Proceedings of the Standing Senate Committee on
Banking, Trade and Commerce
Issue 33 - Minutes of Proceedings - May 1, 2013
OTTAWA, Wednesday, May 1, 2013
The Standing Senate Committee on Banking, Trade and Commerce met this day at
4:19 p.m., in room 9, Victoria Building, the chair, the Honourable Irving
Members of the committee present: The Honourable Senators Black,
Gerstein, Greene, Harb, Hervieux-Payette, P.C., Maltais, Massicotte, Moore,
Nancy Ruth, Patterson and Ringuette (11).
In attendance: Adriane Yong and Brett Stuckey, Analysts, Parliamentary
Information and Research Service, Library of Parliament.
Also in attendance: The official reporters of the Senate.
Pursuant to the order of reference adopted by the Senate on Wednesday, April
17, 2013, the committee continued its examination of Bill S-17, An Act to
implement conventions, protocols, agreements and a supplementary convention,
concluded between Canada and Namibia, Serbia, Poland, Hong Kong, Luxembourg and
Switzerland, for the avoidance of double taxation and the prevention of fiscal
evasion with respect to taxes. (For the complete text of the order of
reference, see proceedings of the committee, Issue No. 32.)
LexSage Professional Corporation:
Cyndee Todgham Cherniak, Counsel.
Nick Pantaleo, Partner.
University of Calgary School of Public Policy:
Jack Mintz, Director and Palmer Chair in Public Policy (by video
The chair made an opening statement.
Mr. Mintz, Ms. Todgham Cherniak and Mr. Pantaleo each made a statement and,
together, answered questions.
At 5:35 p.m., the committee suspended.
At 5:37 p.m., pursuant to rule 12-16(1)(d), the committee resumed in camera
to consider a draft agenda.
It was agreed that senators' staff be allowed to stay in the room and that
blackberries and cellular phones not be used.
At 5:40 p.m., the committee adjourned to the call of the chair.