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Proceedings of the Standing Senate Committee on
National Finance

First Session, Forty-second Parliament, 2015-16-17

Chair: The Honourable PERCY MOCKLER


Tuesday, May 9, 2017
Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Issue No. 32

First, second, third and fourth meetings:

The subject matter of all of Bill C-44, An Act to implement certain provisions of the budget tabled in Parliament on March 22, 2017 and other measures


WITNESSES

Tuesday, May 9, 2017 (morning sitting)

Department of Finance Canada:

James Wu, Chief, Funds Management Division, Financial Sector Policy Branch;

Nicolas Moreau, Director, Funds Management Division, Financial Sector Policy Branch;

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

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

Pierre Leblanc, Director, Personal Income Tax Division, Tax Policy Branch;

James Greene, Senior Advisor, Tax Policy Branch;

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

Gervais Coulombe, Chief, Sales Tax Division, Tax Policy Branch.

Shared Services Canada:

Pat Breton, Director General, Procurement and Vendor Relationships.

Employment and Social Development Canada (ESDC):

Atiq Rahman, Acting Director General, Canada Student Loans Program;

David Moore, Director, Program Design, Canada Education Savings Program;

Christine Nagy, Senior Strategic Planning Advisor, Canada Education Savings Program.

Tuesday, May 9, 2017 (afternoon sitting)

Privy Council Office:

Allen Sutherland, Assistant Secretary to the Cabinet;

Don Booth, Director, Strategic Policy.

Transport Canada:

Marie-Hélène Lévesque, Executive Director, Cost Recovery;

Mary O'Connor, Legal Counsel.

Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat:

Roger Ermuth, Assistant Comptroller General, Financial Management Sector, Office of the Comptroller General;

Nathalie Meilleur, Senior Director, Financial Management Sector, Office of the Comptroller General.

Wednesday, May 10, 2017 (afternoon sitting)

Office of the Parliamentary Budget Officer:

Jean-Denis Fréchette, Parliamentary Budget Officer;

Mostafa Askari, Assistant Parliamentary Budget Officer;

Mark Mahabir, General Counsel and Director of Policy for PBO.

As individuals:

Sahir Khan, Executive Vice-President, Institute of Fiscal Studies and Democracy, University of Ottawa;

Geneviève Tellier, Full Professor, School of Political Studies, University of Ottawa.

Wednesday, May 10, 2017 (evening sitting)

Beer Canada:

Luke Harford, President.

Canadian Vintners Association:

Asha Hingorani, Director, Government Affairs.

Restaurants Canada:

Joyce Reynolds, Executive Vice-President, Government Affairs.

Spirits Canada:

Jan H. Westcott, President and CEO.


MEMBERS OF THE COMMITTEE

The Honourable Percy Mockler, Chair

The Honourable Anne C. Cools, Deputy Chair

and

The Honourable Senators:

Andreychuk, Baker, P.C., Day, Eaton, Forest, *Harder, P.C. (or Bellemare), Marshall, Moncion, Neufeld, Oh, Pratte, *Smith (or Martin), Woo

*Ex officio members

(Quorum 4)

Change in membership of the committee:

Pursuant to rule 12-5 and to the order of the Senate of December 7, 2016, membership of the committee was amended as follows:

The Honourable Senator Oh was added to the membership (May 9, 2017).