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Meeting No. 40
Tuesday, May 31, 2005

The Standing Committee on Government Operations and Estimates met in a televised session at 3:32 p.m. this day, in Room 253-D Centre Block, the Vice-Chair, Paul Szabo, presiding.


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


Acting Members present: Gary Lunn for Leon Benoit, Gary Lunn for Joe Preston, Brian Pallister for Leon Benoit and Pierre Poilievre for Randy White.


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


Witnesses: Royal Canadian Mint: Emmanuel Triassi, Chairperson, Board of Directors; David Dingwall, President and CEO; Richard F. Neville, Vice-President.

Pursuant to Standing Order 108(2) and the motion adopted by the Committee on April 12, 2005, the Committee commenced its examination of the Contract entered into by the Royal Canadian Mint with Tim Hortons for the distribution of the Poppy Coin.

Emmanuel Triassi and Hon. David Dingwall made statements and answered questions.

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

On motion of Guy Lauzon, it was agreed, — That the Committee calls representatives of the Privy Council Office and other relevant witnesses to appear before it to discuss the activities and finances of the “intergovernmental coordination group” (also known as the “Gomery War Room”).


On motion of Diane Marleau, it was agreed, — That pursuant to Standing Orders 110 and 111 and the Order of Reference from the House on Monday, May 9, 2005 the Committee waives further consideration of the certificate of nomination of Mr. André McArdle, to the position of Secretary of the Canadian Intergovernmental Conference Secretariat.


It was agreed, — That further discussion on the Royal Canadian Mint and Tim Hortons, as well as questions related to the broader management of the Royal Canadian Mint, be referred to the Subcommittee on Agenda and Procedure.


At 5:30 p.m., the Committee adjourned to the call of the Chair.


Miriam Burke
Clerk of the Committee

2005-06-23 8:05 a.m.