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Minutes of Proceedings

42nd Parliament, 1st Session
Meeting No. 120
Thursday, February 15, 2018, 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Televised
Presiding
Yasmin Ratansi, Vice-Chair (Liberal)

Library of Parliament
• Lindsay McGlashan, Analyst
• Hon. Scott Brison, P.C., M.P., President of the Treasury Board
Treasury Board Secretariat
• Yaprak Baltacioglu, Secretary of the Treasury Board of Canada
• Renée LaFontaine, Chief Financial Officer and Assistant Secretary, Corporate Services Sector
• Brian Pagan, Assistant Secretary, Expenditure Management Sector
• Marcia Santiago, Executive Director, Expenditure Management Sector


• Hon. Scott Brison, P.C., M.P., President of the Treasury Board
Treasury Board Secretariat
• Yaprak Baltacioglu, Secretary of the Treasury Board of Canada
• Renée LaFontaine, Chief Financial Officer and Assistant Secretary, Corporate Services Sector
• Brian Pagan, Assistant Secretary, Expenditure Management Sector
• Marcia Santiago, Executive Director, Expenditure Management Sector

Pursuant to Standing Order 81(5), the Committee commenced consideration of the Supplementary Estimates (C), 2017-18: Votes 1c, 5c and L7c under Department of Public Works and Government Services, Vote 3c under Office of the Parliamentary Budget Officer, Vote 1c under Privy Council Office, Votes 1c and 5c under Shared Services Canada and Votes 1c, 15c, 20c and 30c under Treasury Board Secretariat, referred to the Committee on Monday, February 12, 2018;

Pursuant to Standing Order 81(6), the Committee commenced consideration of the Interim Estimates 2018-19: Vote 1 under Canada Post Corporation, Vote 1 under Canada School of Public Service, Vote 1 under Canadian Intergovernmental Conference Secretariat, Vote 1 under Canadian Transportation Accident Investigation and Safety Board, Votes 1 and 5 under Department of Public Works and Government Services, Vote 1 under Office of the Governor General's Secretary, Vote 1 under Office of the Parliamentary Budget Officer, Vote 1 under Office of the Public Sector Integrity Commissioner, Vote 1 under Privy Council Office, Vote 1 under Public Service Commission, Vote 1 under Senate, Votes 1 and 5 under Shared Services Canada and Votes 1, 5, 10, 20, 25, 30 and 35 under Treasury Board Secretariat, referred to the Committee on Monday, February 12, 2018.


The Vice-Chair called Vote 1c under Department of Public Works and Government Services.

The Vice-Chair called Vote 1 under Canada Post Corporation.

Brian Pagan made a statement and, with Renée LaFontaine and Marcia Santiago, answered questions.

At 12:00 p.m., the sitting was suspended.

At 12:03 p.m., the sitting resumed.

The Minister made a statement and, with Yaprak Baltacioglu and Brian Pagan, answered questions.

Motion

Kelly McCauley moved, — That the Committee invite the President of the Treasury Board to provide a briefing on the progress made by the current government in implementing the recommendations made by the Committee in its report to Parliament on strengthening the Public Service Disclosure Protection Act, to better protect whistleblowers who speak out against wrongdoing in their departments, and that the meeting be held no later than Thursday, March 29, 2018.

Debate arose thereon.

Amendment

Francis Drouin moved, — That the motion be amended by replacing the words “March 29” with the words “June 14”.

After debate, the question was put on the amendment of Francis Drouin and it was agreed to.

The question was put on the motion, as amended, and it was agreed to, by a show of hands: YEAS: 9; NAYS: 0.

The motion, as amended, read as follows:

That the Committee invite the President of the Treasury Board to provide a briefing on the progress made by the current government in implementing the recommendations made by the Committee in its report to Parliament on strengthening the Public Service Disclosure Protection Act, to better protect whistleblowers who speak out against wrongdoing in their departments, and that the meeting be held no later than Thursday, June 14, 2018.

Questioning of the Minister and witnesses resumed.

At 1:00 p.m., the Committee adjourned to the call of the Chair.



Patrick Williams
Clerk of the Committee