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

Issue No. 18 - Minutes of Proceedings - April 5, 2017


OTTAWA, Wednesday, April 5, 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 Carignan, P.C., Day, Enverga, Forest, Greene, Massicotte, Moncion, Ringuette, Tannas, Tkachuk, Wallin and Wetston (12).

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.)

WITNESSES:

As an individual:

The Honourable David Emerson, P.C., Chairman, Emerson Services Ltd. (by video conference).

Canadian Energy Pipeline Association:

Chris Bloomer, President and Chief Executive Officer (by video conference).

The chair made a statement.

Mr. Emerson made a statement and answered questions.

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

At 5:12 p.m., the committee resumed.

The chair made a statement.

Mr. Bloomer made a statement and answered questions.

At 5:41 p.m., the committee adjourned to the call of the chair.

ATTEST:

Lynn Gordon

Clerk of the Committee