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

Issue 36 - Minutes of Proceedings - June 5, 2013

OTTAWA, Thursday, June 6, 2013


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, Maltais, Massicotte, Mercer, Moore, Nancy Ruth, Oliver, Ringuette and Tkachuk (12).

Other senators present: The Honourable Senators Bellemare and Segal (2).

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 complete text of the order of reference, see proceedings of the committee, Issue No. 34.)


Canadian Life and Health Insurance Association Inc.:

Ron Sanderson, Director, Policyholder Taxation and Pensions.

CAW Legal Services Plan:

Stephen Ginsberg, Executive Director.

Canadian Labour Congress:

Ken Georgetti, President.

The Investment Funds Institute of Canada:

Ralf Hensel, General Counsel and Director of Policy.

Government of Nova Scotia:

The Honourable Frank Corbett, MLA, Minister of Labour and Advanced Education.

Government of Manitoba:

Jeff Parr, Deputy Minister of Family Services and Labour (by video conference).

The chair made an opening statement.

Mr. Georgetti, Mr. Hensel, Mr. Ginsberg and Mr. Sanderson each made a statement and answered questions.

At 11:32 a.m., the committee suspended.

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

Minister Corbett and Mr. Parr each made a statement and answered questions.

At 12:32 p.m., the committee adjourned to the call of the chair.


Keli Hogan

Clerk of the Committee