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Meeting No. 4
Tuesday, February 10, 2009

The Standing Committee on Finance met at 3:30 p.m. this day, in Room 269, West Block, the Chair, James Rajotte, 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: Dean Del Mastro for Daryl Kramp, Martha Hall Findlay for Hon. John McCallum, Laurie Hawn for Daryl Kramp, Peter Julian for Thomas J. Mulcair, Greg Kerr for Bob Dechert and Daniel Petit for Mike Wallace.


In attendance: Library of Parliament: Philippe Bergevin, Analyst; Mark Mahabir, Analyst. House of Commons: Catherine Millar, Committee Clerk.


Witnesses: Department of Finance: David W. Miller, Corporate Services Branch; Paul Rochon, Assistant Deputy Minister, Economic and Fiscal Policy Branch; Rob Stewart, Director, Financial Sector Policy Branch; Alfred LeBlanc, Director, Federal - Provincial Relations and Social Policy Branch; Brian Ernewein, General Director; Jean-Michel Catta, General Director, Consultations and Communications Branch. Canada Revenue Agency: William V. Baker, Commissioner and Chief Executive Officer; James Ralston, Chief Financial Officer and Assistant Commissioner, Finance and Administration Branch; Filipe Dinis, Director General, Resource Management Directorate, Finance and Administration Branch.

Pursuant to Standing Order 81(5), the Committee commenced consideration of the Supplementary Estimates (B) 2008-2009: Vote 1b under CANADA REVENUE AGENCY and Votes 1b and 5b under FINANCE referred to the Committee on Thursday, January 29, 2009.

David W. Miller made a statement and, with the other witnesses, answered questions.


At 4:29 p.m., the sitting was suspended.

At 4:32 p.m., the sitting resumed.


William V. Baker made a statement and, with the other witnesses, answered questions.


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


Jean-François Pagé
Clerk of the Committee

2010/01/05 10:58 a.m.