Standing Senate Committee on Social Affairs, Science and Technology

Studies & Bills

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Studies & Bills Date Referred Session  note  note
Bill S-30, An Act to amend the Act of incorporation of the Board of Elders of the Canadian District of the Moravian Church in America
(1999-06-16)
Wednesday, September 8, 1999 at 3:35 PM
  • The Honourable Nicholas W. Taylor (sponsor of the Bill) (As an Individual)
Bill C-64, An Act to establish an Indemnification program for travelling exhibitions
(1999-06-03)
Wednesday, June 9, 1999 at 3:55 PM
  • André Asselin, Director, Strategic Planning, Policy and Marketing Division (From the Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation)
  • Marten Brodsky, Senior Solicitor (From the Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation)
  • Harry W. Daniels, President (From the Congress of Aboriginal Peoples)
  • Karen A. Kinsley, Vice-President (From the Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation)
  • Frank Palmater, Vice-President (From the Congress of Aboriginal Peoples)
  • Jeff Richstone, Legal Counsel (From the Department of Canadian Heritage)
  • Lorraine Rochon, Chief of Staff (From the Congress of Aboriginal Peoples)
  • Marc Rochon, President (From the Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation)
  • Eileen Sarkar, Assistant Deputy Minister, Arts and Heritage (From the Department of Canadian Heritage)
  • Douglas A. Stewart, Vice-President (From the Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation)
  • David Walden, Director, Moveable Cultural Property (From the Department of Canadian Heritage)
Issues relating to persons coming under the jurisdiction of Veterans Affairs Canada including the availability, quality and standards of all benefits available to such persons
(1999-05-31)
Bill C-66, An Act to amend the National Housing Act and the Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation Act and to make a consequential amendment to another Act
(1999-05-11)
Wednesday, June 9, 1999 at 3:55 PM
  • André Asselin, Director, Strategic Planning, Policy and Marketing Division (From the Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation)
  • Marten Brodsky, Senior Solicitor (From the Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation)
  • Harry W. Daniels, President (From the Congress of Aboriginal Peoples)
  • Karen A. Kinsley, Vice-President (From the Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation)
  • Frank Palmater, Vice-President (From the Congress of Aboriginal Peoples)
  • Jeff Richstone, Legal Counsel (From the Department of Canadian Heritage)
  • Lorraine Rochon, Chief of Staff (From the Congress of Aboriginal Peoples)
  • Marc Rochon, President (From the Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation)
  • Eileen Sarkar, Assistant Deputy Minister, Arts and Heritage (From the Department of Canadian Heritage)
  • Douglas A. Stewart, Vice-President (From the Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation)
  • David Walden, Director, Moveable Cultural Property (From the Department of Canadian Heritage)
Wednesday, June 2, 1999 at 5:30 PM
  • Michael Davies, Vice-President and General Counsel (GE Capital Mortgage Insurance Corporation)
  • Laird Hunter, General Counsel (Co-operative Housing Federation of Canada)
  • Donald Johnston, Senior Director, Technology & Policy. (Canadian Home Builders' Association)
  • John Kenward, Chief Operating Officer (Canadian Home Builders' Association)
  • Phil Mayers, Vice-President, Business Development and Securitization (GE Capital Mortgage Insurance Corporation)
  • Ann M. Rheault, Director (Bank of Montreal - Aboriginal Banking Unit)
  • Peter Vukanovich, President (GE Capital Mortgage Insurance Corporation)
  • Bob Weese, Vice-President, Government and External Relations (GE Capital Mortgage Insurance Corporation)
Tuesday, June 1, 1999 at 9:06 AM
  • André Asselin, Director, Strategic Planning, Policy and Marketing Division (Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation)
  • The Hon. Alfonso L. Gagliano, Minister of Public Works and Government Services (APPEARING)
  • Karen A. Kinsley, Vice-President, Insurance (Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation)
  • Denis Normand, Chief, Financial Institutions (Finance Canada)
  • Marc Rochon, President (Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation)
  • Ted Roseman, Senior Policy Analyst (Finance Canada)
  • Charles Seeto, Director, Financial Sector Division (Finance Canada)
  • Douglas A. Stewart, Vice-President, Strategy (Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation)
Bill C-61, An Act to amend the War Veterans Allowance Act, the Pension Act, the Merchant Navy Veteran and Civilian War-related Benefits Act, the Department of Veterans Affairs Act, the Veterans Review and Appeal Board Act and the Halifax Relief Commission Pension Continuation Act and to amend certain other Acts in consequence thereof
(1999-03-18)
Tuesday, March 23, 1999 at 10:06 AM
  • Christine Elwell, Adjunct Professor of Law, Queen's University (As an individual)
  • Craig Forcese, Professor, Faculty of Law (From the University of Ottawa)
Bill C-208, An Act to amend the Access to Information Act
(1999-02-11)
Wednesday, March 10, 1999 at 3:42 PM
  • Jacqueline Bilodeau, Past President (From Canadian Access and Privacy Association (Capa))
  • Michael A. Dagg, President (From Canadian Access and Privacy Association (Capa))
  • Hon. John Reid, P.C., Information Commissioner (From the Office of the Information Commissioner of Canada)
Tuesday, March 9, 1999 at 10:05 AM
  • Colleen Beaumier, M.P (As an Individual)
  • Lita Cyr, Counsel, Information Law and Privacy Section (From Justice Canada)
  • Richard B. Fadden, Assistant Secretary, Government Operations Sector and Canada Infrastructure Works Program (From Treasury Board Secretariat Government Operations Sector and Canada Infrastructure Works Program)
  • Brian Jarvis, Legal Counsel, Public Law Policy Section, Policy Sector (From Justice Canada)
  • Ken Rubin (As an individual)
  • Mary Anne Stevens, Senior Policy Officer, Information Policy, Government Operations Sector (From Treasury Board Secretariat)
  • Michael Zigayer, Senior Counsel, Criminal Law Policy Section (From Justice Canada)
Bill S-20, An Act to amend the Act of incorporation of the Roman Catholic Episcopal Corporation of Mackenzie
(1998-10-29)
Wednesday, December 2, 1998 at 3:40 PM
  • Bernard Lavallée, Legal Counsel (From the Roman Catholic Episcopal Corporation of Mackenzie)
Bill S-10, An Act to amend the Excise Tax Act
(1998-09-24)
Tuesday, December 8, 1998 at 10:00 AM
  • Rick Boychuk, Editor, Canadian Geographic Magazine (From the Canadian Magazine Publishers Association)
  • Jane Cooney, Past President; Proprietor, Books for Business (From the Canadian Booksellers' Association)
  • David Hunt, National Coordinator (From the Don't Tax Reading Coalition)
  • Jacqueline Hushion, Chairperson (From the Don't Tax Reading Coalition)
  • Sheryl McKean, Executive Director (From the Canadian Booksellers' Association)
  • F. C. Larry Muller, Chair, Educational Resources Group (From the Canadian Publishers' Council)
  • Jean Paré, Publisher, L'actualité Magazine (From the Canadian Magazine Publishers Association)
  • Craig Saunders, National Coordinator (From the Canadian University Press)
Tuesday, November 24, 1998 at 10:00 AM
  • Denise Doherty-Dolorme, Spokesperson (From the Canadian Federation of Students)
  • Yvon Goulet, Assistant Chief Statistician, Communications and Operations (From Statistics Canada)
  • Lawrence N. Stevenson, President and Chief Executive Officer (From Chapters Inc)
Tuesday, November 3, 1998 at 10:00 AM
The dimensions of social cohesion in Canada in the context of globalization and other economic and structural forces that influence trust and reciprocity among Canadians
(1998-06-18)
Monday, June 14, 1999 at 6:00 PM
Tuesday, June 8, 1999 at 10:00 AM
  • Jim Stanford, Economist (From the Canadian Auto Workers (CAW):)
Monday, June 7, 1999 at 6:00 PM
Wednesday, June 2, 1999 at 5:35 PM
  • Michael Davies, Vice-President and General Counsel (GE Capital Mortgage Insurance Corporation)
  • Laird Hunter, General Counsel (Co-operative Housing Federation of Canada)
  • Donald Johnston, Senior Director, Technology & Policy (Canadian Home Builders' Association)
  • John Kenward, Chief Operating Officer (Canadian Home Builders' Association)
  • Phil Mayers, Vice-President, Business Development and Securitization (GE Capital Mortgage Insurance Corporation)
  • Ann M. Rheault, Director (Bank of Montreal - Aboriginal Banking Unit)
  • Peter Vukanovich, président (GE Capital Assurance Hypothèque)
  • Bob Weese, Vice-President, Government and External Relations (GE Capital Mortgage Insurance Corporation)
Wednesday, May 12, 1999 at 4:18 PM
  • Keith Banting, Director (From Queen's University -- School of Policy Studies)
Wednesday, May 5, 1999 at 3:36 PM
Wednesday, April 14, 1999 at 3:35 PM
Wednesday, March 24, 1999 at 3:54 PM
  • James Lahey, Associate Deputy Minister and Co-Chair, Policy Research Committee (From Human Resources Development Canada)
Tuesday, March 23, 1999 at 10:06 AM
  • Christine Elwell, Adjunct Professor of Law, Queen's University (As an individual)
  • Craig Forcese, Professor, Faculty of Law (From the University of Ottawa)
Tuesday, March 16, 1999 at 10:01 AM
  • Mr. Brian Tanguay, Professor, Department of Political Science (From Wilfrid Laurier University)
Wednesday, March 3, 1999 at 3:45 PM
  • Joan Johannson, Chairperson (From Canadian Association of the Non-Employed (CANE))
  • Denis Ross, President (From the Réseau des travailleurs autonomes Grand-plateau centre sud)
Tuesday, March 2, 1999 at 10:03 AM
  • Mario Calla, Executive Director (From COSTI)
  • Fo Niemi (From Centre for Research-Action on Race Relations (CRARR))
  • Lillian To, Executive Director (From SUCCESS)
Wednesday, February 17, 1999 at 3:50 PM
  • Terry Anne Boyles, Vice-President (From the Association of Canadian Community Colleges Colleges)
  • Paul Kitchin, Executive Director (From the National Association of Career Colleges)
  • Thomas Townsend, Co-Chair (From the Intergovernmental Coordinating Committee on Student Financial Assistance)
Tuesday, February 16, 1999 at 10:05 AM
  • David Driscoll, Executive Director (From VanCity Community Foundation)
  • Peter Nares (From Self-Employment Development Initiative)
  • Russ Rothney, Manager, Community and Economic Development (From Assiniboine Credit Union)
  • Jean Vincent, President and Chief Executive Officer (Native Commercial Credit Corporation)
Wednesday, February 10, 1999 at 3:47 PM
  • Vivian Labrie, Coordinator (From the Collectif pour une loi sur l'élimination de la pauvreté)
  • Danny Mui (From the Centre for Information and Community Services (CISC))
  • David Pfrimmer, Chairperson (From the Commission for Justice and Peace -- The Canadian Council of Churches)
Tuesday, February 9, 1999 at 10:04 AM
  • Rhonda Ferderber, Manager (From The Society We Want)
  • David Shulman (From the Democracy Education Network)
Wednesday, February 3, 1999 at 3:45 PM
Wednesday, December 9, 1998 at 3:45 PM
  • Professor John F. Helliwell, O.C., Department of Economics (University of British Columbia)
Tuesday, December 1, 1998 at 10:00 AM
  • John Myles, Ph.D., Visiting Research Fellow (Statistics Canada)
Wednesday, November 25, 1998 at 3:30 PM
  • Robert Barnard, President and Founder (From d-Code Inc.)
Wednesday, November 18, 1998 at 3:40 PM
  • Mr. Derek Burney, O.C., Chairman and Chief Executive Officer (From Bell Canada International Inc)
Tuesday, November 17, 1998 at 10:00 AM
Wednesday, November 4, 1998 at 3:30 PM
  • Hon. John Edward Broadbent, P.C., O.C., B.A., M.A., Ph.D., J.S. Woodsworth Chair in the Humanities, Simon Fraser University (As individual)
Wednesday, October 28, 1998 at 3:50 PM
  • Michael McCracken, Chief Executive Officer (Informetrica Limited)
  • Lars Osberg, Professor, Dalhousie University, Department of Economics (As an individual)
Tuesday, October 27, 1998 at 10:00 AM
  • Mr. Pierre Paquette, Moderator (Télé-Québec)
  • Mr. Courtney Pratt, President (Caldwell Partners International Inc.)
Wednesday, October 21, 1998 at 3:30 PM
  • Thea Herman, Assistant Deputy Minister (Department of Justice)
  • Michael Wernick, Co-Chair, Subcommittee on Social Cohesion of the Policy Research Committee (Department of Canadian Heritage)
  • Doug Williams, Special Advisor, Research and Statistics Division (Department of Justice)
Tuesday, October 20, 1998 at 10:00 AM
  • Judith Maxwell, President (Canadian Policy Research Networks Inc.)
  • Alain Noël, Professor, University of Montreal, Political Science Department (As an individual)
Wednesday, October 7, 1998 at 3:30 PM
  • Jane Jenson, Professor, University of Montreal, Department of Political Science (As an individual)
Tuesday, October 6, 1998 at 10:00 AM
  • Michael Adams, President (Environics Research Group)
Tuesday, September 29, 1998 at 10:05 AM
Bill C-19, An Act to amend the Canada Labour Code (Part) 1 and the Corporations and Labour Unions Returns Act and to make consequential amendments to other Acts
(1998-06-08)
Wednesday, June 17, 1998 at 3:30 PM
  • The Honourable Lawrence MacAulay, P.C., M.P., Solicitor General of Canada (The Honourable Lawrence MacAulay, P.C., M.P., Solicitor General of Canada)
  • Yvonne Beaupré, Senior Counsel, Legal Services (Department of Human Resources Development Canada)
  • Warren Edmondson, Acting Assistant Deputy Minister, Labour (As an Individual)
  • Michael McDermott, Senior Assistant Deputy Minister, Legislative Review, Part I of the Canada Labour Code (From the Department of Human Resources Development)
  • Debra Robinson, Project Director, Legislative Review, Part I of the Canada Labour Code (As an Individual)
  • Krishna Sahay, Director, Industrial Organization and Finance, Statistics Canada (Statistics Canada)
Tuesday, June 16, 1998 at 10:00 AM
  • Santo Alborino, Past Chairman, Labour Code Standing Ctee. (Canadian Bankers Association)
  • Marie-France Bich, LL.B., Professor of Labour Law, Universiy of Montreal, and Chair of the Labour Law Ctee. of the Quebec Bar Association (Quebec Bar Association)
  • Michael Gottheil, Vice-President (Canadian Association of Labour Lawyers)
  • Nancy Leamen, Director, Human Resources Policy (As an Individual)
  • Nancy Riche, Executive Vice-President (From the Canadian Labour Congress:)
  • Mark Sauvé, Legislative Services (Quebec Bar Association)
  • Emile Vallée, Political Advisor, Quebec Federation of Labour (Quebec Federation of Labour)
Friday, June 12, 1998 at 2:00 PM
  • Gerald D. Chipeur, Barrister and Solicitor (Milner Fenerty, Barristers and Solicitors, Calgary)
  • Ed. H. Guest, Executive Director (Western Grain Elevator Association)
  • Jerry Lampert, President and Chief Executive Officer (Business Council of British Columbia)
  • Murdoch MacKay, Managing Director, Terminal Services Div. of United Grain Growers Ltd. (Western Grain Elevator Association)
  • Tim McEwan, Senior Policy Analyst (Business Council of British Columbia)
  • Doug Willy, President (NWT Chamber of Mines)
Wednesday, June 10, 1998 at 3:30 PM
  • Dan Adamus, Chairman, Legislative Affairs (Canadian Air Line Pilots Association)
  • David W. Church, Director, Transportation, Recycling and Purchasing, Can. Pulp and Paper Assoc. (Coalition of Employer Associations Concerned with the Statutory Protection of the Grain Industry)
  • Donald O. Downing, President, The Coal Association of Canada (Coal Association of Canada)
  • Tom Dufresne, President (International Longshoremen's & Warehousemen's Union)
  • David W. Goffin, Secretary-Treasurer & Vice-President, Canadian Chemical Producers Association (From the Canadian Shippers' Council:)
  • Captain Tom Jerrard, President (Air Canada Pilots Association)
  • John E. King, Chairman of the Board (Port of Saint John Employers Association)
  • Doug Moffatt, Executive Director (Canadian Courier Association)
  • David Olsen, Co-Chair, Subcommittee on Part I of the Canada Labour Code (As an Individual)
  • John Pearson, Chairman (Prairie Pools Inc.)
  • Robert J. Renwick, Chair, Western Canadian Shippers' Coalition (WesternCanadian Shippers' Coalition)
  • George C.B. Smith, Chairman (Federally Regulated Employers-- Transportation and Communications)
  • Garry Smolik, Spokesperson (Six Independent B.C. and Alberta Grain Producers)
  • Roman Stoykewych - Air Line Pilots Association (Air Line Pilots Association)
  • Patty Townsend, Executive Director (From the Canadian Agri-food Trade Alliance:)
  • Hugh Wagner, Representative, Grain Workers Union (Grain Workers Union)
  • Bob Wilds (B.C. Maritime Employers Association)
Tuesday, June 9, 1998 at 10:00 AM
  • Brenda Chamberlain, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Labour (Department of Human Resources Development Canada)
  • Michael McDermott, Senior Assistant Deputy Minister, Legislative Review, Part I of the Canada Labour Code (From the Department of Human Resources Development)
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