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

Issue No. 21 - Minutes of Proceedings - May 30, 2017

OTTAWA, Tuesday, May 30, 2017


The Standing Senate Committee on Banking, Trade and Commerce met this day at 2:03 p.m., in room 9, Victoria Building, the chair, the Honourable David Tkachuk, presiding.

Members of the committee present: The Honourable Senators Campbell, Carignan, P.C., Enverga, Maltais, Massicotte, Ringuette, Tannas, Tkachuk, Unger, Wallin and Wetston (11).

Other senator present: The Honourable Senator Marwah (1).

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 Monday, May 8, 2017, the committee continued its examination of the subject matter of those elements contained in Divisions 3, 8, 18 and 20 of Part 4 of Bill C-44, An Act to implement certain provisions of the budget tabled in Parliament on March 22, 2017 and other measures. (For complete text of the order of reference, see proceedings of the committee, Issue No. 20.)


Business Council of Canada:

Brian Kingston, Vice President, Policy.

Canadian Chamber of Commerce:

Hendrik Brakel, Senior Director, Economic, Financial and Tax Policy;

Ryan Greer, Director, Transportation and Infrastructure Policy.

C.D. Howe Institute:

Benjamin Dachis, Associate Director, Research (by video conference).


Colin Hansen, President and CEO (by video conference).

The chair made a statement.

Mr. Brakel, Mr. Greer, Mr. Kingston and Mr. Dachis each made a statement and answered questions.

At 3:19 p.m., the committee suspended.

At 3:21 p.m., the committee resumed.

The chair made a statement.

Mr. Hansen made a statement and answered questions.

At 3:40 p.m., the committee adjourned to the call of the chair.


Lynn Gordon

Clerk of the Committee