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

Issue No. 48 - Minutes of Proceedings - November 8, 2018

OTTAWA, Thursday, November 8, 2018


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 (Alberta), Dagenais, Deacon (Nova Scotia), Klyne, Stewart Olsen, Tannas, Tkachuk, Wallin, Wells 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 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.) (Topic: The collection of financial information by Statistics Canada)


Statistics Canada:

Anil Arora, Chief Statistician of Canada;

André Loranger, Assistant Chief Statistician, Economic Statistics;

Linda Howatson-Leo, Director, Privacy Management and Information Coordination.

Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada:

Daniel Therrien, Privacy Commissioner;

Lara Ives, Director, Government Advisory Directorate;

Sue Lajoie, Executive Director, Privacy Act Compliance Directorate.

As an individual:

Ann Cavoukian, Distinguished Expert-in-Residence, Privacy by Design Centre of Excellence, Ryerson University and former Information and Privacy Commissioner of Ontario (by video conference).

Canadian Bankers Association:

Neil Parmenter, President and Chief Executive Officer;

Sandy Stephens, Assistant General Counsel.

Consumers' Association of Canada:

Greg D. Basham, Consumer Representative.

The chair made a statement.

Mr. Arora made a statement and answered questions.

At 11:27 a.m., the committee suspended.

At 11:30 a.m., the committee resumed.

Mr. Therrien and Ms. Cavoukian each made a statement and, together with Ms. Ives, answered questions.

At 12:17 p.m., the committee suspended.

At 12:18 p.m., the committee resumed.

Mr. Parmenter and Mr. Basham each made a statement and answered questions.

At 12:42 p.m., the committee suspended.

At 12:44 p.m., pursuant to rule 12-16(1)(d), the committee resumed in camera to consider a draft agenda (future business).

At 12:56 p.m., the committee adjourned to the call of the chair.


Lynn Gordon
Clerk of the Committee