Studies & Bills

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Studies & Bills Date Referred Session  note  note
Bill C-27, An Act to promote the efficiency and adaptability of the Canadian economy by regulating certain activities that discourage reliance on electronic means of carrying out commercial activities, and to amend the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission Act, the Competition Act, the Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act and the Telecommunications Act
(2009-12-15)
Bill C-7, An Act to amend the Marine Liability Act and the Federal Courts Act and to make consequential amendments to other Acts
(2009-06-03)
Wednesday, June 17, 2009 at 6:30 PM
  • Mark Gauthier, General Counsel, Legal Services (Transport Canada)
  • François Marier, Senior Policy Advisor, International Marine Policy (Transport Canada)
  • Tim Meisner, Director General, Marine Policy (Transport Canada)
  • Donald Roussel, Director General, Marine Safety (Transport Canada)
Tuesday, June 16, 2009 at 9:32 AM
  • Simon Barker, Chair, National Maritime Law Section (Canadian Bar Association)
  • Kerri Froc, Lawyer, Legislation and Law Reform (Canadian Bar Association)
Wednesday, June 10, 2009 at 6:32 PM
  • The Honourable John Baird, Minister of Transport, Infrastructure and Communities (As an Individual)
  • Brian Jean, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Transport, Infrastructure and Communities (As an Individual)
  • Mark Gauthier, Senior Counsel, Legal Services (Transport Canada)
  • Tim Meisner, Director General, Marine Policy (Transport Canada)
  • Jerry Rysanek, Director, International Marine Policy (Transport Canada)
Department of Public Works and Government Services Canada User Fees Amendment Proposal for services relating to the Esquimalt Graving Dock, dated May 20, 2009, pursuant to the User Fees Act, S.C. 2004, c. 6, sbs. 4(2)
(2009-05-26)
Wednesday, June 3, 2009 at 6:30 PM
  • Bonnie MacKenzie, Director General, Engineering Assets Strategy (Public Works and Government Services Canada)
  • John Maduri, CEO (Barrett Xplore)
  • John McBain, Associate Assistant Deputy Minister, Real Property Branch (Public Works and Government Services Canada)
Bill C-3, An Act to amend the Arctic Waters Pollution Prevention Act
(2009-05-13)
Wednesday, May 27, 2009 at 6:30 PM
  • The Honourable John Baird, Minister of Transport, Infrastructure and Communities ()
  • Brian Jean, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Transport, Infrastructure and Communities (As an Individual)
  • Lysane Durand, Legal Counsel, Legal Services (Transport Canada)
  • Ross MacDonald, Manager, Special Projects and Arctic Shipping (Transport Canada)
  • Donald Roussel, Director General, Marine Safety (Transport Canada)
Bill C-9, An Act to amend the Transportation of Dangerous Goods Act, 1992
(2009-04-28)
Wednesday, May 6, 2009 at 6:42 PM
  • Honourable John Baird, Minister of Transport, Infrastructure and Communities ()
  • Brian Jean, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Transport, Infrastructure and Communities ()
  • Peter Coyles, Special Advisor to the Director General, Transportation of Dangerous Goods (Transport Canada)
  • Marie-France Dagenais, Director General, Transportation of Dangerous Goods (Transport Canada)
Bill S-220, An Act respecting commercial electronic messages
(2009-04-02)
Tuesday, May 5, 2009 at 9:30 AM
  • André Leduc, Senior Security Policy Analyst, Electronic Commerce Branch, Spectrum, Information Technologies and Telecommunications Sector (Industry Canada)
  • Helen McDonald, Assistant Deputy Minister, Spectrum, Information Technologies and Telecommunications (Industry Canada)
  • Richard Simpson, Director General, Electronic Commerce Branch, Spectrum, Information Technologies and Telecommunications (Industry Canada)
Tuesday, April 28, 2009 at 9:31 AM
  • The Honourable Yoine Goldstein, Senator, Sponsor of the Bill (Senate of Canada)
Study on emerging issues related to its communications mandate and to report on the wireless sector, including issues such as access to high-speed Internet, the supply of bandwidth, the nation-building role of wireless, the pace of the adoption of innovations, the financial aspects associated with possible changes to the sector, and Canada's development of the sector in comparison to the performance in other countries
(2009-03-24)
Tuesday, December 8, 2009 at 9:31 AM
  • Elizabeth Denham, Assistant Privacy Commissioner of Canada (Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada)
  • Steve Johnston, Senior Security and Technology Advisor (Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada)
  • Howard Maker, Commissioner for Complaints for Telecommunications Services (Office of the Commissioner for Complaints for Telecommunications Services Inc.)
  • Jennifer Stoddart, Privacy Commissioner of Canada (Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada)
  • Josée Thibault, Director of Complaints and Inquiries (Office of the Commissioner for Complaints for Telecommunications Services Inc.)
Wednesday, November 25, 2009 at 6:31 PM
  • Michael Hennessy, Senior Vice-President, Government and Regulatory Affairs (TELUS)
  • Craig McTaggart, Director, Internet Policy (TELUS)
Wednesday, November 18, 2009 at 6:37 PM
  • Jan Skora, Regulatory Advisor; Jan Skora Consulting Services Inc. (TerreStar Canada)
  • André Tremblay, President and Chief Executive Officer (TerreStar Canada)
Tuesday, November 17, 2009 at 9:30 AM
  • Robert Crow, Vice-President, Industry, Government & University Affairs (Research In Motion)
  • Morgan Elliott, Director, Government Relations (Research In Motion)
Tuesday, November 3, 2009 at 9:32 AM
  • Bob Berner, Executive Vice-President Network & Chief Technology Officer (Rogers Communications Inc.)
  • Ken Engelhart, Senior Vice-President, Regulatory (Rogers Communications Inc.)
  • Dermot O’Carroll, Senior Vice-President, Network Engineering & Operations (Rogers Communications Inc.)
  • Sylvain Roy, Regional President, Quebec (Rogers Communications Inc.)
Wednesday, October 28, 2009 at 6:32 PM
  • Erik Boch, Co-Founder, Chief Technology Officer, Vice President of Engineering (DragonWave Inc.)
  • Jenny Crowe, Director, Regulatory Law (MTS Allstream)
  • Teresa Griffin-Muir, Vice President, Regulatory Affairs (MTS Allstream)
Tuesday, October 27, 2009 at 9:30 AM
  • Jane Tallim, Co-Executive Director (Media Awareness Network)
  • Cathy Wing, Co-Executive Director (Media Awareness Network)
Wednesday, October 21, 2009 at 6:31 PM
  • Kenneth Campbell, CEO (Globalive Wireless Management Corp.)
Wednesday, October 7, 2009 at 6:30 PM
  • Michelle Chapeski, Project Support Analyst, SuperNet, Service Operations, Service Alberta (Alberta SuperNet)
  • Michael De Santis ()
  • Michael Janigan, Executive Director and General Counsel (Public Interest Advocacy Centre)
  • Erwin Loewen, Director SuperNet, Technology Services, Service Alberta (Alberta SuperNet)
Wednesday, September 30, 2009 at 6:30 PM
  • John Meldrum, Vice President of Regulatory Affairs and Corporate Counsel (SaskTel)
  • Robert Watson, President/CEO (SaskTel)
Tuesday, September 29, 2009 at 9:30 AM
  • Louis LePage, Manager, Industry Framework, Industry Framework Policy (Industry Canada)
  • Bernard Lord, President and CEO (Canadian Wireless Telecommunications Association)
  • Helen McDonald, Assistant Deputy Minister, Spectrum, Information Technologies and Telecommunications (Industry Canada)
  • Jim Patrick, Vice President, Government Affairs (Canadian Wireless telecommunications Association)
  • Shari Scott, Manager, Policy & Communications, Broadband Canada (Industry Canada)
Wednesday, June 3, 2009 at 6:30 PM
  • Bonnie MacKenzie, Director General, Engineering Assets Strategy (Public Works and Government Services Canada)
  • John Maduri, CEO (Barrett Xplore)
  • John McBain, Associate Assistant Deputy Minister, Real Property Branch (Public Works and Government Services Canada)
Tuesday, May 26, 2009 at 9:30 AM
  • Michael Geist, Law Professor (University of Ottawa)
Tuesday, May 12, 2009 at 9:33 AM
  • Keith Parsonage, Director General, Information and Communications Technologies Branch (Industry Canada)
Wednesday, April 22, 2009 at 6:31 PM
  • Steve Malowany, Manager, Financial and Technical Reports (CRTC)
  • Bill Mason, Manager, Competition Implementation and Technology (CRTC)
  • Michel Murray, Acting Director, Decisions and Operations, Telecommunications (CRTC)
  • John Traversy, Executive Director, Telecommunications (CRTC)
Wednesday, April 1, 2009 at 6:32 PM
  • Louis LePage, Manager, Industry Framework, Industry Framework Policy (Industry Canada)
  • Pamela Miller, Senior Director, Business and Regulatory Analysis (Industry Canada)
  • Len St. Aubin, Director General, Telecommunications Policy Branch (Industry Canada)
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