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Minutes of Proceedings

42nd Parliament, 1st Session
Meeting No. 74
Monday, March 6, 2017, 3:30 p.m. to 5:52 p.m.
Presiding
Hon. Wayne Easter, Chair (Liberal)

• Matt Jeneroux for Dan Albas (Conservative)
• Tom Kmiec for Gérard Deltell (Conservative)
• Ziad Aboultaif (Conservative)
• John Barlow (Conservative)
• Earl Dreeshen (Conservative)
• Garnett Genuis (Conservative)
• Randy Hoback (Conservative)
• Pat Kelly (Conservative)
• Shannon Stubbs (Conservative)
Library of Parliament
• Dylan Gowans, Analyst
• Florian Richard, Analyst
The Committee proceeded to the consideration of matters related to Committee business.

Motion

Ron Liepert moved, — Whereas Alberta has suffered significant job losses in the last two years;

Whereas Alberta is an important economic driver of the economy;

Whereas Members of Parliament have been meeting with constituents and stakeholders throughout Alberta to discuss what the Government can do to improve the job situation in Alberta; and

Whereas a report with recommendations entitled the Alberta Jobs Task Force Report has been produced and presented to the Minister of Finance;

Be it resolved that the Standing Committee on Finance undertake a study to review the report produced and its conclusions, invite witnesses to provide expert testimony on the situation in Alberta, and create a report to identify both short term and long term actions the Government could take to enable continued economic growth in Canada.

Debate arose thereon.

Motion

Ron Liepert moved, — That the Committee do now adjourn.

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

YEAS: Dan Albas, Gérard Deltell, Ron Liepert — 3;

NAYS: Pierre-Luc Dusseault, Greg Fergus, Raj Grewal, Jennifer O'Connell, Robert-Falcon Ouellette, Francesco Sorbara — 6.

The Committee resumed consideration of the motion of Ron Liepert, — Whereas Alberta has suffered significant job losses in the last two years;

Whereas Alberta is an important economic driver of the economy;

Whereas Members of Parliament have been meeting with constituents and stakeholders throughout Alberta to discuss what the Government can do to improve the job situation in Alberta; and

Whereas a report with recommendations entitled the Alberta Jobs Task Force Report has been produced and presented to the Minister of Finance;

Be it resolved that the Standing Committee on Finance undertake a study to review the report produced and its conclusions, invite witnesses to provide expert testimony on the situation in Alberta, and create a report to identify both short term and long term actions the Government could take to enable continued economic growth in Canada.

The debate continued.

At 5:32 p.m. Pierre-Luc Dusseault took the Chair.

At 5:36 p.m., Hon. Wayne Easter took the Chair.

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

YEAS: Dan Albas, Gérard Deltell, Pierre-Luc Dusseault, Ron Liepert — 4;

NAYS: Greg Fergus, Raj Grewal, Jennifer O'Connell, Robert-Falcon Ouellette, Francesco Sorbara — 5.

Department of Finance
• Christopher Meyers, Chief Financial Officer, Corporate Services Branch
• Glenn Purves, General Director, Federal-Provincial and Social Policy Branch
• Brad Recker, Director, Fiscal Policy Division, Economic and Fiscal Policy Branch
Pursuant to Standing Order 81(5), the Committee commenced consideration of the Supplementary Estimates (C) 2016-17: Votes 1c and 5c under Canada Revenue Agency and Vote 1c under Department of Finance, referred to the Committee on Tuesday, February 14, 2017.

The Chair called Vote 1c under Department of Finance.

Vote 1c under Department of Finance carried on division.

By unanimous consent, the Chair called Votes 1c and 5c under Canada Revenue Agency.

Votes 1c and 5c under Canada Revenue Agency carried on division.

ORDERED, — That the Chair report Vote 1c under Department of Finance and Votes 1c and 5c under Canada Revenue Agency to the House.

At 5:52 p.m., the Committee adjourned to the call of the Chair.



Suzie Cadieux
Clerk of the Committee