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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

Thursday, September 29, 2016 (in camera)
Wednesday, October 5, 2016
Thursday, October 6, 2016
Wednesday, October 19, 2016
Thursday, October 20, 2016

Issue No. 8

Consideration of a draft agenda (future business)


First, second and third meetings:

Study and report on the development of a national corridor in Canada as a means of enhancing and facilitating commerce and internal trade


Tenth meeting:

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


Wednesday, October 5, 2016

The School of Public Policy, University of Calgary:

Andrei Sulzenko, Executive Fellow;

Garret Kent Fellows, Research Associate — Energy and Environmental Policy.

Thursday, October 6, 2016

Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada:

Adam Scott, Director, Business and Regulatory Analysis, Telecommunications Policy Branch, Strategic Policy Sector;

Andre Arbour, Manager, Business and Regulatory Analysis, Telecommunications Policy Branch, Strategic Policy Sector.

Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Bank of Canada:

Stephen S. Poloz, Governor;

Carolyn Wilkins, Senior Deputy Governor.

Thursday, October 20, 2016

Transport Canada:

Sandra LaFortune, Director General, International Relations and Trade Policy, International and Intergovernmental Relations;

Craig Hutton, Director General, Strategic Policy, Strategic Policy & Innovation.

SvN Architects + Planners:

John Van Nostrand, Founding Principal.

As an individual:

Rick Laliberte.


The Honourable David Tkachuk, Chair

The Honourable Joseph A. Day, Deputy Chair


The Honourable Senators:

Black, Campbell, *Carignan, P.C. (or Martin), Enverga, *Harder, P.C. (or Bellemare), Marshall, Massicotte, Ringuette, Smith, 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 Marshall replaced the Honourable Senator Lang (October 20, 2016).

The Honourable Senator Lang replaced the Honourable Senator Greene (October 17, 2016).

The Honourable Senator Cowan was removed from the membership of the committee, substitution pending (June 16, 2016).