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Government Operations committee  Again, I think we'll have to get back to you on that, because I think you're referring to an ESDC program, and I just want to make sure that we're clear on the program you're referring to.

November 16th, 2020Committee meeting

Bill Matthews

Government Operations committee  Thank you for that question. There's a lot in there. What I would say is that the trend for more—

November 16th, 2020Committee meeting

Bill Matthews

Government Operations committee  Yes, but these are two rather important and complex issues. The move to telework, I think, accelerates our plans. We had been moving to work zones in which unassigned seating was more of the norm, to recognize that people weren't always in the office. I think the COVID experienc

November 16th, 2020Committee meeting

Bill Matthews

Government Operations committee  I have a couple of thoughts here, Mr. Chair. I'm hearing a real echo. Is everyone else getting an echo from me as well? I'm not sure if they can do something technically with that. I'm sorry, but it's driving me crazy. I think it's better now. On the vaccine front, I love the

November 16th, 2020Committee meeting

Bill Matthews

Government Operations committee  I think it's too early for the plan, because until you have a vaccine that's approved for use and you have a sense of when it will be delivered, you don't know actually what you have. There's data still to be learned about all the vaccine candidates, about how effective they are,

November 16th, 2020Committee meeting

Bill Matthews

Government Operations committee  Mr. Chair, it's an important question. I think it's better addressed to Global Affairs Canada, frankly, in terms of the nature of the question, but I do want to clarify one thing. Q1 is initial doses. We're not going to have a hundred million doses showing up in Q1. We have some

November 16th, 2020Committee meeting

Bill Matthews

Government Operations committee  Could I ask you, Mr. Chair, to show the document that the member is referring to? I want to make sure she is referring to the right department before we take this further.

November 16th, 2020Committee meeting

Bill Matthews

Government Operations committee  Mr. Chair, maybe in the interest of time, I can suggest that the clerk follow up with us with the question, and perhaps we could provide a detailed answer after the meeting in writing, if that works.

November 16th, 2020Committee meeting

Bill Matthews

Government Operations committee  The vote 5 funds for PSPC are a critical part of our funding because they're not just for office buildings. Vote 5 is capital money, so it relates to all of the infrastructure. People tend to think of office buildings and it's certainly—

November 16th, 2020Committee meeting

Bill Matthews

Government Operations committee  We can try again. Is it working?

November 16th, 2020Committee meeting

Bill Matthews

Government Operations committee  Vote 5 is capital funding for PSPC. Obviously we maintain the office buildings for the Government of Canada, but there is also infrastructure—bridges, dams and things of that nature, and even Parliament Hill—so you have a lot of money in the capital vote. It is the biggest part o

November 16th, 2020Committee meeting

Bill Matthews

Government Operations committee  Phoenix continues to progress, and the queue is going down. The last numbers we have—and my colleague Stephanie will correct me if I'm out of date—are that we have about 110,000 transactions with a financial impact above the normal workload. There will always be a group of transa

November 16th, 2020Committee meeting

Bill Matthews

Government Operations committee  Yes, Mr. Chair, pay pods have been very effective, and we continue to add new approaches to further reduce the backlog. The latest thing that the department has done is to add some additional functionality to help with retroactive payments. For those of you who have been around

November 16th, 2020Committee meeting

Bill Matthews

Government Operations committee  Thank you, Mr. Chair. I will start and then I will turn to Chief Financial Officer Wojciech to add some additional detail. PSPC has a very broad range of funding sources, funds voted by Parliament, as well as funds and cost recoveries that we get from other departments. I bel

November 16th, 2020Committee meeting

Bill Matthews

Government Operations committee  Mr. Chair, I could take this, and if I need help from my colleagues, I'm happy to redirect it. In answer to the question, the contract with Proline would have been signed by someone at a director general level. I'm going from memory on the second one. I believe the ventilator co

November 16th, 2020Committee meeting

Bill Matthews