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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


Friday, December 2, 2016
Wednesday, December 7, 2016
Thursday, December 8, 2016

Issue No. 11

Consideration of a draft agenda (future business)

Eighth, ninth and tenth meetings:
Study and report on the development of a national corridor in Canada as a means of enhancing and facilitating commerce and internal trade

First meeting:
Bill S-4, An Act to implement a Convention and an Arrangement for the avoidance of double taxation and the prevention of fiscal evasion with respect to taxes on income and to amend an Act in respect of a similar Agreement

INCLUDING:

THE EIGHTH REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE
(Bill S-4, An Act to implement a Convention and an Arrangement for the avoidance of double taxation and the prevention of fiscal evasion with respect to taxes on income and to amend an Act in respect of a similar Agreement, without amendment)

THE NINTH REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE
(The subject matter of those elements contained in Divisions 3, 4, 5, 6 and 7 of Part 4 of Bill C-29, A second Act to implement certain provisions of the budget tabled in Parliament on March 22, 2016 and other measures)


APPEARING

Friday, December 2, 2016

The Honourable François-Philippe Champagne, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Finance.

WITNESSES

Friday, December 2, 2016

Department of Finance Canada:

Brian Ernewein, General Director, Tax Policy Branch;

Stephanie Smith, Senior Chief, Tax Legislation Division, Tax Policy Branch.

Wednesday, December 7, 2016

As an individual:

The Honourable Gerry St. Germain, P.C., former senator;

First Nations Financial Management Board:

Harold Calla, Executive Chair;

As an individual:

The Honourable Bob Rae, P.C., O.C., Q.C.

Thursday, December 8, 2016

Canadian International Freight Forwarders Association:

Ruth Snowden, Executive Director (by video conference).

Railway Association of Canada:

Michael Bourque, President and Chief Executive Officer.


MEMBERS OF THE COMMITTEE

The Honourable David Tkachuk, Chair

The Honourable Joseph A. Day, Deputy Chair

and

The Honourable Senators:

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

*Ex officio members

(Quorum 4)

Changes in membership of the committee:

Pursuant to rule 12-5 and the order of the Senate of December 7, 2016, membership of the committee was amended as follows:

The Honourable Senator Patterson replaced the Honourable Senator Mockler (December 8, 2016).

The Honourable Senator Mockler replaced the Honourable Senator Enverga (December 6, 2016).

The Honourable Senator Tannas replaced the Honourable Senator Oh (December 2, 2016).

The Honourable Senator Smith replaced the Honourable Senator McIntyre (December 2, 2016).

The Honourable Senator McIntyre replaced the Honourable Senator Smith (December 2, 2016).

The Honourable Senator Oh replaced the Honourable Senator Tannas (December 1, 2016).