Date: 2013/05/03 -- Category/Categories: Committee Reports

This week, the Standing Committee on Finance examined income inequality (FINA 117), economic and fiscal outlook (FINA 118), and Main Estimates 2013-14: Votes 1 and 5 under CANADA REVENUE AGENCY and Votes 1, 5, 10, L15, 25, 30, 35, 40 and 45 under FINANCE (FINA 119). On April 30th (FINA 117), the committee heard testimony ...

Date: 2013/04/22 -- Category/Categories: Committee Reports

This week featured two great sessions, both featuring independent and civil society representatives providing very honest opinions as the committee works towards finishing the National Conservation Plan report.  On April 23rd the witnesses were Lisa King, Director, Industry Relations Corporation Athabasca Chipewyan First Nation; Larry Innes, Legal Counsel; Ron Bonnett, President of Canadian Federation of ...

Date: 2013/04/19 -- Category/Categories: Committee Reports

This week, the Standing Committee on Finance examined income inequality and Bill C-48. On April 16th, the committee heard testimony from representatives of Canada 2020, C.D. Howe Institute, Frasier Institute, First Nations Tax Commission, TD Bank Financial Group, Canadian Taxpayers Federation, Centres for Tax and Budget Policy and Studies in Economic Prosperity, and Montreal Economic ...

Date: 2013/04/19 -- Category/Categories: Committee Reports

This week, the committee continued its study of the benefits of becoming a full member of the Pacific Alliance. The meeting on Wednesday, April 17th was canceled. On Monday, April 15th, the committee heard witness testimony from two academics from Carleton and the University of Ottawa, a senior researcher from the Governance of Natural Resources ...

Date: 2013/04/19 -- Category/Categories: Committee Reports

On April 18th, 2013 the Committee met to continue its study of Bill C-425, Bill C-425, An act to amend the Citizenship Act (honouring the Canadian Armed Forces). The Committee heard from Special Honorary Counsel, David Matas from B’nai Brith Canada. Mr. Matas provided the Committee with 10 recommendations for Bill C-425 and whether or ...

Date: 2013/04/19 -- Category/Categories: Committee Reports

On April 16th 2013, the Committee met in camera to commence its study of the Organization of American States (OAS) and Canada’s Engagement in the Americas. The Committee heard testimony from Allan Culham, Ambassador, Permanent Representative of Canada to the Organization of American States (OAS); Neil Reeder, Director General, Latin America and Caribbean Bureau; Karen ...

Date: 2013/03/22 -- Category/Categories: Committee Reports

The ETHI committee met twice this week to resume its Statutory Review of the Conflict of Interest Act. The first meeting involved hearing testimony from two experts on ethics and the law, including the Conflict of Interest and Ethics Commissioner, and the latter, which was in-camera pertained to the Committee’s study of privacy and social ...

Date: 2013/03/22 -- Category/Categories: Committee Reports

This week the committee began its study on the benefits of becoming a full member of the Pacific Alliance. Canada currently holds observer status in the Alliance, and has Free Trade Agreements (FTAs) with each of the four member nations of the Alliance. On March 18th, the committee heard witness testimony from the Ambassador of ...

Date: 2013/03/22 -- Category/Categories: Committee Reports

This week the committee met on March 19 and March 21 to discuss the consideration of Bill C-428, an Act to amend the Indian Act and to provide for its replacement. On March 19, 2013, the committee heard from the bill’s sponsor, Member of Parliament Rob Clarke.    The second part of the meeting was held ...

Date: 2013/03/22 -- Category/Categories: Committee Reports

On March 19th, 2013 the committee heard evidence from John Crump, Senior Advisor Climate Change, Polar Centre for GRID-Arendal, a centre, which collaborates with the United Nations Environmental Programme to provide decision makers of all kind with environmental science and research. Mr. Crump emphasized the need for Canada and the Arctic Council to take a ...

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