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Proceedings of the Standing Senate Committee on
National Finance

Issue 11 - Minutes of Proceedings


OTTAWA, Friday, June 18, 2010
(28)

[English]

The Standing Senate Committee on National Finance met this day, at 9:02 a.m., in room 2, Victoria Building, the chair, the Honourable Joseph A. Day, presiding.

Members of the committee present: The Honourable Senators Callbeck, Day, Dickson, Eggleton, P.C., Finley, Gerstein, Lang, Marshall, Murray, P.C., Ringuette, Rompkey, P.C., and Runciman (12).

In attendance: Lydia Scratch and Sylvain Fleury, Analysts, Parliamentary Information and Research Service, Library of Parliament; Francine Pressault, Communications Officer, Communications Directorate.

Also in attendance: The official reporters of the Senate.

Pursuant to the order of reference adopted by the Senate on Thursday, June 10, 2010, the committee continued its examination of Bill C-9, An Act to implement certain provisions of the budget tabled in Parliament on March 4, 2010 and other measures. (For complete text of the order of reference, see proceedings of the committee, Issue No. 9.)

WITNESSES:

Department of Finance Canada:

Sandra Dunn, Chief, Financial Sector Stability, Financial Sector Division, Financial Sector Policy Branch;

William Kendall, Economist, Strategic Planning and Trade, Financial Sector Policy Branch;

Veronica C. Wessels, Expert Advisor, Financial Sector Policy Branch;

Diane Lafleur, General Director.

Natural Resources Canada:

Jay Khosla, Director General, Strategic Policy and Planning, Major Projects Management Office;

Philip Jennings, Assistant Deputy Minister, Major Projects Management Office.

National Energy Board:

Robert Steedman, Professional Leader, Environment.

Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission:

Jason K. Cameron, Director General, Strategic Planning Directorate, Regulatory Affairs Branch.

The chair made an opening statement.

Ms. Dunn made a presentation and, with Ms. Lafleur, answered questions.

At 9:56 a.m., the committee suspended.

At 10:01 a.m., the committee resumed.

Ms. Wessels made a presentation and, together with Mr. Kendall and Ms. Lafleur, answered questions.

At 11:04 a.m., the committee suspended.

At 11:13 a.m., the committee resumed.

Mr. Jennings made a presentation and, together with Messrs. Khosla, Cameron and Steedman, answered questions.

At 11:58 a.m., the committee adjourned to the call of the chair.

ATTEST:


OTTAWA, Monday, June 21, 2010
(29)

[English]

The Standing Senate Committee on National Finance met this day, at 1:02 p.m., in room 9, Victoria Building, the chair, the Honourable Joseph A. Day, presiding.

Members of the committee present: The Honourable Senators Callbeck, Day, Dickson, Eggleton, P.C., Finley, Gerstein, Marshall, Murray, P.C., Neufeld, Poulin, Ringuette and Runciman (12).

Other senators present: The Honourable Senators Banks, Campbell and McCoy (3).

In attendance: Lydia Scratch and Sylvain Fleury, Analysts, Parliamentary Information and Research Service, Library of Parliament; Francine Pressault, Communications Officer, Communications Directorate.

Also in attendance: The official reporters of the Senate.

Pursuant to the order of reference adopted by the Senate on Thursday, June 10, 2010, the committee continued its examination of Bill C-9, An Act to implement certain provisions of the budget tabled in Parliament on March 4, 2010 and other measures. (For complete text of the order of reference, see proceedings of the committee, Issue No. 9.)

WITNESSES:

Department of Finance Canada:

Diane Lafleur, General Director;

Tim Cleland, Senior Economist, Payments, Financial Sector Policy Branch;

Mark Hodgson, Senior Policy Analyst, Labour Markets/Employment/Learning, Social Policy.

Office of the Superintendent of Financial Institutions Canada:

Jean-Claude Primeau, Director, Actuarial, Policy and Approvals, Private Pension Plans Division.

Human Resources and Skills Development Canada:

Louis Beauséjour, Director General, Employment Insurance Policy, Skills and Employment Branch.

The chair made an opening statement.

Mr. Lafleur made a presentation and, with Mr. Cleland and Mr. Primeau, answered questions.

At 2:37 p.m., the committee suspended.

At 2:42 p.m., the committee resumed.

Mr. Beauséjour and Mr. Hodgson each made a presentation and, together, answered questions.

At 3:32 p.m., the committee adjourned to the call of the chair.

ATTEST:


OTTAWA, Monday, June 21, 2010
(30)

[English]

The Standing Senate Committee on National Finance met this day, at 6 p.m., in room 9, Victoria Building, the chair, the Honourable Joseph A. Day, presiding.

Members of the committee present: The Honourable Senators Callbeck, Day, Dickson, Eggleton, P.C., Finley, Gerstein, Marshall, Murray, P.C., Neufeld, Poulin, Ringuette and Runciman (12).

Other senators present: The Honourable Senators Banks, Campbell and McCoy (3).

In attendance: Lydia Scratch and Sylvain Fleury, Analysts, Parliamentary Information and Research Service, Library of Parliament; Francine Pressault, Communications Officer, Communications Directorate.

Also in attendance: The official reporters of the Senate.

Pursuant to the order of reference adopted by the Senate on Thursday, June 10, 2010, the committee continued its examination of Bill C-9, An Act to implement certain provisions of the budget tabled in Parliament on March 4, 2010 and other measures. (For complete text of the order of reference, see proceedings of the committee, Issue No. 9.)

WITNESSES:

Transport Canada:

Katherine Moynihan, Director, Portfolio Management, Crown Corporation Governance;

April Nakatsu, Director General, Crown Corporation Governance.

Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency:

John D. Smith, Director, Legislative and Regulatory Affairs;

Steve Mongrain, Senior Policy Advisor.

The chair made an opening statement.

Ms. Moynihan and Ms. Nakatsu answered questions.

At 6:57 p.m., the committee suspended.

At 7 p.m., the committee resumed.

Mr. Smith made a presentation and, together with Mr. Mongrain, answered questions.

At 9:08 p.m., the committee adjourned to the call of the chair.

ATTEST:

Adam Thompson

Clerk of the Committee