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Meeting No. 56
Wednesday, November 5, 2014

The Standing Committee on Finance met in a televised session at 3:34 p.m. this day, in Room 253-D, Centre Block, the Chair, James Rajotte, presiding.


Members of the Committee present: Mark Adler, Mike Allen, Hon. Scott Brison, Guy Caron, Nathan Cullen, Gerald Keddy, James Rajotte, Murray Rankin, Andrew Saxton and Dave Van Kesteren.


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


Witnesses: Department of Indian Affairs and Northern Development: Alison Forrest, Counsel; Annie Moulin, Senior Analyst, Arctic Science Policy Integration, Northern Strategic Policy Branch; Martin Raillard, Chief Scientist, Canadian High Arctic Research Station, Arctic Science Policy Integration, Northern Strategic Policy Branch; Stephen Van Dine, Director General, Northern Strategic Policy Branch. Bank of Canada: Erik Ens, Principal Researcher, Financial Stability; Robert Turnbull, Special Counsel, Financial Systems. Canada Revenue Agency: Ray Cuthbert, Director, CPP/EI Rulings Division, Legislative Policy Directorate, Legislative Policy and Regulatory Affairs Branch. Department of Employment and Social Development: Annette Ryan, Director General, Employment Insurance Policy, Employment and Social Development Canada; Helen Smiley, Director, Regulatory and Revenue Policy Design, Employment Insurance Policy. Department of Finance: Geoffrey Coke, Tax Policy Officer, Business Income Tax Division; Miodrag Jovanovic, Director, Personal Income Tax, Tax Policy Branch; Alexandra MacLean, Director, Tax Legislation, Tax Policy Branch; Adam Martin, Tax Policy Officer, Sales Tax Division, Tax Policy Branch; François Masse, Chief, Labour, Market Employment Learning; Trevor McGowan, Senior Chief, International Inbound Investments; Pierre Mercille, Senior Legislative Chief, Sales Tax Division, Tax Policy Branch; Erin O'Brien, Chief, Financial Sector Policy Branch; Lisa Pezzack, Director, Financial Sector Policy Branch; Elisha Ram, Director, Financial Markets Division, Financial Sector Policy Branch; Kevin Shoom, Senior Chief, International Taxation and Special Projects; Rob Stewart, Assistant Deputy Minister, Financial Sector Policy Branch; Margaret Tepczynska, Senior Economist, Financial Sector Policy Branch. Department of Justice: Hal Pruden, Counsel, Criminal Law Policy Section. Public Health Agency of Canada: Sylvain Segard, Acting Assistant Deputy Minister, Strategic Policy, Planning and International Affairs Branch. Department of Transport: Shari Currie, Acting Director General, Civil Aviation; Marie-Claude Day, Legal Counsel; Joyce Henry, Director General, Marine Policy; April Nakatsu, Director General, Crown Corporation Governance; Marie-France Taschereau, Legal Counsel; Corrie Van Walraven, Manager, Ports Policy. Treasury Board Secretariat: Deborah Elder, Acting Director, Pensions and Benefits Sector; Dominique Laporte, Executive Director, Pensions and Benefits Sector.

Pursuant to the Order of Reference of Monday, November 3, 2014, the Committee commenced consideration of Bill C-43, A second Act to implement certain provisions of the budget tabled in Parliament on February 11, 2014 and other measures.

Alexandra MacLean, Midorag Jovanovic, Trevor McGowan, Kevin Shoom, Pierre Mercille, Adam Martin, Shari Currie, Stephen Van Dine, Martin Raillard, Elisha Ram, François Masse, Joyce Henry, Corrie Van Walraven, Sylvain Segard, Rob Stewart, Dominique Laporte, Margaret Tepczynska, Erin O'Brien and Deborah Elder answered questions.


At 5:31 p.m., the sitting was suspended.

At 5:37 p.m., the sitting resumed.


Questioning of the witnesses resumed.


At 5:54 p.m., by unanimous consent and pursuant to Standing Order 115(5), it was agreed that the Committee continue to sit.


At 5:59 p.m., the Committee adjourned to the call of the Chair.


Christine Lafrance
Clerk of the Committee

2014/11/17 12:56 p.m.