Finance – March 12, 2015

In Committee from the House of Commons

Finance – March 12, 2015

Various industry and advocacy groups testify as the committee resumes its study of the impact of low oil prices on the Canadian economy. The first panel is made up of: Rhys Mendes (deputy chief, Bank of Canada’s Canadian economic analysis department); Jeff Walker (vice-president of public affairs, Canadian Automobile Association); Jayson Myers (president and CEO, Canadian Manufacturers and Exporters); Mark Nantais (president, Canadian Vehicle Manufacturers’ Association); and James Stanford (economist, Unifor).

The following witnesses offer their perspectives during the second part of the meeting: Flavio Volpe (president, Automotive Parts Manufacturers’ Association); Angella MacEwen (senior economist, Canadian Labour Congress); Catherine Cobden (executive vice-president, Forest Products Association of Canada); Ron Watkins (president, Canadian Steel Producers Association); and Melissa Blake (mayor of Wood Buffalo, Alberta). (March 12, 2015)