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Meeting No. 99

Wednesday, May 8, 2002

The Standing Committee on Finance met at 3:35 p.m. this day, in Room 253-D, Centre Block, the Chair, Sue Barnes, presiding.

Members of the Committee present: Sue Barnes, Carolyn Bennett, Scott Brison, Nick Discepola, Albina Guarnieri, Richard Harris, Sophia Leung, Grant McNally, Shawn Murphy, Lorne Nystrom, Pauline Picard, Gary Pillitteri, Bryon Wilfert.

In attendance: From the Research Branch of the Library of Parliament: June Dewetering, Acting Principal, Blayne Haggart and Marc-André Pigeon, Research Officers.

Witnesses: From Atlantic Institute of Market Studies: Dr. Brian Lee Crowley, President. From C.D. Howe Institute: Finn Poschmann, Senior Policy Analyst. As Individual: Dr. Tracy Snoddon, Sir Wilfrid Laurier University.

Pursuant to Standing Order 108(2), the Committee proceeded to a discussion on equalization

The witnesses made a presentation and answered questions.

At 5:30 p.m., the Committee adjourned to the call of the Chair.

Marc Toupin

Clerk of the Committee