Proceedings of the Standing Senate Committee on
Banking, Trade and Commerce
Issue 34 - Minutes of Proceedings - May 22, 2013
OTTAWA, Wednesday, May 22, 2013
The Standing Senate Committee on Banking, Trade and Commerce met this day,
at 4:15 p.m., in room 9, Victoria Building, the chair, the Honourable Irving
Members of the committee present: The Honourable Senators
Bellemare, Campbell, Gerstein, Greene, Maltais, Massicotte, Moore, Nancy
Ruth, Oliver, Ringuette and Smith (Saurel) (11).
Other senator present: The Honourable Senator Segal (1).
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 Tuesday, May
7, 2013, the committee began its examination of Bill C-377, An Act to amend
the Income Tax Act (requirements for labour organizations).
House of Commons:
Russ Hiebert, M.P., sponsor of the bill.
Canadian Bar Association:
Michael Mazzuca, Chair, National Pensions and Benefits Law Section.
Barreau du Québec:
Gilles Trudeau, Representative.
Federation of Law Societies of Canada:
John J.L. Hunter, Q.C., Past President.
Mr. Hiebert made a statement and answered questions.
At 5:27 p.m., the committee suspended.
At 5:29 p.m., the committee resumed.
Mr. Mazzuca, Mr. Trudeau and Mr. Hunter each made a statement and
At 6:18 p.m., the committee adjourned to the call of the chair.