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

Issue No. 14 - Minutes of Proceedings - February 15, 2017


OTTAWA, Wednesday, February 15, 2017
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[English]

The Standing Senate Committee on Banking, Trade and Commerce met this day at 4:18 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, Enverga, Greene, Marshall, Massicotte, Moncion, Plett, Ringuette, Smith, Tkachuk, Wallin and Wetston (14).

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.)

WITNESSES:

Department of Justice Canada:

Louis Davis, Senior Counsel, Constitutional, Administrative and International Law Section;

Christopher Meszaros, Counsel, Public Services and Procurement Canada Legal Services.

As individuals:

Gerald D. Chipeur, Partner, Miller Thomson LLP;

R. Bruce Reynolds, Chair, International Projects Group, Borden Ladner Gervais LLP (by video conference);

Sharon C. Vogel, National Leader, Construction Law, Borden Ladner Gervais LLP (by video conference).

The chair made a statement.

Mr. Davis made a statement and answered questions.

At 4:50 p.m., the committee suspended.

At 4:52 p.m., the committee resumed.

The chair made a statement.

Mr. Chipeur made a statement and answered questions.

At 5:30 p.m., the committee suspended.

At 5:32 p.m., the committee resumed.

The chair made a statement.

Mr. Reynolds and Ms. Vogel together made a statement and answered questions.

At 6:07 p.m., the committee adjourned to the call of the chair.

ATTEST:

Lynn Gordon

Clerk of the Committee