Standing Senate Committee on Banking, Trade and Commerce

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-14, An Act to amend the Electricity and Gas Inspection Act and the Weights and Measures Act
(2011-02-03)
Thursday, February 17, 2011 at 10:35 AM
  • Mike Lake, M.P., Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Industry (As an Individual)
  • René Blouin, Senior Advisor (Association québécoise des indépendants du pétrole)
  • Carl Cotton, Manager, Legislative and Regulatory Affairs, Program Development Directorate, Measurement Canada (Industry Canada)
  • Serge Harnois, President of the Board (Association québécoise des indépendants du pétrole)
  • Sonia Marcotte, Chief Executive Officer (Association québécoise des indépendants du pétrole)
  • John Nunziata, Acting President (Canadian Independent Petroleum Marketers Association)
  • Sonia Roussy, Vice-President, Innovative Services Directorate, Measurement Canada (Industry Canada)
  • Gilles Vinet, Vice-President, Program Development, Measurement Canada (Industry Canada)
Authorized to undertake the 10-year statutory review of the Business Development Bank of Canada as required by the Business Development Bank of Canada Act
(2010-10-05)
Wednesday, December 8, 2010 at 4:15 PM
Thursday, December 2, 2010 at 10:40 AM
Wednesday, December 1, 2010 at 4:25 PM
Thursday, November 4, 2010 at 10:35 AM
  • Douglas Cumming, Professor in Finance and Entrepreneurship, Ontario Research Chair in Economics and Cross Cultural Studies (York University - Schulich School of Business)
  • Richard M. Rémillard, Executive Director (Canada's Venture Capital & Private Equity Association)
  • Greg Smith, President (Canada's Venture Capital & Private Equity Association)
Wednesday, November 3, 2010 at 4:20 PM
  • Stéphane Achard, Senior Vice President, Business Services (Desjardins Group)
  • Bernard Brun, Director, Government Relations (Desjardins Group)
  • Warren Everson, Senior Vice President, Policy (The Canadian Chamber of Commerce)
  • Glen Hodgson, Senior Vice-President and Chief Economist (The Conference Board of Canada)
  • Corinne Pohlmann, Vice-President of National Affairs (Canadian Federation of Independent Business)
Thursday, October 28, 2010 at 10:30 AM
  • Cheryl Ringor, Director, Compliance and Policy Directorate, Corporations Canada (Industry Canada)
  • Terry Campbell, Vice President, Policy (Canadian Bankers Association)
  • Robert Martin, Senior Policy Analyst (Credit Union Central of Canada)
  • Marc-André Pigeon, Director, Financial Sector Policy (Credit Union Central of Canada)
  • Marion Wrobel, Director, Market & Regulatory Developments (Canadian Bankers Association)
Thursday, October 21, 2010 at 10:30 AM
  • Nancy Cheng, Assistant Auditor General (Office of the Auditor General of Canada)
  • Gérald Daly, Associate (Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton)
  • Louise de Martigny, Associate (Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton)
  • Sheila Fraser, Auditor General of Canada (Office of the Auditor General of Canada)
  • Jean-Michel Laurin, Vice President, Global Business Policy (Canadian Manufacturers & Exporters)
Wednesday, October 20, 2010 at 4:20 PM
  • Jean-René Halde, President and Chief Executive Officer (Business Development Bank of Canada)
  • Brian Hayward, Board Member (Business Development Bank of Canada)
Department of Industry User Fee Proposal for Services under the Canada Not-for-Profit Corporations Act, pursuant to the User Fees Act, S.C. 2004, c. 6, sbs. 4(2)
(2010-09-27)
Thursday, October 28, 2010 at 10:30 AM
  • Cheryl Ringor, Director, Compliance and Policy Directorate, Corporations Canada (Industry Canada)
  • Terry Campbell, Vice President, Policy (Canadian Bankers Association)
  • Robert Martin, Senior Policy Analyst (Credit Union Central of Canada)
  • Marc-André Pigeon, Director, Financial Sector Policy (Credit Union Central of Canada)
  • Marion Wrobel, Director, Market & Regulatory Developments (Canadian Bankers Association)
Bill S-216, An Act to amend the Bankruptcy and Insolvency Act and the Companies’ Creditors Arrangement Act in order to protect beneficiaries of long term disability benefits plans
(2010-06-17)
Thursday, November 25, 2010 at 10:30 AM
  • Mike Bradley, Head of Products (Visa Canada)
  • Betty De Vita, President for Canada (MasterCard)
  • Nancy Fung, Vice President, Banking Operations (Canadian Bankers Association)
  • Darren Hannah, Director, Banking Operations (Canadian Bankers Association)
  • Don Lebeuf, Vice-President of Strategic Program Management and Business Planning (MasterCard)
  • Tim Wilson, Head of Visa Canada (Visa Canada)
Thursday, November 18, 2010 at 10:30 AM
  • Jeremy Bell, Chief Actuary, Chief Investment Officer, Actuarial Services (HealthCare Benefit Trust)
  • Peter Burns (As an individual)
  • Jim Derkson, Consultant (Council of Canadians with Disabilities)
  • Susan Kennedy, Court-appointed Representative (Nortel Disabled Employees not represented by CAW Canada)
  • Josée Marin (As an individual)
  • James Pierlot, Pension Lawyer and Consultant (As an individual)
  • Frank Swedlove, President (Canadian Life and Health Insurance Association)
  • Diane A. Urquhart, Independent Financial Analyst (As an individual)
Wednesday, November 17, 2010 at 4:20 PM
  • The Honourable Senator Art Eggleton, sponsor of the bill (As an Individual)
  • John P. Farrell, Executive Director (Federally Regulated Employers - Transportation and Communication /FETCO)
  • Bill Kennedy, Vice President, Special Loans (Canadian Bankers Association)
  • Bill Randle, Assistant General Counsel & Foreign Bank Secretary (Canadian Bankers Association)
  • Patrick Shea, Lawyer (As an individual)
Bill S-214, An Act to amend the Bankruptcy and Insolvency Act and other Acts (unfunded pension plan liabilities)
(2010-06-10)
Bill S-206, An Act to establish gender parity on the board of directors of certain corporations, financial institutions and parent Crown corporations
(2010-05-13)
Thursday, February 3, 2011 at 10:38 AM
  • Judy Cotte, General Counsel and Director of Policy Development (Canadian Coalition for Good Governance)
Wednesday, February 2, 2011 at 4:20 PM
  • Louise Champoux-Paillé, Administrator (Mouvement d'éducation et de défense des actionnaires (MÉDAC))
  • Justine Lacoste, Lawyer (Réseau des femmes d'affaires du Québec)
  • Irene Pfeiffer, Strategic Consultant (The Mustard Seed)
  • Ruth Vachon, President and Chief Executive Officer (Réseau des femmes d'affaires du Québec)
Thursday, December 9, 2010 at 10:30 AM
  • Deborah Gillis, Vice-President (Catalyst Canada Inc.)
  • Richard Leblanc, Associate Professor, Law, Governance and Ethics, York University (As an individual)
  • Nancy Peckford, Executive Director (Equal Voice)
  • Poonam Puri, Associate professor of Law, Osgoode Hall Law School and Co-Director of the Hennick Centre for Business and Law, York University (As an individual)
  • Liv Monica B. Stubholt, Chief Executive Officer and member of the board of Directors (Aker Clean Carbon)
  • Marie-Soleil Tremblay, Professor, École nationale d'administration publique (ENAP) (As an individual)
Wednesday, June 16, 2010 at 4:22 PM
  • The Honourable Senator Céline Hervieux-Payette, P.C., Sponsor of the Bill ()
  • The Honourable Senator Pierrette Ringuette, Sponsor of the Bill ()
Bill S-202, An Act to amend the Canadian Payments Act (debit card payment systems)
(2010-04-20)
Bill S-3, An Act to implement conventions and protocols concluded between Canada and Colombia, Greece and Turkey for the avoidance of double taxation and the prevention of fiscal evasion with respect to taxes on income
(2010-03-31)
Thursday, April 29, 2010 at 10:30 AM
  • Mark J. Carney, Governor (Bank of Canada)
Wednesday, April 28, 2010 at 4:20 PM
  • Parry Athenaios, Expert Advisor, Tax Treaties, Tax Legislation Division, Tax Policy Branch (Department of Finance Canada)
  • Alain Castonguay, Senior Chief, Tax Treaties, Tax Legislation Division, Tax Policy Branch (Department of Finance Canada)
  • Tim Wach, Director, Legislative Development and Chief Legislative Counsel, Tax Policy Branch (Department of Finance Canada)
Bill S-201, An Act to amend the Office of the Superintendent of Financial Institutions Act (credit and debit cards)
(2010-03-30)
Thursday, March 3, 2011 at 10:35 AM
  • Carlos Arango, Principal Researcher, Currency Department (Bank of Canada)
  • Charles Spencer, Director, Business Knowledge and International Relations, Currency Department (Bank of Canada)
Wednesday, March 2, 2011 at 4:22 PM
  • Jim Baumgartner, President and Chief Executive Officer (Moneris Solutions)
  • Jordan Cohen, President (Global Payments Canada GP)
  • Fern Glowinsky, Senior Vice-President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary (Moneris Solutions)
  • Sam Jawad, President (Chase Paymentech Solutions)
  • Jeff van Duynhoven, President (TD Merchant Services)
Thursday, February 10, 2011 at 10:30 AM
  • Bernard Brun, Director, Government Relations (Desjardins Group)
  • Patrice Dagenais, Director, Payment Services and Business Partnerships, Vice-President Desjardins Cards Services (Desjardins Group)
  • Mark O'Connell, President and Chief Executive Officer (Interac Association)
Wednesday, February 9, 2011 at 4:28 PM
  • Richard Bilodeau, Acting Assistant Deputy Commissioner - Civil Matters Branch Division B (Competition Bureau)
  • Richard Florizone, Vice-President Finance (University of Saskatchewan)
  • Ken Hughes, Deputy Treasurer Corporate Revenue and President of the Association of Municipal Tax Collectors of Ontario (City of Ottawa and Association of Municipal Tax Collectors of Ontario)
  • Marion Van Impe, Director, Student Accounts and Treasury (University of Saskatchewan)
Thursday, November 25, 2010 at 10:30 AM
  • Mike Bradley, Head of Products (Visa Canada)
  • Betty De Vita, President for Canada (MasterCard)
  • Nancy Fung, Vice President, Banking Operations (Canadian Bankers Association)
  • Darren Hannah, Director, Banking Operations (Canadian Bankers Association)
  • Don Lebeuf, Vice-President of Strategic Program Management and Business Planning (MasterCard)
  • Tim Wilson, Head of Visa Canada (Visa Canada)
Wednesday, November 24, 2010 at 4:15 PM
  • Pierre-Alexandre Blouin, Director, Public Affairs, Association des détaillants en alimentation du Québec (Coalition québécoise des marchands contre l'augmentation des hausses des frais de transaction sur les cartes de crédit et de débit)
  • Danielle Chayer, Vice-President and General Director, Association des hôteliers du Québec (Coalition québécoise des marchands contre l'augmentation des hausses des frais de transaction sur les cartes de crédit et de débit)
  • David Collins, Vice-President of Wilson Fuels and CIPMA Board Member (Canadian Independent Petroleum Marketers Association)
  • Patty Evanoff, Senior Director, Legislation and Approvals Division (Office of the Superintendent of Financial Institutions Canada)
  • Diane Lafleur, General Director, Financial Sector Policy Branch (Department of Finance)
  • Terrance Oakey, Vice-President, Federal Government Relations (Retail Council of Canada)
  • John Rossi, Director, Compliance and Enforcement Branch (Financial Consumer Agency of Canada)
  • David Wilkes, Senior Vice-President, Trade and Business Development (Canadian Council of Grocery Distributors)
Wednesday, June 16, 2010 at 4:22 PM
  • The Honourable Senator Céline Hervieux-Payette, P.C., Sponsor of the Bill ()
  • The Honourable Senator Pierrette Ringuette, Sponsor of the Bill ()
Study on the extent to which Canadians are saving in Tax-Free Savings Accounts and registered retirement savings plans
(2010-03-24)
Thursday, October 7, 2010 at 10:35 AM
Wednesday, September 29, 2010 at 4:15 PM
Wednesday, June 23, 2010 at 10:00 AM
Thursday, June 17, 2010 at 10:45 AM
Thursday, June 3, 2010 at 11:05 AM
Wednesday, June 2, 2010 at 4:20 PM
Wednesday, May 12, 2010 at 4:15 PM
  • Joanne De Laurentiis, President and Chief Executive Officer (The Investment Funds Institute of Canada)
  • Charles Guay, President and Chief Executive Officer (National Bank Securities Inc.)
  • Gaetan Ruest, Director, Strategic Investment Planning (Investors Group Inc.)
  • Murray Taylor, President and Chief Executive Officer (Investors Group Inc.)
Thursday, May 6, 2010 at 10:35 AM
Wednesday, May 5, 2010 at 4:15 PM
Thursday, April 22, 2010 at 10:30 AM
  • Leo Kolivakis, Independent Pension Analyst (As an individual)
  • Kevin Milligan, Assistant Professor of Economics, University of British Columbia (As an individual)
  • James Pierlot, Pension Lawyer and Consultant (As an individual)
  • Richard Shillington, Potential Value of Tax Free Savings Accounts (Informetrica Limited)
Wednesday, April 21, 2010 at 4:28 PM
  • David Dodge, Senior Advisor for Bennett Jones LLP, Chancellor of Queen's University (As an individual)
  • Gordon Pape, Publisher, The Income Investor, Mutual Funds/ETFs Update, The Canada Report, and the Internet Wealth Builder (As an individual)
Thursday, April 15, 2010 at 10:30 AM
  • Keith Ambachtsheer, Director (The Rotman International Centre for Pension Management)
  • Jamie Golombek, Managing Director, Tax and Estate Planning (CIBC Private Wealth Management)
  • Frank Laferriere, Chief Operating Officer, Manulife Securities Insurance Inc. (As an Individual)
  • Rick Rausch, Senior Vice President, Individual Retirement and Investment Services, Great-West Life Assurance Company ()
  • Kevin Strain, Senior Vice President, Individual Insurance and Investment, Sun Life Financial (As an Individual)
  • Frank Swedlove, President (Canadian Life and Health Insurance Association)
Wednesday, April 14, 2010 at 4:20 PM
  • Doug Andrews, Fellow of the Canadian Institute of Actuaries and a Chartered Financial Analyst (As an individual)
  • Tina Di Vito, Director, Retirement Strategies (BMO Financial Group)
  • Andrew Dunn, Managing Partner, Tax (Deloitte)
  • Malcolm Hamilton, Senior Partner (Mercer)
Wednesday, March 31, 2010 at 4:15 PM
  • Alexandre Laurin, Senior Policy Analyst (C.D. Howe Institute)
  • Baxter Williams, Director, Personal Income Tax Division, Tax Policy Branch (Department of Finance Canada)
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