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Minutes of Proceedings

42nd Parliament, 1st Session
Meeting 183
Thursday, November 1, 2018, 8:51 a.m. to 11:48 a.m.
Televised
Presiding
Hon. Wayne Easter, Chair (Liberal)

House of Commons
• Alexandre Jacques, Procedural Clerk
 
Library of Parliament
• Michaël Lambert-Racine, Analyst
Department of Employment and Social Development
• Marianna Giordano, Director, Canada Pension Plan Policy and Legislation, Income Security and Social Development Branch
Department of Finance
• Gervais Coulombe, Director, Sales Tax Division, Tax Policy Branch
• Charlene Davidson, Senior Project Leader, Financial Crimes Policy, Financial Systems Division, Financial Sector Policy
• Lynn Hemmings, Acting Director General, Financial Systems Division, Financial Sector Policy Branch
• Robert Ives, Senior Advisor, Sales Tax Division, Tax Policy Branch
• Diane Kelloway, Statistical Analyst, International Trade Policy Division, International Trade and Finance Branch
• Blaine Langdon, Chief, Charities, Personal Income Tax Division, Tax Policy Branch
• Pierre Leblanc, Director General, Personal Income Tax Division, Tax Policy Branch
• Trevor McGowan, Director General, Tax Legislation Division, Tax Policy Branch
• Pierre Mercille, Director General (Legislation), Sales Tax Division, Tax Policy Branch
• Matthew Shannon, Senior Economist, Financial Crimes Governance and Operations, Financial Systems Division, Financial Sector Policy Branch
• Scott Winter, Director, Trade and Tariff Policy, International Trade Policy Division
Pursuant to Standing Order 108(2), the Committee commenced consideration of the subject matter of Bill C-86, A second Act to implement certain provisions of the budget tabled in Parliament on February 27, 2018 and other measures.

Trevor McGowan made a statement and, with Pierre Leblanc and Blaine Langdon, answered questions.

It was agreed, — That, notwithstanding the Subcommittee report concurred in by the Committee on Tuesday, October 30, 2018, the Committee invite the Minister of Finance to appear on Tuesday, November 6, 2018, from 3:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. and departmental officials to appear from 5:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Pierre Mercille made a statement and answered questions.

Gervais Coulombe made a statement and, with Pierre Mercille, answered questions.

At 10:38 a.m., by unanimous consent and pursuant to Standing Order 115(5), it was agreed that the Committee continue to sit.

A point of order was raised as to the procedural admissibility of certain questions put to the witness.

RULING BY THE CHAIR

The Chair ruled that questions to the witness should not refer to parts of the Bill that were referred to other standing committees in accordance with the motion adopted by the Committee on Tuesday, October 30, 2018, in relation to the subject matter study of Bill C-86, An Act to implement certain provisions of the budget tabled in Parliament on February 27, 2018, and other measures.

At 11:02 a.m., the sitting was suspended.

At 11:20 a.m., the sitting resumed.

Questioning of the witnesses resumed.

Scott Winter made a statement and answered questions.

Marianna Giordano made a statement and answered questions.

Lynn Hemmings made a statement and answered questions.

At 11:48 a.m., the Committee adjourned to the call of the Chair.



David Gagnon
Clerk of the Committee