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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, February 7, 2018
Thursday, February 8, 2018

Issue No. 33

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

INCLUDING:
THE TWENTIETH REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE
(Bill S-237, An Act to amend the Criminal Code (criminal interest rate))


WITNESSES

Wednesday, February 7, 2018

Canadian Bankers Association:

Charles Docherty, Senior Legal Counsel.

Canadian Credit Union Association:

Marc-André Pigeon, Vice President, Financial Sector Policy;

Kate Martin, Senior Policy Advisor, Community Impact.

Canadian Lenders Association:

Gary Schwartz, President (by video conference).

Progressa:

Ali Pourdad, Chief Executive Officer.

The Honourable Senator Pierrette Ringuette, sponsor of the bill.


MEMBERS OF THE COMMITTEE

The Honourable Douglas Black, Chair

The Honourable Carolyn Stewart Olsen, Deputy Chair

and

The Honourable Senators:

Dagenais, *Day (or Mercer), Galvez, *Harder, P.C. (or Bellemare), (or Mitchell), Maltais, Marwah, Ringuette, *Smith (or Martin), Tannas, Tkachuk, 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 Galvez replaced the Honourable Senator Wallin (February 8, 2018).

The Honourable Senator Maltais replaced the Honourable Senator Unger (February 7, 2018).

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