, Director, Fuels (Canadian Petroleum Products Institute)
Tuesday, November 30, 2010 at 6:16 PM
  • Douglas P. Bloom, President (Spectra Energy Transmission West)
  • Brenda Kenny, President & CEO (Canadian Energy Pipeline Association)
Tuesday, November 23, 2010 at 5:17 PM
  • Sean Whittaker, Vice President, Policy (Canadian Wind Energy Association (CanWEA))
Tuesday, November 16, 2010 at 5:52 PM
  • Jacob Irving, President (Canadian Hydropower Association)
  • Daniel St-Onge, Managing Director, Marketing (Brookfield Renewable Power Inc.)
Thursday, November 4, 2010 at 8:07 AM
  • Kenneth Ogilvie, Spokesperson (Quality Urban Energy Systems of Tomorrow (QUEST))
  • Shahrzad Rahbar, Vice-Chair (Quality Urban Energy Systems of Tomorrow (QUEST))
Tuesday, November 2, 2010 at 5:06 PM
  • Michael Binder, President and Chief Executive Officer (Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission)
  • Ramzi Jammal, Executive Vice-President and Chief Regulatory Operations Officer (Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission)
  • Patsy Thompson, Director General, Directorate of Environmental and Radiation Protection and Assessment (Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission)
Thursday, October 28, 2010 at 8:13 AM
  • Gaétan Caron, Chair and CEO (National Energy Board of Canada)
  • Bharat Dixit, Team Leader, Conservation of Resources (National Energy Board of Canada)
Tuesday, October 26, 2010 at 5:16 PM
  • Ken Nash, President (Nuclear Waste Management Organization)
Tuesday, October 19, 2010 at 5:06 PM
  • Pierre Guimond, President and Chief Executive Officer (Canadian Electricity Association)
Tuesday, October 5, 2010 at 5:12 PM
Thursday, August 5, 2010 at 8:08 AM
Thursday, July 8, 2010 at 8:10 AM
  • Patrick Borbey, Assistant Deputy Minister, Northern Affairs (Indian and Northern Affairs Canada)
  • Michel Chenier, Director, Policy and Coordination, Northern Affairs (Indian and Northern Affairs Canada)
  • Kerry Newkirk, Director, Oil and Gas Management, Northern Affairs (Indian and Northern Affairs Canada)
Tuesday, June 29, 2010 at 6:00 PM
  • Paul Schuberth, Drilling Technical Manager (ExxonMobil Development Company)
  • Glenn Scott, President (ExxonMobil Canada Ltd.)
Tuesday, June 22, 2010 at 6:25 PM
  • Gaétan Caron, Chair and CEO (National Energy Board of Canada)
  • Brian Nesbitt, Technical Leader, Engineering, Operations Business Unit (National Energy Board of Canada)
  • David Pryce, Vice President, Operations (Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers)
Thursday, June 17, 2010 at 8:11 AM
  • Paul McCloskey, Vice President, East Coast Operations (Husky Oil Operations Limited)
  • Al Pate, General Manager, Exploration and Production Services (Husky Oil Operations Limited)
  • Malcolm Weatherston, Project General Manager, Deep Panuke, Canadian Division, Atlantic Canada (Encana Corporation)
  • William Zukiwski, Drilling & Completions Superintendent, Deep Panuke, Canadian Division, Atlantic Canada (Encana Corporation)
Tuesday, June 15, 2010 at 7:16 PM
  • James Carson, President and General Manager (Eastern Canada Response Corporation (ECRC))
  • René Grenier, Deputy Commissioner (Canadian Coast Guard)
  • Chantal Guenette, Manager, Environmental Response (Canadian Coast Guard)
  • Alex Li, Director, Safety and Environmental Response (Canadian Coast Guard)
Thursday, June 10, 2010 at 8:07 AM
  • David MacInnis, Vice President, Policy, Government and Public Affairs (Chevron Canada Limited)
  • Mark MacLeod, Vice President, Atlantic Canada (Chevron Canada Limited)
Tuesday, June 8, 2010 at 5:15 PM
  • The Honourable Christian Paradis, P.C., M.P., Minister of Natural Resources (As an Individual)
  • Mark Corey, Assistant Deputy Minister, Energy Sector (Natural Resources Canada)
  • Eric Landry, Director, Frontir Lands Management Division, Petroleum Resources Branch (Natural Resources Canada)
  • Tim Shanks, Advisor, Environment, Energy Sector (Natural Resources Canada)
Thursday, June 3, 2010 at 8:05 AM
  • Craig Stewart, Director, Arctic Program (WWF - Canada)
Tuesday, June 1, 2010 at 5:10 PM
  • Denise Carpenter, President and Chief Executive Officer (Canadian Nuclear Association)
  • Duncan Hawthorne, President and Chief Executive Officer (Bruce Power)
  • Laurie Swami, Vice President, Nuclear Regulatory Programs (Ontario Power Generation)
Thursday, May 27, 2010 at 8:10 AM
  • Stuart Pinks, Chief Executive Officer (Canada-Nova Scotia Offshore Petroleum Board)
  • Max Ruelokke, Chairman and CEO (Canada-Newfoundland and Labrador Offshore Petroleum Board)
Thursday, May 13, 2010 at 8:36 AM
Tuesday, May 11, 2010 at 6:07 PM
  • Roger Gibbins, President and CEO (Canada West Foundation)
  • Vicky Sharpe, President and CEO (Sustainable Development Technology Canada)
  • Sailesh Thaker, Vice President, Industry and Stakeholder Relations (Sustainable Development Technology Canada)
  • Rick Whittaker, Chief Technical Officer and Vice President, Investments (Sustainable Development Technology Canada)
Thursday, May 6, 2010 at 8:07 AM
  • Michael A. Ball, Executive Director (Canadian Academy of Engineering)
  • Richard J. Marceau, Member, Board of Directors, and Chair, New Directions and Public Policy Committee (Canadian Academy of Engineering)
Tuesday, May 4, 2010 at 5:09 PM
  • The Honourable Perrin Beatty, P.C., President and Chief Executive Officer (The Canadian Chamber of Commerce)
  • Shirley-Ann George, Senior Vice-President, Policy (The Canadian Chamber of Commerce)
Thursday, April 29, 2010 at 8:06 AM
  • Bob Oliver, Executive Director (Pollution Probe)
  • Tim Weis, Director, Renewable Energy and Efficiency (The Pembina Institute)
Tuesday, April 27, 2010 at 5:07 PM
  • Marie Brodeur, Director General, Industry Statistics Branch (Statistics Canada)
  • Gaétan Caron, Chair and CEO (National Energy Board of Canada)
  • Andy Kohut, Director, Manufacturing and Energy Division (Statistics Canada)
Thursday, April 22, 2010 at 8:34 AM
  • Elizabeth Beale, President and CEO (Atlantic Provinces Economic Council)
Tuesday, April 20, 2010 at 5:34 PM
  • David Keith, Canada Research Chair in Energy and the Environment (University of Calgary)
  • Pierre-Olivier Pineau, Associate Professor, Department of Management Sciences (HEC Montreal)
Thursday, April 15, 2010 at 8:00 AM
  • Honourable Jim Prentice, P.C., M.P., Minister of the Environment (As an Individual)
  • Michael Keenan, Assistant Deputy Minister, Strategic Policy Branch (Environment Canada)
  • David McGovern, Assistant Deputy Minister, International Affairs Branch (Environment Canada)
Tuesday, April 13, 2010 at 5:30 PM
  • Bruce Carson, Executive Director (Canada School of Energy and Environment)
Tuesday, March 30, 2010 at 5:13 PM
  • The Honourable Christian Paradis, P.C., M.P., Minister of Natural Resources (As an Individual)
  • Malcolm Brown, Associate Deputy Minister (Natural Resources Canada)
  • Carol Buckley, Acting Assistant Deputy Minister, Energy Sector (Natural Resources Canada)
Thursday, March 18, 2010 at 8:02 AM
  • Peter Boag, President, Canadian Petroleum Products Institute (Energy Framework Initiative)
  • Michael Cleland, President and CEO, Canadian Gas Association (Energy Framework Initiative)
Tuesday, March 16, 2010 at 5:07 PM
  • John Muir, Chair (Energy Council of Canada)
  • Murray Stewart, President (Energy Council of Canada)
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