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Meeting No. 25
Tuesday, October 5, 2010

The Standing Committee on Public Accounts met at 11:03 a.m. this day, in Room 237-C, Centre Block, the Chair, the Hon. Joseph Volpe, presiding.


Members of the Committee present: Hon. Navdeep Bains, David Christopherson, Jean-Claude D'Amours, Earl Dreeshen, Meili Faille, Daryl Kramp, Richard Nadeau, Andrew Saxton, Bev Shipley, Hon. Joseph Volpe and Terence Young.


Associate Members present: Malcolm Allen.


Other Members present: Hon. Larry Bagnell and Dennis Bevington.


In attendance: Library of Parliament: Alex Smith, Analyst; Sébastien T. Defoy, Analyst.


Witnesses: Office of the Auditor General of Canada: Sheila Fraser, Auditor General of Canada; Scott Vaughan, Commissioner of the Environment and Sustainable Development; Frank Barrett, Principal. Department of Indian Affairs and Northern Development: Michael Wernick, Deputy Minister; Patrick Borbey, Assistant Deputy Minister, Northern Affairs. Department of the Environment: Paul Boothe, Deputy Minister. Department of Human Resources and Skills Development: Ian Shugart, Deputy Minister. Canadian Northern Economic Development Agency: Nicole Jauvin, Deputy Minister and President.

Pursuant to Standing Order 108(3)(g), the Committee commenced consideration of Chapter 4, “Sustaining Development in the Northwest Territories,” of the Spring 2010 Report of the Auditor General of Canada.

Sheila Fraser, Michael Wernick, Paul Boothe, Ian Shugart and Nicole Jauvin made statements and answered questions.

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

It was agreed, — That on Thursday, October 7, 2010, pursuant to the motion adopted by the Committee on Thursday, April 22, 2010, the Committee proceed with its study of Chapter 5, “Scientific Research - Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada,” of the Spring 2010 Report of the Auditor General of Canada, subject to witness availability, and that should witnesses be unavailable, the Committee proceed to consider draft reports.


At 1:04 p.m., the Committee adjourned to the call of the Chair.


Joann Garbig
Clerk of the Committee

2010/10/05 4:22 p.m.