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MINUTES OF PROCEEDINGS
 
Meeting No. 7
 
Wednesday, November 28, 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, Dean Del Mastro, Rick Dykstra, Hon. John McCallum, Hon. John McKay, Ted Menzies, Rob Merrifield, Thomas J. Mulcair, Massimo Pacetti, Thierry St-Cyr, Hon. Garth Turner and Mike Wallace.

 

Acting Members present: Jean-Yves Laforest for Thierry St-Cyr, John Maloney for Hon. John McKay, John Maloney for Massimo Pacetti, Hon. Geoff Regan for Hon. John McCallum, Hon. Andrew Telegdi for Hon. Garth Turner and Hon. Robert Thibault for Hon. John McKay.

 

Associate Members present: James Rajotte.

 

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

 

Witnesses: Canadian Association for Community Living: Michael Bach, Executive Vice-President. Canadian Association of Fire Chiefs: Rick Larabie, Fire Chief, Ottawa Region. Canadian Finance and Leasing Association: David Powell, President and Chief Executive Officer. Canadian Health Food Association: Penelope Marrett, President and Chief Executive Officer. Canadian Home Builders' Association: Richard Lind, President; John Kenward, Chief Operating Officer. Canadian Institute of Actuaries: Gary Walters, Vice-Chair, Member Services Council. Canadian Institute of Chartered Accountants: Kevin Dancey, President and Chief Executive Officer. Canadian Real Estate Association: Pierre Beauchamp, Chief Executive Officer. Canadian Urban Transit Association: Bernard D'Amours, Director, Public Affairs. Certified Management Accountants of Canada: Richard Monk, Chair. Direct Sellers Association of Canada: Ross Creber, President. Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada: Sally Brown, Chief Executive Officer. National Aboriginal Achievement Foundation: Roberta Jamieson, President and Chief Executive Officer. Philanthropic Foundations Canada: Hilary Pearson, President . Railway Association of Canada: Bruce Burrows, Vice-President, Public Affairs and Government Relations.

 
Pursuant to Standing Order 83.1, the Committee resumed its pre-budget consultations.
 

The witnesses made statements and answered questions.

 
At 5:31 p.m. the Committee proceeded to the consideration of matters related to Committee business.
 
Pursuant to Standing Order 108(2)and the motion adopted by the Committee on Wednesday, November 28, 2007, the Committee recommends that the government promptly introduce the tax measures in the unanimous report of February 2007 entitled Manufacturing: Moving Forward - Rising to the Challenge and that the adoption of this motion be reported to the House at the earliest opportunity
 

Paul Crête moved, — In accordance with Standing Order 108(2), the Standing Committee on Finance recommends that the government promptly introduce the tax measures in the unanimous report of February 2007 entitled Manufacturing: Moving Forward — Rising to the Challenge and that the adoption of this motion be reported to the House at the earliest opportunity.

 

Rick Dykstra moved, — That the motion be amended by deleting the words "promptly introduce" and by subtituting the following therefore:

"act upon the recommendations in".

Debate arose thereon.

 

The question was put on the amendment of Rick Dykstra and it was negatived, by a show of hands: YEAS: 4; NAYS: 7.

 

The question was put on the motion and it was agreed to, by a show of hands: YEAS: 7; NAYS: 0.

 

At 5:39 p.m., the Committee adjourned to the call of the Chair.

 



Elizabeth B. Kingston
Clerk of the Committee

 
 
2008/09/18 11:22 a.m.