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Meeting No. 16
Wednesday, November 17, 2004

The Standing Committee on Finance met in a televised session at 3:33 p.m. this day, in Room 237-C Centre Block, the Chair, Massimo Pacetti, presiding.


Members of the Committee present: Rona Ambrose, Don H. Bell, Guy Côté, Yvan Loubier, John McKay, Maria Minna, Massimo Pacetti, Brian Pallister and Judy Wasylycia-Leis.


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


Witnesses: National Anti-Poverty Organization: Robert Arnold, President, Board of Directors; Dennis Howlett, Executive Director. Alliance to End Homelessness: Tim Aubry, Professor, Chair of the Research and Evaluation Working Group for the Steering Committee of the The Alliance to End Homelessness and Director, Centre for Research on Community Services, Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Ottawa. Congress of Union Retirees of Canada: Kevin Collins, Executive Vice-President; Larry Wagg, President, CURC. Co-operative Housing Federation of Canada: René Daoust, President; Mark Goldblatt, Senior Consultant. Movement for Canadian Literacy: Wendy DesBrisay, Executive Director. Canadian Federation for Promoting Family Values: Michael Gorman, Founder. National Council of Women of Canada : Catharine Laidlaw-Sly, President. Retirement Income Coalition: Ian Markham, Fellow of the Canadian Institute of Actuaries, Watson Wyatt Canada; Andrew Jones, Director, Corporate and Government Relations. Salvation Army: Danielle Shaw, Director , Government Relations. The Salvation Army Canada and Bermuda Territory: Mr. Glen Shepherd, Chief Secretary, The Salvation Army, Canada and Bermuda Territory. Canadian Teachers' Federation: Harvey Weiner, Policy Advisors, Government and External Relations. Council of Canadians with Disabilities: Marie White, National Chairperson; Laurie Beachell, National Coordinator. Child Care Advocacy Association of Canada: Jamie Kass, Child Care Co-ordinator; Lynell Anderson, Consultant. National Association of Friendship Centres: Peter Dinsdale, Executive Director.

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



Ian Markham, René Daoust, Mark Golbatt, Marie White, Tim Aubry, Glen Shepherd and Danielle Shaw made statements and, with Laurie Beachell and Kevin Collins, answered questions.


At 5:00 p.m., the sitting was suspended.

At 5:09 p.m., the sitting resumed.




Harvey Weiner, Lynell J. Anderson, Catharine Laidlaw-Sly, Michael Gorman, Wendy DesBrisay, Peter Dinsdale, Robert Arnold and Dennis Howlett made statements and, with Jamie Kass, answered questions.


At 6:40 p.m., the Committee adjourned to the call of the Chair.


Richard Dupuis
Clerk of the Committee

2005/03/15 11:06 a.m.