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

First Session, Forty-second Parliament, 2015-16-17-18

Chair: The Honourable DOUGLAS BLACK

Wednesday, January 31, 2018
Thursday, February 1, 2018

Issue No. 32

First and second meetings:
Bill S-237, An Act to amend the Criminal Code (criminal interest rate)


Wednesday, January 31, 2018

The Honourable Senator Pierrette Ringuette, sponsor of the bill.

Thursday, February 1, 2018


Courtney Mo, Public Policy Manager (by video conference).

Credit Counselling of Canada:

Patricia White, Executive Director.

Hamilton Roundtable for Poverty Reduction:

Tom Cooper, Director (by video conference).

As individuals:

Jerry Buckland, Professor, International Development Studies, Menno Simons College, Canadian Mennonite University, The University of Winnipeg.

Chris Robinson, Professor, Finance, School of Administrative Studies, York University.


The Honourable Douglas Black, Chair

The Honourable Carolyn Stewart Olsen, Deputy Chair


The Honourable Senators:

Dagenais, *Day (or Mercer), *Harder, P.C. (or Bellemare) (or Mitchell), Marwah, Mockler, Ringuette, *Smith (or Martin), Tannas, Unger, Wallin, Wetston, *Woo (or Saint-Germain)

*Ex officio members

(Quorum 4)

Changes in membership of the committee:

Pursuant to rule 12-5 and to the order of the Senate of November 7, 2017, membership of the committee was amended as follows:

The Honourable Senator Mockler replaced the Honourable Senator Maltais (February 1, 2018).

The Honourable Senator Maltais replaced the Honourable Senator Tkachuk (January 30, 2018).

The Honourable Senator Dawson was removed from the membership of the committee, substitution pending (December 14, 2017).