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MINUTES OF PROCEEDINGS
 
Meeting No. 39
 
Thursday, May 19, 2005
 

The Standing Committee on Government Operations and Estimates met at 3:37 p.m. this day, in Room 269 West Block, the Chair, Leon Benoit, presiding.

 

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

 

Acting Members present: Pierre Poilievre for Randy White .

 

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

 
Pursuant to Standing Order 81(4), the Committee resumed consideration of the Main Estimates 2005-2006: Vote 10 under CANADA CUSTOMS AND REVENUE AGENCY; Votes 95, 100 and 105 under CANADIAN HERITAGE; Vote 1 under GOVERNOR GENERAL; Vote 1 under PARLIAMENT; Votes 1, 5 and 10 under PRIVY COUNCIL; Votes 1, 5 and 10 under PUBLIC WORKS AND GOVERNMENT SERVICES; Votes 1, 5, 10, 20, 25, 30 and 35 under TREASURY BOARD referred to the Committee on Friday, February 25, 2005.
 

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

 

Vote 10 under CANADA CUSTOMS AND REVENUE AGENCY less the amount voted in Interim Supply carried.

 

The Chair called Vote 95 under CANADIAN HERITAGE.

 

Vote 95 under CANADIAN HERITAGE less the amount voted in Interim Supply carried.

 

The Chair called Vote 100 under CANADIAN HERITAGE.

 
Vote 100 under CANADIAN HERITAGE less the amount voted in Interim Supply carried.
 
The Chair called Vote 105 under CANADIAN HERITAGE.
 

Vote 105 under CANADIAN HERITAGE less the amount voted in Interim Supply carried.

 

The Chair called Vote 1 under GOVERNOR GENERAL.

 

The question: "That Vote 1 under GOVERNOR GENERAL in the amount of $ 16,702,000.00 , less the amount voted in Interim Supply, be reduced by $ 334,040.00" was put and was negatived, by a show of hands: YEAS: 4; NAYS: 5.

 

Vote 1 under GOVERNOR GENERAL carried on division.

 

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.

 

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

 

The question: "That Vote 1 under PUBLIC WORKS AND GOVERNMENT SERVICES in the amount of $2,078,348,000, less the amount of voted in Interim Supply, be reduced by $296,699.97" was put and was negatived, by a show of hands: YEAS: 4; NAYS: 6.

 

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

 

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.

 

The Chair called Vote 25 under TREASURY BOARD.

 

Vote 25 under TREASURY BOARD less the amount voted in Interim Supply carried.

 

The Chair called Vote 30 under TREASURY BOARD.

 

Vote 30 under TREASURY BOARD less the amount voted in Interim Supply carried.

 

The Chair called Vote 35 under TREASURY BOARD.

 

Vote 35 under TREASURY BOARD less the amount voted in Interim Supply carried.

 

ORDERED, — That the Chair report Vote 10 under CANADA CUSTOMS AND REVENUE AGENCY; Votes 95, 100 and 105 under CANADIAN HERITAGE; Vote 1 under GOVERNOR GENERAL; Vote 1 under PARLIAMENT; Votes 1, 5 and 10 under PRIVY COUNCIL; Votes 1, 5 and 10 under PUBLIC WORKS AND GOVERNMENT SERVICES; Votes 1, 5, 10, 20, 25, 30 and 35 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 Committee resumed consideration of the motion of Joe Preston, — That the Committee recommend to the Treasury Board Secretariat that land held by the National Capital Commission and leased to the Queensway Carleton Hospital should be rented to the Hospital for $1.00 per year, and that furthermore any revenue the Hospital generates from this land should go to the Hospital exclusively, both of which shall be for as long as the hospital occupies the land.

 

On motion of Paul Szabo, it was agreed, — That the motion be amended by replacing the word “recommend” with the words “subject to hearing appropriate witnesses, consider recommending”.

 

The motion, as amended, read as follows:

That the Committee, subject to hearing appropriate witnesses, consider recommending to the Treasury Board Secretariat that land held by the National Capital Commission and leased to the Queensway Carleton Hospital should be rented to the Hospital for $1.00 per year, and that furthermore any revenue the Hospital generates from this land should go to the Hospital exclusively, both of which shall be for as long as the hospital occupies the land.

 

After debate, the question was put on the motion, as amended, and it was agreed to.

 

Joe Preston moved, — That the Committee report to the House the failure of the Minister of Public Works and Government Services to appear before this Committee for the second time upon the Committee's request and as a consequence that the Committee recommend the reduction of the amount of $296, 699.97 representing the amounts of the Minister’s salary, travel, and hospitality expenses.

 

The question was put on the motion and it was agreed to, by a show of hands: YEAS: 4; NAYS: 2.

 

At 4:41 p.m., the Committee adjourned to the call of the Chair.

 



Miriam Burke
Clerk of the Committee

 
 
2005-09-26 12:06 p.m.