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Meeting No. 42
Thursday, February 17, 2005

The Standing Committee on Finance met at 11:08 a.m. this day, in Room 536 Wellington Building, the Chair, Massimo Pacetti, presiding.


Members of the Committee present: Rona Ambrose, Don H. Bell, Guy Côté, Charles Hubbard, Yvan Loubier, John McKay, Maria Minna, Massimo Pacetti, Brian Pallister, Charlie Penson, Monte Solberg and Judy Wasylycia-Leis.


In attendance: Library of Parliament: June Dewetering, Principal; Alexandre Laurin, Analyst.

The Committee proceeded to the consideration of matters related to Committee business.

Pursuant the motion on 48 hour motion notice agreed on Tuesday, October 12, 2004:


Judy Wasylycia-Leis moved, — That the government of Canada develop skills and competence-related criteria for all government appointments, including Board Members and senior Officers of Crown Corporations and other government agencies, for which a Standing Committee has reviewing responsibility; and that this criteria specifically address the non-partisan nature of these appointments.

That the government then submit these criteria to each relevant Standing Committee of the House of Commons for consideration, and that the Committee be permitted to recommend changes if needed.

That the Government of Canada then publicly release, including publishing in the Canada Gazette, the approved criteria for each appointment.

That the names and qualifications of each nominee for an appointed position be referred to the appropriate Standing Committee prior to the date of their appointment, with an explanation of how each nominee’s qualification has met the established criteria.

That each committee (which oversees appointments), unless it unanimously decides otherwise, shall have at least one full meeting, as needed, to review any government nominees for appointment .


After debate, the question was put on the motion and it was agreed to, by a show of hands: YEAS: 9; NAYS: 1.


At 12:24 p.m., the Committee adjourned to the call of the Chair.


Richard Dupuis
Clerk of the Committee

2006/02/07 1:37 p.m.