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

Issue 15 - Minutes of Proceedings


OTTAWA, Wednesday, December 8, 2010
(34)

[English]

The Standing Senate Committee on Banking, Trade and Commerce met in camera this day at 4:15 p.m., in room 505, Victoria Building, the chair, the Honourable Michael A. Meighen, presiding.

Members of the committee present: The Honourable Senators Ataullahjan, Harb, Kochhar, Marshall, Massicotte, Meighen, Moore, Oliver, Plett, Ringuette and Zimmer (11).

In attendance: John Bulmer, Adriane Yong and June Dewetering, Analysts, Parliamentary Information and Research Service, Library of Parliament.

Pursuant to the order of reference adopted by the Senate on Tuesday, October 5, 2010, the committee continued its examination to undertake the 10-year statutory review of the Business Development Bank of Canada, as required by the Business Development Bank of Canada Act. (For complete text of the order of reference, see proceedings of the committee, Issue No. 10.)

Pursuant to rule 92(2)(f), the committee considered a draft report.

It was agreed that senators' staff be permitted to stay in the room with the condition that no BlackBerrys be used.

The Honourable Senator Harb moved:

That the committee adopt the final report, as amended; that the Subcommittee on Agenda and Procedure approve the final version; and, that the chair, table the final report in the Senate as soon as possible.

The question being put on the motion, it was adopted.

At 5:15 p.m., the committee adjourned to the call of the chair.

ATTEST:


OTTAWA, Thursday, December 9, 2010
(35)

[English]

The Standing Senate Committee on Banking, Trade and Commerce met this day at 10:30 a.m., in room 9, Victoria Building, the chair, the Honourable Michael A. Meighen, presiding.

Members of the committee present: The Honourable Senators Ataullahjan, Greene, Harb, Hervieux-Payette, P.C., Kochhar, Massicotte, Meighen, Mockler, Moore, Oliver, Plett and Ringuette (12).

In attendance: John Bulmer, Adriane Yong, Analysts, Parliamentary Information and Research and June Dewetering, Chief, Macroeconomics, Library of Parliament; Francine Presseault, Communications Officer, Communications Directorate.

Also in attendance: The official reporters of the Senate.

Pursuant to the order of reference adopted by the Senate on Tuesday, March 30, 2010, the committee continued its examination of Bill S-206, An Act to establish gender parity on the board of directors of certain corporations, financial institutions and parent Crown corporations. (For complete text of the order of reference, see proceedings of the committee, Issue No. 9.)

WITNESSES:

Aker Clean Carbon:

Liv Monica B. Stubholt, Chief Executive Officer and member of the Board of Directors (by video conference).

Catalyst Canada Inc.:

Deborah Gillis, Vice-President.

Equal Voice:

Nancy Peckford, Executive Director.

As individuals:

Poonam Puri, Associate Professor of Law, Osgoode Hall Law School and Co-Director of the Hennick Centre for Business and Law, York University.

Marie-Soleil Tremblay, Professor, École nationale d'administration publique (ENAP).

Richard Leblanc, Associate Professor, Law, Governance and Ethics, York University.

Ms. Gillis, Ms. Peckford and Ms. Stubholt each made a statement and answered questions.

At 11:35 a.m., the committee suspended.

At 11:38 a.m., the committee resumed.

Ms Puri, Ms Tremblay and Mr. Leblanc each made a statement and answered questions.

At 12:36 p.m., the committee adjourned to the call of the chair.

ATTEST:

Line Gravel

Clerk of the Committee


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