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March 18th, 2019Committee meeting

Glenn Purves

March 18th, 2019Committee meeting

Glenn Purves

Government Operations committee  Great. Thank you very much, Chair, and thank you to the members for inviting us here today to speak about the estimates. Today we have an estimates double-header. I'll be discussing both the final supplementary estimates for 2018-2019 as well as the first estimates for 2019-2020

March 18th, 2019Committee meeting

Glenn Purves

Government Operations committee  Thank you very much for the question. That comes under TBS vote 30, the paylist requirements. This is specifically for the government to address financial pressures if outstanding collective agreements are concluded. In this case, this deals with the CRA, the Canada Revenue Age

March 18th, 2019Committee meeting

Glenn Purves

Government Operations committee  Thank you very much for the question. Your question kind of bleeds into how we do fiscal management in the country. With any competing priority, there tends to be a formalized process. For most items, you have policy approvals, which are done by cabinet; a source of funds approv

March 18th, 2019Committee meeting

Glenn Purves

Government Operations committee  Typically, with respect to student loan writeoffs, they're based on an aggregate stock of debt for student loans. When you get to the writeoff portion, it means that efforts have been taken in order to collect. Efforts continue to be taken in certain instances to collect outstand

March 18th, 2019Committee meeting

Glenn Purves

Government Operations committee  It's the CRA that has been active with respect to trying to recoup that debt. What the recipe is with respect to contracting out and so forth, I don't have the particulars of that, but certainly the CRA is charged with responsibility on that front.

March 18th, 2019Committee meeting

Glenn Purves

Government Operations committee  Thank you, Mr. McCauley. Specifically, the $90 million has to do with supporting that $40-billion LNG project on—

March 18th, 2019Committee meeting

Glenn Purves

Government Operations committee  Vote 10 is typically a vote that's used for circumstances when there's an announcement that has been made to continue to work through the details in terms of the implementation of the items.

March 18th, 2019Committee meeting

Glenn Purves

Government Operations committee  If you're referring to his assessment on supplementary (B)s as well as looking through the pace of allocation from the budget implementation vote from an implementation standpoint, we don't see any difference between the pace of implementation last year and this year.

March 18th, 2019Committee meeting

Glenn Purves

Government Operations committee  Not really. When you look at the implementation, both are on track to be implemented fully in the fiscal year in which it was designated. The difference between this year and last year is that this year they were looking to implement—

March 18th, 2019Committee meeting

Glenn Purves

Government Operations committee  There are two things on that. The first is that funding that was approved for this year compared to last year—

March 18th, 2019Committee meeting

Glenn Purves

Government Operations committee  Specifically, in the two-year comparison I'm drawing, about $2.3 billion was approved for allocation in the first year after budget 2017. In budget 2018, it was about $7 billion. We're talking about different amounts and we're still effectively seeing full implementation by the e

March 18th, 2019Committee meeting

Glenn Purves

Government Operations committee  The second point that you raised—

March 18th, 2019Committee meeting

Glenn Purves

Government Operations committee  Because the definition of withheld includes things such as employee benefits plans, funding for SSC and so forth—

March 18th, 2019Committee meeting

Glenn Purves