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Meeting No. 77
Tuesday, October 16, 2012

The Standing Committee on Finance met in a televised session at 3:31 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, Hoang Mai, Wayne Marston, Cathy McLeod, Peggy Nash, James Rajotte and Dave Van Kesteren.


Acting Members present: Ed Komarnicki for Brian Jean.


In attendance: Library of Parliament: Daniel Benatuil, Analyst; Mark Mahabir, Analyst.


Witnesses: University of Manitoba: John Alho, Associate Vice-President (External), Government Relations. Desjardins Group: Bernard Brun, Director, Government Relations. Canadian Cancer Society: Daniel Demers, Director, National Public Issues Office. Réseau Solidarité Itinérance du Québec: Pierre Gaudreau, President. As an individual: Luc Godbout. Toronto Board of Trade: Juan Gomez, Director, Policy. Canada Without Poverty: Harriett McLachlan, President, Board of Directors; Leilani Farha. Canola Council of Canada: Patti Miller, President. Canada-Israel Industrial Research and Development Foundation: Henri Rothschild, President and Chief Executive Officer, International Science and Technology Partnerships Canada.

Pursuant to Standing Order 83.1, the Committee resumed its pre-budget consultations 2012.

Harriett McLachlan, Daniel Demers, Patti Miller, Bernard Brun and Pierre Gaudreau made statements and, with Leilani Farha, answered questions.


At 4:52 p.m., the sitting was suspended.

At 5:00 p.m., the sitting resumed.


At 5:00 p.m., Peggy Nash took the Chair.


At 5:16 p.m., pursuant to Standing Order 115(5), the sitting was suspended.

At 6:23 p.m., the sitting resumed.


At 6:23 p.m., James Rajotte took the Chair.


Luc Godbout, Henri Rothschild, Juan Gomez and John Alho made statements and answered questions.


At 6:54 p.m., the Committee adjourned to the call of the Chair.


Jean-François Lafleur, Suzie Cadieux
Clerks of the Committee

2012/10/16 7:32 p.m.