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Meeting No. 123
Thursday, October 27, 2005

The Standing Committee on Finance met in a televised session at 5:09 p.m. this day, in Room 253-D, Centre Block, the Chair, Massimo Pacetti, presiding.


Members of the Committee present: Hon. Maria Minna, Massimo Pacetti, Charlie Penson and Judy Wasylycia-Leis.


Acting Members present: Don H. Bell for Mark Holland, Ken Boshcoff for Hon. Maria Minna, Roger Clavet for Robert Bouchard, Odina Desrochers for Yvan Loubier, Susan Kadis for Françoise Boivin and Tony Martin for Judy Wasylycia-Leis.


In attendance: Library of Parliament: June Dewetering, Principal. Standing Committee on Finance: Richard Dupuis, Clerk of the Committee.


Witnesses: Canadian Association of Science Centres: Tracy Ross, Executive Director. Canadian Consortium for Research: Paul Ledwell, Past Chair, Executive Director, Canadian Federation for the Humanities and Social Sciences. Canadian Federation for the Humanities and Social Sciences: Donald Fisher, President. Canadian Lung Association: Deirdre Freiheit, President and Chief Executive Officer; Luc Lapointe, Director, Public Issues. Information Technology Association of Canada: Bernard A. Courtois, President and Chief Executive Officer. National Pensioners and Senior Citizens Federation: Arthur Kube, First Vice-President. Partnership Group for Science and Engineering: Simon Hanmer, Chair; Ian Rutherford, Committee Member. Centre for Science in the Public Interest: Bill Jeffery, National Coordinator.

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

Tracy Ross, Paul Ledwell, Donald Fisher, Deirdre Freiheit, Bernard A. Courtois, Arthur A. Kube, Simon Hanmer and Bill Jeffrey made statements and answered questions.


At 6:46 p.m., the Committee adjourned to the call of the Chair.


Christine Lafrance
Clerk of the Committee

2005/11/08 10:05 a.m.