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Meeting No. 36
Wednesday, February 2, 2005

The Standing Committee on Finance met at 3:41 p.m. this day, in Room 536 Wellington Building, the Chair, Massimo Pacetti, presiding.


Members of the Committee present: Rona Ambrose, Don H. Bell, Charles Hubbard, Yvan Loubier, John McKay, Maria Minna, Massimo Pacetti and Brian Pallister.


Acting Members present: Marc Lemay for Guy Côté.


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


Appearing: Hon. John McKay, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Finance.


Witnesses: Department of Finance: Brian Ernewein, Director, Tax Legislation Division, Tax Policy Branch; David Sénecal, Tax Legislation Division, Tax Policy Branch.

Pursuant to the Order of Reference of Tuesday, December 14, 2004, the Committee commenced consideration of Bill S-17, An Act to implement an agreement, conventions and protocols concluded between Canada and Gabon, Ireland, Armenia, Oman and Azerbaijan for the avoidance of double taxation and the prevention of fiscal evasion.
The Parliamentary secretary made an opening statement and with Brian Ernewein answered questions

The Committee proceeded to the clause by clause consideration


Pursuant to Standing Order 75(1), consideration of Clause 1 is postponed.

The Chair calls Clause 2.


By unanimous consent, Clauses 2 to 6 inclusive carried.


By unanimous consent, Schedules 1 to 5 inclusive carried.


The Short Title carried.


The Title carried.


The Bill carried.


ORDERED, — That the Chair report the Bill to the House.


At 4:20 p.m., the Committee adjourned to the call of the Chair.


Richard Dupuis
Clerk of the Committee

2005/03/15 12:23 p.m.