Date: 2013/03/01 -- Category/Categories: Committee Reports

The ETHI committee met twice this week. The first meeting was dedicated to the committee’s study on the Statutory Review of the Conflict of Interest Act and the second resumed its study on privacy and social media and was held in camera. During Monday’s meeting, members heard testimony from two witnesses, Guy Giorno, Executive Member ...

Date: 2013/03/01 -- Category/Categories: Committee Reports

FEBRUARY 26TH- FEBRUARY 28th This week, the Standing Committee on Citizenship and Immigration continued studying its draft report entitled: “Standing on Guard for Thee: Ensuring that Canada’s Immigration System is Secure”. The committee agreed that the draft report, as amended, be adopted, and that the Committee append to its report dissenting and/or supplementary opinions from ...

Date: 2012/12/07 -- Category/Categories: Committee Reports

December 3rd , 2012 This week the Standing Committee on Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development met to discuss Bill C-47, and Supplementary Estimates (B) 2012-2013.  Bill C-47 is an act to enhance the Nunavut Planning and Project Assessment Act, and the Northwest Territories Surface Rights Board Act, and to make related and consequential amendments to ...

Date: 2012/11/09 -- Category/Categories: Committee Reports

This week, the Standing Committee on Citizenship and Immigration continued its study of Bill C-43, receiving testimony from various legal organizations, lawyers, and immigration reform movements. On November 5th, the committee heard testimony from immigration lawyers Barbara Jackman, Robin Seligman, and David Mantas, who argued that Bill C-43’s removal of appeal mechanisms for permanent residents, ...

Date: 2012/11/09 -- Category/Categories: Committee Reports

This week the Committee met on Monday November 5th, 2012 to discuss Bill C-27. The Committee heard from the Department of Indian Affairs and Northern Development.  During the first hour the Committee discussed a conflict of interest clause, and the issue of the lack of statistics providing legitimacy for the Bill.  The Committee discussed three ...

Date: 2012/11/09 -- Category/Categories: Committee Reports

The committee met once this week to resume its study on the intellectual property regime in Canada. On 6 November, the committee heard testimony from the following witnesses: Nobina Robinson, Chief Executive Officer, and Ken Doyle, Director of Policy, from Polytechnics Canada;  Emechete Onuoha, Vice-President, Citizenship & Government Affairs, and Patricia Hawkins, Business Manager, Research ...

Date: 2012/11/02 -- Category/Categories: Committee Reports

The committee met twice this week to continue its study on the Intellectual Property Regime in Canada. The meeting on 30 October, 2012 involved the following witnesses: Wayne J. Edwards, Chair and Vice-President (Canadian Anti-Counterfeiting Network); Vladimir Gagachev, Manager, Regulatory Affairs, Electrical Sector (Eaton Yale Company); Terry Hunter, Manager, Anti-Counterfeiting and Intellectual Property Enforcement (Canadian ...

Date: 2012/11/02 -- Category/Categories: Committee Reports

This week, the Standing Committee on Citizenship and Immigration continued its study of Bill C-43, receiving testimony from numerous humanitarian organizations, immigration reform movements, and advocates of safety and public security. On October 29th, the committee heard testimony from representatives of the Schizophrenia Society of Ontario and the Canadian Council for Refugees about the ways ...

Date: 2012/11/02 -- Category/Categories: Committee Reports

This week the committee continued its study of Bill S-11, known shorthand as the “Safe Foods for Canadians Act”. Witnesses on October 30th came from the Canadian Meat Council, the Retail Council of Canada, the Dairy Farmers of Canada, and the Canadian Association of Regulated Importers. Each made comments on their impressions of S-11 and ...

Date: 2012/10/26 -- Category/Categories: Committee Reports

The committee met twice this week to continue its study on the Intellectual Property Regime in Canada. On 25 October, the witnesses included representatives from two organizations and two individuals:  Victoria Lennox, Chief Executive Officer, and Dave Waters, Advisor, both for Startup Canada; Kevin Spreekmeester (KS), Vice-President Global Marketing for Canada Goose Inc ; Douglas ...

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