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Meeting No. 34
Tuesday, June 9, 2009

The Standing Committee on Finance met jointly with the Standing Committee on Industry, Science and Technology in a televised session at 9:01 a.m. this day, in Room 253-D, Centre Block, James Rajotte, Chair of the Standing Committee on Finance, and the Hon. Michael D. Chong, Chair of the Standing Committee on Industry, Science and Technology, presiding.


Members of the Committee present: Hon. Maxime Bernier, Robert Carrier, Bob Dechert, Jean-Yves Laforest, Hon. John McCallum, Hon. John McKay, Ted Menzies, Thomas J. Mulcair, Massimo Pacetti, James Rajotte and Mike Wallace.


Acting Members present: Hon. Dan McTeague for Massimo Pacetti.


Members of the Standing Committee on Industry, Science and Technology present: Robert Bouchard, Gordon Brown, Hon. Michael D. Chong, Siobhan Coady, Marc Garneau, Mike Lake, Anthony Rota, Dave Van Kesteren, Robert Vincent and Mike Wallace.


In attendance: Library of Parliament: Philippe Bergevin, Analyst; Mark Mahabir, Analyst; John Bulmer, Analyst.


Witnesses: As individuals: Ian Lee, Director, Master of Business Administration (MBA) Program, Sprott School of Business, Carleton University; Barry Scholnick, Associate Professor, School of Business, University of Alberta; Roger Ware, Professor, Department of Economics, Queen's University; Jack Carr, Professor, Department of Economics, University of Toronto.

Pursuant to Standing Order 108(2) and the motion adopted by the Committee on Thursday, April 2, 2009, the Committee resumed its study of credit card interchange fees and the debit payment system in Canada.

The witnesses made statements and answered questions.


At 11:04 a.m., the Committee adjourned to the call of the Chair.


Jean-François Pagé
Clerk of the Committee

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