Proceedings of the Standing Senate Committee on 
Foreign Affairs and International Trade

Issue No. 65 - Minutes of Proceedings - May 30, 2019


OTTAWA, Thursday, May 30, 2019
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[English]

The Standing Senate Committee on Foreign Affairs and International Trade met this day at 10:30 a.m., in room C128, Senate of Canada Building, the deputy chair, the Honourable Paul J. Massicotte, presiding.

Members of the committee present: The Honourable Senators Boehm, Bovey, Coyle, Dawson, Dean, Greene, Massicotte and Ngo (8).

In attendance: Pascal Tremblay and Brett Capwell, 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 16, 2019, the committee continued its consideration of Bill C-82, An Act to implement a multilateral convention to implement tax treaty related measures to prevent base erosion and profit shifting.

WITNESSES:

As an individual:

Laura Gheorghiu, Partner, Gowling WLG (Canada) LLP.

Canadians for Tax Fairness:

Toby Sanger, Executive Director.

The deputy chair made a statement.

Ms. Gheorghiu and Mr. Sanger each made statements and answered questions.

At 11:14 a.m., the committee suspended.

At 11:16 a.m., pursuant to rule12-16(1)(d), the committee resumed in camera to consider a draft report.

It was agreed that senators' staff be permitted to remain in the room during the in camera portions of the meeting.

At 11:21 a.m., the committee suspended.

At 11:22 a.m., the committee resumed in public.

The deputy chair made a statement.

It was agreed that the committee proceed to clause-by-clause consideration of Bill C-82, An Act to implement a multilateral convention to implement tax treaty related measures to prevent base erosion and profit shifting.

It was agreed that the title stand postponed.

It was agreed that clause 1, which contains the short title, stand postponed.

It was agreed that clause 2 carry.

It was agreed that clause 3 carry.

It was agreed that clause 4 carry.

It was agreed that clause 5 carry.

It was agreed that clause 6 carry.

It was agreed that the schedule carry.

It was agreed that clause 1, which contains the short title, carry.

It was agreed that the title carry.

It was agreed that the bill carry.

It was agreed that the chair report the bill to the Senate.

At 11:26 a.m., the committee adjourned to the call of the chair.

ATTEST:

Marie-Eve Belzile
Clerk of the Committee