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MINUTES OF PROCEEDINGS
 
Meeting No. 32
 
Tuesday, October 26, 2010
 

The Standing Committee on Government Operations and Estimates met in a televised session at 8:44 a.m. this day, in Room 253-D, Centre Block, the Chair, the Hon. John McKay, presiding.

 

Members of the Committee present: Diane Bourgeois, Paul Calandra, Blaine Calkins, Jacques Gourde, Ed Holder, Pat Martin, Hon. John McKay, Hon. Geoff Regan and Chris Warkentin.

 

Acting Members present: Hon. Denis Coderre for Siobhan Coady and Marc Lemay for Robert Vincent.

 

Associate Members present: Thomas J. Mulcair.

 

In attendance: Library of Parliament: Édison Roy-César, Analyst; Maxime-Olivier Thibodeau, Analyst.

 

Witnesses: Department of Public Works and Government Services: Jacques A. Leclerc, Senior Director, Real Property Contracting Directorate; Pierre-Marc Mongeau, Assistant Deputy Minister, Parliamentary Precinct Branch; Tom Ring, Assistant Deputy Minister, Acquisitions Branch; Robert A. Wright, Director General, Major Crown Projects.

 
Pursuant to Standing Order 108(3)(c)(i) and the motion adopted by the Committee on Tuesday, October 19, 2010, the Committee commenced its study of the management of the Department of Public Works and Government Services in awarding of contracts for the renovation of parliamentary buildings.
 

Pierre-Marc Mongeau and Tom Ring made statements and, with the other witnesses, answered questions.

 

At 9:48 a.m., the sitting was suspended.

At 9:51 a.m., the Committee resumed sitting in camera.

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

At 10:02 a.m., the sitting was suspended.

At 10:09 a.m., the Committee resumed sitting in camera.

 

It was agreed, — That Julia Gersovitz and Norman Glouberman be summoned to appear before the Committee on Tuesday, November 2, 2010, at 9:45 a.m. in room 237-C, Centre Block.

 

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

1. That the Committee, for its meeting on Tuesday, October 26, 2010, with regard to the study on the management of the Department of Public Works and Government Services in awarding of contracts for the renovation of parliamentary buildings, invite to appear, relevant officials from the Department for the first hour of meeting, and Paul Sauvé, for the second hour of meeting;

2. That the meetings of Thursdays, October 28, 2010, and November 4, 2010, be devoted to the study on the effectiveness, management and operation of the expenses incurred for the G8/G20 Summits, and that the choice of witnesses for these two meetings be left with the Chair;

3. That the Committee, for its meeting on Tuesday, November 2, 2010, with regard to the study on the management of the Department of Public Works and Government Services in awarding of contracts for the renovation of parliamentary buildings, invite to appear Christian Paradis, former minister of Public Works and Government Services, for the first hour of meeting, and Gilles Varin, for the second hour of meeting.

 

It was agreed, — That recommendation No. 3 be amended as follow: “That the Committee, for its meeting on Tuesday, November 2, 2010, with regard to the study on the management of the Department of Public Works and Government Services in awarding of contracts for the renovation of parliamentary buildings, invite to appear Gilles Varin, for the first hour of meeting, and hear from Julia Gersovitz and Norman Glouberman, for the second hour of meeting”.

 

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

 

It was agreed, — That the appearance of Christian Paradis be postponed to a later date.

 

At 10:38 a.m., the Committee adjourned to the call of the Chair.

 



Marc-Olivier Girard
Clerk of the Committee

 
 
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