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Meeting No. 65
Thursday, February 15, 2007

The Standing Committee on Finance met at 10:11 a.m. this day, in Room 269, West Block, the Vice-Chair, Massimo Pacetti, presiding.


Members of the Committee present: Diane Ablonczy, Dean Del Mastro, Rick Dykstra, Hon. John McCallum, Hon. John McKay, Massimo Pacetti, Pierre A. Paquette, Thierry St-Cyr and Hon. Robert Thibault.


Acting Members present: Wayne Marston for Judy Wasylycia-Leis, Rick Norlock for Brian Pallister and Bradley R. Trost for Mike Wallace.


In attendance: Library of Parliament: June Dewetering, Principal; Alexandre Laurin, Analyst.


Appearing: Hon. Jim Flaherty, Minister of Finance.


Witnesses: Department of Finance: Serge Dupont, Assistant Deputy Minister, Financial Sector Policy Branch; Colleen Barnes, Senior Chief, Strategic Planning and Trade, Financial Institutions Division; Pascale Dugré-Sasseville, Senior Project Leader, Financial Institutions Division, Strategic Planning and Trade, Financial Sector Policy Branch; Eleanor Ryan, Chief, Structural Issues, Financial Institutes Division, Financial Sector Policy Branch.

Pursuant to the Order of Reference of Thursday, December 7, 2006, the Committee commenced consideration of Bill C-37, An Act to amend the law governing financial institutions and to provide for related and consequential matters.

The Minister made a statement and, with the other witnesses, answered questions.


At 11:00 a.m., the Committee adjourned to the call of the Chair.


Elizabeth B. Kingston
Clerk of the Committee

2007/02/15 5:15 p.m.