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Meeting No. 8
Tuesday, April 13, 2010

The Standing Committee on Public Accounts met in a televised session at 9:03 a.m. this day, in Room 237-C, Centre Block, the Vice-Chair, Daryl Kramp, presiding.


Members of the Committee present: Josée Beaudin, David Christopherson, Earl Dreeshen, Meili Faille, Daryl Kramp, Derek Lee, Hon. Shawn Murphy, Andrew Saxton, Bev Shipley and Terence Young.


Acting Members present: Hon. Hedy Fry for Hon. Stéphane Dion and Yasmin Ratansi for Hon. Shawn Murphy.


In attendance: Library of Parliament: Maria Edwards, Analyst; Alex Smith, Analyst.


Witnesses: Department of Human Resources and Skills Development: Janice Charette, Deputy Minister. Department of Citizenship and Immigration: Claudette Deschênes, Assistant Deputy Minister, Operations. Office of the Auditor General of Canada: Richard Flageole, Assistant Auditor General; Sheila Fraser, Auditor General of Canada. Department of Human Resources and Skills Development: Andrew Kenyon, Director General, Temporary Foreign Workers Directorate. Department of Citizenship and Immigration: Les Linklater, Assistant Deputy Minister, Strategic and Program Policy. Office of the Auditor General of Canada: Suzanne Therrien, Principal. Department of Citizenship and Immigration: Neil Yeates, Deputy Minister.


It was agreed, — That the meeting be televised.

Pursuant to Standing Order 108(3)(g) and the motion adopted by the Committee on Thursday, March 11, 2010, the Committee commenced consideration of Chapter 2, "Selecting Foreign Workers Under the Immigration Program" of the Fall 2009 Report of the Auditor General of Canada.

Sheila Fraser, Neil Yeates and Janice Charette made statements and, with Les Linklater, Claudette Deschênes and Andrew Kenyon, answered questions.

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

It was agreed, — That the matter of televising Committee meetings be referred to the Subcommittee on Agenda and Procedure.


At 10:51 a.m., the Committee adjourned to the call of the Chair.


Joann Garbig
Clerk of the Committee

2010/04/14 11:39 a.m.