MPs on 3rd day of pre-budget consultation hearings

The Commons finance committee is in its third day of consultation hearings in Ottawa ahead of the federal budget expected in March. is carrying today's afternoon committee meeting live starting at 3:30 p.m. ET.

Members of Parliament will hear from witnesses for a third day of consultation meetings in Ottawa ahead of the federal budget expected in March. is carrying today's afternoon meeting live starting at 3:30 p.m. ET.

Here are the individuals scheduled to appear before the committee on Thursday:

From 11 a.m. to Noon:

  • Perry Eisenschmid, chief executive officer with the Canadian Pharmacists Association.
  • Nancy Déziel, executive director for CNETE (Centre national en électrochimie et en technologies environnementales).
  • Denise Amyot, Colleges and Institutes Canada president and chief executive officer.
  • Brendan Marshall, senior director of the Mining Association of Canada.

From Noon to 1 p.m.

  • Evelyn Forget, professor at the University of Manitoba.
  • Brian Kingston, Vice-President of the Business Council of Canada.

Appearing by videoconference from Halifax: 

  • Jeannie Baldwin, Public Service Alliance of Canada. 

Appearing by videoconference from Calgary.

  • Bonnie Johnston, Sheldon Kennedy Child Advocacy Centre.

From 3:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. ET.

  • Simon Brault, Canada Council for the Arts.
  • Mark Bain, Canadian Council for Public-Private Partnerships.
  • Jeff Morrison, Canadian Housing and Renewal Association.
  • Martin Lavoie, Canadian Manufacturers and Exporters.
  • Matthew Calver, economist with the Centre for the Study of Living Standards.
  • Morna Ballantyne, Child Care Advocacy Association of Canada.

From 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. ET

  • Christopher Smillie, Canada's Building Trades Unions.
  • Christopher Ragan, Chair of Canada's Ecofiscal Commission.
  • Aaron Wudrick, the federal director of the Canadian Taxpayers Federation.
  • Martha Durdin, Canadian Credit Union Association.
  • Sylviane Lanthier, Fédération des communautés francophones et acadienne du Canada.
  • Raymond Louie, President of the Federation of Canadian Municipalities.