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Meeting No. 42
Thursday, February 3, 2011

The Standing Committee on Public Accounts met at 3:33 p.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.


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 Sixteenth Report from the Subcommittee on Agenda and Procedure which read as follows:

Your Subcommittee met on Wednesday, February 2, 2011, to consider the business of the Committee and agreed to make the following recommendations:

1. That, in relation to the motion adopted by the Committee on Thursday, October 28, 2010, the Committee schedule an additional hearing on Chapter 6, “Acquisition of Military Helicopters,“ of the Fall 2010 Report of the Auditor General of Canada; and that the following witnesses be invited to appear on Tuesday, February 15, 2011:

o Chief Financial Officer, Department of National Defence

o Chief Financial Officer, Department of Public Works and Government Services

o Senior officials, Treasury Board Secretariat of Canada.

2. That the Committee take note of the invitation to the 11th Biennial Conference of the Australasian Council of Public Accounts Committees (ACPAC), taking place in Perth, Western Australia, April 27-30, 2011.


Meili Faille moved, — That the report be adopted.

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 affirmative.

Accordingly, the motion was agreed to.


It was agreed, — That the Clerk of the Committee, in consultation with the Chair, prepare a draft budget respecting the Committee's proposed travel to Perth, Western Australia, in relation to the 11th Biennial Conference of the Australasian Council of Public Accounts Committees (ACPAC), April 27-30, 2011, for consideration by the Committee.


At 4:05 p.m., the sitting was suspended.

At 4:09 p.m., the sitting resumed in camera.

Pursuant to Standing Order 108(3)(g), and the motion adopted by the Committee on Thursday, November 4, 2010, the Committee resumed consideration of Chapter 3, “Service Delivery,” of the Fall 2010 Report of the Auditor General of Canada.

The Committee commenced consideration of a draft report.


At 5:32 p.m., the Committee adjourned to the call of the Chair.


Joann Garbig
Clerk of the Committee

2011-04-18 2:17 p.m.