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MINUTES OF PROCEEDINGS
 
Meeting No. 8
 
Monday, April 12, 2010
 

The Standing Committee on Government Operations and Estimates met in a televised session at 3:31 p.m. this day, in Room 237-C, Centre Block, the Chair, Yasmin Ratansi, presiding.

 

Members of the Committee present: Diane Bourgeois, Patrick Brown, Rod Bruinooge, Jacques Gourde, Pat Martin, Richard Nadeau, Yasmin Ratansi and Chris Warkentin.

 

Acting Members present: Earl Dreeshen for Ed Holder, Gerard Kennedy for Martha Hall Findlay and Anthony Rota for Siobhan Coady.

 

In attendance: Library of Parliament: Philippe LeGoff, Analyst; Édison Roy-César, Analyst.

 

Witnesses: Treasury Board Secretariat: Michelle d'Auray, Secretary of the Treasury Board of Canada; Alister Smith, Assistant Secretary, Expenditure Management Sector. Library of Parliament: Mostafa Askari, Assistant Parliamentary Budget Officer, Economic and Fiscal Analysis, Office of the Parliamentary Budget Officer; Sahir Khan, Assistant Parliamentary Budget Officer, Expenditure and Revenue Analysis, Office of the Parliamentary Budget Officer; Ram Mathilakath, Manager, Expenditure and Revenue Analysis, Office of the Parliamentary Budget Officer; Kevin Page, Parliamentary Budget Officer; Peter Weltman, Financial Advisor, Expenditure and Revenue Analysis , Office of the Parliamentary Budget Officer.

 
Pursuant to Standing Order 108(3)(c) and the motion adopted by the Committee on Monday, March 15, 2010, the Committee resumed its study of the freeze on departmental budget envelopes and government operations.
 

Michelle d'Auray made a statement and, with the other witness, answered questions.

 

At 4:30 p.m., the sitting was suspended.

At 4:32 p.m., the sitting resumed.

 

Kevin Page made a statement and, with the other witnesses, answered questions.

 

Diane Bourgeois moved, — That, as part of its study on the freeze on departmental budget envelopes and government operations, the Committee ask the Treasury Board Secretariat to provide the following information: the projected and approved fiscal framework for the freeze, the annual reference levels of departmental spending, departmental savings strategies, service level standards, and the full business and operating costs of the departmental programs concerned.

Debate arose thereon.

 

It was agreed, — That debate on the motion of Diane Bourgeois resume at a future meeting so as to permit a more precise rewording of the motion.

 

At 5:22 p.m., the sitting was suspended.

 

At 5:23 p.m., the Committee proceeded to sit in camera.

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

At 5:31 p.m., the Committee adjourned to the call of the Chair.

 



Marc-Olivier Girard
Clerk of the Committee

 
 
2010/04/16 11:55 a.m.