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Minutes of Proceedings

44th Parliament, 1st Session
Meeting 144
Thursday, May 30, 2024, 10:03 a.m. to 2:08 p.m.
Peter Fonseca, Chair (Liberal)

Library of Parliament
• Brett Capwell, Analyst
The committee proceeded to the consideration of matters related to committee business.

It was agreed, — That the proposed budget in the amount of $60,050, for the study of Bill C‑59, An Act to implement certain provisions of the fall economic statement tabled in Parliament on November 21, 2023 and certain provisions of the budget tabled in Parliament on March 28, 2023, be adopted.

It was agreed, — That, in relation to the access to information request received by the Office of the Premier of Nova Scotia and communicated to the committee on Monday, April 29, 2024, the committee instruct the clerk to authorize disclosure of said documents, with the understanding that they remain protected by parliamentary privilege.

As an individual
• Vivek Dehejia, Associate Professor of Economics and Philosophy, Carleton University
BC Diabetes Foundation
• Tom Elliott, Doctor
• Ramya Hosak
Canada Border Services Agency
• Carl Desmarais, Director General, Inland Enforcement Directorate
• Richard St Marseille, Director General, Immigration Policy and External Review
Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation
• Babak Mahmoudi Ayough, Advisor, Housing Policy and Research
Communications Security Establishment
• Stephen Bolton, Director General, Strategic Policy
Convenience Industry Council of Canada
• Anne Kothawala, President and Chief Executive Officer
Correctional Service of Canada
• Luc Bisson, Acting Assistant Commissioner, Policy
• Ian Broom, Director General, Research Branch
Department of Canadian Heritage
• Sarah Boily, Director General, Official Languages
• Marcel Fallu, Manager, Official Languages Branch
Department of Citizenship and Immigration
• Chris Hamilton, Senior Director, Asylum Policy Branch
Department of Crown-Indigenous Relations and Northern Affairs
• Krista Apse, Director General, Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls Secretariat
• Mélanie Barrieau, Senior Director, Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls Secretariat
Department of Employment and Social Development
• Neil Burron, Manager, Strategic Policy and Legislative Reform, Policy, Dispute Resolution and International Affairs, Labour Program
• Benoit Cadieux, Director, Policy Analysis and Initiatives, Skills and Employment Branch
• Neal Leblanc, Director, Canada Pension Plan Policy and Legislation, Income Security and Social Development Branch
• Christina Norris, Director General, Canada Education Savings Program
• Elisha Ram, Senior Assistant Deputy Minister, Income Security and Social Development Branch
• Russell Sharpe, Manager, Policy Analysis and Initiatives, Employment Insurance Policy Directorate, Skills and Employment Branch
• Charles Philippe Rochon, Senior Policy Analyst, Labour Program
• Hugues Vaillancourt, Director General, Social Policy Directorate
• Jonathan Wallace, Director General, Canada Student Financial Assistance Program
• Douglas Wolfe, Director General, Policy Development and Legislative Reform, Labour Program
Department of Finance
• Stefania Bartucci, Director, Strategic Projects, Personal Income Tax Division
• Maximilian Baylor, Director General, Business Income Tax Division
• Matthew Boldt, Acting Senior Director, Housing Finance
• Alexander Bonnyman, Director, Debt Management
• Geneviève Brown, Executive Director, Innovative Finance for International Assistance Division
• Justin Brown, Senior Director, Financial Crimes Policy, Governance and Transparency
• Christian Cioffi, Analyst, Pensions Policy
• Gina Clark, Senior Director, International Finance
• Galen Countryman, Director General, Federal-Provincial Relations and Social Policy Branch
• Yves Dushimimana, Senior Economist, Framework Policy
• Kirsten Fraser, Director, Financial Services Division
• Jack Glick, Acting Director, Excise Policy
• Nina Gormanns, Director, Environmental Taxation and Policy
• Lindsay Gwyer, Director General, Legislation, Tax Legislation Division, Tax Policy Branch
• Philippe Hall, Director, Multilateral Institutions
• Erin Hunt, Director General, Financial Crimes and Security Division
• Darren Mason, Director, International Monetary and Financial Policy
• Riley McDonald, Advisor, Asset Management, Crown Investment and Asset Management
• David Messier, Director, International Taxation Section, Business Income Tax Division
• Tyler Minty, Director, Business Income Tax Division
• Peter Repetto, Senior Director, International Tax
• Charles Perreault, Senior Director, Reserves Management
• Amanda Riddell, Director, Real Property and Financial Institutions, Sales Tax Division, Tax Policy Branch
• Barbara Russell, Director, Competition and Strategic Initiatives, Financial Institutions Division
• Khusro Saeedi, Senior Director, Framework Policy, Financial Institutions Division
• Gregory Smart, Expert Advisor, Sales Tax Division, Tax Policy Branch
• Robert Snell, Senior Economist, Financial Services Division
• Thomas Ward, Director, Strategic Policy
• David Whalen, Senior Economist, Consumer Affairs
• Kathleen Wrye, Director, Pensions Policy, Financial Crimes and Security Division
Department of Health
• Carol Anne Chénard, Acting Director General, Office of Controlled Substances
• Sonia Johnson, Director General, Tobacco Control
• David K. Lee, Chief Regulatory Officer, Health Products and Food Branch
• Celia Lourenco, Associate Assistant Deputy Minister, Health Products and Food Branch
• Jennifer Pelley, Director, Controlled Substances and Cannabis Branch
Department of Industry
• Andre Arbour, Director General, Telecommunications and Internet Policy Branch
• Marc-André Rochon, Senior Director, Spectrum Management Operations Branch
Department of Justice
• Daniel Bourgeois, Senior General Counsel, Tax Law Services Portfolio
• Erin Cassidy, Counsel, Criminal Law Policy Section
• Anna Dekker, Acting Senior Counsel, Judicial Affairs Section, Public Law and Legislative Services Sector
• Sandro Giammaria, Counsel, Criminal Law Policy Section
• Kenyatta Hawthorne, Counsel, Criminal Law Policy Section
• Marie-Josée Poirier, Counsel, Judicial Affairs Section
Department of the Environment
• Sarah Jackson, Director, Legislative and Regulatory Affairs, Impact Assessment Agency of Canada
• Brenna MacNeil, Director General, Strategic Integration, Impact Assessment Agency of Canada
Department of Transport
• Natalie Dolan, Executive Director, Policy, High Frequency Rail
Dow Canada
• W. Scott Thurlow, Senior Advisor, Government Affairs
Financial Transactions and Reports Analysis Centre of Canada
• Patricia Bennett, Manager, Strategic Policy, Partnership, Policy and Analysis
Fresh Roots Urban Farm Society
• Sherry Stevenson, Executive Director
• Jeff Loomis, Executive Director
Office of the Superintendent of Financial Institutions
• Michael Hammond, Chief Financial Officer
• Kevin Murphy, Chief Executive Officer
Public Health Agency of Canada
• Wendy V. Norman, Professor, CART Contraception Research Lab, University of British Columbia
Treasury Board Secretariat
• Nadine Labrie, Senior Director, Pension Policy and Programs
Union québécoise des microdistilleries
• Vincent Lambert, General Secretary
Wealthsimple Investment Inc.
• Jessica Oliver, Head, Government and Regulatory Relations
Pursuant to the order of reference of Wednesday, May 22, 2024, the committee resumed consideration of Bill C-69, An Act to implement certain provisions of the budget tabled in Parliament on April 16, 2024.

Michael Hammond, Luc Bisson, Maximilian Baylor, Andre Arbour, Kirsten Fraser, Peter Repetto, Babak Mahmoudi Ayough, Jonathan Wallace, Hugues Vaillancourt, Alexander Bonnyman, Lindsay Gwyer, Carl Desmarais, Celia Lourenco, Stefania Bartucci and Matthew Boldt answered questions.

At 11:06 a.m., the meeting was suspended.

At 11:13 a.m., the meeting resumed.

Sherry Stevenson and Kevin Murphy made statements and answered questions.

At 12:05 p.m., the meeting was suspended.

At 12:12 p.m., the meeting resumed.

Vivek Dehejia, Tom Elliott, Ramya Hosak and W. Scott Thurlow made statements and answered questions.

At 1:05 p.m., the meeting was suspended.

At 1:10 p.m., the meeting resumed.

Jeff Loomis, Wendy V. Norman and Vincent Lambert made statements and answered questions.

At 2:08 p.m., the committee adjourned to the call of the Chair.

Alexandre Roger
Clerk of the committee