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Meeting No. 6

Monday, November 8, 1999

The Standing Committee on Finance met at 9:03 a.m. this day, in Hawthorne Hall, Sheraton Four Points Hotel, Toronto, the Chair, Maurizio Bevilacqua, presiding.

Members of the Committee present: Carolyn Bennett, Maurizio Bevilacqua, Scott Brison, Roy Cullen, Ken Epp, Roger Gallaway, Albina Guarnieri, Gary Pillitteri and Paul Szabo.

Acting Member present: John McKay for Sophia Leung.

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

Witnesses: Rountable I - From the Canadian Hardware and Housewares Manufacturers Association: Vaughn Crofford, President. From the Canadian Retail Hardware Association: Robert Elliott, Executive Director. From the Canadian Tooling and Machining Association: Del Bruce, Past President, President, Canadian Progressive Tool and Transfer Ltd.; Russell H. Gorham, General Manager. From the Canadian Retail Building Supply Council: Stephen Johns, Executive Director. From the Employer Committee on Health Care - Ontario: Laurie Lowe, Director of Research and Product Development, Employee Benefits Clarica; Susan Bowyer, Consultant.

Rountable II - From the Campaign 2000: Laurel Rothman, National Coordinator. From the Childcare Resource and Research Unit: Martha Friendly, Coordinator, Adjunct Professor, University of Toronto. From the Childcare Education Foundation: Kerry McCuaig, Director; Christa Freiler, Director, Child Poverty Action Group. As Individuals: Dr. John Smithin, Department of Economics and Schulick School of Business, York University; Nick Falvo, Community Worker. From the Valiant Machine & Tool Inc.: Michael G. Solcz, President; Dan E. Uszynski, Quality Assurance Manager.

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).

Vaughan Croffard, Robert Elliott, Del Bruce, Stephen Johnson and Laurie Lowe made statements and, with the other participants in roundtable I, answered questions.

At 10:20 a.m., the sitting was suspended.

At 10:40 a.m., the sitting resumed.

Laurel Rothman, Martha Friendly, Kerry McCuaig, Christa Freiler, John Smithin and Michael Solcz made statements and, with the other participants in roundtable II, answered questions.

At 12:25 p.m., the Committee adjourned to the call of the Chair.

Pat Steenberg


Clerk of the Committee