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MINUTES OF PROCEEDINGS
 
Meeting No. 70
 
Tuesday, December 8, 2009
 

The Standing Committee on Finance met in a televised session at 6:06 p.m. this day, in Room 237-C, 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, Daniel Paillé, James Rajotte and Mike Wallace.

 

In attendance: Library of Parliament: Mark Mahabir, Analyst. House of Commons: Travis Ladouceur, Committee Clerk; Wayne Cole, Legislative Clerk; Lucie Tardif-Carpentier, Legislative Clerk.

 

Witnesses: Assembly of First Nations: Angus Toulouse, Ontario Regional Chief. Association of Iroquois and Allied Indians: Randy Phillips, Grand Chief, Oneida Nation. Simpcw First Nation: Keith Matthew, Chief. Canadian Chamber of Commerce: Shirley-Ann George, Senior Vice-President, Policy. Canadian Manufacturers and Exporters: Jean-Michel Laurin, Vice-President, Global Business Policy. Department of Finance: Annie Carrier, Principal Manager, Aboriginal Tax Policy Section; Brian Ernewein, General Director, Tax Policy Branch; Louise Levonian, Assistant Deputy Minister, Tax Policy Branch; Pierre Mercille, Senior Legislative Chief, GST Legislation; Lise Potvin, Director, Sales Tax Division.

 
Pursuant to the Order of Reference of Tuesday, December 8, 2009, the Committee commenced consideration of Bill C-62, An Act to amend the Excise Tax Act.
 

Chief Angus Toulouse, Grand Chief Randy Phillips, Chief Keith Williams, Shirley-Ann George and Jean-Michel Laurin made statements and answered questions.

Annie Carrier, Brian Ernewein, Louise Levonian, Pierre Mercille and Lise Potvin answered questions.

 

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

 

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

The Chair called Clause 2.

 

After debate, Mike Wallace moved, — That Clauses 2 to 44 inclusive carry.

Debate arose theron.

 
At 8:47 p.m., the sitting was suspended.

At 9:08 p.m., the sitting resumed in Room 112-N, Centre Block.
 

After further debate, the Chair interrupted the proceedings pursuant to the Special Order adopted by the House on December 7, 2009.

The question was put on the motion and it was adopted on the following recorded division: YEAS: Kelly Block, Bob Dechert, Daryl Kramp, Jean-Yves Laforest, John McCallum, John McKay, Ted Menzies, Massimo Pacetti, Daniel Paillé, Mike Wallace — 10; NAYS: Thomas J. Mulcair — 1.

 

Accordingly, Clauses 2 to 44 inclusive carried severally.

 

Schedule 1 carried on the following recorded division: YEAS: Kelly Block, Bob Dechert, Daryl Kramp, Jean-Yves Laforest, John McCallum, John McKay, Ted Menzies, Massimo Pacetti, Daniel Paillé, Mike Wallace — 10; NAYS: Thomas J. Mulcair — 1.

 

The Short Title carried on the following recorded division: YEAS: Kelly Block, Bob Dechert, Daryl Kramp, Jean-Yves Laforest, John McCallum, John McKay, Ted Menzies, Massimo Pacetti, Daniel Paillé, Mike Wallace — 10; NAYS: Thomas J. Mulcair — 1.

 

The Title carried on the following recorded division: YEAS: Kelly Block, Bob Dechert, Daryl Kramp, Jean-Yves Laforest, John McCallum, John McKay, Ted Menzies, Massimo Pacetti, Daniel Paillé, Mike Wallace — 10; NAYS: Thomas J. Mulcair — 1.

 

The Bill carried on the following recorded division: YEAS: Kelly Block, Bob Dechert, Daryl Kramp, Jean-Yves Laforest, John McCallum, John McKay, Ted Menzies, Massimo Pacetti, Daniel Paillé, Mike Wallace — 10; NAYS: Thomas J. Mulcair — 1.

 

The question: "Shall the Chair report the Bill to the House?" was put and was agreed to on the following recorded division: YEAS: Kelly Block, Bob Dechert, Daryl Kramp, Jean-Yves Laforest, John McCallum, John McKay, Ted Menzies, Massimo Pacetti, Daniel Paillé, Mike Wallace — 10; NAYS: Thomas J. Mulcair — 1.

 

At 9:53 p.m., the Committee adjourned to the call of the Chair.

 



Jean-François Pagé
Clerk of the Committee

 
 
2010/01/26 2:57 p.m.