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MINUTES OF PROCEEDINGS
 
Meeting No. 5
 
Wednesday, May 17, 2006
 

The Standing Committee on Finance met at 3:40 p.m. this day, in Room 362, East Block, the Chair, Brian Pallister, presiding.

 

Members of the Committee present: Diane Ablonczy, Rick Dykstra, Luc Harvey, Yvan Loubier, Hon. John McCallum, Hon. John McKay, Massimo Pacetti, Brian Pallister, Michael Savage, Thierry St-Cyr, Hon. Garth Turner and Judy Wasylycia-Leis.

 

In attendance: Library of Parliament: June Dewetering, Principal; Alexandre Laurin, Analyst.

 

Witnesses: Office of the Superintendent of Financial Institutions Canada: Nicholas Le Pan, Superintendent of Financial Institutions.

 
Pursuant to Standing Order 81(4), the Committee commenced consideration of the Main Estimates 2006-2007: VOTE 35 under FINANCE (Office of the Superintendent of Financial Institutions), referred to the Committee onTuesday, April 25, 2006.
 

By unanimous consent, the Chair calls Vote 35 under FINANCE (Office of the Superintendent of Financial Institutions Canada).

 

The witness made a statement and answered questions.

 

Judy Wasylycia-Leis moved, — That the Standing Committee on Finance request that the government of Canada develop skills and competence-related criteria for all government appointments, including Board Members and senior Officers of Crown Corporations and other government agencies, for which the Standing Committee on Finance has reviewing responsibility; and that this criteria specifically address the non-partisan nature of these appointments.

That the Standing Committee on Finance request that the government then submit this criteria to the Standing Committee for consideration, and approval with amendment if necessary.

That the Standing Committee request that the Government of Canada then publicly release, including publishing in the Canada Gazette, the committee-approved criteria for each appointment.

That the names and qualifications of each nominee for an appointed position be referred to the Standing Committee on Finance prior to the date of their appointment, with an explanation of how each nominee’s qualification has met the established criteria.

That the Standing Committee on Finance, unless it unanimously decides otherwise, shall have at least one full meeting every two months to review government nominees for appointment..

Debate arose thereon.

 

Massimo Pacetti moved, — That the motion be amended by deleting section 5 which reads as follows:

That the Standing Committee on Finance, unless it unanimously decides otherwise, shall have at least one full meeting every two months to review government nominees for appointment.

 

After debate, the question was put on the amendment of Massimo Pacetti and it was agreed to.

 

The question was put on the motion, as amended, and it was negatived, by a show of hands: YEAS: 3; NAYS: 8.

 

John McCallum moved, — That all notices of motion that have been circulated and have received the requisite 48 hours notice, shall be put on the agenda for all meetings until such time as the motion has been disposed of.

 

The question was put on the motion and it was agreed to, by a show of hands: YEAS: 6; NAYS: 4.

 

At 5:21 p.m., the Committee adjourned to the call of the Chair.

 



Elizabeth B. Kingston
Clerk of the Committee

 
 
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