The Chair presented the Third Report from the Subcommittee on Agenda and Procedure which read as follows:
THIRD 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 THIRD REPORT.
The Sub-Committee on Agenda and Procedure of the Standing Committee on Government Operations and Estimates met on Monday, December 13, 2004, and has agreed to recommend the following:
It was agreed, — That the Committee proceed to the consideration of the draft report on the appointment process for top executives, including members of the Board, of Crown Corporations, Agencies and Foundations
On Bill C-11.
It was agreed, — That the Committee invite the following groups to appear after the winter break:
The Association of Professional Executives of the Public Service (APEX);
Staff Relations Representative Program (S.R.R.) from the
Office of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police;
Officials from the Department of Justice;
Independent Legal Counsel / Law Clerk and Parliamentary Counsel;
Association of Canadian Financial Officers;
Mme Joanne Bouvier, Former Special Assistant in Minister Gagliano's Office;
It was agreed, —That the Committee invite the following groups to submit a written brief:
Canadian Newspaper Association;
Canadian Opportunities Partnership;
Civil Liberties Association, National Capital Region.
It was agreed, — That the Committee invite the following witnesses to appear again as a follow up to their initial appearance:
The President of the Public Service Commission, the
Public Service Alliance of Canada
and the Public Service Integrity Officer
It was agreed, — That the Committee consider Bill C-8 following the winter break.
It was agreed, — That the Committee invite the Auditor General to appear to discuss chapters in her report which are relevant to the Committee’s mandate.
It was agreed, — That the Committee respond to the letter of the Government House Leader concerning prior parliamentary review of appointments in order to reserve the option of having any of the available appointments referred to Committee for prior parliamentary review.
It was agreed, — That the Committee request that the Government House Leader provide more information regarding the appointment positions.