Meeting No. 40
Monday, May 5, 2003
The Standing Committee on Industry, Science and Technology
met at 3:30 p.m. this day, in Room 308, West Block, the Chair, Walt Lastewka,
Members of the Committee presents: Larry Bagnell, Paul Crête, Walt
Lastewka, Serge Marcil, Brian Masse, James Rajotte and Brent St. Denis.
Acting Member present: Dave Chatters for Cheryl Gallant.
Other Member present: Paul Szabo.
In attendance: From the Library of Parliament: Dan Shaw,
Witnesses: From the Department of Industry: Konrad von
Finckenstein, Commissioner of Competition, Competition Bureau; Richard Taylor,
Acting Deputy Commissioner of Competition, Competition Bureau, Criminal Matters
Branch; Peter Sagar, Acting Deputy Commissioner of Competition, Competition
Bureau, Competition Policy Branch.
Pursuant to Standing Order 108(2), the Committee proceeded to the
consideration of the possible causes of the recent increase in the price of
gasoline, and the significant negative effects that the increase is having on
the economy, and can recommend appropriate corrective measures to the federal
Konrad von Finckenstein made an opening statement and, with Richard Taylor
and Peter Sagar answered questions.
At 5:25 p.m., the Committee adjourned to the call of the Chair.
Clerk of the Committee