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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 14, 2018
Thursday, February 15, 2018

Issue No. 34

First and second meetings:
Study on new and emerging issues for Canadian importers and exporters in North American and global markets


Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Export Development Canada:

Peter Hall, Chief Economist.

C.D. Howe Institute:

Jeremy Kronick, Senior Policy Analyst (by video conference).

As individuals:

Walid Hejazi, Associate Professor, International Business, Rotman School of Management, University of Toronto (by video conference).

Meredith Lilly, Associate Professor and Simon Reisman Chair in International Affairs, Norman Paterson School of International Affairs, Carleton University.

Thursday, February 15, 2018

Canadian Chamber of Commerce:

The Honourable Perrin Beatty, P.C., President and Chief Executive Officer.

Business Council of Canada:

Brian Kingston, Vice President, Policy, International and Fiscal.

Canadian Association of Importers and Exporters:

Joy Nott, President and CEO.

Canadian Manufacturers and Exporters:

Mike Holden, Chief Economist.


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, Neufeld, 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 Neufeld replaced the Honourable Senator Tkachuk (February 15, 2018).

The Honourable Senator Wallin replaced the Honourable Senator Galvez (February 8, 2018).

The Honourable Senator Unger replaced the Honourable Senator Maltais (February 8, 2018).