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Minutes of Proceedings

42nd Parliament, 1st Session
Meeting 180
Wednesday, June 12, 2019, 3:37 p.m. to 5:23 p.m.
In Camera
Presiding
Tom Lukiwski, Chair (Conservative)

Library of Parliament
• Raphaëlle Deraspe, Analyst
• Billy Joe Siekierski, Analyst
Pursuant to Standing Orders 108(2) and 108(3)(c)(iii) and the motion adopted by the Committee on Tuesday, October 2, 2018, the Committee resumed its study of hiring veterans for public service positions.

The Committee resumed consideration of a draft report.

It was agreed, — That the draft report, as amended, be adopted.

It was agreed, — That the report be entitled: "Veterans: A Valuable Resource for the Federal Public Service".

It was agreed, — That the Chair, Clerk and analysts be authorized to make such grammatical and editorial changes as may be necessary without changing the substance of the report.

It was agreed, — That, pursuant to Standing Order 109, the Committee request that the Government table a comprehensive response to the report.

It was agreed, — That the Chair, in consultation with the analysts and the Clerk, be authorized to prepare a news release for publication on the Committee's website and for distribution upon presentation of the report to the House.

ORDERED, — That the Chair present the report to the House.

At 3:50 p.m., the sitting was suspended.

At 3:56 p.m., the sitting resumed in public.

Shared Services Canada
• Denis Bombardier, Chief Financial Officer
Treasury Board Secretariat
• Karen Cahill, Assistant Secretary and Chief Financial Officer
• Sandra Hassan, Assistant Deputy Minister, Employment Conditions and Labour Relations
• Jacquie Manchevsky, Corporate Secretary, Next Generation HR and Pay Team
• Glenn Purves, Assistant Secretary, Expenditure Management Sector
• Marcia Santiago, Executive Director, Expenditure Strategies and Estimates
• Baxter Williams, Executive Director, Employment Conditions and Labour Relations
Department of Public Works and Government Services
• André Fillion, Assistant Deputy Minister, Defence and Marine Procurement, Acquisitions Program
• Janet King, Associate Deputy Minister, Federal Science and Technology Infrastructure Initiative
• Les Linklater, Associate Deputy Minister, Human Resources-to-Pay Stabilization
• Bill Matthews, Deputy Minister
• Marty Muldoon, Chief Financial Officer, Finance and Administration Branch
• Michael Vandergrift, Associate Deputy Minister


Department of Public Works and Government Services
• André Fillion, Assistant Deputy Minister, Defence and Marine Procurement, Acquisitions Program
• Janet King, Associate Deputy Minister, Federal Science and Technology Infrastructure Initiative
• Les Linklater, Associate Deputy Minister, Human Resources-to-Pay Stabilization
• Bill Matthews, Deputy Minister
• Marty Muldoon, Chief Financial Officer, Finance and Administration Branch
• Michael Vandergrift, Associate Deputy Minister


Shared Services Canada
• Denis Bombardier, Chief Financial Officer

Pursuant to Standing Order 108(2) the Committee commenced its study of the subject matter of the Main Estimates 2019-20: Votes 1, 5, 10, 15, 20, 25, 30, 35 and 40 under Department of Public Works and Government Services, Votes 1, 5 and 10 under Shared Services Canada.

Pursuant to Standing Order 81(7) and the motion adopted by the Committee on Monday, April 29, 2019, the Committee resumed consideration of the Report on Plans and Priorities 2019-2020 of Public Services and Procurement Canada, referred to the Committee on Thursday, April 11 and Monday, April 29, 2019.

Pursuant to Standing Order 81(7) and the motion adopted by the Committee on Monday, April 29, 2019, the Committee resumed consideration of the Report on Plans and Priorities 2019-20 of Shared Services Canada, referred to the Committee on Thursday, April 11 and Monday, April 29, 2019.


It was agreed, — That the speaking notes presented by Bill Matthews and Daniel Bombardier be taken as read and appended to the Evidence of today's meeting.

Bill Matthews, Less Linklater, André Filion, and Michael Vandergrift answered questions.

At 4:31 p.m., the sitting was suspended.

At 4:36 p.m., the sitting resumed.

Shared Services Canada
• Denis Bombardier, Chief Financial Officer
Treasury Board Secretariat
• Karen Cahill, Assistant Secretary and Chief Financial Officer
• Sandra Hassan, Assistant Deputy Minister, Employment Conditions and Labour Relations
• Jacquie Manchevsky, Corporate Secretary, Next Generation HR and Pay Team
• Glenn Purves, Assistant Secretary, Expenditure Management Sector
• Marcia Santiago, Executive Director, Expenditure Strategies and Estimates
• Baxter Williams, Executive Director, Employment Conditions and Labour Relations
Department of Public Works and Government Services
• André Fillion, Assistant Deputy Minister, Defence and Marine Procurement, Acquisitions Program
• Janet King, Associate Deputy Minister, Federal Science and Technology Infrastructure Initiative
• Les Linklater, Associate Deputy Minister, Human Resources-to-Pay Stabilization
• Bill Matthews, Deputy Minister
• Marty Muldoon, Chief Financial Officer, Finance and Administration Branch
• Michael Vandergrift, Associate Deputy Minister


Treasury Board Secretariat
• Karen Cahill, Assistant Secretary and Chief Financial Officer
• Sandra Hassan, Assistant Deputy Minister, Employment Conditions and Labour Relations
• Jacquie Manchevsky, Corporate Secretary, Next Generation HR and Pay Team
• Glenn Purves, Assistant Secretary, Expenditure Management Sector
• Marcia Santiago, Executive Director, Expenditure Strategies and Estimates
• Baxter Williams, Executive Director, Employment Conditions and Labour Relations

Pursuant to Standing Order 108(2) the Committee commenced its study of the subject matter of the Main Estimates 2019-20: Votes 1, 5, 10, 20, 25, 30, 35, 45, 50 and 55 under Treasury Board Secretariat.

Pursuant to Standing Order 81(7) and the motion adopted by the Committee on Monday, April 29, 2019, the Committee resumed consideration of the Report on Plans and Priorities 2019-20 of the Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat, referred to the Committee on Thursday, April 11 and Monday, April 29, 2019.


Glenn Purves made a statement and, with Karen Cahill, Jacquie Manchevsky, and Baxter Williams, answered questions.

At 5:23 p.m., the Committee adjourned to the call of the Chair.



Paul Cardegna
Clerk of the Committee