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Meeting No. 54

Tuesday, May 9, 2000

The Standing Committee on Finance met at 9:13 a.m. this day, in Room 269, West Block, the Chair, Maurizio Bevilacqua, presiding.

Members of the Committee present: Maurizio Bevilacqua, Scott Brison, Roy Cullen, Nick Discepola, Ken Epp, Roger Gallaway, Albina Guarnieri, Richard Harris, Sophia Leung, Karen Redman and Paul Szabo.

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

Witnesses: From the Alliance of Manufacturers & Exporters Canada: Jayson Myers, Senior Vice-President and Chief Economist, Co-Chair, Business Coalition on Cost Recovery; Doug Blair, President, RIAS Inc.; Jean Szkotnicki, President, Canadian Animal Health Institute, Co-Chair, Business Coalition on Cost Recovery; Garth Whyte, Senior Vice-President, National Affairs, Canadian Federation of Independent Business. From the Treasury Board Secretariat: Richard J. Neville, Deputy Comptroller General; Rodney Monette, Assistant Secretary, Assistant Comptroller General; Len Endemann, Director, Cost Recovery.

Pursuant to Standing Order 108(2), the Committee proceeded to study Cost Recovery.

Jayson Myers, Jean Szkotnicki, Garth Whyte and Richard Neville made statements and, with the other witnesses in the round table, answered questions.

At 11:22 a.m., the Committee adjourned to the call of the Chair.

Pat Steenberg

Clerk of the Committee