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Meeting No. 57
Tuesday, October 27, 2009

The Standing Committee on Finance met in a televised session at 3:30 p.m. this day, in Room 253-D, Centre Block, the Chair, James Rajotte, presiding.


Members of the Committee present: Kelly Block, Bob Dechert, Daryl Kramp, Jean-Yves Laforest, Hon. John McCallum, Hon. John McKay, Ted Menzies, Thomas J. Mulcair, Massimo Pacetti, James Rajotte and Mike Wallace.


Acting Members present: Jean-Yves Roy for Robert Carrier.


Other Members present: Hon. Judy Sgro.


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


Appearing: Hon. Jim Flaherty, Minister of Finance.


Witnesses: Department of Finance: Gérard Lalonde, Director, Tax Legislation Division, Tax Policy Branch; Philippe Hall, Senior Economist, International Trade and Finance; Nicholas Phillips, Senior Economist, International Trade and Finance; Chris Forbes, General Director, Federal-Provincial Relations and Social Policy Branch; Wayne Foster, Director, Financial Sector Policy Branch. Treasury Board Secretariat: Bill Matthews, Acting Assistant Comptroller General, Financial Management and Analysis Sector. Department of Industry: Colette Downie, Director General, Marketplace Framework Policy Branch; Dominique La Salle, Director General, Seniors and Pensions Policy Secretariat.

Pursuant to the Order of Reference of Wednesday, October 7, 2009, the Committee commenced consideration of Bill C-51, An Act to implement certain provisions of the budget tabled in Parliament on January 27, 2009 and to implement other measures.

Hon. Jim Flaherty made a statement and answered questions.


At 4:30 p.m., the sitting was suspended.

At 4:37 p.m., the sitting resumed.


The witnesses answered questions.


At 5:14 p.m., the Committee adjourned to the call of the Chair.


Jean-François Pagé
Clerk of the Committee

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