Proceedings of the Standing Senate Committee on
Banking, Trade and Commerce
Issue No. 13 - Minutes of Proceedings - February 9, 2017
OTTAWA, Thursday, February 9, 2017
The Standing Senate Committee on Banking, Trade and Commerce met this day at
10:32 a.m., in room 9, Victoria Building, the chair, the Honourable David
Members of the committee present: The Honourable Senators Black, Day,
Enverga, Greene, Massicotte, Moncion, Plett, Ringuette, Smith, Tannas, Tkachuk,
Wallin and Wetston (13).
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 Monday, November
28, 2016, the committee continued its examination of Bill S-224, An Act
respecting payments made under construction contracts. (For complete text of
the order of reference, see proceedings of the committee, Issue No. 12.)
The Honourable Steven MacKinnon, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of
Public Services and Procurement.
Public Services and Procurement Canada:
Kevin Radford, Assistant Deputy Minister, Real Property Branch;
David Schwartz, Director General, Commercial and Alternative Acquisitions
Management Sector, Procurement Branch.
Aecon Group Inc.:
Yonni Fushman, Senior Vice President and Deputy General Counsel.
As an individual:
Ted Betts, Partner, Head of Infrastructure and Construction, Gowling WLG
The chair made a statement.
The Parliamentary Secretary made a statement and, together with Mr. Radford
and Mr. Schwartz, answered questions.
At 11:26 a.m., the committee suspended.
At 11:29 a.m., the committee resumed.
Mr. Fushman and Mr. Betts each made a statement and answered questions.
At 12:08 p.m., the committee suspended.
At 12:10 p.m., pursuant to rule 12-16(1)(d), the committee resumed in camera
to consider a draft agenda (future business).
It was agreed that senators' staff be allowed to stay in the room.
At 12:20 p.m., the committee adjourned to the call of the chair.