Proceedings of the Standing Senate Committee on
National Finance

Issue No. 84 - Minutes of Proceedings - December 5, 2018 (5 p.m. meeting)

OTTAWA, Wednesday, December 5, 2018


The Standing Senate Committee on National Finance met this day at 5:03 p.m., in room 9, Victoria Building, the chair, the Honourable Percy Mockler, presiding.

Members of the committee present: The Honourable Senators Boehm, Dagenais, Deacon (Ontario), Eaton, Forest, Klyne, Marshall, Mockler, Moncion and Pratte (10).

Other senator present: The Honourable Senator Wetston (1).

In attendance: Alex Smith and Shaowei Pu, Analysts, Parliamentary Information and Research Service, Library of Parliament.

Also present: The official reporters of the Senate.

Pursuant to the order of reference adopted by the Senate on Tuesday, December 4, 2018, the committee continued its study of Bill C-86, A second Act to implement certain provisions of the budget tabled in Parliament on February 27, 2018 and other measures. (For complete text of the order of reference, see proceedings of the committee, Issue No. 83.)


The Honourable Bill Morneau, P.C., M.P., Minister of Finance.


Department of Finance Canada:

Andrew Marsland, Assistant Deputy Minister, Tax Policy Branch.

Employment and Social Development Canada:

Barbara Moran, Director General, Strategic Policy, Analysis and Workplace Information, Labour Program;

Charles Philippe Rochon, Senior Policy Analyst, Labour Standards and Wage Earner Protection Program, Labour Program;

Lori Straznicky, Executive Director, Pay Equity Task Team, Labour Program.

The chair opened the meeting.

The minister made a statement and, together with Mr. Marsland, Ms. Moran, Mr. Rochon and Ms. Straznicky, answered questions.

At 6:11 p.m., the committee adjourned to the call of the chair.


Gaëtane Lemay
Clerk of the Committee

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