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Meeting No. 5
Thursday, November 7, 2013

The Standing Committee on Finance met in a televised session at 11:00 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: Claude Gravelle for Peggy Nash and Ted Hsu for Hon. Scott Brison.


In attendance: House of Commons: Rémi Bourgault, Procedural Clerk. Library of Parliament: Mark Mahabir, Analyst; Brett Stuckey, Analyst.


Witnesses: Aerospace Industries Association of Canada: Iain Christie, Executive Vice-President. Canada Foundation for Innovation: Gilles Patry, President and Chief Executive Officer. Forest Products Association of Canada: Catherine Cobden, Executive Vice-President. Greater Kitchener Waterloo Chamber of Commerce: Art Sinclair, Vice-President. Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre: Michael Julius, Vice-President, Research. Polytechnics Canada: Nobina Robinson, Chief Executive Officer. Association of Universities and Colleges of Canada: Paul Davidson, President and Chief Executive Officer. Confédération des syndicats nationaux: Jean Lortie, Corporate Secretary. Green Budget Coalition: Andrew Van Iterson, Manager. Information Technology Association of Canada: Karna Gupta, President and Chief Executive Officer. U15 - Group of Canadian Research Universities: Elizabeth Cannon, Vice-Chair, President and Vice-Chancellor, University of Calgary. Deloitte LLP: Natan Aronshtam, Global Managing Director, Research and Development and Governement Incentives.

Pursuant to Standing Order 83.1, the Committee resumed its pre-budget consultations 2013.

Iain Christie, Gilles Patry, Catherine Cobden, Art Sinclair, Michael Julius and Nobina Robinson, by videoconference from Toronto, Ontario, made statements and answered questions.


At 12:30 p.m., the sitting was suspended.

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


At 12:35 p.m., Peggy Nash took the Chair.


Paul Davidson, Jean Lortie, Andrew Van Iterson, Karna Gupta, Elizabeth Cannon and Natan Aronshtam, by videoconference from Toronto, Ontario, made statements and answered questions.


At 1:18 p.m., Dave Van Kesteren took the Chair.


At 1:48 p.m., James Rajotte took the Chair.


At 2:02 p.m., the Committee adjourned to the call of the Chair.


Christine Lafrance
Clerk of the Committee

2013/11/07 3:58 p.m.