Studies & Bills

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Studies & Bills Date Referred Session  note  note
Study and report from time to time on the application of the Official Languages Act and of the regulations and directives made under it, within those institutions subject to the Act
(2007-11-20)
Monday, June 9, 2008 at 5:00 PM
  • Graham Fraser, Commissioner of Official Languages (Office of the Commissioner of Official Languages)
  • Dominique Lemieux, Director General, Compliance Assurance Branch (Office of the Commissioner of Official Languages)
  • Catherine Scott, Director General, Policy and Research Branch (Office of the Commissioner of Official Languages)
  • Johane Tremblay, General Counsel, Legal Affairs Branch (Office of the Commissioner of Official Languages)
Thursday, June 5, 2008 at 1:40 PM
  • Paul Marcel Albert, Director General (Productions Ode Inc.)
  • Francine Brideau, Cultural Officer (Société culturelle des Tracadilles)
  • Armand Caron, Editor, Director General (L'Acadie Nouvelle)
  • René Cormier, Responsible for follow-up (États généraux sur les arts et la culture en Acadie (2007))
  • Calixte Duguay, Artist and Protector of the Arts and Culture (As an individual)
  • Jacques C.F. Lanteigne, Executive Director (As an individual)
  • Father Zoël Saulnier, Artist and Protector of the Arts and culture (As an individual)
Wednesday, June 4, 2008 at 2:09 PM
  • Paul Bourque, Director General (Éditions Perce-Neige)
  • Ginette Duguay, Mentor in literacy and identity and cultural development (District scolaire 9 de la Péninsule acadienne)
  • Anne-Marie Gammon, President (Fédération des conseils d'éducation du Nouveau-Brunswick)
  • Jacques P. Ouellet, Editor, Author (La Grande Marée Ltd)
Wednesday, June 4, 2008 at 10:00 AM
  • Stephen Brunet, Mayor (City of Bathurst)
  • Gaston Frénette, Deputy Mayor (Town of Petit-Rocher)
  • Diane Leblanc, Cultural Officer (Société Culturelle Régionale Népisiguit)
  • Jacques Turgeon, Executive Producer (NFB's Studio Acadie)
Monday, May 26, 2008 at 5:01 PM
  • Mark Chatel, President (Alliance des producteurs francophones du Canada)
  • Lise Leblanc, Director General (Association des groupes en arts visuels francophones)
  • Yvon Malette, President (Regroupement des éditeurs canadiens-français)
Monday, May 12, 2008 at 5:04 PM
  • Mariette Carrier-Fraser, President (Assemblée de la francophonie de l'Ontario)
  • Monic Gallant, Director General (Fédération culturelle de l'Île-du-Prince-Édouard)
  • Paul Gallant, President (Fédération culturelle acadienne de la Nouvelle-Écosse and Nova Scotia Arts and Culture Partnership Council)
  • Xavier Georges, Director (Réseau culturel francophone de Terre-Neuve-et-Labrador)
Monday, May 5, 2008 at 5:00 PM
  • Jean-Louis Roy, Chair of the Board of Directors (Centre de la francophonie des Amériques)
Monday, April 28, 2008 at 5:05 PM
  • Jules Chiasson, Manager, Affiliated Stations / Francophonie (CBC)
  • André Courchesne, Director, Strategic Initiatives Division (Canada Council for the Arts)
  • Deborah Drisdell, Director, Strategic Planning and Government Relations (National Film Board of Canada)
  • Annie Laflamme, Director, French Language Television Policy and Applications (Canadian Radio-Television and Telecommunications Commission)
  • Anne Tanguay, Manager, Translation Services and Champion of Official Languages (National Arts Centre)
Monday, April 14, 2008 at 4:03 PM
  • The Honourable David Emerson, P.C., M.P., Minister of International Trade and Minister for the Pacific Gateway and the Vancouver-Whistler Olympics (As an Individual)
  • The Honourable Josée Verner, P.C., M.P., Minister of Canadian Heritage, Status of Women and Official Languages (As an Individual)
  • Marc Arnal, President (Fondation canadienne pour le dialogue des cultures)
  • Stéphane Audet, Director General (Fédération des francophones de la Colombie-Britannique)
  • Francine Bolduc, Director, Workforce and Official Languages (Vancouver Organizing Committee for the 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games)
  • John Furlong, Chief Executive Officer (Vancouver Organizing Committee for the 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games)
  • Judith A. LaRocque, Deputy Minister (Heritage Canada)
Monday, April 7, 2008 at 4:02 PM
  • The Honourable Peter MacKay, P.C., M.P., Minister of National Defence ()
  • Bernard Lord, Author of the Report on the Government of Canada's Consultations on Linguistic Duality and Official Languages (As an individual)
  • Col. Louis Meloche, Director of Official Languages (Department of National Defence)
  • Major-General Walter Semianiw, Chief of Military Personnel, Official Languages Champion (Department of National Defence)
Monday, March 31, 2008 at 5:11 PM
Monday, March 10, 2008 at 4:03 PM
  • Diane Bazin, Manager, Community Development (Société franco-manitobaine)
  • Daniel Cuerrier, Director General (Association des francophones du Nunavut)
  • Fernand Denault, President (La Fédération franco-ténoise)
  • Johanne Dumas, Representative (Fédération des francophones de la Colombie-Britannique)
  • Jean Johnson, Chair of the Board (Association canadienne-française de l'Alberta)
  • Stéphane Rémillard, Director General (Conseil culturel fransaskois)
Monday, March 3, 2008 at 5:03 PM
  • Joseph Galimberti, Director, Government and Community Relations (Air Canada)
  • Louise McEvoy, General Manager, Languages and Diversity (Air Canada)
Monday, February 25, 2008 at 5:05 PM
  • The Honourable Robert D. Nicholson, P.C.. M.P., Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada ()
  • Louise Aucoin, President (Fédération des associations de juristes d'expression française de common law inc. (FAJEF))
  • Andrée Duchesne, Senior Counsel and Manager, Francophonie, Justice in Official Languages and Legal Dualism (Justice Canada)
  • Rénald Rémillard, Director General (Fédération des associations de juristes d'expression française de common law inc. (FAJEF))
  • Marc Tremblay, General Counsel and Director, Official Languages Law Group (Justice Canada)
Monday, February 11, 2008 at 4:03 PM
  • The Honourable Josée Verner, P.C., M.P., Minister of Canadian Heritage, Status of Women and Official Languages (As an Individual)
  • Raymonde Boulay LeBlanc, Chair of the Board (Fédération culturelle canadienne-française)
  • Pierre Bourbeau, Executive Director (Fédération culturelle canadienne-française)
  • Diane Côté, Director, Community and Government Relations (Fédération des communautés francophones et acadienne du Canada:)
  • Hubert Lussier, Director General, Official Languages, Support Programs (Canadian Heritage)
  • Jérôme Moisan, Senior Director, Official Languages Secretariat (Canadian Heritage)
  • Lise Routhier-Boudreau, President (Fédération des communautés francophones et acadienne du Canada:)
Monday, January 28, 2008 at 5:00 PM
  • Monique Boudrias, Executive Vice-President (Canada Public Service Agency)
  • Kelly Collins, Director General, Research, Strategic Planning and Policy Development (Canada Public Service Agency)
  • François Nadeau, Counsel, Treasury Board Portfolio, Legal Services (Department of Justice Canada)
Monday, December 10, 2007 at 5:05 PM
  • Réjean Lachapelle, Director, Demolinguistics Studies Division (Statistics Canada)
Monday, December 3, 2007 at 5:35 PM
  • Graham Fraser, Commissioner of Official Languages (Office of the Commissioner of Official Languages)
  • Dominique Lemieux, Director General, Compliance Assurance Branch (Office of the Commissioner of Official Languages)
  • Catherine Scott, Director General, Policy and Communications Branch (Office of the Commissioner of Official Languages)
  • Johane Tremblay, Director, Legal Affairs Branch (Office of the Commissioner of Official Languages)
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