The Chair presented the Fifth Report from the Subcommittee on Agenda and Procedure which read as follows:
FIFTH 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 FIFTH REPORT.
The Sub-Committee on Agenda and Procedure of the Standing Committee on Government Operations and Estimates met on Wednesday, October 5, 2005, and has agreed to recommend the following:
It was agreed, — That, pursuant to Standing Order 110 and 111 the Committee proceed to the examination of the following certificates of nomination:
- Max C. Lewis, proposed candidate for Chairman of the Board of the Royal Canadian Mint
- Ross Nicholls, proposed reappointment as CEO of Defence Construction Canada.
It was agreed, — That while Ross Nicholls is before the Committee that the Committee also study the Summaries of the Corporate Plan for 2004-2005 to 2008-2009, and of the Capital and Operating Budgets for 2004-2005 of Defence Construction (1951) Limited, pursuant to the Financial Administration Act, R. S. 1985, c. F-11, sbs. 125(4), referred to the Committee on September 21, 2005.
It was agreed, — That in both cases the Chair of the nominating committee also be invited to discuss the selection process.
It was agreed, — That the Committee invite the Honourable John McCallum, Minister of National Revenue and Minister Responsible for Canada Post Corporation, to discuss follow up to Mr. André Ouellet’s expenses as well as governance issues regarding both Canada Post and the Royal Canadian Mint.
It was agreed, — That the Committee invite Ms. Moya Greene to appear before the Committee to discuss general operations at Canada Post as well as issues regarding regional sorting plants.
It was agreed, — That the Committee continue its study of the Service Canada initiative and invite the Honourable Belinda Stronach, Minister of Human Resources and Skills Development and Minister responsible for Democratic Renewal to apprise the Committee of the Service Canada program.
It was agreed, — That the Committee also invite other witnesses such as academics and stakeholders to discuss Service Canada.
It was agreed, — That the Committee invite the Honourable Reg Alcock, President of the Treasury Board, to appear to discuss the proposed Shared Services initiative and to discuss the report on ministerial accountability.
It was agreed, — That the Committee invite representatives from the Office of the Governor General, the Privy Council Office and the Department of Foreign Affairs to discuss the overall expenditure plans of the Office of the Governor General including other related departmental spending and the upcoming travel program of the new Governor General
It was agreed, — That the Committee continue to monitor the progress of Bill C-11, and that following its passage in the Senate, that the Committee invite the Honourable Reg Alcock, President of the Treasury Board, and others, to participate in a follow-up session regarding plans for its implementation including a communications strategy for public servants and others affected by the legislation.
It was agreed, — That the Committee select several items from the Departmental Performance Reports and the Supplementary Estimates for study.
It was agreed, — That the Committee invite Maria Barrados, President of the Public Service Commission before the Committee to discuss funding for Officers of Parliament (as well as the Annual Report of the Public Service Commission referred to the Committee on October 6, 2005).
It was agreed, — That the Committee hold a round table discussion with other Chairs of Committees to discuss the Estimates process.
It was agreed, — That the Committee send a letter to the Privy Council Office to ascertain the progress of the settlement agreement given to George Radwanski, former Privacy Commissioner.