The Standing Committee on Finance met at 3:29 p.m. this day, in Room 237-C Centre Block, the Chair, Roy Cullen, presiding.
Members of the Committee present: Roy Cullen, Rodger Cuzner, Odina Desrochers, Rahim Jaffer, John McKay, Massimo Pacetti, Alex Shepherd, Monte Solberg, Robert Thibault and Judy Wasylycia-Leis.
Acting Members present: Hon. Wayne Easter for Nick Discepola.
In attendance: Library of Parliament: June Dewetering, Principal; Stephen Laurent, Analyst.
Appearing: Hon. John McKay, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Finance.
Witnesses: Department of Finance: Krista Campbell, Senior Policy Analyst, CHST and Policy Development, Federal-Provincial Relations and Social Policy Branch; Natasha Rascanin, Senior Chief, Federal-Provincial Relation Division; Clare Scullion, Counsel, General Legal Services Division.
The Parliamentary Secratary made an opening statement and with Clare Scullion, Natasha Rascanin, Krista Campbell answered questions.
It was agreed, — That the Committee will proceed to the clause by clause consideration of the Bill on Thursday, February 19, 2004 at 9:30 a.m. .
At 4:52 p.m., the Committee adjourned to the call of the Chair.
Richard DupuisClerk of the Committee