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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.


Tuesday, June 2, 1998 Wednesday, June 3, 1998

Issue No. 13

Fourth and last meeting on: Bill S-10, An Act to amend the Excise Tax Act First and only meeting on: Bill C-12, An Act to amend the Royal Canadian Mounted Police Superannuation Act Thirteenth 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

INCLUDING: THE EIGHTH REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE (Bill S-10) AND THE NINTH REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE (Bill C-12)


APPEARING:

Tony Valeri, M.P., Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Finance.

Nick Discepola, M.P., Parliamentary Secretary to the Solicitor General of Canada.


WITNESSES:

From the Department of Finance:

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

Andrew Marsland, Senior Chief, Operations, Sales Tax Division, Tax Policy Branch;

Hon. Consiglio Di Nino, Sponsor of the Bill.

From the Royal Canadian Mounted Police:

Pierrette R. Boyer, In-Charge Benefits Policy Unit, National Compensation Policy Centre, Human Resources Directorate;

Brent Merkley, Pension Policy Analyst, Pension Unit, Compensation Policy & Systems Section, Classification & Compensation Branch.


MEMBERS OF THE COMMITTTEE

The Honourable Lowell Murray, P.C., Chairman

The Honourable Colin Kenny, Acting Deputy Chairman

and

The Honourable Senators:

Callbeck, Cook, Cools, Di Nino, Ferretti Barth, * Graham, P.C. (or Carstairs), Johnstone, Lavoie-Roux, LeBreton, * Lynch-Staunton (or Kinsella (acting)), Maheu, Phillips, Whelan

* 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 Phillips substituted for that of the Honourable Senator Di Nino (May 28, 1998).

The name of the Honourable Senator Kenny substituted for that of the Honourable Senator Chalifoux (May 28, 1998).

The name of the Honourable Senator Cools substituted for that of the Honourable Senator Mercier (June 1, 1998).

The name of the Honourable Senator Callbeck substituted for that of the Honourable Senator Stollery (June 2, 1998).

The name of the Honourable Senator Comeau substituted for that of the Honourable Senator Lavoie-Roux (June 2, 1998).

The name of the Honourable Senator Di Nino substituted for that of the Honourable Senator Cohen (June 2, 1998).

The name of the Honourable Senator Lavoie-Roux substituted for that of the Honourable Senator Comeau (June 2, 1998).

The name of the Honourable Senator Whelan substituted for that of the Honourable Senator Kenny (June 3, 1998).