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MINUTES OF PROCEEDINGS
 
Meeting No. 10
 
Thursday, November 25, 2004
 

The Standing Committee on Government Operations and Estimates met at 11:07 a.m. this day, in Room 308 West Block, the Chair, Leon E.Benoit, presiding.

 

Members of the Committee present: Leon E. Benoit, Ken Boshcoff, Marcel Gagnon, Marc Godbout, Diane Marleau, Pat Martin, James Moore, Joe Preston, Francis Scarpaleggia, Paul Szabo, Louise Thibault and Randy White.

 

In attendance: Library of Parliament: Jack Stilborn, Analyst; Tara Gray, Analyst.

 
Pursuant to Standing Order 81(4), the Committee resumed consideration of the Main Estimates 2004-2005: Vote 10 under Canada Customs and Revenue Agency; Vote 1 under Governor General; Vote 1 under Parliament; Votes 1, 5, 10, 15, 20, 45 and 50 under Privy Council; Votes 1, 5 and 10 under Public Works and Government Services; Votes 1, 5, 10 and 20 under Treasury Board referred to the Committee on October 8, 2004.
 

The Chair called Vote 10 under CANADA CUSTOMS AND REVENUE AGENCY.

 

Randy White moved, — That Vote 10 under CANADA CUSTOMS AND REVENUE AGENCY in the amount of $197,210,000 less the amount voted in Interim Supply, be reduced by $ 25,000.

Debate arose thereon.

 

The question was put on the motion and it was negatived, by a show of hands: YEAS: 5; NAYS: 6.

 

Vote 10 under CANADA CUSTOMS AND REVENUE AGENCY, less the amount voted in Interim Supply, carried by a show of hands: YEAS: 7; NAYS: 4.

 

The Chair called Vote 1 under GOVERNOR GENERAL.

 

Louise Thibault moved, — That Vote 1 under GOVERNOR GENERAL in the amount of $16,684,000, less the amount voted in Interim Supply, be reduced by $417,100.

Debate arose thereon.

 

The question was put on the motion and it was agreed to, by a show of hands: YEAS: 8; NAYS: 2.

 

Vote 1 under GOVERNOR GENERAL, as reduced, carried.

 

The Chair called Vote 1 under PARLIAMENT.

 

Vote 1 under PARLIAMENT, less the amount voted in Interim Supply, carried.

 

The Chair called Vote 1 under PRIVY COUNCIL.

 

James Moore moved, — That Vote 1 under PRIVY COUNCIL in the amount of $111,358,000, less the amount voted in Interim Supply, be reduced by $ 127,223.

Debate arose thereon.

 

The question was put on the motion and it was agreed to, by a show of hands: YEAS: 6; NAYS: 4.

 

Vote 1 under PRIVY COUNCIL, as reduced, carried.

 

The Chair called Vote 5 under PRIVY COUNCIL.

 

Vote 5 under PRIVY COUNCIL, less the amount voted in Interim Supply, carried.

 

The Chair called Vote 10 under PRIVY COUNCIL.

 

Vote 10 under PRIVY COUNCIL, less the amount voted in Interim Supply, carried.

 

The Chair called Vote 15 under PRIVY COUNCIL.

 

Vote 15 under PRIVY COUNCIL, less the amount voted in Interim Supply, carried.

 

The Chair called Vote 20 under PRIVY COUNCIL.

 

Vote 20 under PRIVY COUNCIL, less the amount voted in Interim Supply, carried.

 

The Chair called Vote 45 under PRIVY COUNCIL.

 

Vote 45 under PRIVY COUNCIL, less the amount voted in Interim Supply, carried.

 

The Chair called Vote 50 under PRIVY COUNCIL.

 
Vote 50 under PRIVY COUNCIL, less the amount voted in Interim Supply, carried.
 

The Chair called Vote 1 under PUBLIC WORKS AND GOVERNMENT SERVICES.

 

Vote 1 under PUBLIC WORKS AND GOVERNMENT SERVICES, less the amount voted in Interim Supply, carried.

 
The Chair called Vote 5 under PUBLIC WORKS AND GOVERNMENT SERVICES.
 
Vote 5 under PUBLIC WORKS AND GOVERNMENT SERVICES, less the amount voted in Interim Supply, carried.
 
The Chair called Vote 10 under PUBLIC WORKS AND GOVERNMENT SERVICES.
 
Vote 10 under PUBLIC WORKS AND GOVERNMENT SERVICES, less the amount voted in Interim Supply, carried.
 

The Chair called Vote 1 under TREASURY BOARD.

 

Vote 1 under TREASURY BOARD, less the amount voted in Interim Supply, carried.

 

The Chair called Vote 5 under TREASURY BOARD.

 
Vote 5 under TREASURY BOARD, less the amount voted in Interim Supply, carried.
 

The Chair called Vote 10 under TREASURY BOARD.

 
Vote 10 under TREASURY BOARD, less the amount voted in Interim Supply, carried.
 

The Chair called Vote 20 under TREASURY BOARD.

 
Vote 20 under TREASURY BOARD, less the amount voted in Interim Supply, carried.
 

ORDERED, — That the Chair report Vote 10 under CANADA CUSTOMS AND REVENUE AGENCY; Vote 1 under GOVERNOR GENERAL, as reduced; Vote 1 under PARLIAMENT; Vote 1 under PRIVY COUNCIL, as reduced; Votes 5, 10, 15, 20, 45 and 50 under PRIVY COUNCIL; Votes 1, 5 and 10 under PUBLIC WORKS AND GOVERNMENT SERVICES; and, Votes 1, 5, 10 and 20 under TREASURY BOARD, less the amounts voted in Interim Supply, to the House.

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

The Chair presented the Second Report from the Subcommittee on Agenda and Procedure which read as follows:

 

SECOND REPORT OF THE SUB-COMMITTEE ON AGENDA AND PROCEDURE

The Subcommittee on Agenda and Procedure of the Standing Committee on Government Operations and Estimates has the honour to present its SECOND REPORT.

The Sub-Committee on Agenda and Procedure of the Standing Committee on Government Operations and Estimates met on Monday, November 22, 2004, and has agreed to recommend the following:

It was agreed, — That the Committee invite the President of the Treasury Board to appear to discuss the appointment process for top executives, including members of the board, of Crown corporations, agencies and foundations.

It was agreed, — That the Committee report its findings to the House regarding the appointment process for top executives, including members of the board, of Crown corporations, agencies and foundations.

It was agreed, — That the Committee consider inviting the following witnesses to appear at a panel discussion in relation to Bill C-11: Chiv Chopra, Selwyn A. Pietres, Brian McAdam, Canadian Opportunities Partnership.

It was agreed, — That the Committee consider inviting the following groups to appear on Bill C-11: the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation; and at a panel discussion, the Canadian Newspaper Association, the Mounted Police Legal Fundation.

Respectfully submitted,

Leon Benoit

Chair

 

On motion of Louise Thibault, it was agreed, — That the President of the Treasury Board be asked to provide to the Committee a proposed policy document on the appointment process for top executives, including members of the board, of Crown corporations, agencies and foundations.

 

It was agreed, — That the Committee begin consideration of Bill C-8, An Act to amend the Financial Administration Act, the Canada School of Public Service Act and the Official Languages Act.

 

It was agreed, — That the Privacy Commissioner of Canada be invited to appear in relation to Bill C-11.

 

On motion of Marc Godbout, it was agreed, — That the report of the Subcommittee be concurred in.

 

At 12:46 p.m., the Committee adjourned to the call of the Chair.

 



Miriam Burke
Clerk of the Committee

 
 
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