The Standing Committee on Finance met at 11:57 a.m. this day, at the Delta Centre-Ville, Regence C, Montreal, Quebec, the Chair, Massimo Pacetti, presiding.
Members of the Committee present: Robert Bouchard, Mark Holland, Yvan Loubier, Massimo Pacetti and Monte Solberg.
Acting Members present: Jim Prentice for Brian Pallister.
In attendance: Library of Parliament: June Dewetering, Principal; Alexandre Laurin, Analyst. Standing Committee on Finance: Richard Dupuis, Clerk of the Committee.
Witnesses: Quebec Festivals and Events: Camille Trudel, President; Pierre-Paul Leduc, General Manager. Interactive Cultural Initiatives (Through the Arts): Jennifer Cooke, Director. Mouvement pour les arts et les lettres: Bastien Gilbert, Delegate; Lorraine Hébert, Delegate. Consumers' Union: Ghislaine Beaulieu, Coordinator, Association coopérative d'économie familiale de l'Estrie; France Latreille, Director.
Camille Trudel, Pierre-Paul Leduc, Jennifer Cooke, Bastien Gilbert, Lorraine Hébert, Ghislaine Beaulieu and France Latreille made statements and answered questions.
At 1:11 p.m., the Committee adjourned to the call of the Chair.
Christine LafranceClerk of the Committee