The Committee resumed consideration of the motion of Yvan Loubier, — That the Standing Committee on Finance schedule televised sessions to study the Canada-Barbados Tax Treaty and any legislation or regulations directly or indirectly related to the Treaty, when the House returns in the Fall.
That the Committee should hear evidence from the following witnesses and any other individuals or groups who request to appear:
- the former Minister of Finance who oversaw these changes between 1994 and 1998;
- officials from the Department of Finance and the Canada Revenue Agency with expertise in tax treaties, especially with section 30(3) of the Barbados tax treaty and Income Tax Act Regulation 5907(11.2)(c);
- members of the board of directors of Canada Steamship Lines;
- members of the board of directors of CSL International;
- representatives of the Office of the Auditor General of Canada;
- representatives of ATTAC;
- André Lareau, tax lawyer;
- Guylaine Leclerc, forensic accountant; and
- Brigitte Alepin, tax expert
That the Committee reserve the right to add witnesses to this list, as deemed relevant to the study.
And that the Committee report and make recommendations to the House of Commons.
The debate continued.