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MINUTES OF PROCEEDINGS

Meeting No. 14

Tuesday, November 16, 1999

The Standing Committee on Finance met at 1:13 p.m. this day, in Argenson-Frontenac-Vaudreuil, Hôtel des Gouverneurs, Quebec, the Vice-Chair, Nick Discepola, presiding.

Members of the Committee present: Scott Brison, Roy Cullen, Nick Discepola, Roger Gallaway, Yvan Loubier, The Hon. Lorne Nystrom, Gary Pillitteri and Paul Szabo.

Acting Member present: Paul Forseth for Monte Solberg.

In attendance: From the Library of Parliament: Odette Madore; Jean Soucy, Researcher; Marion Wrobel.

Witnesses: Roundtable I - From the Canadian Federation of Business School Deans: Timothy-Daniel Daus, Director of Operations; Bernard Garnier, Dean, Faculty of Administration Sciences, Laval University; David Conrath, Former Dean, Michael G. de Groote School of Business McMaster University.

Roundtable II - From "Conseil du patronat du Québec": Gilles Taillon, President; Jacques Garon, Director, Research and Economy. From "Union des producteurs agricoles du Québec": Gilbert Lavoie, Economist; Gratien D'Amours, Vice-President. From the Confederation of National Trade Unions (CSN): Marc Laviolette, President; Peter Bakvis, Assistant to the Executive Committee. From "Coalition pour le renouvellement des infrastructures du Québec": Gilles Vaillancourt, President; Martin Lapointe, Vice-President, Affairs Development. From the Canadian Centre on Substance Abuse: Luc Chabot, Professor of Toxicology, University of Montreal.

In accordance with its mandate under Standing Order 83.1, the Committee resumed its Pre-Budget Consultations. (See Minutes of Proceedings, Tuesday, November 2, 1999, Meeting No. 2).

Bernard Garnier made a statement and, with the other witnesses from the Canadian Federation of Business School Deans, answered questions.

At 2:01 p.m., the sitting was suspended.

At 2:29 p.m., the sitting resumed.

Gilles Taillon, Gratien D'Amours, Gilbert Lavoie, Marc Laviolette, Luc Chabot, Gilles Vaillancourt made statements and, with the other witnesses in roundtable II, answered questions.

At 4:18 p.m., the Committee adjourned to the call of the Chair.

Pat Steenberg

 

Clerk of the Committee