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Meeting No. 37
Thursday, October 19, 2006

The Standing Committee on Finance met in a televised session at 10:31 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 McKay, Massimo Pacetti, Brian Pallister, Pierre A. Paquette, Michael Savage, Thierry St-Cyr, Mike Wallace and Judy Wasylycia-Leis.


Acting Members present: Robert Bouchard for Pierre A. Paquette.


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


Witnesses: Centre for Science in the Public Interest: Bill Jeffery, National Coordinator. Canadian Festivals Coalition: Luc Fournier, Spokesperson. Biotechnology Human Resource Council: Colette Rivet, Executive Director. Odyssey Showcase: Deborah Davis, Executive Director. Canadian Foundation for Economic Education: Gary Rabbior, President. Association of Canadian Airport Duty-Free Operators: Chuck Loewen, President, Frontier Duty Free Association. Parkinson Society Canada: Joyce Gordon, Executive Director. Investment Counsel Association of Canada: Thomas Johnston, Executive Director. Pembina Institute: Amy Taylor, Program Director. Writers Guild of Canada: Sugith Varughese, Councillor. Quinte United Immigrant Services: Orlando Ferro, Executive Director. Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada: Chad Gaffield, President. Computers for Success Canada: John May, Chair. Mining Association of Canada: Paul Stothart, Vice President, Economic Affairs.

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

The witnesses made statements and answered questions.


At 10:35 a.m., the sitting was suspended.

At 11:01 a.m., the sitting resumed.


The witnesses made statements and answered questions.


At 12:15 p.m., the sitting was suspended.

At 12:23 p.m., the sitting resumed.


At 12:36 p.m., Massimo Pacetti took the Chair.


At 12:58 p.m., Brian Pallister took the Chair.


At 1:43 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.