Finance (October 24, 2012)
The committee continues with its annual pre-budget consultations, where Canadians are invited to share their priorities for the federal budget. These suggestions are included in a report that will be tabled in the House of Commons. The finance minister takes these suggestions, as well as the committee’s recommendations, into consideration in the development of the 2013 budget.
MPs hear from the following witnesses during the first part of the meeting: Zachary Dayler (Canadian Alliance of Student Associations); Mark A. Scholz and Doug Strong (representatives of the Canadian Association of Oilwell Drilling Contractors); Barbara Amsden (Investment Industry Association of Canada); Katie Walmsley (Portfolio Management Association of Canada); and Steven Staples (Rideau Institute).
The following witnesses offer their recommendations during the second part of the meeting: Fred Phelps (Canadian Association of Social Workers); W. Scott Thurlow (Canadian Renewable Fuels Association); Art Sinclair (Greater Kitchener Waterloo Chamber of Commerce); Ben Brunnen (Calgary Chamber of Commerce); and Gary C. Leach (Small Explorers and Producers Association of Canada).