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Proceedings of the Standing Senate Committee on
National Finance

First Session, Thirty-ninth Parliament, 2006

Chair: The Honourable JOSEPH A. DAY


Tuesday, June 6, 2006 (in camera)
Monday, June 19, 2006
Tuesday, June 20, 2006

Issue No. 2

Sixth meeting on:
The 2006-2007 Estimates
and
First and second (final) meetings on:

Bill C-13, An Act to implement certain provisions of the budget tabled in Parliament on May 2, 2006

INCLUDING:
THE THIRD REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE
(Bill C-13, An Act to implement certain provisions of the budget tabled in Parliament on May 2, 2006)


APPEARING:

The Honourable James Michael Flaherty, P.C., M.P., Minister of Finance


WITNESSES:

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

Department of Finance Canada:

Paul-Henri Lapointe, Assistant Deputy Minister, Economic and Fiscal Policy Branch;

Serge Nadeau, General Director, Tax Policy Branch;

Réal Bouchard, General Director, Federal-Provincial Relations and Social Policy Branch;

Serge Dupont, Acting Assistant Deputy Minister, Financial Sector Policy Branch.

Genworth Financial Canada:

Peter Vukanovich, President and Chief Executive Officer.

AIG United Guaranty Canada:

Andy Charles, President and Chief Executive Officer.

Tuesday, June 20, 2006

Wee Watch:

Leslie Wilson, Vice-President.

Caledon Institute of Social Policy:

Ken Battle, President.

Canadian Child Care Federation:

Lana Crossman, Communications Manager.

REAL Women of Canada:

Gwendolyn Landolt, National Vice-President.

Global Insight Canada:

Dale Orr, Managing Director, Canadian Macroeconomic Services.

Canadian Taxpayers Federation:

John Williamson, Federal Director.

Fraser Institute:

Niels Veldhuis, Associate Director, Fiscal Studies.

Human Resources and Social Development Canada:

Sheryl Harris, Acting Assistant Director, Children's Policy.

Indian and Northern Affairs Canada:

Lorraine Clayton, Senior Economic and Policy Advisor, Federal Project Coordination Secretariat.


MEMBERS OF THE COMMITTEE

The Honourable Joseph A. Day, Chair

The Honourable Anne C. Cools, Deputy Chair

and

The Honourable senators:

Biron, Cowan, Eggleton, P.C., Fox, P.C., *Hays (or Fraser), *LeBreton, P.C. (or Comeau), Mitchell, Murray, P.C., Nancy Ruth, Ringuette, Rompkey, P.C., 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 Rompkey, P.C., substituted for that of the Honourable Senator Harb (June 1, 2006).

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

The name of the Honourable Senator Angus substituted for that of the Honourable Senator Stratton (June 19, 2006).

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

The name of the Honourable Senator Cowan substituted for that of the Honourable Senator Peterson (June 21, 2006).