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

Issue No. 32 - Evidence - February 1, 2018


OTTAWA, Thursday, February 1, 2018
(84)

[English]

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, Day, Marwah, Mockler, Ringuette, Stewart Olsen, Tannas, Unger and Wallin (10).

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 Thursday, November 23, 2017, the committee continued its consideration of Bill S-237, An Act to amend the Criminal Code (criminal interest rate).

WITNESSES:

Momentum:

Courtney Mo, Public Policy Manager (by video conference).

Credit Counselling of Canada:

Patricia White, Executive Director.

Hamilton Roundtable for Poverty Reduction:

Tom Cooper, Director (by video conference).

As individuals:

Jerry Buckland, Professor, International Development Studies, Menno Simons College, Canadian Mennonite University, The University of Winnipeg.

Chris Robinson, Professor, Finance, School of Administrative Studies, York University.

The chair made a statement.

Ms. White made a statement and answered questions.

Ms. Mo and Mr. Cooper each made a statement and answered questions.

At 11:14 a.m., the committee suspended.

At 11:16 a.m., the committee resumed.

The chair made a statement.

Mr. Buckland and Mr. Robinson each made a statement and answered questions.

At 12:08 p.m., the committee suspended.

At 12:10 p.m., pursuant to rule 12-16(1)(d), the committee resumed in camera to consider a draft agenda (future business).

At 12:31 p.m., the committee adjourned to the call of the chair.

ATTEST:

Barbara Reynolds
Clerk of the Committee