Standing Senate Committee on Banking, Trade and Commerce

Studies & Bills

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Studies & Bills Date Referred Session  note  note
Subject matter of those elements contained in Divisions 14 and 19 of Part 3 of Bill C-59, An Act to implement certain provisions of the budget tabled in Parliament on April 21, 2015 and other measures
(2015-05-14)
Wednesday, June 3, 2015 at 3:15 PM
Wednesday, May 27, 2015 at 4:17 PM
  • Darren Hannah, Acting Vice President, Finance, Risk, and Prudential Policy (Canadian Bankers Association)
  • Bill Randle, Deputy General Counsel (Canadian Bankers Association)
  • Frank Zinatelli, Vice President and General Counsel (Canadian Life and Health Insurance Association)
Tuesday, May 26, 2015 at 4:16 PM
  • Marianna Ferraro, Lawyer, Legal Branch - Montreal, Autorités des marchés financiers (Canadian Securities Administrators)
  • Jean-François Fortin, Executive Director, Enforcement Branch, Autorités des marchés financiers (Canadian Securities Administrators)
  • Heather Kay, Senior Economist, Financial Systems Division, Financial Sector Policy Branch (Department of Finance Canada)
  • Dan Lambert, Manager, Financial Analysis and Disclosures (Financial Transactions and Reports Analysis Centre of Canada)
  • Lisa Pezzack, Director, Financial Systems Division, Financial Sector Policy Branch (Department of Finance Canada)
Bill C-8, An Act to amend the Copyright Act and the Trade-marks Act and to make consequential amendments to other Acts
(2014-11-19)
Thursday, December 4, 2014 at 10:32 AM
Wednesday, December 3, 2014 at 4:17 PM
  • Philippe Bensimon, Criminologist (As an Individual)
  • Georgina Danzig, Chair, Counterfeiting and Trade Offenses Committee, Intellectual Property Section (Canadian Bar Association)
  • Ryan Evans, Vice-Chair, Anti-Counterfeiting Committee (Intellectual Property Institute of Canada)
  • David Lipkus, Chair, Canada Subcommittee of the Anti-counterfeiting Committee (International Trademark Association)
  • Scott Smith, Director, Intellectual Property and Innovation Policy, Canadian Chamber of Commerce (Canadian Intellectual Property Council)
  • Kevin Spreekmeester, Chief Marketing Officer (Canada Goose)
  • Carla Ventin, Vice President, Federal Government Affairs (Food & Consumer Products of Canada)
Thursday, November 27, 2014 at 10:30 AM
  • The Honourable James Moore, P.C., M.P., Minister of Industry (Industry Canada)
  • Jean Cormier, Superintendent, Director, Federal Coordination Centres (Royal Canadian Mounted Police)
  • Paul Halucha, Director General, Strategic Policy Branch (Industry Canada)
  • Peter Hill, Associate Vice-President, Programs Branch (Canada Border Services Agency)
  • Megan Imrie, Director General, Commercial Program Directorate, Programs Branch (Canada Border Services Agency)
  • John Knubley, Deputy Minister (Industry Canada)
  • Michael Ryan, Senior Analyst, Copyright and Trade-mark Policy Directorate (Industry Canada)
Wednesday, November 26, 2014 at 5:08 PM
The subject matter of those elements contained in Divisions 9, 12, 18, 22, 26, and 27 of Part 4 of Bill C-43, A second Act to implement certain provisions of the budget tabled in Parliament on February 11, 2014 and other measures
(2014-10-30)
Wednesday, November 26, 2014 at 5:08 PM
Thursday, November 20, 2014 at 10:30 AM
  • Jenifer Aitken, Director General, Investment Review Sector (Industry Canada)
  • Sophie Amberg, Senior Project Leader (Department of Finance Canada)
  • Noah Arshinoff, Staff Lawyer, Law Reform (Canadian Bar Association)
  • Mathieu Belleville, Assistant Vice President, Legal Affairs (Business Development Bank of Canada)
  • Michel Bergeron, Senior Vice President, Marketing and Public Affairs (Business Development Bank of Canada)
  • Glenn Campbell, Director, Financial Institutions Division, Financial Sector Policy Branch (Department of Finance Canada)
  • Cristobal (Chris) Dobrzanski, Chief Economist (Vancity Credit Union)
  • Martha Durdin, President and CEO (Credit Union Central of Canada)
  • Paul Halucha, Director General, Strategic Policy Branch (Industry Canada)
  • Doug Kreviazuk, Vice President, Next Generation Clearing and Settlement (Canadian Payments Association)
  • Michael Leonard, President and CEO (Atlantic Central)
  • Geoffroi Montpetit, Director, Public Affairs (Canadian Payments Association)
  • Ron Morrow, Chief, Financial Stability (Rotman School of Management)
  • Erin O'Brien, Chief, Financial Sector Policy Branch (Department of Finance Canada)
  • Lisa Pezzack, Director, Financial Sector, Financial Sector Policy Branch (Department of Finance Canada)
  • Marc-André Pigeon, Director, Financial Sector Policy (Credit Union Central of Canada)
  • Eleanor Ryan, Senior Chief, Financial Institutions Division, Financial Sector Policy Branch (Department of Finance Canada)
  • Robert Turnbull, Special Counsel, Financial System (Rotman School of Management)
  • Omar Wakil, Chair of the Foreign Investment Review Committee, Competition Law Section (Canadian Bar Association)
  • Deborah Wilson, Senior Legal Counsel (Canadian Payments Association)
Wednesday, November 19, 2014 at 4:50 PM
  • The Honourable Joe Oliver, P.C., M.P., Minister of Finance (As an Individual)
  • Brian Ernewein, General Director, Tax Policy Branch (Department of Finance Canada)
  • Paul Rochon, Deputy Minister (Department of Finance Canada)
  • Rob Stewart, Assistant Deputy Minister, Financial Sector Policy Branch (Department of Finance Canada)
Bill S-1001, An Act to amend the Eastern Synod of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Canada Act
(2014-09-30)
Thursday, November 6, 2014 at 10:30 AM
  • John J. Kendall, Solicitor (Eastern Synod of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Canada)
Bill S-217, An Act to modernize the composition of the boards of directors of certain corporations, financial institutions and parent Crown corporations, and in particular to ensure the balanced representation of women and men on those boards
(2014-06-19)
Bill S-210, An Act to amend the Criminal Code (criminal interest rate)
(2014-05-29)
Wednesday, May 13, 2015 at 4:18 PM
  • Randy Hatfield, Executive Director (Saint John Human Development Council)
  • Kelley McKeating, FSA, FCIA (Canadian Institute of Actuaries)
Wednesday, May 6, 2015 at 4:16 PM
  • Jennifer Babe, Partner, Miller Thomson LLP (Uniform Law Conference of Canada)
  • Michael Bradfield, Professor of Economics (retired), Dalhousie University (As an Individual)
  • Dominique Gervais, Department Head, Legal and Budget Department (Option consommateurs)
  • Ian Lee, Assistant Professor, Sprott School of Business, Carleton University (As an Individual)
Thursday, April 23, 2015 at 10:31 AM
  • The Honourable Senator Pierrette Ringuette, sponsor of the bill (As an Individual)
Subject matter of those elements contained in Parts 2, 3 and 4 and Divisions 2, 3, 4, 8, 13, 14, 19, 22, 24 and 25 of Part 6 of Bill C-31, An Act to implement certain provisions of the budget tabled in Parliament on February 11, 2014 and other measures
(2014-04-09)
Wednesday, May 28, 2014 at 4:15 PM
Thursday, May 15, 2014 at 10:30 AM
  • Manuel Arango, Director, Health Policy (Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada)
  • Paul Barnes, Manager, Atlantic Canada and Arctic (Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers)
  • Bob Bleaney, Vice President, Ottawa and Eastern/Atlantic Canada (Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers)
  • Rob Cunningham, Senior Policy Analyst (Canadian Cancer Society)
  • Dr. Chris Milburn, Member of the Committee on Health Care and Promotion (Canadian Medical Association)
  • Jill Skinner, Associate Director, Public Health (Canadian Medical Association)
Wednesday, May 14, 2014 at 4:15 PM
  • Karen Gavan, President and CEO (Economical Insurance)
  • Normand Lafrenière, President (Canadian Association of Mutual Insurance Companies)
  • Frank Lowery, Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary (The Co-operators)
  • Marina Mandal, Senior Legal Counsel (Canadian Bankers Association)
  • Steve Masnyk, Manager, Public Affairs (Insurance Brokers Association of Canada)
  • Kenneth Thorlakson, Vice-President and Associate General Counsel, Scotia Bank (Canadian Bankers Association)
Thursday, May 8, 2014 at 10:30 AM
  • Dan Bereskin, Partner (Bereskin & Parr, Intellectual Property Law)
  • Darlene Carreau, Chairperson, Trade-marks Opposition Board (Industry Canada)
  • Paul Halucha, Director General, Marketplace Framework Policy Branch (Industry Canada)
  • Anne-Marie Monteith, Director, Copyright and Trade-mark Policy Directorate (Industry Canada)
  • Coleen Morrison, Vice President (International Federation of Intellectual Property Attorneys)
  • Scott Smith, Director, Intellectual Property and Innovation Policy (Canadian Chamber of Commerce)
  • Robert Storey, President, Membership Commission (International Federation of Intellectual Property Attorneys)
  • Philip Turi, General Counsel and Director, Global Business Services (Canadian Manufacturers and Exporters)
Wednesday, May 7, 2014 at 4:17 PM
  • Darlene Boileau, Deputy Director, Strategic Policy and Public Affairs (Financial Transactions and Reports Analysis Centre of Canada)
  • Colette Cibula, Director, Recourse Program Management, Recourse Directorate (Canada Border Services Agency)
  • Rachel Grasham, Chief, Financial Sector Division (Department of Finance Canada)
  • Steve Masnyk, Manager, Public Affairs (Insurance Brokers Association of Canada)
  • Matthew McGuire, Chair, Anti-Money Laundering Committee (Chartered Professional Accountants of Canada)
  • David Murchison, Director, Financial Sector (Department of Finance Canada)
  • Garry Robertson, CFE, National Director, Investigative Services (Insurance Bureau of Canada)
  • Frank Zinatelli, Vice President and General Counsel (Canadian Life and Health Insurance Association)
Thursday, May 1, 2014 at 10:30 AM
  • The Honourable Joe Oliver, P.C., M.P., Minister of Finance (As an Individual)
  • Dean Beyea, Director, International Trade Policy (Department of Finance Canada)
  • Colin Bird, Director, Softwood Lumber Divisions (Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development Canada)
  • Tammy Branch, General Director (Canada Border Services Agency)
  • Gervais Coulombe, Chief, Excise Policy, Sales Tax Division (Department of Finance Canada)
  • Brian Ernewein, General Director, Tax Policy Branch (Department of Finance Canada)
  • Michèle Govier, Chief, Trade Remedies and General Trade Relations (Department of Finance Canada)
  • Toni Gravelle, General Director, Financial Sector Policy Branch (Department of Finance Canada)
  • Patrick Halley, Chief, Trade and Tariff Policy (Department of Finance Canada)
  • Michèle Legault, Senior Project Leader, Financial Institutions Division (Department of Finance Canada)
  • Mark Maltais, Director, Treasury and Investment Management (Canada Deposit Insurance Corporation)
  • Brian McCauley, Assistant Commissioner, Legislative Policy and Regulatory Affairs Branch (Canada Revenue Agency)
  • Suzy McDonald, Director General, Workplace Hazardous Materials Directorate (Health Canada)
  • Pierre Mercille, Senior Legislative Chief, GST Legislation (Department of Finance Canada)
  • John Morales, Legal Counsel, Legal Services Unit (Health Canada)
  • David Smith, Senior Chief, Capital Markets Policy (Department of Finance Canada)
  • Rob Turnbull, Special Counsel, Financial System (Bank of Canada)
  • Jason Wood, Director, Policy and Program Development, Workplace Hazardous Materials Directorate (Health Canada)
  • Kevin Wright, Chief, Financial Markets Division (Department of Finance Canada)
  • James Wu, Chief, Financial Institutions Analysis (Department of Finance Canada)
Bill S-202, An Act to amend the Payment Card Networks Act (credit card acceptance fees)
(2014-03-25)
Thursday, April 2, 2015 at 10:31 AM
Thursday, October 30, 2014 at 10:30 AM
  • John Bragg, Vice President, Global Government and Regulatory Affairs (AIMIA)
  • Darren Hannah, Acting Vice President, Policy and Operations (CIBC)
  • Julian Morris, Vice President of Research, Reason Foundation (As an Individual)
  • Vincent R. Timpano, President and Chief Executive Officer, Canada, and Executive Vice President (AIMIA)
  • Todd J. Zywicki, Professor of Law, George Mason University Foundation (As an Individual)
Thursday, October 9, 2014 at 10:30 AM
  • Tricia Anderson, President and Chief Executive Officer (Canadian Independent Petroleum Marketers Association)
  • Pierre-Alexandre Blouin, Vice President, Public Affairs (Quebec Food Retailers Association)
  • Tony Elenis, President and Chief Executive Officer (Ontario Restaurant Hotel and Motel Association)
  • Mel Fruitman, Vice President (Consumers' Association of Canada)
  • Allan MacEwen, Past Chair, Board of Directors (Canadian Independent Petroleum Marketers Association)
  • Gary Sands, Vice President, Public Policy (Canadian Federation of Independent Grocers)
  • Isabelle Tassé, President, Outaouais Region (Quebec Food Retailers Association)
Wednesday, October 1, 2014 at 4:15 PM
  • Derek Colfer, Head of Technology and Innovation (Visa Canada Corporation)
  • Jason Davies, Head of Emerging Payments, Canada (MasterCard)
  • Sherri Haymond, Senior Vice President, Digital Channel Engagement, Emerging Payments (MasterCard)
  • Don Lebeuf, Head of Customer Delivery, Canada (MasterCard)
  • Robert Livingston, President (Visa Canada Corporation)
  • Brian Weiner, Vice President, Product and Strategy (Visa Canada Corporation)
Thursday, June 19, 2014 at 10:30 AM
  • Diane J. Brisebois, President and Chief Executive Officer (Retail Council of Canada)
  • Darrell Crabbe, Executive Director (Saskatchewan Wildlife Federation)
  • Greg Farrant, Manager, Government Affairs and Policy (Ontario Federation of Anglers and Hunters)
  • Dan Kelly, President and Chief Executive Officer (Canadian Federation of Independent Business)
  • Karl Littler, Vice President (Retail Council of Canada)
  • Sarah McNeil, Development Coordinator (BC Wildlife Federation)
Thursday, May 29, 2014 at 10:30 AM
  • Richard Bilodeau, Assistant Deputy Commissioner, Civil Matters Branch Division B (Competition Bureau)
  • Nadia Brault, Senior Officer, Civil Matters Branch Division B (Competition Bureau)
  • David Murchison, Director, Financial Sector (Department of Finance Canada)
  • Erin O'Brien, Chief, Financial Sector Stability - International, Financial Sector Division (Department of Finance Canada)
  • The Honourable Senator Pierrette Ringuette, sponsor of the bill ()
  • Kevin Thomas, Acting Director, Compliance and Enforcement Branch (Financial Consumer Agency of Canada)
Study on the use of digital currency
(2014-03-25)
Thursday, June 11, 2015 at 10:31 AM
Wednesday, June 10, 2015 at 4:15 PM
Wednesday, June 3, 2015 at 3:15 PM
Thursday, May 28, 2015 at 10:32 AM
Thursday, May 14, 2015 at 10:30 AM
Thursday, May 7, 2015 at 10:30 AM
Wednesday, April 1, 2015 at 4:55 PM
Thursday, March 26, 2015 at 10:31 AM
  • Derek McMillan, Senior Director, Regional Compliance (MoneyGram International)
  • Samir Saadi, Assistant Professor, Telfer School of Management, University of Ottawa (As an Individual)
Wednesday, March 25, 2015 at 4:16 PM
  • Rodger Voorhies, Director, Global Development, Financial Services for the Poor (Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation)
Thursday, March 12, 2015 at 10:30 AM
  • Christian Desjardins, Manager, Market Surveillance, Enforcement Branch (Autorité des marchés financiers)
  • Moad Fahmi, Financial Markets Specialist, Specialized Investigation Support Unit, Enforcement Branch (Autorité des marchés financiers)
  • Jean-François Fortin, Executive Director, Enforcement Branch (Autorité des marchés financiers)
  • Paul Redman, Principal Economist, Strategy and Operations (Ontario Securities Commission)
  • James Sinclair, General Counsel, General Counsel’s Office (Ontario Securities Commission)
Wednesday, March 11, 2015 at 4:15 PM
  • Paul Milkman, Senior Vice President and Head, Technology Risk Management and Information Security (TD Bank Financial Group)
Thursday, February 26, 2015 at 10:30 AM
  • Elliot A. Greenstone, Lawyer, Davies Ward Phillips & Vineberg (As an Individual)
  • John Jason, Of Counsel, Norton Rose Fulbright Canada (As an Individual)
  • Greg Kidd, Chief Risk Officer (Ripple Labs)
Thursday, February 19, 2015 at 10:30 AM
  • Bernard Gagné, Deputy Chief Compliance Officer, Compliance Relations and Support (Financial Transactions and Reports Analysis Centre of Canada)
  • Lisa Pezzack, Director, Financial Sector, Financial Sector Policy Branch (Department of Finance Canada)
  • Martin Tabi, Manager, Research and Strategic Intelligence and International Relationships (Financial Transactions and Reports Analysis Centre of Canada)
  • Ian Wright, Chief, Financial Crimes - Domestic, Financial Sector Policy Branch (Department of Finance Canada)
Thursday, January 29, 2015 at 10:30 AM
Wednesday, January 28, 2015 at 4:17 PM
  • Jean Cormier, Superintendent, Director, Federal Coordination Centres (Royal Canadian Mounted Police)
  • Drew Kyle, Sergeant, Acting Officer in charge, Financial Crime, Federal Policing Criminal Operations (Royal Canadian Mounted Police)
  • Michael Peirce, Assistant Director, Intelligence (Canadian Security Intelligence Service)
Wednesday, December 10, 2014 at 4:15 PM
  • Jason Dearborn, Chair (Dominion Bitcoin Mining Company )
  • Christine Duhaime, Co-founder and Executive Director (Digital Finance Institute)
  • Manie Eagar, Co-founder and Chairman (Digital Finance Institute)
Wednesday, November 26, 2014 at 5:08 PM
Wednesday, October 8, 2014 at 4:15 PM
  • Andreas M. Antonopoulos, Author of "Mastering Bitcoin" (As an individual)
Thursday, October 2, 2014 at 10:30 AM
  • Guillaume Babin-Tremblay, Treasurer (Bitcoin Foundation Canada)
  • Jillian Friedman, Legal Officer (Bitcoin Foundation Canada)
  • Stuart Hoegner, General Counsel (Bitcoin Alliance of Canada)
  • Michael Perklin, Director (Bitcoin Alliance of Canada)
  • Francis Pouliot, Director of Public Affairs (Bitcoin Embassy)
Wednesday, October 1, 2014 at 4:15 PM
  • Derek Colfer, Head of Technology and Innovation (Visa Canada Corporation)
  • Jason Davies, Head of Emerging Payments, Canada (MasterCard)
  • Sherri Haymond, Senior Vice President, Digital Channel Engagement, Emerging Payments (MasterCard)
  • Don Lebeuf, Head of Customer Delivery, Canada (MasterCard)
  • Robert Livingston, President (Visa Canada Corporation)
  • Brian Weiner, Vice President, Product and Strategy (Visa Canada Corporation)
Thursday, June 12, 2014 at 10:30 AM
  • Tim Byun, Chief Compliance Officer (BitPay)
  • Caroline Hubberstey, Head, External Affairs, Enterprise Strategy (Interac Association)
  • Barry Murphy, Director, Government Relations, Canada and Latin America (PayPal)
Thursday, June 5, 2014 at 10:35 AM
  • Michael Cooke, Manager, Income Tax Rulings Directorate (Canada Revenue Agency)
  • Eliza Erskine, Director, Income Tax Rulings Directorate (Canada Revenue Agency)
Thursday, April 10, 2014 at 10:30 AM
  • Jeremy Bornstein, Head, Emerging Payments (Royal Bank of Canada)
  • Carolyn Burke, Vice-President, International Cards and Canadian Regulatory Payments (Royal Bank of Canada)
  • Darren Hannah, Acting Vice-President, Policy and Operations (Canadian Bankers Association)
  • Doug Kreviazuk, Vice-President, Policy and Public Affairs (Canadian Payments Association)
  • Carol Ann Northcott, Vice-President and Chief Risk Officer (Canadian Payments Association)
Wednesday, April 9, 2014 at 4:15 PM
  • Haseeb Awan, Co-founder (Bit Access)
  • Joseph David, CEO (Canadian Virtual Exchange (CAVirtEx))
  • Kyle Kemper, Partner (Bitcoin Strategy Group)
  • Larry O'Brien, Advisor (Canadian Virtual Exchange (CAVirtEx))
  • Victoria van Eyk, Partner (Bitcoin Strategy Group)
Thursday, April 3, 2014 at 10:31 AM
  • Jeremy Clark, Assistant Professor, Concordia Institute for Information Systems Engineering, Concordia University (As an individual)
  • David Descôteaux, Associate Researcher, Montreal Economic Institute (As an individual)
Wednesday, April 2, 2014 at 4:55 PM
  • Grahame Johnson, Chief, Funds Management and Banking (Bank of Canada)
  • Lukasz Pomorski, Assistant Director, Funds Management and Banking (Bank of Canada)
Thursday, March 27, 2014 at 10:30 AM
  • Joshua S. Gans, Professor and Area Coordinator of Strategic Management at Rotman School of Management, University of Toronto (As an individual)
  • Warren E. Weber, Economist (As an individual)
Wednesday, March 26, 2014 at 4:15 PM
  • Rachel Grasham, Chief, Financial Crimes - Domestic, Financial Sector Division (Department of Finance Canada)
  • David Karp, Economist, Financial Crimes - Domestic, Financial Sector Division (Department of Finance Canada)
  • David Murchison, Director, Financial Sector Division (Department of Finance Canada)
Study on the ability of individuals to establish a registered disability savings plan (RDSP), with particular emphasis on legal representation and the ability of individuals to enter into a contract
(2013-12-03)
Wednesday, March 5, 2014 at 4:18 PM
Wednesday, February 26, 2014 at 4:15 PM
Wednesday, February 12, 2014 at 4:18 PM
  • Sébastien G. Desmarais, Lawyer, Tierney Stauffer LLP (As an individual)
  • Adam Dodek, Member, Board of Governors (Law Commission of Ontario)
  • Nimali Gamage, Partner (Goddard Gamage Stephens LLP)
  • Sarah Mason-Case, Research Lawyer (Law Commission of Ontario)
  • Laura Tamblyn Watts, Senior Fellow, Canadian Centre for Elder Law (British Columbia Law Institute)
Thursday, February 6, 2014 at 10:30 AM
  • Ryan Fontaine, Senior Wealth Consultant, Assiniboine Credit Union (Credit Union Central of Canada)
  • Anna Hardy, Regulatory Affairs Regional Director, Central 1 Credit Union (Credit Union Central of Canada)
Wednesday, February 5, 2014 at 4:22 PM
  • Jean Sylvain, Chief of Product Line, Specialized Investment Product Line Management Department (Desjardins Group)
Thursday, January 30, 2014 at 10:30 AM
  • Carol Bezaire, Vice-President, Tax and Estates Advisory Services (Mackenzie Investments)
  • Sophie Dagneau, Manager, Operations Services (Mackenzie Investments)
  • Trevor Marsh, Financial Advisor (Assante Capital Management Ltd.)
Wednesday, January 29, 2014 at 4:23 PM
  • Karen Nelson, President (Canadian Mental Health Association, Ottawa Branch)
  • Tim Simboli, Executive Director (Canadian Mental Health Association, Ottawa Branch)
  • Marc Workman, National Manager of Advocacy (Canadian National Institute for the Blind)
Thursday, December 12, 2013 at 10:30 AM
  • Ann Elise Alexander, Senior Counsel (Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce (CIBC))
  • Darren Hannah, Director (Canadian Bankers Association)
  • Randy Hopkins, Advisor (Canadian Bankers Association)
  • Trevor Philp, Manager, Registered Products and Managed Solutions (BMO Global Asset Management)
Wednesday, December 11, 2013 at 4:17 PM
  • Tim Ames, Executive Director (Planned Lifetime Advocacy Network)
  • Joel Crocker, Director, Policy and Planning (Planned Lifetime Advocacy Network)
  • Vangelis Nikias, Project Manager, Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (Council of Canadians with Disabilities)
  • Brendon D. Pooran, Lawyer, PooranLaw Professional Corporation (Council of Canadians with Disabilities and Canadian Association for Community Living)
Wednesday, December 4, 2013 at 12:07 PM
  • The Honourable Kevin Sorenson, P.C., M.P., Minister of State for Finance ()
  • Miodrag Jovanovic, Director, Personal Income Tax, Tax Policy Branch (Department of Finance Canada)
  • Lesley Taylor, Chief, Social Tax Policy, Tax Policy Branch (Department of Finance Canada)
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