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Proceedings of the Standing Senate Committee on
Banking, Trade and Commerce

First Session Thirty-seventh Parliament, 2001

Chairman: The Honourable E. LEO KOLBER
Wednesday, November 21, 2001

Issue No. 23

Fifth meeting on: The present state of the domestic and international financial system

First meeting on: Bill C-31, An Act to amend the Export Development Act and to make consequential amendments to other Acts



Pat O'Brien, M.P., Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for International Trade


On Canada-United States Border Issues:

From the Customs Excise Union:

Serge Charette, National President

On Bill C-31:

From the Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade:

Martin H. Jensen, Export Finance Officer, Export Financing Division;

Marie-Lucie Morin, Director General, International Business Development Policy and Planning.

From the Department of Finance:

Peter Cameron, Senior Chief, International Finance and Economic Analysis Division.

From the Export Development Corporation (EDC):

Eric Siegel, Executive Vice-President, Medium and Long-Term Financial Services;

Gilles Ross, Senior Vice-President, Legal Services, and Secretary;

Mary Grover-LeBlanc, Vice-President, Corporate Reputation and External Relations.

From Probe International:

Patricia Adams, Executive Director.

From the Halifax Initiative:

Émilie Revil, Coordinator, NGO Working Group on the Export Development Corporation.

As an Individual:

Richard C. Owens.


The Honourable E. Leo Kolber, Chairman

The Honourable David Tkachuk, Deputy Chair


The Honourable Senators:

Angus, Banks, Bryden, * Carstairs, P.C. (or Robichaud, P.C.), Fitzpatrick, Furey, Kelleher, P.C., Kroft, * Lynch-Staunton (or Kinsella), Meighen, Oliver, Setlakwe

* 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 Setlakwe substituted for that of the Honourable Senator Banks (November 9, 2001).

The name of the Honourable Senator Banks substituted for that of the Honourable Senator Poulin (November 21, 2001).

The name of the Honourable Senator Bryden substituted for that of the Honourable Senator Hervieux-Payette (November 21, 2001).