National Finance – May 31, 2012

In Committee from the Senate of Canada

National Finance – May 31, 2012

Appearances: David Angell, Mark Hodgson, Mireille Laroche, Alec Anfield, Patrick Halley, Dean Beyea, Andrew Beynon, Angela Gillis, Lyn Elliot Sherwood, Madona Radi, Brenda Kustra, John Oliver, Stephen Johnson, Graham Barr, Hélène Quesnel

The committee continues its study of Bill C-38, the implementation bill for the March 29, 2012, federal budget.

Officials from the Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade, Finance Canada, Human Resources and Skills Development Canada, Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development Canada, Transport Canada, Veterans Affairs Canada, Shared Services Canada, and Health Canada appear before the committee. The witnesses discuss a number of clauses in Bill C-38, including a proposal to close the Rights and Democracy Agency and amendments to the Employment Insurance Act, the Customs Tariff Act, and the First Nations Land Management Act.

Senators participating in the discussion include Joseph A. Day (the chair of the committee), Catherine S. Callbeck (Liberal), Pierrette Ringuette (Liberal), Céline Hervieux-Payette (Liberal), Bob Runciman (Conservative), JoAnne L. Buth (Conservative), Nicole Eaton (Conservative), and Robert W. Peterson (Liberal).