Proceedings of the Standing Senate Committee on
National Finance

Issue No. 97 - Minutes of Proceedings - June 4, 2019 (afternoon meeting)

OTTAWA, Tuesday, June 4, 2019


The Standing Senate Committee on National Finance met this day at 1:31 p.m., in room W120, 1 Wellington Street, the chair, the Honourable Percy Mockler, presiding.

Members of the committee present: The Honourable Senators Andreychuk, Deacon, Duncan, Forest, Forest- Niesing, Klyne, Marshall, Mockler, Neufeld, Pratte and Ravalia (11).

In attendance: Alex Smith and Shaowei Pu, Analysts, Parliamentary Information and Research Service, Library of Parliament; Gaëtane Lemay, Procedural Clerk, Senate of Canada.

Also present: The official reporters of the Senate.

Pursuant to the order of reference adopted by the Senate on Thursday, May 2, 2019, the committee continued its consideration of the subject matter of all 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. 95.)


Canadian Centre on Substance Abuse and Addiction:

Rebecca Jesseman, Director, Policy.

As an individual:

Michael Armstrong, Associate Professor, Goodman School of Business, Brock University. (By video conference)

Consumer Choice Center:

David Clement, North American Affairs Manager.

The chair made a statement.

Ms. Jesseman, Professor Armstrong and Mr. Clement made statements and answered questions.

At 2:52 p.m., the committee adjourned to the call of the chair.


Ariane Larouche
Acting Clerk of the Committee