Proceedings of the Standing Senate Committee on
Banking, Trade and Commerce
Issue 29 - Minutes of Proceedings - May 14, 2015
OTTAWA, Thursday, May 14, 2015
The Standing Senate Committee on Banking, Trade and Commerce met in
camera this day at 10:30 a.m., in room 505, Victoria Building, the chair,
the Honourable Irving Gerstein, presiding.
Members of the committee present: The Honourable Senators
Bellemare, Black, Gerstein, Greene, Hervieux-Payette, P.C., Maltais,
Massicotte, Ringuette, Tannas and Tkachuk (10).
In attendance: Adriane Yong and Michaël Lambert-Racine, Analysts;
June Dewetering, Chief, Parliamentary Information and Research Services,
Library of Parliament.
Pursuant to the order of reference adopted by the Senate on Tuesday,
March 25, 2014, the committee continued its study on the use of digital
currency. (For complete text of the order of reference, see proceedings
of the committee, Issue No. 6.)
It was agreed that senators' staff be allowed to stay in the room and
that BlackBerrys and cellular phones not be used.
Pursuant to rule 12-16(1)(d), the committee continued its consideration
of a draft report.
It was agreed that draft documents pertaining to the report be circulated
to members electronically and encrypted as they become available.
At 12 p.m., the committee considered a draft agenda (future business).
It was agreed that the committee would meet outside its normal meeting
times for the purpose of dealing with the subject matter of Bill C-59.
At 12:05 p.m., the committee adjourned to the call of the chair.