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Meeting No. 17

Thursday, November 18, 1999

The Standing Committee on Finance met in a televised session at 9:34 a.m. this day, in Room 253-D, Centre Block, the Chair, Maurizio Bevilacqua, presiding.

Members of the Committee present: Maurizio Bevilacqua, Scott Brison, Roy Cullen, Nick Discepola, Sophia Leung, The Hon. Lorne Nystrom, Gary Pillitteri, Karen Redman, Monte Solberg and Paul Szabo.

Acting Member present: Carolyn Bennett for Roger Gallaway.

Other Member present: Libby Davies.

In attendance: From the Library of Parliament: Odette Madore and Jean Soucy, Researchers; Marion Wrobel, Senior Analyst.

Witnesses: From the Canadian Federation of Independent Business: Catherine Swift, President & Chief Executive Officer; Garth Whyte, Senior Vice-President, National Affairs. From the CATA Alliance: David E. Paterson, Executive Director. From the Co-operative Housing Federation of Canada: Thom Armstrong, Director, Corporate Services; Michael Shapcott, Manager, Communications and Government Relations, Ontario Region. From the Canadian Association of Insurance and Financial Advisors (CAIFA) / Conference for Advanced Life Underwriting (CALU): David Thibaudeau, President; Ted Ballantyne, Director, Advanced Tax Policy, Conference for Advanced Life Underwriting (CALU). From the Canadian Wireless Telecommunications Association: Peter Barnes, President and Chief Executive Officer; Roger Poirier, Executive Vice President; J. David Farnes, Vice-President, Regulatory Affairs.

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).

Catherine Swift, Garth Whyte, David Paterson, Michael Shapcott, Thom Armstrong and David Thibaudeau made statements and, with other participants in the roundtable, answered questions.

At 10:48 a.m., Nick Discepola took the Chair.

At 10:51 a.m., the Chair took the Chair.

At 11:08 a.m., the Committee adjourned to the call of the Chair.

Pat Steenberg


Clerk of the Committee