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Government Operations committee  I'll take this one. Thank you for the question. Actually, most of the $3.8 million will be used to support and, as you know, in conjunction with Health Canada, develop the COVID alert application. Also, the money is being used to add new features to the application itself.

March 10th, 2021Committee meeting

Karen Cahill

Government Operations committee  I believe it would be Ms. Read, Glenn.

March 10th, 2021Committee meeting

Karen Cahill

Government Operations committee  I can take this question if you don't mind, Glenn. Ms. Vignola, discussions are ongoing with the Canada Revenue Agency, or CRA. In terms of the taxation of damage payments, we must consult with the CRA.

March 10th, 2021Committee meeting

Karen Cahill

Government Operations committee  No, this one is more of an infrastructure project. It is to make changes to the Bedford Institute of Oceanography sea-water heating. What they are doing is installing a sea-water-source geothermal heat pump system at the Bedford Institute. This will reduce natural gas use and GHG

March 10th, 2021Committee meeting

Karen Cahill

Government Operations committee  I can't tell you for sure that there is a sense, but definitely we can come back to you with a firmer answer. Through the projects we're doing, however, we're on a good path to reduce our GHG emissions by a large number of kilotons.

March 10th, 2021Committee meeting

Karen Cahill

Government Operations committee  Thank you for the question, Mr. Chair. The government is doing many projects with a number of government departments to reduce its GHG emissions. Two good examples in these estimates are projects that we're doing with Health Canada and Fisheries and Oceans. First of all, with

March 10th, 2021Committee meeting

Karen Cahill

Government Operations committee  To date, we have 1,021 people who have put their claims forward. The average amount is about $53,000 per claim.

November 30th, 2020Committee meeting

Karen Cahill

Government Operations committee  No, we don't expect any additional funding for this settlement at this point. Thank you.

November 30th, 2020Committee meeting

Karen Cahill

Government Operations committee  No, there are no cut-off dates for future claims. It's been left open in terms of putting forward claims from former RCMP members.

November 30th, 2020Committee meeting

Karen Cahill

Government Operations committee  I can answer this question, Minister. I'd like to thank the MP for her question. In short, it's a question of dates. When the main estimates were being prepared, these items had not yet been approved. The collective agreements had been neither signed nor negotiated. So the reas

November 30th, 2020Committee meeting

Karen Cahill

Government Operations committee  My short answer is no because that funding covers only one year. Since the work will have to continue over the next few years, we will probably request additional funding.

November 4th, 2020Committee meeting

Karen Cahill

Government Operations committee  Unfortunately I can't give you any details on the timeline. On April 1 of this year, responsibility for the new next-generation pay system was transferred to Shared Services Canada, which is now the department implementing pilot projects and managing the timeline. That will be

November 4th, 2020Committee meeting

Karen Cahill

Government Operations committee  I can't give you any details. Once again, that would be a question to ask my colleagues at Shared Services Canada. All I can say is that's the name they chose to give the new pay system.

November 4th, 2020Committee meeting

Karen Cahill

Government Operations committee  The $19 million that you see in our supplementary estimates (B) is for the office of the chief information officer to help provide new processes, stabilize the data and exercise a business owner role with respect to Phoenix stabilization, and also to help bridge to the next gener

November 4th, 2020Committee meeting

Karen Cahill

Government Operations committee  Thank you for your question. Yes, we've introduced new technology that lets all Treasury Board Secretariat employees work remotely and collaborate with colleagues both within the department and in other departments. As for the cost of our Microsoft 365 implementation project, I

November 4th, 2020Committee meeting

Karen Cahill