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

Issue 35 - Minutes of Proceedings - May 29, 2013


OTTAWA, Wednesday, May 29, 2013
(84)

[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 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.)

WITNESSES:

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.

ATTEST:

Keli Hogan

Clerk of the Committee