Proceedings of the Standing Senate Committee on
Social Affairs, Science and Technology

First Session Thirty-sixth Parliament, 1997-98

Chairman: The Honourable LOWELL MURRAY, P.C.


Wednesday, May 6, 1998
Tuesday, May 12, 1998 (in camera)

Issue No. 10

First meeting on: Bill S-10, An Act to amend the Excise Tax Act

Eleventh meeting on: The implementation and application of Chapter 1, An Act to amend the Divorce Act, the Family Orders and Agreements Enforcement Assistance Act, the Garnishment, Attachment and Pension Diversion Act and the Canada Shipping Act, and the associated Federal Child Support Guidelines


WITNESSES:

Hon. Consiglio Di Nino, Sponsor of the Bill.

From the Don't Tax Reading Coalition:

Jacqueline Hushion, Chairperson;

David Hunt, National Coordinator.

From the Department of Finance:

Steve Tierney, Director, Sales Tax Division, Tax Policy Branch;

Tom McGirr, Chief, Economic Analysis and Revenue Allocation, Sales Tax Division;

Kevin White, Tax Policy Officer, Sales Tax Division.

From the Canadian Business Magazine:

Paul Jones, President and Publisher; Founding Director, ABC Canada Literacy Foundation.


MEMBERS OF THE COMMITTEE

The Honourable Lowell Murray, P.C., Chairman

The Honourable Colin Kenny, Acting Deputy Chairman

and

The Honourable Senators:

Butts, Chalifoux, Cohen, Cools, Ferretti Barth, * Graham, P.C. (or Carstairs), Johnstone, LeBreton,

* Lynch-Staunton (or Kinsella (acting)), Nolin, Phillips, Stollery

* Ex Officio Members

(Quorum 4)

Changes in membership of the committee:

Pursuant to Rule 85(4), membership of the committee was amended as follows:

The name of the Honourable Senator Cook was added (May 6, 1998).

The name of the Honourable Senator Chalifoux substituted for that of the Honourable Senator Forest (May 6, 1998).

The name of the Honourable Senator Rossiter substituted for that of the Honourable Senator Cohen (May 6, 1998).

The name of the Honourable Senator Stollery substituted for that of the Honourable Senator Chalifoux (May 6, 1998).

The name of the Honourable Senator Cohen substituted for that of the Honourable Senator Rossiter (May 7, 1998).

The name of the Honourable Senator Chalifoux substituted for that of the Honourable Senator Johnstone (May 7, 1998).

The name of the Honourable Senator Phillips substituted for that of the Honourable Senator LeBreton (May 7, 1998).

The name of the Honourable Senator Nolin substituted for that of the Honourable Senator Lavoie-Roux (May 8, 1998).

The name of the Honourable Senator Johnstone substituted for that of the Honourable Senator Chalifoux (May 8, 1998).

The name of the Honourable Senator Chalifoux substituted for that of the Honourable Senator Maheu (May 11, 1998).

The name of the Honourable Senator Butts substituted for that of the Honourable Senator Cook (May 11, 1998).

The name of the Honourable Senator LeBreton substituted for that of the Honourable Senator Jessiman (May 12, 1998).