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MINUTES OF PROCEEDINGS
 
Meeting No. 97
 
Monday, December 3, 2012
 

The Standing Committee on Finance met in a televised session at 4:02 p.m. this day, in Room C-110, 1 Wellington Street, the Chair, James Rajotte, presiding.

 

Members of the Committee present: Mark Adler, Guy Caron, Shelly Glover, Brian Jean, Hoang Mai, Wayne Marston, Cathy McLeod, Peggy Nash, James Rajotte and Dave Van Kesteren.

 

Acting Members present: Paul Calandra for Randy Hoback, Ed Holder for Randy Hoback, Hon. Rob Merrifield for Randy Hoback and Scott Simms for Hon. Scott Brison.

 

In attendance: Library of Parliament: Daniel Benatuil, Analyst; Brett Stuckey, Analyst.

 

Witnesses: Department of Finance: Sherry Harrison, Assistant Deputy Minister, Corporate Services Branch; Richard Botham, General Director, Economic Development and Corporate Finance; Jean-Michel Catta, Assistant Deputy Minister, Consultations and Communications Branch; Chantal Maheu, General Director, Federal-Provincial Relations and Social Policy Branch; Brian Pagan, Director, Fiscal Policy; Lise Potvin, Director, Sales Tax Division.

 
Pursuant to Standing Order 81(5), the Committee commenced consideration of the Supplementary Estimates (B) 2012-2013: Votes 5b and 25b under FINANCE referred to the Committee on Thursday, November 8, 2012; and
 
Pursuant to Standing Order 83.1, the Committee resumed its pre-budget consultations 2012.
 

The Chair calls Vote 5b under FINANCE.

 

Sherry Harrison made a statement and, with Brian Pagan, Jean-Michel Catta, Chantal Maheu and Lise Potvin, answered questions.

 

At 5:00 p.m., the sitting was suspended.

At 5:02 p.m., the sitting resumed in camera.

 

It was agreed, — That the following calendar of activities be adopted:

December 3, 2012 – 3:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. – Consideration of Supplementary Estimates B 2012-2013; 5:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. – Pre-budget Consultations Consideration of Draft Report Meeting 1 (text);

December 4, 2012 – 3:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. – Pre-budget Consultations Consideration of Draft Report Meeting 2 (text);

December 4, 2012 – Deadline for parties to submit recommendations (by 5:00 p.m. if recommendations are in both official languages; by noon if recommendations are only in one official language);

December 5, 2012 – 3:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. – Pre-budget Consultations Consideration of Draft Report Meeting 3 (recommendations);

December 6, 2012 – 3:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. – Pre-budget Consultations Consideration of Draft Report Meeting 4 (recommendations);

December 10, 2012 – 3:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. – Pre-budget Consultations Consideration of Draft Report Meeting 5 (adopt recommendations);

December 10, 2012 – 9:00 a.m. – Deadline for parties to submit final proposals for changes to the text of the report;

December 11, 2012 – noon – Deadline for dissenting or supplementary opinions to be submitted to the clerk in both official languages;

December 12, 2012 – Presentation of the 2012 Pre-budget Consultations Report to the House by the Chair.

 

The Committee resumed consideration of a draft report.

 

At 6:04 p.m., the sitting was suspended.

At 6:05 p.m., the sitting resumed.

 

At 6:05 p.m., the Committee adjourned to the call of the Chair.

 



Jean-François Lafleur, Suzie Cadieux
Clerks of the Committee

 
 
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