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Minutes of Proceedings

42nd Parliament, 1st Session
Meeting 181
Tuesday, October 30, 2018, 3:32 p.m. to 5:41 p.m.
Televised
Presiding
Hon. Wayne Easter, Chair (Liberal)

Liberal

• David Anderson for Tom Kmiec (Conservative)
• Dan Ruimy for Kim Rudd (Liberal)
House of Commons
• Alexandre Jacques, Procedural Clerk
 
Library of Parliament
• Andrew Barton, Analyst
• Michaël Lambert-Racine, Analyst
The Committee proceeded to the consideration of matters related to Committee business.

The Chair presented the Twelfth Report from the Subcommittee on Agenda and Procedure, which read as follows:

Your Subcommittee met on Monday, October 29, 2018, to consider the business of the Committee and agreed to make the following recommendations:

  1. That, with respect to Bill C-86, A second Act to implement certain provisions of the budget tabled in Parliament on February 27, 2018, and other measures:

    (a) the Committee begin a subject matter study of the Bill on Thursday, November 1, 2018, even if the Bill itself has not yet been referred to Committee;

    (b) the Committee invite departmental officials to appear on the Bill on Thursday November 1, 2018, from 8:45 a.m. to 11:45 a.m. and on Monday, November 5, 2018, from 3:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.;

    (c) members of the Committee submit their prioritized witness lists to the Clerk of the Committee no later than 5:00 p.m. on Thursday, November 1, 2018;

    (d) the Committee invite witnesses to appear on the Bill on Tuesday, November 6, 2018, from 8:45 a.m. to 11:45 a.m., and, if required, from 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m., Wednesday, November 7, 2018, from 3:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m., and Thursday, November 8, 2018, from 8:45 a.m. to 10:45 a.m.;

    (e) the Committee invite the Minister of Finance to appear on Tuesday, November 6, 2018, from 4:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. and departmental officials to appear from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.;

    (f) if the Bill is referred to the Committee by the House during the subject matter study, all evidence and documentation received in public in relation to its subject matter study of the Bill be deemed received by the Committee in the context of its study of the Bill pursuant to the Order of Reference;

    (g) the Clerk of the Committee write immediately to each Member who is not a Member of a caucus represented on the Committee to inform them of the beginning of the subject matter study of the Bill by the Committee and to invite them to prepare and submit any proposed amendments to the Bill for the Committee’s consideration during the clause-by-clause study of the Bill;

    (h) the Committee, provided the Order of Reference is received by the Committee, proceed with clause-by-clause consideration of the Bill no later than Tuesday, November 20, 2018, at 8:45 a.m., provided that the Chair may limit debate on each clause to a maximum of five minutes per party, per clause;

    (i) amendments be submitted to the Clerk of the Committee no later than noon on Thursday, November 15, 2018, and distributed to members in both official languages; and

    (j) if the Committee has not completed the clause-by-clause consideration of the Bill by 9:00 p.m. on Tuesday November 20, 2018, all remaining amendments submitted to the Committee shall be deemed moved, the Chair shall put the question, forthwith and successively, without further debate on all remaining clauses and proposed amendments, as well as each and every question necessary to dispose of clause-by-clause consideration of the Bill, as well as all questions necessary to report the Bill to the House and to order the Chair to report the Bill to the House as soon as possible.

  2. That, in relation to the study of the pre-budget consultations in advance of the 2019 budget, the proposed travel to Sacramento, the San Francisco Bay Area and the Silicon Valley, California, and Houston, Texas, United States, scheduled for the Fall of 2018, be postponed until a later date.

  3. That, pursuant to the Order of Reference of Monday, October 15, 2018, the Committee commence its study of Bill C-82, An Act to implement a multilateral convention to implement tax treaty related measures to prevent base erosion and profit shifting, in early 2019.

It was agreed, — That the Twelfth Report of the Subcommittee be concurred in.

Motion

Francesco Sorbara moved, — That:

(a) the Chair of the Committee write, as promptly as possible, to the Chairs of the following standing committees to invite them to study the subject matter of the following provisions of Bill C-86, An Act to implement certain provisions of the budget tabled in Parliament on February 27, 2018, and other measures: (i) the Standing Committee on Environment and Sustainable Development, Part 1, divisions 13, 18 (1) (8) (9) and 19 of the Bill; Part 2, divisions 41, 44, 45, and 53 of the Bill; Part 4, division 5, clauses 176 to 178; (ii) the Standing Committee on Justice, Part 4, division 20 of the Bill; (iii) the Standing Committee on Transport, Infrastructure and Communities, Part 4, divisions 22 and 23 of the Bill; and

(b) for the standing committees listed in (a), (i) recommendations, including any suggested amendments, be submitted in both official languages, in relation to the provisions considered by them, in a letter to the Chair of the Standing Committee on Finance, in both official languages, no later than 4:00 p.m. on Tuesday, November 13, 2018; (ii) any amendments suggested pursuant to paragraph (b)(i) shall be deemed proposed during the clause-by-clause consideration of Bill C-86, and further provided that the members of the Standing Committee on Finance may propose amendments notwithstanding the recommendations received pursuant to paragraph (b)(i); (iii) if a standing committee listed in (a) chooses not to consider the subject matter of the provisions, it advise the Chair of the Standing Committee on Finance by letter, in both official languages, no later than 4:00 p.m. on Thursday, November 1, 2018.

The question was put on the motion and it was agreed to, by a show of hands: YEAS: 5; NAYS: 0.

Bank of Canada
• Stephen S. Poloz, Governor
• Carolyn A. Wilkins, Senior Deputy Governor
Pursuant to Standing Order 108(2), the Committee resumed its study of the report of the Bank of Canada on monetary policy.

Stephen S. Poloz made a statement and, with Carolyn A. Wilkins, answered questions.

At 5:03 p.m., the sitting was suspended.

At 5:10 p.m., the sitting resumed.

Office of the Parliamentary Budget Officer
• Yves Giroux, Parliamentary Budget Officer
• Chris Matier, Senior Director, Economic and Fiscal Analysis
• Trevor Shaw, Director, Fiscal Analysis
Pursuant to Standing Order 108(2) and the motion adopted by the Committee on Thursday, February 4, 2016, the Committee resumed its study of economic and fiscal outlook.

Yves Giroux made a statement and, with Chris Matier, answered questions.

At 5:15 p.m., by unanimous consent and pursuant to Standing Order 115(5), it was agreed that the Committee continue to sit.

At 5:41 p.m., the Committee adjourned to the call of the Chair.



David Gagnon
Clerk of the Committee