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Meeting No. 45
Tuesday, February 15, 2011

The Standing Committee on Public Accounts met in a televised session at 3:30 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.


Witnesses: House of Commons: Rob R. Walsh, Law Clerk and Parliamentary Counsel. Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada: Chantal Bernier, Assistant Privacy Commissioner; Nathalie Daigle, Acting Senior Counsel.

Pursuant to Standing Order 108(3)(g), and the motion adopted by the Committee on Thursday, December 9, 2010, the Committee resumed consideration of the Report of the Auditor General of Canada on the Public Sector Integrity Commissioner of Canada, referred to the Committee on Thursday, December 9, 2010.

Chantal Bernier and Rob R. Walsh made statements.


Navdeep Bains moved, — That the Committee sit in camera.


The question was put on the motion and it was negatived, by a show of hands: YEAS: 2; NAYS: 8.


David Christopherson moved, — That the Committee continue to sit in public to question the witnesses from the Office of the Privacy Commissioner and proceed to sit in camera to question the Law Clerk.


The question was put on the motion and it was agreed to, by a show of hands: YEAS: 4; NAYS: 3.


The witnesses answered questions.


At 5:00 p.m., the sitting was suspended.

At 5:02 p.m., the sitting resumed in camera.


Rob. R. Walsh answered questions.


At 5:35 p.m., the Committee adjourned to the call of the Chair.


Joann Garbig
Clerk of the Committee

2011/02/17 2:54 p.m.