Standing Senate Committee on Foreign Affairs and International Trade

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-61, An Act to provide for the taking of restrictive measures in respect of the property of officials and former officials of foreign states and of their family members
(2011-03-10)
Monday, March 21, 2011 at 3:13 PM
  • The Honourable Lawrence Cannon, P.C., M.P., Minister of Foreign Affairs ()
  • The Honourable Robert Nicholson, M.P., P.C., Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada (As an Individual)
  • Alan Kessel, Senior Legal Advisor (Foreign Affairs and International Trade Canada)
  • Sabine Nolke, Director, United Nations, Human Rights and Economic Law Division (Foreign Affairs and International Trade Canada)
  • Donald K. Piragoff, Senior Assistant Deputy Minister, Policy Sector (Justice Canada)
Study on the political and economic developments in Brazil and the implications for Canadian policy and interests in the region, and other related matters
(2010-11-04)
Thursday, March 24, 2011 at 11:01 AM
Wednesday, March 9, 2011 at 4:15 PM
  • W.E. (Ted) Hewitt, Vice-President (Research & International Relations), University of Western Ontario (As an individual)
Thursday, March 3, 2011 at 10:44 AM
  • Michele McKenzie, President and CEO (Canadian Tourism Commission)
Thursday, February 17, 2011 at 10:31 AM
  • Leslie Bethell, Senior Scholar, Brazil Institute, Latin American Program (Woodrow Wilson Center)
  • Eric Farnsworth, Vice President (Council of the Americas/Americas Society)
  • Paulo Sotero, Director, Brazil Institute, Latin American Program (Woodrow Wilson Center)
Wednesday, February 16, 2011 at 4:15 PM
  • Lionel LaBelle, President and CEO (Saskatchewan Trade and Export Partnership)
  • Jean-Michel Laurin, Vice President, Global Business Policy (Canadian Manufacturers & Exporters)
Thursday, February 10, 2011 at 10:33 AM
  • Annette Hester, Research Associate, Canadian International Council (As an individual)
Wednesday, February 9, 2011 at 4:15 PM
  • Federico Burone, Regional Director, Latin America (International Development Research Centre (IDRC))
  • Dr. Louise Carrière, Director, Bilateral Relations and Market Access (Canadian Food Inspection Agency)
  • Blair Coomber, Director General, Bilateral Relations and Technical Trade Policy Directorate (Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada)
Thursday, February 3, 2011 at 10:31 AM
  • Ron Bonnett, President (Canadian Federation of Agriculture)
  • John F. Pineau, Executive Director, Canadian Institute of Forestry (Canadian Forestry Association and Canadian Institute of Forestry)
Thursday, December 9, 2010 at 10:35 AM
  • Jean Cardyn, Regional Vice President, South America (Export Development Canada)
  • Cristina Rojas, Professor, International Affairs, Norman Paterson School of International Affairs, Carleton University (As an individual)
  • Todd Winterhalt, Vice President of International Business Development (Export Development Canada)
Thursday, December 2, 2010 at 10:35 AM
  • Carlo Dade, Executive Director (FOCAL: Canadian Foundation for the Americas)
  • Pablo Heidrich, Senior Researcher - Trade and Development (The North-South Institute)
Wednesday, December 1, 2010 at 4:20 PM
  • Jean Daudelin, Assistant Professor, The Norman Paterson School of International Affairs, Carleton University (As an individual)
Thursday, November 25, 2010 at 10:35 AM
  • Paul Alexander Haslam, Associate Professor, School of International Development and Global Studies, University of Ottawa (As an individual)
Wednesday, November 24, 2010 at 4:18 PM
  • Jon Allen, Assistant Deputy Minister, Americas (Foreign Affairs and International Trade Canada)
  • David Plunkett, Chief Trade Negotiator Bilateral and Regional (Foreign Affairs and International Trade Canada)
  • Neil Reeder, Director General, Latin America and the Caribbean (Foreign Affairs and International Trade Canada)
Bill C-2, An Act to implement the Free Trade Agreement between Canada and the Republic of Colombia, the Agreement on the Environment between Canada and the Republic of Colombia and the Agreement on Labour Cooperation between Canada and the Republic of Colombia
(2010-06-16)
Thursday, June 17, 2010 at 10:30 AM
  • Honourable Lisa Raitt, Minister of Labour (As an Individual)
  • Honourable Peter Van Loan, P.C., M.P., Minister of International Trade ()
  • Dean Beyea, Senior Chief, International Trade Policy (Finance Canada)
  • Pierre Bouchard, Director, Bilateral and Regional Labour Affairs (Human Resoruces and Skills Development Canada)
  • Robert Brookfield, Counsel, Trade Law Bureau (JLT) (Foreign Affairs and International Trade Canada)
  • Carol Nelder-Corvari, Director, International Trade Policy Division (Finance Canada)
  • David Plunket, Chief Trade Negotiator: Bilateral and Regional (Foreign Affairs and International Trade Canada)
  • Émilie Revil, Deputy Director, Colombia and Peru (Political and Commercial Relations), Latin America and Caribbean Bilateral Relations Divsion (Foreign Affairs and International Trade Canada)
  • Betti-Jo Ruston, Deputy Director, Regional Trade Policy Divison (TBB) (Foreign Affairs and International Trade Canada)
Examine such issues as may arise from time to time relating to Foreign relations generally
(2010-03-16)
Thursday, March 24, 2011 at 11:01 AM
Thursday, March 25, 2010 at 10:33 AM
  • Abraham Abraham, Representative in Canada (Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees)
  • Narinder Chauhan, Deputy High Commissioner, High Commission of India (Government of India)
  • H.E. Antonio Guterres, UN High Commissioner for Refugees (Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees)
  • Honourable Kamal Nath, Minister of Road Transport and Highways (Government of India)
Study on the rise of China, India and Russia in the global economy and the implications for Canadian policy
(2010-03-16)
Wednesday, December 1, 2010 at 4:20 PM
  • Jean Daudelin, Assistant Professor, The Norman Paterson School of International Affairs, Carleton University (As an individual)
Wednesday, November 17, 2010 at 4:19 PM
Thursday, November 4, 2010 at 11:35 AM
  • Narinder Chauhan, Deputy High Commissioner, High Commission of India (Government of India)
  • H.E. Shashishekhar M. Gavai, High Commissioner for India to Canada (As an Individual)
Wednesday, October 20, 2010 at 4:18 PM
Wednesday, June 16, 2010 at 4:30 PM
Thursday, June 10, 2010 at 10:35 AM
Thursday, June 3, 2010 at 10:35 AM
Wednesday, June 2, 2010 at 4:15 PM
  • Douglas Lauriault, Vice President, External Relations and Communications (Canada Foundation for Innovation)
  • Hari Panday, President and Chief Executive Officer (PanVest Capital Corporation)
  • Eliot Phillipson, President and Chief Executive Officer (Canada Foundation for Innovation)
Wednesday, May 12, 2010 at 4:15 PM
  • Niraj Bhargava, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer (Energate)
  • Gurprit S. Kindra, Professor (Telfer School of Management)
Thursday, May 6, 2010 at 10:32 AM
  • Ashok Dhillon, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer (Canasia Power Corporation)
Wednesday, May 5, 2010 at 4:15 PM
  • Rana Sarkar, President and Executive Director (Canada-India Business Council)
  • Robert R. Shouldice, Partner (Borden Ladner Gervais LLP)
Thursday, April 29, 2010 at 10:30 AM
  • Gary Comerford, Executive Vice-President and Chief Marketing Officer (RGA International Corporation)
Thursday, April 22, 2010 at 10:31 AM
  • Rénald Gilbert, Director General, International Region (Citizenship and Immigration Canada)
  • Robert Hage, Director General, Europe (Foreign Affairs and International Trade)
  • Rick Herringer, Director of the National Security Screening Division, Intelligence and Targeting Operations (Canada Border Services Agency)
  • Geoff Leckey, Director General, Intelligence and Targeting (Canada Border Services Agency)
Wednesday, April 21, 2010 at 4:22 PM
  • Paul Davidson, President (Association of Universities and Colleges of Canada)
  • Pari Johnston, Director, International Relations (Association of Universities and Colleges of Canada)
Thursday, April 15, 2010 at 10:34 AM
  • Douglas Goold, Senior Research Fellow (Canadian International Council)
Wednesday, April 14, 2010 at 4:20 PM
  • Janice Hilchie, Vice-President, Legislative Relations (Canadian Life and Health Insurance Association)
  • Aditya Jha, National Convenor (Canada India Foundation)
  • Michael Landry, Vice President, Corporate Development, Manulife Financial (Canadian Life and Health Insurance Association)
  • Frank Swedlove, President (Canadian Life and Health Insurance Association)
Wednesday, March 31, 2010 at 4:17 PM
  • Ramesh Thakur, Director, Balsillie School of International Affairs and CIGI Distinguished Fellow (Balsillie School of International Affairs)
Thursday, March 25, 2010 at 10:33 AM
  • Abraham Abraham, Representative in Canada (Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees)
  • Narinder Chauhan, Deputy High Commissioner, High Commission of India (Government of India)
  • H.E. Antonio Guterres, UN High Commissioner for Refugees (Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees)
  • Honourable Kamal Nath, Minister of Road Transport and Highways (Government of India)
Wednesday, March 24, 2010 at 4:17 PM
  • Ken Macartney, Director General, South, Southeast Asia and Oceania (Foreign Affairs and International Trade Canada)
  • Luc Santerre, Director, South, Southeast Asia and Oceania Commercial Relations (Foreign Affairs and International Trade Canada)
  • Ken Sunquist, Assistant Deputy Minister (Asia & Africa) and Chief Trade Commissioner (Foreign Affairs and International Trade Canada)
Thursday, March 18, 2010 at 10:33 AM
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