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.