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Meeting No. 62
Tuesday, November 3, 2009

The Standing Committee on Finance met at 10:35 a.m. this day, in Room 269, West Block, the Chair, James Rajotte, presiding.


Members of the Committee present: Kelly Block, 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: Martha Hall Findlay for Hon. John McKay, Jean-Yves Roy for Robert Carrier and Devinder Shory for Bob Dechert.


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


Witnesses: Canadian Home Builders' Association: Gary Friend, President; John Kenward, Chief Operating Officer. Home Depot Canada: Michael Rowe, Vice-President of Finance and Chief Financial Officer. Canadian Labour Congress: Ken Georgetti, President; Andrew Jackson, Chief Economist. Fédération des femmes du Québec: Alexa Conradi, President. Canada Pension Plan Investment Board: Ian Dale, Senior Vice-President, Communications and Stakeholder Relations; John Butler, Senior Vice-President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary. FADOQ Mouvement des Aînés du Québec: Jean-Claude Grondin, President.

Pursuant to the Order of Reference of Wednesday, October 7, 2009, the Committee resumed 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.

The witnesses made statements and answered questions.


At 11:33 a.m., the sitting was suspended.

At 11:36 a.m., the sitting resumed.


The Committee commenced its clause-by-clause study of the Bill.


Pursuant to Standing Order 75(1), consideration of Clause 1 is postponed.

The Chair called Clause 2.


Clauses 2 to 24 inclusive carried on division severally.


Clauses 25 to 43 inclusive carried on division severally.


Clauses 44 to 46 inclusive carried on division severally.


Clauses 47 to 67 inclusive carried on division severally.


The Schedule carried on division.


The Short Title carried on division.


The Title carried on division.


The Bill carried on division.


ORDERED, — That the Chair report the Bill to the House.


At 11:39 a.m., the Committee adjourned to the call of the Chair.


Jean-François Pagé
Clerk of the Committee

2009/12/16 2:44 p.m.