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Meeting No. 38
Tuesday, December 7, 2010

The Standing Committee on Public Accounts met in a televised session at 11:05 a.m. this day, in Room 253-D, 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, Richard Nadeau, Andrew Saxton, Bev Shipley, Hon. Joseph Volpe and Terence Young.


Acting Members present: Jack Harris for David Christopherson.


Associate Members present: Malcolm Allen.


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; John Reed, Principal. Department of National Defence: Robert Fonberg, Deputy Minister; LGen André Deschamps, Chief of Air Staff; Dan Ross, Assistant Deputy Minister (Materiel); VAdm Bruce Donaldson, Vice Chief of the Defence Staff. Department of Public Works and Government Services: François Guimont, Deputy Minister and Deputy Receiver General for Canada; Tom Ring, Assistant Deputy Minister, Acquisitions Branch. Treasury Board Secretariat: John Ossowski, Assistant Secretary, International Affairs, Security and Justice.

Pursuant to Standing Order 108(3)(g), and the motion adopted by the Committee on Thursday, October 28, 2010, the Committee commenced consideration of Chapter 6, “Acquisition of Military Helicopters,” of the Fall 2010 Report of the Auditor General of Canada.

Sheila Fraser, Robert Fonberg, François Guimont and John Ossowski made statements and, with LGen André Deschamps, Dan Ross, VAdm Bruce Donaldson and Jerome Berthelette, answered questions.


At 12:54 p.m., the Committee adjourned to the call of the Chair.


Joann Garbig
Clerk of the Committee

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