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Proceedings of the Standing Senate Committee on
National Finance

Third Session, Fortieth Parliament, 2010

Chair: The Honourable JOSEPH A. DAY

Tuesday, March 8, 2011
Wednesday, March 9, 2011
Thursday, March 10, 2011 (in camera)

Issue No. 29

Second and third meetings on:

The study of the 2011-2012 Estimates


Fourth (final) meeting on:

The study of the Supplementary Estimates (C), 2010-2011

(Supplementary Estimates (C), 2010-2011)


Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Department of Finance Canada:

Sherry Harrison, Chief Financial Officer and Executive Director, Corporate Services Branch;

Chris Forbes, Assistant Deputy Minister, Federal-Provincial Relations and Social Policy Branch;

Diane Lafleur, General Director, Financial Sector Policy Branch;

Douglas Nevison, Director, Fiscal Policy Division, Economic and Final Policy Branch;

Pierre Mercille, Senior Legislative Chief, GST Legislation, Sales Tax Division, Tax Policy Branch.

PPP Canada Inc.:

Greg Smith, Chief Financial Officer.

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada:

Greg Meredith, Assistant Deputy Minister, Strategic Policy Branch;

Rita Moritz, Assistant Deputy Minister, Farm Financial Programs Branch;

Bev Levere, Director General, Finance and Resource Management Services, Corporate Management Branch.

Canadian Heritage:

Daniel Jean, Deputy Minister;

Pablo Sobrino, Assistant Deputy Minister, Strategic Policy, Planning and Corporate Affairs;

René Bouchard, Executive Director, Portfolio Affairs.


The Honourable Joseph A. Day, Chair

The Honourable Irving Gerstein, Deputy Chair


The Honourable Senators:

Callbeck, *Cowan (or Tardif), Dickson, Eaton, Eggleton, P.C., *LeBreton, P.C. (or Comeau), Marshall, Murray, P.C., Neufeld, Peterson, Ringuette, Runciman

* 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 Honourable Senator Eaton replaced the Honourable Senator Finley (March 9, 2011).

The Honourable Senator Finley replaced the Honourable Senator Mockler (March 3, 2011).