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Meeting No. 8
Thursday, March 12, 2009

The Standing Committee on Industry, Science and Technology met at 3:30 p.m. this day, in Room 308, West Block, the Chair, the Hon. Michael D. Chong, presiding.


Members of the Committee present: Robert Bouchard, Gord Brown, Hon. Michael D. Chong, Siobhan Coady, Marc Garneau, Mike Lake, Brian Masse, Dave Van Kesteren, Robert Vincent and Mike Wallace.


Acting Members present: Jim Maloway for Brian Masse, Michael John Savage for Anthony Rota and David Sweet for Chris Warkentin.


In attendance: Library of Parliament: Alysia Davies, Analyst.


Witnesses: Canadian Bar Association: Wayne Gray, Member, National Business Law Section; Tamra L. Thomson, Director, Legislation and Law Reform; David P. Stevens, Member, National Charities and Not-for-Profit Law Section. Certified General Accountants Association of Canada: Carole Presseault, Vice-President, Government and Regulatory Affairs.

Pursuant to the Order of Reference of Thursday, February 12, 2009, the Committee resumed consideration of Bill C-4, An Act respecting not-for-profit corporations and certain other corporations.

The witnesses made statements and answered questions.

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

At 4:56 p.m., the sitting was suspended.

At 5:00 p.m., the sitting resumed in camera.


It was agreed, — That the Committee study the Main Estimates at a future meeting.


It was agreed, — That the proposed budget in the amount of $18,500 for the Subcommittee on the Automotive Industry’s study on the automotive industry be approved.


It was agreed, — That the Committee provide direction to the analysts for the report of the Subcommittee on the Automotive Industry on Tuesday, March 24, 2009.


It was agreed, — That the Committee invite witnesses, including from the department, to appear on Bill C-4 on Thursday, March 26, 2009 and Tuesday, March 31, 2009, and that clause by clause study of the bill take place on Thursday, April 2, 2009.


At 5:07 p.m., the Committee adjourned to the call of the Chair.


Graeme Truelove
Committee Clerk

2009/04/23 3:29 p.m.