MINUTES OF PROCEEDINGS
Meeting No. 56
Thursday, October 18, 2001
The Standing Committee on Finance met at the
Westin Nova Scotian Hotel at 9:04 a.m., the Chair, Maurizio Bevilacqua,
Members of the
Maurizio Bevilacqua, Carolyn Bennett, Scott Brison, Albina Guarnieri, Rahim
Jaffer, Shawn Murphy, Lorne Nystrom.
In attendance: From
the Research Branch of the Library of Parliament: Marc-André Pigeon, Researcher, Marion G.
Wrobel, Senior Analyst.
Witnesses: From the Nova Scotia Association
of Health Organization: Peter MacKinnon, CEO of Colchester East Hants
Health Authority and Member of the NSHAHO Board of Directors and Chair of the
Working Group; Robert A. Cook, President; George Kephart. From the
Newfoundland-Labrador Federation of Co-operatives: Glen Fitzpatrick,
Managing Director. From the Independent Living Resource Centre: Cecilia
Carroll, Chairperson; Lois Miller, Executive Director, Metro Resource Centre
for Independent Living; As Individual: Jane Warren. From the
Annapolis Valley Hants Community Action Program for Children: Pauline
Raven, Regional Coordinator. From the MacKillop Centre for Social Justice:
Mary Boyd, Director. From Childcare Connections Nova Scotia: Elaine Ferguson,
Executive Director. From the Dalhousie Legal Aid Services: Jeanne Fay,
Community Legal Worker. From the Nova Scotia New Democratic Party:
Graham Steele, Finance Critic. From the Nova Scotia School Boards
Association: Lavinia Parrish-Zwicker, President; Mary Jess MacDonald, First
Pursuant to Standing Order 83.1, the
Committee continued its study of Pre-Budget Consultations.
Peter MacKinnon, Lois Miller, Cecilia Carroll,
Glen Fitzpatrick and Jane Warren made statements and, with the other witnesses,
At 10:51 o'clock a.m., the sitting was
At 11:05 a.m., the sitting resumed.
Elaine Ferguson, Lavinia Parrish-Zwicker,
Jeanne Fay, Mary Boyd, Pauline Raven and Graham Steele made statements and,
with the other witnesses, answered questions.
At 12:10 o'clock p.m., Albina Guarnieri took
At 12:25 o'clock p.m., Maurizio Bevilacqua took
At 12:47 o'clock p.m., the Committee adjourned
to the call of the Chair.
Clerk of the Committee