MINUTES OF PROCEEDINGS
Meeting No. 71
Thursday, November 1, 2001
Standing Committee on Finance met in a televised session at 9:35 a.m. this day,
in Room 253-D, Centre Block, the Chair, Maurizio Bevilacqua, presiding.
Members of the Committee
Bennett, Maurizio Bevilacqua, Roy Cullen, Ken Epp, Shawn Murphy, Lorne Nystrom.
Acting Member present: Diane Bourgeois for Yvan Loubier.
In attendance: From the Research Branch of the
Library of Parliament: Marc-André Pigeon, Researcher.
Witnesses: From the Canadian Nurses
Association: Dr. Ginette Rodger, President; Robert Calnan, President-Elect.
From the Canadian Medical Association: Dr. Henry Haddad, M.D.,
President; William Tholl, Secretary General and CEO. From the Canadian
Federation of Nurses Union: Kathleen Connors, President. From the
Canadian Steel Producers' Association: Barry Lacombe, President. From
the Railway Association of Canada: Sab Meffe, Chair, Taxation Committee;
Bruce Burrows, Vice-President, Public Affairs, Government Relations. From
the Canadian Association of Railway Suppliers: John Marinucci, Director,
President, National Steel Car Ltd.; Frank Trotter, Vice-President. From the
Canadian Home Builders' Association: Dick Miller, President; Greg
Christenson, First Vice-President; Mary Lawson, Member of the Executive Board;
John Kenward, Chief Operating Officer. From the International Association of
Fire Fighters: Sean P. McManus, Assistant to the General President. From
the Canadian Housing and Renewal Association: Sharon Chisholm, Executive
Director. From the Canadian Urban Transit Association: Michael W.
Roschlau, President and Chief Executive Officer; Eric Gillespie, Chair, CUTA. From
the Conference of Defence Associations: Col Alain Pellerin, (Retired),
Executive Director; Col Sean Henry, (Retired), Senior Defence Analyst; Lt-Gen
Charles H. Belzile, (Retired), Chairman.
Pursuant to Standing Order
83.1, the Committee continued its study on Pre-Budget Consultations.
Dr. Ginette Rodger, Dr.
Henry Haddad, Kathleen Connors, Barry Lacombe, Bruce Burrows, Sab Meffe, John
Marinucci made opening statements and, with the other witnesses, answered
At 11:11 a.m., the sitting
At 11:20 a.m., the sitting
Dick Miller, Sean P. McManus,
Sharon Chisholm, Eric Gillespie, Michael Roschlau, Lt-Gen Charles Belzile made
opening statements and, with the other witnesses, answered questions.
At 12:44 p.m., the
Committee adjourned to the call of the Chair.