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Standing Committee on Finance
House of Commons / Chambre des communes
Comité permanent des finances

For immediate release


NEWS RELEASE


House Finance Committee Travels East for Public Hearings on 16–20 October

Ottawa, October 11, 2017 -

“Members of the House of Commons Standing Committee on Finance will be travelling throughout Canada during the weeks of 2 and 16 October in order to hear from individuals and groups about their budgetary priorities. In particular, witnesses should focus their testimony on ways to improve the productivity and competitiveness of Canadians and their businesses. We also encourage all interested Canadians who were not invited to make a formal appearance before the Committee to speak on these topics during the ‘open mic’ sessions at each meeting. In order to hear from as many individuals as our time allows, ‘open mic’ participants will have up to one minute to share their views,” said the Honourable Wayne Easter, P.C., M.P., Chair of the House Finance Committee.

“Our Committee hopes to build on the success of last year’s ‘open mic’ sessions, and looks forward to hearing from as many individuals as possible. We hope that Canadians come to us in order to take advantage of this unique opportunity to participate in the Canadian budgetary process,” Mr. Easter concluded.

How to participate in the open mic sessions:

There will be a 15 minute open mic session at the beginning of each meeting from 8:45 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. where the Committee will hear from a maximum of 15 individuals for up to one minute each, at the discretion of the Chair.

Individuals must sign up at the meeting room before 8:15 a.m. on the morning of the meeting. Sign up will be on a first come first serve basis.

If more than 15 individuals sign up, the remaining individuals can request to remain on the list for the second open mic session, which will take place from 12:15 p.m. to 12:45 p.m. (2:45 p.m. to 3:15 p.m. in Toronto). Those who do not indicate that they wish to remain on the list for the second open mic session by 9:00 a.m. will be removed from the list.

The Committee will hear from a maximum of 30 individuals for up to one minute each, at the discretion of the Chair, during the second open mic session. Individuals must sign up at the meeting room before 11:45 a.m. (2:15 p.m. in Toronto) for the second open mic panel.

Please note that witnesses and members of the public will be required to undergo security screening and must provide photo identification before being given access to the meeting room. Line–ups may occur.


Monday October 16, 2017

St. John’s, Newfoundland and Labrador

Hampton Inn & Suites
411 Stavanger Drive
St.John's, NL
ROOM:Hampton Inn Conference Room

8:45 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.

Audience Remarks

9:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.

Public Hearings

10:45 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.

Public Hearings

12:15 p.m. - 12:45 p.m.

Audience Remarks


Tuesday October 17, 2017

Halifax, Nova Scotia

Four Points by Sheraton
1496 Hollis Street
Halifax, NS
ROOM: Admiral’s Room South

8:45 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.

Audience Remarks

9:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.

Public Hearings

10:45 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.

Public Hearings

12:15 p.m. - 12:45 p.m.

Audience Remarks


Wednesday October 18, 2017

Montreal, Quebec

Sheraton Montreal Airport
555 Boulevard McMillan
Montreal, QC
ROOM:Grand Salon

8:45 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.

Audience Remarks

9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.

Public Hearings

10:15 a.m. – 11:15 a.m.

Public Hearings

11:15 a.m. - 11:45 a.m.

Audience Remarks


Thursday October 19, 2017

Windsor, ONtario

Best Western PLUS
277 Riverside Drive East
Windsor, ON
ROOM: Great Lakes Ballroom

8:45 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.

Audience Remarks

9:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.

Public Hearings

10:45 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.

Public Hearings

12:15 p.m. - 12:45 p.m.

Audience Remarks


Friday October 20, 2017

Toronto, Ontario

Homewood Suites by Hilton (Toronto Airport)
5515 Eglington Avenue West
Toronto, ON
ROOM:Pearson AB Conference Room

8:45 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.

Audience Remarks

9:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.

Public Hearings

10:45 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.

Public Hearings

1:15 p.m. - 2:45 p.m.

Public Hearings

2:45 p.m. - 3:15 p.m.

Audience Remarks


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For more information, please contact:
Suzie Cadieux, Clerk of the Standing Committee on Finance
Tel: 613-992-9753
E-mail: FINA@parl.gc.ca