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Studies & Bills

Information prior to the 40th Parliament is from notices of meetings. For the official record, please refer to the related minutes and transcripts.

There are limited electronic records available for the period prior to the 35th Parliament. For historical information, please contact: ctm@sen.parl.gc.ca or 1-800-267-7362

Studies & Bills Date Referred Session  note  note
Bill S-8, An Act to implement conventions and protocols concluded between Canada and Colombia, Greece and Turkey for the avoidance of double taxation and the prevention of fiscal evasion with respect to taxes on income
(2009-12-09)
Wednesday, December 9, 2009 at 5:25 PM
  • Parry Athenaios, Expert Advisor, Tax Treaties (Department of Finance Canada)
  • Alain Castonguay, Senior Chief, Tax Treaties (Department of Finance Canada)
  • Gérard Lalonde, Director, Tax Legislation Division (Department of Finance Canada)
  • Tim Wach, Director, Legislative Development and Chief Legislative Counsel (Department of Finance Canada)
Bill S-232, An Act to amend the Patent Act (drugs for international humanitarian purposes) and to make a consequential amendment to another Act
(2009-06-16)
Thursday, November 19, 2009 at 10:31 AM
  • Frederick M. Abbott, Edward Ball Eminent Scholar, Professor of International Law (Florida State University College of Law)
  • Antony Taubman, Director of Intellectual Property Division (World Trade Organization (WTO))
Wednesday, November 18, 2009 at 4:05 PM
  • Professor Amir Attaran, Associate Professor in the Faculties of Law and Medicine (University of Ottawa)
  • Glen Shepherd, President and CEO (Health Partners International of Canada)
Wednesday, November 4, 2009 at 4:00 PM
  • Marilyn Coolen, Atlantic Representative - Leadership Team, National Advocacy Committee (Grandmothers to Grandmothers Campaign)
  • Richard Dearden, Partner (Gowling, Lafleur, Henderson LLP)
  • Ywe Looper, Manager Patents (Boehringer Ingelheim (Canada) Ltd)
  • Paul Lucas, President and CEO (GlaxoSmithKline Canada)
  • Gillian Sandeman, Ontario South-East Representative, Leadership Team, National Advocacy Committee (Grandmothers to Grandmothers Campaign)
  • Kathleen Wallace-Deering, Co-Chair, National Advocacy Committee (Grandmothers to Grandmothers Campaign)
  • Linda Watson, Prairies Rep - Leadership Team, National Advocacy Committee (Grandmothers to Grandmothers Campaign)
  • Russell Williams, President (Canada's Research-Based Pharmaceuticals Companies)
Thursday, October 22, 2009 at 10:30 AM
  • Tenu Avafia, United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), Policy Specialist, Intellectual Property and Trade (Unicef)
  • Bruce Clark, Vice-President, Regulatory and Medical Affairs (Apotex Inc.)
  • Meg French, Director, International Programmes (Unicef)
  • Robert Gass, Pediatric HIV Focal Point based at UNICEF (Unicef)
  • Jack Kay, President and Chief Operating Officer (Apotex Inc.)
  • Jim Keon, President (Canadian Generic Pharmaceutical Association)
Wednesday, October 21, 2009 at 4:10 PM
  • Aria Ilyad Ahmad, UAEM Chapter Leader, University of Toronto (Universities Allied for Essential Medicines)
  • Richard Elliott, Executive Director (Canadian HIV/AIDS Legal Network)
  • Rachel Kiddell-Monroe, Advisor, MSF Campaign for Access to Essential Medicines (Doctors Without Borders)
  • Cailin Morrison, Legal Advisor, Trade and Intellectual Property Law (Canadian HIV/AIDS Legal Network)
Thursday, October 8, 2009 at 10:30 AM
  • The Honourable Sharon Carstairs, P.C., Senator, sponsor of the bill (Senate of Canada)
  • Colette Downie, Director General, Marketplace Framework Policy Branch, Strategic Policy Sector (Industry Canada)
  • The Honourable Yoine Goldstein, Former Senator (As an individual)
  • Chris MacLennan, Director-General, Thematic and Sectoral Policy Directorate, Strategic Policy and Performance Branch (Canadian International Development Agency)
  • Edith St-Hilaire, Director, Intellectual Property , Information and Technology Trade Policy Division, Acting Director General, Multilateral Trade Policy (Foreign Affairs and International Trade Canada)
  • Brigitte Zirger, Director, Director's Office, Bureau of Policy, Science and International Programs (Health Canada)
Bill C-4, An Act respecting not-for-profit corporations and certain other corporations
(2009-06-10)
Thursday, June 18, 2009 at 9:00 AM
  • Roger Charland, Executive Director, Corporate and Insolvency Law Policy and Internal Trade (Industry Canada)
  • Coleen Kirby, Manager, Corporation Canada, Policy Section (Industry Canada)
  • Wayne Lennon, Senior Project Leader, Corporate and Insolvency Law Policy and Internal Trade (Industry Canada)
  • Carole Presseault, Vice-President (Certified General Accountants' Association of Canada (CGA-Canada))
Wednesday, June 17, 2009 at 4:05 PM
  • Diane Ablonczy, Minister of State for Small Business and Tourism (Industry Canada)
  • Roger Charland, Executive Director, Corporate and Insolvency Law Policy and Internal Trade (Industry Canada)
  • Coleen Kirby, Manager, Corporation Canada, Policy Section (Industry Canada)
  • Wayne Lennon, Senior Project Leader, Corporate and Insolvency Law Policy and Internal Trade (Industry Canada)
  • Carole Presseault, Vice-President (Certified General Accountants' Association of Canada (CGA-Canada))
  • Gerry Stobo, Partner, Borden Ladner Gervais LLP (Certified General Accountants' Association of Canada (CGA-Canada))
Bill S-203, An Act to amend the Business Development Bank of Canada Act (municipal infrastructure bonds) and to make a consequential amendment to another Act
(2009-05-06)
Thursday, November 5, 2009 at 10:34 AM
  • Jack Mintz, Director and Palmer Chair in Public Policy (University of Calgary School of Public Policy)
Thursday, October 1, 2009 at 11:35 AM
  • Mike Buda, Director, Policy and Research (Federation of Canadian Municipalities)
  • Adam Thompson, Policy Analyst (Federation of Canadian Municipalities)
Wednesday, September 30, 2009 at 4:20 PM
  • The Honourable Jerahmiel S. Grafstein, Senator, sponsor of the bill (Senate of Canada)
  • Miodrag Jovanovic, Chief, Savings and Investment, Personal Income Tax Division, Tax Policy Branch (Department of Finance Canada)
  • Baxter Williams, Director, Personal Income Tax Division, Tax Policy Branch (Department of Finance Canada)
Examine those elements dealing with the Competition Act (Part 12) contained in Bill C-10, the Budget Implementation Act, 2009
(2009-03-12)
Wednesday, June 3, 2009 at 4:10 PM
Thursday, May 28, 2009 at 10:35 AM
Thursday, May 14, 2009 at 10:30 AM
  • John D. Bodrug, Chair, National Competition Law Section (Canadian Bar Association)
  • Janet Bolton, Chair, Legislation and Competition Policy Committee, National Competition Law Section (Canadian Bar Association)
  • Anu Bose, Head of the Ottawa Office (Option Consommateurs)
  • Paul Collins, Vice-Chair, (Enforcement) National Competition Law Section (Canadian Bar Association)
  • Michael Janigan, Executive Director/General Counsel (Public Interest Advocacy Centre)
  • Tim Kennish, Counsel (Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt LLP)
  • Omar Wakil, Chair, Mergers Committee, National Competition Law Section (Canadian Bar Association)
Wednesday, May 13, 2009 at 4:02 PM
  • George Addy, Chair of the Canadian Chamber Board Policy Committee (Canadian Chamber of Commerce)
  • Melanie Aitken, Interim Commissioner of Competition (Competition Bureau Canada)
  • Colette Downie, Director General, Marketplace Framework Policy Branch (Industry Canada)
  • Shirley-Ann George, Senior Vice-President, Policy (Canadian Chamber of Commerce)
  • Peter Woolford, Vice-President Policy Development and Research (Retail Council of Canada)
The present state of the domestic and international financial system
(2009-03-04)
Thursday, November 5, 2009 at 10:34 AM
  • Jack Mintz, Director and Palmer Chair in Public Policy (University of Calgary School of Public Policy)
Thursday, October 29, 2009 at 10:38 AM
  • David J. Rodgers, Special Advisor to the Director General, Economic Policy Bureau (Foreign Affairs and International Trade Canada)
Wednesday, October 28, 2009 at 4:00 PM
  • Mark J. Carney, Governor (Bank of Canada)
  • Paul Jenkins, Senior Deputy Governor (Bank of Canada)
Wednesday, May 6, 2009 at 4:02 PM
  • Mark J. Carney, Governor (Bank of Canada)
  • Paul Jenkins, Senior Deputy Governor (Bank of Canada)
Thursday, March 12, 2009 at 10:30 AM
  • Terry Campbell, Vice-President, Policy (Canadian Bankers Association)
  • Jean-René Halde, President and Chief Executive Officer (Business Development Bank of Canada)
  • Darren Hannah, Director, Banking Operations (Canadian Bankers Association)
  • Nancy Hughes Anthony, President and Chief Executive Officer (Canadian Bankers Association)
  • Eric Siegel, President and Chief Executive Officer (Export Development Canada)
Wednesday, March 11, 2009 at 4:05 PM
  • Daniel Kelly, Senior Vice-President, Legislative Affairs (Canadian Federation of Independent Business)
  • Ted Mallett, Chief Economist and Vice-President, Research (Canadian Federation of Independent Business)
  • Corinne Pohlmann, Vice-President of National Affairs (Canadian Federation of Independent Business)
  • Geoff Schaadt, Director of National Programs (Canadian Manufacturers & Exporters)
Study on the credit and debit card systems in Canada and their relative rates and fees, in particular for businesses and consumers
(2009-03-03)
Monday, June 22, 2009 at 6:10 PM
Thursday, June 18, 2009 at 9:00 AM
  • Roger Charland, Executive Director, Corporate and Insolvency Law Policy and Internal Trade (Industry Canada)
  • Coleen Kirby, Manager, Corporation Canada, Policy Section (Industry Canada)
  • Wayne Lennon, Senior Project Leader, Corporate and Insolvency Law Policy and Internal Trade (Industry Canada)
  • Carole Presseault, Vice-President (Certified General Accountants' Association of Canada (CGA-Canada))
Thursday, June 11, 2009 at 10:35 AM
Wednesday, June 10, 2009 at 4:35 PM
Thursday, June 4, 2009 at 10:40 AM
Wednesday, June 3, 2009 at 4:10 PM
Wednesday, May 27, 2009 at 4:10 PM
Thursday, May 7, 2009 at 10:30 AM
  • Pierre-Alexandre Blouin, Director, Public Affairs (Association des détaillants en alimentation du Québec)
  • Danielle Chayer, Vice-President and General Director (Association des hôteliers du Québec)
  • Peter T. Dunn, Director (Edgar Dunn & Company)
  • Gaston Lafleur, President and General Director (Conseil québécois du commerce de détail)
  • Gary Sands, Vice-President (Canadian Federation of Independent Grocers)
  • Saul Schwartz, School of Public Policy and Administration (Carleton University)
  • John Scott, President and Chief Executive Officer (Canadian Federation of Independent Grocers)
  • Roger Ware, Professor of Economics, Department of Economics (Queen's University)
  • Robert White, Director (Edgar Dunn & Company)
Thursday, April 23, 2009 at 10:30 AM
  • Diane J. Brisebois, President and Chief Executive Officer (Retail Council of Canada)
  • Greg Farrell, Executive Vice-President and Chief Financial Officer (Giant Tiger Stores Limited)
  • Paul Jewer, Senior Vice-President Finance and Treasurer (Sobeys Inc.)
  • Mark O'Connell, President and Chief Executive Officer (Interac Association)
  • David Wilkes, Senior Vice-President (Canadian Council of Grocery Distributors)
Wednesday, April 22, 2009 at 4:27 PM
  • Andrea Cotroneo, Vice-President, Canada Regional Counsel (MasterCard Canada, Inc.)
  • Diane Miquelon, Vice-President and Team Leader (MasterCard Canada, Inc.)
  • Kevin Stanton, President (MasterCard Canada, Inc.)
  • Tim Wilson, Head of Visa Canada (Visa Canada)
Thursday, April 2, 2009 at 10:30 AM
  • Jim Baumgartner, President and Chief Executive Officer (Moneris Solutions)
  • Duff Conacher, Chairperson (Canadian Community Reinvestment Coalition (CCRC))
  • Mel Fruitman, Vice-president (Consumers' Association of Canada)
  • Fern Glowinsky, Senior Vice-President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary (Moneris Solutions)
  • Jeff van Duynhoven, President (TD Merchant Services)
Wednesday, April 1, 2009 at 4:07 PM
  • Terry Campbell, Vice-President, Policy (Canadian Bankers Association)
  • Darren Hannah, Director, Banking Operations (Canadian Bankers Association)
  • Nancy Hughes Anthony, President and Chief Executive Officer (Canadian Bankers Association)
  • Corinne Pohlmann, Vice-President of National Affairs (Canadian Federation of Independent Business)
  • Catherine Swift, President and Chief Executive Officer (Canadian Federation of Independent Business)
Thursday, March 26, 2009 at 10:35 AM
  • Anu Bose, Head of the Ottawa Office (Option Consommateurs)
  • Patrice Dagenais, Director, Planning and Product Development (Desjardins Group)
  • Brigitte Goulard, Vice-President, Policy (Credit Union Central of Canada)
  • Susan Murray, Director, Government Relations (Desjardins Group)
  • Genevieve Reed, Head of Research and Advocacy (Option Consommateurs)
  • Douglas Whelan, Director, Payments Policy (Credit Union Central of Canada)
Wednesday, March 25, 2009 at 4:05 PM
  • Martine Dagenais, Assistant Deputy Commissioner of Competition, Civil Matters Branch (Competition Bureau Canada)
  • Ursula Menke, Commissioner (Financial Consumer Agency of Canada (FCAC))
  • Jeremy Rudin, Assistant Deputy Minister, Financial Sector Policy Branch (Department of Finance Canada)
  • Richard Taylor, Deputy Commissioner of Competition, Civil Matters Branch (Competition Bureau Canada)
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