Finance, Budget, and Regulation Committee
The Finance, Budget and Regulation Committee focuses on taxation, fiscal issues, insurance and regulation, procurement and development. The Committee monitors the fiscal activities of all levels of government and considers current macroeconomic conditions and trends.
The areas monitored by the Committee include but are not limited to fiscal policies and programs, tax policies and laws, insurance laws and regulations, procurement regulations, and municipal zoning and development.
Samrawit Tamru, BDC Advisory Services
Alan Gilligan, Ballad Consulting Group
Angela McDow, Info-Tech
Farooq Ahmed, Rotaflow
George Teply, CIMA Canada Inc.
Jason Maltais, Equitus Partners LLP
Jeremy Hamelin, Quickfire Mortgage
Joseph Yurkovich, Miller Thompson LLP
Kathy Bonazew, MNP
Keith Hennel, Dentons
Laura Marcato, Seniuk & Company
Dr. Rupak Sarma, Legal Researcher
Tim Morrison, Insurance Bureau of Canada (IBC)
Valerie Rodriguez, PWC
Vamsi Vinakari, Scotiabank
This committee has shaped recommendations in Chamber advocacy throughout a number of documents this year from committee-specific letters to budget and election statements. Some of the recommendations this committee helped us make to government include:
- Adopt a fiscal anchor and a long-term plan that is committed to debt repayment and investing future surpluses. The plan should include clear definitions, performance tracking, and reporting measures.
- Appoint an independent panel of experts to complete a comprehensive review of how government is funded and provide recommendations on current and potential sources of revenue.
- Investments in, and commitment to, reducing the barriers to accessing housing across the spectrum.
- Support not-for-profit agencies with stable and predictable funding and consult stakeholders to ensure resources are maximized.
This committee guided additional Chamber work including: