CPAC

In Committee from the Senate of Canada

Loading video...

In Committee from the Senate of Canada - Banking, Trade and Commerce - June 19, 2014


The committee holds its second hearing on Liberal Senator Pierrette Ringuette’s bill (S-202) to place limits on credit card acceptance fees that are charged to merchants when a credit card is used by a customer. Retail Council of Canada representatives Diane J. Brisebois and Karl Littler, along with Dan Kelly from the Canadian Federation of Independent Business, outline their support of the bill and also discuss credit card acceptance fees in general and the impact on consumers. Senators then hear from the following representatives of conservation associations: Greg Farrant with the Ontario Federation of Anglers and Hunters, Sarah McNeil from the B.C. Wildlife Federation, and Darrell Crabbe with the Saskatchewan Wildlife Federation. These witnesses also welcome the proposed legislation, as it contains an exemption from credit card acceptance fees for charitable organizations such as theirs. They discuss the significant impact the exemption will have for their organizations, which conduct a large volume of credit card transactions for items such as memberships. (June 19, 2014)

more less

Related Videos

PrimeTime Politics

February 1, 2017

The government has reversed its campaign pledge to change Canada’s electoral system. Peter Van Dusen welcomes Democratic Institutions...

In Committee From The House Of Commons

Finance - January 30,...

The committee continues its study on the Canadian real estate market and home ownership. MPs hear from the following witnesses: Alex...

Revue Politique

December 14, 2016

Canada’s private refugee sponsorship model has drawn interest. A three-day conference in Ottawa has attracted representatives from...

PrimeTime Politics

December 13, 2016

Peter Van Dusen discusses marijuana policy with MPs Bill Blair (Liberal), Colin Carrie (Conservative), and Murray Rankin (NDP), along with...