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

First Session, Thirty-ninth Parliament, 2006-07

Chair: The Honourable JERAHMIEL S. GRAFSTEIN


Wednesday, June 6, 2007
Thursday, June 7, 2007

Issue No. 24

Ninth meeting on:

Issues dealing with interprovincial barriers to trade.

and
First (final) meeting on:

Bill C-40, An Act to amend the Excise Tax Act, the Excise Act, 2001 and the Air Travellers Security Charge Act and to make related amendments to other Acts.

INCLUDING:
THE SEVENTEENTH REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE
(Budget — Special Study on Interprovincial barriers to trade)

THE EIGHTEENTH REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE
(Budget — Special Study on the present state of the domestic and international financial system)

THE NINETEENTH REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE
(Bill C-40)


APPEARING:

Diane Ablonczy, M.P.,
Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Finance


WITNESSES:

Wednesday, June 6, 2007

Saskatchewan Federation of Labour:

Larry Hubich, President (by video conference).

National Union of Public and General Employees:

Larry Brown, Secretary-Treasurer.

Thursday, June 7, 2007

Department of Finance Canada:

Pierre Mercille, Chief, Sales Tax Division, GST Legislation;

Carlos Achadinha, Chief, Sales Tax Division, Alcohol, Tobacco and Excise Legislation;

Geoff Trueman, Chief, Sales Tax Division, Air Travelers Security Charge.


MEMBERS OF THE COMMITTEE

The Honourable Jerahmiel S. Grafstein, Chair

The Honourable W. David Angus, Deputy Chair

and

The Honourable Senators:

Biron, Campbell, Eyton, Goldstein, Harb, *Hervieux-Payette, P.C. (or Tardif), *LeBreton, P.C. (or Comeau), Massicotte, Meighen, Moore, Ringuette, 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 Segal substituted for that of the Honourable Senator Tkachuk (June 7, 2007).

The name of the Honourable Senator Tkachuk substituted for that of the Honourable Senator Segal (June 7, 2007).


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