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Meeting No. 18
Thursday, September 21, 2006

The Standing Committee on Finance met in a televised session at 10:01 a.m. this day, in Room 253-D, Centre Block, the Chair, Brian Pallister, presiding.


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


Acting Members present: Paul Crête for Thierry St-Cyr and Pierre A. Paquette for Yvan Loubier.


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


Witnesses: Writers' Union of Canada: Ron Brown, Chair; Deborah A. Windsor, Executive Director. Bell Pensioners' Group: Pam Went, President. Health Partners International of Canada: John P. Kelsall, President. Business Group for Improved Federal SR & ED Tax Credits: Nathalie Bourque, Vice-President, Global Communications, CAE Inc.. Canadian Urban Transit Association: Michael W. Roschlau, President and Chief Executive Officer. Nunavut Association of Municipalities: Elisapee Sheutiapik, President; Lynda Gunn, Chief Executive Officer; Russell Banta, Consultant. Canadian Council for International Co operation: Gerry Barr, President and Chief Executive Officer. Canadian Space Industry Executives: John Keating, Chief Executive Officer, COM-DEV. Business Tax Reform Coalition: Roger L. Larson, President, Canadian Fertilizer Institute. Coalition for Canadian Astronomy: Pekka Sinervo, Co-Chair, Association of Canadian Universities for Research in Astronomy (ACURA) and Dean of Arts and Science, University of Toronto. Association of Fundraising Professionals: Rob Peacock, President. Canadian Gas Association: Michael Cleland, President and Chief Executive Officer.

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

The witnesses made statements and answered questions.


At 11:28 a.m., the sitting was suspended.

At 11:41 a.m., the sitting resumed.


At 1:04 p.m., the Committee adjourned to the call of the Chair.


Elizabeth B. Kingston
Clerk of the Committee

2006/11/03 3:57 p.m.