Evidence of meeting #39 for Public Accounts in the 41st Parliament, 1st Session. (The original version is on Parliament’s site, as are the minutes.) The winning word was chair.

A recording is available from Parliament.

On the agenda

MPs speaking

Also speaking

9:55 a.m.

Conservative

Andrew Saxton North Vancouver, BC

That's what the planning session is for.

9:55 a.m.

NDP

The Chair David Christopherson

Okay. The motion is in order, it's before the committee, and I will take a speakers list.

Did you wish to speak any further, Mr. Saxton?

9:55 a.m.

Conservative

Andrew Saxton North Vancouver, BC

No, Mr. Chair.

9:55 a.m.

NDP

The Chair David Christopherson

I hear a point of order.

Mr. Allen.

9:55 a.m.

NDP

Malcolm Allen Welland, ON

Since I didn't get an opportunity to write exactly the list Mr. Saxton put forward, could the clerk read it back to us slowly? Actually, I'd like the whole motion.

9:55 a.m.

NDP

The Chair David Christopherson

Sure, that's always in order.

9:55 a.m.

NDP

Malcolm Allen Welland, ON

There's only one copy. That way we can actually see what it says. I think I got most of it, but I may have missed some of it.

9:55 a.m.

NDP

The Chair David Christopherson

No, that's fine. It's always in order to be sure you know exactly what details you're debating and voting on. I'll ask the clerk to read it. Mr. Saxton, pay close attention to make sure we're in sync.

Go ahead, Madam Clerk.

April 24th, 2012 / 9:55 a.m.

The Clerk of the Committee Ms. Joann Garbig

That the committee invite deputy ministers from Public Works, National Defence, Industry Canada, and the Secretary to the Treasury Board, and that they bring any necessary officials with them to appear on Thursday, April 26.

9:55 a.m.

NDP

The Chair David Christopherson

Mr. Allen, does that meet your needs?

9:55 a.m.

NDP

Malcolm Allen Welland, ON

Thank you, Chair.

I'm just finishing scribbling it down. I believe what I heard was that this Thursday coming, April 26, we'll have the deputy ministers of Public Works, DND, and Industry Canada, and the secretary from the Treasury Board, and that they will be allowed to bring who they deem necessary.

I would look to my colleague Mr. Saxton to tell me if I'm correct in that. If I'm incorrect, if you would help me understand it better, I would really appreciate it.

9:55 a.m.

NDP

The Chair David Christopherson

We're still on clarification of the motion.

Mr. Saxton, would you respond, please?

9:55 a.m.

Conservative

Andrew Saxton North Vancouver, BC

That is correct. These deputy ministers may wish to bring other officials with them, so it makes perfect sense that we would allow them to bring other officials with them. We don't want to limit the deputy ministers in who they bring.

9:55 a.m.

NDP

The Chair David Christopherson

Mr. Allen, did you get the information you're looking for?

9:55 a.m.

NDP

Malcolm Allen Welland, ON

Yes, thank you, Chair.