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Meeting No. 44

Wednesday, October 3, 2001

The Standing Committee on Finance met in a televised session at 5:02 p.m. this day, in Room 253-D, Centre Block, the Chair, Maurizio Bevilacqua, presiding.

Members of the Committee present: Sue Barnes, Carolyn Bennett, Maurizio Bevilacqua, Scott Brison, Roy Cullen, Ken Epp, Albina Guarnieri, Rahim Jaffer, Sophia Leung, John McCallum, Shawn Murphy, Lorne Nystrom, Pauline Picard, Gary Pillitteri.

Acting Member present: Gilles Perron for Yvan Loubier.

In attendance: From the Research Branch of the Library of Parliament: Blayne Haggart; Researcher; Marion Wrobel, Senior Analyst.

Appearing: From the Department of National Revenue: The Honourable Martin Cauchon, Minister of National Revenue and Secretary of State, (Economic Development Agency of Canada for the Regions of Quebec).

Witnesses: From Canada Customs and Revenue Agency: Denis Lefebvre, Assistant Commissioner, Customs Branch; David Miller, Assistant Commissioner, Assessment and collections Branch; Harvey Beaulac, Assistant Commissioner, Appeals Branch.

The Order of Reference dated Wednesday, September 26, 2001, being now read as follows:

ORDERED, -- That Bill S-23, An Act to amend the Customs Act and to make related amendments to other Acts be now read a second time and referred to the Standing Committee on Finance.

The Chair called Clause 1.

The Minister made a statement and, with the other witnesses, answered questions.

At 6:33 p.m., the Committee adjourned to the call of the Chair.

Marc Toupin

Clerk of the Committee