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Meeting No. 24

Tuesday, March 25, 2003

The Standing Committee on Government Operations and Estimates met in a televised session at 11:05 a.m. this day, in Room 253-D, Centre Block, the Vice-Chair, Tony Valeri, presiding.

Members of the Committee present: Carolyn Bennett, Roy Cullen, Ken Epp, Paul Forseth, Robert Lanctôt, Judy Sgro, Paul Szabo, Tony Tirabassi and Tony Valeri.

Acting Member present: Odina Desrochers for Gilles-A. Perron.

In attendance: From the Library of Parliament:  Jack Stilborn, Analyst.

Witnesses: From the Department of Public Works and Government Services: Michael G. Nurse, Associate Deputy Minister and Champion for the Middle Managers Community. As an Individual: Linda Duxbury, Professor, School of Business, Carleton University, Director of Research, Centre for Research and Education on Women and Work.

Pursuant to its Order of Reference of Thursday, February 20, 2003, the Committee resumed consideration of Bill C-25, An Act to modernize employment and labour relations in the public service and to amend the Financial Administration Act and the Canadian Centre for Management Development Act and to make consequential amendments to other Acts (See Minutes of Proceedings, Thursday, February 27, 2003, Meeting No. 12).

Pursuant to Standing Order 75(1) consideration of Clause 1 was postponed.

The Vice-Chair called Clause 2.

Michael Nurse and Linda Duxbury each made an opening statement and answered questions.

At 12:45 p.m., the Committee adjourned to the call of the Chair.

Miriam Burke

Clerk of the Committee