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Minutes of Proceedings

43rd Parliament, 2nd Session
Meeting 19
Thursday, February 18, 2021, 11:03 a.m. to 12:26 p.m.
In Camera
Kelly Block, Chair (Conservative)

Library of Parliament
• André Léonard, Analyst
• Dillan Theckedath, Analyst
Pursuant to Standing Order 108(3)(g), the committee resumed consideration of Report 1, Respect in the Workplace, of the 2019 Fall Report of the Auditor General of Canada, referred to the committee on Thursday, December 12, 2019.

The committee commenced consideration of a draft report.

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

It was agreed, — That the report be entitled: "Respect in the Workplace".

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.

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

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

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

It was agreed, — That, when undertakings are given by witnesses at committee meetings to provide further answers to questions or follow up information, the witnesses be given three weeks to provide the committee with a written response, if a response is not received within the specified time that the committee invite the appropriate accounting officer to appear before the committee to explain why the information has not been provided in the time requested.

It was agreed, — That the Chair of the committee write to the Deputy Minister of Finance expressing its displeasure with the lack of timely and adequate responses it has received from the Department recently and to invite him to appear before the committee on Tuesday, March 9, 2021 to explain why this situation has occurred.

At 12:26 p.m., the committee adjourned to the call of the Chair.

Angela Crandall
Clerk of the Committee