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Studies & Bills Date Referred Session  note  note
The information, arts and entertainment provided by the traditional and modern media to Canadians, given the changing nature of mass communications and technological innovation
(1999-06-17)
Authorized to hear the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation in order to receive a briefing on their strategic plan
(1999-04-16)
Thursday, May 13, 1999 at 11:07 AM
  • Perrin Beatty, President and Chief Executive Officer (From the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation)
  • Guylaine Saucier, Chair of the Board of Directors (From the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation)
Bill C-55, An Act respecting Advertising services supplied by foreign periodical publishers
(1999-03-25)
Monday, May 31, 1999 at 4:10 PM
  • Jeff Richstone, Legal Advisor (From Canadian Heritage)
  • Don Stephanson, Director General, Cultural Industries (From Heritage Canada)
  • Michael Wernick, Assistant Deputy Minister, Cultural Development (From Heritage Canada)
Tuesday, May 25, 1999 at 3:37 PM
  • John Gero, Director General, Trade Policy Bureau II (From the Department International Trade)
Tuesday, May 11, 1999 at 9:08 AM
  • Jeff Richstone, Legal Advisor (From Canadian Heritage)
  • Michael Wernick, Assistant Deputy Minister, Cultural Development (From Heritage Canada)
Thursday, May 6, 1999 at 10:37 AM
  • Ivan Bernier, Professor of Law, Laval University (From the Canadian Magazine Publishers Association)
  • Jamie Cameron, Professor at Osgoode Hall Law School (As an individual)
  • François de Gaspé Beaubien, Chair, Political Affairs Committee (From the Canadian Magazine Publishers Association)
  • David Harrisson, President and CEO, Harrison Young Pesonen & Newell (HYPN) and Chair, Institute of Canadian Advertising (From the Institute of Canadian Advertising (ICA))
  • Ron Lund, President and C.E.O. (From the Association of Canadian Advertisers)
  • Ken Purchase, Lang Michener (From the Association of Canadian Advertisers)
  • Rick Salutin, Freelance writer, Media columnist for the Globe and Mail (From the Canadian Magazine Publishers Association)
  • Clifford Sosnow, Lang Michener (From the Association of Canadian Advertisers)
  • Dennis Stoakes, Chair (From the Association of Canadian Advertisers)
  • John Thomson, Publisher, Canadian Geographic Magazine (From the Canadian Magazine Publishers Association)
  • Phil Tunley, Partner, McCarthy Tétrault (From the Canadian Magazine Publishers Association)
Tuesday, May 4, 1999 at 6:00 PM
  • June Callwood, Writer (As an individual)
  • Peter Clark, Partner, Grey, Clark, Shih and Associates, Ltd. (As an individual)
  • André Cornellier, President. (Canadian Association of Photographers & Illustrators in Communications)
  • Frank Dottori, President and CEO, Tembec Inc. (From the Free Trade Lumber Council)
  • Sandra Graham, Vice-President, Public Affairs (From the Canadian Association of Broadcasters)
  • Jayson Myers, Senior Vice-President and Chief Economist (Alliance of Manufacturers & Exporters Canada)
  • Karl Neubert, Secretary Treasurer (From the Free Trade Lumber Council)
  • Roslyn Nugent, President, Baybridge Lumber (Representing the Free Trade Lumber Council)
  • Robert Pilon, President (Association québécoise de l'industrie du disque, du spectacle et vidéo (ADISQ))
  • Jack Stoddart, President (Association of Canadian Publishers)
  • Megan Williams, National Director (Canadian Conference of the Arts)
  • Mathew Wilson, Policy Analyst (From the Alliance of Manufacturers & Exporters Canada)
Thursday, April 29, 1999 at 12:13 PM
  • The Honourable Ronald G. Atkey, from Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt, Counsel to Time Canada. (From Time Canada Ltd.)
  • Donald F. Brown, President (From Time Canada Ltd.)
  • Jamie Cameron, Professor at Osgoode Hall Law School (As an individual)
  • George Russell, Editor-in-Chief (From Time Canada Ltd.)
Tuesday, April 27, 1999 at 6:25 PM
  • Professor Patrick J. Monahan (From Osgoode Hall Law School)
Thursday, April 22, 1999 at 11:52 AM
  • Dennis Browne (As an individual)
  • Gordon Ritchie (As an individual)
Tuesday, April 20, 1999 at 5:43 PM
  • Michael Doody, Action Communications Inc. (From the Canadian Business Press)
  • Paul M. Lalonde, Lawyer, Flavell, Kubrick & Lalonde (From Reader's Digest Canada)
  • Terry Malden, Chairman of Canadian Business Press and Executive Vice President of Maclean Hunter Publishing (From the Canadian Business Press)
  • Anne McCaskill, President of McCaskill Consulting Inc.; Trade Advisor to Canadian Business Press. (From the Canadian Business Press)
  • Bernard Poirier, President (From Reader's Digest Canada)
  • Barbara Robbins, Vice-President, Legal Affairs (From Reader's Digest Canada)
Tuesday, April 20, 1999 at 4:00 PM
  • The Honourable Sheila Copps, P.C., M.P., Minister of Canadian Heritage (Canadian Heritage)
  • Allan Clarke, Director, Publishing Policy and programs; (From Heritage Canada:)
  • Elisabeth Eid, Legal Counsel. (From Heritage Canada:)
  • Jeff Richstone, General Counsel (From Canadian Heritage:)
  • Michael Wernick, Assistant Deputy Minister, Cultural Development; (From Heritage Canada:)
Tuesday, April 13, 1999 at 6:30 PM
  • Allan Clarke, Director, Publishing Policy and programs (From Heritage Canada)
  • Jeff Richstone, Legal Advisor (From Canadian Heritage)
  • Michael Wernick, Assistant Deputy Minister, Cultural Development (From Heritage Canada)
Bill C-58, An Act to amend the Railway Safety Act and to make a consequential amendment to another Act
(1999-02-11)
Tuesday, March 16, 1999 at 5:40 PM
  • Bob Ballantyne, President (From the Railway Association of Canada)
  • Terry Burtch, Director General, Rail Safety (From Transport Canada)
  • Gordon Chapman, Director, Rail Safety Legislation and Program Development (From Transport Canada)
  • Ron Jackson, Assistant Deputy Minister, Safety and Security (From Transport Canada)
Bill S-23, An Act to amend the Carriage by Air Act to give effect to a Protocol to amend the Convention for the Unification of Certain Rules Relating to International Carriage by Air and to give effect to the Convention, Supplementary to the Warsaw Convention, for the Unification of Certain Rules Relating to International Carriage by Air Performed by a Person Other than the Contracting Carrier
(1999-02-03)
Thursday, March 11, 1999 at 11:02 AM
  • Ms Valérie Dufour, Director, Air Policy (From Transport Canada)
  • Jeffrey Elliott, Vice-President, Policy and Strategic Planning. (From the Air Transport Association of Canada)
  • Mr. Gilles Lauzon, General Cousel (From the Department of Justice)
  • Lieutenant Colonel Dominic McAlea, Director of Law, International Law, Office of the Judge Advocate General. (From the Department of National Defense)
  • Ms Elizabeth McNab, Counsel, Legal Services (From Transport Canada)
Bill C-15, An Act to amend the Canada Shipping Act and to make consequential amendments to other Acts
(1998-06-03)
Tuesday, June 9, 1998 at 4:50 PM
  • Mark Gauthier, Senior Counsel, Legal Services (From Transport Canada)
  • Ron Jackson, Assistant Deputy Minister, Safety and Security (From Transport Canada)
  • Bud Streeter, Director General, Marine Safety (From Transport Canada)
Bill C-9, An Act for making the system of Canadian ports competitive, efficient and commercially oriented, providing for the establishing of port authorities and the divesting of certain harbours and ports, for the commercialization of the St. Lawrence Seaway and ferry services and other matters related to maritime trade and transport and amending the Pilotage Act and amending and repealing other Acts as a consequence
(1998-03-26)
Tuesday, May 12, 1998 at 6:00 PM
  • Mr. Bruce Bowie, Executive Director, Marine Reform (From Transport Canada)
  • Mr. Barrie LePitre, General Counsel, Legal Services (From Transport Canada)
  • Mr. Randy Morriss, Director General, Ports Programs and Divestiture (From Transport Canada)
  • Mr. Louis Ranger, Assistant Deputy Minister for Policy (From Transport Canada)
Thursday, May 7, 1998 at 10:40 AM
  • Mrs. Margaret Bloodworth, Deputy Minister (From Transport Canada:)
  • Bruce Bowie, Executive Director, Marine Reform (From Transport Canada)
  • Mr. Bruce MacDougall (From the City of Summerside)
  • Mr. Randy Morriss, Director General, Ports Programs and Divestiture (From Transport Canada)
  • André Pageot, Director General, Marine Policy and Programs (From Transport Canada)
  • Mr. Louis Ranger, Assistant Deputy Minister for Policy (Transport Canada)
  • Mr. Mike Thususka (From the City of Summerside)
Tuesday, May 5, 1998 at 10:05 AM
  • Jeff Burghardt, General Manager (From Prince Rupert Grain Ltd.)
  • Mr. Peter D. Feldberg, Legal Counsel (From Prince Rupert Grain Ltd)
  • Mr. Warren McCrimmon, Corporate Secretary (From the Vancouver Port Corporation)
  • Captain Norman Stark, President and Chief Executive Officer (From the Vancouver Port Corporation)
Monday, May 4, 1998 at 1:50 PM
  • Hugh Anderson, Chairman (Port Alberni Harbour Commission)
  • Captain Claude L. Ball, Executive Director (From the Halifax Shipping Association)
  • Erle G. Barrett, Vice-President (From Oceanex (1997) Inc)
  • Gilles Blouin, Vice-Président (Aluminerie Alouette Inc.)
  • Valmont Bourgeois, Port Captain (From the Port of Sept-Îles)
  • Ron Cartwright, President (Chamber of Shipping of British Columbia)
  • Keith Eldridge, Vice President (Iron Ore Company of Canada)
  • Wade Elliott, Executive Director (From the Halifax-Dartmouth Port Development Commission)
  • Michel Fournier, President (St. Lawrence Seaway Authority)
  • Guy Gingras, Director of Personnel and Administration (From the Port of Sept-Îles)
  • John Hamm, Leader (Progressive Conservative Party - Nova Scotia)
  • Thomas J. Hayes, Chairman (From the Halifax-Dartmouth Port Development Commission)
  • André Landry, Director, Planning and Business Development (St. Lawrence Seaway Authority)
  • André Latour, Vice President, Human Resources (St. Lawrence Seaway Authority)
  • Damien Lebel, General Manager (Wabush Mines)
  • Carol Lemelin, Comptroller and Treasurer (St. Lawrence Seaway Authority)
  • David Luther, Mayor (City of Corner Brook)
  • Patti Miller, Chair (Port of Nanaimo)
  • Bill Mills, Port Manager and Chief Executive Officer (Port of Nanaimo)
  • Joseph A. Nicol, Director (From the Chamber of Shipping of British Columbia)
  • Anthony G. Roper, Chairman of the Board (From the Chamber of Shipping of British Columbia)
  • Richard C. Stevens, Secretary-Treasurer (From the Chamber of Shipping of British Columbia)
  • Denis White, Port Manager and Chief Executive Officer (Port Alberni Harbour Commission)
Thursday, April 30, 1998 at 10:35 AM
  • Bob Boychyn, Councillor (City of Oshawa)
  • Alderman Bob Charters (City of Hamilton)
  • Joe D'Abramo (From the City of Toronto)
  • Irv Harrell, Councillor (City of Oshawa)
  • Mayor Michael Hurst (City of Windsor)
  • Matt Marchand, Policy Assistant (From the City of Windsor)
  • Mayor Robert Morrow (City of Hamilton)
  • Patrice Noé Johnson, City Solicitor (City of Hamilton)
  • Nester Pidwerbecki, Councillor (City of Oshawa)
Tuesday, April 28, 1998 at 10:07 AM
  • Marie Anne Bowden (From the University of Saskatchewan)
  • Franklin Gertler (From Centre Québécois du droit de l'environnement (CQDE))
  • Blaine Gillis (From the Strait of Canso Superport Nova Scotia)
  • Laurie Ham (From Centre Québécois du droit de l'environnement (CQDE))
Monday, April 27, 1998 at 1:05 PM
  • Mr. Lawrence Dempsey, National Secretary Treasurer (From the Canadian Merchant Service Guild)
  • Mr. Steve Ellis, Commissioner (From the Toronto Harbour Commissioners)
  • Mr. Gary Fane, National Director of Transportation of the C.A.W. (From C.A.W. Canada Seaway Workers)
  • Mr, Joel Fournier, President of C.A.W. Local 4212 (From C.A.W. Canada Seaway Workers)
  • Mr. Jack Frye, Member of the Board (From the Windsor Port Users Group)
  • Mr. Vince Hearn, Chairman, C.A.W. Local 4212 (From C.A.W. Canada Seaway Workers)
  • Mr. Bill Jackman, Corporate Secretary (From the Toronto Harbour Commissioners)
  • Mr. Tom Jakobek, Councillor (From the Toronto City Council)
  • Mr. Michael Jones, Chairman (From the Fraser River Harbour Commission)
  • Mr. Howard Joy, Commissioner (From The Toronto Harbour Commissioners)
  • Mr. Donald N. Morrison, President (From the Canadian Shipowners Association)
  • Mr. Charles Parmelee, Vice Chairman (From The Toronto Harbour Commissioners)
  • Mr. Rick Pearce, Port Manager & Chief Executive Officer (From the Fraser River Harbour Commission)
  • Mr. Harold Peerenboom, Chairman (From The Toronto Harbour Commissioners)
  • Mr. Gary F. Reid, General Manager (From the Toronto Harbour Commissioners)
  • Mr. Robert Rose, Advisor (From the Labrador Metis Association)
  • Mr. Todd Russell, President (From the Labrador Metis Association)
  • Captain Maury R. Sjoquist, Sjoquist, National President (From the Canadian Merchant Service Guild)
  • Mr. Doug Smith, President (From the Chamber of Maritime Commerce)
  • Ms Donna P. Taylor, Chief Executive Officer (From the Oshawa Harbour Commission)
  • Mr. Michael Walker, Commissioner (From the Toronto Harbour Commissioners)
  • Mr. Donald Walmsley, Chairman (From the Oshawa Harbour Commission)
  • Mr. John Whalley, Manager (From the Cape Breton Regional Municipality)
Thursday, April 2, 1998 at 10:10 AM
  • Ms Margaret Bloodworth, Deputy Minister (Transport Canada)
  • Mr. Bruce Bowie, Executive Director, Marine Reform (From Transport Canada)
  • Mr. Randy Morriss, Director General, Ports Programs and Divestiture (From Transport Canada)
  • Francis C. Nicol, President (From The Shipping Federation of Canada)
  • Mr. André Pageot, Director General, Marine Policy (From Transport Canada)
  • Mr. Louis Ranger, Assistant Deputy Minister for Policy (From Transport Canada)
  • Sonia Simard, Manager, Policy and Government Affairs (From The Shipping Federation of Canada)
Bill C-17, An Act to amend the Telecommunications Act and the Teleglobe Canada Reorganization and Divestiture Act
(1998-02-24)
Tuesday, March 24, 1998 at 3:35 PM
  • Robert Lancop, Assistant Deputy Director of Investigation and Research, Civil Matters (From the Competition Bureau)
  • Larry Shaw, Director (From Industry Canada)
  • Conrad von Finckenstein, Director of Investigation and Research (From the Competition Bureau)
Tuesday, March 17, 1998 at 5:25 PM
  • Peter Barnes, Vice-President, Public Affairs (From AT&T Canada)
  • Bob Boron, Senior Vice-President, Chief Legal Counsel and Secretary (From CallNet)
  • David Colville, Vice-Chairman, Telecommunications (From the Canadian Radio-Television and Telecommunications Commission)
  • Jonathan Daniels, Regulatory Counsel (From CallNet)
  • Leo Mevel, Chief Technology Analysis, Telecommunications (From the Canadian Radio-Television and Telecommunications Commission)
  • Carolyn G. Pinsky, Senior Legal Counsel (From the Canadian Radio-Television and Telecommunications Commission)
  • Ian Scott, Vice-President, Government Affairs (CallNet)
  • Cynthia Stockley, Manager, Consumer Policy and International Issues, Telecommunications (From the Canadian Radio-Television and Telecommunications Commission)
Thursday, March 12, 1998 at 11:05 AM
  • Maggs Barrett, Executive Vice-President, Local Markets (From ACC Tel Entreprises Ltd.)
  • Mrs. Meriel V.M. Bradford, Vice-President, Government and External Relations (From Teleglobe Inc.)
  • Michael Helm, Director General, Telecommunications Policy Branch (From Industry Canada)
  • Mr. T. Gregory Kane, Q.C. (From Teleglobe Inc.)
  • Allan MacGillivray, Director, Industry Framework, Telecommunications Policy Branch (Industry Canada)
  • Nick Mulder, President and Chief Executive Officer (Stentor)
  • Millie Nickason, Counsel, Legal Services (From Industry Canada)
  • Adrian Science, President and Chief Executive Officer (From North American Gateway Inc.)
  • Larry Shaw, Director (From Industry Canada)
  • Robert Tritt, National Director, International Affairs (From Stentor)
  • Greg van Koughnett, Vice-President, Legal and Corporate Affairs (From Stentor)
Canada's international competitive position in communications generally, including a review of the economic, social and cultural importance of communications for Canada
(1997-10-29)
Thursday, May 13, 1999 at 11:07 AM
  • Perrin Beatty, President and Chief Executive Officer (From the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation)
  • Guylaine Saucier, Chair of the Board of Directors (From the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation)
The state of transportation safety and security in Canada and to complete a comparative review of technical issues and legal and regulatory structures with a view to ensuring that transportation safety and security in Canada are of such high quality as to meet the needs of Canada and Canadians in the twenty-first century
(1997-10-29)
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