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View James Rajotte Profile
CPC (AB)
I call this meeting to order. This is meeting number 87 of the Standing Committee on Finance. Orders of the day are pursuant to the order of reference of Monday, May 25, 2015. We are doing clause-by-clause of Bill C-59, an act to implement certain provisions of the budget tabled in Parliament on April 21, 2015 and other measures.
Colleagues, we will obviously go through clause by clause. We will have different officials, depending on which part of the bill we are dealing with. I want to welcome the officials here for part 1.
As you know, a motion was adopted that guides the committee on how long to speak. The three political parties on the committee have five minutes per clause, but as you know, as chair I can grant a little more time if we speak a little longer for certain items and then group other clauses together. Some parties have helpfully indicated which ones they wish to speak to as a priority. I appreciate that very much.
For clause-by-clause consideration pursuant to Standing Order 75(1), consideration of clause 1, the short title, is postponed. The chair will therefore call clause 2 dealing with part 1, amendments to the Income Tax Act and related legislation.
I do not have any amendments for clauses 2 to 28, and I understand that I can group clauses 2 to 10 together.
Mr. Brison.
View James Rajotte Profile
CPC (AB)
Clause 1, the short title, is deferred. It's postponed to the end. We're on clauses 2 to 10.
Do you want to speak to one of them?
(On clause 2)
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CPC (AB)
Thank you.
(Clauses 2 to 10 inclusive agreed to)
The Chair: I understand the NDP would like to speak to clauses 11 and 12.
Mr. Caron.
(On clauses 11 and 12)
View James Rajotte Profile
CPC (AB)
Thank you. That's a good way to start the meeting.
Is there further discussion on clauses 11 and 12?
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CPC (AB)
Okay, we'll have a recorded vote.
(Clauses 11 and 12 agreed to: yeas 9; nays 0)
The Chair: I'm told I can group clauses 13 to 18 together.
Mr. Brison.
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CPC (AB)
Okay. Shall clauses 13 to 17 carry?
(Clause 13 to 17 agreed to)
(On clause 18)
The Chair: On clause 18, Mr. Brison, go ahead.
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CPC (AB)
I understand the NDP wants to deal with clauses 19 to 24 separately.
Mr. Rankin, go ahead on clause 19.
View James Rajotte Profile
CPC (AB)
Thank you.
I have Mr. Brison and then Mr. Caron.
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CPC (AB)
We're on a broader policy. Let's keep it germane to clause 19. This may be a public policy issue, but I think we should keep it to clause 19, TFSA dollar limits.
View James Rajotte Profile
CPC (AB)
The question was asked and the question was answered by Mr. Jovanovic who said that members of the public can use various ways to shelter.
View James Rajotte Profile
CPC (AB)
Thank you.
Mr. Caron, the floor is yours.
View James Rajotte Profile
CPC (AB)
I assume members want a recorded vote on clause 19.
(Clause 19 agreed to: [See Minutes of Proceedings])
(On clauses 20 to 24)
The Chair: On clauses 20 to 24, do members want to speak to each one?
Mr. Rankin.
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CPC (AB)
Thank you, Mr. Rankin.
Mr. Brison.
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CPC (AB)
Thank you, Mr. Brison.
Mr. Saxton.
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CPC (AB)
Thank you.
As the chair, I want to thank you also for endorsing the recommendation of the 2007 industry committee report, which recommended changing the accelerated capital cost allowance for manufacturing. I appreciate your recent conversion to that position.
Can we group clauses 20 to 24 together for voting?
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CPC (AB)
I will, then, try to group clauses 25 to 28.
An hon. member: I'd like a recorded vote.
(Clauses 25 to 28 inclusive agreed to: yeas 9; nays 0)
The Chair: Thank you.
We'll now move to part 2, “Support for Families”, division 1, Income Tax Act, and perhaps we'll get the officials for division 2 to make their way to the table as well.
I do not have any amendments for clauses 29 to 34, so I will group clauses 29 to 34 together, and I'll go to Mr. Caron.
(On clauses 29 to 34)
View James Rajotte Profile
CPC (AB)
You can speak to them all if you wish.
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CPC (AB)
Thank you.
I'm advised that I can group together clauses 29 and 30 for a vote.
Mr. Raymond Côté (Beauport—Limoilou, NDP): I'd like a recorded vote.
(Clauses 29 and 30 agreed to: yeas 6; nays 3)
The Chair: I'll move to the vote on clauses 31 to 34.
Mr. Guy Caron: I'd like a recorded vote.
(Clauses 31 to 34 inclusive agreed to: yeas 5; nays 4)
The Chair: We'll now move to division 2.
Welcome to the officials from Finance and ESDC.
I do not have any amendments for clauses 35 to 40.
(On clauses 35 to 40)
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CPC (AB)
Thank you, Mr. Caron.
Mr. Brison, please.
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CPC (AB)
Okay, Mr. Brison, to the actual clauses we're debating.....
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CPC (AB)
Thank you.
That is probably technically pre-writ advertising, but we'll go to Mr. Saxton and then Mr. Rankin.
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CPC (AB)
Thank you.
We'll go to Mr. Rankin and then we'll go to the vote.
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CPC (AB)
We'll grant that request. We'll have a recorded vote on clauses 35 to 40.
(Clauses 35 to 40 inclusive agreed to: yeas 8; nays 1)
The Chair: We'll thank our officials from that part and division for being with us.
We will now move to part 3 and we'll move to division 1. We'll ask our officials to come forward. We have an official from Finance. We'll welcome back, Mr. Recker.
(On clause 41)
The Chair: Colleagues, on clause 41 we have four amendments from Ms. May and Mr. Hyer. PV-1 and PV-2 are identical, so we're going to move to amendment PV-2 in the name of Mr. Hyer. We're going to ask Mr. Hyer to present the logic for his amendment.
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CPC (AB)
Thank you very much, Mr. Hyer.
We'll go to Mr. Saxton on this.
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CPC (AB)
We'll then move to the vote on amendment PV-2. The vote on amendment PV-2 obviously also applies to amendment PV-1.
(Amendment negatived [See Minutes of Proceedings])
The Chair: We will now move to amendment PV-4, because amendment PV-4 is identical to amendment PV-3. Again we will ask Mr. Hyer to address that.
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CPC (AB)
Is there any further discussion on amendment PV-4?
Mr. Saxton.
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CPC (AB)
Thank you. We'll move to the vote on PV-4.
(Amendment negatived [See Minutes of Proceedings])
The Chair: Shall clause 41 carry?
Did you want to speak to clause 41, Mr. Brison?
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CPC (AB)
Thank you.
Mr. Saxton, please.
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CPC (AB)
Thank you.
(Clause 41 agreed to on division)
The Chair: Mr. Recker, thank you so much.
(On clause 42—Enactment)
The Chair: We'll move to division 2, the prevention of terrorist travel act, and deal with clause 42. We have a number of amendments for clause 42.
We have PV-5 and PV-6, and they are identical, but I will go to PV-6 in the name of Mr. Hyer and ask him to speak to that amendment.
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