Skip to main content Start of content

OGGO Committee Meeting

Notices of Meeting include information about the subject matter to be examined by the committee and date, time and place of the meeting, as well as a list of any witnesses scheduled to appear. The Evidence is the edited and revised transcript of what is said before a committee. The Minutes of Proceedings are the official record of the business conducted by the committee at a sitting.

For an advanced search, use Publication Search tool.

If you have any questions or comments regarding the accessibility of this publication, please contact us at accessible@parl.gc.ca.

Previous day publication Next day publication
MINUTES OF PROCEEDINGS
 
Meeting No. 25
 
Tuesday, March 22, 2005
 

The Standing Committee on Government Operations and Estimates met in a televised session at 3:32 p.m. this day, in Room 237-C Centre Block, the Chair, Leon Benoit, presiding.

 

Members of the Committee present: Leon Benoit, Ken Boshcoff, Marcel Gagnon, Marc Godbout, Guy Lauzon, Diane Marleau, Joe Preston, Francis Scarpaleggia, Paul Szabo and Louise Thibault.

 

Acting Members present: Ed Komarnicki for Randy White and Benoît Sauvageau for Marcel Gagnon.

 

Other Members present: Judi Longfield.

 

In attendance: Library of Parliament: Philippe Le Goff, Analyst; Tara Gray, Analyst.

 

Witnesses: As an Individual: Dino Chiesa. Royal Canadian Mounted Police: Pierre Lange, Deputy Commissioner, Federal Services. Department of Justice: Gilbert Groulx, Senior Counsel, Legal Services.

 
Pursuant to Standing Orders 110 and 111, the Committee commenced consideration of the certificate of nomination of Dino Chiesa to the position of Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation which was referred to the Committee on January 19, 2005.
 

The witness made a statement and answered questions.

 

At 4:41 p.m., the sitting was suspended.

At 4:44 p.m., the sitting resumed.

 
Pursuant to the Order of Reference of Monday, October 18, 2004, the Committee resumed consideration of Bill C-11, An Act to establish a procedure for the disclosure of wrongdoings in the public sector, including the protection of persons who disclose the wrongdoings.
 

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

The Chair called Clause 2.

 

Pierre Lange made a statement and answered questions.

 

At 5:23 p.m., the Committee proceeded to sit in camera.

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

It was agreed, — That the Committee waive further consideration of the certificate of nomination of Dino Chiesa and convey its support of the nomination of Dino Chiesa to the position of Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation.

 

It was agreed, — That the Committee waive further consideration of the nomination of Guy Giguère to the position of Chairperson of the Public Service Staffing Tribunal.

 

It was agreed, — That the Clerk make the necessary arrangements for a working lunch at the Parliamentary Restaurant following the appearance of Mr. Louis Clark, President of the Government Accountability Project (Washington, D.C.), on Thursday, March 24, 2005.

 

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

FOURTH 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 FOURTH REPORT.

The Sub-Committee on Agenda and Procedure of the Standing Committee on Government Operations and Estimates met on Thursday, March 10, 2005, and has agreed to recommend the following:

It was agreed, — That the Committee carry out a general review of the Main Estimates;

It was agreed, — That the Committee study Vote 1 under GOVERNOR GENERAL in the Main Estimates 2005-2006;

It was agreed, — That the Committee select Service Canada for its detailed study of selected estimates;

It was agreed, — That the Committee study the Certificate of Nomination of Dino Chiesa, Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation referred to the Committee on Wednesday, January 19, 2005, prior to April 4, 2005;

It was agreed, — That the Committee postpone until Autumn 2005 a study on reserve funds such as the Unity Fund, and a study of the appointment process.

Respectfully submitted

Leon Benoit

Chair

 

It was agreed, — That the report of the Subcommittee be concurred in.

 

The Committee commenced consideration of the draft report regarding the timeframe allowed for the study of the Supplementary Estimates (B) 2004-2005.

 

It was agreed, — That the draft report be adopted.

 

ORDERED, — That the Chair present the Report to the House.

 

At 5:29 p.m., the Committee adjourned to the call of the Chair.

 



Miriam Burke
Clerk of the Committee

 
 
2005-04-19 4:28 p.m.