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

Issue No. 30 - Evidence - December 6, 2017

OTTAWA, Wednesday, December 6, 2017


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 Douglas Black, presiding.

Members of the committee present: The Honourable Senators Black, Dagenais, Downe, Marwah, Omidvar, Stewart Olsen, Tannas, Tkachuk, Unger, Wallin and Wetston (11).

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

In attendance: Adriane Yong, Analyst, 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 Thursday, November 23, 2017, the committee continued its examination of Bill C-25, An Act to amend the Canada Business Corporations Act, the Canada Cooperatives Act, the Canada Not-for-profit Corporations Act, and the Competition Act. (For complete text of the order of reference, see proceedings of the committee, Issue No. 29.)


Catalyst Canada Inc.:

Ashley Mac Isaac-Butler, Director, Women On Board and Government Affairs.

Institute for Gender and the Economy:

Sarah Kaplan, Director.

Transparency International Canada:

Jon Allen, Director;

Denis Meunier, Member, Beneficial Ownership Working Group.

The chair made a statement.

Ms. Mac Isaac-Butler, Ms. Kaplan and Mr. Allen each made a statement and, together with Mr. Meunier, answered questions.

At 6:02 p.m., the committee suspended.

At 6:04 p.m., pursuant to rule 12-16(1)(d), the committee resumed in camera to consider a draft agenda (future business).

At 6:16 p.m., the committee adjourned to the call of the chair.


Lynn Gordon
Clerk of the Committee