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Meeting No. 46
Wednesday, May 28, 2008

The Standing Committee on Finance met at 3:38 p.m. this day, in Room 213, Wellington Building, the Chair, Rob Merrifield, presiding.


Members of the Committee present: Paul Crête, Dean Del Mastro, Rick Dykstra, Jean-Yves Laforest, Hon. John McCallum, Hon. John McKay, Ted Menzies, Rob Merrifield, Thomas J. Mulcair, Hon. Garth Turner and Mike Wallace.


Acting Members present: Martha Hall Findlay for Massimo Pacetti.


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


Witnesses: Department of Finance: Serge Dupont, Assistant Deputy Minister, Financial Sector Policy Branch; Brian Ernewein, General Director, Tax Policy Branch; Kelly Gillis, Executive Director, Corporate Services Branch; Nancy Horsman, Director, Business Income Tax Divison, Tax Policy Branch.

Pursuant to Standing Order 81(5), the Committee commenced consideration of the Supplementary Estimates (A) for the fiscal year ending March 31, 2009: Votes 1a, under FINANCE referred to the Committee on Tuesday, May 13, 2008.

Brian Ernewein and Serge Dupont made statements and answered questions.


Paul Crête moved , - That Vote 1a in the amount of $6 608 199, be reduced by $2 848 00 and pass to $3 760 199.


After debate, the question was put on the motion and it was negatived on the following recorded division: YEAS: Paul Crête, Jean-Yves Laforest, Thomas J. Mulcair — 3; NAYS: Dean Del Mastro, Rick Dykstra, Martha Hall Findlay, John McCallum, John McKay, Ted Menzies, Garth Turner, Mike Wallace — 8.


At 4:31 p.m., the sitting was suspended.

At 4:34 p.m., the sitting resumed.

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

At 4:59 p.m., the Committee adjourned to the call of the Chair.


Jean-François Pagé
Clerk of the Committee

2008/05/30 2:48 p.m.