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Meeting No. 11
Tuesday, November 26, 2013

The Standing Committee on Finance met in a televised session at 11:01 a.m. this day, in Room C-110, 1 Wellington Street, the Chair, James Rajotte, presiding.


Members of the Committee present: Mark Adler, Guy Caron, Raymond Côté, Randy Hoback, Brian Jean, Gerald Keddy, Peggy Nash, James Rajotte, Murray Rankin, Andrew Saxton and Dave Van Kesteren.


Acting Members present: Rodger Cuzner for Hon. Scott Brison.


In attendance: Library of Parliament: Mark Mahabir, Analyst; Michaël Lambert-Racine, Analyst.


Witnesses: As an individual: Ian Lee, Assistant Professor, Carleton University. Canadian Labour Congress: Hassan Yussuff, Secretary-Treasurer. Canadian Taxpayers Federation: Gregory Thomas, Federal Director. C.D. Howe Institute: Benjamin Dachis, Senior Policy Analyst. Public Service Alliance of Canada: Robyn Benson, National President; Edith Bramwell, Coordinator, Representation Section. Unifor: Chad Stroud, President, Local 2182. As an individual: Steven Barrett, Managing Partner, Sack Goldblatt Mitchell. Association of Justice Counsel: Lisa Blais, President. Professional Institute of the Public Service of Canada: Isabelle Roy, General Counsel, Legal Affairs. Fair Pensions for All: Gareth Neilson, Director of Communications. Frontier Centre for Public Policy: Robert Murray, Vice-President, Research. As an individual: Robert Pruden, Vice-President, Labour Management Strategy, Postmedia Network Inc..

Pursuant to the Order of Reference of Tuesday, October 29, 2013, the Committee resumed consideration of Bill C-4, A second act to implement certain provisions of the budget tabled in Parliament on March 21, 2013 and other measures.

Ian Lee, Hassan Yussuff, Thomas Gregory, Benjamin Dachis, Robyn Benson and Chad Stroud made statements and, with Edith Bramwell, answered questions.


At 12:29 p.m., the sitting was suspended.

At 12:35 p.m., the sitting resumed.


Steven Barrett, Lisa Blais, Isabelle Roy, Gareth Neilson, by videoconference from Guelph, Ontario, Robert Murray, by videoconference from Edmonton, Alberta and Robert Pruden, by videoconference from Windsor, Ontario, made statements and answered questions.


At 1:15 p.m., Peggy Nash took the Chair.


At 1:28 p.m., James Rajotte took the Chair.


At 2:03 p.m., the Committee adjourned to the call of the Chair.


Christine Lafrance
Clerk of the Committee

2013/11/28 4:14 p.m.