Proceedings of the Standing Senate Committee on
National Finance

Issue 33 - Minutes of Proceedings - June 4, 2015


OTTAWA, Thursday, June 4, 2015
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[English]

The Standing Senate Committee on National Finance met this day at 2:06 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, Mockler, Rivard, Smith (Saurel) and Wallace (8).

Other senators present: The Honourable Senators Furey, Lang, Mitchell, Ogilvie and Patterson (5).

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 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. (For complete text of the order of reference, see proceedings of the committee, Issue No. 32.)

WITNESSES:

Standing Senate Committee on National Security and Defence:

The Honourable Senator Daniel Lang, Chair;

The Honourable Senator Grant Mitchell, Deputy Chair.

Standing Senate Committee on Social Affairs, Science and Technology:

The Honourable Senator Kelvin Kenneth Ogilvie, Chair.

Standing Senate Committee on Aboriginal Peoples:

The Honourable Senator Dennis Glen Patterson, Chair.

Standing Senate Committee on Banking, Trade and Commerce:

The Honourable Senator Irving Gerstein, Chair.

Standing Committee on Internal Economy, Budgets and Administration:

The Honourable Senator George J. Furey, Deputy Chair.

Senate of Canada:

Michel Patrice, Law Clerk and Parliamentary Counsel and Chief Parliamentary Precinct Services Officer;

Gilles Duguay, Director General, Parliamentary Precinct Services.

The Honourable Senator Lang and the Honourable Senator Mitchell each made a statement and answered questions.

At 2:28 p.m., the committee suspended.

At 2:29 p.m., the committee resumed.

The Honourable Senator Ogilvie made a statement and answered questions.

At 2:43 p.m., the committee suspended.

At 2:44 p.m., the committee resumed.

The Honourable Senator Patterson made a statement and answered questions.

At 3:03 p.m., the committee suspended.

At 3:04 p.m., the committee resumed.

The Honourable Senator Gerstein made a statement and answered questions.

At 3:15 p.m., the committee suspended.

At 3:22 p.m., the committee resumed.

The Honourable Senator Furey and Mr. Patrice each made a statement and, together with Mr. Duguay, answered questions.

At 3:45 p.m., the committee adjourned to the call of the chair.

ATTEST:

Jodi Turner

Clerk of the Committee