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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 29, 2012
Wednesday, May 30, 2012
Thursday, May 31, 2012

Issue No. 20

Seventh, eighth, ninth and tenth 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


WITNESSES

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Privy Council Office:

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

Public Works and Government Services Canada:

Lyne Tassé, Director, Canada Gazette Directorate.

Transport Canada:

Daniel Lafontaine, Chief Engineer, Rail Safety Operations, Operations Management;

Michael O'Keefe, Chief, Business Planning and Financial Management, Program Analysis and Performance.

Canadian Food Inspection Agency:

Colleen Barnes, Executive Director, Domestic Policy Directorate;

Michael Scheffel, National Manager, Seed Section.

Canada Border Services Agency:

Andy Lalonde, Manager Preclearance.

Department of Finance Canada:

Diana Cacic, Counsel, General Legal Services Division;

Lynn Hemmings, Senior Chief, Financial Sector Division.

Wednesday, May 30, 2012 (afternoon meeting)

Department of Finance Canada:

Dean Beyea, Director, International Trade Policy, International Trade and Finance;

Justin Brown, Senior Analyst, International Trade Policy, International Trade and Finance.

Foreign Affairs and International Trade Canada:

James Junke, Director, Human Rights Policy.

Canadian Food Inspection Agency:

Colleen Barnes, Executive Director, Domestic Policy Directorate;

Penny Greenwood, National Manager, Animal Health and Welfare Management.

Canada School of Public Service:

Michele Brenning, Vice-President, Strategic Directions, Program Development and Marketing;

Nancy Leigh, Manager, Governance Secretariat.

Wednesday, May 30, 2012 (evening meeting)

Public Safety Canada:

Suzanne Brisebois, Director General, Policy and Operations, PBC.

Transport Canada:

Louise Laflamme, Chief, Marine Policy and Regulatory Affairs;

Janet Kavanagh, Director, Port Policy.

Human Resources and Skills Development Canada:

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

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

Environment Canada:

Lawrence Hanson, Director General, Strategic Policy Directorate;

Maxime Lessard-Lachance, Policy Analyst, Policy Integration.

Thursday, May 31, 2012

Foreign Affairs and International Trade Canada:

David Angell, Director General, International Organizations, Human Rights and Democracy Bureau.

Human Resources and Skills Development Canada:

Mireille Laroche, Director General, Employment Insurance Policy Directorate.

Department of Finance Canada:

Mark Hodgson, Senior Policy Analyst, Labour Markets, Employment and Learning;

Dean Beyea, Director, International Trade Policy, International Trade and Finance;

Patrick Halley, Senior Chief, Trade and Tariff Policy, International Trade Policy Division;

Angela Gillis, Senior Policy Analyst, Social Policy, Health/Justice/Culture.

Canada Border Services Agency:

Alec Attfield, Director, Traveller Border Programs, Border Programs Directorate.

Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development Canada:

Andrew Beynon, Director General, Community Opportunities;

Brenda Kustra, Director General, Governance Branch.

Canadian Heritage:

Lyn Elliot Sherwood, Executive Director, Heritage Group;

Janick Aquilina, Manager, Indemnification Program.

Transport Canada:

Madona Radi, Acting Director, Strategic Planning and Business Direction.

Veterans Affairs Canada:

John Oliver, Director General, Departmental Secretariat and Policy Coordination.

Human Resources and Skills Development Canada:

Stephen Johnson, Director General, Evaluation Directorate.

Shared Services Canada:

Graham Barr, Director General, Strategic Planning and Transition Coordination.

Health Canada:

Hélène Quesnel, Director General, Legislative and Regulatory Policy Directorate.


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, Gerstein, Hervieux-Payette, P.C., *LeBreton, P.C. (or Carignan), Nancy Ruth, Peterson, Ringuette, Runciman, Stewart Olsen

* 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 Stewart Olsen replaced the Honourable Senator Finley (May 31, 2012).

The Honourable Senator Finley replaced the Honourable Senator Marshall (May 31, 2012).

The Honourable Senator Eaton replaced the Honourable Senator Maltais (May 31, 2012).

The Honourable Senator Maltais replaced the Honourable Senator Eaton (May 30, 2012).

The Honourable Senator Marshall replaced the Honourable Senator Plett (May 30, 2012).

The Honourable Senator Plett replaced the Honourable Senator Finley (May 30, 2012).