Evidence of meeting #56 for Government Operations and Estimates in the 39th Parliament, 1st Session. (The original version is on Parliament’s site, as are the minutes.) The winning word was classification.

A recording is available from Parliament.

On the agenda

MPs speaking

Also speaking

  • Bibiane Ouellette  Clerk of the Committee , Standing Committee on Government Operations and Estimates
  • Susan Louis-Seize  Association of Compensation Advisors
  • John Gordon  National President, Public Service Alliance of Canada
  • Diane Melançon  Association of Compensation Advisors
  • Michael Brandimore  Association of Compensation Advisors
  • David Orfald  Director of Planning and Organizational Development, Public Service Alliance of Canada
  • Margaret Jaekl  Classification Officer, Public Service Alliance of Canada
  • Rob Walsh  Law Clerk and Parliamentary Counsel, House of Commons

3:35 p.m.

Liberal

The Chair Diane Marleau

Can Mr. Walsh come?

3:35 p.m.

Bloc

Diane Bourgeois Terrebonne—Blainville, QC

At what time?

3:35 p.m.

Bibiane Ouellette Clerk of the Committee , Standing Committee on Government Operations and Estimates

I phoned him.

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Liberal

The Chair Diane Marleau

The clerk phoned.

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Conservative

Daryl Kramp Prince Edward—Hastings, ON

We want to see whether our head legal counsel is available. I don't know.

3:35 p.m.

Bloc

Diane Bourgeois Terrebonne—Blainville, QC

Will it be today, before we finish?

3:35 p.m.

Liberal

The Chair Diane Marleau

Yes.

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Bloc

Diane Bourgeois Terrebonne—Blainville, QC

All right. Then, once we've heard from the legal counsel, we can vote.

3:35 p.m.

Liberal

The Chair Diane Marleau

Ms. Bourgeois, he's an officer of Parliament.

3:35 p.m.

Bloc

Diane Bourgeois Terrebonne—Blainville, QC

And we will vote at that time.

3:35 p.m.

Liberal

The Chair Diane Marleau

Yes.

3:35 p.m.

Bloc

Diane Bourgeois Terrebonne—Blainville, QC

Excellent.

3:35 p.m.

Liberal

The Chair Diane Marleau

Thank you. That's settled.

Now we're going to go the topic of the day. As you know, we have guests.

A number of us have been very preoccupied with the challenges that certain employees of the public service have had across the country. As you know, we have not had much luck at finding out where the problems are exactly. We know there are some challenges in different departments. We're looking forward to finding out more. Hopefully you will shed more light on which departments are having the biggest challenges. I think that would be important for us.

I will turn it over to you, and I would ask that Mr. Gordon....

I don't know where to start. What would be best? Should we start by hearing from Mr. Gordon, or Ms. Melançon, Ms. Louis-Seize or Randy Moore?

3:40 p.m.

Susan Louis-Seize Association of Compensation Advisors

We have no objection to it being Mr. Gordon.

3:40 p.m.

Liberal

The Chair Diane Marleau

One or the other, it's all the same to me. They're in line. The clerk has put Mr. Gordon's name first on the list. So it's all the same to us.

Mr. Gordon, you have 10 minutes, 15 minutes at most. Then we'll turn the page and hand over to Ms. Melançon before asking our questions.

Mr. Gordon.