THE STANDING SENATE COMMITTEE ON NATIONAL FINANCE

MINUTES OF PROCEEDINGS


OTTAWA, Tuesday, June 8, 2021
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[English]

Pursuant to the order of the Senate of March 30, 2021, the Standing Senate Committee on National Finance met this day by videoconference at 9:38 a.m. [ET], the chair, the Honourable Percy Mockler, presiding. This meeting is considered to have taken place in the parliamentary precinct.

Members of the committee present by videoconference: The Honourable Senators Dagenais, Deacon (Ontario), Duncan, Forest, Klyne, Loffreda, Marshall, Mockler, Moncion, Pate, Richards and Smith (12).

Other senator present by videoconference: The Honourable Senator Omidvar (1).

Participating in the meeting: Ericka Dupont, Procedural Clerk, Committees Directorate; Sylvain Fleury and Shaowei Pu, 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, May 27, 2021, the committee continued its examination of the expenditures set out in the Supplementary Estimates (A) for the fiscal year ending March 31, 2022.

WITNESSES (by videoconference):

Indigenous Services Canada:

Philippe Thompson, Chief Finances, Results and Delivery Officer;

Keith Conn, Acting Senior Assistant Deputy Minister, First Nations and Inuit Health Branch;

Kelley Blanchette, Assistant Deputy Minister, Lands and Economic Development;

David Peckham, Assistant Deputy Minister, Education and Social Development Programs Sector and Partnerships Sector;

Gail Mitchell, Assistant Deputy Minister, Strategic Policy and Partnerships Sector;

Danielle White, Special Advisor, Regional Operations Sector.

Public Health Agency of Canada:

Martin Krumins, Vice-President and Chief Financial Officer;

Dr. Howard Njoo, Deputy Chief Public Health Officer and Vice-President, Infectious Disease and Prevention and Control Branch;

Brigitte Diogo, Vice-President, Health Sciences and Regional Operations;

Brigadier-General Krista Brodie, Vice-President, Logistics and Operations;

Cindy Evans, Acting Vice-President, Emergency Management;

Candice St-Aubin, Vice-President, Health Promotion and Chronic Disease Prevention Branch.

Mr. Krumins and Mr. Thompson each made a statement and, together with Mr. Conn, Dr. Njoo, BGen. Brodie and Mses. Mitchell, White, Diogo and Evans, answered questions.

At 11:10 a.m., the committee suspended.

At 11:14 a.m., the committee resumed.

Pursuant to the order of reference adopted by the Senate on Tuesday, May 25, 2021, the committee continued its examination of Bill S-222, An Act to amend the Income Tax Act (use of resources).

It was agreed that the committee proceed to clause-by-clause consideration of Bill S-222.

It was agreed that the title stand postponed.

It was agreed that the preamble stand postponed.

It was agreed that clause 1, which contains the short title, stand postponed.

It was agreed that clause 2 carry.

It was agreed that clause 3 carry.

It was agreed that clause 4 carry.

It was agreed that clause 5 carry.

It was agreed that clause 6 carry.

It was agreed that clause 7 carry.

It was agreed that clause 1, which contains the short title, carry.

It was agreed that the preamble carry.

It was agreed that the title carry.

It was agreed that the bill carry.

It was agreed that Bill S-222 be reported to the Senate.

At 11:21 a.m., the committee adjourned to the call of the chair.

ATTEST:

Maxime Fortin

Clerk of the Committee

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