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Meeting No. 27
Wednesday, May 14, 2014

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, David Christopherson, presiding.


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


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; Dale Shier, Principal; Dawn Campbell, Director. Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada: Tina Namiesniowski, Assistant Deputy Minister, Programs Branch; Rosser Lloyd, Director General, Business Risk Management Program Directorate.


It was agreed, — That ten (10) minutes be set aside at the end of the meeting for the consideration of matters relating to Committee Business.

Pursuant to Standing Order 108(3)(g) and the motion adopted by the Committee on Monday, April 7, 2014, the Committee commenced consideration of Chapter 8, Disaster Relief for Producers — Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada, of the Fall 2013 Report of the Auditor General of Canada, referred to the Committee on Tuesday, November 26, 2013.

Michael Ferguson and Tina Namiesniowski made statements and, with Rosser Lloyd, answered questions.


On motion of Dan Albas, it was agreed, — That the Committee proceed to sit in camera.


At 5:07 p.m., the sitting was suspended.

At 5:08 p.m., the sitting resumed in camera.

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

At 5:10 p.m., the sitting was suspended.

At 5:11 p.m., the sitting resumed.


The Committee resumed the consideration of matters related to Committee business


It was agreed, — That in relation to the annual conference of the Canadian Council of Public Accounts Committees (CCPAC), the proposed budget in the amount of $ 31,068.15, for the Committee’s travel to St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador, in August 2014, be adopted.


It was agreed, — That, notwithstanding the motion adopted by the Committee on Monday, May 12, 2014, the public hearing on Chapter 8, Meeting Needs for Key Statistical Data — Statistics Canada, of the Spring 2014 Report of the Auditor General of Canada be rescheduled subject to witness availability.


At 5:17 p.m., the Committee adjourned to the call of the Chair.


Joann Garbig
Clerk of the Committee

2014/05/15 11:51 a.m.