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MINUTES OF PROCEEDINGS
 
Meeting No. 28
 
Tuesday, June 16, 2009
 

The Standing Committee on Public Accounts met at 3:29 p.m. this day, in Room 237-C, Centre Block, the Chair, Shawn Murphy, presiding.

 

Members of the Committee present: David Christopherson, Bonnie Crombie, Luc Desnoyers, Meili Faille, Daryl Kramp, Hon. Shawn Murphy, Yasmin Ratansi, Andrew Saxton, Bev Shipley, John Weston and Terence Young.

 

In attendance: Library of Parliament: Andrew Kitching, Analyst; Alex Smith, Analyst.

 

Witnesses: Treasury Board Secretariat: Rod Monette, Comptroller General of Canada; Bill Matthews, Acting Assistant Comptroller General, Financial Management and Analysis Sector.

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

The Chair presented the Fourteenth Report from the Subcommittee on Agenda and Procedure which read as follows:

Your Subcommittee met on Tuesday, June 16, 2009, to consider the business of the Committee and agreed to make the following recommendation:

That in relation to the letter dated June 9, 2009, from the Comptroller General of Canada, the Committee concur in the request for endorsement of waivers to the publication of details related to ex gratia payments, payments of claims against the Crown and court awards in the 2009 Public Accounts of Canada.

 

On motion of David Christopherson, it was agreed, — That the Fourteenth Report of the Subcommittee on Agenda and Procedure of the Standing Committee on Public Accounts be adopted.

 
Pursuant to Standing Order 108(2) and the motion adopted by the Committee on Tuesday, June 9, 2009, the Committee commenced consideration of the order of the Committee adopted on Thursday, May 14, 2009, concerning Treasury Board Vote 35.
 

Rod Monette made a statement and, with Bill Matthews, answered questions.

 

At 4:39 p.m., the sitting was suspended.

 

At 4:40 p.m., the Committee resumed sitting in camera.

 
Pursuant to Standing Order 108(3)(g) and the motion adopted by the Committee on Thursday, April 23, 2009, the Committee resumed consideration of Chapter 1, "National Security: Intelligence and Information Sharing" of the 2009 Status Report of the Auditor General of Canada.
 

The Committee resumed consideration of a draft report.

 

It was agreed, — That the draft report, as amended, be adopted.

 

It was agreed, — That the report be entitled: "Chapter 1, National Security: Intelligence and Information Sharing of the 2009 Status Report of the Auditor General of Canada.

 

It was agreed, — That the Chair, Clerk and analyst be authorized to make such grammatical and editorial changes as may be necessary without changing the substance of the report.

 

It was agreed, — That the Chair present the report to the House.

 

It was agreed, — That, pursuant to Standing Order 109, the Committee request that the Government table a comprehensive response to the report.

 

It was agreed, — That the Clerk of the Committee prepare and issue a press release following the presentation of the report in the House.

 
Pursuant to Standing Order 108(3)(g) and the motion adopted by the Committee on Tuesday, April 28, 2009, the Committee resumed consideration of Chapter 4, "Managing Risks to Canada's Plant Resources - Canadian Food Inspection Agency" of the December 2008 Report of the Auditor General of Canada.
 

The Committee commenced consideration of a draft report.

 

It was agreed, — That the draft report, as amended, be adopted.

 

It was agreed, — That the report be entitled: "Chapter 4, Managing Risks to Canada's Plant Resources - Canadian Food Inspection Agency of the December 2008 Report of the Auditor General of Canada".

 

It was agreed, — That the Chair, Clerk and analyst be authorized to make such grammatical and editorial changes as may be necessary without changing the substance of the report.

 

It was agreed, — That the Chair present the report to the House.

 

It was agreed, — That, pursuant to Standing Order 109, the Committee request that the Government table a comprehensive response to the report.

 

It was agreed, — That the Clerk of the Committee prepare and issue a press release following the presentation of the report in the House.

 

At 5:27 p.m., the Committee adjourned to the call of the Chair.

 



Joann Garbig
Clerk of the Committee

 
 
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