Proceedings of the Standing Senate Committee on
Banking, Trade and Commerce
First Session Thirty-seventh Parliament, 2001
The Honourable E. LEO KOLBER
Wednesday, November 21, 2001
Issue No. 23
Fifth meeting on: The present state of the domestic and international financial
First meeting on: Bill C-31, An Act to amend the Export Development Act and
to make consequential amendments to other Acts
THE ELEVENTH REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE (Bill C-31)
Pat O'Brien, M.P., Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for International
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
From the Export Development Corporation (EDC):
Eric Siegel, Executive Vice-President, Medium and Long-Term Financial
Gilles Ross, Senior Vice-President, Legal Services, and Secretary;
Mary Grover-LeBlanc, Vice-President, Corporate Reputation and External
From Probe International:
Patricia Adams, Executive Director.
From the Halifax Initiative:
Émilie Revil, Coordinator, NGO Working Group on the Export Development
As an Individual:
Richard C. Owens.
MEMBERS OF THE COMMITTEE
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,
* Ex Officio Members
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).