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Meeting No. 41
Tuesday, October 24, 2006

The Standing Committee on Finance met at 1:02 p.m. this day, in the Nova Scotia Ballroom Section D, Halifax Marriott Harbourfront Hotel, Halifax, Nova Scotia, the Chair, Brian Pallister, presiding.


Members of the Committee present: Diane Ablonczy, Dean Del Mastro, Rick Dykstra, Hon. John McCallum, Massimo Pacetti, Brian Pallister, Pierre A. Paquette, Michael Savage, Mike Wallace and Judy Wasylycia-Leis.


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


Witnesses: Consortium of Women's Organizations of Nova Scotia: Stella Lord, Representative, Co-Chair, Canadian Research Institute for the Advancement of Women. Magazines Canada: Jim Gourlay, Affiliated member. Canadian Restaurant and Foodservices Association: Robert Mckelvie, Chairman. Spirits Canada / Association of Canadian Distillers: Jan Westcott, President and Chief Executive Officer. Nova Scotia Home Builders' Association: Suzanne Bona, Representative. New Brunswick Non-Profit Housing Association: Alex Arseneau, Executive Director. Greater Halifax Partnership: Fred Morley, Senior Vice President and Chief Economist. New Brunswick Child Care Coalition: Jody Dallaire, Coordinator. Canadian Association of Research Libraries: William Maes, University Librarian. Face of Poverty Consultation : Carolyn Earle, Co-chair. Association of Faculties of Medecine of Canada: Nick Busing, President and Chief Executive Officer. Sport Nova Scotia: Jamie Ferguson, Chief Executive Officer. Direct Sellers Association of Canada: Ross Creber, President. JD Irving: Riley Pye, Vice-President, Administration. Halifax Regional Municipality: Dan English, Chief Administrative Officer.

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

The witnesses made statements and answered questions.


At 2:27 p.m., the sitting was suspended.

At 2:32 p.m., the sitting resumed.


At 3:57 p.m., the Committee adjourned to the call of the Chair.


Elizabeth B. Kingston
Clerk of the Committee

2006/10/26 11:41 a.m.