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Proceedings of the Standing Senate Committee on
National Finance

First Session, Forty-second Parliament, 2015-16-17-18

Chair: The Honourable PERCY MOCKLER

Tuesday, May 29, 2018
Wednesday, May 30, 2018

Issue No. 68

Consideration of a draft agenda (future business)


Third, fourth and fifth meetings:
Main Estimates for the fiscal year ending March 31, 2019


Tuesday, May 29, 2018 (morning meeting)

Environment and Climate Change Canada:

Carol Najm, Assistant Deputy Minister, Corporate Services and Finance Branch;

Matt Jones, Assistant Deputy Minister, Pan-Canadian Framework Implementation Office;

Judy Meltzer, Director General, Carbon Pricing Bureau.

As individuals:

J. David Miller, Professor, Department of Chemistry, Carleton University;

Dr. Tom Kovesi, Pediatric Respirologist, Professor of Pediatrics, Children's Hospital of Eastern Ontario and the University of Ottawa (by video conference);

Dr. Yoko Schreiber, Infectious Disease Specialist, Ottawa Hospital (by video conference).

Tuesday, May 29, 2018 (afternoon meeting)

Transport Canada:

Karen Cahill, Director General, Financial Planning and Resource Management;

Pierre-Marc Mongeau, Assistant Deputy Minister, Programs;

Lori MacDonald, Assistant Deputy Minister, Safety and Security.

Veterans Affairs Canada:

Sherry Spence, Director, Financial Operations, Chief Financial Officer and Corporate Services;

Maureen Sinnott, Director General, Finance and Deputy Chief Financial Officer, Chief Financial Officer and Corporate Services;

Faith McIntyre, Director General, Policy and Research Division, Strategic Policy and Commemoration (by video conference).

Wednesday, May 30, 2018

National Defence and the Canadian Armed Forces:

Claude Rochette, Assistant Deputy Minister (Finance) and Chief Financial Officer;

Patrick Finn, Assistant Deputy Minister, Materiel;

Elizabeth Van Allen, Assistant Deputy Minister (Infrastructure and Environment);

Vice-Admiral Darren Hawco, Acting Vice Chief of the Defence Staff.


The Honourable Percy Mockler, Chair

The Honourable Mobina S.B. Jaffer, Deputy Chair

The Honourable André Pratte, Deputy Chair


The Honourable Senators:

Andreychuk, Black (Alberta), Cools, Day, *Day (or Mercer), Deacon, Eaton, *Harder, P.C. (or Bellemare), (or Mitchell), Marshall, Moncion, Neufeld, *Smith (or Martin), *Woo (or Saint-Germain)

*Ex officio members

(Quorum 4)

Changes in membership of the committee:

Pursuant to rule 12-5 and to the order of the Senate of November 7, 2017, membership of the committee was amended as follows:

The Honourable Senator Deacon replaced the Honourable Senator Coyle (May 30, 2018).

The Honourable Senator Coyle replaced the Honourable Senator Deacon (May 30, 2018).

The Honourable Senator Pratte replaced the Honourable Senator Duffy (May 24, 2018).