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Meeting No. 23
Wednesday, April 30, 2014

The Standing Committee on Public Accounts met in a televised session at 3:31 p.m. this day, in Room 237-C, Centre Block, the Chair, David Christopherson, presiding.


Members of the Committee present: Dan Albas, Malcolm Allen, John Carmichael, David Christopherson, Ted Falk, Alain Giguère, Bryan Hayes, Yvonne Jones and Stephen Woodworth.


Acting Members present: Jeff Watson for Jay Aspin.


In attendance: Library of Parliament: Daniel Benatuil, Analyst; Alex Smith, Analyst.


Witnesses: Office of the Auditor General of Canada: Michael Ferguson, Auditor General of Canada; Régent Chouinard, Principal. Department of Transport: Louis Lévesque, Deputy Minister; Laureen Kinney, Associate Assistant Deputy Minister, Safety and Security Group; Luc Bourdon, Director General, Rail Safety.

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

It was agreed, — That, notwithstanding the motion adopted by the Committee on Wednesday, April 9, 2014, and subject to witness availability, the Committee plan its meeting on Monday, May 5, 2014, as follows:

• public hearing on Chapter 8, Disaster Relief for Producers — Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada, of the Fall 2013 Report of the Auditor General of Canada; or

• consideration of draft reports.

Pursuant to Standing Order 108(3)(g) and the motion adopted by the Committee on Monday, December 2, 2013, the Committee commenced consideration of Chapter 7, Oversight of Rail Safety — Transport Canada, of the Fall 2013 Report of the Auditor General of Canada, referred to the Committee on Tuesday, November 26, 2013.

Michael Ferguson and Louis Lévesque made statements and, with the other witnesses, answered questions.


At 5:11 p.m., the Committee adjourned to the call of the Chair.


Joann Garbig
Clerk of the Committee

2014/05/01 10:55 a.m.