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Meeting No. 50
Monday, June 16, 2008

The Standing Committee on Finance met at 3:28 p.m. this day, in Room 214, 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, Massimo Pacetti, Hon. Garth Turner and Mike Wallace.


Acting Members present: Martha Hall Findlay for Hon. Garth Turner.


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


Witnesses: Office of the Superintendent of Financial Institutions Canada: Julie Dickson, Superintendent. Department of Finance: Tiff Macklem, Associate Deputy Minister and G7 Deputy for Canada.

Pursuant to Standing Order 108(2) and the motion adopted by the Committee on Wednesday, April 2, 2008, the Committee proceeded to a briefing on Asset-Backed Commercial Paper in Canada.

Julie Dickson made a statement and answered questions.


At 4:27 p.m., the sitting was suspended.

At 4:29 p.m., the sitting resumed.


Tiff Macklem made a statement and answered questions.


At 5:25 p.m., the Committee proceeded to sit in camera.

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

It was agreed, — That, as part of its 2008 Pre-budget Consultations, the Committee travel to Regina instead of Saskatoon as approved by the Liaison Committee Sub-committee on June 5, 2008, and that the Chair inform the Sub-committee of this change of plan.


At 5:31 p.m., the Committee adjourned to the call of the Chair.


Jean-François Pagé
Clerk of the Committee

2008-06-17 1:43 p.m.