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Minutes of Proceedings

42nd Parliament, 1st Session
Meeting No. 58
Thursday, November 17, 2016, 3:34 p.m. to 6:10 p.m.
Televised
Presiding
Hon. Wayne Easter, Chair (Liberal)

House of Commons
• Jean-Denis Kusion, Procedural Clerk
 
Library of Parliament
• June Dewetering, Analyst
Department of Finance
• Glenn R. Campbell, Director, Financial Institutions, Financial Sector Policy Branch
• Jean-François Girard, Chief, Financial Institutions Division, Financial Sector Policy Branch
• James R. Greene, Director, Business Income Tax Division, Tax Policy Branch
• Mark Joshua, Senior Economist, Funds Management Division, Financial Sector Policy Branch
• Pierre LeBlanc, Director, Personal Income Tax Division, Tax Policy Branch
• Trevor McGowan, Acting Chief, Tax Legislation Division, Tax Policy Branch
• Pierre Mercille, Senior Legislative Chief, Sales Tax Division, Tax Policy Branch
• Nicolas Moreau, Director, Funds Management Division, Financial Sector Policy Branch
• Eleanor Ryan, Senior Chief, Financial Institutions Division, Financial Sector Policy Branch
• James Wu, Chief, Funds Management Division, Financial Sector Policy Branch
Department of Employment and Social Development
• Jessica Kerr, Director General, Canada Education Savings Program
• Nathalie Martel, Director, Old Age Security Policy
• Christine Nagy, Analyst, Operational Policy and Legislation, Program Operations Division
• Annette Ryan, Director General, Employment Insurance Policy
• James Van Raalte, Director General, Office for Disability Issues
• Janique Venne, Director, Policy Analysis and Initiatives
Pursuant to the Order of Reference of Tuesday, November 15, 2016, the Committee commenced consideration of Bill C-29, A second Act to implement certain provisions of the budget tabled in Parliament on March 22, 2016 and other measures.

It was agreed, — That a proposed budget in the amount of $10,100.00, for the study of Bill C-29, A second Act to implement certain provisions of the budget tabled in Parliament on March 22, 2016 and other measures, be adopted.

It was agreed, — That the Canadian Medical Association be invited to appear in relation to the study of Bill C-29, A second Act to implement certain provisions of the budget tabled in Parliament on March 22, 2016 and other measures.

Trevor McGowan made a statement and, with James R. Greene and Pierre LeBlanc, answered questions.

At 4:47 p.m., the sitting was suspended.

At 4:54 p.m., the sitting resumed.

Pierre Mercille made a statement and answered questions.

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

At 5:09 p.m., the sitting resumed.

Annette Ryan made a statement and answered questions.

Motion

Dan Albas moved, — That the Standing Committee on Finance invite the Standing Committee on Human Resources, Skills and Social Development and the Status of Persons with Disabilities to consider the subject-matter of Part 4 Division 1 of Bill C-29, A second Act to implement certain provisions of the budget tabled in Parliament on March 22, 2016 and other measures, and to convey recommendations, including any suggested amendments, to the Finance Committee by the beginning of the clause-by-clause consideration of Bill C-29 on Monday, November 28, 2016; and that such suggested amendments be deemed moved during the clause-by-clause consideration of Bill C-29.

The question was put on the motion and it was negatived, by a show of hands: YEAS: 4; NAYS: 5.

Nathalie Martel, Jessica Kerr and Glenn Campbell made statements and, with Eleanor Ryan and Jean-François Girard, answered questions.

At 5:51 p.m., by unanimous consent and pursuant to Standing Order 115(5), it was agreed that the Committee continue to sit.

James Van Raalte and Nicolas Moreau made statements and answered questions.

At 6:10 p.m., the Committee adjourned to the call of the Chair.



Philippe Grenier-Michaud
Committee Clerk