Meeting No. 102
Wednesday, May 22, 2002
The Standing Committee on Finance met in a televised session
at 3:35 p.m. this day, in Room 253-D, Centre Block, the Chair, Sue Barnes,
Members of the Committee present: Sue Barnes, Carolyn Bennett, Roy
Cullen, Nick Discepola, Albina Guarnieri, Richard Harris, Sophia Leung, Yvan
Loubier, The Hon. Maria Minna, Pauline Picard, Gary Pillitteri, Bryon Wilfert.
In attendance: From the Research Branch of the Library of
Parliament: June Dewetering, Acting Principal, Blayne Haggart and
Marc-André Pigeon, Research Officers
Appearing: From the House of Commons: The Hon. Lucienne
Robillard, President of the Treasury Board.
Witnesses: From the Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat:
Carole Swan, Associate Secretary; Richard Neville, Deputy Comptroller General. From
the Business Coalition on Cost Recovery: Jayson Myers, Senior
Vice-President and Chief Economist, Canadian Manufacturers & Exporters
Canada & Co-Chair of the Business Coalition on Cost Recovery; Jean
Szkotnicki, President, Canadian Animal Health Institute, Co-Chair of the
Business Coalition on Cost Recovery; Garth Whyte, Senior Vice-President
National Affairs, Canadian Federation of Independent Business; Doug Blair,
President, RIAS Inc..
Pursuant to Standing Order 108(2), the Committee examined the Government's
Policy on Cost Recovery.
The Minister made a statement and, with the other witnesses, answered
At 4:40 p.m., the sitting was suspended.
At 4:45 p.m., the sitting resumed.
Jean Szkotnicki, Jason Myers and Garth Whyte made statements and, with the
other witnesses answered questions.
At 5:00 p.m., Nick Discepola took the Chair.
At 5:35 p.m., the Committee adjourned to the call of the Vice-Chair.
Clerk of the Committee