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Meeting No. 15
Tuesday, September 19, 2006

The Standing Committee on Finance met in a televised session at 10:08 a.m. this day, in Room 253-D, Centre Block, the Chair, Brian Pallister, presiding.


Members of the Committee present: Diane Ablonczy, Rick Dykstra, Hon. John McCallum, Hon. John McKay, Brian Pallister, Michael Savage, Thierry St-Cyr, Hon. Garth Turner and Judy Wasylycia-Leis.


Acting Members present: Patricia Davidson for Dean Del Mastro, Pierre A. Paquette for Yvan Loubier and Alan Tonks for Massimo Pacetti.


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


Witnesses: Royal Canadian Legion: Jack Frost, Dominion (national) President; Pierre Allard, Director, National Service Bureau. Philanthropic Foundations Canada: Hilary Pearson, President . Assembly of First Nations: Richard Jock, Chief Executive Officer; Bob Watts, Chief of Staff, Office of the National Chief. Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers: Pierre R. Alvarez, President. Railway Association of Canada: Bruce Burrows, Vice President, Public Affairs and Government Relations; John Lynch, Assistant Vice-President, Taxation - Canadian Pacific Railway. Sport Matters Group: Ian Bird, Senior Leader. Canadian Trucking Alliance: David Bradley, Chief Executive Officer; Elly Meister, Vice-President , Public Affairs. Tourism Industry Association of Canada: Randy M. Williams, President and Chief Executive Officer; Christopher Jones, Vice President, Public Affairs. Friends of Canadian Broadcasting: Ian Morrison, Spokesperson. Canadian School Boards Association: Lance Bean, President. Hotel Association of Canada: Anthony P. Pollard, President. Pauktuutit Inuit Women of Canada: Jennifer Dickson, Executive Director.

Pursuant to Standing Order 83.1, the Committee commenced its pre-budget consultations 2006.

The witnesses made statements and answered questions.


At 11:31 a.m., the sitting was suspended.

At 11:44 a.m., the sitting resumed.


At 1:01 p.m., the Committee adjourned to the call of the Chair.


Elizabeth B. Kingston
Clerk of the Committee

2006/09/26 10:37 a.m.