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

Issue No. 4 - Minutes of Proceedings - April 13, 2016

OTTAWA, Wednesday, April 13, 2016


The Standing Senate Committee on Banking, Trade and Commerce met this day at 4:32 p.m., in room 9, Victoria Building, the chair, the Honourable David Tkachuk, presiding.

Members of the committee present: The Honourable Senators Bellemare, Black, Campbell, Enverga, Greene, Hervieux-Payette, P.C., Massicotte, Ringuette, Smith (Saurel), Tannas and Tkachuk (11).

Other senators present: The Honourable Senators Day and Wallin (2).

In attendance: Brett Stuckey and Dylan Gowans, 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 Tuesday, February 16, 2016, the committee continued its study on the issues pertaining to internal barriers to trade (For complete text of the order of reference, see proceedings of the committee, Issue No. 2.)


Environment and Climate Change Canada:

John Moffet, Director General, Environmental Stewardship Branch.

The Canadian Chamber of Commerce:

Ryan Greer, Director, Transportation and Infrastructure Policy.

Canadian Federation of Independent Business:

Monique Moreau, Director, National Affairs.

The chair made a statement.

Ms. Moreau, Mr. Greer and Mr. Moffet each made a statement and answered questions.

At 5:46 p.m., the committee suspended.

At 5:47 p.m., pursuant to rule 12-16(1)(d), the committee resumed in camera to consider a draft agenda (future business).

At 6 p.m., the committee adjourned to the call of the chair.


Kevin Pittman

Acting Clerk of the Committee