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Meeting No. 37
Tuesday, June 16, 2009

The Standing Committee on Finance met jointly with the Standing Committee on Industry, Science and Technology in a televised session at 10:08 a.m. this day, in Room 237-C, 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, Massimo Pacetti and James Rajotte.


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


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


Acting Members present: Glenn Thibeault for Brian Masse.


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


Witnesses: Interac Association: Mark O'Connell, President and Chief Executive Officer.

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.

Mark O'Connell made a statement and answered questions.


At 12:02 p.m., the Committee adjourned to the call of the Chair.


Jean-François Pagé
Clerk of the Committee

2009/06/18 1:53 p.m.