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

First Session, Thirty-eighth Parliament, 2004

Chair: The Honourable JERAHMIEL S. GRAFSTEIN


Wednesday, December 8, 2004
Thursday, December 9, 2004
Monday, December 13, 2004 (in camera)

Issue No. 4

Third, fourth and fifth meetings on:

Issues dealing with charitable giving in Canada

First and second (last) meetings on:

Bill C-5, An Act to provide financial assistance for post-secondary education savings

INCLUDING
THE THIRD REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE
(Bill C-5)

THE FOURTH REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE
(Study on issues dealing with charitable giving in Canada)

THE FIFTH REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE
(Application for Budget Authorization for the fiscal year ending March 31, 2005, Study on issues dealing with charitable giving in Canada)

THE SIXTH REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE
(Application for Budget Authorization for the fiscal year ending March 31, 2005, Study on the present state of the domestic and international financial system)

THE SEVENTH REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE
(Application for Budget Authorization for the fiscal year ending March 31, 2005, Study on consumer issues arising in the financial services sector)


APPEARING:

Wednesday, December 8, 2004 (Bill C-5)

The Honourable Joseph Volpe, P.C., M.P., Minister of Human Resources and Skills Development.


WITNESSES:

Wednesday, December 8, 2004 (Charitable Giving)

Ducks Unlimited Canada and The Nature Conservancy of Canada:

Barry Turner, Director of Government Relations, Ducks Unlimited Canada;

Brian Gray, Director of Conservation Programs, Ducks Unlimited Canada.

Department of Finance:

Serge Nadeau, Director, Personal Income Tax Division, Tax Policy Branch;

Bill Murphy, Senior Tax Policy Officer, Personal Income Tax Division, Tax Policy Branch.

Wednesday, December 8, 2004 (Bill C-5)

Human Resources and Skills Development Canada:

Marie-Josée Thivierge, Assistant Deputy Minister, Human Investment Programs;

Lenore Burton, Director General, Learning and Literacy;

Christian Beaulieu, Senior Counsel, Legal Services, Justice Canada.

Thursday, December 9, 2004

Canadian Association of University Teachers:

David Robinson, Associate Executive Director.

Social and Enterprise Development Innovations:

Jennifer Robson-Haddow, Manager, Policy Research and Development.

Canadian Scholarship Trust Foundation:

Peter Lewis, Vice-President.

Rideau River Residence Association:

Braden Hutchinson, Vice-President.

Canadian Alliance of Student Associations:

James Kusie, National Director;

Toby White, Government Relations Officer.

Canadian Federation of Students:

George Soule, National Chairperson.

Human Resources and Skills Development Canada:

Lenore Burton, Director General, Learning and Literacy.


MEMBERS OF THE COMMITTEE

The Honourable Jerahmiel S. Grafstein, Chair

The Honourable W. David Angus, Deputy Chair

and

The Honourable Senators:

*Austin, P.C. (or Rompkey, P.C.), Biron, Fitzpatrick, Harb, Hervieux-Payette, P.C., *Kinsella (or Stratton), Massicotte, Meighen, Moore, Oliver, Plamondon, Tkachuk

*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 Robichaud, P.C., substituted for that of the Honourable Senator Fitzpatrick (December 8, 2004).

The name of the Honourable Senator Losier-Cool substituted for that of the Honourable Senator Harb (December 8, 2004).

The name of the Honourable Senator Mahovlich substituted for that of the Honourable Senator Grafstein (December 8, 2004).

The name of the Honourable Senator Rompkey, P.C., substituted for that of the Honourable Senator Biron (December 8, 2004).

The name of the Honourable Senator Cordy substituted for that of the Honourable Senator Rompkey, P.C. (December 8, 2004).

The name of the Honourable Senator Harb substituted for that of the Honourable Senator Losier-Cool (December 9, 2004).

The name of the Honourable Senator Grafstein substituted for that of the Honourable Senator Mahovlich (December 9, 2004).

The name of the Honourable Senator Biron substituted for that of the Honourable Senator Cordy (December 9, 2004).

The name of the Honourable Senator Gustafson substituted for that of the Honourable Senator Oliver (December 9, 2004).

The name of the Honourable Senator Fitzpatrick substituted for that of the Honourable Senator Robichaud, P.C. (December 9, 2004).

The name of the Honourable Senator Oliver substituted for that of the Honourable Senator Gustafson (December 13, 2004).


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