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

Issue No. 50 - Evidence - December 6, 2018


OTTAWA, Thursday, December 6, 2018
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[English]

The Standing Senate Committee on Banking, Trade and Commerce met in camera 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, Day, Deacon (Nova Scotia), Harder, P.C., Klyne, Marshall, McIntyre, Stewart Olsen, Tkachuk, Verner, P.C., Wallin and Wetston (13).

Other senators present: The Honourable Senators Dalphond and Jaffer (2).

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)

Pursuant to rule 12-16(1)(d), the committee considered a draft report.

It was agreed that the committee allow the transcription of the in camera portion of the meeting, that one copy be kept in the office of the clerk of the committee for consultation by committee members present and/or by the committee analysts, and that the transcript be destroyed by the clerk when authorized to do so by the Subcommittee on Agenda and Procedure, but no later than at the end of this parliamentary session.

It was agreed that the draft report, as amended, be adopted; and that the chair and deputy chair be empowered to approve the final version of the report, taking into consideration this meeting's discussions, and with any necessary editorial, grammatical and translation changes required.

It was agreed that the chair be authorized to table the report in the Senate, at the earliest opportunity.

At 10:50 a.m., the committee suspended.

At 10:53 a.m., the committee resumed in public.

Pursuant to the order of reference adopted by the Senate on Thursday, November 1, 2018, the committee began its consideration of Bill S-1002, An Act respecting Girl Guides of Canada.

WITNESSES:

The Honourable Senator Mobina S.B. Jaffer, sponsor of the bill.

Girl Guides of Canada:

Jill Zelmanovits, Chief Executive Officer;

Brenda Abrams, Director, Governance.

The chair made a statement.

The Honourable Senator Jaffer, Ms. Zelmanovits and Ms. Abrams each made a statement and answered questions.

At 11:33 a.m., the committee suspended.

At 11:43 a.m., the committee resumed.

Pursuant to the order of reference adopted by the Senate on Thursday, November 1, 2018, the committee began its consideration of Bill S-1003, An Act to amend The United Church of Canada Act.

WITNESSES:

The Honourable Senator Peter Harder, P.C., sponsor of the bill.

United Church of Canada:

Reverend Brian Cornelius, First United Church.

The Honourable Senator Harder, P.C., and Reverend Cornelius each made a statement and answered questions.

It was agreed that the committee proceed to clause-by-clause consideration of Bill S-1003.

It was agreed that the title stand postponed.

It was agreed that the preamble stand postponed.

It was agreed that clause 1 carry.

It was agreed that clause 2 carry, on division.

It was agreed that clause 3 carry, on division.

It was agreed that the preamble carry.

It was agreed that the title carry.

It was agreed that the bill carry, on division.

It was agreed that Bill S-1003 be reported without amendments to the Senate at the earliest opportunity.

At 12:16 a.m., pursuant to the order of reference adopted by the Senate on Thursday, November 1, 2018, the committee began its consideration of Bill S-1002, An Act respecting Girl Guides of Canada.

It was agreed that the committee proceed to clause-by-clause consideration of Bill S-1002.

It was agreed that the title stand postponed.

It was agreed that the preamble stand postponed.

It was agreed that clause 1, which contains the short title, stand postponed.

It was agreed that clause 2 carry.

It was agreed that clause 3 carry.

It was agreed that clause 4 carry.

It was agreed that clause 5 carry.

It was agreed that clause 6 carry.

It was agreed that clause 7 carry.

It was agreed that clause 8 carry.

It was agreed that clause 9 carry.

It was agreed that clause 10 carry.

It was agreed that clause 11 carry.

It was agreed that clause 12 carry.

It was agreed that clause 13 carry.

It was agreed that clause 14 carry.

It was agreed that clause 15 carry.

It was agreed that clause 16 carry.

It was agreed that clause 17 carry.

It was agreed that clause 18 carry.

It was agreed that clause 19 carry.

It was agreed that clause 20 carry.

It was agreed that clause 21 carry.

It was agreed that clause 1, which contains the short title, carry.

It was agreed that the preamble carry.

It was agreed that the title carry.

It was agreed that the bill carry.

It was agreed that Bill S-1002 be reported without amendments to the Senate at the earliest opportunity.

At 12:22 p.m., the committee adjourned to the call of the chair.

ATTEST:

Lynn Gordon
Clerk of the Committee