The Standing Committee on Fisheries and Oceans met at 11:10 a.m. this day, in Room 308, West Block, the Chair, Rodney Weston, presiding.
Members of the Committee present: Mike Allen, Scott Andrews, Raynald Blais, Hon. Gerry Byrne, Blaine Calkins, Randy Kamp, Yvon Lévesque, Peter Stoffer, Dave Van Kesteren, John Weston and Rodney Weston.
Acting Members present: Scott Simms for Hon. Lawrence MacAulay.
In attendance: Library of Parliament: François Côté, Analyst; Jean-Denis Fréchette, Principal.
Witnesses: Canadian Bankers Association: Marion Wrobel, Director, Market and Regulatory Developments. BMO Bank of Montreal: Steve Murphy, Senior Vice President, Atlantic Division; Paul Seipp, Commercial Banking Area Manager, Nova Scotia. RBC Royal Bank: Peter Conrod, Regional Vice-President, Commercial Financial Services, Atlantic Region. Bank of Nova Scotia: Craig Thompson, Area Vice-President, Atlantic Commercial Banking. Business Development Bank of Canada: Edmée Métivier, Executive Vice President, Financing and Consulting.
Marion Wrobel, Steve Murphy and Peter Conrod made statements and, with Craig Thompson and Paul Seipp, answered questions.
At 11:58 a.m., the sitting was suspended.
At 12:04 p.m., the sitting resumed.
Edmée Métivier made a statement and answered questions.
At 12:47 p.m., the Committee adjourned to the call of the Chair.
Julia LockhartClerk of the Committee