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Meeting No. 72

Thursday, November 1st, 2001

The Standing Committee on Finance met in a televised session at 3:35 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, Rahim Jaffer, Jason Kenney, Lorne Nystrom.

Acting Members present: Tony Tirabassi for Gary Pillitteri.

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

Witnesses: From the Partnership Group in Science and Engineering: David Kenny, Chair; Dr. Howard Alper, Past Chair. From the Environmental Science and Technology Alliance Canada: A.R. McDowell, Executive Director; Jack Pasternak, Environmental Technology Innovations Canada. From the Retirement Income Coalition: C.A. (Charlie) Pielsticker, Chair; Malcolm Hamilton, William Mercer Ltd.. From the Canadian Venture Capital Association: John F. Eckert, President; John Bradlow, Director and Chair of the Public policy Committee. From the National Round Table on the Environment and the Economy: David J. McGuinty, President and CEO; Dr. Stuart Smith, Chairman. From the Canadian National Institute for the Blind: Vangelis Nikias, National Director, Government Relations and International Liaison; Linda Manyguns, National Coordinator - Aboriginal & Inuit Services. From the Canadian Cancer Society: Kenneth Kyle, Director of Public Issues. From the Council for Health Research in Canada: Dr. John Hylton, Executive Director; David Hill, Vice-Chair. From the Health Charities Council of Canada: Yves Savoie, National Executive Director, Muscular Dystrophy Association of Canada. From the Coalition of National Voluntary Organizations: Al Hatton, Executive Director. From the Coalition for Biomedical and Health Research: Dr. Barry D. McLennan, Chair; Lisa McKerracher, Associate Professor, Department of Pathology and Cell Biology, Université de Montréal. From the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada: Carolyn Brooks, President - Elect; Sally Brown, Executive Director and CEO.

Pursuant to Standing Order 83.1, the Committee continued its study on Pre-Budget Consultations.

David Kenney, A.R. McDowell, Jack Pasternak, Charlie Pielsticker, Malcolm Hamilton, John Eckert, John Bradlow, David J. McGuinty and Dr. Stuart Smith made opening statements and, with the other witness, answered questions.

At 4:50 p.m., the sitting was suspended.

At 5:00 p.m., the sitting resumed.

Vangelis Nikias, Linda Manyguns, Al Hatton, Yves Savoie, Kenneth Kyle, Carolyn Brooks, Dr. Barry D. McLennan, Linda McKerracher and David Hill made opening statements and, with the other witnesses, answered questions.

At 6:25 p.m., the Committee adjourned to the call of the Chair.



Marc Toupin
Clerk of the Committee