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Meeting No. 121
Thursday, October 27, 2005

The Standing Committee on Finance met in a televised session at 11:25 a.m. this day, in Room 253-D, Centre Block, the Chair, Massimo Pacetti, presiding.


Members of the Committee present: Françoise Boivin, Robert Bouchard, Hon. John McKay, Hon. Maria Minna, Massimo Pacetti, Charlie Penson and Monte Solberg.


Acting Members present: Ken Boshcoff for Hon. John McKay, Nathan Cullen for Judy Wasylycia-Leis and Hon. Bryon Wilfert for Mark Holland.


Other Members present: Ken Boshcoff, Nathan Cullen and Hon. Bryon Wilfert.


In attendance: Library of Parliament: Alexandre Laurin, Analyst. Standing Committee on Finance: Richard Dupuis, Clerk of the Committee.


Witnesses: BIOCAP Canada Foundation: David Layzell, Chief Executive Officer and Research Director. Canadian Foundation for Climate and Atmospheric Sciences: Marlon Lewis, Vice-Chair , Board of Trustees; Tim Aston, Science Officer. Canadian School Boards Association: Gerri Gershon, President. Canadian Wind Energy Association: Sean Whittaker, Director, Policy. David Suzuki Foundation: Pierre Sadik, Campaigner, Sustainability Project. Go for Green: Johanne Lacombe, Executive Director; Michael Haynes, Coordinator, Active Transportation. Green Budget Coalition: Julie Gelfand, Chair.

Pursuant to Standing Order 83.1, the Committee resumed its pre-budget consultations 2005.

David Layzell, Marion Lewis, Gerri Gershon, Sean Whittaker, Pierre Sadik, Johanne Lacombe and Julie Gelfand made statements and, with Michael Haynes, answered questions.


At 12:54 p.m., the Committee adjourned to the call of the Chair.


Christine Lafrance
Clerk of the Committee

2005/11/08 10:02 a.m.