Studies & Bills

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Studies & Bills Date Referred Session  note  note
Bill S-228, An Act to amend the Canadian Wheat Board Act (board of directors)
(2008-05-28)
Thursday, June 12, 2008 at 8:02 AM
  • Peter W. Hogg, Professor Emeritus, Osgoode Hall Law School (As an individual)
  • Jeff Nielsen, Vice-President (Grain Growers of Canada)
  • Richard Phillips, Executive Director (Grain Growers of Canada)
Tuesday, June 10, 2008 at 7:04 PM
  • The Honourable Senator Grant Mitchell, sponsor of the bill (Senate of Canada)
Thursday, June 5, 2008 at 8:03 AM
  • Humphrey Banack, Member of the National Advisory Council (Canadian Federation of Agriculture)
  • Larry Hill, Chair of the Board of Directors (Canadian Wheat Board)
Tuesday, June 3, 2008 at 6:59 PM
  • The Honourable Gerry Ritz, P.C., M.P., Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food and Minister for the Canadian Wheat Board ()
Bill C-44, An Act to amend the Agricultural Marketing Programs Act
(2008-02-27)
Thursday, February 28, 2008 at 8:01 AM
  • The Honourable Gerry Ritz, P.C., M.P., Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food and Minister for the Canadian Wheat Board (As an Individual)
  • Jody Aylard, Director General, Finance and Renewal Programs Directorate (Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada)
  • Susie Miller, Director General, Food Value Chain Bureau (Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada)
  • Mark Shucksmith, Professor, Newcastle University (As an individual)
Examine and report on rural poverty in Canada
(2007-11-20)
Tuesday, June 10, 2008 at 7:04 PM
  • The Honourable Senator Grant Mitchell, sponsor of the bill (Senate of Canada)
Tuesday, June 3, 2008 at 6:59 PM
  • The Honourable Gerry Ritz, P.C., M.P., Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food and Minister for the Canadian Wheat Board ()
Thursday, May 29, 2008 at 8:02 AM
Tuesday, May 27, 2008 at 7:09 PM
Tuesday, April 1, 2008 at 6:57 PM
Thursday, March 13, 2008 at 9:09 AM
  • Erik Mikkelborg, Communications Officer, Communications Directorate (Senate of Canada)
Thursday, March 6, 2008 at 8:05 AM
  • Ken Battle, President (The Caledon Institute of Social Policy)
Thursday, February 28, 2008 at 8:01 AM
  • The Honourable Gerry Ritz, P.C., M.P., Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food and Minister for the Canadian Wheat Board (As an Individual)
  • Jody Aylard, Director General, Finance and Renewal Programs Directorate (Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada)
  • Susie Miller, Director General, Food Value Chain Bureau (Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada)
  • Mark Shucksmith, Professor, Newcastle University (As an individual)
Tuesday, February 26, 2008 at 6:58 PM
  • Mark Allen, Inspector, Manager, Crime Prevention Section, Investigation Bureau (Ontario Provincial Police)
  • Michel Aubin, Director, Drugs and Organized Crime (Royal Canadian Mounted Police)
  • Marcel Eugène Lebeuf, Senior Research Officer (Royal Canadian Mounted Police)
Thursday, February 21, 2008 at 1:59 PM
  • Paul Aarulaaq Quassa, Mayor (City of Igloolik)
  • Janelle Budgell, Community Wellness Coordinator (City of Iqaluit)
  • Glenn Cousins, Executive Director (Nunavut Economic Forum)
  • Monica Ell, Director, Business and Economic Development, Nunavut Tunngavik Incorporated and Director of the Nunavut Economic Forum (As an individual)
  • John Lamb, President (Iqaluit Community Greenhouse Society)
  • Rhoda Palluq, Executive Director (Quliit Nunavut Status of Women Council)
  • Elisapee Sheutiapik, Mayor (City of Iqaluit)
Thursday, February 21, 2008 at 9:07 AM
  • The Honourable Ed Picco, M.L.A., Minister of Education, Minister Responsible for Nunavut Arctic College, Minister Responsible, Homelessness & Immigration and Government House Leader, Government of Nunavut ()
  • Cyrus Blanchet, Outreach Coordinator (Iqaluit Soup Kitchen, Parish of St. Simon and St. Jude)
  • Elisapi Davidee-Aningmiuq, Program Coordinator (Iqaluit Community Tukisigiarvik Society)
  • Paul Nettleton, Poverty Law Counsel (Legal Services Board of Nunavut)
  • Kathy Okpik, Deputy Minister, Department of Education (Government of Nunavut)
  • Bill Riddell, Residential Tenancies Officer, Magistrate (Government of Nunavut)
  • Lieutenant Carol-Anne Scott, Director of the Iqaluit, Nunavut Project for the Salvation Army and Director for the Homeless Shelter (As an individual)
  • Enopik Sigeatuk, Elder (As an individual)
  • David Wilman, Executive Director (Iqaluit Community Tukisigiarvik Society)
Tuesday, February 19, 2008 at 1:41 PM
  • Arlene Hache, Executive Director (Centre for Northern Families)
  • Cece McCauley, Chief, Writer, News North Newspaper (As an individual)
  • Nancy Peel, Executive Director (Native Women's Association)
  • Dorice Pinet, Assistant Director General and Project Leader (Fédération franco-ténoise)
Tuesday, February 19, 2008 at 8:59 AM
  • The Honourable Bob McLeod, M.L.A., Minister of Human Resources, Minister of Industry, Tourism and Investment and Minster Responsible for the Public Utilities Board, Government of Northwest Territories ()
  • Jill Christensen, Manager, Integrated Services, Yellowknife Health and Social Services Authority (Government of Northwest Territories)
  • Batiste Foisy, Researcher (Northwest Territories Economic Development Council)
  • Mira Hall, Chair, Women's Committee and Territorial Representative (National Anti-Poverty Organisation)
  • Spencer Heslep, Program Coordinator (Side Door Youth Centre)
  • David Krutko, Member of the Legislative Assembly of the Northwest Territories (Mackenzie Delta) (As an individual)
  • Patrick Lachapelle, Economic Development Officer (Northwest Territories Economic Development Council)
  • Simon Lamoureux, President (Northwest Territories Economic Development Council)
  • Kevin Menicoche, Member of the Legislative Assembly of the Northwest Territories (Nahendeh) (As an individual)
  • Jeanette Savoie, Barrister and Solicitor (Savoie Law Office)
  • Sharon Thomas, Executive Director (Status of Women Council of the Northwest Territories)
  • Gordon Van Tighem, Mayor (City of Yellowknife)
Monday, February 18, 2008 at 1:41 PM
  • Peter Becker, Member of the Board, Yukon Anti-Poverty Coalition (As an individual)
  • Chris Danfa, Future Info Tech (As an individual)
  • Lori Duncan, Director of Health and Social Developments, Council of Yukon First Nations (As an individual)
  • Brian Eaton, Resource Coordinator, Second Opinion Society (As an individual)
  • Judi Johnny (As an individual)
  • Arthur Mitchell, Member of the Legislative Assembly of Yukon (Copperbelt) (As an individual)
  • Liz Walker, Director of Health Partnerships, Council of Yukon First Nations (As an individual)
Monday, February 18, 2008 at 8:15 AM
  • Larry Bagnell, P.C., M.P., Yukon - Official Opposition Critic for Northern Affairs (As an individual)
  • Bev Buckway, First Vice-President and Mayor of the City of Whitehorse (Association of Yukon Communities)
  • The Honourable Ione Christensen, Former Senator for Yukon (As an individual)
  • Ross Findlater, Co-Chair (Yukon Anti-Poverty Coalition)
  • Claude Gosselin, Priest (Groupe de concertation Solidarité Pauvreté)
  • Tony Hill, Director, Agriculture Branch (Government of Yukon)
  • Robert Holmes, Director, Mineral Resources, Energy, Mines and Resources (Government of Yukon)
  • Charlotte Hrenchuk, Coordinator (Yukon Status of Women Council)
  • Cate Innish, Program Coordinator (Victoria Faulkner Women's Centre)
  • Kim Lawson, Employer Liaison, Job Coach (Yukon Council on disABILITY)
  • Lesley McCullough, Director, Intergovernmental Relations (Government of Yukon)
  • Kate O'Donnell, Director (Maryhouse)
  • Judy Pakozdy, Executive Director (Fetal Alcohol Syndrome Society of Yukon (FASSY))
  • Barbara Powick, Executive Director (Kaushee's Place - Yukon Women's Transition Society)
  • Diane Reed, Director, Forestry Management Branch (Government of Yukon)
Thursday, February 14, 2008 at 9:07 AM
  • José Antonio Ardavin, Administrator, Rural Development Unit (Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development)
  • Betty Ann Bryce, Consultant, Rural Development Unit (Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development)
  • Nicola Crosta, Head of the Rural Development Unit (Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development)
  • Ilse Oehler, Economist Public Service Delivery (Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development)
  • Roberto Villarreal, Head of Division, Regional Competitiveness Governance (Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development)
Tuesday, February 12, 2008 at 7:06 PM
  • Peter Kenyon, Director (Bank of I.D.E.A.S.)
  • John Stapleton, Former Research Director, Taskforce on Modernizing Income Security for Working-Age Adults (As an individual)
Tuesday, February 5, 2008 at 7:01 PM
  • The Honourable Christian Paradis, P.C., M.P., Secretary of State (Agriculture) ()
  • The Honourable Gerry Ritz, P.C., M.P., Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food and Minister for the Canadian Wheat Board ()
Thursday, December 6, 2007 at 8:05 AM
  • Allan Douglas, Climate Change Researcher, Centre for Environmental Monitoring (As an individual)
  • Don Raymond, Director, Regulatory and Trade (Canadian Meat Council)
  • Jeff Rosgen, President (Lakeside Farm Industries - Tyson Foods)
Tuesday, December 4, 2007 at 7:11 PM
  • Terry Anne Boyles, Vice President (Association of Canadian Community)
  • Anna Sawicki, Secretary-Treasurer (Canadian Network for Innovation in Education)
Thursday, November 29, 2007 at 8:03 AM
  • Mike Dungate, General Manager (Chicken Farmers of Canada)
  • Wayne Kroeker, Vice-chair (Canadian Turkey Marketing Agency)
  • Jacques Laforge, Chair (Dairy Farmers of Canada)
  • Gyslain Loyer, Chair (Canadian Hatching Egg Producers)
  • Laurent Souligny, Chair (Canadian Egg Marketing Agency)
The present state and future of agriculture and forestry in Canada
(2007-11-20)
Tuesday, June 10, 2008 at 7:04 PM
  • The Honourable Senator Grant Mitchell, sponsor of the bill (Senate of Canada)
Thursday, May 15, 2008 at 8:07 AM
  • Abdolreza Abbassian, Economist (Commodities) (Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations)
  • Ali Gürkan, Chief, Trade and Markets Division (Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations)
Thursday, May 8, 2008 at 8:05 AM
  • Sylvain Charlebois, Associate Professor, Faculty of Business Administration, University of Regina (As an individual)
  • Guy Debailleul, Professor, Laval University (As an individual)
  • Al Loyns, President, Prairie Horizons Ltd. (As an individual)
Tuesday, May 6, 2008 at 7:07 PM
  • Denis Boudreau, Senior Manager, Agriculture, National Bank (Canadian Bankers Association)
  • Peter Brown, Director, Agriculture, Scotiabank (Canadian Bankers Association)
  • Michelle Harvey, Group Manager, Agriculture Product, Policy and Process, TD Canada Trust (Canadian Bankers Association)
  • Brian Little, National Manager, Agriculture and Agribusiness, RBC (Canadian Bankers Association)
  • David Rinneard, National Manager, Agriculture, BMO (Canadian Bankers Association)
  • Colleen Ross, Women's President (National Farmers Union)
  • Nigel Smith, Youth President (National Farmers Union)
  • Darryl Worsley, National Manager, Agriculture, CIBC (Canadian Bankers Association)
  • Marion Wrobel, Director, Market & Regulatory Developments (Canadian Bankers Association)
Thursday, May 1, 2008 at 9:09 AM
  • David MacKay, Executive Director (Canadian Association of Agri-Retailers)
Tuesday, April 29, 2008 at 7:02 PM
  • Ian Alexander, Acting Director General, Veterinary Drugs Directorate, Health Products and Food Branch (Health Canada)
  • Glyn Chancey, Acting Executive Director, Plant Products Directorate (Canadian Food Inspection Agency)
  • Paul Mayers, Acting Associate Vice-President, Programs (Canadian Food Inspection Agency)
  • Siddika Mithani, Associate Assistant Deputy Minister, Health Products and Food Branch (Health Canada)
Thursday, April 17, 2008 at 9:01 AM
  • Andrew Marsland, Assistant Deputy Minister, Strategic Policy Branch (Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada)
  • Jan Dyer, Director General, Research and Analysis (Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada)
Tuesday, April 15, 2008 at 7:04 PM
  • Ron Bonnett, Vice-President (Canadian Federation of Agriculture)
  • Leo Meyer, Director (Grain Growers of Canada)
  • Richard Phillips, Executive Director (Grain Growers of Canada)
Thursday, April 10, 2008 at 8:06 AM
  • Bill Maxwell, Chair, Board of Directors (Canadian Animal Health Institute)
  • Jean Szkotnicki, President (Canadian Animal Health Institute)
  • Paul Wideman, President of W-S Feed & Supplies Ltd and Director on the Executive Committee (Animal Nutrition Association of Canada)
Tuesday, April 8, 2008 at 7:07 PM
  • Clyde Graham, Vice-President (Canadian Fertilizer Institute)
  • Lorne Hepworth, President (CropLife Canada)
  • Roger Larson, President (Canadian Fertilizer Institute)
  • Peter MacLeod, Vice-President (CropLife Canada)
Thursday, December 13, 2007 at 8:03 AM
  • Martin Foubert, Deputy Director, Multilateral Access Division (Foreign Affairs and International Trade Canada)
  • Kendal Hembroff, Deputy Director, Bilateral Market Access Division (Foreign Affairs and International Trade Canada)
  • Daniel Lafrance, Senior-President and Chief Financial Officer (Rogers Sugar)
  • Steve Lavergne, Director, Western Hemisphere Trade Policy Division (Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada)
  • Sandra Marsden, President (Canadian Sugar Institute)
  • Frédéric Seppey, Director, Regional and Market Access Negotiations Division (Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada)
  • Bruce Webster, General Manager (Alberta Sugar Beet Growers)
Thursday, December 6, 2007 at 8:05 AM
  • Allan Douglas, Climate Change Researcher, Centre for Environmental Monitoring (As an individual)
  • Don Raymond, Director, Regulatory and Trade (Canadian Meat Council)
  • Jeff Rosgen, President (Lakeside Farm Industries - Tyson Foods)
Tuesday, November 27, 2007 at 7:02 PM
  • Bob Friesen, President (Canadian Federation of Agriculture)
  • Stephen Moffett, Chair, Canadian Pork Council Safety Net Committee (Canadian Pork Council)
  • Robert Monty, Second Vice-President (Fédération des producteurs de porcs du Québec)
  • Clare Schlegel, President (Canadian Pork Council)
Thursday, November 22, 2007 at 8:08 AM
  • Vincent Cloutier, Assistant Secretary (Fédération des producteurs de bovins du Québec)
  • Michel Dessureault, President (Fédération des producteurs de bovins du Québec)
  • Hugh Lynch-Staunton, President (Canadian Cattlemen's Association)
  • John Masswohl, Director of Government & International Relations (Canadian Cattlemen's Association)
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