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Meeting No. 33
Thursday, November 18, 2010

The Standing Committee on Public Accounts met at 11:06 a.m. this day, in Room 237-C, Centre Block, the Chair, the Hon. Joseph Volpe, presiding.


Members of the Committee present: Jean-Claude D'Amours, Meili Faille, Daryl Kramp, Andrew Saxton and Hon. Joseph Volpe.


Acting Members present: Malcolm Allen for David Christopherson, Ray Boughen for Terence Young, Bernard Généreux for Earl Dreeshen, Peter Goldring for Bev Shipley, Ed Holder for Earl Dreeshen, Jean-Yves Laforest for Richard Nadeau, Alexandra Mendes for Hon. Navdeep Bains and Maurice Vellacott for Bev Shipley.


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

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

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

Your Subcommittee met on Wednesday, November 17, 2010 to consider the business of the Committee and agreed to make the following recommendations:

1. That, pursuant to the motion adopted by the Committee on Thursday, April 15, 2010, in relation to correspondence concerning the implementation of the Committee’s recommendations in its report on Chapter 9, “Pension and Insurance Administration—Royal Canadian Mounted Police,” of the November 2006 Report of the Auditor General of Canada (2nd Report, 2nd Session of the 39th Parliament), the Chair be authorized to communicate with the government and that witnesses be invited to the Committee in the immediate future.

2. That, in relation to the documents concerning the West Block restoration project, requested from the Department of Public Works and Government Services pursuant to the motions adopted by the Committee on Thursday, October 21 and Tuesday, November 2, 2010, the analysts from the Library of Parliament be authorized to review the documents, categorize them and create a list for the use of the Committee.


Daryl Kramp moved, — That the report be amended by deleting recommendation no. 2.

Debate arose thereon.


After debate, the question was put on the motion and the result of the vote was announced: YEAS: 5; NAYS: 5.

Whereupon, the Chair voted in the negative.

Accordingly, the motion was negatived.


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


At 11:11 a.m., the sitting was suspended.

At 11:11 a.m., the sitting resumed in camera.

Pursuant to Standing Order 108(2), and the motion adopted by the Committee on Thursday, March 25, 2010, the Committee resumed consideration of the 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.

The Committee resumed consideration of a draft report.


At 1:03 p.m., the Committee adjourned to the call of the Chair.


Joann Garbig
Clerk of the Committee

2011-04-14 9:45 a.m.