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Minutes of Proceedings

43rd Parliament, 1st Session
Meeting 2
Monday, February 3, 2020, 3:30 p.m. to 8:03 p.m.
Televised
Presiding
Hon. Wayne Easter, Chair (Liberal)

• Eric Duncan for Hon. Pierre Poilievre (Conservative)
• Ron Liepert for James Cumming (Conservative)
• Richard Martel for Michael Cooper (Conservative)
• Greg McLean for Marty Morantz (Conservative)
Library of Parliament
• Brett Capwell, Analyst
Department of Finance
• Evelyn Dancey, Associate Assistant Deputy Minister, Economic Development and Corporate Finance Branch
• Soren Halverson, Associate Assistant Deputy Minister, Financial Sector Policy Branch
• Nicholas Leswick, Assistant Deputy Minister, Economic and Fiscal Policy Branch
• Andrew Marsland, Senior Assistant Deputy Minister, Tax Policy Branch
• Suzy McDonald, Associate Assistant Deputy Minister, Federal-Provincial Relations and Social Policy Branch
Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers
• Ben Brunnen, Vice-President, Oil Sands, Fiscal and Economic Policy
City of London
• Hon. Ed Holder, Mayor
• Adam Thompson, Manager, Government and External Relations
Insurance Bureau of Canada
• Nadja Dreff, Chief Economist
• Craig Stewart, Vice-President, Federal Affairs
Macdonald-Laurier Institute
• Philip Cross, Senior Fellow
Les Producteurs de lait du Québec
• Alain Bourbeau, Director General
• Bruno Letendre, Chair
As an individual
• Barbara Zvan, Chief Risk & Strategy Officer, Canada’s Expert Panel on Sustainable Finance
Canadian Doctors for Medicare
• Melanie Bechard, Executive Board Member
Canadian Steel Producers Association
• Catherine Cobden, President
Canadians for Tax Fairness
• Toby Sanger, Executive Director
Pursuant to Standing Order 108(2) and the motion adopted by the committee on Wednesday, January 29, 2020, the committee commenced its study of the pre-budget consultations 2020.

It was agreed, — That, in relation to the study of the Pre-Budget Consultations 2020, members of the committee submit their recommendations for the report to the clerk by 6:00 p.m. at the latest on Tuesday, February 18, 2020; that the recommendations be distributed to members by Wednesday, February 19, 2020, 3 p.m.; and that the committee meet on Thursday, February 20, 2020, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. and 3:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. to consider the recommendations.

Nicholas Leswick made a statement and, with Andrew Marsland, Suzy McDonald, Evelyn Dancey and Soren Halverson, answered questions.

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

By unanimous consent, it was agreed, — That committee members’ staff be permitted to eat the food present in the committee room.

By unanimous consent, it was agreed, — That, notwithstanding the committee’s routine motion on the distribution of documents adopted on Wednesday, January 29, 2020, and the usual practice of committees concerning access to electronic documents, Francesco Sorbara, M.P., be added to the committee’s distribution list and be granted access to the committee’s digital binder site for the remainder of the parliamentary session.

At 5:13 p.m., the sitting was suspended.

At 5:34 p.m., the sitting resumed.

Department of Finance
• Evelyn Dancey, Associate Assistant Deputy Minister, Economic Development and Corporate Finance Branch
• Soren Halverson, Associate Assistant Deputy Minister, Financial Sector Policy Branch
• Nicholas Leswick, Assistant Deputy Minister, Economic and Fiscal Policy Branch
• Andrew Marsland, Senior Assistant Deputy Minister, Tax Policy Branch
• Suzy McDonald, Associate Assistant Deputy Minister, Federal-Provincial Relations and Social Policy Branch
Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers
• Ben Brunnen, Vice-President, Oil Sands, Fiscal and Economic Policy
City of London
• Hon. Ed Holder, Mayor
• Adam Thompson, Manager, Government and External Relations
Insurance Bureau of Canada
• Nadja Dreff, Chief Economist
• Craig Stewart, Vice-President, Federal Affairs
Macdonald-Laurier Institute
• Philip Cross, Senior Fellow
Les Producteurs de lait du Québec
• Alain Bourbeau, Director General
• Bruno Letendre, Chair
As an individual
• Barbara Zvan, Chief Risk & Strategy Officer, Canada’s Expert Panel on Sustainable Finance
Canadian Doctors for Medicare
• Melanie Bechard, Executive Board Member
Canadian Steel Producers Association
• Catherine Cobden, President
Canadians for Tax Fairness
• Toby Sanger, Executive Director
Pursuant to Standing Order 108(2) and the motion adopted by the committee on Wednesday, January 29, 2020, the committee resumed its study of the pre-budget consultations 2020.

Ben Brunnen, by videoconference from Calgary, Alberta, Ed Holder, Craig Stewart, Philip Cross, Alain Bourbeau and Barbara Zvan made statements and answered questions.

At 7:03 p.m., the sitting was suspended.

At 7:09 p.m., the sitting resumed.

Melanie Bechard, Catherine Cobden and Toby Sanger made statements and answered questions.

At 8:03 p.m., the committee adjourned to the call of the chair.



David Gagnon
Clerk of the Committee