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

Third Session, Thirty-seventh Parliament, 2004

Chair: The Honourable RICHARD H. KROFT


Tuesday, April 20, 2004
Wednesday, April 21, 2004

Issue No. 3

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

and

First and last meeting on: Bill C-21, An Act to amend the Customs Tariff

INCLUDING: THE FOURTH REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE (Bill C-21)


APPEARING

The Honourable Denis Paradis, P.C., M.P., Minister of State (Financial Institutions)


WITNESSES:

April 20 meeting

From the Bank of Canada:

David A. Dodge, Governor;

Paul Jenkins, Senior Deputy Governor.

April 21 meeting

From the Office of the Minister of State (Financial Institutions):

Martin Rivard, Policy Advisor.

From the Department of Finance:

Patrick Halley, Senior Economist, International Trade Policy Division;

Emmy Verdun, Director, International Trade Policy Division.

AS A PANEL:

From the Canadian Apparel Federation:

Elliot Lifson, President, and Vice-Chair of Peerless Clothing Inc.;

Bob Kirke, Executive Director.

From the A & R Dress Company Inc.:

Randy Rotchin, President.

From COMO Diffusion Inc.:

Paul Ostrov, President and CEO.


MEMBERS OF THE COMMITTEE

The Honourable Richard H. Kroft, Chair

The Honourable David Tkachuk, Deputy Chair

and

The Honourable Senators:

Angus, *Austin, P.C. (or Rompkey, P.C.), Biron, Chaput, Fitzpatrick, Harb, Hervieux-Payette, P.C., Kelleher, P.C., *Lynch-Staunton (or Kinsella), Massicotte, Meighen, Moore, Prud'homme, P.C.

* 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 Fitzpatrick substituted for that of the Honourable Senator Mercer (March 12, 2004).

The name of the Honourable Senator Massicotte substituted for that of the Honourable Senator Chaput (March 12, 2004).

The name of the Honourable Senator Chaput substituted for that of the Honourable Senator Kroft (April 21, 2004).