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

Issue No. 22 - Minutes of Proceedings - June 14, 2017


OTTAWA, Wednesday, June 14, 2017
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[English]

The Standing Senate Committee on Banking, Trade and Commerce met this day at 4:19 p.m., in room 9, Victoria Building, the chair, the Honourable David Tkachuk, presiding.

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

Also present: The official reporters of the Senate.

In attendance: Michaël Lambert-Racine and Adriane Yong, Analysts, Parliamentary Information and Research Services, Library of Parliament; Mila Pavlovic, Communications Officer, Senate Communications Directorate.

Pursuant to the order of reference adopted by the Senate on Wednesday, January 27, 2016, the committee continued its study on the present state of the domestic and international financial system. (For complete text of the order of reference, see proceedings of the committee, Issue No. 2.)

APPEARING:

The Honourable Navdeep Bains, P.C., M.P., Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development.

WITNESS:

Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada:

John Knubley, Deputy Minister.

The chair made a statement.

Minister Bains made a statement and, together with Mr. Knubley, answered questions.

At 5:07 p.m., the committee suspended.

At 5:14 p.m., the committee, pursuant to rule 12-16(1)(d), resumed in camera to consider a draft report.

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 the full text of the order of reference, see Issue No. 8 of the committee proceedings.)

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.

It was agreed that the draft report be adopted with the changes as discussed today, that the Subcommittee on Agenda and Procedure be authorized approve the final version, that the chair be authorized to table the amended report in the Senate, at the earliest opportunity, and to request a complete and detailed response from the government.

At 5:40 p.m., the committee adjourned to the call of the chair.

ATTEST:

Lynn Gordon

Clerk of the Committee