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Finance committee  Yes, well I'm the director general who's responsible for the poverty reduction area at ESDC, so I would be one of the signators, as would Hugues, along the way, as the decisions are going along. Then they would go along potentially north of me to the deputy. The intention is that

May 27th, 2019Committee meeting

Karen Hall

Finance committee  The overall policy direction, yes.

May 27th, 2019Committee meeting

Karen Hall

Finance committee  Yes, that decision will rest with officials. Yes, it will be the deputy, and we will keep the minister informed, but the decision will rest with the deputy.

May 27th, 2019Committee meeting

Karen Hall

Finance committee  The final decider for statistical items will be the chief statistician and the deputy minister of Employment and Social Development.

May 27th, 2019Committee meeting

Karen Hall

Finance committee  Statistics Canada is responsible for the statistical methodology and working closely with ESDC officials to determine what should be in the basket. For example—

May 27th, 2019Committee meeting

Karen Hall

Finance committee  For example, say we know that there needs to be a measure for transportation, as I think I spoke about a couple of weeks ago. The question of whether there should be a transportation measure in the basket is a policy question. Once it's determined that there should be a measure o

May 27th, 2019Committee meeting

Karen Hall

Finance committee  The ultimate decision will be with officials. We will keep the minister informed, and the decisions will be with officials.

May 27th, 2019Committee meeting

Karen Hall

Finance committee  As I said previously, it will be the chief statistician, and then the deputy minister at ESDC.

May 27th, 2019Committee meeting

Karen Hall

Finance committee  The documents that were sent do include a list of the items that are in the basket. It's at the back of the attachment from the first review. There's a complete list of what's in the basket there.

May 27th, 2019Committee meeting

Karen Hall

Finance committee  It is. It's available on the ESDC website.

May 27th, 2019Committee meeting

Karen Hall

Finance committee  Thank you for the question. Mr. Chair, I would note at the outset that the government has made a very strong commitment to Statistics Canada to ensure that it is an independent statistical agency. It will continue to provide Canadians with the objective statistics that are requi

May 27th, 2019Committee meeting

Karen Hall

Finance committee  That's the lowest we've seen, yes.

May 6th, 2019Committee meeting

Karen Hall

Finance committee  The Statistics Canada release indicated quite clearly that the Canada child benefit has played a very important role.

May 6th, 2019Committee meeting

Karen Hall

Finance committee  The CCB is income tested, and it provides additional resources to low-income families. That is the case.

May 6th, 2019Committee meeting

Karen Hall

Finance committee  The universal child care benefit was taxable, yes.

May 6th, 2019Committee meeting

Karen Hall