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

Issue 35 - Minutes of Proceedings - May 29, 2013

OTTAWA, Wednesday, May 29, 2013


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 Black, Campbell, Gerstein, Greene, Hervieux-Payette, P.C., Maltais, Moore, Nancy Ruth, Oliver, Ringuette and Tkachuk (11).

Other senator present: The Honourable Senator Bellemare (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 continued its examination of Bill C-377, An Act to amend the Income Tax Act (requirements for labour organizations). (For the complete text of the order of reference, see proceedings of the committee, Issue No. 34.)


Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada:

Jennifer Stoddart, Privacy Commissioner of Canada;

Patricia Kosseim, Senior General Counsel and Director General, Legal Services, Policy and Research Branch.

Certified General Accountants Association of Canada (CGA-Canada):

Carole Presseault, Vice President, Government and Regulatory Affairs.

Merit Canada:

Terrance Oakey, President.

Building and Construction Trades Department (A.F.L.- C.I.O.), Canadian Office:

Robert Blakely, Director of Canadian Affairs.

Writers Guild of Canada:

Maureen Parker, Executive Director (by video conference).

Professional Institute of the Public Service of Canada:

Denis Bourguignon, Chief Financial Officer.

Ms. Stoddart made a statement and, together with Ms. Kosseim, answered questions.

At 5:08 p.m., the committee suspended.

At 5:14 p.m., the committee resumed.

Ms. Presseault, Mr. Oakey, Mr. Blakely and Ms. Parker each made a statement and answered questions.

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


Keli Hogan

Clerk of the Committee