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

Issue 34 - Minutes of Proceedings - May 22, 2013


OTTAWA, Wednesday, May 22, 2013
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[English]

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 Gerstein, presiding.

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).

WITNESSES:

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 answered questions.

At 6:18 p.m., the committee adjourned to the call of the chair.

ATTEST:

Keli Hogan

Clerk of the Committee