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

Issue No. 11 - Minutes of Proceedings - December 7, 2016

OTTAWA, Wednesday, December 7, 2016


The Standing Senate Committee on Banking, Trade and Commerce met this day at 4:20 p.m., in room 9, Victoria Building, the chair, the Honourable David Tkachuk, presiding.

Members of the committee present: The Honourable Senators Black, Campbell, Day, Greene, Massicotte, Mockler, Ringuette, Smith, Tannas and Tkachuk (10).

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

In attendance: Michaël Lambert-Racine and Brett Capstick, 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 Wednesday, September 28, 2016, the committee continued its study and report on the development of a national corridor in Canada as a means of enhancing and facilitating commerce and internal trade. (For the full text of the order of reference, see Issue No. 8 of the committee proceedings.)


As an individual:

The Honourable Gerry St. Germain, P.C., former senator.

First Nations Financial Management Board:

Harold Calla, Executive Chair.

As an individual:

The Honourable Bob Rae, P.C., O.C., Q.C.

The chair made a statement.

Mr. St. Germain made a statement and, together with Mr. Calla, answered questions.

At 5:19 p.m., the committee suspended.

At 5:23 p.m., the committee resumed.

The chair made a statement.

Mr. Rae made a statement and answered questions.

At 6:20 p.m., the committee adjourned to the call of the chair.


Lynn Gordon

Clerk of the Committee