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

First Session, Thirty-ninth Parliament, 2006

Chair: The Honourable JERAHMIEL S. GRAFSTEIN


Thursday, June 15, 2006
Wednesday, June 21, 2006
Thursday, June 22, 2006

Issue No. 5

First meeting on:

Issues dealing with interprovincial barriers to trade

and

Third and fourth meetings on:

The review of the Proceeds of Crime (Money Laundering) and Terrorist Financing Act (S.C. 2000, c. 17) pursuant to section 72 of the said act

INCLUDING:
THE THIRD REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE
(Final report on the study of issues dealing with the demographic change that will occur in Canada within the next two decades entitled:
The Demographic Time Bomb: Mitigating the Effects of Demographic Change in Canada)

THE FOURTH REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE
(Application for budget authorization for the fiscal year ending March 31, 2007: Study on consumer issues arising in the financial services sector)

THE FIFTH REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE
(Application for budget authorization for the fiscal year ending March 31, 2007: Study on demographics)

THE SIXTH REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE
(Application for budget authorization for the fiscal year ending March 31, 2007: Review of the Proceeds of Crime (Money Laundering) and Terrorist Financing Act)

THE SEVENTH REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE
(Application for budget authorization for the fiscal year ending March 31, 2007: Study on interprovincial barriers to trade)

THE EIGHTH REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE
(Application for budget authorization for the fiscal year ending March 31, 2007: Study on the present state of the domestic and international financial system)


WITNESSES:

Thursday, June 15, 2006

The Fraser Institute:

Fred McMahon, Director.

Canadian Chamber of Commerce:

Robert McKinstry, Senior Policy Analyst.

Montreal Economic Institute:

Robert Knox, Senior Fellow.

Canadian/American Border Trade Alliance:

Jim Phillips, President and CEO.

Buffalo World Trade Center:

Pat Whalen, Trade Consultant.

Wednesday, June 21, 2006

Financial Transactions and Reports Analysis Centre of Canada:

Horst Intscher, Director;

Sandra Wing, Senior Deputy Director;

Peter Bulatovic, Assistant Director, Tactical Financial Intelligence;

Yvon Carrière, Senior Counsel;

James Butcher, Assistant Director, Regional Operations and Compliance, Operations Sector.

Office of the Privacy Commissionner:

Raymond D'Aoust, Assistant Privacy Commissioner;

Kris Klein, Legal Advisor;

Carman Baggaley, Senior Policy Analyst.

Office of the Information Commissioner of Canada:

J. Alan Leadbeater, Deputy Information Commissioner of Canada;

Daniel Brunet, Director, Legal Services.

Canadian Bankers Association:

Warren Law, Senior Vice-President, Corporate Operations and General Counsel;

Bill Dennison, Chief Anti-Money Laundering Compliance Officer, BMO Corporate Compliance;

Stephen Harvey, Senior Director, Global Head, Anti-Money Laundering Programs and Group Money Laundering Reporting Officer, CIBC.

The Ad Hoc Industry Group:

Debra Armstrong, Chief Counsel and Corporate Secretary, MBNA Canada Bank;

Ted Wilby, Assistant General Counsel, Capital One Bank (Canada Branch).

MasterCard Canada:

Jennifer Reed, Vice-President, Public Affairs;

Bart Rubin, Counsel, Managing Regulatory Strategy and Canada Region.

Thursday, June 22, 2006

Certified General Accountants Association of Canada:

Everett Colby, Chair, CGA-Canada Tax and Fiscal Policy Committee.

Canadian Life and Health Insurance Association:

Jean-Pierre Bernier, Vice-President and General Counsel.

Federation of Law Societies of Canada:

Kenneth G. Nielsen, Q.C., Chair, Committee on Anti-Money Laundering;

Jim Varro, Policy Counsel.


MEMBERS OF THE COMMITTEE

The Honourable Jerahmiel S. Grafstein, Chair

The Honourable W. David Angus, Deputy Chair

and

The Honourable Senators:

Biron, Eyton, Fitzpatrick, Goldstein, Harb, *Hays (or Fraser), Hervieux-Payette, P.C., *LeBreton, P.C. (or Comeau), Massicotte, Meighen, Moore, 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 Eyton substituted for that of the Honourable Senator Di Nino (June 9, 2006).

The name of the Honourable Senator Campbell substituted for that of the Honourable Senator Fitzpatrick (June 12, 2006).

The name of the Honourable Senator Fitzpatrick substituted for that of the Honourable Senator Campbell (June 13, 2006).

The name of the Honourable Senator Campbell substituted for that of the Honourable Senator Fitzpatrick (June 14, 2006).

The name of the Honourable Senator Fitzpatrick substituted for that of the Honourable Senator Campbell (June 16, 2006).

The name of the Honourable Senator Gustafson substituted for that of the Honourable Senator Meighen (June 20, 2006).

The name of the Honourable Senator Meighen substituted for that of the Honourable Senator Gustafson (June 22, 2006).


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