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Proceedings of the Standing Senate Committee on
National Finance

Second Session, Forty-first Parliament, 2013

Chair: The Honourable JOSEPH A. DAY


Tuesday, November 5, 2013
Tuesday, November 19, 2013
Wednesday, November 20, 2013
Thursday, November 21, 2013

Issue No. 1

Organization Meeting

and

First, second, third, fourth and fifth meetings on:

The subject-matter of Bill C-4, A second Act to implement certain provisions of the budget tabled in Parliament on March 21, 2013 and other measures

INCLUDING:
THE FIRST REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE
(Rule 12-26(2) — Expenses incurred by the committee during the First Session of the Forty-first Parliament)


WITNESSES

Tuesday, November 19, 2013 (Morning meeting)

Department of Finance Canada:

Ted Cook, Senior Legislative Chief;

Geoff Trueman, General Director (Analysis), Tax Policy Branch;

Sean Keenan, Director, Sales Tax Division.

Tuesday, November 19, 2013 (Afternoon meeting)

Department of Finance Canada:

Ted Cook, Senior Legislative Chief;

Chantal Pelletier, Chief, Financial Institutions Taxation;

Sean Keenan, Director, Sales Tax Division;

Pierre Mercille, Senior Legislative Chief, GST Legislation.

Wednesday, November 20, 2013 (Afternoon meeting)

Department of Finance Canada:

Ted Cook, Senior Legislative Chief;

Geoff Trueman, General Director (Analysis), Tax Policy Branch;

Sean Keenan, Director, Sales Tax Division;

Pierre Mercille, Senior Legislative Chief, GST Legislation.

Employment and Social Development Canada:

Campion Carruthers, Director, Program Integrity, Temporary Foreign Workers.

Wednesday, November 20, 2013 (Evening meeting)

Employment and Social Development Canada:

Michael Duffy, Director, Legislative Policy Analysis, Employment Insurance Policy, Skills and Employment Branch;

Annette Ryan, Director General, Employment Insurance Policy, Skills and Employment Branch;

Brian Hickey, Director, Policy Initiatives and Issues Management;

Alexis Conrad, Director General, Temporary Foreign Workers;

Catherine Allison, Director, Strategic Portfolio Communications, Public Affairs and Stakeholder Relations Branch;

Atiq Rahman, Director, Operational Policy and Research, Learning Branch;

Brenda Baxter, Acting Director General, Workplace Directorate (Labour).

Department of Finance Canada:

François Masse, Chief, Labour, Market, Employment, and Learning;

Kevin Wright, Chief, Financial Markets Division;

Toni Gravelle, General Director, Financial Sector Policy Branch.

Canada Revenue Agency:

Ray Cuthbert, Director, CPP/EI Rulings Division, Legislative Policy Directorate.

Privy Council Office:

David Dendooven, Director of Strategic Policy, Machinery of Government.

Thursday, November 21, 2013

Department of Justice Canada:

Dora Benbaruk, Director and General Counsel, Treasury Board Secretariat Legal Services;

Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat:

Carl Trottier, Acting Assistant Deputy Minister, Compensation and Labour Relations Sector;

Dennis Duggan, Senior Policy Analyst, Compensation and Labour Relations Sector;

Drew Heavens, Senior Director, Compensation and Labour Relations Sector.


MEMBERS OF THE COMMITTEE

The Honourable Joseph A. Day, Chair

The Honourable Larry W. Smith, Deputy Chair

and

The Honourable Senators:

Bellemare, Buth, Callbeck, *Carignan, P.C. (or Martin), Chaput, *Cowan (or Fraser), Doyle, Eaton, Gerstein, Hervieux-Payette, P.C., Mockler, Seth, Smith (Saurel)

* Ex officio members

(Quorum 4)

Changes in membership of the committee:

Pursuant to rule 12-5, membership of the committee was amended as follows:

The Honourable Senator Eaton replaced the Honourable Senator Lang (November 21, 2013).

The Honourable Senator Lang replaced the Honourable Senator Eaton (November 20, 2013).

The Honourable Senator Eaton replaced the Honourable Senator Lang (November 20, 2013).

The Honourable Senator Smith (Saurel) replaced the Honourable Senator Demers (November 19, 2013).

The Honourable Senator Seth replaced the Honourable Senator Beyak (November 19, 2013).

The Honourable Senator Beyak replaced the Honourable Senator Seth (November 19, 2013).

The Honourable Senator Demers replaced the Honourable Senator Smith (Saurel) (November 19, 2013).