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Meeting No. 43
Wednesday, May 14, 2008

The Standing Committee on Finance met in a televised session at 3:32 p.m. this day, in Room 253-D, Centre Block, the Chair, Rob Merrifield, presiding.


Members of the Committee present: Paul Crête, Rick Dykstra, Jean-Yves Laforest, Hon. John McCallum, Ted Menzies, Rob Merrifield and Thomas J. Mulcair.


Acting Members present: Olivia Chow for Thomas J. Mulcair, Hon. Bob Rae for Hon. Garth Turner, David Tilson for Dean Del Mastro and Mervin C. Tweed for Mike Wallace.


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


Witnesses: As individuals: James Bissett; Fred Carsley, Lawyer. Canadian Ethnocultural Council: Peter Ferreira, President. Chinese Canadian Community Alliance: Tom Pang, Acting President.

Pursuant to the Order of Reference of Thursday, April 10, 2008, the Committee resumed consideration of Bill C-50, An Act to implement certain provisions of the budget tabled in Parliament on February 26, 2008 and to enact provisions to preserve the fiscal plan set out in that budget.

The witnesses made statements and answered questions.


At 5:01 p.m., the sitting was suspended.

At 5:03 p.m., the sitting resumed.

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

It is agreed – That the Committee invite Mr. Purdy Crawford to discuss his restructuring plan in the matter of asset-backed commercial paper on May 28, from 15:30 to 16:30.

At 5:11 p.m., the Committee adjourned to the call of the Chair.


Jean-François Pagé
Clerk of the Committee

2008/05/15 1:52 p.m.