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Meeting No. 29
Thursday, October 28, 2010

The Standing Committee on Public Accounts met in a televised session at 11:00 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, Jean-Claude D'Amours, Earl Dreeshen, Meili Faille, Daryl Kramp, Andrew Saxton, Bev Shipley, Hon. Joseph Volpe and Terence Young.


Acting Members present: Claude Bachand for Richard Nadeau and John Rafferty for David Christopherson.


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


Witnesses: Office of the Auditor General of Canada: Sheila Fraser, Auditor General of Canada; Jerome Berthelette, Assistant Auditor General; Ronnie Campbell, Assistant Auditor General.

Pursuant to Standing Order 108(3)(g), and the motion adopted on Thursday, October 21, 2010, the Committee commenced consideration of the Fall 2010 Report of the Auditor General of Canada, referred to the Committee on Tuesday, October 26, 2010.

Sheila Fraser made a statement and, with Ronnie Campbell, answered questions.


At 12:49 p.m., the sitting was suspended.

At 12:52 p.m., the sitting resumed.

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

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

Your Subcommittee met on Wednesday, October 27, 2010, to consider the business of the Committee and agreed to make the following recommendations:

1. That pursuant to Standing Order 108(3)(g), the Committee undertake a study of Chapter 6, “Acquisition of Military Helicopters,” of the Fall 2010 Report of the Auditor General of Canada; that the Committee begin its study during the week of November 2, 2010, subject to the availability of witnesses.

2. That, during the week of November 2, 2010, subject to the availability of witnesses, the Committee resume its study of the auditing of departmental financial statements – Main Estimates 2010-2011: Part III – 2010-2011 Report on Plans and Priorities and 2008-2009 Departmental Performance Report of the Office of the Auditor General of Canada.


It was agreed, — That the report of the Subcommittee be concurred in.


At 1:00 p.m., the Committee adjourned to the call of the Chair.


Joann Garbig
Clerk of the Committee

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