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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.

There are limited electronic records available for the period prior to the 35th Parliament. For historical information, please contact: ctm@sen.parl.gc.ca or 1-800-267-7362

Studies & Bills Date Referred Session  note  note
Bill S-201, An Act to amend the Library and Archives of Canada Act (National Portrait Gallery)
(2009-12-01)
Thursday, December 3, 2009 at 10:46 AM
  • The Honourable Jerahmiel S. Grafstein, Senator, sponsor of the bill (Senate of Canada)
Government Response to the fifth report of the Standing Senate Committee on Social Affairs, Science and Technology, entitled Early Childhood Education and Care: Next Steps, tabled in the Senate on April 28, 2009
(2009-11-19)
Bill C-6, An Act respecting the safety of consumer products
(2009-10-07)
Wednesday, December 2, 2009 at 3:02 PM
Thursday, November 26, 2009 at 10:45 AM
  • Charles Ethier, Director General, Consumer Product Safety Directorate (Health Canada)
  • Paul Glover, Assistant Deputy Minister, Healthy Environments and Consumer Safety Branch (Health Canada)
  • Diane Labelle, General Counsel, Legal Services Unit (Health Canada)
Wednesday, November 25, 2009 at 4:14 PM
  • Shawn P. Buckley, Constitutional Lawyer (As an individual)
  • Cyndee Todgham Cherniak, Adjunct Professor, Case Western Reserve University School of Law (As an individual)
Wednesday, November 18, 2009 at 4:01 PM
  • Chantal Bernier, Assistant Privacy Commissioner (Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada)
  • Dr. Victor Goldbloom, Chair of the Advisory Council (Canadian Institute of Child Health)
  • Melanie Millar-Chapman, Senior Policy and Research Analyst (Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada)
Wednesday, November 4, 2009 at 4:02 PM
  • Carol Osmond, Vice President Policy (Canadian Association of Importers and Exporters)
Thursday, October 29, 2009 at 10:45 AM
  • Pamela Fuselli, Executive Director (Safe Kids Canada)
  • Doug Geralde, Director, Regulator Relations (Canadian Standards Association)
  • Rick Smith, Executive Director (Environmental Defence)
Wednesday, October 28, 2009 at 4:00 PM
  • Shannon Coombs, President (Canadian Consumer Specialty Products Association)
  • Warrington Ellacott, Vice Chair, Canadian Appliance Manufacturers Association, Electro-Federation Canada (Canadian Consumer Product Safety Coalition)
  • Peter Irwin, Director of the Canadian Toy Association Board (Canadian Toy Association)
  • Geneviève Reed, Head of Research and Representation Services (Option Consommateurs)
  • Charles Samuels, General Counsel Association of Home Appliance Manufactueres (Canadian Consumer Product Safety Coalition)
Wednesday, October 21, 2009 at 4:09 PM
  • Charles Ethier, Director General, Consumer Product Safety Directorate (Health Canada)
  • Paul Glover, Assistant Deputy Minister, Healthy Environments and Consumer Safety Branch (Health Canada)
  • Robert Ianiro, Director, Consumer Product Safety (Health Canada)
  • Diane Labelle, General Counsel, Legal Services Unit (Health Canada)
Bill C-32, An Act to amend the Tobacco Act
(2009-09-16)
Wednesday, September 30, 2009 at 4:04 PM
  • Richard Brousseau, President (BCTGM)
  • Cynthia Callard, Executive Director (Physicians for a Smoke-Free Canada)
  • Denis Choinière, Director, Office of Regulations and Compliance (Health Canada)
  • Rob Cunningham, Senior Policy Analyst (Canadian Cancer Society)
  • François Damphousse, Director, Quebec Office (Non-Smokers' Rights Association)
  • Flory Doucas, Codirector (Coalition québécoise pour le contrôle du tabac)
  • Luc Dumulong, Vice President (Distribution G.V.A. Inc.)
  • Michel Gadbois, Executive Vice President (Canadian Convenience Stores Association)
  • Paul Glover, Assistant Deputy Minister, Healthy Environments and Consumer Safety Branch (Health Canada)
  • Phil Jansson, Youth Facilitator (Eastern Ontario Area Youth Coalition)
  • Diane Labelle, General Counsel, Legal Services Unit (Health Canada)
  • Luc Martial, Government Affairs (Casa Cubana)
  • Cathy Sabiston, Director General, Controlled Substances and Tobacco Directorate (Health Canada)
  • Debra Steger, International Trade Law Expert (Rothmans, Bensons & Hedges Inc., and Philip Morris)
Thursday, September 17, 2009 at 10:46 AM
  • André J. Bergeron, Executive Director (Association of Canadian Airport Duty Free Operations)
  • Denis Choiniere, Director, Office of Regulations and Compliance (Health Canada)
  • Paul Glover, Assistant Deputy Minister, Healthy Environments and Consumer Safety Branch (Health Canada)
  • Laurie Karson, Executive Director (Frontier Duty Free Association)
  • Kenneth Kim, COO and General Manager (Ontario Korean Association)
  • Diane Labelle, General Counsel, Legal Services Unit (Health Canada)
  • Cathy Sabiston, Director General, Controlled Substances and Tobacco Directorate (Health Canada)
Bill C-11, An Act to promote safety and security with respect to human pathogens and toxins
(2009-06-02)
Monday, June 22, 2009 at 2:01 PM
Wednesday, June 17, 2009 at 4:04 PM
  • The Honourable Leona Aglukkaq, P.C., M.P., Minister of Health ()
  • Jane Allain, General Counsel (Health Canada)
  • Chantal Bernier, Assistant Privacy Commissioner (Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada)
  • Dr. David Butler-Jones, Chief Public Health Officer (Public Health Agency of Canada)
  • Melanie Millar-Chapman, Senior Policy and Research Analyst (Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada)
  • Dr. Theresa Tam, Director General, Centre for Emergency Preparedness and Response (Public Health Agency of Canada)
Wednesday, June 10, 2009 at 4:12 PM
  • Andrew Bognar, Professor, Chair, Biosafety Committee Molecular Genetics (University of Toronto)
  • Dr. Wayne Conlan, Research Officer (National Research Council Canada)
  • Paul Gould, Chief Executive Officer (Ontario Association of Medical Laboratories)
  • Marianna Newkirk, Associate Dean, Research (McGill Univeristy)
  • Marc Ouellette, Professor (Laval University)
  • Dr. Peter Singer, Director (McLaughlin-Rotman Centre for Global Health)
Thursday, June 4, 2009 at 10:45 AM
  • Dr. David Butler-Jones, Chief Public Health Officer (Public Health Agency of Canada)
  • Elaine Gibson, Associate Professor, Health Law Institute (Dalhousie University)
  • Dr. Theresa Tam, Director General (Public Health Agency of Canada)
  • Irit Weiser, Senior General Counsel, Head of Legal Services (Health Canada)
Study on the accessibility of post-secondary education in Canada
(2009-06-02)
Thursday, December 10, 2009 at 10:50 AM
  • Roberta Jamieson, President and Chief Executive Officer (National Aboriginal Achievement Foundation)
  • Kathleen Keenan, Director General of Education (Indian and Northern Affairs Canada)
  • Jaden Keitlah, Chairperson (National Aboriginal Caucus of the Canadian Federation of Students)
  • Noella Steinhauer, Director of Education (National Aboriginal Achievement Foundation)
Thursday, November 5, 2009 at 10:43 AM
  • Ben Levin, Professor, Ontario Institute for Studies in Education (University of Toronto)
Thursday, October 8, 2009 at 10:46 AM
  • Ross Finnie, Professor, Graduate School of Public and International Affairs (University of Ottawa)
  • Marc Frenette, Analyst, Social Analysis Division (Statistics Canada)
  • Richard E. Mueller, Visiting Fellow, Social Analysis Division (Statistics Canada)
Wednesday, October 7, 2009 at 4:04 PM
  • Dr. Paul Cappon, President and Chief Executive Officer (Canadian Council on Learning)
  • Paul Davidson, President and Chief Executive Officer (Association of Universities and Colleges of Canada)
  • Patrice de Broucker, Chief, Educations Indicators and Special Projects (Statistics Canada)
  • Herbert O'Heron, Senior Advisor, Office of the Vice-President (National Affairs) (Association of Universities and Colleges of Canada)
Bill S-217, An Act respecting a National Philanthropy Day
(2009-05-05)
Thursday, May 14, 2009 at 10:45 AM
  • Josh Bortolotti (As an individual)
  • The Honourable Jerahmiel S. Grafstein, Senator, sponsor of the bill (Senate of Canada)
  • Suzanne Lanthier, Executive Director (Autism Speaks Canada)
  • Laurie Mawlam, Executive Director (Autism Canada Foundation)
  • The Honourable Jim Munson, Senator, sponsor of the bill (Senate of Canada)
  • Kathleen Provost, Executive Director (Autism Society Canada)
Bill C-17, An Act to recognize Beechwood Cemetery as the national cemetery of Canada
(2009-03-12)
Thursday, April 2, 2009 at 8:35 AM
  • Michel Audy, Special Advisor, National Historic Sites Directorate (Parks Canada)
  • The Honourable Mauril Bélanger, P.C., Member of Parliament, Ottawa-Vanier ()
  • Sylvia Ceacero, Executive Director (Beechwood Cemetery Foundation)
  • Louis Cuppens, (LGen. Ret) Chair, Board of Directors (Last Post Fund)
  • Grete Hale, President (Beechwood Cemetery Foundation)
Bill S-210, An Act respecting World Autism Awareness Day
(2009-03-03)
Thursday, May 14, 2009 at 10:45 AM
  • Josh Bortolotti (As an individual)
  • The Honourable Jerahmiel S. Grafstein, Senator, sponsor of the bill (Senate of Canada)
  • Suzanne Lanthier, Executive Director (Autism Speaks Canada)
  • Laurie Mawlam, Executive Director (Autism Canada Foundation)
  • The Honourable Jim Munson, Senator, sponsor of the bill (Senate of Canada)
  • Kathleen Provost, Executive Director (Autism Society Canada)
Study on current social issues pertaining to Canada's largest cities
(2009-02-24)
Thursday, November 19, 2009 at 10:47 AM
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