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Studies & Bills

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The subject matter of those elements contained in Divisions 1, 5 and 26 of Part 4, and in Subdivision A of Division 2 of Part 4 of Bill C-97, An Act to implement certain provisions of the budget tabled in Parliament on March 19, 2019 and other measures
(2019-05-02) Show Briefs
Wednesday, May 29, 2019 at 4:15 PM
  • Safeena Alarakhia, Senior Advisor, Financial Crimes Governance and Operations, Financial Systems Division, Financial Sector Policy Branch (Department of Finance Canada)
  • Ian Disend, Senior Policy Analyst, Marketplace Framework Policy Branch (Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada)
  • Mark Schaan, Director General, Marketplace Framework Policy Branch (Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada)
  • Kathleen Wrye, Acting Director, Pensions Policy (Department of Finance Canada)
Thursday, May 16, 2019 at 10:31 AM
  • Bob Brunet, Executive Director, Canadian Roofing Contractors Association (National Trade Contractors Coalition of Canada)
  • Frank Faieta, National Vice President, The Guarantee Company (Surety Association of Canada)
  • The Honourable Senator Donald Neil Plett, Senator
Wednesday, May 15, 2019 at 4:15 PM
  • Jean-Daniel Breton, , Corporate Practice Committee (Canadian Association of Insolvency and Restructuring Professionals)
  • Steven Estey, Government and Community Relations Officer (Council of Canadians with Disabilities)
  • Alex D. McKinnon, Department Leader, Research, Public Policy and Bargaining Support, Canadian National Office (United Steelworkers)
  • Denis Meunier, Director (Transparency International Canada)
  • Joe Morin, Past Chair (Canadian Bond Investors Association)
  • Raj Sahni, Partner, Bennett Jones LLP (Canadian Bond Investors Association)
Wednesday, May 8, 2019 at 4:14 PM
  • Jessica Brandon-Jepp, Advocacy and Government Relations Advisor (Canadian Credit Union Association)
  • Anne Butler, Chief Legal Officer and Head of Research and Policy (Payments Canada)
  • Ian Disend, Senior Policy Analyst, Marketplace Framework Policy Branch (Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada)
  • William Gibson, Analyst , Payments Policy (Department of Finance Canada)
  • Theresa Hinz, Managing Director, Legislative Policy, Interpretations and Compliance, Regulatory Affairs Division (Office of the Superintendent of Financial Institutions Canada)
  • Oliver Kanter, Economist, Pensions Policy (Department of Finance Canada)
  • Isabelle Lepage, Manager, Legislative Policy, Interpretations and Compliance (Office of the Superintendent of Financial Institutions Canada)
  • Christopher Meszaros, Senior Counsel (Department of Justice Canada)
  • Paul Morrison, Manager, Policy Development (Insolvency), Marketplace Framework Policy Branch (Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada)
  • Mary O'Connor, Senior Advisor, Strategic Initiatives, Financial Institutions Division (Department of Finance Canada)
  • Darryl Patterson, Director, Corporate, Insolvency and Competition Directorate, Marketplace Framework Policy Branch (Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada)
  • Mark Schaan, Director General, Marketplace Framework Policy Branch (Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada)
  • Margaret Tepczynska, Director, Strategic Initiatives, Financial Institutions Division (Department of Finance Canada)
  • Julie Trepanier, Director, Payments Policy (Department of Finance Canada)
  • Kathy Wyre, Acting Director, Pensions Policy (Department of Finance Canada)
The subject matter of those elements contained in Divisions 3, 4, 6, 7 and 10 of Part 4 of Bill C-86, A second Act to implement certain provisions of the budget tabled in Parliament on February 27, 2018 and other measures
(2018-11-07) Show Briefs
Thursday, November 29, 2018 at 10:31 AM
Thursday, November 22, 2018 at 10:31 AM
  • Safeena Alarakhia, Senior Advisor, Financial Systems Division, Financial Sector Policy Branch (Department of Finance Canada)
  • Maxime Beaupré, Director, Financial Crimes Policy, Financial Systems Division, Financial Sector Policy Branch (Department of Finance Canada)
  • Justin Brown, Director, Financial Stability, Capital Markets Division, Financial Sector Policy Branch (Department of Finance Canada)
  • James Cohen, Executive Director (Transparency International Canada)
  • Gregory Cowper, Managing Director, Policy, Insurance and Emerging Risks (Canada Deposit Insurance Corporation)
  • Manuel Dussault, Senior Director, Framework Policy, Financial Sector Policy Branch (Department of Finance Canada)
  • Lynn Hemmings, Acting Director General, Financial Systems Division, Financial Sector Policy Branch (Department of Finance Canada)
  • Theresa Hinz, Managing Director, Legislative Policy, Interpretations and Compliance, Regulatory Affairs Division (Office of the Superintendent of Financial Institutions Canada)
  • Mora Johnson, Barrister and Solicitor (As an Individual)
  • Olivier Paradis-Béland, Senior Economist, Framework Policy, Financial Institutions Division, Financial Sector Policy Branch (Department of Finance Canada)
  • Mark Schaan, Director General, Marketplace Framework Policy Branch, Strategy and Innovation Policy Sector (Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada)
Wednesday, November 21, 2018 at 2:33 PM
  • Casey M. Chisick, Partner, Cassels Brock & Blackwell LLP (As an Individual)
  • Jeremy de Beer, Full Professor, Faculty of Law, University of Ottawa (As an Individual)
  • Michael A. Geist, Canada Research Chair in Internet and E-commerce Law, Faculty of Law, University of Ottawa (As an Individual)
  • Richard Gold, Professor, McGill University (As an Individual)
  • Adam Kingsley, Executive Director (Intellectual Property Institute of Canada)
  • Howard P. Knopf, Counsel, Macera & Jarzyna LLP, Moffat & Co., and Patent TM Agents (As an Individual)
  • Teresa Scassa, Canada Research Chair in Information Law and Policy, University of Ottawa (As an Individual)
  • Patrick Smith, President (Intellectual Property Institute of Canada)
  • Scott Smith, Senior Director, Intellectual Property and Innovation Policy, Canadian Chamber of Commerce (Canadian Intellectual Property Council)
Wednesday, November 21, 2018 at 12:02 PM
  • Sylvain Audet, General Counsel (Copyright Board of Canada)
  • Kelly Beaton, Acting Director General, Creative Marketplace and Innovation Branch (Canadian Heritage)
  • Robert A. Blair, Chair (Copyright Board of Canada)
  • Patrick Blanar, Senior Policy Analyst, Patent Policy Directorate, Strategy and Innovation Policy Sector (Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada)
  • Kahlil Cappuccino, Director, Copyright Policy, Creative Marketplace and Innovation Branch (Canadian Heritage)
  • Christopher Johnstone, Director General, National Programs and Business Services (National Research Council Canada)
  • Gilles McDougall, Secretary General (Copyright Board of Canada)
  • Mark Schaan, Director General, Marketplace Framework Policy Branch, Strategy and Innovation Policy Sector (Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada)
  • Martin Simard, Director, Copyright and Trademark Policy Directorate, Strategy and Innovation Policy Sector (Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada)
  • Nathalie Théberge, Vice Chair and Chief Executive Officer (Copyright Board of Canada)
Tuesday, November 20, 2018 at 1:33 PM
  • Richard Bilodeau, Director General, Supervision and Promotion Branch (Financial Consumer Agency of Canada)
  • Sarah Bradley, Ombudsman and CEO (Ombudsman for Banking Services and Investments)
  • Jean-François Girard, Director, Consumer Affairs, Financial Institutions Division, Financial Sector Policy Branch (Department of Finance Canada)
  • John Lawford, Executive Director and General Counsel (Public Interest Advocacy Centre)
  • Angelina Mason, General Counsel and Vice President (Canadian Bankers Association)
  • Britt Parsons, Ombudsman (ADR Chambers Banking Ombuds Office)
  • Eleanor Ryan, Director General, Financial Institutions Division (Department of Finance Canada)
  • Sandy Stephens, Assistant General Counsel (Canadian Bankers Association)
  • Kevin Thomas, Manager, Policy and Promotion (Financial Consumer Agency of Canada)
Government response to the twenty-first report of the Standing Senate Committee on Banking Trade and Commerce entitled "Taxation of the Hutterites in Canada"
(2018-11-02)
Bill S-1002, An Act respecting Girl Guides of Canada
(2018-11-01)
Thursday, December 6, 2018 at 10:30 AM
  • Brenda Abrams, Director, Governance (Girl Guides of Canada)
  • Reverend Brian Cornelius, , First United Church (United Church of Canada)
  • The Honourable Senator Peter Harder, P.C., sponsor of the bill
  • The Honourable Senator Mobina S.B. Jaffer, sponsor of the bill
  • Jill Zelmanovits, Chief Executive Officer (Girl Guides of Canada)
Bill S-1003, An Act to amend The United Church of Canada Act
(2018-11-01)
Thursday, December 6, 2018 at 10:30 AM
  • Brenda Abrams, Director, Governance (Girl Guides of Canada)
  • Reverend Brian Cornelius, , First United Church (United Church of Canada)
  • The Honourable Senator Peter Harder, P.C., sponsor of the bill
  • The Honourable Senator Mobina S.B. Jaffer, sponsor of the bill
  • Jill Zelmanovits, Chief Executive Officer (Girl Guides of Canada)
Examine and report on the potential benefits and challenges of open banking for Canadian financial services consumers, with specific focus on the federal government’s regulatory role
(2018-09-27) Show Briefs
Thursday, May 9, 2019 at 10:31 AM
  • Arun Bauri, Strategic Policy and Research Analyst, Policy, Research and Parliamentary Affairs Directorate (Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada)
  • Julien Brazeau, Senior Director, Strategy and Coordination, Financial Institutions Division, Financial Sector Policy Branch (Department of Finance Canada)
  • Annette Ryan, Associate Assistant Deputy Minister, Financial Sector Policy Branch (Department of Finance Canada)
  • Gregory Smolynec, Deputy Commissioner, Policy and Promotion Sector (Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada)
Thursday, May 2, 2019 at 10:32 AM
Thursday, April 11, 2019 at 10:30 AM
  • Michael A. Geist, Canada Research Chair in Internet and E-commerce Law, Faculty of Law, University of Ottawa (As an Individual)
  • John Lawford, Executive Director and General Counsel (Public Interest Advocacy Centre)
Thursday, April 4, 2019 at 10:30 AM
  • Renée Doiron, Director, Broadband and Network Engineering, Telecommunications (Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission)
  • Teresa Scassa, Canada Research Chair in Information Law and Policy, University of Ottawa (As an Individual)
  • Mark Schaan, Director General, Marketplace Framework Policy Branch (Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada)
  • Chris Seidl, Executive Director, Telecommunications (Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission)
  • Scott Shortliffe, Chief Consumer Officer (Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission)
Thursday, March 21, 2019 at 10:30 AM
  • Steven Boms, Executive Director (Financial Data and Technology Association (FDATA))
  • Debbie Gamble, Chief Officer, Innovation Labs and New Ventures (Interac Corp.)
  • Normand Lafrenière, President (Canadian Association of Mutual Insurance Companies)
  • Athana Mentzelopoulos, Vice President, Government Relations and Member Relations (Canadian Credit Union Association)
  • Scott Talbott, Senior Vice-President, Government Affairs (Electronic Transactions Association)
  • Kirsten Thompson, Member, Advisory Committee on Open Banking, and Partner, Dentons Canada (As an Individual)
  • Blair Wiley, General Counsel and Head of Regulatory Affairs (Wealthsimple Financial Corp.)
Wednesday, March 20, 2019 at 4:19 PM
  • Scott Farrell, Partner (King & Wood Mallesons, Australia)
  • Peter Harris, former Chairman of the Australian Productivity Commission (As an Individual)
Thursday, February 28, 2019 at 10:30 AM
  • Adam Felesky, Chief Executive Officer (Portag3 Ventures)
  • Imran Gulamhuseinwala, Implementation Trustee ((UK) Open Banking Implementation Entity (OBIE))
  • Iain McLean, Senior Vice President, Market Development (Mastercard)
  • Todd Roberts, Payment Expert (Deloitte)
  • Jennifer Sloan, Vice President, Public Policy (Mastercard)
Wednesday, February 27, 2019 at 4:16 PM
  • Pat Chaukos, Deputy Director, OSC LaunchPad (Ontario Securities Commission)
  • Marina Mandal, Vice President, Banking Transformation and Strategy (Canadian Bankers Association)
  • Angelina Mason, General Counsel and Vice President (Canadian Bankers Association)
  • Robert Vokes, Senior Managing Director and Financial Services Lead, Canada (Accenture Inc.)
Thursday, February 21, 2019 at 10:30 AM
  • Arun Bauri, Strategic Policy and Research Analyst, Policy, Research and Parliamentary Affairs Directorate (Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada)
  • Justin Ferrabee, Chief Operating Officer (Payments Canada)
  • Greg Lang, Major Case Director and Strategic Policy Advisor, Competition Advocacy Unit (Competition Bureau Canada)
  • Gregory Smolynec, Deputy Commissioner, Policy and Promotion Sector (Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada)
  • Leila Wright, Associate Deputy Commissioner, Policy, Planning and Advocacy Directorate (Competition Bureau Canada)
Wednesday, February 20, 2019 at 4:15 PM
  • Julien Brazeau, Senior Director, Strategy and Coordination, Financial Institutions Division, Financial Sector Policy Branch (Department of Finance Canada)
  • Dan Dickinson, Senior Vice President and Chief Digital Officer (Equitable Bank)
  • Grahame Johnson, Managing Director, Financial Stability Department (Bank of Canada)
  • Christopher C. Nicholls, Professor and W. Geoff Beattie Chair in Corporate Law, Faculty of Law, The University of Western Ontario (As an Individual)
  • Annette Ryan, Associate Assistant Deputy Minister, Financial Sector Policy Branch (Department of Finance Canada)
The subject matter of those elements contained in Divisions 2, 4, 5, 6, 7, 12, 16 and 19 of Part 6 of Bill C-74, An Act to implement certain provisions of the budget tabled in Parliament on February 27, 2018 and other measures
(2018-04-24) Show Briefs
Tuesday, May 29, 2018 at 2:31 PM
Thursday, May 24, 2018 at 10:30 AM
  • Chris Bradley, Associate General Counsel, Canadian Personal and Commercial Banking (Bank of Montreal (BMO))
  • Dave Bruyea, Senior Vice President and Chief Information Security Officer (Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce (CIBC))
  • Mike Henry, Chief Data Officer (Scotiabank)
  • Holly Shonaman, Chief Privacy Officer (Royal Bank of Canada)
  • Jane Stubbington, Vice President, Compliance and Global Chief Privacy Officer (TD Bank Group)
Wednesday, May 23, 2018 at 4:12 PM
  • Scott Hendry, Senior Special Director, Financial Technology, Funds Management and Banking Department (Bank of Canada)
  • Grahame Johnson, Managing Director, Funds Management and Banking Department (Bank of Canada)
Tuesday, May 22, 2018 at 2:29 PM
  • Barbara Bucknell, Director, Policy, Research and Parliamentary Affairs (Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada)
  • Daniel Therrien, Privacy Commissioner of Canada (Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada)
Thursday, May 10, 2018 at 10:30 AM
  • Julien Brazeau, Senior Director, Financial Services Innovation, Financial Sector Policy Branch (Department of Finance Canada)
  • Galen Countryman, Director General, Federal-Provincial Relations Division (Department of Finance Canada)
  • Manuel Dussault, Senior Director, Framework Policy, Financial Sector Policy Branch (Department of Finance Canada)
  • Marianna Giordano, Director, CPP Policy and Legislation, Seniors and Pensions Policy Secretariat, Income Security and Social Development Branch (Employment and Social Development Canada )
  • Danielle Héroux, Director, CPP/EI Rulings Division (Canada Revenue Agency)
  • Scott Jones, Deputy Chief, IT Security (Communications Security Establishment)
  • Colleen Merchant, Director General, National Cyber Security Directorate (Public Safety Canada)
  • Pankaj Sehgal, Assistant Deputy Minister, Cyber and IT Security (Shared Services Canada)
  • Saskia Tolsma, Senior Economist, Sectoral Policy Analysis, Economic Development and Corporate Finance (Department of Finance Canada)
  • Jeremy Weil, Senior Project Leader, Financial Sector Policy Branch (Department of Finance Canada)
Wednesday, May 9, 2018 at 3:33 PM
  • Yuki Bourdeau, Senior Advisor, Capital Markets Division, Financial Sector Policy Branch (Department of Finance Canada)
  • Julien Brazeau, Senior Director, Financial Services Innovation, Financial Sector Policy Branch (Department of Finance Canada)
  • Justin Brown, Director, Financial Stability, Financial Sector Policy Branch (Department of Finance Canada)
  • Nikil Chande, Director, Financial Stability Department (Bank of Canada)
  • Manuel Dussault, Senior Director, Framework Policy, Financial Sector Policy Branch (Department of Finance Canada)
  • Toni Gravelle, Managing Director, Financial Markets Department (Bank of Canada)
  • Marie-Josée Lambert, Director, Crown Corporation and Currency, Financial Sector Policy Branch (Department of Finance Canada)
  • Nick Marion, Director, Reserves Management, Financial Sector Policy Branch (Department of Finance Canada)
  • John Rossi, Policy and Research Advisor (Canada Deposit Insurance Corporation)
  • Eleanor Ryan, Director General, Financial Institutions Division (Department of Finance Canada)
  • Saskia Tolsma, Senior Economist, Sectoral Policy Analysis, Economic Development and Corporate Finance (Department of Finance Canada)
  • Richard Wall, Managing Director, Currency Department (Bank of Canada)
  • Jeremy Weil, Senior Project Leader, Financial Sector Policy Branch (Department of Finance Canada)
Thursday, May 3, 2018 at 10:32 AM
  • Christine Duhaime, Founder and Lawyer, Duhaime Law (Digital Finance Institute)
  • Normand Lafrenière, President (Canadian Association of Mutual Insurance Companies)
  • Marina Mandal, Assistant General Counsel (Canadian Bankers Association)
  • Steve Masnyk, Principal (SkyBridge Strategies)
  • Angelina Mason, General Counsel and Vice President (Canadian Bankers Association)
  • Athana Mentzelopoulos, Vice President, Government Relations (Canadian Credit Union Association)
  • Marc-André Pigeon, Assistant Vice President, Financial Sector Policy (Canadian Credit Union Association)
Study on new and emerging issues for Canadian importers and exporters in North American and global markets
(2018-01-30) Show Briefs
Wednesday, October 3, 2018 at 4:15 PM
Thursday, September 20, 2018 at 10:32 AM
  • Tiff Macklem, Dean of Rotman School of Management, University of Toronto (As an Individual)
  • John Mercury, Partner and Vice Chair, Bennett Jones LLP (As an Individual)
  • Jack Mintz, President's Fellow, The School of Public Policy, University of Calgary (As an Individual)
Thursday, June 14, 2018 at 10:29 AM
  • Wayne Garnons-Williams, Chair (International Inter-Tribal Trade and Investment Organization)
  • Sara P. Sandford, Principal (Garvey Schubert Barer, P.C.)
Thursday, May 31, 2018 at 10:33 AM
  • Dale Beugin, Executive Director (Canada's Ecofiscal Commission)
  • Lisa Stilborn, Vice President, Ontario Division (Canadian Fuels Association)
Thursday, April 26, 2018 at 10:33 AM
  • Philip Cross, Senior Fellow (Macdonald-Laurier Institute)
  • Laura Dawson, Director, Canada Institute (Wilson Center)
  • Lai-King Hum, Principal/Senior Lawyer, Hum Law Firm (As an Individual)
Thursday, April 19, 2018 at 10:32 AM
  • Chris Bloomer, President and Chief Executive Officer (Canadian Energy Pipeline Association)
  • Steve Douglas, Vice President, Investor Relations (Suncor)
  • Tim McMillan, President and Chief Executive Officer (Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers)
Wednesday, April 18, 2018 at 5:17 PM
  • Charles Lammam, Director, Fiscal Studies, Fraser Institute (As an Individual)
  • Fred R. O'Riordan, National Leader, Tax Policy, Canadian Leader, Economics and Analytical Services (Ernst & Young LLP)
Thursday, February 15, 2018 at 10:30 AM
  • The Honourable Perrin Beatty, P.C., President and Chief Executive Officer (Canadian Chamber of Commerce)
  • Mike Holden, Chief Economist (Canadian Manufacturers and Exporters)
  • Brian Kingston, Vice President, Policy, International and Fiscal (Business Council of Canada)
  • Joy Nott, President and Chief Executive Officer (Canadian Association of Importers and Exporters)
Wednesday, February 14, 2018 at 4:16 PM
  • Peter Hall, Chief Economist (Export Development Canada)
  • Walid Hejazi, Associate Professor, International Business, Rotman School of Management, University of Toronto (As an Individual)
  • Jeremy Kronick, Senior Policy Analyst (C.D. Howe Institute)
  • Meredith Lilly, Associate Professor and Simon Reisman Chair in International Affairs, Norman Paterson School of International Affairs, Carleton University (As an Individual)
Bill C-25, An Act to amend the Canada Business Corporations Act, the Canada Cooperatives Act, the Canada Not-for-profit Corporations Act and the Competition Act
(2017-11-23) Show Briefs
Thursday, December 14, 2017 at 10:31 AM
Wednesday, December 13, 2017 at 4:18 PM
  • Paul Schneider, Head of Corporate Governance, Public Equities (Ontario Teachers Pension Plan Board)
Thursday, December 7, 2017 at 10:30 AM
  • Wendy Cukier, Founder and Director (Diversity Institute)
  • Frederic Duguay, Partner (Hansell LLP)
  • Matthew Fortier, Vice President, Policy (Institute of Corporate Directors)
  • Susan Kushneryk, Partner (Hansell LLP)
Wednesday, December 6, 2017 at 4:18 PM
  • Jon Allen, Member of the Board (Transparency International Canada)
  • Sarah Kaplan, Director (Institute for Gender and the Economy)
  • Ashley Mac Isaac-Butler, Director, Women On Board and Government Affairs (Catalyst Canada Inc.)
  • Denis Meunier, Member, Beneficial Ownership Working Group (Transparency International Canada)
Thursday, November 30, 2017 at 11:15 AM
  • The Honourable Navdeep Bains, P.C., M.P., Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development (Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada)
  • John Knubley, Deputy Minister (Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada)
  • Mark Schaan, Director General, Marketplace Framework Policy Branch (Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada)
Bill S-237, An Act to amend the Criminal Code (criminal interest rate)
(2017-11-23) Show Briefs
Thursday, February 8, 2018 at 10:30 AM
Wednesday, February 7, 2018 at 4:15 PM
  • Charles Docherty, Senior Legal Counsel (Canadian Bankers Association)
  • Kate Martin, Senior Policy Advisor, Community Impact (Canadian Credit Union Association)
  • Marc-André Pigeon, Vice President, Financial Sector Policy (Canadian Credit Union Association)
  • Ali Pourdad, Chief Executive Officer (Progressa)
  • The Honourable Senator Pierrette Ringuette, sponsor of the bill (As an Individual)
  • Gary Schwartz, President (Canadian Lenders Association)
Thursday, February 1, 2018 at 10:30 AM
  • Jerry Buckland, Professor, International Development Studies, Menno Simons College, Canadian Mennonite University, The University of Winnipeg (As an Individual)
  • Tom Cooper, Director (Hamilton Roundtable for Poverty Reduction)
  • Courtney Mo, Public Policy Manager (Momentum)
  • Chris Robinson, Professor, Finance, School of Administrative Studies, York University (As an Individual)
  • Patricia White, Executive Director (Credit Counselling of Canada)
Wednesday, January 31, 2018 at 4:32 PM
  • The Honourable Senator Pierrette Ringuette, sponsor of the bill (As an Individual)
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