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Minutes of Proceedings

42nd Parliament, 1st Session
Meeting No. 90
Monday, May 15, 2017, 3:34 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.
Televised
Presiding
Hon. Wayne Easter, Chair (Liberal)

• John Barlow for Gérard Deltell (Conservative)
• Peter Fonseca for Raj Grewal (Liberal)
• Ron McKinnon for Greg Fergus (Liberal)
• Robert J. Morrissey for Greg Fergus (Liberal)
• Dave Van Kesteren for Gérard Deltell (Conservative)
House of Commons
• Stephanie Feldman, Procedural Clerk
 
Library of Parliament
• Dylan Gowans, Analyst
• Florian Richard, Analyst
Beer Canada
• Luke Harford, President
Canadian Association of Mutual Insurance Companies
• Normand Lafrenière, President
• Frank Rider, Chairman of the Board
Restaurants Canada
• Joyce Reynolds, Executive Vice-President, Government Affairs
Devonian Coast Wineries
• Carl Sparkes, President and Chief Executive Officer
Spirits Canada
• Jan Westcott, President and Chief Executive Officer
As an individual
• Nicholas Rivers, Associate Professor, University of Ottawa
Canadian Vintners Association
• Murray Souter, Board Member
Canadian Taxi Association
• Marc André Way, President
Transport 2000 Québec
• François Pepin, President of the Council
• Maëlle Plouganou, Secretary of the Board
Treasury Board Secretariat
• Nathalie Meilleur, Senior Director, Financial Management Policy, Financial Management Sector, Office of the Comptroller General
• Roger Ermuth, Assistant Comptroller General, Financial Management Sector, Office of the Comptroller General
Department of Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development
• Louis Marcotte, Director General, International Business Development, Investment and Innovation
• André LeBlanc, Executive Advisor, Special Projects
• Geneviève Pellerin, Counsel, Legal Service
Pursuant to the Order of Reference of Tuesday, May 9, 2017, the Committee resumed consideration of Bill C-44, An Act to implement certain provisions of the budget tabled in Parliament on March 22, 2017 and other measures.

Luke Harford, Murray Souter, Carl Sparkes, Joyce Reynolds and Jan Westcott made statements and answered questions.

At 5:05 p.m., the sitting was suspended.

At 5:10 p.m., the sitting resumed.

Frank Rider, Normand Lafrenière, Nicholas Rivers, Marc André Way, François Pepin and Maëlle Plouganou made statements and answered questions.

At 6:03 p.m., the sitting was suspended.

At 6:08 p.m., the sitting resumed.

It was agreed, — That the Committee, in its consideration of Bill C-44, An Act to implement certain provisions of the budget tabled in Parliament on March 22, 2017 and other measures, proceed as follows:

  1. The Committee proceed with clause-by-clause consideration of the Bill no later than Monday, May 29, 2017, at 3:30 p.m., provided that the Chair may limit debate on each clause to a maximum of five minutes per party, per clause;
  2. The Committee may sit until 9:00 p.m. on Monday, May 29, 2017, and resume sitting on Tuesday, May 30, 2017 at 8:45 a.m., as required;
  3. If the Committee has not completed clause-by-clause consideration of the Bill by 9:00 p.m. on Tuesday, May 30, 2017, all remaining amendments submitted to the Committee shall be deemed moved, the Chair shall put the question, forthwith and successively, without further debate, on all remaining clauses and amendments, as well as each and every question necessary to: (i) dispose of clause-by-clause consideration of the Bill, (ii) report the Bill to the House, and (iii) order the Chair to report the Bill to the House as soon as possible.

Louis Marcotte made a statement and answered questions.

At 6:18 p.m., by unanimous consent and pursuant to Standing Order 115(5), it was agreed that the Committee continue to sit.

Roger Ermuth made a statement and answered questions.

At 6:30 p.m., the Committee adjourned to the call of the Chair.



Suzie Cadieux
Clerk of the Committee