Proceedings of the Standing Senate Committee on
National Finance

Issue 30 - Minutes of Proceedings


OTTAWA, Thursday, March 18, 1999
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[English]

The Standing Senate Committee on National Finance met at 10:45 a.m. this day, in Room 705, Victoria Building, the Chairman, the Honourable Senator Stratton, presiding.

Members of the committee present: The Honourable Senators Stratton, Bolduc, Butts, Carstairs, Cook, Cools, De Bané, Ferretti Barth, Kinsella, Lavoie-Roux, Poy, Stollery and Tkachuk (13).

Other senator present: The Honourable Senator Simard (1).

In attendance: Mr. Guy Beaumier, Research Branch, Library of Parliament.

Also in attendance: The official reporters of the Senate.

Pursuant to the Order of Reference adopted by the Senate on Tuesday, March 16, 1999, the committee began its examination of Bill C-65, to amend the Federal-Provincial Fiscal Arrangements Act.

APPEARING:

The Honourable Paul Martin, P.C., M.P., Minister of Finance

WITNESSES:

From the Department of Finance:

Susan Peterson, Assistant Deputy Minister;

Barbara Anderson, Federal-Provincial Relations and Social Policy Branch;

Frank Vermaeten, Chief, Policy Development and Research, Federal-Provincial Relations and Social Policy Branch.

The Honourable Paul Martin made a statement and with the witnesses answered questions.

Pursuant to the Order of Reference adopted by the Senate on Wednesday, February 10, 1999, the committee continued its examination of Bill C-43, to establish the Canada Customs and Revenue Agency and to amend and repeal other Acts as a consequence.

Senator Carstairs moved -- That the committee complete clause-by-clause consideration of Bill C-43.

The question being put on the motion, it was adopted on division.

It was agreed -- That the title be stood.

It was agreed -- That clause 1 be stood.

It was agreed, on division -- That clause 2 to 188 carry.

It was agreed, on division -- That clause 1 carry.

It was agreed, on division -- That the title carry.

Senator Carstairs moved -- That Bill C-43, carry.

The question being put on the motion, it was adopted on division.

Senator Cools moved -- That Bill C-43 be reported to the Senate without amendment.

The question being put on the motion, it was adopted on division.

The committee considered its future business.

At 11:00 a.m., the committee adjourned to the call of the Chair.

ATTEST:

Denis Robert

Clerk of the Committee