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Meeting No. 22
Tuesday, September 26, 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, Pierre A. Paquette, Michael Savage, Thierry St-Cyr, Hon. Garth Turner and Judy Wasylycia-Leis.


In attendance: Library of Parliament: June Dewetering, Principal; Sheena Starky, Analyst. Standing Committee on Finance: Shaila Anwar, Co-Clerk of the Committee.


Witnesses: Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada: Suzanne Fortier, President. Society of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists of Canada: Donald Davis, President; André Lalonde, Executive Vice-President. REAL Women of Canada: Diane Watts, Researcher. Association of Canadian Community Colleges: Gerald Brown, President. Canadian Library Association: Linda Cook, President. BIOTECanada: Peter Brenders, President and Chief Executive Officer. Partnership Group for Science and Engineering: Ian Rutherford, Executive Director, Canadian Meteorological and Oceanographic Society. Canadian Federation of Independent Business: Catherine Swift, President and Chief Executive Officer; Garth Whyte, Executive Vice President . Research Canada: An Alliance for Health Discovery: Ronald Worton, Chair. Canadian Healthcare Association: Sharon Sholzberg-Gray, President and Chief Executive Officer. Canadian Chemical Producers Association: Richard Paton, President and Chief Executive Officer. Canadian Association of Retired Teachers: Helen Biales, Vice-President; Pierre Drouin, Executive Director. University of Ottawa: Gilles Patry, President and Vice-Chancellor. Canadian Chamber of Commerce: Nancy Hughes Anthony, President and Chief Executive Officer; Michael Murphy, Executive Vice-President.

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

The witnesses made statements and answered questions.


At 11:30 a.m., the sitting was suspended.

At 11:40 a.m., the sitting resumed.


At 11:40 a.m., Massimo Pacetti took the Chair.


At 11:56 a.m., Brian Pallister took the Chair.


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


Elizabeth B. Kingston
Clerk of the Committee

2006/10/13 10:34 a.m.