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

First Session, Thirty-eighth Parliament, 2004-05

Chair: The Honourable JERAHMIEL S. GRAFSTEIN


Wednesday, April 13, 2005
Thursday, April 14, 2005

Issue No. 10

Eighth and ninth meetings on:

Consumer issues arising in the financial services sector

INCLUDING:
THE EIGHTH REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE
(Bill C-29, An Act to amend the Patent Act)


WITNESSES:

Wednesday, April 13, 2005

Equifax Canada Inc.:

Richard A. Cleary, President;

Joel Heft, Vice-President, Legal Counsel and Chief Privacy Officer.

TransUnion of Canada Inc.:

Ken Porter, President;

Chantal R. Banfield, General Counsel.

Credit Union Central of Canada:

Jack Smit, Chairperson, Board of Directors;

Joanne De Laurentiis, President and Chief Executive Officer.

Thursday, April 14, 2005

Investment Dealers Association of Canada:

Joseph J. Oliver, President and Chief Executive Officer.

Mutual Fund Dealers Association of Canada:

Larry M. Waite, President and Chief Executive Officer.

Investment Funds Institute of Canada:

Tom Hockin, President and Chief Executive Officer.

As an individual:

Claude Gingras, Legal Advisor, retired.

Small Investor Protection Association:

Stan I. Buell, Founder and President.

Canadian Association of Retired Persons:

Bill Gleberzon, Co-Director of Government & Media Relations.


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., Kelleher, P.C., *Kinsella, (or Stratton), Massicotte, Meighen, Moore, 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 Angus substituted for that of the Honourable Senator Oliver (March 24, 2005).

The name of the Honourable Senator Hervieux-Payette, P.C. substituted for that of the Honourable Senator Day (March 24, 2005).