Evidence of meeting #7 for Natural Resources in the 41st Parliament, 1st Session. (The original version is on Parliament’s site, as are the minutes.) The winning word was north.

A recording is available from Parliament.

On the agenda

MPs speaking

Also speaking

  • Mitch Bloom  Vice-President, Policy and Planning, Canadian Northern Economic Development Agency
  • Janet King  Assistant Deputy Minister, Northern Affairs Organization, Department of Indian Affairs and Northern Development
  • Sara Filbee  Assistant Deputy Minister, Lands and Economic Development, Department of Indian Affairs and Northern Development

4:05 p.m.

NDP

Dennis Bevington Western Arctic, NT

Do you know the answer?

4:05 p.m.

Vice-President, Policy and Planning, Canadian Northern Economic Development Agency

Mitch Bloom

I wasn't in the organization.

4:05 p.m.

NDP

Dennis Bevington Western Arctic, NT

Do you know the answer? You're in front of a committee.

4:05 p.m.

Vice-President, Policy and Planning, Canadian Northern Economic Development Agency

Mitch Bloom

No, I understand.

4:05 p.m.

NDP

Dennis Bevington Western Arctic, NT

If you have an answer, you can give it. It's not part of an audit.

4:05 p.m.

Vice-President, Policy and Planning, Canadian Northern Economic Development Agency

Mitch Bloom

I'm saying I wasn't there two years ago.

4:05 p.m.

NDP

Dennis Bevington Western Arctic, NT

So you have no knowledge of this?

4:05 p.m.

Vice-President, Policy and Planning, Canadian Northern Economic Development Agency

Mitch Bloom

I wasn't there two years ago, so I can't—

4:05 p.m.

NDP

Dennis Bevington Western Arctic, NT

You have no knowledge of when the financial management framework was established?

4:05 p.m.

Conservative

The Chair Leon Benoit

Mr. Anderson, go ahead on a point of order.

October 17th, 2011 / 4:05 p.m.

Conservative

David Anderson Cypress Hills—Grasslands, SK

For one thing, I think the witness is being badgered, and from another perspective, the audit is not finished. Mr. Bevington wants the witness to speak about an audit that he has not done. It's incomplete. The draft's been given. When that audit is completed, it will be released and he can criticize it at that point.

I think he needs to stay on topic today.

4:05 p.m.

Conservative

The Chair Leon Benoit

Thank you, Mr. Anderson.

Mr. Bevington, if you—

4:05 p.m.

NDP

Dennis Bevington Western Arctic, NT

Can I respond to that point of order?

4:05 p.m.

Conservative

The Chair Leon Benoit

You can if you want to.

4:05 p.m.

NDP

Dennis Bevington Western Arctic, NT

Okay. To the point of order, the financial management framework is not part of the audit; it's part of the department. When I ask a question about the financial management framework, I'm asking about whether one is in place in the department. That's a little different from asking him what the content of an audit is, Mr. Chair.