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Meeting No. 35
Tuesday, October 17, 2006

The Standing Committee on Finance met in a televised session at 3:31 p.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 McKay, Massimo Pacetti, Brian Pallister, Pierre A. Paquette, Michael Savage, Thierry St-Cyr, Hon. Garth Turner and Judy Wasylycia-Leis.


Acting Members present: Robert Carrier for Thierry St-Cyr.


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


Witnesses: Canadian Taxpayers Federation: John Williamson, Federal Director. Canadian Co-operative Association: Carol Hunter, Executive Director. Co-operators Group: Frank Bomben, Manager, Government Relations; Martin-Eric Tremblay, Senior Vice-President. Orchestras Canada: Katherine Carleton, Executive Director. Precarn Incorporated: Paul Johnston, President and Chief Executive Officer. National Housing and Homelessness Network: Michael Shapcott, Co-Chair, National Housing and Homelessness Network. Canadian Cancer Society: Kenneth Kyle, Director, Public Issues. Prospectors and Developers Association of Canada: Patricia Dillon, President. Canadian Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators: Suzanne Brunette, President, Student Awards Office; Judy Dyck, Past President, Director. Queen's University: Karen Hitchcock, Principal and Vice-Chancellor. Conference of Defence Associations: Richard J. Evraire, Chairman; Brian S. MacDonald, Senior Defence Analyst. Alliance of Sector Councils: Wendy Swedlove, Vice-Chair.

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

The witnesses made statements and answered questions.


At 4:55 p.m., the sitting was suspended.

At 5:00 p.m., the sitting resumed.


At 6:26 p.m., the Committee adjourned to the call of the Chair.


Elizabeth B. Kingston
Clerk of the Committee

2006/10/23 11:40 a.m.