The committee begins 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 2014 budget. The Committee will table its report on the pre-budget consultations no later than 11 December 2013.
MPs hear from the following witnesses during the first part of the meeting: Glen Hodgson (Conference Board of Canada); Peter Effer (Financial Executives International Canada); Yan Hamel (Association québécoise de l’industrie touristique); Ian Russell (Investment Industry Association of Canada); and Ailish Campbell (Canadian Council of Chief Executives).
The following witnesses testify during the second part of the meeting: Luc Godbout (As an individual), David Macdonald (Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives); Carole Presseault (Certified General Accountants Association of Canada); Richard Monk (Chartered Professional Accountants of Canada); former parliamentary budget officer Kevin Page, who is now a research chair at the University of Ottawa; and David Black (Kitimat Clean Ltd.). (November 5, 2013)