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MINUTES OF PROCEEDINGS
 
Meeting No. 62
 
Monday, May 28, 2012
 

The Standing Committee on Finance met in a televised session at 3:30 p.m. this day, in Room C-110, 1 Wellington Street, 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, James Rajotte and Dave Van Kesteren.

 

In attendance: Library of Parliament: Mark Mahabir, Analyst. House of Commons: Suzie Cadieux, Procedural Clerk; Christine Holke David, Procedural Clerk.

 

Witnesses: Canada Border Services Agency: Alec Attfield, Director, Traveller Border Programs Division. Department of Finance: Dean Beyea, Director, International Trade Policy Division. Blumberg Segal LLP: Mark Blumberg, Lawyer and Partner. Public Safety Canada: Suzanne Brisebois, Director General, Policy and Operations, Parole Board of Canada. Department of Human Resources and Skills Development: Alwyn Child, Director General, Program Development and Guidance Directorate; Lenore Duff, Senior Director, Strategic Policy and Legislative Reform. EthicalOil.org: Jamie Ellerton, Executive Director. Department of Finance: Patrick Halley, Chief, Tariffs and Market Acess, International Trade and Finance. Department of the Environment: Lawrence Hanson, Director General, Strategic Policy Directorate. Department of Citizenship and Immigration: Sandra Harder, Director General, Strategic Policy and Planning. Department of Finance: Mark Hodgson, Senior Policy Analyst, Labour Markets, Employment and Learning. Canadians for Tax Fairness: Dennis Howlett, Coordinator. Canadian Federation of Independent Business: Dan Kelly, Senior Vice-President, Legislative Affairs. Prospectors and Developers Association of Canada: Tom King, Co-Chair, Finance and Taxation Committee. As an individual: Vivian Krause. Department of Transport: Louise Laflamme, Chief, Marine Policy and Regulatory Affairs. Department of Human Resources and Skills Development: Mireille Laroche, Director General, Employment Insurance Policy. Imagine Canada: Marcel Lauzière, President and Chief Executive Officer. Department of the Environment: Maxime Lessard-Lachance, Policy Analyst, policy Integration. Department of Industry: Allan MacGillivray, Special Advisor to the Director General, Telecommunications Policy. Department of Citizenship and Immigration: David Manicom, Immigration Program Manager (New Delhi), Area Director (South Asia). Department of Industry: Pamela Miller, Director General, Telecommunications Policy Branch. Department of Finance: Tamara Miller, Chief, Labour Markets, Employment and Learning. Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade: Olivier Nicoloff, Director, Democracy, Commonwealth and Francophonie Division. Grain Growers of Canada: Blair Rutter. Department of Finance: Eleanor Ryan, Senior Chief, Strategic Planning and Trade. Department of Transport: Karen Swol, Director, Program Management, Rail Safety. Canadian Food Inspection Agency: Ian Alexander; Colleen Barnes. Department of Finance: Justin Brown. Human Resources and Skills Development Canada: Cam Carruthers. Canada School of Public Service: Nancy Leigh. Transport Canada: Michael O'Keefe. Department of Finance: Jane Pearse.

 
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.
 

Karen Swol made a statement and answered questions.

 

Dean Beyea made a statement and answered questions.

 

Oliver Nicoloff made a statement and answered questions.

 

Colleen Barnes made a statement and answered questions.

 

Nancy Leigh made a statement and answered questions.

 

Jane Pearse made a statement and answered questions.

 

Suzanne Brisebois made a statement and answered questions.

 

Louise Laflamme made a statement and answered questions.

 

Lenore Duff made a statement and answered questions.

 

At 5:02 p.m., the sitting was suspended.

At 5:11 p.m., the sitting resumed.

 

Lawrence Hanson made a statement and answered questions.

 

At 6:18 p.m., the sitting was suspended.

At 6:20 p.m., the sitting resumed.

 

At 6:31 p.m., pursuant to Standing Order 115(5), the sitting was suspended.

At 7:25 p.m., the sitting resumed.

 

Viviane Krause, Mark Blumberg, Dan Kelly, Dennis Howlett, Jamie Ellerton, Blair Rutter, Marcel Lauzière, and Tom King made statements and answered questions.

 

At 8:57 p.m., the sitting was suspended.

At 9:00 p.m., the sitting resumed.

 

Sandra Harder and Cam Carruthers made statements and, with David Manicom, answered questions.

 

At 9:35 p.m., the Committee adjourned to the call of the Chair.

 



Guyanne L. Desforges
Clerk of the Committee

 
 
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