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Meeting No. 32
Tuesday, May 6, 2014

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: Mike Allen, Hon. Scott Brison, Guy Caron, Nathan Cullen, Gerald Keddy, James Rajotte, Murray Rankin and Dave Van Kesteren.


Acting Members present: Cheryl Gallant for Mark Adler, Jim Hillyer for Andrew Saxton and Randy Hoback for Andrew Saxton.


Associate Members present: Ted Falk.


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


Appearing: Hon. Joe Oliver, P.C., M.P., Minister of Finance.


Witnesses: Department of Finance: Brian Ernewein, General Director, Tax Policy Branch; Jeremy Rudin, Assistant Deputy Minister, Financial Sector Policy Branch; Ted Cook, Senior Legislative Chief, Tax Legislation Division, Tax Policy Branch; Kevin Shoom, Senior Chief, International Taxation and Special Projects; James Wu, Chief, Financial Institutions Analysis. Department of Veterans Affairs: Bernard Butler, Director General, Policy Division, Policy, Communications and Commemoration Branch. Department of Justice: Ann Chaplin, Senior General Counsel; France Pégeot, Special Advisor to the Deputy Minister. Department of Employment and Social Development: Alexis Conrad, Director General, Temporary Foreign Worker Directorate. Department of Citizenship and Immigration: Maia Welbourne, Senior Director, Policy Integration and Innovation.

Pursuant to the Order of Reference of Tuesday, April 8, 2014, the Committee resumed consideration of Bill C-31, An Act to implement certain provisions of the budget tabled in Parliament on February 11, 2014 and other measures.

The Hon. Joe Oliver made a statement and, with Brian Ernewein and Maia Welbourne, answered questions.


At 4:32 p.m., the sitting was suspended.

At 4:38 p.m., the sitting resumed.


Brian Ernewein, Kevin Shoom, Bernard Butler, Alexis Conrad, Maia Welbourne, Jeremy Rudin and France Pégeot answered questions.


At 5:18 p.m., by unanimous consent and pursuant to Standing Order 115(5), it was agreed that the Committee continue to sit.


At 5:44 p.m., the Committee adjourned to the call of the Chair.


Christine Lafrance
Clerk of the Committee

2014/05/07 11:01 a.m.