MINUTES OF PROCEEDINGS
Meeting No. 11
Monday, November 15, 1999
The Standing Committee on Finance met at 9:05 a.m. this day, in Lord Nelson Hotel, Imperial Ballroom, Halifax, Nova Scotia, the Chair, Maurizio Bevilacqua, presiding.
Members of the Committee present: Maurizio Bevilacqua, Scott Brison, Roy Cullen, Roger Gallaway, Gary Pillitteri and Paul Szabo.
Acting Members present: Gary Lunn for Ken Epp; Gordon Earle for Hon. Lorne Nystrom.
In attendance: From the Library of Parliament: Odette Madore and Jean Soucy, Researchers.
Witnesses: Roundtable I - From the Canadian Pensioners Concerned: Joan F. Lay, President; Patricia MacLellan, Past President. From the Independent Living Resource Centre: Leon Mills, Chairperson; Mary Ennis. From the Nova Scotia Advisory Council on the Status of Women: Patricia Doyle-Bedwell, President; Stella Lord, Planning & Development Officer. From the Metro Non-Profit Housing Association: Carol Charlebois, Executive Director. From the City of Miramichi: Rupert Bernard. From the Canadian Nature Federation: Kevin McNamee, Director, Wildlands Campaign.
Roundtable II - From the Canadian Association for University Continuing Education: Jim Sharpe, Chairperson, External Relations Committee. From the P.E.I. Action Canada Network: Mary Boyd, Chair. From the MacKillop Centre for Social Justice: Mary Boyd, Director. From the Nova Scotia School Boards Association: Margaret A. Forbes, President. From the Canadian Federation of Students - Nova Scotia Component: Penny McCallHoward, N.S. National Executive Representative. From the Atlantic Popular Education Network: Juan Telez, Member. From the Association of Nova Scotia University Teachers: Dr. Chris Ferns, President. From the Newfoundland and Labrador School Boards Association: June Alteen, President.
In accordance with its mandate under Standing Order 83.1, the Committee resumed its Pre-Budget Consultations. (See Minutes of Proceedings, Tuesday, November 2, 1999, Meeting No. 2).
Leon Mills, Mary Ellis, Joan Lay, Patricia Doyle-Bedwell, Carol Charlebois, Rupert Bernard and Kevin McNamee made statements.
At 9:51 a.m., the sitting was suspended.
At 9:57 a.m., the sitting resumed.
Participants in roundtable I, answered questions.
At 10:33 a.m., the sitting was suspended.
At 10:48 a.m., the sitting resumed.
Jim Sharpe, Mary Boyd, Margaret Forbes, June Alteen, Penny McCallHoward, Juan Tellez and Chris Ferns made statements and, with the other participants in roundtable II, answered questions.
At 12:30 p.m., the Committee adjourned to the call of the Chair.
Clerk of the Committee