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April 24th, 2018Committee meeting

Daniel G. Paquette

Procedure and House Affairs committee  It's basically all of the furniture, the technology, that we have to maintain and go forward. So when we look at the LTVP, it's been going on since about 2001, so it includes the assets for the Valour building, the committee rooms that were in there, it includes 131 and 181 Queen

April 24th, 2018Committee meeting

Daniel G. Paquette

Procedure and House Affairs committee  Yes, they have been transferred and we have control over them, but now part of the funding we're asking for is that, because it's been over 10 to 15 years for some of these assets, we have to start life cycling them. The technology in the committee rooms in the Valour needs to be

April 24th, 2018Committee meeting

Daniel G. Paquette

Procedure and House Affairs committee  They will be similar in fashion...having that summary level. The look and feel may be evolving because we're evolving the technology we're using. I think we'll be able to have a little easier access on the ourcommons.ca website for the drill-down when we get into the details for

April 24th, 2018Committee meeting

Daniel G. Paquette

Procedure and House Affairs committee  When we look at even just what we have here in the supplementary estimates (B), which is the big portion, the majority of the amount there is our carry-forward, the 5% over last year, which is basically unspent voted authorities from the previous year that are distributed after t

November 9th, 2017Committee meeting

Daniel G. Paquette

Procedure and House Affairs committee  Of the close to $15 million of carry-forward, $6.7 million of it was redistributed to the various MPs' budgets, based on the formula we have for the underspent from the previous year's authorities, for them to use in their current year's expenses. There's $1.8 million going to

November 9th, 2017Committee meeting

Daniel G. Paquette

Procedure and House Affairs committee  For the supplementary estimates (B), the majority of it is one-time. That includes the carry-forward of the $15 million, and about 40% of the balance is one-time funding. It's just the in-year projects and initiatives.

November 9th, 2017Committee meeting

Daniel G. Paquette

November 9th, 2017Committee meeting

Daniel G. Paquette

Procedure and House Affairs committee  Yes, because if you look at the list we have, the economic increases for employees.... We have the pay for the additional employees, who are obviously indeterminate, that we need to keep supporting.

November 9th, 2017Committee meeting

Daniel G. Paquette

Procedure and House Affairs committee  The big piece here is the additional 30 members added to the House and the impact of having the additional constituency offices and their staff, which makes up about $20 million worth of that amount of increase. A lot of the money in the supplementary estimates is for technolog

November 9th, 2017Committee meeting

Daniel G. Paquette

Procedure and House Affairs committee  The need for additional capacity there is due to a combination of things. One of them is with the continued increase in resources for members and House administration, we need to bring the number of pay advisers up to maintain a ratio to maintain the service. There has also bee

November 9th, 2017Committee meeting

Daniel G. Paquette

Procedure and House Affairs committee  Yes. At this point, they are two different entities. They get their own funding and their own votes for that. We work very closely together to make sure there is no overlap and that any gaps are addressed, but at this point there are two different entities and two different budge

November 15th, 2016Committee meeting

Daniel G. Paquette

November 15th, 2016Committee meeting

Daniel G. Paquette