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Meeting No. 9
Tuesday, November 23, 2004

The Standing Committee on Government Operations and Estimates met in a televised session at 9:04 a.m. this day, in Room 269 West Block, the Vice-Chair, Paul Szabo, presiding.


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


Acting Members present: Peter Julian for Pat Martin.


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


Appearing: Hon. Reg Alcock, President of the Treasury Board.


Witnesses: Office of the Governor General: Barbara Uteck, Secretary to the Governor General; JoAnn MacKenzie, Director General, Corporate Services. Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat: Dennis Kam, Executive Director, Corporate Services; Stephen Silcox, Special Advisor, Corporate Services. Privy Council Office: Robert A. Wright, National Security Advisor to the Prime Minister and Associate Secretary to the Cabinet; Susan Burns-McIntyre, Acting Director, Financial Services. Canadian Intergovernmental Conference Secretariat: André M. McArdle, Acting Secretary; Ronald L. Richer, Director, Corporate Services. Canadian Transportation Accident Investigation and Safety Board: Charles H. Simpson, Interim Chairman; David Kinsman, Executive Director; Jean L. Laporte, Director, Corporate Services.

Pursuant to Standing Order 81(4), the Committee resumed consideration of the Main Estimates 2004-2005: Votes 1, 5, 10 and 20 under Treasury Board; Vote 1 under Governor General; Votes 1, 5, 15 and 20 under Privy Council referred to the Committee on October 8, 2004.
Pursuant to Standing Order 81(5), the Committee resumed consideration of the Supplementary Estimates (A) 2004-2005: Votes 1a, 15a, 26a and 32a under Treasury Board and 1a and 20a under Privy Council referred to the Committee on November 4, 2004.
At 9:10 a.m., Leon Benoit took the Chair.
Barbara Uteck made a statement with JoAnn MacKenzie answered questions.

At 9:59 a.m., the sitting was suspended.

At 10:03 a.m., the sitting resumed.


The Minister made a statement and answered questions.


At 11:04 a.m., the sitting was suspended.

At 11:12 a.m., the sitting resumed.

Robert A. Wright made a statement with Susan Burns-McIntyre answered questions.

At 12:09 p.m., the sitting was suspended.

At 12:12 p.m., the sitting resumed.

André M. McArdle and Charles H. Simpson each made a statement with Ronald L. Richer answered questions.

At 1:00 p.m., the Committee adjourned to the call of the Chair.


Miriam Burke
Clerk of the Committee

2005/03/03 10:19 a.m.