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Meeting No. 22
Monday, October 31, 2011

The Standing Committee on Finance met at 8:32 a.m. this day, in the Ballroom B, Intercontinental Toronto Centre, Toronto, Ontario, the Vice-Chair, Hoang Mai, presiding.


Members of the Committee present: Mark Adler, Hon. Scott Brison, Alain Giguère, Shelly Glover, Randy Hoback, Brian Jean, Hoang Mai, Wayne Marston, Cathy McLeod, James Rajotte and Dave Van Kesteren.


Associate Members present: Peter Julian.


In attendance: Library of Parliament: Mark Mahabir, Analyst; Brett Stuckey, Analyst. House of Commons: Julie Lalande Prud'homme, Procedural Clerk.


Witnesses: Canadian Vehicle Manufacturers' Association: Mark A. Nantais, President. Canada Company: Blake C. Goldring, Chairman. Canadian Energy Pipeline Association: Brenda Kenny, President and Chief Executive Officer. Electric Mobility Canada: Michael Elwood, Chair of the Board of Directors and Vice-President, Marketing, Azure Dynamics; Chris Hill, Manager, Central Fleet, Energy, Fleet and Facilities. Spectra Energy: Tim Kennedy, Vice-President, Federal Government Affairs; Dennis Hebert, General Manager, U.S. and Canadian Tax. Financial Executives International Canada: Michael Conway, Chief Executive and National President; Peter Effer, Chair, Taxation Committee. Canadian Foundation for Climate and Atmospheric Sciences: John Mills, Member, Board of Trustees. Festivals and Major Events: Janice Price, Chief Executive Officer, Luminato, Toronto Festivals of Arts and Creativity. Deloitte & Touche: Andrew Dunn, Managing Partner, Tax. Canadian Trucking Alliance: Stephen Laskowski, Senior Vice-President. Investment Funds Institute of Canada: Debbie Pearl-Weinberg, General Tax Counsel, Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce; James Carman, Senior Policy Advisor, Taxation. Vaughan Chamber of Commerce: Lynne Wallace, Chair, Policy Committee; Michael Manett, Chair of the Board; Reza Ghazi, Member, Policy Committee. Canadian Home Care Association: Marg McAlister, Director, Policy and Research. Canadian Association of Retired Persons: Susan Eng, Vice-President, Advocacy; Michael Nicin, Government Relations and Policy Development Officer. Canadian Caregiver Coalition: Nadine Henningsen, President. National Marine Manufacturers Association Canada: Sara Anghel, Executive Director. Alliance of Canadian Cinema, Television and Radio Artists: Ferne Downey, National President; Stephen Waddell, National Executive Director. Canadian Association for Community Living: Michael Bach, Executive Vice-President. Toronto Board of Trade: Richard Joy, Vice-President, Policy and Government Relations. Association of International Automobile Manufacturers of Canada: David Adams, President. Canadian Chamber of Commerce: Tina Kremmidas, Chief Economist. National Aboriginal Caucus: Patrick Smoke, National Aboriginal Students' Representative, Canadian Federation of Students. Retail Council of Canada: Diane J. Brisebois, President and Chief Executive Officer. Quality Urban Energy Systems of Tomorrow: Brent Gilmour, Executive Director. Canadian Boreal Initiative: Mary Granskou, Senior Policy Advisor. City of Revelstoke: David Raven, Mayor; Christina Benty, Mayor, Town of Golden. Fédération culturelle canadienne-française: Éric Dubeau, Executive Director. Engineers Without Borders Canada: James Haga, Director of Advocacy; Ian Froude, Canadian Programs (Advocacy).

Pursuant to Standing Order 83.1, the Committee resumed its pre-budget consultations 2011.

Mark A. Nantais, Blake C. Goldring, Brenda Kenny, Michael Elwood, Tim Kennedy and Michael Conway made statements and answered questions.


At 10:00 a.m., the sitting was suspended.

At 10:05 a.m., the sitting resumed.


John Mills, Janice Price, Andrew Dunn, Stephen Laskowski, Debbie Pearl-Weinberg and Lynne Wallace made statements and answered questions.


At 10:49 a.m., James Rajotte took the Chair.


At 11:35 a.m., the sitting was suspended.

At 11:39 a.m., the sitting resumed.


Marg McAlister, Susan Eng, Nadine Henningsen, Sara Anghel, Ferne Downey and Michael Bach made statements and answered questions.


At 1:08 p.m., the sitting was suspended.

At 2:00 p.m., the sitting resumed.


Richard Joy, David Adams, Tina Kremmidas, Patrick Smoke, Diane J. Brisebois and Brent Gilmour made statements and answered questions.


At 3:28 p.m., the sitting was suspended.

At 3:35 p.m., the sitting resumed.


Mary Granskou, David Raven and Éric Dubeau made statements and, with Christina Benty and James Haga, answered questions.


At 5:00 p.m., the Committee adjourned to the call of the Chair.


Guyanne L. Desforges
Clerk of the Committee

2011/11/07 11:13 a.m.