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

Issue No. 38 - Minutes of Proceedings - April 18, 2018

OTTAWA, Wednesday, April 18, 2018


The Standing Senate Committee on Banking, Trade and Commerce met this day at 5:17 p.m., in room 9, Victoria Building, the chair, the Honourable Douglas Black, presiding.

Members of the committee present: The Honourable Senators Black (Alberta), Dagenais, Marwah, Ringuette, Stewart Olsen, Tannas, Tkachuk, Unger, Wallin and Wetston (10).

In attendance: Adriane Yong and Brett Stuckey, 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 Tuesday, January 30, 2018, the committee continued its examination of new and emerging issues for Canadian importers and exporters in North American and global markets. (For complete text of the order of reference, see proceedings of the committee, Issue No. 34).


As an individual:

Charles Lammam, Director, Fiscal Studies, Fraser Institute (by video conference).

Ernst & Young LLP:

Fred R. O'Riordan, National Leader, Tax Policy, Canadian Leader, Economics and Analytical Services.

The chair made a statement.

Mr. Lammam and Mr. O'Riordan each made a statement and answered questions.

At 6:25 p.m., the committee adjourned to the call of the chair.


Lynn Gordon
Clerk of the Committee