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Meeting No. 12
Thursday, November 4, 2004

The Standing Committee on Finance met in a televised session at 9:35 a.m. this day, in Room 253-D Centre Block, the Chair, Massimo Pacetti, presiding.


Members of the Committee present: Guy Côté, John McKay, Maria Minna, Massimo Pacetti and Charlie Penson.


Acting Members present: Gary Carr for Don H. Bell, David Christopherson for Judy Wasylycia-Leis and Carole Lavallée for Yvan Loubier.


In attendance: Library of Parliament: June Dewetering, Principal; Alexandre Laurin, Analyst.


Witnesses: Canadian Chemical Producers' Association: John B. Arnold, Senior Income Tax Advisor, Imperial Oil Ltd., Products & Chemical Division. Confederation of National Trade Unions: François Bélanger, Councellor. Teamsters Canada: Phil Benson, Lobbyist. Canadian Council of Chief Executives: Sam Boutziouvis, Vice-President, Policy and Director of Research. United Steelworkers of America: Dennis Deveau, Legislative Director, Legislative Office. Canadian Union of Public Employees: Teresa Healy, Research Officer. Canadian Labour Congress: Andrew Jackson, Senior Economist. Canadian Chamber of Commerce: Tina Kremmidas, Senior Economist. Business Tax Reform Coalition: Paul Lansbergen, Director, Taxation and Business Issues; Roger L. Larson, President, Canadian Fertilizer Institute. Building and Construction Trades Department,AFL-CIO, Canadian Office: Carol MacLeod, Executive Director, Government Affairs & Communications. Teamsters Canada: Benoit Brunet, Chair, Quebec Legislative Board. Canadian Chamber of Commerce: Michael Murphy, Senior Vice-President, Policy. Canadian Manufacturers and Exporters: Jayson Myers, Senior Vice-President and Chief Economist. Confederation of National Trade Unions: Pierre Patry, Treasurer. Canadian Chemical Producers' Association: David F. Podruzny, Senior Manager, Business and Economics. Canadian Council of Chief Executives: David Stewart-Patterson, Executive Vice-President. Canadian Federation of Independent Business: Catherine Swift, President and Chief Executive Officer. Conseil du patronat du Québec: Gilles Taillon, President. Canadian Federation of Independent Business: Garth Whyte, Executive Vice-President, National Affairs. Union of Canadian Transportation Employees: Michael Wing, National President. Canadian Labour Congress: Hassan Yussuff, Secretary Treasurer.

Pursuant to Standing Order 83.1, the Committee resumed its pre-budget consultations 2004.



Jayson Myers, Catherine Swift, Gilles Taillon, David Stewart-Patterson, Roger Larson, John Arnold and Michael Murphy made statements and answered questions.


At 11:02 a.m., the sitting was suspended.

At 11:08 a.m., the sitting resumed.




Hassan Yussif, Pierre Patry, François Bélanger, Dennis Deveau, Michael Wing, Blake Johnston, Teresa Healy and Carol MacLeod made statements and answered questions.


At 12:42 p.m., the Committee adjourned to the call of the Chair.


Richard Dupuis
Clerk of the Committee

2005/03/15 10:43 a.m.