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Meeting No. 73
Monday, June 13, 2005

The Standing Committee on Finance met in a televised session at 3:35 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, Charles Hubbard, Hon. John McKay, Hon. Maria Minna, Massimo Pacetti, Brian Pallister, Charlie Penson, Monte Solberg and Judy Wasylycia-Leis.


Acting Members present: Rahim Jaffer for Rona Ambrose, Bob Mills for Brian Pallister, Pierre A. Paquette for Yvan Loubier and Hon. Paddy Torsney for Hon. Maria Minna.


In attendance: Library of Parliament: June Dewetering, Principal; Sheena Starky, Analyst.


Appearing: Hon. Stéphane Dion, Minister of the Environment; Hon. Joe Fontana, Minister of Labour and Housing; Hon. John Godfrey, Minister of State (Infrastructure and Communities); Hon. Ralph Goodale, Minister of Finance.


Witnesses: Department of Finance: Mark Carney, Senior Associate Deputy Minister. Department of the Environment: Cassie Doyle, Associate Deputy Minister. Infrastructure Canada: André Juneau, Deputy Head. Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation: Karen Kinsley, President. Department of Human Resources Development (Social Development): Bayla Kolk, Associate Assistant Deputy Minister. Department of Finance: Yvan Roy, Assistant Deputy Minister and Counsel to the Department of Finance.

Pursuant to the Order of Reference of Thursday, May 19, 2005, the Committee resumed consideration of Bill C-48, An Act to authorize the Minister of Finance to make certain payments.

The Hon. Ralph Goodale and the Hon. Joe Fontana made statements and answered questions.


At 5:04 p.m., the sitting was suspended.

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


The Hon. Stéphane Dion and the Hon. John Godfrey made statements and answered questions.


At 5:27 p.m., the sitting was suspended.

At 5:56 p.m., the sitting resumed.


The Hon. Stéphane Dion and the Hon. John Godfrey made statements and answered questions.


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


Richard Dupuis
Clerk of the Committee

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