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Proceedings of the Standing Senate Committee on
National Finance

First Session, Thirty-eighth Parliament, 2004-05

Chair: The Honourable DONALD H. OLIVER

Wednesday, February 23, 2005

Issue No. 11

First meeting on:

Bill C-24, An Act to amend the Federal-Provincial Fiscal Arrangements Act
and to make consequential amendments to other Acts (fiscal equalization
payments to the provinces and funding to the territories)


The Honourable John McKay, P.C., M.P., Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Finance


Department of Finance Canada:

François Delorme, Director, Federal-Provincial Relations Division;

Sean Keenan, Chief, Equalization and Policy Development, Federal-Provincial Relations Division;

Clare Scullion, Senior General Counsel, Law Branch.


The Honourable Donald H. Oliver, Chair

The Honourable Joseph A. Day, Deputy Chair


The Honourable Senators:

*Austin, P.C., (or Rompkey, P.C.), Biron, Comeau, Cools, Day, Downe, Ferretti Barth, Harb, *Kinsella, (or Stratton), Murray, P.C., Ringuette, Stollery, Stratton

*Ex officio members

(Quorum 4)