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Parliamentary/ Legislative/ Commission Submissions and Presentations by Ken Rubin (at times appearing with groups)

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  • November 9, 2018 Further Submission on Bill C-58 to the Senate Legal and Constitutional Committee (presentation au comite senatorial des affairs juridiques et constitutionnellessur sur Loi C-58)
  • June 14, 2018 Submission on Bill C-58 to the Senate Legal and Constitutional Committee (presentation au comite senatorial des affairs juridiques et constitutionnellessur sur Loi C-58)
  • October 27, 2017 Submissions on Bill C-58 posted to the House of Commons Access, Privacy and Ethics Committee Website, ourcommons.ca/ETHI-e
  • May 18, 2017 submission to the Senate Banking, Trade and Commerce Committee on the Canada Infrastructure bill
  • May 16, 2017 submission to the Transport, Infrastructure and Communities Committee
  • March 16, 2017 submission to the Senate National Security and Defense Committee on Bill C-22 on a National Security and Intelligence Committee of Parliamentarians
  • September 20, 2016 proceedings of the House of Commons Access to Information, Privacy and Ethics Committee on the need for a strong privacy data protection act
  • April 21, 2016 proceedings of the House of Commons Access to Information, Privacy and Ethics Committee on moving ahead with new transparency legislation
  • March, 2015 brief on the Anti Terrorist Bill C 51 to the House of Commons Standing Committee on Public Safety and National Security
  • January 2011 brief submitted to the House Commons Access to Information, Privacy and Ethics Committee on Open-Data and Pro-Active Disclosure
  • April 1, 2009 (no. 013) proceedings of the House Commons Access to Information, Privacy and Ethics Committee on a model Public Right to Know Act
  • May 2, 2007 (no. 48) proceedings of the House Commons Transport, Infrastructure and Communities Committee on the secrecy and limited disclosure provisions found in the proposed Aeronautic Act
  • September 21, 2006 proceedings of the Senate Committee on Legal and Constitutional Affairs on C-2 (Accountability Act)
  • May 30, 2006 (no. 14) proceedings of the House Special Commons Legislative Committee on Bill C-2 (Accountability Act)
  • October 4, 2006 (no. 09) proceedings of the House Commons Access to Information, Privacy and Ethics Committee on targeting certain access users for discriminatory treatment
  • June 11 and 14, 2004 proceedings of the submission to the O’Connor Inquiry on a motion by lawyers for Maher Arar to disclose Government of Canada documents
  • February 4, 2003 submission to House Commons Special Committee on Bill C-17 – a proposed Public Safety Act
  • October 30, 2001 proceedings of the House Commons Special Committee on the Anti-Terrorist Bill C-36 on matters effecting information rights
  • December 8, 1999 brief (“Diet of A Poisoned Ministry”) to the House Commons Committee on the Environment and Sustainable Development on transparency and pesticide use
  • October 1999 Submission on Bill C- 80 – proposed Canada Food Safety and Inspection Act for the Canadian Health Coalition and National Farmers Union
  • March 9, 1999 presentation to the Senate Committee on Social Affairs, Science and Technology on MP Colleen Beaumier’s Bill C-208 concerning record tampering penalties
  • October 20, 1998 presentation to the House Commons Justice and Human Rights Committee on MP Colleen Beaumier’s Bill C-208 concerning record tampering penalties
  • June 22, 1993 submission to the Standing Committee on Privileges and Elections, Legislative Assembly of Manitoba
  • May 28, 1986 proceedings of the Ontario Standing Committee on Legislative Assembly on the new Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act
  • May 20, 1986 (issue 13) proceedings of the House Commons Committee on Justice and Solicitor General Committee on the statutory review of both the Access to Information and Privacy Acts
  • December 10, 1985 (issue 32) proceedings of the Senate Committee on Communications and Culture, on Bill C-19, Bell Canada reorganization; with Action Bell Canada (and a February 1985 ABC brief)
  • May 17, 1984 (issue 7) proceedings of the Regulations and other Statutory Instruments Joint House-Senate Committee on the operation and regulations under the then new 1982 Access to Information and Privacy Acts (with an attached February 1984 brief)
  • April 1984 brief to the House Commons Committee on Justice and Legal Affairs on Bill C-9 (Canadian Security Intelligence Service)
  • April 14, 1981 (issue 29) proceedings of the House Commons Committee on Justice and Legal Affairs on Bill C- 43 and progressive access to information legislation; with Civil Liberties Association, National Capital Region. (with an attached brief)
  • November, 1980 brief to the House Commons Committee on Communications and Culture on Bill C-43 on Privacy and Freedom of Information, for the Civil Liberties Association, National Capital Region
  • November 1980 brief to the House Commons Miscellaneous Committee on Bill C-42 (Canada Post Corporation) for Action Bell Canada
  • September 24, 1980 Action Bell Canada appeal to Cabinet on Bell Rate Increases
  • September 1980 brief to the Parliamentary Task Force on Regulatory Reform
  • May, 1980 brief for the Special Study of Social Insurance Numbers to the Privacy Commissioner, for the Civil Liberties Association, National Capital Region
  • Feb 15, 1979 (issue 9) proceedings of the Joint House of Commons-Senate Committee on Regulations and other Statutory Instruments on privacy matters using the Protection of Privacy Part IV provisions of the Canadian Human Rights Act; appeared with the then Canadian Federation of Civil Liberties and Human Rights Associations
  • April 11, 1978 submission to the Joint House of Commons-Senate Committee on Regulations and other Statutory Instruments on freedom of information (with an attached March 1978 brief)
  • April 6, 1978 brief to House Commons Transport and Communications Committee on proposed Bell Canada Act amendments for Action Bell Canada
  • November 21, 1977 brief to the (Williams) Ontario Commission of Freedom of Information and Individual Privacy
  • October 1976 and May, 1978 briefs to the CRTC on proposed practices in telecommunications regulations
  • May 1976 brief to the City of Ottawa on Non-Smoking Policy
  • April and October 1976 briefs to the Minister of Finance on the White Paper on Banking and Bank Act revisions
  • March 1976 brief to the Special Joint Committee on the National Capital
  • November 4, 1975 brief and presentation to the (Bryce) Royal Commission on Corporate Concentration
  • October 1975 brief to the Restrictive Trade Practices Commission on Ophthalmic (eyeglasses) Goods
  • September 29, 1975 brief to the Joint House of Commons-Senate Committee on Regulations and other Statutory Instruments, on excessive secrecy
  • April, 1975 brief to the Ham (Ontario) Commission on occupational health and safety
  • September 21, 1974 brief to the Canadian Radio and Television Commission objecting to Campeau Corporation’s bid for controlling interest in Bushnell Communications
  • October, 1973 brief to the Special Study on the National Capital
  • January 10, 1973 brief to the Telecommunications Committee, Canadian Transportation Commission on Bell Canada requested rate increases

I have also been a witness in front of Parliament committees at several critical junctions on access to information issues. Click here for more information.

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