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

Issue No. 30 - Evidence - December 7, 2017

OTTAWA, Thursday, December 7, 2017


The Standing Senate Committee on Banking, Trade and Commerce met this day at 10:30 a.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, Ringuette, Stewart Olsen, Tannas, Tkachuk, Unger, Wallin and Wetston (11).

Other senators present: The Honourable Senators Massicotte and Omidvar (2).

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.)


Diversity Institute:

Wendy Cukier, Founder and Director.

Hansell LLP:

Frédéric Duguay, Partner;

Susan Kushneryk, Partner.

Institute of Corporate Directors:

Matthew Fortier, Vice President, Policy.

The chair made a statement.

Ms. Cukier, Ms. Kushneryk, Mr. Duguay and Mr. Fortier each made a statement and answered questions.

At 12:06 p.m., the committee adjourned to the call of the chair.


Barbara Reynolds
Acting Clerk of the Committee