Finance Canada Payments Consultative Committee
|Leah Anderson (Chair)||Assistant Deputy Minister||Department of Finance|
|Ron Morrow||Managing Director, Financial Stability Department||Bank of Canada|
|Brigitte Goulard||Deputy Commissioner||Financial Consumer Agency of Canada|
|Gerry Gaetz||President and CEO||Payments Canada|
|Neil Parmenter||President||Canadian Bankers Association|
|Two representatives from CBA member institutions*|
|Martha Durdin||President and CEO||Canadian Credit Union Association|
|Patrice Dagenais||V.P. Payment Services and Business Partnerships||Desjardins|
|Kirkland Morris||V.P. Enterprise Strategy||Interac|
|Brian Lang||President||MasterCard Canada|
|Amy Gaskin||Interim Country Manager||Visa Canada|
|Kevin Gonyea||Senior Vice-President, Strategic Portfolio Management||Global Payments|
|Jason Young||Head, Legal||PayPal Canada|
|Lisa Shields||President and CEO||FI.SPAN|
|John Zajic||Vice President, Trust Operations||TelPay|
|William Piggott||VP, Banking||ADP Canada|
|Dan Kelly||President and CEO||Canadian Federation of Independent Business|
|Diane Brisebois||President and CEO||Retail Council of Canada|
|Clinton Keay||Executive Vice President, Finance||Sobeys Inc.|
|Stephen Frank||VP, Policy Development and Health||Canadian Life and Health Insurance Association|
|John Lawford||Executive Director||Public Interest Advocacy Centre|
|Robert Kerton||President||Consumer Interest Alliance Incorporated|
* Two rotating seats are reserved for a member institution, which are chosen by the CBA
** Intention is to always have one acquirer representative on the committee, with the representative rotating every two years amongst the acquirers.
*** Intention is to always have two consumer group representatives on the committee, with the representatives rotating every two years amongst consumer groups.
Terms of Reference
FinPay (or the Committee) is a forum of public and private sector representatives to discuss industry level developments in the Canadian payments system.
FinPay’s mandate is to:
- Advise Finance Canada on developments related to public policy aspects of payments issues (e.g. competition, innovation, safety, user needs or consumer protection);
- Discuss approaches for dealing with emerging and ongoing challenges/opportunities in the payments system; and
- Inform Government policy-making about the Canadian payments system.
Working groups may be established under FinPay as appropriate to further these objectives.
FinPay is chaired by the Assistant Deputy Minister, Financial Sector Policy Branch, Finance Canada.
Membership of FinPay is determined by Finance Canada and includes stakeholders from the public and private sectors, representing established payments industry players, newer entrants, corporate users, merchants and consumers. There is a mix of permanent and renewable term members. For permanent member organizations, individual representatives may change but members should seek to promote some continuity in their representation. For the renewable term positions, efforts should be made to stagger appointments so that annual turnover in membership will be no more than one third of the group.
The Committee may also draw from time to time on experts from the industry to inform the dialogue on select issues. Experts may be invited to meetings on an ad hoc basis.
Frequency of Meetings
FinPay meets no less frequently than bi-annually. The frequency of meetings may be adjusted as necessary.
Proceedings and Documents
Finance Canada is present at all Committee and any working group meetings and performs the secretariat duties for FinPay. Finance Canada distributes meeting materials to members two weeks in advance of each meeting.
Minutes of meetings are taken on a non-attribution basis and made available to all members. The recorded proceedings of this Committee could be subject to Access to Information requests.
Finance Canada does not ask members to share commercially sensitive information with the Committee, and will foreclose any discussions among members on this topic.
Each meeting begins with a tour de table. Members are encouraged to raise issues that should be considered by the Committee at future meetings.
Members are invited to provide input (submissions, comments, etc.) to Finance Canada at any time on payments-related issues.