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

Issue No. 54 - Minutes of Proceedings - April 4, 2019

OTTAWA, Thursday, April 4, 2019


The Standing Senate Committee on Banking, Trade and Commerce met this day at 10:30 a.m., in room B30, Senate of Canada Building, the chair, the Honourable Douglas Black, presiding.

Members of the committee present: The Honourable Senators Black (Alberta), Dagenais, Deacon (Nova Scotia), Duncan, Frum, Klyne, Marshall, Stewart Olsen, Tkachuk, Verner, P.C., Wallin and Wetston (12).

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 Thursday, September 27, 2018, the committee continued its examination of the potential benefits and challenges of open banking for Canadian financial services consumers, with specific focus on the federal government's regulatory role. (For complete text of the order of reference, see proceedings of the committee, Issue No. 51.)


Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada:

Mark Schaan, Director General, Marketplace Framework Policy Branch.

Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission:

Chris Seidl, Executive Director, Telecommunications;

Scott Shortliffe, Chief Consumer Officer;

Renée Doiron, Director, Broadband and Network Engineering, Telecommunications.

As an individual:

Teresa Scassa, Canada Research Chair in Information Law and Policy, University of Ottawa.

The chair made a statement.

Mr. Schaan and Mr. Seidl each made a statement and, together with Mr. Shortliffe, answered questions.

At 11:41 a.m., the committee suspended.

At 11:44 a.m., the committee resumed.

Ms. Scassa made a statement and answered questions.

At 12:36 p.m., the committee adjourned to the call of the chair.


Lynn Gordon
Clerk of the Committee