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Environment committee  Good morning, everyone. I just want to make sure that you have in front of you the deck that we provided to the clerk for distribution. Thank you for inviting us to come and talk about the business of supply. I'll give a short presentation on the business of supply; the roles o

March 10th, 2020Committee meeting

Glenn Purves

Government Operations committee  I can only comment that this is from the mandate letter for the president, so it's probably more appropriate for the president to respond to this. I think one thing that could be helpful would be for us to take that back and give a written response to you on behalf of the preside

February 27th, 2020Committee meeting

Glenn Purves

Government Operations committee  I think inclusivity and employment equity are very important, but I'm an official here to answer questions on supplementary estimates, the estimates process and the funding that is in here. There is a whole host of initiatives and data that exist, including the public sector empl

February 27th, 2020Committee meeting

Glenn Purves

Government Operations committee  In terms of reconciliation, I can't comment on the budget.

February 27th, 2020Committee meeting

Glenn Purves

Government Operations committee  Thank you for your question, Mrs. Vignola. Ultimately, the connecting Canadians program is about ensuring that citizens in rural, remote and northern parts of the country can enjoy access to the commerce, the employment opportunities and, of course, the distance education. The i

February 27th, 2020Committee meeting

Glenn Purves

Government Operations committee  No, we are talking about 288,000 families.

February 27th, 2020Committee meeting

Glenn Purves

Government Operations committee  I think those are transfers to families to ensure that they have an Internet connection.

February 27th, 2020Committee meeting

Glenn Purves

Government Operations committee  This is a circumstance where this item was not able to get into supplementary estimates (A). As a consequence, a payment is required for that.

February 27th, 2020Committee meeting

Glenn Purves

Government Operations committee  It's just a circumstance, Mr. McCauley, where I'm giving you the context. It was not in supplementary estimates (A). It was funded and now it's listed and frozen until such a point as it's approved.

February 27th, 2020Committee meeting

Glenn Purves

Government Operations committee  You're correct. There are many pillars, and there are many aspects to estimates reform. The timing item that was discussed earlier is one of them. Of course, the cash and accrual alignment, the alignment between budget and estimates, is a second one. In terms of the purpose-base

February 27th, 2020Committee meeting

Glenn Purves

Government Operations committee  When you think about the budget, fiscal forecasting and the deficit, we operate on an accrual basis. But in terms of supply and the main estimates, these documents, we operate on a modified cash basis. We effectively deal with cash with departments, and Parliament is charged with

February 27th, 2020Committee meeting

Glenn Purves

Government Operations committee  Could I just add one point?

February 27th, 2020Committee meeting

Glenn Purves

Government Operations committee  On your initial question about student loans policy, budget 2016 did have a lot of information on that, in moving more toward grants as opposed to loans. That's a useful resource and something for linking with the ESDC colleagues.

February 27th, 2020Committee meeting

Glenn Purves

Government Operations committee  Let me start by saying that, in terms of my comment about misrepresentation, if the word is strong, I don't know if there's a.... My point was—

February 27th, 2020Committee meeting

Glenn Purves

Government Operations committee  My point is the use of the vote has varied over the years, as you outlined, so I wasn't referring to that. It had to do more about references to the controls and the authorities and the oversight and the transparency related to the item.

February 27th, 2020Committee meeting

Glenn Purves