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Meeting No. 8
Wednesday, May 31, 2006

The Standing Committee on Finance met in a televised session at 3:33 p.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, Yvan Loubier, Hon. John McCallum, Hon. John McKay, Massimo Pacetti, Brian Pallister, Michael Savage, Thierry St-Cyr, Hon. Garth Turner and Judy Wasylycia-Leis.


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


Witnesses: Caledon Institute of Social Policy: Ken Battle, President. Canadian Federation of Students: Ian Boyko, Government Relations Coordinator. Imagine Canada: Peter Broder, Corporate Counsel and Director, Regulatory Affairs. Canadian Cancer Society: Rob Cunningham, Senior Policy Analyst. Imagine Canada: Teri A. Kirk, Vice-President, Public Policy and Government Relations. Child Care Advocacy Association of Canada: Monica Lysack, Executive Director. Association of Fundraising Professionals: Rob Peacock, President. Wellesley Institute: Michael Shapcott, Senior Fellow in Residence, Public Policy. Mining Association of Canada: Paul Stothart, Vice President, Economic Affairs. Department of Finance - Saskatchewan: Hon. Andrew Thomson, Minister; Ms. Erin Brady, Analyst, Intergovernmental Affairs. Green Budget Coalition: Andrew Van Iterson, Program Manager. Canadian Alliance of Student Associations: Toby White, Government Relations Officer. Wee Watch: Leslie Wilson, Vice-President.

Pursuant to the Order of Reference of Friday, May 19, 2006, the Committee resumed consideration of Bill C-13, An Act to implement certain provisions of the budget tabled in Parliament on May 2, 2006.

The witnesses made statements and answered questions.


It was agreed, — That the rounds of questioning the witnesses for this meeting only be five (5) minutes.


At 5:36 p.m., the Committee adjourned to the call of the Chair.


Elizabeth B. Kingston
Clerk of the Committee

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