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

Issue No. 58 - Minutes of Proceedings - June 5, 2019 (in camera)

OTTAWA, Wednesday, June 5, 2019


The Standing Senate Committee on Banking, Trade and Commerce met this day at 4:20 p.m., in room B30, Senate of Canada Building.

Members of the committee present: The Honourable Senators Dagenais, Deacon (Nova Scotia), Marshall, Ringuette, Stewart Olsen, Verner, P.C., Wallin 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.

The clerk informed the committee of the unavoidable absences of the chair and deputy chair and presided over the election of an acting chair.

The Honourable Senator Wetston moved that the Honourable Senator Wallin be the acting chair.

The question being put on the motion, it was adopted.

The acting chair took the chair.

Pursuant to the order of reference adopted by the Senate on Thursday, May 2, 2019, the committee continued its examination of the subject matter of those elements contained in Divisions 1, 5 and 26 of Part 4, and in Subdivision A of Division 2 of Part 4 of Bill C-97, An Act to implement certain provisions of the budget tabled in Parliament on March 19, 2019 and other measures. (For complete text of the order of reference, see proceedings of the committee, Issue No. 56.)

At 4:21 p.m., the committee suspended.

At 4:22 p.m., pursuant to rule 12-16(1)(d), the committee resumed in camera to consider 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.

After debate, it was agreed:

That the draft report be adopted and that the Subcommittee on Agenda and Procedure 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 and that the chair be authorized to table the report in the Senate, at the earliest opportunity.

At 4:49 p.m., the committee adjourned to the call of the chair.


Lynn Gordon
Clerk of the Committee