Proceedings of the Standing Senate Committee on
Issue No. 34 - Minutes of Proceedings - May 30, 2017 (morning meeting)
OTTAWA, Tuesday, May 30, 2017
The Standing Senate Committee on National Finance met this day at 9:31 a.m.,
in room 9, Victoria Building, the chair, the Honourable Percy Mockler presiding.
Members of the committee present: The Honourable Senators Cools,
Eaton, Forest, Marshall, Marwah, Mockler, Moncion, Neufeld, Oh and Pratte (10).
Other senator present: The Honourable Senator Stewart Olsen (1).
In attendance: Sylvain Fleury and Olivier Leblanc-Laurendeau,
analysts, Parliamentary Information and Research Service, Library of Parliament.
Also present: The official reporters of the Senate.
Pursuant to the order of reference adopted by the Senate on Tuesday, April
12, 2016, the committee continued its study on the financial implications and
regional considerations of Canada's aging population on the public purse. (For
complete text of the order of reference, see proceedings of the committee, Issue
As an individual:
The Honourable Sharon Carstairs, P.C., former senator.
Bernard Lord, Chief Executive Officer.
Laurent Martel, Director, Demography Division.
Ms. Carstairs and Mr. Lord each made an opening statement and answered
At 10:59 a.m., the committee suspended.
At 11:02 a.m., the committee resumed.
Mr. Martel made an opening statement and answered questions.
At 11:27 a.m., the committee adjourned to the call of the chair.