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Proceedings of the Standing Senate Committee on Energy, the Environment and Natural Resources

First Session, Thirty-eighth Parliament, 2004-05

Chair: The Honourable TOMMY BANKS


Thursday, November 24, 2005

Issue No. 21

First (last) meeting on:

Bill C-66, An Act to authorize payments to provide assistance in relation to energy costs, housing energy consumption and public transit infrastructure, and to make consequential amendments to certain Acts

INCLUDING:
THE TWELFTH REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE
(Bill C-66)
and
THE THIRTEENTH REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE
(Interim report entitled: "Water in the West: Under Pressure'')


APPEARING:

The Honourable Ralph Goodale, P.C., M.P., Minister of Finance


WITNESSES:

Department of Finance Canada:

Leah Anderson, Chief, Resources, Energy and Environment;

Serge Nadeau, General Director, Tax Policy Branch;

Katharine Rechico, Special Advisor, Personal Income Tax Division, Tax Policy.

Natural Resources Canada:

Margaret McCuaig-Johnston, Assistant Deputy Minister, Energy Technology and Programs Sector;

Louis Marmen, Director, Housing and Equipment, Office of Energy Efficiency.

Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation:

Debra Darke, Director, Community Development.

Social Development Canda:

Richard A. Brunton, Program Manager, Old Age Security Program.


MEMBERS OF THE COMMITTEE

The Honourable Tommy Banks, Chair

The Honourable Ethel Cochrane, Deputy Chair

and

The Honourable Senators:

Adams, Angus *Austin, P.C.  (or Rompkey, P.C.), Buchanan, P.C., Christensen, Gustafson, Kenny, *Kinsella (or Stratton), Lavigne, Milne, Spivak, Tardif

*Ex officio members

(Quorum 4)

Change in membership of the committee:

Pursuant to rule 85(4), membership of the committee was amended as follows:

The name of the Honourable Senator Bryden substituted for that of the Honourable Senator Adams (Wednesday, November 23, 2005).

The name of the Honourable Senator Adams substituted for that of the Honourable Senator Bryden (Thursday, November 24, 2005).