I call this meeting to order, the 49th meeting of the Standing Committee on Finance. The orders of the day, pursuant to the order of reference of Tuesday, February 14, 2012, are Bill S-5, An Act to amend the law governing financial institutions and to provide for related and consequential matters.
We're very pleased to have officials here from the Department of Finance. We have Ms. Diane Lafleur. We have Ms. Jane Pearse, Ms. Leah Anderson, Ms. Eleanor Ryan, Mr. Joseph de Pencier, and Mr. Khusro Saeedi. Thank you all for being with us. You're here obviously for any questions members may have.
Colleagues, we have nine amendments from the official opposition. The first amendment I have deals with clause 53, so we will go through clause-by-clause consideration, and as you know, pursuant to Standing Order 75.1, consideration of clause 1 is postponed. Therefore, the chair will call clause 2.
Now, I'd like to proceed.... Mr. Julian.