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Minutes of Proceedings

42nd Parliament, 1st Session
Meeting No. 122
Tuesday, March 20, 2018, 11:01 a.m. to 12:50 p.m.
Televised
Presiding
Yasmin Ratansi, Vice-Chair (Liberal)

Library of Parliament
• Raphaëlle Deraspe, Analyst
• Sarah Lemelin-Bellerose, Analyst
• Hon. Carla Qualtrough, P.C., M.P., Minister of Public Services and Procurement
Department of Public Works and Government Services
• Marie Lemay, Deputy Minister
• Les Linklater, Associate Deputy Minister
• Michael Vandergrift, Associate Deputy Minister
• Marty Muldoon, Chief Financial Officer, Finance and Administration Branch
Shared Services Canada
• Sarah Paquet, Executive Vice-President
• Alain Duplantie, Senior Assistant Deputy Minister and Chief Financial Officer, Corporate Services
• Graham Barr, Acting Senior Assistant Deputy Minister, Strategy


• Hon. Carla Qualtrough, P.C., M.P., Minister of Public Services and Procurement
Department of Public Works and Government Services
• Marie Lemay, Deputy Minister
• Les Linklater, Associate Deputy Minister
• Michael Vandergrift, Associate Deputy Minister
• Marty Muldoon, Chief Financial Officer, Finance and Administration Branch
Shared Services Canada
• Sarah Paquet, Executive Vice-President
• Alain Duplantie, Senior Assistant Deputy Minister and Chief Financial Officer, Corporate Services
• Graham Barr, Acting Senior Assistant Deputy Minister, Strategy

Pursuant to Standing Order 108(2), the Committee commenced its study of the subject matter 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;

Pursuant to Standing Order 108(2), the Committee commenced its study of the subject matter 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.


The Minister made a statement and, with Les Linklater, Marie Lemay and Michael Vandergrift, answered questions.

At 12:05 p.m., the sitting was suspended.

At 12:06 p.m., the sitting resumed.

Sarah Paquet, Les Linklater, Marie Lemay, Michael Vandergrift, Alain Duplantie and Marty Muldoon answered questions.

Kelly McCauley gave notice of the following motion:

That the committee hold a briefing with the Privacy Commissioner to discuss Government of Canada advertising policy with Facebook and the potential impacts on data collection and dissemination with third parties at the expense of the Canadian taxpayer, and that the meeting be held no later than Thursday, May 10, 2018.

Questioning of the witnesses resumed.

At 12:43 p.m., the sitting was suspended.

At 12:45 p.m., the sitting resumed in camera.

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

It was agreed, — That, in relation to the studies of small and medium enterprises (SME) in federal procurement and of the Procurement Strategy for Aboriginal Business, the Committee provide drafting instructions to the analysts on Tuesday, March 27, 2018.

It was agreed, — That, pursuant to Standing Orders 110 and 111, the Committee invite Alexander Adrian Jeglic, the nominee for the position of Procurement Ombudsman, and Jessica Lee McDonald, the nominee for the position of Chairperson of the Board of Directors of the Canada Post Corporation, to appear on Tuesday, April 17, 2018, to consider their nominations.

It was agreed, — That the Committee invite Patrick Borbey and officials of the Public Service Commission to appear in relation to the Name-Blind Recruitment Pilot Project on Thursday, April 19, 2018.

At 12:50 p.m., the Committee adjourned to the call of the Chair.



Patrick Williams
Clerk of the Committee