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Minutes of Proceedings

42nd Parliament, 1st Session
Meeting No. 143
Wednesday, April 18, 2018, 3:35 p.m. to 5:33 p.m.
Televised
Presiding
Hon. Wayne Easter, Chair (Liberal)

Library of Parliament
• Andrew Barton, Analyst
• Brett Capstick, Analyst
The Committee proceeded to the consideration of matters related to Committee business.

Motion

Tom Kmiec moved, — That the Standing Committee on Finance undertake a study over a period of four meetings to review the tax revenue losses to the federal government, including but not limited to royalties, personal and corporate income taxes, and levies, as well as review the fiscal impacts, including loss of business and economic activity, resulting from the construction delays of the Trans Mountain Expansion Pipeline, that the Committee review the potential long-term federal benefits, including employment opportunities that the project would generate, and that the Committee report back to the House and make a recommendation as to whether or not the Government of Canada declare the Trans Mountain expansion project to the national advantage of Canada and invoke Section 92(10)(c) of the Constitution of Canada.

The question was put on the motion and it was negatived on the following recorded division:

YEAS: Dan Albas, Tom Kmiec, Pierre Poilievre — 3;

NAYS: Pierre-Luc Dusseault, Greg Fergus, Raj Grewal, Michael V. McLeod, Jennifer O'Connell, Francesco Sorbara — 6.

Canadian Gaming Association
• Paul Burns, President and Chief Executive Officer
Canadians for Tax Fairness
• Dennis Howlett, Executive Director
Imperial Tobacco Canada Limited
• Eric Gagnon, Head, Corporate and Regulatory Affairs
• Kevin O'Sullivan, Head, Security and Intelligence
As an individual
• Vanessa Iafolla, Lecturer, Department of Sociology and Legal Studies, University of Waterloo
• Christian Leuprecht, Professor, Department of Political Science, Royal Military College of Canada
Pursuant to the Order of Reference of Monday, January 29, 2018, the motion adopted by the Committee on Wednesday, January 31, 2018, and section 72 of the Proceeds of Crime and Terrorist Financing Act, the Committee resumed the statutory review of the Act.

Dennis Howlett, Paul Burns, Eric Gagnon, Kevin O'Sullivan, Vanessa Iafolla and Christian Leuprecht, by videoconference from Brisbane, Australia, made statements and answered questions.

At 5:33 p.m., the Committee adjourned to the call of the Chair.



Naaman Sugrue
Committee Clerk