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Meeting No. 140
Thursday, November 3, 2005

The Standing Committee on Finance met at 11:57 a.m. this day, at the Intercontinental Hotel, Willard Room, Toronto, Ontario, the Chair, Massimo Pacetti, presiding.


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


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


Witnesses: Canadian Federation of University Women: Margaret McGovern, Director, Status of Women and Human Rights. Citizens for Public Justice: Greg deGroot-Maggetti, Analyst, Socio-Economic Policy; Chris Pullenayegem, Analyst, Refugee Issues Policy. Hands Off! Campaign: Sandy Shaw, Representative, Social Planning Council of Hamilton; Beverly Halls, Disabled Social Benefit Recipient, Co-Chair of the Parent Action Network. Modernizing Income Security for Working Age Adults: Susan Pigott, Co-Chair, Chief Executive Officer of St. Christopher House; David Pecaut, Co-Chair, Task Force, Toronto City Summit Alliance. Legal Aid Ontario: Janet Leiper, Chair; George Biggar, Vice-President, Policy, Planning and External Relations. Ontario Coalition for Better Child Care : Kira Heineck, Executive Director. Watson Wyatt Worldwide: Laura Samaroo, Pension Consultant; Keith Horner, Consultant; Ian Markham, Director, Pension Innovation.

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

Margaret McGovern, Greg deGroot-Maggetti, Sandy Shaw, Beverly Halls, Susan Pigott, David Pecaut, Janet Leiper, Kira Heineck, Laura Samaroo and Keith Horner made statements and answered questions.


At 1:23 p.m., the Committee adjourned to the call of the Chair.


Christine Lafrance
Clerk of the Committee

2005/11/10 9:56 a.m.