Studies & Bills

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Studies & Bills Date Referred Session  note  note
Subject-matter of Bill S-208, An Act to require the Minister of the Environment to establish, in co-operation with the provinces, an agency with the power to identify and protect Canada’s watersheds that will constitute sources of drinking water in the future
(2007-06-19)
Bill C-288, An Act to ensure Canada meets its global climate change obligations under the Kyoto Protocol
(2007-03-29)
Tuesday, May 15, 2007 at 7:23 PM
Thursday, May 10, 2007 at 8:35 AM
  • Ian Carter, Policy Co-ordinator, North America (International Emissions Trading Association)
  • Andrei Marcu, Executive Director (International Emissions Trading Association)
Tuesday, May 8, 2007 at 5:32 PM
  • Lynda Collins, Assistant Professor, University of Ottawa (As an individual)
  • James R. Hurley (As an individual)
Thursday, May 3, 2007 at 8:08 AM
  • Dale Marshall, Climate Change Policy Analyst (David Suzuki Foundation)
  • Richard Nesbitt, Chief Executive Officer (TSX Group)
  • Doug Russell, Managing Director, Advisory and Research Services (Natsource)
Tuesday, May 1, 2007 at 6:20 PM
  • Pierre R. Alvarez, President (Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers)
  • Rick Hyndman, Senior Policy Advisor, Climate Change and Air Issues (Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers)
  • Robert Page, TransAlta Professor of Environmental Management and Sustainability (University of Calgary)
  • Richard Paton, President and Chief Executive Officer (Canadian Chemical Producers' Association)
Thursday, April 26, 2007 at 8:39 AM
  • Jayson Myers, Senior Vice-President and Chief Economist (Canadian Manufacturers and Exporters)
  • Eli Turk, Vice President (Canadian Electricity Association)
Tuesday, April 24, 2007 at 5:37 PM
  • Matthew Bramley, Director, Climate Change (Pembina Institute)
  • Avrim Lazar, President and Chief Executive Officer (Forest Products Association of Canada)
Thursday, April 19, 2007 at 8:07 AM
  • The Honourable John Baird, P.C., M.P., Minister of the Environment ()
  • Michael Horgan, Deputy Minister (Environment Canada)
  • Pablo Rodriguez, M.P., House of Commons ()
Bill S-209, An Act concerning personal watercraft in navigable waters
(2006-12-14)
Thursday, May 31, 2007 at 8:35 AM
Bill S-210, An Act to amend the National Capital Act (establishment and protection of Gatineau Park)
(2006-12-13)
Thursday, June 7, 2007 at 8:36 AM
Tuesday, June 5, 2007 at 6:35 PM
  • Hélène Couture-MacTavish, President (Kingsmere Property Owners' Association)
  • Chris Frank, Director (Meech Lake Residents Association)
  • Jean Perras, Mayor (Municipality of Chelsea)
Thursday, March 29, 2007 at 8:36 AM
  • Michelle Comeau, Vice-President, Environment, Capital Lands and Parks Branch (National Capital Commission)
  • Micheline Dubé, Executive Vice-President and Chief Operating Officer (National Capital Commission)
  • Richard Fujarczuk, General Counsel (National Capital Commission)
Tuesday, March 27, 2007 at 7:20 PM
  • Doug Anions, Vice-President, Ottawa Valley Chapter (Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society)
  • Stephen Hazell, Executive Director (Sierra Club of Canada)
  • Muriel How, Chair, Gatineau Park Committee (Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society)
Thursday, March 22, 2007 at 8:50 AM
  • Andrew McDermott, Chair (The New Woodlands Preservation League)
  • Jean-Paul Murray, President (The New Woodlands Preservation League)
  • The Honourable Senator Mira Spivak, sponsor of the bill (Senate of Canada)
Bill S-205, An Act to amend the Food and Drugs Act (clean drinking water)
(2006-10-31)
Tuesday, February 13, 2007 at 5:38 PM
  • The Honourable Senator Jerahmiel S. Grafstein, sponsor of the bill (Senate of Canada)
Thursday, December 14, 2006 at 8:05 AM
  • John Cooper, Director, Water, Air and Climate Change Bureau, Healthy Environments and Consumer Safety Branch (Health Canada)
  • Elin O'Shea, Counsel, Constitutional and Administrative Law Section (Justice Canada)
Tuesday, November 28, 2006 at 5:26 PM
  • The Honourable Senator Jerahmiel Grafstein, sponsor of the bill (Senate of Canada)
Review of the Canadian Environmental Protection Act (1999, c. 33) pursuant to Section 343(1) of the said Act
(2006-04-27)
Thursday, May 31, 2007 at 8:35 AM
Tuesday, May 29, 2007 at 5:44 PM
Thursday, February 22, 2007 at 8:37 AM
  • Gordon Lloyd, Vice-President, Technical Affairs (Canadian Chemical Producers' Association)
  • Paul Marriott, Technical Manager (E.I. DuPont of Canada Company)
Tuesday, February 20, 2007 at 6:10 PM
  • Sheila Cole, Environment and Health Educator, Member, Board of Directors, Environmental Health Association of Nova Scotia; Co-Chair, Health Caucus (Canadian Environmental Network)
  • Kathleen Cooper, Senior Researcher, CELA (Pollution Watch)
  • Kapil Khatter, Director of Health and Environment (Pollution Watch)
  • Sandra Madray, Research and Education, Chemical Sensitivities, and Manitoba Caucus Member Caucus Member (Canadian Environmental Network)
  • Richard Purdy, Toxicologist (As an individual)
Thursday, February 15, 2007 at 8:37 AM
  • Gail Krantzberg, Professor and Director, Dofasco Centre for Engineering and Public Policy, McMaster University (As an individual)
  • Joe Schwarcz, Director, McGill University Office for Science and Society (As an individual)
Thursday, February 8, 2007 at 8:41 AM
  • Scott Mabury, Professor of Environmental Chemistry and Chair, Department of Chemistry (University of Toronto)
Thursday, February 1, 2007 at 8:37 AM
  • John Arseneau, Director General, Science and Risk Assessment (Environment Canada)
  • Steve Clarkson, Associate Director General, Safe Environments Programme (Health Canada)
  • Myriam Hill, Section Head, New Chemical Substances 1, New Substances Assessment and Control Bureau Product Safety Programme, Health and Consumer Safety Branch (Health Canada)
  • Derek M. Muir, Chief, Atmospheric Contaminant Impacts (Environment Canada)
Thursday, November 23, 2006 at 8:42 AM
  • Linda F. Duncan (As an individual)
Thursday, November 9, 2006 at 8:12 AM
  • David Bennett, Member of the National Environmental and Occupational Exposures Committee (Canadian Strategy for Cancer Control)
  • Timothy Lambert, Volunteer (Canadian Public Health Association)
  • Dr. Victoria Lee, Board Member (Canadian Association of Physicians for the Environment)
Thursday, November 2, 2006 at 8:37 AM
  • Steve Clarkson, Director, Risk Impact Assessment Bureau (Health Canada)
  • James Riordan, Executive Director, National Office of Pollution Prevention (Environment Canada)
Tuesday, October 31, 2006 at 5:20 PM
  • Dr. Kapil Khatter, Director of Health and Environment (Pollution Watch)
  • Hugh Wilkins, Staff Lawyer (Sierra Legal Defence Fund)
Thursday, October 26, 2006 at 8:12 AM
  • Wayne Halstrom, President (Canadian Dental Association)
  • Benoit Soucy, Director, Membership and Professional Services (Canadian Dental Association)
Tuesday, October 24, 2006 at 5:05 PM
  • David C. Adams, President (Association of International Automobile Manufacturers of Canada)
  • Victoria S. Christie, Senior Advisor, Environmental Affairs (Canadian Electricity Association)
  • Justyna Laurie-Lean, Vice President, Environment and Health (Mining Association of Canada)
  • Mark Nantais, President (Canadian Vehicle Manufacturers' Association)
  • George White, Consultant and Senior Advisor, Sherritt International (Coal Association of Canada)
Tuesday, October 17, 2006 at 5:58 PM
  • Steve Clarkson, Director, Risk Impact Assessment Bureau (Health Canada)
  • James Riordan, Executive Director, National Office of Pollution Prevention (Environment Canada)
Thursday, October 5, 2006 at 8:40 AM
  • Bruce Lourie, President (Ivey Foundation)
  • Elaine MacDonald, Staff Scientist (Sierra Legal Defence Fund)
  • Anna Tilman, Co-Chair, Toxics Caucus (Canadian Environmental Network)
Thursday, June 22, 2006 at 8:40 AM
Tuesday, June 20, 2006 at 6:23 PM
  • The Honourable Charles Caccia, P.C. (As an individual)
  • Nadine Levin, Senior Policy Specialist, Head, Regulations and Strategies Section, Enforcement Services Directorate (Environment Canada)
Thursday, June 15, 2006 at 8:05 AM
  • Delores Broten, Senior Policy Advisor (Reach for the Unbleached Foundation)
  • Ken Ogilvie, Executive Director (Pollution Probe)
  • Anna Tilman, Chair (Save the Oak Ridge Moraine (STORM) Coalition)
Tuesday, June 13, 2006 at 6:15 PM
  • Johanne Gélinas, Commissioner of the Environment and Sustainable Development (Office of the Auditor General of Canada)
  • John Reed, Principal (Office of the Auditor General of Canada)
Thursday, June 8, 2006 at 8:07 AM
  • Hugh Benevides, Staff Counsel (PollutionWatch)
  • Dr. Kapil Khatter, Director of Health and Environment (PollutionWatch)
  • Robert Wright, Managing Counsel (Sierra Legal Defence Fund)
Tuesday, June 6, 2006 at 5:40 PM
  • Shannon Coombs, Executive Director (Canadian Consumer Specialty Products Association)
  • Nancy Coulas, Director, Environmental Policy (Canadian Manufacturers and Exporters)
  • Gordon Lloyd, Vice-President, Technical Affairs (Canadian Chemical Producers' Association)
  • Brian Maynard, Vice-President, Stewardship and Public Affairs (Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers)
Thursday, May 18, 2006 at 8:42 AM
Tuesday, May 16, 2006 at 5:14 PM
  • Daniel Blasioli, Senior Counsel (Department of Justice)
  • Cécile Cléroux, Assistant Deputy Minister, Environment Stewardship Branch (Environment Canada)
  • Paul Glover, Director General, Safe Environments Programme (Health Canada)
  • John Moffet, Acting Director General, Systems and Priorities (Environment Canada)
Examine and report on emerging issues related to its mandate
(2006-04-26)
Tuesday, February 27, 2007 at 6:30 PM
  • The Honourable Gary Lunn, P.C., M.P., Minister of Natural Resources ()
  • Cassie Doyle, Deputy Minister (Natural Resources Canada)
Thursday, December 7, 2006 at 8:05 AM
  • The Honourable Rona Ambrose, P.C., M.P., Minister of the Environment (As an Individual)
  • France Jacovella, Director, Chemicals Sector Division (Environment Canada)
  • Gord Owen, Director General, Clean Air Directorate (Environment Canada)
  • James Riordan, Executive Director, National Office of Pollution Prevention (Environment Canada)
Thursday, November 23, 2006 at 8:42 AM
  • Linda F. Duncan (As an individual)
Tuesday, October 3, 2006 at 5:38 PM
  • Richard Arseneault, Principal (Office of the Auditor General of Canada)
  • Johanne Gélinas, Commissioner of the Environment and Sustainable Development (Office of the Auditor General of Canada)
  • Neil Maxwell, Principal (Office of the Auditor General of Canada)
  • Kim Leach, Director (Office of the Auditor General of Canada)
  • David McBain, Director (Office of the Auditor General of Canada)
Thursday, May 18, 2006 at 8:42 AM
Tuesday, May 2, 2006 at 6:43 PM
Thursday, April 27, 2006 at 9:05 AM
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