Proceedings of the Standing Senate Committee on
Banking, Trade and Commerce
Issue 21 - Minutes of Proceedings - June 13, 2012
OTTAWA, Wednesday, June 13, 2012
The Standing Senate Committee on Banking, Trade and Commerce met this day
at 4:20 p.m., in room 9, Victoria Building, the chair, the Honourable Irving
Members of the committee present: The Honourable Senators De Bané,
P.C., Gerstein, Greene, Harb, Maltais, Massicotte, Mockler, Moore,
Ringuette, Smith (Saurel), Stewart Olsen and Tkachuk (12).
Other senators present: The Honourable Senators Ataullahjan and
In attendance: John Bulmer and Adriane Yong, Analysts,
Parliamentary Information and Research Service, Library of Parliament.
Also in attendance: The official reporters of the Senate.
Pursuant to the order of reference adopted by the Senate on Monday, June
11, 2012, the committee began its examination of Bill C-311, An Act to amend
the Importation of Intoxicating Liquors Act (interprovincial importation of
wine for personal use).
Dan Albas, Member of Parliament for Okanagan—Coquilla, Sponsor of the
Canadian Vintners Association:
Dan Paszkowski, President.
Alliance of Canadian Wine Consumers:
Shirley-Ann George, Founder.
Canadian Association of Liquor Jurisdictions:
Patrick Ford, Senior Director, Policy and Government Relations, LCBO;
Stéphane Garon, Director, Legal Services, Société des alcools du
The chair made an opening statement.
Mr. Albas made a statement and answered questions.
At 4:45 p.m., the committee suspended.
At 4:47 p.m., the committee resumed.
The chair made a statement.
Mr. Paszkowski and Ms. George each made a statement and together answered
At 5:21 p.m., the committee suspended.
At 5:23 p.m., the committee resumed.
Messrs. Ford and Garon each made a statement and, together, answered
At 5:25 p.m., the Honourable Senator Tkachuk replaced the Honourable
Senator Mockler as a member of the committee.
At 6:10 p.m., the committee suspended.
At 6:11 p.m., the committee resumed.
It was agreed that the committee proceed to clause-by-clause
consideration of Bill C-311, An Act to amend the Importation of Intoxicating
Liquors Act (interprovincial importation of wine for personal use).
It was agreed that the title stand postponed.
It was agreed that clause 1 carry.
It was agreed that the title carry.
It was agreed that the bill carry.
It was agreed that the chair report the bill without amendment to the
At 6:12 p.m., the committee adjourned to the call of the chair.