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Meeting No. 35

Tuesday, September 25, 2001

The Standing Committee on Finance met in a televised session at 11:52 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, Ken Epp, Roger Gallaway, Albina Guarnieri, Jason Kenney, Yvan Loubier, John McCallum, Lorne Nystrom, Gary Pillitteri.

Acting Members present: Tony Tirabassi for Sue Barnes, Judi Longfield for Carolyn Bennett, Gar Knutson for Nick Discepola, Ivan Grose for Sophia Leung, Monte Solberg for Richard Harris, Rahim Jaffer for Joe Peschisolido, Ghislain Fournier for Pauline Picard.

In attendance: From the Research Branch of the Library of Parliament: Blayne Haggart, Marc-André Pigeon, Researchers.

Witnesses: From Mining Association of Canada: Gordon Peeling, President and Chief Executive Officer; Dan Paszkowski, Vice-President, Economic Affairs. From Canadian Co-operative Association: Lynne Toupin, Chief Executive Director; Mary Pat MacKinnon, Director of Policy, Government Affairs. From Canadian Real Estate Association: Gregory Klump, Senior Economist; Pierre Beauchamp, Chief Executive Officer; David Humphreys, Federal Affairs Advisor. From Canadian Chemical Producers' Association: Richard Paton, President and CEO. From Hotel Association of Canada: Anthony P. Pollard, President.

In accordance with its mandate under Standing Order 83.1, the Committee continued its study on Pre-Budget Consultations.

Gordon Peeling, Lynne Toupin, Pierre Beauchamp, Richard Paton and Anthony P. Polard made statements and answered questions.

At 1:26 o’clock p.m., the Committee proceeded to consider its future business, in camera.

It was agreed, --That pursuant to Standing order 108, that this Committee send for the Secretary of State for Financial Institutions to appear before the Committee to report on the status of Canada’s compliance with international covenants regarding the financing of terrorism.

It was agreed, --That pursuant to Standing Order 108, that the Committee send for the Superintendent of Financial Institutions and the Director of the Financial Transactions and Reports Analysis Centre of Canada, to report on compliance with policies regarding the financing of terrorism.

It was agreed, --That the staff of the Committee prepare, for the Committee’s consideration, a list of potential witnesses concerning the impact of the tragic events in New York City on the upcoming Federal Budget.

At 1:52 p.m., the Committee adjourned to the call of the Chair.

Marc Toupin

Clerk of the Committee