The Standing Committee on Finance met at 3:29 p.m. this day, in Room 209, West Block, the Chair, James Rajotte, presiding.
Members of the Committee present: Kelly Block, Robert Carrier, Bernard Généreux, Russ Hiebert, Hon. John McCallum, Hon. John McKay, Ted Menzies, Thomas J. Mulcair, Massimo Pacetti, Daniel Paillé, James Rajotte and Mike Wallace.
Acting Members present: Linda Duncan for Thomas J. Mulcair and Martha Hall Findlay for Massimo Pacetti.
Associate Members present: Steven Blaney.
In attendance: Library of Parliament: Mark Mahabir, Analyst. House of Commons: Julie-Anne Macdonald, Committee Clerk.
Witnesses: Department of Finance: Mark Hodgson, Senior Policy Analyst, Labour Markets, Employment and Learning, Social Policy, Federal-Provincial Relations and Social Policy Branch; Jonathan DeWolfe, Chief, Industry and Knowledge Economy, Economic Development and Corporate Finance; Eva Audy, Senior Economist, Industry and knowledge Economy, Economic Development and Corporate Finance. Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency: John D. Smith, Director, Legislative and Regulatory Affairs, Policy Development; Yves Leboeuf, Vice-President. Department of Industry: Allan MacGillivray, Director, Industry Framework Policy, Telecommunications Policy Branch. Department of Human Resources and Skills Development: Lenore Duff, Senior Director.
The witnesses answered questions.
It was agreed, — That the Committee hold meetings on Tuesday, May 11, 2010 and Wednesday, May 12, 2010 from 3:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.
It was agreed, — That the Committee commenced its clause-by-clause study of Bill C-9 on Thursday, May 13, 2010 at 3:30 p.m.
At 5:27 p.m., the Committee adjourned to the call of the Chair.
Jean-François PagéClerk of the Committee