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

Issue No. 17 - Minutes of Proceedings - March 30, 2017


OTTAWA, Thursday, March 30, 2017
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[English]

The Standing Senate Committee on Banking, Trade and Commerce met in camera this day at 10:32 a.m., in room 9, Victoria Building, the chair, the Honourable David Tkachuk, presiding.

Members of the committee present: The Honourable Senators Black, Enverga, Greene, Massicotte, Moncion, Ringuette, Smith, Tannas, Tkachuk, Wallin and Wetston (11).

In attendance: Michaël Lambert-Racine and Adriane Yong, 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 complete text of the order of reference, see proceedings of the committee, Issue No. 8.)

Pursuant to rule 12-16(1)(d), the committee considered a draft agenda (future business).

It was agreed that the committee allow the transcription of the in camera portion of the meeting, that one copy be kept in the office of the clerk of the committee for consultation by committee members present and/or by the committee analysts, and that the transcript be destroyed by the clerk when authorized to do so by the Subcommittee on Agenda and Procedure, but no later than at the end of this parliamentary session.

At 11:13 a.m., the committee suspended.

At 11:14 a.m., the committee resumed in public.

At 11:14 a.m., pursuant to the order of reference adopted by the Senate on Thursday, February 16, 2017, the committee began its study on the current and emerging issues of the banking sector and monetary policy of the United States.

The committee considered a draft special study budget application for its study on the current and emerging issues of the banking sector and monetary policy of the United States for the fiscal year ending March 31, 2018.

GENERAL EXPENSES

Activity 1: Fact Finding Trip to New York, NY and Washington, DC  $100,158
TOTAL $100,158

At 11:15 a.m., the committee adjourned to the call of the chair.

ATTEST:

Lynn Gordon

Clerk of the Committee