FINA Committee Meeting
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Minutes of Proceedings
It was agreed, — That a proposed budget in the amount of $10,800.00, for the study of consumer protection and oversight in relation to Schedule I banks, be adopted.
It was agreed, — That a proposed budget in the amount of $39,900.00, for the study of pre-budget consultations in advance of the 2018 budget, be adopted.
It was agreed, — That, in relation to its study of consumer protection and oversight in relation to Schedule I banks, the Committee hold meetings on Monday, June 5, from 3:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m., on Wednesday, June 7, from 3:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. and on Monday, June 12, from 3:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. to hear from various witnesses from the list agreed upon by the members of the Committee.
It was agreed, — That the deadline to submit a written brief of no more than 2000 words on the study of consumer protection and oversight in relation to Schedule I banks be Friday, June 9, 2017 at midnight Eastern Time.
It was agreed, — That, in relation to the pre-budget consultations in advance of the 2018 budget:
a) the Committee adopt the following two (2) questions for written submissions and testimony:
1. What federal measures would help Canadians to be more productive? For example, what education and training, health, housing, and labour market participation and mobility measures would help Canadians to be as productive as possible in their workplaces and their communities?
2. What federal measures would help Canadian businesses be more productive and competitive? For example, what measures would help businesses to undertake research, innovation and commercialization, purchase advanced technology and equipment, invest in the training and development of their employees, participate in global value chains and increase their international market share?
b) a news release be published online and on social media on Friday, June 2, 2017, to launch the process;
c) written submissions of no longer than 2000 words be submitted through the Committee's website no later than Friday, August 4, 2017 at 11:59 p.m. EST;
d) only one submission per individual or organization be accepted; thus, individuals and organizations should not submit both individually and as part of a joint submission;
e) all those who submit a written submission will be considered as having made a request to appear before the Committee on the study;
f) priority be given to individuals and groups that address productivity and competitiveness in their submissions, and have not yet – or have not recently – appeared before the Committee.
At 4:42 p.m., the Committee adjourned to the call of the Chair.