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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 C-52, An Act to amend the Canada Transportation Act (administration, air and railway transportation and arbitration)
(2013-06-05)
Wednesday, June 12, 2013 at 6:47 PM
  • Robert Ballantyne, Chairman / President (Coalition of Rail Shippers / Canadian Industrial Transportation Association)
  • Michael Bourque, President and Chief Executive Officer (Railway Association of Canada)
  • Sean Finn, Executive Vice-President, Corporate Services and Chief Legal Officer (Canadian National Railway Company)
  • Michael Murphy, Vice-President, Government Affairs (Canadian Pacific Railway)
Tuesday, June 11, 2013 at 9:31 AM
  • Greg Cherewyk, Executive Director (Pulse Canada)
  • Catherine Cobden, Executive Vice-President (Forest Products Association of Canada)
  • Allan Foran, Legal Counsel (Western Canadian Shippers' Coalition)
  • Robert Godfrey, Director, Policy and Government Relations (Canadian Fertilizer Institute)
  • Ian MacKay, Legal Counsel (Canadian Fertilizer Institute)
  • Ian May, Chair (Western Canadian Shippers' Coalition)
  • Richard Phillips, Executive Director (Grain Growers of Canada)
Wednesday, June 5, 2013 at 6:45 PM
  • The Honourable Denis Lebel, P.C., M.P., Minister of Transport, Infrastructure and Communities (As an Individual)
  • Carolyn Crook, Director, Rail Policy, Surface Freight Policy (Transport Canada)
  • Annette Gibbons, Director General, Surface Transportation Policy, Surface Freight Policy (Transport Canada)
  • Alain Langlois, Senior Legal Counsel, Team Leader Modal Transportation Law, Legal Services (Transport Canada)
Examine the challenges faced by the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation in the context of the complex and changing broadcasting and communications landscape
(2013-05-21)
Wednesday, May 29, 2013 at 6:45 PM
Bill C-321, An Act to amend the Canada Post Corporation Act (library materials)
(2013-03-05)
Tuesday, April 23, 2013 at 9:31 AM
  • Rod Hart, General Manager, Parcels (Canada Post Corporation)
  • Kelly Moore, Executive Director (Canadian Library Association)
Wednesday, April 17, 2013 at 7:02 PM
  • Merv Tweed, M.P., Brandon-Souris, MB (House of Commons)
Receive senior management and officials of the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation to explain their decision to cut funding to Radio Canada International services by 80%
(2012-12-11)
Wednesday, May 1, 2013 at 6:47 PM
  • Hubert T. Lacroix, President and CEO (CBC/Radio-Canada)
  • Hélène Parent, Director of Radio Canada International (CBC/Radio-Canada)
Government Response to the fifth report of Standing Senate Committee on Transport and Communications, entitled: The Future of Canadian Air Travel: Toll Booth or Spark Plug, tabled in the Senate on June 5, 2012
(2012-11-08)
The subject-matter of those elements contained in Divisions 5, 12 and 20 of Part 4 of Bill C-45, A second Act to implement certain provisions of the budget tabled in Parliament on March 29, 2012 and other measures
(2012-10-30)
Wednesday, November 28, 2012 at 6:45 PM
  • Carman Baggaley, Senior Strategic Policy Advisor (Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada)
  • Chantal Bernier, Assistant Privacy Commissioner (Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada)
Tuesday, November 27, 2012 at 9:32 AM
  • Pierre Houle, Treasurer (Air Canada)
  • Laura Logan, Director, Security Systems & Regulatory (Air Canada)
Wednesday, November 21, 2012 at 6:45 PM
  • David Bradley, President and Chief Executive Officer (Canadian Trucking Alliance)
  • Fabien Pelous, Vice-President and Chief Executive Officer (Air France KLM in Canada)
Wednesday, November 7, 2012 at 6:47 PM
  • The Honourable Denis Lebel, P.C., M.P., Minister of Transport, Infrastructure and Communities (Transport Canada)
  • Helena Borges, Assistant Deputy Minister, Programs Group (Transport Canada)
  • Anita Henderson, Counsel, Legal Services (Canada Border Services Agency)
  • Sharon McKeen, Manager, Travellers Unit, Advance Information and Program (Canada Border Services Agency)
  • Colin Stacey, Director, National Air Services Policy (Transport Canada)
Examine the subject-matter of those elements contained in Division 41 of Part 4 of Bill C-38, An Act to implement certain provisions of the budget tabled in Parliament on March 29, 2012 and other measures
(2012-05-03)
Tuesday, June 12, 2012 at 9:32 AM
  • Teresa Griffin-Muir, Vice-President, Regulatory Affairs (MTS Allstream)
  • Chris Peirce, Chief Corporate Officer (MTS Allstream)
  • Ted Woodhead, Vice-President, Telecom Policy and Regulatory Affairs (Telus)
Tuesday, June 5, 2012 at 9:31 AM
  • Michael Geist, Law Professor, University of Ottawa (As an individual)
Wednesday, May 30, 2012 at 6:45 PM
  • John Keogh, Senior General Counsel (Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission)
  • Christianne Laizner, General Counsel, Telecommunications (Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission)
Tuesday, May 29, 2012 at 8:35 AM
  • The Honourable Christian Paradis, P.C., M.P., Minister of Industry ()
  • Pamela Miller, Director General, Telecommunications Policy Branch (Industry Canada)
  • Marta Morgan, Assistant Deputy Minister, Industry Sector (Industry Canada)
Bill S-4, An Act to amend the Railway Safety Act and to make consequential amendments to the Canada Transportation Act
(2011-11-02)
Wednesday, November 23, 2011 at 6:45 PM
  • Phil Benson, Lobbyist (Teamsters Canada)
  • Bill Brehl, President, Teamsters Canada Rail Conference, Maintenance of the Way Employees Division (Teamsters Canada)
  • David Jeanes, President (Transport Action Canada)
  • Robert Shouldice, Legal Counsel (City of Ottawa)
  • R.D. Smith, National Legislative Director (Teamsters Canada)
Tuesday, November 22, 2011 at 9:31 AM
  • Bill Brehl, President, Teamsters Canada Rail Conference, Maintenance of the Way Employees Division (Teamsters Canada)
  • Cliff MacKay, President and Chief Executive Officer (Railway Association of Canada)
  • John Orr, Vice-President, Chief Safety and Sustainability Officer (Canadian National)
  • R.D. Smith, National Legislative Director (Teamsters Canada)
  • Glen Wilson, Vice-President, Safety, Environment and Regulatory Affairs (Canadian Pacific)
Wednesday, November 16, 2011 at 6:32 PM
  • Luc Bourdon, Director General, Rail Safety (Transport Canada)
  • The Honourable Denis Lebel, P.C., M.P., Minister of Transport, Infrastructure and Communities (Transport Canada)
  • Carla White-Taylor, Director, Rail Safety Secretariat (Transport Canada)
Study on emerging issues related to the Canadian airline industry
(2011-06-15)
Tuesday, March 19, 2013 at 9:32 AM
Wednesday, February 27, 2013 at 6:37 PM
Wednesday, February 13, 2013 at 6:45 PM
Wednesday, February 6, 2013 at 6:45 PM
  • Éric Lippé, President and Chief Executive Officer (Association québécoise du transport aérien)
Tuesday, February 5, 2013 at 9:32 AM
  • John McKenna, President and Chief Executive Officer (Air Transport Association of Canada)
  • Michael Skrobica, Senior Vice-President and Chief Financial Officer (Air Transport Association of Canada)
Tuesday, December 11, 2012 at 9:30 AM
Tuesday, December 4, 2012 at 9:31 AM
  • Captain Dan Adamus, President, Canada Board (Air Line Pilots Association, International)
  • Captain Peter Black, Chairman of the Presidential Commission on Remote Operations (Air Line Pilots Association, International)
Wednesday, November 21, 2012 at 6:45 PM
  • David Bradley, President and Chief Executive Officer (Canadian Trucking Alliance)
  • Fabien Pelous, Vice-President and Chief Executive Officer (Air France KLM in Canada)
Tuesday, November 20, 2012 at 9:33 AM
  • Narjess Teyssier, Economic Analysis and Policy Section (International Civil Aviation Organization)
Tuesday, November 6, 2012 at 9:30 AM
  • Scott Clements, President and Chief Executive Officer (Fort McMurray Airport Authority)
  • Luc Savard, Professor, University of Sherbrooke (As an individual)
Wednesday, October 17, 2012 at 6:45 PM
  • Stephen Nourse, Executive Director (Northern Air Transport Association)
Tuesday, October 16, 2012 at 9:30 AM
  • Les Aalders, Executive Vice President (Air Transport Association of Canada)
  • Wayne Gouveia, Vice President, Commercial General Aviation (Air Transport Association of Canada)
  • John McKenna, President and Chief Executive Officer (Air Transport Association of Canada)
  • Michael Pyle, President and CEO (Exchange Income Corporation)
  • Adam Terwin, Chief Financial Officer (Exchange Income Corporation)
Tuesday, September 25, 2012 at 9:30 AM
  • Natalie Bossé, Director General, Airport and Port Programs (Transport Canada)
  • Dave Dawson, Director, Airports and Air Navigation Services Policy (Transport Canada)
  • Colin Stacey, Acting Director General, Air Policy (Transport Canada)
Tuesday, June 12, 2012 at 9:32 AM
  • Teresa Griffin-Muir, Vice-President, Regulatory Affairs (MTS Allstream)
  • Chris Peirce, Chief Corporate Officer (MTS Allstream)
  • Ted Woodhead, Vice-President, Telecom Policy and Regulatory Affairs (Telus)
Wednesday, May 16, 2012 at 6:45 PM
Wednesday, May 2, 2012 at 6:47 PM
Tuesday, April 3, 2012 at 9:30 AM
  • Michael Janigan, Executive Director and General Counsel (Public Interest Advocacy Centre)
  • Laman Meshadiyeva, Articling student (Public Interest Advocacy Centre)
Wednesday, March 28, 2012 at 6:45 PM
  • Rob Howard, Member, Provincial Lead of the Air Access file (Legislative Assembly of British Columbia)
Tuesday, March 27, 2012 at 9:29 AM
  • Jean-Jacques Bourgeault, Director, Board of Directors, Aéroports de Montréal (Canadian Airports Council)
  • Marilynne Day-Linton, Chair of the Board, Greater Toronto Airports Authority (Canadian Airports Council)
  • Mary Jordan, Chair of the Board, Vancouver Airport Authority (Canadian Airports Council)
Wednesday, March 14, 2012 at 6:47 PM
  • Scott Clements, President and Chief Executive Officer (Fort McMurray Airport Authority)
  • Steve Desroches, Deputy Mayor (City of Ottawa)
Tuesday, March 13, 2012 at 9:30 AM
  • Kevin Desjardins, Vice-President, Strategy and Public Affairs (Tourism Industry Association of Canada)
  • Adrienne Foster, Manager, Research and Policy (Tourism Industry Association of Canada)
  • David Goldstein, President and Chief Executive Officer (Tourism Industry Association of Canada)
Tuesday, March 6, 2012 at 9:33 AM
  • Ambarish Chandra, Rotman School of Management, University of Toronto (As an individual)
Tuesday, February 28, 2012 at 9:30 AM
  • Garth Atkinson, President and Chief Executive Officer (Calgary Airport Authority)
  • Larry Berg, President and Chief Executive Officer (Vancouver Airport Authority)
Wednesday, February 15, 2012 at 6:45 PM
  • The Honourable Maxime Bernier, Minister of State, Small Business and Tourism (Industry Canada)
  • Barry Rempel, President and CEO (Winnipeg Airports Authority)
  • Marie-Josée Thivierge, Assistant Deputy Minister, Small Business, Tourism and Marketplace Services (Industry Canada)
Wednesday, February 1, 2012 at 6:47 PM
Tuesday, December 13, 2011 at 9:30 AM
  • John Crichton, President and CEO (NAV Canada)
Tuesday, December 6, 2011 at 9:30 AM
  • Cyriel Kronenburg, Director, Airport and Air Traffic Charges for North America (International Air Transport Association)
  • Douglas E Lavin, Regional Vice President, North America (International Air Transport Association)
Wednesday, November 30, 2011 at 6:45 PM
  • Captain Dan Adamus, President, Canada Board (Air Line Pilots Association)
  • Captain Sylvain Aubin, Master Executive Council Chairman, Air Transat (Air Line Pilots Association)
  • Stephen Nourse, Executive Director (Northern Air Transport Association)
  • Captain Brad Small, Vice President, Canada Board (Air Line Pilots Association)
  • Joseph Sparling, President (Air North)
Tuesday, November 15, 2011 at 9:30 AM
  • Toby Lennox, Vice-President, Corporate Affairs and Communications (Greater Toronto Airports Authority)
  • Lloyd McCoomb, President and Chief Executive Officer (Greater Toronto Airports Authority)
Wednesday, November 2, 2011 at 6:47 PM
  • Bernard Bussières, Vice-President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary (Air Transat)
  • George Petsikas, Senior Director, Government and Industry Affairs (Air Transat)
Tuesday, November 1, 2011 at 9:30 AM
  • Robert J. Deluce, President and Chief Executive Officer (Porter Airlines Inc.)
Wednesday, October 26, 2011 at 6:47 PM
  • Captain Gerry Perkins, External Affairs Committee (Air Canada Pilots Association)
  • Captain Paul Strachan, President (Air Canada Pilots Association)
Tuesday, October 25, 2011 at 9:30 AM
  • Nathalie Megann, Director, Corporate Communications and Investor Relations (Jazz Aviation LP)
  • Joseph D. Randell, President and Chief Executive Officer (Jazz Aviation LP)
Wednesday, October 19, 2011 at 6:50 PM
  • Tracy Medve, President (Canadian North)
Wednesday, October 5, 2011 at 6:48 PM
  • Hugh Dunleavy, Executive Vice-President, Strategy and Planning (WestJet)
Tuesday, October 4, 2011 at 9:31 AM
  • Duncan Dee, Executive Vice-President and Chief Operating Officer (Air Canada)
  • Joseph Galimberti, Director, Government Relations (Air Canada)
  • David Waugh, Director, Bilateral International and Regulatory Affairs (Air Canada)
Wednesday, September 28, 2011 at 6:47 PM
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