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Minutes of Proceedings

43rd Parliament, 1st Session
Meeting 4
Tuesday, February 4, 2020, 3:30 p.m. to 6:44 p.m.
Hon. Wayne Easter, Chair (Liberal)

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• Sylvain Fleury, Analyst
• Michaël Lambert-Racine, Analyst
Canadian Association for Retired Persons
• Jana Ray, Chief Membership and Benefits Officer
Canadian Automobile Dealers Association
• Tim Reuss, President and Chief Executive Officer
• Huw Williams, Director, Public Affairs
Canadian Chamber of Commerce
• Aaron Henry, Senior Director, Natural Resources and Sustainability
• Trevin Stratton, Chief Economist and Vice-President, Policy
Lazer Grant LLP
• Ken Goodridge, Senior Tax Manager
Imagine Canada
• Bruce MacDonald, President and Chief Executive Officer
Fanshawe College
• Jeff Wright, Vice-President, Corporate Strategy and Business Development
Western University
• Amy Bryson, Executive Director
• Alan Shepard, President and Vice-Chancellor
Advanced Biofuels Canada
• Don Roberts, President and Chief Executive Officer, Nawitka Capital Advisors Ltd
Aluminium Association of Canada
• Jean Simard, President and Chief Executive Officer
Association of Home Appliance Manufacturers Canada
• Meagan Hatch, Director, Government Relations
Association des groupes de ressources techniques du Québec
• Éric Cimon, Director General
• Aurélie Macé, Manager of Training and Transfer of Knowledge
Diabetes Canada
• Kimberley Hanson, Executive Director, Federal Affairs
Hotel Association of Canada
• Susie Grynol, President
ARC Financial Corp.
• Mac Van Wielingen, Founder and Partner
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.


Michael Cooper moved, — That the committee invite the Minister of Finance, Bill Morneau, to appear before the committee for a two-hour televised meeting regarding pre-budget consultations and that he appear no later than Thursday, February 6, 2020.


Peter Fragiskatos moved, — That the debate be now adjourned.

The question was put on the motion and it was negatived.

The debate on the motion continued.

After debate, the question was put on the motion and it was agreed to.

Jana Ray, Tim Reuss, Trevin Stratton, Ken Goodridge, by videoconference from Winnipeg, Manitoba, Bruce MacDonald, Jeff Wright and Alan Shepard made statements and, with Huw Williams and Aaron Henry, answered questions.

At 5:04 p.m., the sitting was suspended.

At 5:15 p.m., the sitting resumed.

Don Roberts, Jean Simard, Meagan Hatch, Éric Cimon, Kimberley Hanson, Susie Grynol and, Mac Van Wielingen, by videoconference from Calgary, Alberta, made statements and answered questions.

At 6:02 p.m., Pierre Poilievre took the Chair.

At 6:20 p.m., Wayne Easter took the Chair.

At 6:44 p.m., the committee adjourned to the call of the chair.

Caroline Bosc
Committee Clerk