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MINUTES OF PROCEEDINGS
 
Meeting No. 61
 
Thursday, May 17, 2012
 

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: Mark Adler, Hon. Scott Brison, Guy Caron, Shelly Glover, Randy Hoback, Brian Jean, Hoang Mai, Wayne Marston, Cathy McLeod, Peggy Nash and James Rajotte.

 

Acting Members present: Paul Dewar for Peggy Nash, Blake Richards for Dave Van Kesteren and Brad Trost for Dave Van Kesteren.

 

In attendance: Library of Parliament: Brett Stuckey, Analyst.

 

Witnesses: Department of Finance: Glenn R. Campbell, Director, International Policy and Analysis Division . Department of Public Safety: Gilles Moreau, Director General, National Compensation, Royal Canadian Mounted Police. Department of Finance: Jonathan Roy, Senior Policy Analyst, Social Policy, Health, Justice, Culture; Daniel MacDonald, Chief, Federal-Provincial Relations Division, CHT/CST and Northern Policy. Department of Public Safety: John Davies, Director General, National Security Policy. Department of Fisheries and Oceans: Nigel Harrison, Manager, Legislative and Parliamentary Affairs; David Gillis. Department of Health: David K. Lee, Director, Office of Legislative and Regulatory Modernization, Policy, Planning and International Affairs Directorate, Health Products and Food Branch; Samuel Godefroy, Director General, Food Directorate, Health Products and Food Branch. Department of Human Resources and Skills Development: Alwyn Child, Director General, Program Development and Guidance Directorate. International Development Research Centre (IDRC): Annette Nicholson, Secretary and General Counsel. Department of Human Resources and Skills Development: Lenore Duff, Senior Director, Strategic Policy and Legislative Reform; Dominique La Salle, Director General, Seniors and Pensions Policy Secretariat. Department of Finance: Bruno Rodrigue, Chief, Social policy, Income Security. Department of Human Resources and Skills Development: Annette Vermaeten, Director, Task Force, Special Projects; Nathalie Martel, Director, Old Age Security Policy. Privy Council Office: Eileen Boyd, Assistant Secretary to the Cabinet, Senior Personnel. Canadian Food Inspection Agency: Neil Bouwer. Department of Public Works and Government Services: Lynn Tassé. Department of Industry: Patricia Brady, Director, Investment, Insolvency, Competition and Corporate Policy Directorate; Gerard Peets, Senior Director, Strategy and Planning Directorate. Privy Council Office: Joyce Henry, Director, Appointments and Selection Processes, Senior Personnel. Department of Public Safety: Andy Lalonde, Manager Preclearance, Canada Border Services Agency. Department of Finance: Lynn Hemmings. Department of Public Safety: Darryl Hirsch, Senior Policy Analyst, Intelligence Policy and Coordination. Department of Health: Lisa Lange, Acting Director, Bureau of Policy, Science and International Programs, Therapeutic Products Directorate, Health Products and Food Branch.

 
Pursuant to the Order of Reference of Monday, May 14, 2012, the Committee resumed consideration of Bill C-38, An Act to implement certain provisions of the budget tabled in Parliament on March 29, 2012 and other measures.
 

Glenn R. Campbell made a statement and answered questions.

 

Gilles Moreau made a statement and, with Jonathan Roy, answered questions.

 

Daniel MacDonald made a statement and answered questions.

 

At 5:23 p.m., the sitting was suspended.

At 5:33 p.m., the sitting resumed.

 

John Davies made a statement and answered questions.

 

Nigel Harrison made a statement and, with David Gillis, answered questions.

 

David K. Lee made a statement and, with Samuel Godefroy, answered questions.

 

Alwyn Child made a statement and answered questions.

 

Annette Nicholson made a statement and answered questions.

 

It was agreed, — That the Committee sit an extra hour tonight and that, during this hour, no motion shall be admissible.

 

Lenore Duff made a statement and answered questions.

 

Dominique La Salle made a statement and, with Bruno Rodrigue, Annette Vermaeten and Nathalie Martel, answered questions.

 

At 7:32 p.m., Peggy Nash took the Chair.

 

At 7:52 p.m., James Rajotte took the Chair.

 

At 8:05 p.m., the sitting was suspended.

At 8:09 p.m., the sitting resumed.

 

Eileen Boyd made a statement and answered questions.

 

Neil Bouwer made a statement and answered questions.

 

Lynn Tassé made a statement and answered questions.

 

Patricia Brady made a statement and, with Gerard Peets, answered questions.

 

Andy Lalonde made a statement and answered questions.

 

Lynn Hemmings made a statement and answered questions.

 

At 9:21 p.m., the Committee adjourned to the call of the Chair.

 



Alexandre Roger
Committee Clerk

 
 
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