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Meeting No. 50
Thursday, October 8, 2009

The Standing Committee on Finance met at 3:28 p.m. this day, in Room 253-D, Centre Block, the Chair, James Rajotte, presiding.


Members of the Committee present: 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: Meili Faille for Robert Carrier.


Associate Members present: Paul Calandra.


In attendance: Library of Parliament: Mark Mahabir, Analyst. House of Commons: Travis Ladouceur, Committee Clerk.


Witnesses: Independent Living Canada: Traci Walters, National Director; Amy Grumberg, National Program Officer. Canadian Federation of Students: Katherine Giroux-Bougard, National Chairperson. Campaign 2000: Helen Saravanamuttoo, Member, Steering Committee. Business Tax Reform Coalition: Paul Stothart, Vice-President, Mining Association of Canada. Canadian Chemical Producers' Association: David F. Podruzny, Vice-President, Business and Economics; Fiona Cook, Director, Business and Economics. Canadian Consortium for Research: Paul Jones, Member; Paul S. Vincett, Chair in the Management of Technology Enterprises, Wilfrid Laurier University. Alliance to End Homelessness: Marion Wright, Chair; Dan Sabourin, Vice-Chair. Association of Consulting Engineering Companies: John Gamble, President; Susie Grynol, Director, Public Affairs and Business Practices.

Pursuant to Standing Order 83.1, the Committee resumed its pre-budget consultations 2009.

Traci Walters, Katherine Giroux-Bougard, Helen Saravanamuttoo, Paul Stothart, David F. Podruzny, Paul Jones, Marion Wright, and John Gamble made statements and, with Fiona Cook and Paul S. Vincett, answered questions.


At 5:09 p.m., the Committee adjourned to the call of the Chair.


Jean-François Pagé
Clerk of the Committee

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