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Proceedings of the Standing Senate Committee on National Finance

First Session, Forty-second Parliament, 2015-16

Chair: The Honourable LARRY SMITH


Tuesday, May 17, 2016 (Morning Meeting)
Tuesday, May 17, 2016 (Afternoon Meeting)
Wednesday, May 18, 2016
Thursday, May 19, 2016

Issue No. 9

First, second and third meetings:

The subject matter of all of Bill C-15, An Act to implement certain provisions of the budget tabled in Parliament on March 22, 2016 and other measures

and

First meeting:

Supplementary Estimates (A) for the fiscal year ending March 31, 2017


WITNESSES

Tuesday, May 17, 2016 (Morning Meeting)

Department of Finance Canada:

Trevor McGowan, Chief, Tax Legislation Division, Tax Policy Branch;

Robert Demeter, Chief, Business Property and Personal Income, Tax Legislation Division, Tax Policy Branch;

James Greene, Director, Business Income Tax Division, Tax Policy Branch;

Pierre Leblanc, Senior Chief, Quantitative Analysis, Personal Income Tax Division, Tax Policy Branch.

Tuesday, May 17, 2016 (Afternoon Meeting)

Department of Finance Canada:

Trevor McGowan, Chief, Tax Legislation Division, Tax Policy Branch;

Robert Demeter, Chief, Business Property and Personal Income, Tax Legislation Division, Tax Policy Branch;

Pierre Leblanc, Senior Chief, Quantitative Analysis, Personal Income Tax Division, Tax Policy Branch;

Pierre Mercille, Senior Legislative Chief, Sales Tax Division, Tax Policy Branch;

Gervais Coulombe, Senior Advisor, Sales Tax Division, Tax Policy Branch.

Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Department of Finance Canada:

Anne David, Advisor/Economist, Funds Management Division, Financial Sector Policy Branch;

Lynn Hemmings, Senior Chief, Financial Systems Division, Financial Sector Policy Branch;

Tom McGirr, Chief, Equalization and TFF Policy, Federal-Provincial Relations Division, Federal-Provincial Relations and Social Policy Branch;

Scott Pesme, Economist, Federal-Provincial Relations Division, Federal-Provincial Relations and Social Policy Branch;

Lisa Pezzack, Director, Financial Systems Division, Financial Sector Policy Branch;

Elisha Ram, Director, Funds Management Division, Financial Sector Policy Branch;

Brad Recker, Senior Chief, Expenditure Analysis and Forecasting, Economic and Fiscal Policy Branch;

Kathleen Wrye, Senior Economist, Financial Systems Division.

Employment and Social Development Canada (ESDC):

Nathalie Martel, Director, Old Age Security Policy, Income Security and Social Development Branch.

Heritage Canada:

Michel Ruest, Director, Celebration and Commemoration Program.

Privy Council Office:

Heather Sheehy, Director of Operations, PCO Machinery of Government.

PPP Canada:

Greg Smith, Vice-President, Risk, Administration and CFO; Vice-President, Strategy and Organizational Development.

Transport Canada:

Joyce Henry, Director General, Marine Policy.

Thursday, May 19, 2016

Treasury Board Secretariat:

Brian Pagan, Assistant Secretary, Expenditure Management Sector;

Renée LaFontaine, Assistant Secretary and Chief Financial Officer, Corporate Services Sector;

Marcia Santiago, Executive Director, Expenditure Management Sector.


MEMBERS OF THE COMMITTEE

The Honourable Larry Smith, Chair

The Honourable Larry W. Campbell, Deputy Chair

and

The Honourable Senators:

        *Carignan, P.C. (or Martin), *Harder, P.C. (or Bellemare), Manning, Marshall, Mockler, Neufeld, Ngo

*Ex officio members

(Quorum 4)

Changes in membership of the committee:

Pursuant to rule 12-5, membership of the committee was amended as follows:

The Honourable Senator Ngo replaced the Honourable Senator Eaton (May 18, 2016).

The Honourable Senator Eaton replaced the Honourable Senator Frum (May 18, 2016).

The Honourable Senator Frum replaced the Honourable Senator Eaton (May 17, 2016).

The Honourable Senator Bellemare was removed from the membership of the committee, substitution pending (May 17, 2016).

The Honourable Senator Eaton replaced the Honourable Senator Frum (May 17, 2016).

The Honourable Senator Frum replaced the Honourable Senator Eaton (May 16, 2016).

The Honourable Senator Eaton replaced the Honourable Senator Ataullahjan (May 12, 2016).