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Minutes of Proceedings

42nd Parliament, 1st Session
Meeting No. 3
Tuesday, February 16, 2016, 3:42 p.m. to 8:32 p.m.
Hon. Wayne Easter, Chair (Liberal)

• Ziad Aboultaif for Hon. Lisa Raitt (Conservative)
• Dan Albas for Hon. Lisa Raitt (Conservative)
Library of Parliament
• Brett Capstick, Analyst
• Michaël Lambert-Racine, Analyst
House of Commons
• Jean-François Lafleur, Procedural Clerk
First Nations Child and Family Caring Society of Canada
• Cindy Blackstock, Executive Director
Canadian Doctors for Medicare
• Monika Dutt, Chair
Canadian Chamber of Commerce
• Warren Everson, Senior Vice-President, Policy
Canadian Construction Association
• Bill Ferreira, Vice-President, Government Relations and Public Affairs
City of Rimouski
• Éric Forest, Mayor
City of Témiscouata-sur-le-Lac
• Gilles Garon, Mayor
Canadian Association of Retired Persons
• Janet Gray, Chapter President, Ottawa Chapter
Canadian Federation of Independent Business
• Daniel Kelly, President and Chief Executive Officer
Canadian Home Builders' Association
• Kevin Lee, Chief Executive Officer
Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives
• David Macdonald, Senior Economist, National Office
Canadian Electricity Association
• Hon. Sergio Marchi, President and Chief Executive Officer
Mouvement Action-Chômage de Montréal
• Hans Marotte, Lawyer
Cement Association of Canada
• Michael McSweeney, President and Chief Executive Officer
Canadian Climate Forum
• Thomas Pedersen, Chair
Canadian Association of Social Workers
• Fred Phelps, Executive Director
Canadian Alliance of Student Associations
• Erik Queenan, Board Chair
Fédération nationale des communications
• Pascale St-Onge, Member, Tous Amis de Radio-Canada
Canadian Community Economic Development Network
• Michael Toye, Executive Director
Mood Disorders Society of Canada
• Phil Upshall, National Executive Director
Mental Health Commission of Canada
• Hon. Michael Wilson, Chair
Pursuant to Standing Order 108(2) and the motion adopted by the Committee on Thursday, February 4, 2016, the Committee resumed its pre-budget consultations 2016.

Erik Queenan, Janet Gray, Fred Phelps, Daniel Kelly, Kevin Lee and Hans Marotte made statements and answered questions.

At 5:06 p.m., the sitting was suspended.

At 5:17 p.m., the sitting resumed.

David Macdonald, Warren Everson, Thomas Pedersen, Michael McSweeney, Cindy Blackstock, and Éric Forest and Gilles Caron, by videoconferene from Rimouski, Quebec, made statements and answered questions.

At 6:21 p.m., Ron Liepert took the Chair.

At 6:30 p.m., the Hon. Wayne Easter took the Chair.

At 6:35 p.m., the sitting was suspended.

At 6:41 p.m., the sitting resumed.

Michael Toye, Bill Ferreira, Sergio Marchi, Pascale St-Onge, Phil Upshall, Michael Wilson and Monika Dutt, by videoconference from Sydney, Nova Scotia, made statements and answered questions.

At 8:06 p.m., the sitting was suspended.

At 8:12 p.m., the sitting resumed in camera.

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

It was agreed, — That the Committee invite eight (8) additional witnesses to appear on the Pre-Budget Consultations 2016 on Thursday, February 18, 2016 from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m..

At 8:32 p.m., the Committee adjourned to the call of the Chair.

Suzie Cadieux
Clerk of the Committee