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Minutes of Proceedings

42nd Parliament, 1st Session
Meeting 203
Monday, April 29, 2019, 3:31 p.m. to 6:36 p.m.
Televised
Presiding
Hon. Wayne Easter, Chair (Liberal)

Library of Parliament
• Brett Capwell, Analyst
Pursuant to Standing Order 106(2), the Clerk of the Committee proceeded to the election of a Vice-Chair.

On motion of Greg Fergus, it was agreed, — That Pierre-Luc Dusseault be elected Second Vice-Chair of the Committee.

Department of Finance
• Carlos Achadinha, Senior Director, Sales Tax Division, Tax Policy Branch
• Phil King, Director General, Sales Tax Division, Tax Policy Branch
• Blaine Langdon, Director, Charities, Personal Income Tax Division, Tax Policy Branch
• Maude Lavoie, Director General, Business 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
• Mark Maxson, Acting Director, Personal IncomeTax Division, Tax Policy Branch
Pursuant to Standing Order 108(2), the Committee commenced consideration of the subject matter of Bill C-97, An Act to implement certain provisions of the budget tabled in Parliament on March 19, 2019, and other measures.

Trevor McGowan made a statement and, with Maude Lavoie, Pierre Leblanc, Blaine Langdon and Mark Maxson, answered questions.

The Committee proceeded to the consideration of matters related to Committee business.

Motion

Tom Kmiec moved, — That, pursuant to Standing Order 108(2), the Committee undertake a study of Canada's 2017 decision to join the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) and report to the House on: (a) how joining the AIIB has impacted Canada's representation at the Breton-Woods international financial institutions, particularly the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank; (b) how joining the AIIB aligns with Canada's domestic and foreign economic and development goals; and that, pursuant to Standing Order 109, the Committee request that the Government table a comprehensive response to the report within 120 days.

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

YEAS: Pierre-Luc Dusseault, Tom Kmiec, Pierre Poilievre — 3;

NAYS: Greg Fergus, Peter Fragiskatos, Michael V. McLeod, Deborah Schulte, Francesco Sorbara — 5.

Department of Finance
• Carlos Achadinha, Senior Director, Sales Tax Division, Tax Policy Branch
• Phil King, Director General, Sales Tax Division, Tax Policy Branch
• Blaine Langdon, Director, Charities, Personal Income Tax Division, Tax Policy Branch
• Maude Lavoie, Director General, Business 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
• Mark Maxson, Acting Director, Personal IncomeTax Division, Tax Policy Branch
Pursuant to Standing Order 108(2), the Committee resumed consideration of the subject matter of Bill C-97, An Act to implement certain provisions of the budget tabled in Parliament on March 19, 2019, and other measures.

Phil King made a statement.

Carlos Achadinha made a statement.

At 6:36 p.m., the Committee adjourned to the call of the Chair.



David Gagnon
Clerk of the Committee