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Government Operations committee  Thank you for this very good question and for your excellent comments. I would like to remind everyone that in the fall of 2015, after a decade of neglect under the previous Conservative government, the 27 collective agreements with the core public administration had expired. In

November 30th, 2020Committee meeting

Jean-Yves Duclos

Government Operations committee  Definitely. We need to sign agreements not only because it's a matter of respect and recognition for the work of public servants, but also because it's all about their ability to serve citizens. We're all in the same boat. To succeed in getting through the storm we are experienc

November 30th, 2020Committee meeting

Jean-Yves Duclos

Government Operations committee  First of all, Mr. Paul-Hus, you and I, like quite a few of the people watching us on screen, are proud francophones and proud Quebeckers. We take pride in our language and our culture. This is also true for other francophones outside Quebec. We will always be there to defend the

November 30th, 2020Committee meeting

Jean-Yves Duclos

Government Operations committee  The primary responsibility of the Treasury Board Secretariat officials I have had the opportunity to meet and with whom I work regularly are is to ensue that the departments and ministers in question have the necessary powers and authority.

November 30th, 2020Committee meeting

Jean-Yves Duclos

Government Operations committee  In this instance, it was determined by senior officials that this was the case. They are therefore responsible for…

November 30th, 2020Committee meeting

Jean-Yves Duclos

November 30th, 2020Committee meeting

Jean-Yves Duclos

Government Operations committee  You, Mr. Paul-Hus, as a former military man, are no doubt well aware of how important it is to separate responsibilities.

November 30th, 2020Committee meeting

Jean-Yves Duclos

Government Operations committee  I am the general of the officials at the Treasury Board Secretariat, and I make sure that they do their work. In this instance, they did their work. If you would like to question the general of Diversity and Inclusion and Youth, you can do that too.

November 30th, 2020Committee meeting

Jean-Yves Duclos

Government Operations committee  The answer to that is quite clear. This Quebec colleague, and anyone who requests a document in French, is entitled to have it in French. So if something or other is not working, you know how to reach me, Mr. Paul-Hus.

November 30th, 2020Committee meeting

Jean-Yves Duclos

Government Operations committee  You know how to get in touch with me. Ask your colleague Mr. Berthold to follow up with me.

November 30th, 2020Committee meeting

Jean-Yves Duclos

Government Operations committee  Thank you very much, Ms. Vignola. That's definitely a lesson we learned during the pandemic. We have also begun to make the most of it and will certainly keep that in mind over the coming months and years. What I'm talking about here is the importance of being prepared for all h

November 30th, 2020Committee meeting

Jean-Yves Duclos

Government Operations committee  That's an excellent question. You can find part of the answer by looking at how the various expenditures are listed in the estimates. Most expenditures focus on managing the health crisis and the economic crisis. That's precisely what needs to be done. We're in a crisis, and so w

November 30th, 2020Committee meeting

Jean-Yves Duclos

Government Operations committee  There are two things. First, I hear there is some confusion around how departments and the Treasury Board work together in managing and implementing programs. Second, I feel that members of this committee deserve the clearest possible answer, so, if you would like, I can ask the

November 30th, 2020Committee meeting

Jean-Yves Duclos

Government Operations committee  I'll ask Madam Owens to repeat what she said earlier.

November 30th, 2020Committee meeting

Jean-Yves Duclos

Government Operations committee  Even better, you'll find that on the open government portal's website, which lists over 300 such files and investments.

November 30th, 2020Committee meeting

Jean-Yves Duclos