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Minutes of Proceedings

42nd Parliament, 1st Session
Meeting No. 123
Tuesday, November 7, 2017, 3:36 p.m. to 6:33 p.m.
Hon. Wayne Easter, Chair (Liberal)

• Jim Eglinski for Hon. Pierre Poilievre (Conservative)
• Pat Kelly for Tom Kmiec (Conservative)
• James Maloney for Raj Grewal (Liberal)
House of Commons
• Suzie Cadieux, Procedural Clerk
Library of Parliament
• Andrew Barton, Analyst
Amalgamated Dairies Limited
• James Bradley, Chief Executive Officer
Macdonald-Laurier Institute
• Philip Cross, Fellow
Gay Lea Foods Cooperative Ltd.
• Steve Dolson, Chair of the Board
Diabetes Canada
• Kimberley Hanson, Director, Federal Affairs, Government Relations and Public Policy
Startup Canada
• Victoria Lennox, Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer
Canadian Nurses Association
• Josette Roussel, Senior Nurse Advisor, Policy, Advocacy and Strategy
Canadian Geothermal Energy Association
• Alison Thompson, Chair of the Board
Molson Coors Brewing Company
• Gavin Thompson, Vice-President, Corporate Affairs
As an individual
• Karen Cooper, Drache Aptowitzer LLP
• Michael Robinson, Q.C.
Pursuant to Standing Order 108(2), the Committee resumed consideration of the subject matter of Bill C-63, A second Act to implement certain provisions of the budget tabled in Parliament on March 22, 2017 and other measures.

Josette Roussel, Kimberly Hanson, Steve Dolson, Gavin Thompson and Victoria Lennox made statements and answered questions.

Pierre-Luc Dusseault gave notice of the following motion:

That, given ongoing media revelations that could implicate some Canadians in aggressive tax avoidance or tax evasion, the Committee invite Stephen Bronfman, Revenue Chair for the Liberal Party of Canada; and Leo Kolber, former Senator and former chief fundraiser for the Liberal Party of Canada, to appear before the Standing Committee on Finance before November 30, 2017, to answer questions relating to their offshore assets in jurisdictions that are considered to be tax havens.

The Committee resumed questioning of the witnesses.

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

At 5:08 p.m., the sitting resumed.

Karen Cooper, Michael Robinson, James Bradley, Alison Thompson, and Philip Cross made statements and answered questions.

At 6:32 p.m., the Committee adjourned to the call of the Chair.

Naaman Sugrue
Committee Clerk