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

First Session, Forty-second Parliament, 2015-16

Chair: The Honourable DAVID TKACHUK

Wednesday, March 9, 2016
Thursday, March 10, 2016
Thursday, March 24, 2016

Issue No. 3

Second, third and fourth meetings:

Study on the issues pertaining to internal barriers to trade


Fifth, sixth and seventh meetings:

Study on the present state of the domestic and international financial system


(The Fluctuating Canadian Dollar: What It Means for Canadians)


Wednesday, March 9, 2016

Statistics Canada:

James Tebrake, Director General, Macroeconomic Accounts Branch;

Ziad Ghanem, Director, Industry Accounts Division.

Public Services and Procurement Canada:

Brenda Constantine, Acting Director General, Policy, Risk, Integrity and Strategic Management Sector;

Desmond Gray, Director General, Office of Small and Medium Enterprises and Strategic Engagement.

Thursday, March 10, 2016

As an individual:

Dan Albas, Member of Parliament for Central Okanagan—Similkameen— Nicola;

Jack Mintz, President's Fellow, The School of Public Policy, University of Calgary (by video conference).

Thursday, March 24, 2016

AdvantageBC International Business Centre Vancouver:

Colin Hansen, President and CEO.

Business Council of Canada:

Brian Kingston, Vice President, Fiscal and International Issues.

Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives:

Scott Sinclair, Director, Trade and Investment Research Project.

Macdonald-Laurier Institute:

Brian Lee Crowley, Managing Director;

Sean Speer, Senior Fellow.


The Honourable David Tkachuk, Chair

The Honourable Céline Hervieux-Payette, P.C., Deputy Chair


The Honourable Senators:

        Bellemare, Black, Campbell, *Carignan, P.C. (or Martin), Enverga, Greene, Massicotte, Ringuette, Smith (Saurel), Tannas

*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 Maltais was removed from the membership of the committee, substitution pending (March 16, 2016).

The Honourable Senator Maltais replaced the Honourable Senator Beyak (March 4, 2016).