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

Issue 35 - Minutes of Proceedings - May 30, 2013


OTTAWA, Thursday, May 30, 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, Campbell, Gerstein, Greene, Hervieux-Payette, P.C., Maltais, Massicotte, Moore, Nancy Ruth, Oliver, Ringuette, Segal and Tkachuk (13).

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 :

Syndicat de professionnelles et professionnels du gouvernement du Québec:

Richard Perron, President.

Union of Taxation Employees (PSAC):

Adam Jackson, Regional Vice President.

Canadian Association of Professional Employees (CAPE):

Claude Poirier, President.

As an individual:

Moin A. Yahya, Assistant Professor, Faculty of Law, University of Alberta.

Confédération des syndicats nationaux:

Pierre Patry, Treasurer.

Fengate Capital Management:

Lou Serafini, Jr., President and Chief Executive Officer (by video conference).

Canadian Auto Workers:

Jim Stanford, Economist (by video conference).

Canadian LabourWatch Association:

John Mortimer, President.

Fédération interprofessionnelle de la santé du Québec:

Michel Mailhot, 6th Vice President;

Michel Canuel, Lawyer, Union Advisor, Legal Team, FIQ Montréal.

Canadian Nurses Association:

Anne Sutherland Boal, Chief Operating Officer.

As an individual:

Francis Donovan (by video conference).

Doctors Nova Scotia:

Nancy MacCready-Williams, Chief Executive Officer.

Doctors Manitoba:

Matthew Maruca, General Counsel.

Canadian Federation of Nurses Unions:

Arlene Wortsman, Executive Director.

Mr. Perron, Mr. Poirier, Mr. Jackson and Mr. Yahya each made a statement and answered questions.

At 11:33 a.m., the committee suspended.

At 11:37 a.m., the committee resumed.

Mr. Patry, Mr. Mortimer, Mr. Stanford and Mr. Serafini, Jr., each made a statement and answered questions.

At 12:32 p.m., the committee suspended.

At 12:36 p.m., the committee resumed.

Mr. Mailhot, Ms. MacCready-Williams, Ms. Sutherland Boal, Ms. Wortsman, Mr. Maruca and Mr. Donovan each made a statement and, together with Mr. Canuel, answered questions.

At 1:29 p.m., the committee adjourned to the call of the chair.

ATTEST:

Keli Hogan

Clerk of the Committee