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Meeting No. 76
Tuesday, April 17, 2007

The Standing Committee on Finance met in a televised session at 11:01 a.m. this day, in Room 237-C, Centre Block, the Chair, Brian Pallister, presiding.


Members of the Committee present: Diane Ablonczy, Paul Crête, Dean Del Mastro, Rick Dykstra, Hon. John McCallum, Hon. John McKay, Massimo Pacetti, Brian Pallister, Thierry St-Cyr, Hon. Robert Thibault, Mike Wallace and Judy Wasylycia-Leis.


In attendance: Library of Parliament: Alexandre Laurin, Analyst.


Witnesses: Canadian Community Reinvestment Coalition: Duff Conacher, Chairperson. As an individual: Nadia Massoud, Assistant Professor, Finance and Economics, University of Alberta. Canadian Consumer Initiative: John Lawford, Counsel. Supporting Employment & Economic Development (SEED) Winnipeg Inc.: Andrew Douglas, Asset Building Program Manager, Alternative Financial Services Coalition. INTERAC Association: Mark O'Connell, President and Chief Executive Officer. Menno Simons College: Jerry Buckland, Professor, International Development Studies. The Exchange Network (FICANEX): Jeremy Trigg, President. Consumers Association of Canada: Mel Fruitman, Vice-President; Bruce Cran, President.

The Committee proceeded to the consideration of matters related to Committee business.

On motion of Thierry St-Cyr, it was agreed, — That Paul Crête be elected Second Vice-Chair of the Committee.

Pursuant to Standing Order 108(2), the Committee resumed its study on automated teller machine fees and electronic payments.

The witnesses made statements and answered questions.


At 11:47 a.m., the sitting was suspended.

At 12:21 p.m., the sitting resumed.


Massimo Pacetti took the Chair.


At 12:29 p.m., Brian Pallister took the Chair.


At 12:37 p.m., the sitting was suspended.

At 1:05 p.m., the sitting resumed.


At 2:01 p.m., the Committee adjourned to the call of the Chair.


Elizabeth B. Kingston
Clerk of the Committee

2007/04/17 4:46 p.m.