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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, April 20, 2005

Issue No. 19

Second and last meeting on:

Bill C-30, An Act to amend the Parliament of Canada Act and the Salaries Act and to make consequential amendments to other acts

and

First meeting on:

Bill C-33, A second Act to implement certain provisions of the budget tabled in Parliament on March 23, 2004

INCLUDING:
THE EIGHTH REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE
(Bill C-30)


APPEARING:

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

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


WITNESSES:

Department of Finance Canada:

Len Farber, General Director, Assistant Deputy Minister's Office, Tax Policy Branch;

Brian Ernewein, Director, Tax Legislation Division, Tax Policy Branch;

Geoff Truman, Senior Tax Policy Officer, Sales Tax Division, Tax Policy Branch;

Gérard Lalonde, Senior Chief, Tax Legislation, Tax Policy Branch;

Annie Carrier, Chief, First Nations Taxation Section, Tax Policy Branch.


MEMBERS OF THE COMMITTEE

The Honourable Donald H. Oliver, Chair

The Honourable Joseph A. Day, Deputy Chair

and

The Honourable Senators:

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

*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 Bryden is substituted for that of the Honourable Senator Harb (April 20, 2005).