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Proceedings of the Standing Senate Committee on
National Finance

First Session, Forty-first Parliament, 2011-12

Chair: The Honourable JOSEPH A. DAY


Tuesday, May 15, 2012
Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Issue No. 19

Third, fourth, fifth and sixth meetings on:

The subject-matter of all of Bill C-38, An Act to implement certain provisions of the budget tabled in Parliament on March 29, 2012 and other measures, introduced in the House of Commons on April 26, 2012


APPEARING

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


WITNESSES

Tuesday, May 15, 2012 (morning meeting)

Department of Finance Canada:

Glenn Campbell, Director, International Policy and Institutions Division.

Human Resources and Skills Development Canada:

Sue Foster, Director General, Policy, Quality and Appeals Directorate;

Gillian Campbell, Senior Director, Special Project Lead, Policy, Quality and Appeals Directorate;

Raymond Nichols, Acting Director, Canada Pension Plan & Old Age Security Operational Policy;

Peter Edwards, Acting Corporate Secretary;

Jackie Holden, Director, Access to Information and Privacy;

Peter Boyd, Director General and Departmental Security Officer, Integrity Services Branch.

Parks Canada:

Margaret Strysio, Director, Strategic Planning and Reporting;

Jonah Mitchell, Acting Director, Law Enforcement Branch.

Tuesday, May 15, 2012 (afternoon meeting)

Royal Canadian Mounted Police:

Chief Superintendent Gilles Moreau, Director General, HR Transformation.

Privy Council Office:

Eileen Boyd, Assistant Secretary to the Cabinet, Senior Personnel.

Wednesday, May 16, 2012 (afternoon meeting)

Department of Finance Canada:

Ian Wright, Chief, Financial Markets Division;

Daniel MacDonald, Chief, CHT/CST and Northern Policy, Federal-Provincial Relations Division;

Jonathan Roy, Senior Policy Analyst, Social Policy, Health/Justice/Culture.

Fisheries and Oceans Canada:

Sean Landry, Director, Fish Population Science;

Nigel Harrison, Manager, Legislative and Parliamentary Affairs.

Public Safety Canada:

John Davies, Director General, National Security Policy, PS;

Darryl Hirsch, Senior Policy Analyst, Intelligence Policy and Coordination, PS.

Royal Canadian Mounted Police:

Chief Superintendent Gilles Moreau, Director General, HR Transformation.

Wednesday, May 16, 2012 (evening meeting)

Foreign Affairs and International Trade Canada:

Annette Nicholson, Corporate Secretary and General Counsel, International Development Research Centre.

Department of Finance Canada:

Bruno Rodrigue, Chief, Income Security.

Health Canada:

Joanne Garrah, Associate Director, Office of Legislative and Regulatory Modernization;

Samuel Godefroy, Director General, Food Directorate, Health Products and Food Branch;

Lisa Lange, Acting Director, Bureau of Policy, Science and International Programs.

Human Resources and Skills Development Canada:

Alwyn Child, Director General, Program Development and Guidance Directorate;

Anthony Giles, Director General, Strategic Policy, Analysis and Workplace Information Directorate;

Dominique La Salle, Director General, Seniors and Pensions Policy Secretariat;

Annette Vermaeten, Director, Task Force — Special Projects;

Nathalie Martel, Director, Old Age Security Policy.


MEMBERS OF THE COMMITTEE

The Honourable Joseph A. Day, Chair

The Honourable Larry W. Smith, Deputy Chair

and

The Honourable Senators:

Buth, Callbeck, *Cowan (or Tardif), Eaton, Finley, Gerstein, Hervieux-Payette, P.C., *LeBreton, P.C. (or Carignan), Nancy Ruth, 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 Gerstein replaced the Honourable Senator Nolin (May 16, 2012).

The Honourable Senator Finley replaced the Honourable Senator Frum (May 16, 2012).

The Honourable Senator Frum replaced the Honourable Senator Housakos (May 16, 2012).

The Honourable Senator Housakos replaced the Honourable Senator Plett (May 15, 2012).

The Honourable Senator Plett replaced the Honourable Senator Finley (May 14, 2012).

The Honourable Senator Nolin replaced the Honourable Senator Gerstein (May 14, 2012).

The Honourable Senator Gerstein replaced the Honourable Senator Nolin (May 11, 2012).

The Honourable Senator Finley replaced the Honourable Senator Rivard (May 11, 2012).

The Honourable Senator Hervieux-Payette, P.C., replaced the Honourable Senator Mercer (May 10, 2012).