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Orders of Reference

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Studies & Bills Order of Reference Session  note  note
Study on the application of the Official Languages Act and of the regulations and directives made under it, within those institutions subject to the Act
2009-02-25
Monday, December 7, 2009 at 4:36 PM
  • The Honourable Christian Paradis, P.C., M.P., Minister of Public Works and Government Services (As an Individual)
  • Suzanne Bossé, Director General (Fédération des communautés francophones et acadienne du Canada)
  • Francine Kennedy, Chief Executive Officer - Translation Bureau (Public Works and Government Services Canada)
  • Marie-France Kenny, President (Fédération des communautés francophones et acadienne du Canada)
  • Diane Lorenzato, Assistant Deputy Minister - Human Resources (Public Works and Government Services Canada)
  • Marc Olivier, Manager, Translation Bureau, Professional Development Division (Public Works and Government Services Canada)
Monday, November 30, 2009 at 4:42 PM
  • Penny Ballem, City Manager (City of Vancouver, B.C.)
  • Rebecca Catley, Director Communications, Planning, 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Games (Vancouver Airport Authority)
  • Robert Cousin, Consultant, Official Languages (Vancouver Organizing Committee for the 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games)
  • John Furlong, Chief Executive Officer (Vancouver Organizing Committee for the 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games)
  • Elisabeth Lefrançois, Official Languages Advisor (Vancouver Organizing Committee for the 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games)
  • Paul Levy, Vice President, Planning, 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Games (Vancouver Airport Authority)
  • Ken Melamed, Mayor (Resort Municipality of Whistler, B.C.)
  • Danielle Moore, Liaison Language Services, Planning, 2010 Olympic and Parlympic Games (Vancouver Airport Authority)
  • Donna Wilson, Executive Vice President, HR, Sustainability and International Client Services (Vancouver Organizing Committee for the 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games)
Monday, November 23, 2009 at 5:16 PM
  • The Honourable Keith Ashfield, P.C., M.P., Minister of State for the Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency ()
  • Nathalie Ferreira, Director, Directorate of Official Languages (Royal Canadian Mounted Police)
  • Paul J. LeBlanc, Executive Vice-President (Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency)
  • Pat Teolis, Acting Assistant Commissioner, Protective Policing Branch (Royal Canadian Mounted Police)
  • Chief Superintendent Alain Tousignant, Director General, Learning and Development (Royal Canadian Mounted Police)
Monday, November 16, 2009 at 5:45 PM
  • The Honourable Denis Lebel, Minister of State for the Economic Development Agency of Canada for the Regions of Quebec (Economic Development Agency of Canada for the Regions of Quebec)
  • Pierre Bordeleau, Acting Vice-President, Policy and Planning (Economic Development Agency of Canada for the Regions of Quebec)
  • Manon Brassard, Vice-President, Operations (Economic Development Agency of Canada for the Regions of Quebec)
  • Guy Mc Kenzie, Deputy Minister/President (Economic Development Agency of Canada for the Regions of Quebec)
Monday, November 2, 2009 at 4:30 PM
  • Hon. Lynne Yelich, Minister of State for Western Economic Diversification Canada ()
  • Claudette Deschênes, Assistant Deputy Minister, Operations (Citizenship and Immigration Canada)
  • Marilyn Kapitany, Assistant Deputy Minister - Manitoba (Western Economic Diversification Canada)
  • Janet King, Assistant Deputy Minister - Ottawa (Western Economic Diversification Canada)
  • Daniel Watson, Deputy Minister (Western Economic Diversification Canada)
Monday, October 26, 2009 at 5:00 PM
  • Hon. Michel Bastarache, C.C., Counsel at the law firm Heenan Blaikie and former judge at the Supreme Court of Canada (As an individual)
Monday, October 19, 2009 at 4:32 PM
  • Maria Barrados, President (Public Service Commission of Canada)
  • Ruth Dantzer, President and Chief Executive Officer (Canada School of Public Service)
  • Sylvain Dufour, Director General, Language Training Centre (Canada School of Public Service)
  • Donald Lemaire, Senior Vice-President, Policy Branch (Public Service Commission of Canada)
  • Robert McSheffrey, Director of Consultation & Counselling Services (Public Service Commission of Canada)
Monday, October 5, 2009 at 5:11 PM
  • The Honourable Leona Aglukkaq, P.C., M.P., Minister of Health (As an Individual)
  • Roger Farley, Executive Director, Official Language Community Development Bureau, Programs Directorate (Health Canada)
  • Catherine MacLeod, Senior Director General, Regions and Programs Branch, Programs Directorate (Health Canada)
Monday, September 28, 2009 at 5:06 PM
  • Ghislaine Charlebois, Assistant Commissioner, Compliance Assurance Branch (Office of the Commissioner of Official Languages)
  • Graham Fraser, Commissioner of Official Languages (Office of the Commissioner of Official Languages)
  • Johane Tremblay, Acting Assistant Commissioner, Policy and Communications Branch (Office of the Commissioner of Official Languages)
Monday, June 22, 2009 at 3:32 PM
Monday, June 15, 2009 at 5:04 PM
  • The Honourable Vic Toews, P.C., M.P., President of the Treasury Board (As an Individual)
  • Michelle d'Auray, Chief Human Resources Officer (Treasury Board of Canada)
  • Marc O'Sullivan, Acting Senior Vice-President, Workforce and Workplace Renewal Sector (Treasury Board of Canada)
Monday, June 8, 2009 at 5:02 PM
Monday, June 1, 2009 at 5:02 PM
  • Hon. Robert Nicholson, Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada ()
  • Ghislaine Charlebois, Assistant Commissioner, Compliance Assurance Branch (Office of the Commissioner of Official Languages)
  • Lise Cloutier, Assistant Commissioner, Corporate Services Branch (Office of the Commissioner of Official Languages)
  • Andrée Duchesne, Senior Counsel and Manager, Francophonie, Justice in Official Languages and Legal Dualism (Justice Canada)
  • Graham Fraser, Commissioner of Official Languages (Office of the Commissioner of Official Languages)
  • Pascale Giguère, A/Director and General Counsel, Legal Affairs Branch (Office of the Commissioner of Official Languages)
  • Johane Tremblay, A/Assistant Commissioner, Policy and Communications Branch (Office of the Commissioner of Official Languages)
  • Marc Tremblay, General Counsel and Director, Official Languages Law Group (Justice Canada)
Monday, May 25, 2009 at 5:04 PM
  • Scott Hutton, Executive Director of Broadcasting (Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission)
  • Annie Laflamme, Director, French Language Television Policy and Applications (Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission)
Monday, May 11, 2009 at 5:01 PM
  • Rick Brace, President, Revenue, Business Planning and Sports, CTV Inc. (Canada's Olympic Broadcast Media Consortium)
  • Gerry Frappier, French Chef de mission, President RDS and RIS (Canada's Olympic Broadcast Media Consortium)
  • David Goldstein, Senior Vice-President, Regulatory Affairs, CTVglobemedia Inc. (Canada's Olympic Broadcast Media Consortium)
Monday, May 4, 2009 at 5:02 PM
Monday, April 27, 2009 at 4:31 PM
  • Francine Bolduc, Director, Workforce and Official Languages (Vancouver Organizing Committee for the 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games)
  • Claude Doucet, Director, Legislative, Industry and Citizen Engagement Policy (Canadian Heritage)
  • Jacques Gauthier, Chair, Advisory Committee on Official Languages (Vancouver Organizing Committee for the 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games)
  • Guy Matte, Executive Director (Canadian Foundation for Cross-Cultural Dialogue)
  • Marie-Geneviève Mounier, Assistant Deputy Minister, International and Intergovernmental Affairs and Sports (Canadian Heritage)
  • David M. Robinson, Director General, 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games Federal Secretariat (Canadian Heritage)
  • Dr. Réal Roy, President (Fédération des francophones de la Colombie-Britannique)
  • Yves Trudel, Executive Director (Fédération des francophones de la Colombie-Britannique)
Monday, April 20, 2009 at 5:02 PM
Monday, March 30, 2009 at 5:02 PM
  • Suzanne Bossé, Director General (Fédération des communautés francophones et acadienne du Canada)
  • Raymonde Boulay-Leblanc, President (Fédération culturelle canadienne-française)
  • Diane Côté, Director, Community and Government relations (Fédération des communautés francophones et acadienne du Canada)
  • Annick Schulz, Director of communications and public relations (Fédération culturelle canadienne-française)
Monday, March 23, 2009 at 4:00 PM
  • The Honourable James Moore, P.C., M.P., Minister of Canadian Heritage and Official Languages (As an Individual)
  • Robert Donnelly, President (Quebec Community Groups Network)
  • Judith A. LaRocque, Deputy Minister (Canadian Heritage)
  • Rita Legault, Director of Communications and Public Relations (Quebec Community Groups Network)
  • Hubert Lussier, Director General, Official Languages Support Programs (Canadian Heritage)
  • Sylvia Martin-Laforge, Executive Director (Quebec Community Groups Network)
  • Jérôme Moisan, Senior Director, Official Languages Secretariat (Canadian Heritage)
  • David M. Robinson, Director General, 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games Federal Secretariat (Canadian Heritage)
Monday, March 9, 2009 at 5:01 PM
  • Paul-André Baril, Government Relations (Société Santé en français)
  • Claudine Côté, Director General (Société Santé en français)
  • Jocelyne Lalonde, Executive Director (Consortium national de formation en santé)
  • Jean-Luc Racine, Executive Director (Fédération des aînées et aînés francophones du Canada)
Monday, March 2, 2009 at 5:01 PM
  • Lise Cloutier, Assistant-commissioner, Corporate Services Branch (Office of the Commissioner of Official Languages)
  • Pierre Coulombe, A/Assistant-commissioner, Compliance Assurance Branch (Office of the Commissioner of Official Languages)
  • Graham Fraser, Commissioner of Official Languages (Office of the Commissioner of Official Languages)
  • Pascale Giguère, Legal Advisor (Office of the Commissioner of Official Languages)
  • Johane Tremblay, A/Assistant-commissioner, Policy and Communications Branch (Office of the Commissioner of Official Languages)
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