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Minutes of Proceedings

43rd Parliament, 2nd Session
Meeting 21
Tuesday, March 9, 2021, 11:02 a.m. to 1:15 p.m.
Kelly Block, Chair (Conservative)

Library of Parliament
• André Léonard, Analyst
• Dillan Theckedath, Analyst
Privy Council Office
• Janine Sherman, Deputy Secretary to the Cabinet, Senior Personnel and Public Service Renewal
Treasury Board Secretariat
• Peter Wallace, Secretary of the Treasury Board of Canada
• Roch Huppé, Comptroller General of Canada
Pursuant to Standing Order 108(2) and the motion adopted by the committee on Thursday, February 4, 2021, the committee proceeded to a briefing with the Clerk of the Privy Council and the Secretary of the Treasury Board.

Janine Sherman and Peter Wallace made statements and, with Roch Huppé, answered questions.

At 12:04 p.m., the sitting was suspended.

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

Department of Finance
• Michael J. Sabia, Deputy Minister
• Andrew Marsland, Senior Assistant Deputy Minister, Tax Policy Branch
Pursuant to Standing Order 108(2) and the motion adopted by the committee on Thursday, February 18, 2021, the committee proceeded to a briefing with the Deputy Minister of Finance.

Michael Sabia made a statement and with Andrew Marsland, answered questions.

At 12:57 p.m., the sitting was suspended.

At 1:01 p.m., the sitting resumed in camera.

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

It was agreed, — That the committee cancel its regular meeting on Thursday, March 25, 2021, to allow the Auditor General to hold a lock-up to provide a briefing, during their normal meeting time, on reports that will be tabled in the House shortly after 2:00 pm that day, and that the Chair of the committee chair the Auditor General’s lock up.

It was agreed, — That, notwithstanding the routine motion governing transcripts of in camera meetings adopted by the committee on Thursday, October 15, 2020, the clerk of the committee be authorized to send an electronic copy of the transcript of any in camera meeting dealing with a study that the analysts will be writing a draft report on or a meeting discussing a draft report to the analysts assigned to the Committee as a confidential document, and that these documents be destroyed by the analysts upon the end of the 2nd Session of the 43rd Parliament.

It was agreed, — That the budget in the amount of $ 97,785.00 to host the annual joint conference of the Canadian Council of Public Accounts Committees and the Canadian Council of Legislative Auditors in Ottawa in the summer of 2022, be adopted and that the Chair present the budget to the Subcommittee on Committee Budgets of the Liaison Committee at the earliest opportunity.

At 1:15 p.m., the committee adjourned to the call of the Chair.

Angela Crandall
Clerk of the Committee