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Meeting No. 44
Thursday, October 26, 2006

The Standing Committee on Finance met at 9:01 a.m. this day, in the Room "Admiral", Radisson Admiral Hotel, Toronto, Ontario, 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, 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: KAIROS (Canadian Ecumenical Justice Initiatives): Michael Polanyi, Coordinator, Canadian Social Development Program. Toronto Real Estate Board: Calvin Weinfeld, Member. Maple Leaf Foods Inc.: Annalisa King, Senior Vice-President. Ontario Coalition for Better Child Care : Elizabeth E. Ablett, Executive Director. Vengrowth Private Equity Partners: Jay Heller, General Partner. SenTax: Daniel A. Braniff, Past Chairman and Co-founder. Ontario Municipal Social Services Association: Rick Williams, President. Task Force on Modernizing Security for Working Age Adults: John Stapleton, Research Fellow and Co-Chair; Jill Black, Project Director and Co-Chair. World Vision Canada: Dave Toycen, President and Chief Executive Officer. Toronto Disaster Relief Committee: Tanya Gulliver, Coordinator; Rainer "Dri" Driemeyer, Steering Committee Member. Toronto Board of Trade: Cecil Bradley, Vice-President, Policy. Toronto District School Board: Bruce Davis, School Trustee, Ward 3 Etobicoke-Lakeshore. Anishinabek Nation: John Beaucage, Grand Council Chief. Seneca College of Applied Arts and Technology: Rick Miner, President.

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

The witnesses made statements and answered questions.


At 10:25 a.m., the sitting was suspended.

At 10:38 a.m., the sitting resumed.


At 12:00 p.m., the Committee adjourned to the call of the Chair.


Elizabeth B. Kingston
Clerk of the Committee

2006/11/01 11:11 a.m.