Meeting No. 61
Tuesday, June 3, 2003
The Standing Committee on Finance met at 3:55 p.m. this day,
in Room 237-C, Centre Block, the Chair, Sue Barnes, presiding.
Members of the Committee present: Sue Barnes, Scott Brison, Roy
Cullen, Nick Discepola, Richard Harris, Hon. Maria Minna, Shawn Murphy, Pierre
Paquette, Charlie Penson, Gary Pillitteri, Tony Valeri, Bryon Wilfert.
Acting Member present: Tony Tirabassi for Sophia Leung.
In attendance: From the Library of Parliament: June
Dewetering, Acting Principal Analyst; Blayne Haggart and Marc-André Pigeon,
Witnesses: From the Department of Finance: Helen Cutts, Chief,
Analysis and Coordination, Industry and Knowledge Economy Section, Economic
Development Policy Division; John Connell, Senior Chief, Industry and Knowledge
Economy Section, Economic Development Policy Division. As Individual:
Jack Mintz, President and Chief Executive Officer, C.D. Howe Institute; Patrick
Nephin, Managing Director, Top Box Consulting Group.
Pursuant to its Order of Reference of Thursday, March 27, 2003, the
Committee resumed consideration of Bill C-212, An Act respecting user fees and
pursuant to Standing Order 108(2), the Committee resumed consideration of the
proposed policy of the Treasury Board on external charging Policy (See
Minutes of Proceedings, Wednesday, May 28, 2003, Meeting No. 60).
Patrick Nephin, Jack Mintz and John Connell made a statement and answered
At 5:20 p.m., the Committee adjourned to the call of the Chair.
Clerk of the Committee