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Meeting No. 16
Thursday, April 22, 2004

The Standing Committee on Finance met at 9:37 a.m. this day, in Room 269 West Block, the Vice-Chair, Nick Discepola, presiding.


Members of the Committee present: Nick Discepola, Hon. John McKay, Hon. Maria Minna, Massimo Pacetti, Pierre Paquette, Werner Schmidt and Alex Shepherd.


Acting Members present: Gilbert Barrette for Rodger Cuzner, Bonnie Brown for Gary Pillitteri, Brenda Chamberlain for Sophia Leung, Paul Forseth for Monte Solberg, Ovid Jackson for Hon. Robert Thibault, Charlie Penson for Richard Harris and Ted White for John Reynolds.


In attendance: Library of Parliament: June Dewetering, Principal; Stephen Laurent, Analyst; Blayne Haggart, Analyst.


Witnesses: Department of Finance: François Delorme, Director, Federal-Provincial Relations and Social Policy Branch; Peter DeVries, Director, Assistant Deputy Minister's Office, Economic and Fiscal Policy Branch; Louis Lévesque, Assistant Deputy Minister, Federal-Provincial Relations and Social Policy Branch; Clare Scullion, General Counsel, Law Branch; Glenn R. Campbell, Chief, CHST and Policy Development, Federal-Provincial Relations Division, Federal-Provincial Relations and Social Policy Branch; Susan Kalinowski, Senior Officer, Income Security, Federal-Provincial Relations and Social Policy Branch; Sean Keenan, Senior Program Analyst, Federal-Provincial Relations Division and Social Policy Branch.

Pursuant to the Order of Reference of Wednesday, April 21, 2004, the Committee commenced consideration of Bill C-30, An Act to implement certain provisions of the budget tabled in Parliament on March 23, 2004.

Pursuant to Standing Order 75(1), consideration of Clause 1 is postponed.

The Chair calls Clause 2.


The hon. John McKay made a statement and, with Sean Keenan, François Delorme, Glen Campbell, Peter Devries and Suzan Kalinowski answered questions.


At 11:00 a.m., the sitting was suspended.

At 11:01 a.m., the sitting resumed.


At 11:01 a.m., the Committee adjourned to the call of the Chair.


Richard Dupuis
Clerk of the Committee

2004/05/10 3:45 p.m.