Proceedings of the Standing Senate Committee on
Issue 32 - Minutes of Proceedings - May 27, 2015
OTTAWA, Wednesday, May 27, 2015
The Standing Senate Committee on National Finance met this day at 1:48 p.m.,
in room 160-S, Centre Block, the chair, the Honourable Joseph A. Day, presiding.
Members of the committee present: The Honourable Senators Bellemare,
Chaput, Day, Gerstein, Hervieux-Payette, P.C., Mockler, Rivard, Smith (Saurel)
and Wallace (9).
In attendance: Sylvain Fleury and Raphaëlle Deraspe, Analysts,
Parliamentary Information and Research Services, Library of Parliament.
Also present: The official reporters of the Senate.
Pursuant to the order of reference adopted by the Senate on Thursday, May 14,
2015, the committee continued its examination of the subject matter of Bill
C-59, An Act to implement certain provisions of the budget tabled in Parliament
on April 21, 2015 and other measures.
Employment and Social Development Canada:
Siobhan Harty, Director General, Social Policy;
Annette Ryan, Director General, Employment Insurance Policy;
Andrew Brown, Director, Self-Employed, Special Benefits and Horizontal
Stuart Pearce, Senior Policy Strategist, Self-Employed, Special Benefits
and Horizontal Policy;
Charles Philippe Rochon, Assistant Director, Labour Law Analysis;
Margaret Hill, Senior Director, Strategic Policy and Legislative Reform;
David Charter, Senior Advisor, Strategic Policy.
Miodrag Jovanovic, Director, Personal Income Tax Division, Tax Policy
Geoff Trueman, General Director (Analysis), Tax Policy Branch;
Daniel MacDonald, Chief, CHT/CST and Northern Policy, Federal-Provincial