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

Issue 21 - Minutes of Proceedings - June 13, 2012


OTTAWA, Wednesday, June 13, 2012
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[English]

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 Gerstein, presiding.

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 Frum (2).

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).

WITNESSES:

Dan Albas, Member of Parliament for Okanagan—Coquilla, Sponsor of the Bill.

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 Québec (SAQ).

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 questions.

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 questions.

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 Senate.

At 6:12 p.m., the committee adjourned to the call of the chair.

ATTEST:

Adam Thompson

Clerk of the Committee