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Studies & Bills

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Bill C-67, An Act to amend the Bank Act, the Winding-up and Restructuring Act and other Acts relating to financial institutions and to make consequential amendments to other Acts
(1999-06-03)
Thursday, June 10, 1999 at 11:00 AM
  • The Honourable Marcel Massé, P.C., M.P., President of the Treasury Board (As an Individual)
  • The Honourable Jim Peterson, P.C., M.P., Secretary of State (As an Individual)
  • Joan Arnold, Director, Pension Legislation Development (Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat)
  • Mr. Paul Berg-Dick, Director, Business Income Tax Division (From the Department of Finance)
  • Ms. Sharon G. Hamilton, Assistant Secretary, Pensions Division (From the Treasury Board of Canada)
  • Mr. Alain Jolicoeur, Chief Human Resources Officer, Secretariat, Human Resources Branch (From the Treasury Board of Canada)
  • Charles Seeto, Director, Financial Sector Division (From Department of Finance:)
  • Mr. John R. Thompson, Deputy Superintendent, Regulation Sector (Office of the Superintendent of Financial Institutions)
  • Mr. David Tobin, General Director, Financial Sector Policy Branch (From the Department of Finance)
Bill C-78, An Act to establish the Public Sector Pension Investment Board, to amend the Public Service Superannuation Act, the Canadian Forces Superannuation Act, the Royal Canadian Mounted Police Superannuation Act, the Defence Services Pension Continuation Act, the Royal Canadian Mounted Police Pension Continuation Act the Members of Parliamentary Retiring Allowances Act and the Canada Post Corporation Act and to make a consequential amendment to another Act
(1999-06-03)
Tuesday, August 24, 1999 at 9:00 AM
  • Mr. Daryl Bean, President (From the Public Service Alliance of Canada)
  • Ms. Fiona Campbell, Legal Advisor (From the Armed Forces Pensioners' / Annuitants' Association of Canada)
  • Mr. Dale Clark, National President (From the Canadian Union of Postal Workers)
  • Mr. Gaetan Delisle, President (From the RCMP Association)
  • Mr. John Fitzpatrick (As an individual)
  • Rex G. Guy, National President (Federal Superannuates National Association)
  • Mr. E.W. Halayko, National Chairman (From the Armed Forces Pensioners' / Annuitants' Association of Canada)
  • Mr. Steve Hindle, President Sally Diehl, Research Officer (From the Professional Institute of the Public Service of Canada)
  • Mr. Kevin MacDougall (From the Divisional Staff Relations Committee, RCMP)
  • Mr. Bruce Morrisson (From the Divisional Staff Relations Committee, RCMP)
  • Mr. Keith Patterson, Deputy Executive Director (From the Federal Superannuates National Association)
  • Mrs. Helen Rapp, Vice-Chairman (Military Widows) (From the Armed Forces Pensioners' / Annuitants' Association of Canada)
  • Mr. Jean-Guy Soulière, Executive Director (From the Federal Superannuates National Association)
Monday, August 23, 1999 at 5:00 PM
  • The Honourable Lucienne Robillard, P.C., M.P., President of the Treasury Board (The Honourable Lucienne Robillard, P.C., M.P., President of the Treasury Board of Canada)
  • Mr. Sheldon Bell, Senior Vice- President and Chief Financial Officer (From Canada Post)
  • Mr. Peter Harder, Secretary of the Treasury Board & Comptroller General of Canada (From the Treasury Board of Canada)
  • Mr. Ross Hornby, Senior General Counsel (From the Treasury Board of Canada)
  • Mr. Bryce Peacock, Director, Financial Analysis, Pensions Division (From the Treasury Board of Canada)
  • Mr. Patrick Tardif, Corporate Manager (From Canada Post)
Tuesday, June 15, 1999 at 9:30 AM
Thursday, June 10, 1999 at 11:00 AM
  • The Honourable Marcel Massé, P.C., M.P., President of the Treasury Board (As an Individual)
  • The Honourable Jim Peterson, P.C., M.P., Secretary of State (As an Individual)
  • Joan Arnold, Director, Pension Legislation Development (Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat)
  • Mr. Paul Berg-Dick, Director, Business Income Tax Division (From the Department of Finance)
  • Ms. Sharon G. Hamilton, Assistant Secretary, Pensions Division (From the Treasury Board of Canada)
  • Mr. Alain Jolicoeur, Chief Human Resources Officer, Secretariat, Human Resources Branch (From the Treasury Board of Canada)
  • Charles Seeto, Director, Financial Sector Division (From Department of Finance:)
  • Mr. John R. Thompson, Deputy Superintendent, Regulation Sector (Office of the Superintendent of Financial Institutions)
  • Mr. David Tobin, General Director, Financial Sector Policy Branch (From the Department of Finance)
Tuesday, June 8, 1999 at 9:30 AM
  • Mr. Keith Ambaschtsheer, President (From Keith P. Ambaschtsheer & Associates Inc.:)
  • Joan Arnold, Director, Pension Legislation Development (Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat)
  • Ms. Sharon G. Hamilton, Assistant Secretary, Pensions Division (From the Treasury Board of Canada)
  • Mr. Bryce Peacock, Director, Financial Analysis, Pensions Division (From the Treasury Board of Canada)
Bill C-72, An Act to amend the Income Tax Act, to implement measures that are consequential on changes to the Canada-U.S. Tax Convention (1980) and to amend the Income Tax Conventions Interpretation Act, the Old Age Security Act, the War Veterans Allowance Act and certain Acts related to the Income Tax Act
(1999-05-13)
Monday, May 31, 1999 at 4:00 PM
  • Mr. Leonard L. Farber, General Director, Legislation, Tax Policy Branch (From the Department of Finance:)
  • Dr. Munir Sheikh, Assistant Deputy Minister, Tax Policy Branch (From the Department of Finance)
Bill S-18, An Act respecting the Alliance of Manufacturers & Exporters Canada
(1999-04-20)
Wednesday, April 28, 1999 at 2:00 PM
  • Ms. Michele Ballagh (From the Alliance of Manufacturers & Exporters Canada)
  • Mr. Gary Graham, Past President (From the Alliance of Manufacturers & Exporters of Canada)
  • Mr. David Latner, Counsel (From XDL Capital)
  • Mr. Paul Nykanen, Acting President (From the Alliance of Manufacturers & Exporters Canada)
  • Mr. Gordon Sharwood, Chairman (From Sharwood and Company)
Bill S-25, An Act respecting the Certified General Accountants Association of Canada
(1999-03-23)
Thursday, April 15, 1999 at 11:00 AM
  • Mark Audcent, Law Clerk and Parliamentary Counsel (From the Senate of Canada:)
  • Mr. Marc Boudreau, Vice-President, Public and Government Relations (From the Certified General Accountants Association of Canada)
  • Mr. Simon Chester, Legal Counsel (From the Canadian Institute of Chartered Accountants:)
  • Mr. Guy Legault, President (From the Certified General Accountants' Association of Canada)
  • Ms. Shirley Reilly, Chairman (From the Certified General Accountants' Association of Canada)
  • Ms. Donna Robertson, Robertson & Company (From the Certified General Accountants' Association of Canada)
  • Mr. Peter Wilkinson, Director, Government Affairs (From the Canadian Institute of Chartered Accountants)
Consideration of the question and message from the House of Commons regarding Senate amendments to Bill C-20, An Act to amend the Competition Act and to make consequential and related amendments to other Acts
(1999-02-11)
Tuesday, February 16, 1999 at 9:00 AM
  • The Honourable John Manley, P.C., M.P., Minister of Industry (The Honourable John Manley, P.C., M.P., Minister of Foreign Affairs)
  • Mr. Claude Gingras, Special Advisor, Financial Sector Division (From the Department of Finance)
  • Mr. Michael Hale, Director, Actuarial (From the Office of the Superintendent of Financial Institutions)
  • Louis Lévesque, Director General, Tax Policy Branch (From the Department of Finance:)
  • Mr. Gilbert Ménard, Senior Chief, Financial Institutions Section, Business Income Tax Division (From the Department of Finance)
  • Mr. Don Mercer, Head, Amendments Unit, Competition Bureau (From the Department of Industry Canada)
  • Charles Seeto, Director, Financial Sector Division (From Department of Finance:)
  • Mr. David Tobin, General Director, Financial Sector Policy Branch (From the Department of Finance)
  • Mr. Konrad von Finckenstein, Director of Investigation and Research, Competition Bureau (From the Department of Industry Canada)
  • Doug Wyatt, General Counsel, General Legal Services (Department of Finance)
Bill C-59, An Act to amend the Insurance Companies Act
(1999-02-04)
Tuesday, February 16, 1999 at 9:00 AM
  • The Honourable John Manley, P.C., M.P., Minister of Industry (The Honourable John Manley, P.C., M.P., Minister of Foreign Affairs)
  • Mr. Claude Gingras, Special Advisor, Financial Sector Division (From the Department of Finance)
  • Mr. Michael Hale, Director, Actuarial (From the Office of the Superintendent of Financial Institutions)
  • Louis Lévesque, Director General, Tax Policy Branch (From the Department of Finance:)
  • Mr. Gilbert Ménard, Senior Chief, Financial Institutions Section, Business Income Tax Division (From the Department of Finance)
  • Mr. Don Mercer, Head, Amendments Unit, Competition Bureau (From the Department of Industry Canada)
  • Charles Seeto, Director, Financial Sector Division (From Department of Finance:)
  • Mr. David Tobin, General Director, Financial Sector Policy Branch (From the Department of Finance)
  • Mr. Konrad von Finckenstein, Director of Investigation and Research, Competition Bureau (From the Department of Industry Canada)
  • Doug Wyatt, General Counsel, General Legal Services (Department of Finance)
Thursday, February 11, 1999 at 11:00 AM
  • Mark Audcent, Law Clerk and Parliamentary Counsel (From the Senate of Canada:)
  • Mr. Claude Gingras, Special Advisor, Financial Sector Division (From the Department of Finance)
  • Mr. Michael Hale, Director, Actuarial (From the Office of the Superintendent of Financial Institutions)
  • Ms. Anne Holmes, Founding Chair (From Canadian Life Insurance Policy Holders Association)
  • Mr. Charles Lajoie, Analyst, Action réseau consommateurs (From Action réseau consommateurs and the Regroupement des consommateurs d'assurance)
  • Mr. Gilbert Ménard, Senior Chief, Financial Institutions Section, Business Income Tax Division (From the Department of Finance)
  • Mr. Bill Podmore, President (From Insurance Consumer's Group)
  • Charles Seeto, Director, Financial Sector Division (From Department of Finance:)
  • Mr. Joel Vale (From the Canadian Life Insurance Policy Holders Association)
Tuesday, February 9, 1999 at 9:30 AM
  • The Honourable Jim Peterson, P.C., M.P., Secretary of State (As an Individual)
  • Mr. Robert Astley, Chief Executive Officer (From The Murtual Group)
  • Rhoda Attwood, General Counsel, General Legal Services (From the Department of Finance:)
  • Mr. Dominic D'Alessandro, President and Chief Executive Officer (From Manulife)
  • Mr. Claude Gingras, Special Advisor, Financial Sector Division (From the Department of Finance)
  • Mr. Gilbert Ménard, Senior Chief, Financial Institutions Section, Business Income Tax Division (From the Department of Finance)
  • Mr. David A. Nield, Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer (From The Canada Life Assurance Company:)
  • Charles Seeto, Director, Financial Sector Division (From Department of Finance:)
  • Mr. Don Stewart, President and Chief Executive Officer (From the Sun Life Assurance Company Canada:)
  • Mr. John R. Thompson, Deputy Superintendent, Regulation Sector (From the Office of the Superintendent of Financial Institutions)
  • Mr. David Tobin, General Director, Financial Sector Policy Branch (From the Department of Finance)
Bill C-53, An Act to increase the availability of financing for the establishment, expansion, modernization and improvement of small businesses
(1998-12-02)
Tuesday, December 8, 1998 at 9:30 AM
  • Mr. Serge Croteau, Director General, Programs and Services Branch (From the Department of Industry Canada)
  • Mr. Robert Dunlop, Director General, Entrepreneurship and Small Business Office (From the Department of Industry Canada)
  • Ms. Lenore Scanlon, Lawyer, Commercial Law (From the Department of Industry Canada)
  • Mr. Andrei Sulzenko, Assistant Deputy Minister, Industry and Science Policy (From the Department of Industry Canada)
  • Mr. Peter Webber, Team Leader, Small Business Financing (From the Department of Industry Canada)
Bill C-20, An Act to amend the Competition Act and to make consequential and related amendments to other Acts
(1998-11-17)
Thursday, December 3, 1998 at 11:00 AM
  • Mr. François Côté, General Counsel and Director, Legal Services (From the Department of Industry Canada)
  • Mrs. Nicole Ladouceur, Acting Deputy Director of Investigation and Research, Fair Business Practices Branch, Competition Bureau (From the Department of Industry Canada)
  • Mr. Robert Lancop, Assistant Deputy Director of Investigation and Research Mergers Branch, Competition Bureau (From the Department of Industry Canada)
  • Mr. Don Mercer, Head, Amendments Unit, Competition Bureau (From the Department of Industry Canada)
  • Mr. Konrad von Finckenstein, Director of Investigation and Research, Competition Bureau (From the Department of Industry Canada)
Thursday, November 26, 1998 at 11:00 AM
  • Ms. Mary Eady, Ottawa Representative (From the Congress of Union Retirees)
  • Tim Kennish, Executive Member of the National Competition Law Section. (Canadian Bar Association:)
  • Mr. John Kohos (From Normark Business Communications)
  • Mr. Warren Stellman (From Normark Business Communications)
  • Ms. Tamra L. Thomson, Director, Legislation and Law Reform (From the Canadian Bar Association:)
  • Mr. Larry Wagg, Vice-President (From the Congress of Union Retirees)
  • Mr. Jacob Ziegel, Professor Emeritus (From the University of Toronto)
Tuesday, November 24, 1998 at 9:30 AM
  • Mr. François Côté, General Counsel and Director, Legal Services (From the Department of Industry Canada)
  • Mr. John Gustavson, President and Chief Executive Officer (Canadian Marketing Association)
  • Mrs. Nicole Ladouceur, Acting Deputy Director of Investigation and Research, Fair Business Practices Branch, Competition Bureau (From the Department of Industry Canada)
  • Mr. Robert Lancop, Assistant Deputy Director of Investigation and Research Mergers Branch, Competition Bureau (From the Department of Industry Canada)
  • Mr. Don Mercer, Head, Amendments Unit, Competition Bureau (From the Department of Industry Canada)
  • Mr. Norm Stewart, Vice-President and General Counsel (From Ford Motors)
  • Mr. Konrad von Finckenstein, Director of Investigation and Research, Competition Bureau (From the Department of Industry Canada)
  • Mr. Peter Woolford, Retail Council of Canada (From the Retail Council of Canada)
Bill C-47, An Act to amend the Parliament of Canada Act, the Members of Parliament Retiring Allowances Act and the Salaries Act
(1998-06-16)
Wednesday, June 17, 1998 at 12:00 PM
  • The Honourable Don Boudria, P.C., M.P., Minister of State and Leader of the Government (House of Commons)
  • Ms. Joan M. Arnold, Acting Director, Pension Legislation Development Group, Pensions Division (From the Treasury Board of Canada, Secretariat)
  • Ms. Marion Saunderson, Manager, Financing and Funding Policies, Financial Analysis Group, Pensions Division (From the Treasury Board of Canada, Secretariat)
  • Mr. Jean Sintrat (From the Office of the Minister of State and Leader of the Government in the House of Commons)
  • Mr. Ron Wall (Privy Council Office)
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