Finance Committee and pre-budget submissions and testimony

November 08, 2013 | By: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) Mark Blumberg
Topics: News, Canadian Charity Law, Ethics and Canadian Charities

The Finance Committee of the House of Commons has been holding hearings.  A number of charities have presented.  Many charities have sent in submissions.

Here is a link to the Minutes of Proceedings:
http://www.parl.gc.ca/HousePublications/Publication.aspx?DocId=6292712&Language=E&Mode=1&Parl=41&Ses=2

“MINUTES OF PROCEEDINGS
 
Meeting No. 5
 
Thursday, November 7, 2013
 

The Standing Committee on Finance met in a televised session at 11:00 a.m. this day, in Room C-110, 1 Wellington Street, the Chair, James Rajotte, presiding.

Members of the Committee present: Mark Adler, Guy Caron, Raymond Côté, Randy Hoback, Brian Jean, Gerald Keddy, Peggy Nash, James Rajotte, Murray Rankin, Andrew Saxton and Dave Van Kesteren.
Acting Members present: Claude Gravelle for Peggy Nash and Ted Hsu for Hon. Scott Brison.

In attendance:  House of Commons: Rémi Bourgault, Procedural Clerk.  Library of Parliament: Mark Mahabir, Analyst; Brett Stuckey, Analyst.

Witnesses:  Aerospace Industries Association of Canada: Iain Christie, Executive Vice-President.  Canada Foundation for Innovation: Gilles Patry, President and Chief Executive Officer.  Forest Products Association of Canada: Catherine Cobden, Executive Vice-President.  Greater Kitchener Waterloo Chamber of Commerce: Art Sinclair, Vice-President.  Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre: Michael Julius, Vice-President, Research.  Polytechnics Canada: Nobina Robinson, Chief Executive Officer.  Association of Universities and Colleges of Canada: Paul Davidson, President and Chief Executive Officer.  Confédération des syndicats nationaux: Jean Lortie, Corporate Secretary.  Green Budget Coalition: Andrew Van Iterson, Manager.  Information Technology Association of Canada: Karna Gupta, President and Chief Executive Officer.  U15 - Group of Canadian Research Universities: Elizabeth Cannon, Vice-Chair, President and Vice-Chancellor, University of Calgary.  Deloitte LLP: Natan Aronshtam, Global Managing Director, Research and Development and Governement Incentives.

Pursuant to Standing Order 83.1, the Committee resumed its pre-budget consultations 2013.
Iain Christie, Gilles Patry, Catherine Cobden, Art Sinclair, Michael Julius and Nobina Robinson, by videoconference from Toronto, Ontario, made statements and answered questions.
At 12:30 p.m., the sitting was suspended.

At 12:35 p.m., the sitting resumed.
At 12:35 p.m., Peggy Nash took the Chair.
Paul Davidson, Jean Lortie, Andrew Van Iterson, Karna Gupta, Elizabeth Cannon and Natan Aronshtam, by videoconference from Toronto, Ontario, made statements and answered questions.
At 1:18 p.m., Dave Van Kesteren took the Chair.
At 1:48 p.m., James Rajotte took the Chair.
At 2:02 p.m., the Committee adjourned to the call of the Chair.

Christine Lafrance
Clerk of the Committee”

Here is the Minute of Proceedings from November 6, 2013:

http://www.parl.gc.ca/HousePublications/Publication.aspx?DocId=6292711&Language=E&Mode=1&Parl=41&Ses=2
“MINUTES OF PROCEEDINGS
 
Meeting No. 4
 
Wednesday, November 6, 2013

The Standing Committee on Finance met in a televised session at 3:34 p.m. this day, in Room C-110, 1 Wellington Street, the Chair, James Rajotte, presiding.

Members of the Committee present: Mark Adler, Hon. Scott Brison, Guy Caron, Raymond Côté, Randy Hoback, Brian Jean, Gerald Keddy, Peggy Nash, James Rajotte, Murray Rankin, Andrew Saxton and Dave Van Kesteren.

In attendance:  House of Commons: Rémi Bourgault, Procedural Clerk.  Library of Parliament: Mark Mahabir, Analyst; Michaël Lambert-Racine, Analyst.

Witnesses:  As an individual: Kathleen A. Lahey, Professor, Faculty of Law, Queen’s University.  Canadian National Institute for the Blind: Diane Bergeron, National Director, Government Relations and Advocacy; Margaret McGrory, Vice-President, Executive Director, Library.  ParticipACTION: Kelly Murumets, President and Chief Executive Officer.  PearTree Financial Services: Marilyn Anthony, New Business Development.  Special Olympics Canada: Sharon Bollenbach, Senior Vice-President, Sport and Strategic Initiatives.  Whispering Pines Clinton Indian Band: Michael LeBourdais, Chief.  Assembly of First Nations: Morley Googoo, Regional Chief.  Canadian Alliance of Student Associations: Amanda Nielsen, Board Chair.  Canadian Medical Association: Owen Adams, Vice-President, Research and Policy.  Canadian Nurses Association: Rachel Bard, Chief Executive Officer.  Fédération étudiante universitaire du Québec: Jonathan Bouchard, Vice-President Sociopolitical Affairs.  Imagine Canada: Michelle Gauthier, Vice-President, Public Policy and Outreach.

Pursuant to Standing Order 83.1, the Committee resumed its pre-budget consultations 2013.

Kathleen A. Lahey, Diane Bergeron, Kelly Murumets, Marilyn Anthony, Sharon Bollenbach and Michael LeBourdais made statements and, with Margaret McGrory, answered questions.

At 4:22 p.m., by unanimous consent and pursuant to Standing Order 115(5), it was agreed that the Committee continue to sit.

At 4:39 p.m., pursuant to Standing Order 115(5), the sitting was suspended.

At 5:17 p.m., the sitting resumed.

Pursuant to Standing Order 83.1, the Committee resumed its pre-budget consultations 2013.

Morely Googoo, Amanda Neilsen, Owen Adams, Rachel Bard, Jonathan Bouchard and Michelle Gauthier made statements and answered questions.

At 6:12 p.m., by unanimous consent and pursuant to Standing Order 115(5), it was agreed that the Committee continue to sit.

At 6:30 p.m., the Committee adjourned to the call of the Chair.

Christine Lafrance
Clerk of the Committee “

Here is more information from:
http://www.parl.gc.ca/committeebusiness/CommitteeMeetings.aspx?Cmte=FINA&Language=E&Mode=1&Parl=41&Ses=2


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