Witnesses: Canadian Taxpayers Federation: John Williamson, Federal Director. Canadian Professional Sales Association: Terry Ruffell, President. Canadian Advanced Technology Alliance: David E. Paterson, National Director. Space Industry Executives: Magued Iskander, Vice-President and General Manager, MD Robotics; John Keating, Chief Executive Officer, COM-DEV International Ltd.. Canadian Council of Professional Engineers: Marie Lemay, Chief Executive Officer. Information Technology Association of Canada: Bernard A. Courtois, President & CEO. Toronto Board of Trade: Cecil Bradley, Director of Policy; Robert Hutchison, Vice-Chair and Honorary Treasurer , Toronto Board of Trade. Ottawa Centre for Research and Innovation: Jeffrey Dale, President & CEO; Blair Patacairk, Director Investment, Marketing Media, Government Relations, Ottawa Global Marketing. Multiple Sclerosis Society of Canada: Deanna Groetzinger, Vice-President, Communications. Council for Health Research in Canada: Deborah Gordon-El-Bihbety, President and Chief Executive Officer. Canadian Mental Health Association: Robert Campbell, Vice-President, National Board; Penelope Marrett, Chief Executive Officer. Chronic Disease Prevention Alliance of Canada: Bonnie Hostrawser, Executive Director; Patricia Pelton, Steering Committee. Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada: Cleve Myers, Chair; Stephen Samis, Director, Health Policy. Canadian Diabetes Association: Christine Flammer, Associate Director , Office of Public Policy & Government Relations; Karen Philp, Director, Policy and Government Relations. Paramedic Association of Canada & Ambulance Paramedics of British Columbia: Ernie Mothus, Committee member, Paramedic Association of Canada; Poirier Pierre, Deputy Chief Ottawa EMS, CEO of the Paramedic Association of Canada.