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Meeting No. 65

Friday, October 26, 2001

The Standing Committee on Finance met in a televised session at 1:02 p.m. this day, in Room 253-D, Centre Block, the Chair, Maurizio Bevilacqua, presiding.

Members of the Committee present: Maurizio Bevilacqua, Rahim Jaffer, Jason Kenney and John McCallum.

Acting Members present: J. Longfield for Sue Barnes, S. Dromisky for Carolyn Bennett, M. Jennings for Roy Cullen, M. Bélanger for Sophia Leung, J. Reed for Shawn Murphy, T. Tirabassi for Gary Pilletteri, C. Gallant for Monte Solberg, R. Ménard for Yvan Loubier and Y. Godin for Lorne Nystrom.

In attendance: From the Research Branch of the Library of Parliament: Marc-André Pigeon, Researcher, Marion Wrobel, Senior Analyst.

Appearing: From the Department of Finance Canada: The Honourable Jim Peterson, Secretary of State (International Financial Institutions).

Witnesses: From the Department of Finance Canada: Yvan Roy, Assistant Deputy Minister and Counsel to the Department of Finance; Bob Hamilton, Assistant Deputy Minister, Financial Sector Policy Branch; Richard Lalonde, Chief, Financial Sector Policy Branch; Charles Seeto, Director, Financial Sector Division, Financial Sector Policy Branch. From the Office of the Superintendent of Financial Institutions Canada: Nicholas LePan, Superintendent. From the Financial Transactions and Reports Analysis Centre of Canada: Horst Intscher, Director. From the Royal Canadian Mounted Police: Dave Beer, Superintendent, Proceeds of Crime Branch; Rick Reynolds, Inspector, Proceeds of Crime Branch.

Pursuant to Standing Order 108(2) and Standing Order 83.1, consideration of issues related to the fight against terrorist financing.

The Secretary of State made an opening statement and, with the other witnesses, answered questions.

At 2:12 p.m., the Committee adjourned to the call of the Chair.


Marc Toupin
Clerk of the Committee