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Meeting No. 95
Monday, October 17, 2005

The Standing Committee on Finance met at 1:03 p.m. this day, at the Hyatt Regency, Plaza B & C, Vancouver, British Columbia, the Chair, Massimo Pacetti, presiding.


Members of the Committee present: Rona Ambrose, Don H. Bell, Massimo Pacetti and Charlie Penson.


Acting Members present: Robert Bouchard for Guy Côté and Jean Crowder for Judy Wasylycia-Leis.


In attendance: Library of Parliament: June Dewetering, Principal; Sheena Starky, Analyst. Standing Committee on Finance: Christine Lafrance, Clerk of the Committee.


Witnesses: British Columbia Child Care Advocacy Forum: Rita Chudnovsky, Facilitator; Pat Frouws, Representative, Advocacy Forum, Simon Fraser University Childcare Society. City of Vancouver: Sheila Davidson, Child and Youth Advocate; Anne Roberts, City councillor. Coalition of Child Care Advocates of British Columbia: Susan Harney, Chairperson; Sharon Gregson, Chairperson. Institute for Media, Policy and Civil Society: Shauna Sylvester, Executive Director; Richard Bridge, Legal Counsel. Kids First Parent Association of Canada: Helen Ward, President. Planned Lifetime Advocacy Network: Ted Kuntz, President.

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

Rita Chudnovsky, Sheila Davidson, Anne Roberts, Sharon Gregson, Shauna Sylvester, Helen Ward and Ted Kuntz made statements and, with Pat Frouws and Susan Harney, answered questions.


At 2:27 p.m., the Committee adjourned to the call of the Chair.


Richard Dupuis
Clerk of the Committee

2005/11/07 4:41 p.m.