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

Issue No. 54 - Minutes of Proceedings - April 11, 2019

OTTAWA, Thursday, April 11, 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 deputy chair, the Honourable Carolyn Stewart Olsen, presiding.

Members of the committee present: The Honourable Senators Deacon (Nova Scotia), Duncan, Klyne, Marshall, Moncion, Stewart Olsen, Verner, P.C. and Wetston (8).

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.)


As an individual:

Michael A. Geist, Canada Research Chair in Internet and E-commerce Law, Faculty of Law, University of Ottawa.

Public Interest Advocacy Centre:

John Lawford, Executive Director and General Counsel.

The deputy chair made a statement.

Mr. Geist made a statement and answered questions.

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

At 11:34 a.m., the committee resumed.

Mr. Lawford made a statement and answered questions.

At 12:23 p.m., the committee adjourned to the call of the chair.


Lynn Gordon
Clerk of the Committee