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Meeting No. 5
Thursday, November 22, 2007

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, Hon. John McCallum, Hon. John McKay, Rob Merrifield, Thomas J. Mulcair, Massimo Pacetti, Thierry St-Cyr and Mike Wallace.


Acting Members present: Hon. Mark Eyking for Hon. Garth Turner, Ed Fast for Ted Menzies and Brent St. Denis for Hon. Garth Turner.


Other Members present: André Bellavance.


In attendance: Library of Parliament: June Dewetering, Principal Analyst; Alexandre Laurin, Analyst. House of Commons: Catherine Cuerrier, Committee Clerk.


Witnesses: Conference Board of Canada: Paul Darby, Deputy Chief Economist. Key Porter Books: Jordan Fenn, Vice-President. Forest Products Association of Canada: Avrim Lazar, President and Chief Executive Officer; Tom Rosser, Chief Economist. Town of Hearst: Roger Sigouin, Mayor. Tourism Industry Association of Canada: Christopher Jones, Vice-President, Public Affairs. Canadian Council of Chief Executives: David Stewart-Patterson, Executive Vice-President. Union des producteurs agricoles: Laurent Pellerin, General Chairman. Jarislowsky Fraser Limited: Stephen Jarislowsky, Chairman and Director.

Pursuant to Standing Order 83.1, the Committee resumed its Pre-Budget Consultations 2007 - Impact of the appreciation in the relative value of the Canadian dollar.

The witnesses made statements and answered questions.


At 5:00 p.m., the sitting was suspended.

At 5:04 p.m., the sitting resumed.


The witnesses made statements and answered questions.


At 6:20 p.m., the Committee adjourned to the call of the Chair.


Elizabeth B. Kingston
Clerk of the Committee

2008/02/06 11:17 a.m.