Studies & Bills

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Studies & Bills Date Referred Session  note  note
Bill C-52, An Act to implement certain provisions of the budget tabled in Parliament on March 19, 2007
(2007-06-18)
Thursday, June 21, 2007 at 10:02 AM
Wednesday, June 20, 2007 at 6:17 PM
  • The Honourable Patrick G. Binns, M.L.A. (As an individual)
  • Paul Hobson, Professor, Acadia University (As an individual)
  • Wade Locke, Professor, Memorial University of Newfoundland and Labrador (As an individual)
Wednesday, June 20, 2007 at 12:01 PM
  • The Honourable Lorne Albert Calvert, M.L.A, Premier of Saskatchewan (Government of Saskatchewan)
  • Marguerite Alexander, Member (Canada's Association for the 50 Plus)
  • Marcel R. Coutu, President and Chief Executive Officer, Canadian Oil Sands Limited (Coalition of Canadian Energy Trusts)
  • Kevin Dancey, President (Canadian Institute of Chartered Accountants)
  • Dr. Marcel Dvorak, Head, Academic Division of Spine, Department of Orthopaedics, University of B.C.; and Cordula & Gunter Paetzold Chair in Spinal Cord Clinical Research (Rick Hansen Foundation)
  • Bill Gleberzon, Director of Government Relations (Canada's Association for the 50 Plus)
  • Dylan Jones, Assistant Deputy Minister, Department of Government Relations (Government of Saskatchewan)
  • Robert (Bob) Michaleski, President and Chief Executive Officer, Pembina Pipeline Corporation (Canadian Energy Infrastructure Group)
  • Dan Perrins, Deputy Minister to the Premier (Government of Saskatchewan)
  • Pierre Sadik, Senior Policy Advisor, Sustainability Program (David Suzuki Foundation)
Tuesday, June 19, 2007 at 6:23 PM
  • The Honourable John C. Crosbie, P.C., Partner, Cox & Palmer (As an individual)
  • Roland Martin, Chairman, Martillac Limited (As an individual)
Tuesday, June 19, 2007 at 2:00 PM
  • The Honourable Michael Baker, M.L.A., Minister of Finance (Government of Nova Scotia)
  • The Honourable Rodney J. MacDonald, M.L.A., Premier of Nova Scotia ()
  • Liz Cody, Assistant Deputy Minister of Finance (Government of Nova Scotia)
  • Vicky Harnish, Deputy Minister of Finance (Government of Nova Scotia)
  • George Kestevan, President (Canadian Association of Income Funds)
  • Jack M. Mintz, Professor of Business Economics, Rotman School of Management, University of Toronto; Visiting Professor, NYU Law School (As an individual)
Tuesday, June 19, 2007 at 9:09 AM
  • The Honourable James Michael Flaherty, P.C., M.P., Minister of Finance ()
  • Barbara Anderson, Assistant Deputy Minister, Federal-Provincial Relations and Social Policy Branch (Department of Finance Canada)
  • Richard Botham, Director, Microeconomic Policy Analysis Division, Economic Development and Corporate Finance Branch (Department of Finance Canada)
  • Brian Ernewein, General Director, Tax Policy Branch (Department of Finance Canada)
  • Gérard Lalonde, Assistant Director, Tax Legislation Division, Tax Policy Branch (Department of Finance Canada)
  • Alfred LeBlanc, Director, Federal-Provincial Relations and Social Policy Branch (Department of Finance Canada)
  • Paul Rochon, Acting Assistant Deputy Minister, Economic and Fiscal Policy Branch (Department of Finance Canada)
  • Frank Vermaeten, General Director, Federal-Provincial Relations and Social Policy Branch (Department of Finance Canada)
Bill C-294, An Act to amend the Income Tax Act (sports and recreation programs)
(2007-05-02)
Tuesday, June 5, 2007 at 9:05 AM
  • John W. Morgan, Mayor (Cape Breton Regional Municipality)
  • Jerry Ryan, Chief Administrative Officer (Cape Breton Regional Municipality)
  • John A. Whalley, Economic Development Manager (Cape Breton Regional Municipality)
Wednesday, May 9, 2007 at 6:35 PM
  • Brian Fitzpatrick, M.P., sponsor of the Bill (As an individual)
  • Gérard Lalonde, Acting Director, Tax Legislation Division, Tax Policy Branch (Department of Finance Canada)
  • Edward Short, Senior Tax Policy Officer, Tax Policy Branch (Department of Finance Canada)
The examination of the Estimates laid before Parliament for the fiscal year ending March 31, 2008
(2007-02-28)
Tuesday, June 12, 2007 at 9:04 AM
  • John Butler, Acting Deputy Commissioner, Canadian Coast Guard (Fisheries and Oceans Canada)
  • George Da Pont, Commissioner, Canadian Coast Guard (Fisheries and Oceans Canada)
  • Larry Murray, Deputy Minister (Fisheries and Oceans Canada)
Tuesday, June 5, 2007 at 9:05 AM
  • John W. Morgan, Mayor (Cape Breton Regional Municipality)
  • Jerry Ryan, Chief Administrative Officer (Cape Breton Regional Municipality)
  • John A. Whalley, Economic Development Manager (Cape Breton Regional Municipality)
Wednesday, May 30, 2007 at 5:37 PM
  • Nancy Cheng, Assistant Auditor General (Office of the Auditor General of Canada)
  • Richard Flageole, Assistant Auditor General (Office of the Auditor General of Canada)
  • Sheila Fraser, Auditor General of Canada (Office of the Auditor General of Canada)
  • Hugh McRoberts, Assistant Auditor General (Office of the Auditor General of Canada)
  • John Wiersema, Deputy Auditor General (Office of the Auditor General of Canada)
Wednesday, March 21, 2007 at 6:27 PM
Tuesday, March 20, 2007 at 8:30 AM
  • Honourable Vic Toews, P.C., M.P., President of the Treasury Board (As an Individual)
  • Laura Danagher, Executive Director, Expenditure Management Sector (Treasury Board of Canada, Secretariat)
  • David Moloney, Senior Assistant Secretary, Expenditure Management Sector (Treasury Board of Canada, Secretariat)
The examination of the Supplementary Estimates (B), laid before Parliament for the fiscal year ending March 31, 2007
(2007-02-22)
Tuesday, March 20, 2007 at 8:30 AM
  • Honourable Vic Toews, P.C., M.P., President of the Treasury Board (As an Individual)
  • Laura Danagher, Executive Director, Expenditure Management Sector (Treasury Board of Canada, Secretariat)
  • David Moloney, Senior Assistant Secretary, Expenditure Management Sector (Treasury Board of Canada, Secretariat)
Tuesday, February 27, 2007 at 10:17 AM
  • Honourable Vic Toews, P.C., M.P., President of the Treasury Board (As an Individual)
  • Laura Danagher, Executive Director, Expenditure Operations and Estimates Division, Expenditure Management Sector (Treasury Board of Canada, Secretariat)
  • David Moloney, Senior Assistant Secretary, Expenditure Management Sector (Treasury Board of Canada, Secretariat)
Bill S-215, An Act to amend the Income Tax Act in order to provide tax relief
(2007-02-20)
Tuesday, March 27, 2007 at 9:31 AM
  • Baxter Williams, Personal Income Tax Division, Tax Policy Branch (Department of Finance Canada)
  • Don Wilson, Senior Chief, Personal Income Tax Division, Tax Policy Branch (Department of Finance Canada)
Wednesday, March 21, 2007 at 6:27 PM
Bill C-28, A second Act to implement certain provisions of the budget tabled in Parliament on May 2, 2006
(2007-01-31)
Tuesday, February 13, 2007 at 9:34 AM
  • The Honourable James M. Flaherty, P.C., M.P., Minister of Finance (As an Individual)
  • Carlos Achadinha, Chief, Sales Tax Division, Alcohol, Tobacco and Excise Legislation, Tax Policy Branch (Department of Finance Canada)
  • Gerard Lalonde, Director, Tax Legislation Division, Tax Policy Branch (Department of Finance Canada)
  • Alexandra MacLean, Personal Income Tax Division, Savings and Investment, Tax Policy Branch (Department of Finance Canada)
Bill C-17, An Act to amend the Judges Act and certain other Acts in relation to courts
(2006-12-11)
Tuesday, December 12, 2006 at 9:03 AM
  • The Honourable Vic Toews, P.C., M.P., Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada (As an Individual)
  • Judith Bellis, General Counsel, Judicial Affairs, Courts and Tribunal Policy (Justice Canada)
  • Earl A. Cherniak, Commissioner (Judicial Compensation and Benefits Commission)
  • Wayne Osborne, Director, Finance and Administration (Office of the Commissioner for Federal Judicial Affairs)
  • Jeanne Ruest, Executive Director (Judicial Compensation and Benefits Commission)
The expenditures set out in the Supplementary Estimates (A) for the fiscal year ending March 31, 2007
(2006-10-31)
Tuesday, November 28, 2006 at 9:30 AM
Wednesday, November 22, 2006 at 6:15 PM
  • Laura Danagher, Executive Director, Expenditure Operations and Estimates Division, Expenditure Management Sector (Treasury Board of Canada, Secretariat)
  • David Moloney, Senior Assistant Secretary, Expenditure Management Sector (Treasury Board of Canada, Secretariat)
Bill S-217, An Act to amend the Financial Administration Act and the Bank of Canada Act (quarterly financial reports)
(2006-10-18)
Tuesday, February 20, 2007 at 9:35 AM
  • William Amos, Staff Counsel (As a panel)
  • Paul Buron, Vice-President and Chief Financial Officer, Finance, Systems and Technology, Treasury and Enterprise Risk Management (Business Development Bank of Canada)
  • Paul Jenkins, Senior Deputy Governor (Bank of Canada)
  • Ken Kember, Vice President and Corporate Controller (Export Development Canada)
  • Stefano Lucarelli, Vice President, Finance (Business Development Bank of Canada)
  • Doug Timmins, Assistant Auditor General (Office of the Auditor General of Canada)
  • John Wiersema, Deputy Auditor General (Office of the Auditor General of Canada)
Tuesday, February 6, 2007 at 9:35 AM
  • David Moloney, Senior Assistant Secretary, Expenditure Management Sector (Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat)
  • Charles-Antoine St-Jean, Comptroller General of Canada (Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat)
Tuesday, January 30, 2007 at 9:32 AM
  • The Honourable Senator Hugh Segal, sponsor of the bill ()
Examine and report on issues relating to the vertical and horizontal fiscal balances among the various orders of government in Canada
(2006-09-27)
Wednesday, June 20, 2007 at 12:01 PM
  • The Honourable Lorne Albert Calvert, M.L.A, Premier of Saskatchewan (Government of Saskatchewan)
  • Marguerite Alexander, Member (Canada's Association for the 50 Plus)
  • Marcel R. Coutu, President and Chief Executive Officer, Canadian Oil Sands Limited (Coalition of Canadian Energy Trusts)
  • Kevin Dancey, President (Canadian Institute of Chartered Accountants)
  • Dr. Marcel Dvorak, Head, Academic Division of Spine, Department of Orthopaedics, University of B.C.; and Cordula & Gunter Paetzold Chair in Spinal Cord Clinical Research (Rick Hansen Foundation)
  • Bill Gleberzon, Director of Government Relations (Canada's Association for the 50 Plus)
  • Dylan Jones, Assistant Deputy Minister, Department of Government Relations (Government of Saskatchewan)
  • Robert (Bob) Michaleski, President and Chief Executive Officer, Pembina Pipeline Corporation (Canadian Energy Infrastructure Group)
  • Dan Perrins, Deputy Minister to the Premier (Government of Saskatchewan)
  • Pierre Sadik, Senior Policy Advisor, Sustainability Program (David Suzuki Foundation)
Tuesday, June 12, 2007 at 9:04 AM
  • John Butler, Acting Deputy Commissioner, Canadian Coast Guard (Fisheries and Oceans Canada)
  • George Da Pont, Commissioner, Canadian Coast Guard (Fisheries and Oceans Canada)
  • Larry Murray, Deputy Minister (Fisheries and Oceans Canada)
Tuesday, June 5, 2007 at 9:05 AM
  • John W. Morgan, Mayor (Cape Breton Regional Municipality)
  • Jerry Ryan, Chief Administrative Officer (Cape Breton Regional Municipality)
  • John A. Whalley, Economic Development Manager (Cape Breton Regional Municipality)
Tuesday, May 29, 2007 at 9:34 AM
  • Robert Gagné, Professor and Director, Institute of Applied Economics, École des hautes études commerciales (As an individual)
  • Doug Reycraft, President (Association of Municipalities of Ontario)
  • Brian Rosborough, Director of Policy (Association of Municipalities of Ontario)
Wednesday, May 16, 2007 at 6:19 PM
  • Ron Bell, President (Association of Manitoba Municipalities)
  • Joe Masi, Executive Director (Association of Manitoba Municipalities)
  • Enid Slack, Director, Institute of Municipal Finance and Governance, Munk Centre for International Studies, University of Toronto (As an individual)
Tuesday, May 15, 2007 at 9:07 AM
  • Nancy Peckford, Program Director (Canadian Feminist Alliance for International Action (FAFIA))
  • Armine Yalnizyan, Director of Research (Community Social Planning Council of Toronto)
Tuesday, May 8, 2007 at 9:31 AM
  • Christian Laverdure, Deputy Director, Policy (Federation of Canadian Municipalities)
  • Gabriel Miller, Senior Policy Analyst (Federation of Canadian Municipalities)
  • Gord Steeves, President, Councillor of City of Winnipeg (Federation of Canadian Municipalities)
Tuesday, May 1, 2007 at 9:35 AM
  • Glen Hodgson, Senior Vice-President and Chief Economist (The Conference Board of Canada)
  • Matthew Stewart, Economist (The Conference Board of Canada)
Tuesday, April 24, 2007 at 9:02 AM
  • Barbara Anderson, Assistant Deputy Minister, Federal-Provincial Relations and Social Policy Branch (Department of Finance Canada)
  • Glenn Campbell, Senior Chief, Federal-Provincial Relations and Social Policy Branch (Department of Finance Canada)
  • François Delorme, Director, Economic Development and Corporate Finance (Department of Finance Canada)
  • Mark Haney, Chief, Transport and Corporate Analysis (Department of Finance Canada)
  • Frank Vermaeten, General Director, Federal-Provincial Relations and Social Policy Branch (Department of Finance Canada)
Tuesday, April 17, 2007 at 9:33 AM
  • The Honourable Harry Van Mulligen, M.L.A., Minister of Government Relations, Province of Saskatchewan ()
  • Erin Brady, Analyst, Department of Finance (Government of Saskatchewan)
  • Dylan Jones, Assistant Deputy Minister, Department of Government Relations (Government of Saskatchewan)
Tuesday, March 20, 2007 at 8:30 AM
  • Honourable Vic Toews, P.C., M.P., President of the Treasury Board (As an Individual)
  • Laura Danagher, Executive Director, Expenditure Management Sector (Treasury Board of Canada, Secretariat)
  • David Moloney, Senior Assistant Secretary, Expenditure Management Sector (Treasury Board of Canada, Secretariat)
Tuesday, December 5, 2006 at 9:34 AM
Tuesday, November 28, 2006 at 9:30 AM
Tuesday, November 21, 2006 at 9:33 AM
  • The Honourable Marie Bountrogianni, M.P.P., Minister of Intergovernmental Affairs and Minister Responsible for Democratic Renewal of Ontario (Province of Ontario)
Wednesday, November 8, 2006 at 6:15 PM
Tuesday, November 7, 2006 at 9:30 AM
  • The Honourable Michael Baker, M.L.A., Minister of Finance (Province of Nova Scotia)
  • Elizabeth A. Cody, Assistant Deputy Minister, Nova Scotia Finance (Government of Nova Scotia:)
  • Vicki Harnish, Deputy Minister, Nova Scotia Finance (Government of Nova Scotia:)
Wednesday, November 1, 2006 at 6:16 PM
  • The Honourable Mitch Murphy, M.L.A., Provincial Treasurer (Province of Prince Edward Island)
  • The Honourable David Simailak, M.L.A., Minister of Finance (Territory of Nunavut)
  • Nigel Burns, Senior Analyst, Federal Fiscal Relations (Government of Prince Edward Island:)
  • Robert Vardy, Associate Deputy Minister of Finance (Government of Nunavut)
Tuesday, October 31, 2006 at 9:30 AM
  • Paul M. Boothe, Professor of Economics, Fellow, Institute for Public Economics, University of Alberta (As an individual)
  • Robert Lacroix, Emeritus Professor, Economics Department, University of Montreal (As an individual)
Tuesday, October 24, 2006 at 9:30 AM
  • Robert Gagné, Professor and Director, Institute of Applied Economics, École des hautes études commerciales (As an individual)
  • Al O'Brien, Fellow, Institute for Public Economics, University of Alberta (As an individual)
Wednesday, October 18, 2006 at 6:22 PM
  • Charles Cirtwill, Vice President (Atlantic Institute for Market Studies)
  • Bobby O'Keefe, Policy Analyst (Atlantic Institute for Market Studies)
Tuesday, October 17, 2006 at 9:35 AM
  • Michael Smart, Professor, Department of Economics, University of Toronto (As an individual)
Tuesday, October 3, 2006 at 9:32 AM
  • Robin W. Boadway, Professor, Department of Economics, Queen's University (As an individual)
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