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Meeting No. 97
Monday, October 17, 2005

The Standing Committee on Finance met at 4:11 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: BC Road Builders and Heavy Construction Association: Jack Davidson, President. British Columbia Real Estate Association: Dave Barclay, President. Business Council of British Columbia: Ken Peacock, Senior Policy Analyst. Canadian Finance and Leasing Association: Joe Laleggia, Chairman; David Powell, President and Chief Executive Officer. Fuel Cells Canada: Christopher T. Curtis, Vice-President. Recreational Vehicle Dealers Association: Eleonore Hamm, Executive Vice-President. Vancouver Board of Trade: Janette Pantry, Vice-Chair; Don Matthew, Vice-Chair.

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

Jack Davidson, Dave Barclay, Ken Peacock, Joe Laleggia, Christopher T. Curtis, Eleonore Hamm and Janette Pantry made statements and, with David Powell and Don Matthew, answered questions.


At 5:42 p.m., the Committee adjourned to the call of the Chair.


Richard Dupuis
Clerk of the Committee

2005/11/07 4:43 p.m.