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Minutes of Proceedings

44th Parliament, 1st Session
Meeting 26
Thursday, June 16, 2022, 11:14 a.m. to 1:02 p.m.
John Williamson, Chair (Conservative)

Library of Parliament
• André Léonard, Analyst
• Dillan Theckedath, Analyst
The committee proceeded to the consideration of matters related to committee business.

It was agreed, — That the statements by Christiane Fox and Romy Bowers be taken as read and appended to the Evidence of the meeting.

It was agreed, — That the committee rescind the previous motion to append the statements of Christiane Fox and Romy Bowers to the Evidence of the meeting.

Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation
• Romy Bowers, President and Chief Executive Officer
• Nadine Leblanc, Senior Vice President, Policy
Department of Indigenous Services
• Christiane Fox, Deputy Minister
• Rory O'Connor, Director General
Office of Infrastructure of Canada
• Kelly Gillis, Deputy Minister
• Gerard Peets, Assistant Deputy Minister
• Sean Keenan, Director General
Office of the Auditor General
• Karen Hogan, Auditor General of Canada
• Gabriel Lombardi, Director
Privy Council Office
• Laurie Goldmann, Director of Operations
Treasury Board Secretariat
• Ritu Banerjee, Executive Director, Results Division, Expenditure Management Sector
Pursuant to Standing Order 108(3)(g) and the motion adopted by the committee on Tuesday, May 10, 2022, the committee commenced consideration of follow-up study on Report 9, Investing in Canada Plan, of the 2021 Reports 6 to 9 of the Auditor General of Canada.

Karen Hogan, Romy Bowers, Christiane Fox and Kelly Gillis, made statements and answered questions.

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

Alain Therrien gave notice of the following motions:

That the committee mandates the Chair to send a letter to the Auditor General of Canada strongly recommending that she investigate the expenses and costs incurred by the Governor General of Canada, from public funds, in her capacity as Canada's representative at home and abroad since her appointment on July 6, 2021; and

That, pursuant to Standing Order 108(2), the committee undertakes a study of the expenditure of nearly $100,000 in public funds by the Governor General of Canada for catering services during an eight-day tour of the Middle East in March 2022; and that the committee invites the Governor General to appear before the committee for a period of two (2) hours on or before June 23, 2022.

Questioning of the witnesses resumed.

At 12:41 p.m., the sitting was suspended.

At 12:47 p.m., the sitting resumed in camera.

It was agreed, — That the committee defer the follow-up study on Report 2, Processing of Asylum Claims, of the 2019 Spring Reports of the Auditor General of Canada and the study on Report 3 - Hydrogen’s Potential to Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions, of the 2022 Commissioner of the Environment and Sustainable Development, until the fall of 2022.

Pursuant to Standing Order 108(3)(g), the committee resumed consideration of Public Accounts of Canada 2021, referred to the committee on Tuesday, December 14, 2021.

The committee resumed consideration of a draft report.

At 1:02 p.m., the committee adjourned to the call of the Chair.

Angela Crandall
Clerk of the committee