Mr. Speaker, there has been consultation among all parties in the House and I believe you would find unanimous consent for the following motion. I move:
That, notwithstanding any standing order or usual practice, the Standing Committee on Public Accounts shall meet this day at 12.30 p.m. for the purpose of hearing evidence from the Auditor General of Canada and that, if the chair or vice-chairs of the committee are not present—
Although I understand one of the vice-chairs is available now.
—the committee may choose any other member to be acting chair of the meeting and that the committee be authorized to broadcast its proceedings.
For the information of hon. members, the room that has been made available is Room 237-C if members wish to note it.