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

Issue No. 21 - Evidence - May 31, 2017

OTTAWA, Wednesday, May 31, 2017


The Standing Senate Committee on Banking, Trade and Commerce met this day at 4:16 p.m., in room 9, Victoria Building, the chair, the Honourable David Tkachuk, presiding.

Members of the committee present: The Honourable Senators Bellemare, Campbell, Carignan, P.C., Day, Enverga, Maltais, Massicotte, Moncion, Ringuette, Tannas, Tkachuk, Unger, Wetston and Woo (14).

Other senators present: The Honourable Senators Marshall, Marwah, Omidvar and Pratte (4).

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.)


The Honourable Bill Morneau, P.C., M.P., Minister of Finance.


As an individual:

Matti Siemiatycki, Associate Professor, University of Toronto (by video conference).

Department of Finance Canada:

Paul Rochon, Deputy Minister.

The chair made a statement.

Mr. Siemiatycki made a statement and answered questions.

The chair made a statement.

The minister made a statement and answered questions.

At 5:52 p.m., the committee adjourned to the call of the chair.