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Proceedings of the Standing Senate Committee on
National Finance

Issue 14 - Minutes of Proceedings

OTTAWA, Wednesday, March 9, 2005


The Standing Senate Committee on National Finance met at 7:03 p.m., this day, in room 9, Victoria Building, the Chair, the Honourable Donald H. Oliver, presiding.

Members of the committee present: The Honourable Senators Biron, Day, Downe, Ferretti Barth, Harb, Murray, P.C., Oliver, Ringuette and Stratton (9).

In attendance: Guy Beaumier and Odette Madore, Research Officers, Library of Parliament.

Also in attendance: The official reporters of the Senate.

Pursuant to the Order of Reference adopted by the Senate on Monday, March 7, 2005, the committee began its consideration of the examination of the Main Estimates laid before Parliament for the fiscal year ending March 31, 2006.


The Honourable Reg Alcock, P.C., M.P., President of the Treasury Board of Canada.


Treasury Board of Canada:

Mike Joyce, Assistant Secretary, Expenditure and Management Strategies Sector;

Laura Danagher, Executive Director, Expenditure Operations & Estimates Directorate.

The Chair made a statement.

Mr. Joyce made a statement and answered questions in response to questions raised by Committee members during its consideration of the Supplementary Estimates (B) 2004-2005 at the meeting of Tuesday, March 8, 2005.

Minister Alcock made a statement and, together with the other witnesses, answered questions.

At 9:30 p.m. the committee adjourned to the call of the Chair.


Catherine Piccinin

Clerk of the Committee