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

Issue 33 - Minutes of Proceedings - May 2, 2013


OTTAWA, Thursday, May 2, 2013
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[English]

The Standing Senate Committee on Banking, Trade and Commerce met this day at 10:30 a.m., in room 9, Victoria Building, the chair, the Honourable Irving Gerstein, presiding.

Members of the committee present: The Honourable Senators Black, Gerstein, Greene, Harb, Hervieux-Payette, P.C., Maltais, Massicotte, Moore, Nancy Ruth, Oliver, Ringuette and Smith (Saurel) (12).

In attendance: Brett Stuckey 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 Wednesday, April 17, 2013, the committee continued its examination of Bill S-17, An Act to implement conventions, protocols, agreements and a supplementary convention, concluded between Canada and Namibia, Serbia, Poland, Hong Kong, Luxembourg and Switzerland, for the avoidance of double taxation and the prevention of fiscal evasion with respect to taxes. (For the complete text of the order of reference, see proceedings of the committee, Issue No. 32.)

It was agreed that the committee proceed to clause-by-clause consideration of Bill S-17, An Act to implement conventions, protocols, agreements and a supplementary convention, concluded between Canada and Namibia, Serbia, Poland, Hong Kong, Luxembourg and Switzerland, for the avoidance of double taxation and the prevention of fiscal evasion with respect to taxes.

It was agreed that the title stand postponed.

It was agreed that clause 1, which contains the short title, stand postponed.

It was agreed that clause 2 carry.

It was agreed that clause 3 carry.

It was agreed that clause 4 carry.

It was agreed that clause 5 carry.

It was agreed that clause 6 carry.

It was agreed that clause 7 carry.

It was agreed that clause 8 carry.

It was agreed that clause 9 carry.

It was agreed that clause 10 carry.

With leave, it was agreed that clauses 11 to 13 carry.

With leave, it was agreed that clauses 14 and 15 carry.

It was agreed that schedule 1 carry.

It was agreed that schedule 2 carry.

With leave, it was agreed that schedules 3 to 6 carry.

It was agreed that clause 1, which contains short title, carry.

It was agreed that the title carry.

It was agreed that the bill carry.

It was agreed that the committee report the bill without amendment.

At 10:34 a.m., the committee suspended.

At 10:35 a.m., pursuant to rule 12-16(1)(d), the committee resumed in camera to consider a draft agenda.

It was agreed that the steering committee undertake getting additional information on behalf of the committee following the April 25, 2013 committee meeting.

At 10:50 a.m., the committee adjourned to the call of the chair.

ATTEST:

Keli Hogan

Clerk of the Committee