On motion of Nathan Cullen, it was agreed, —
1) That the Government of Canada develop skills and competence-related criteria for all government appointments, including Board Members and senior Officers of Crown Corporations and other government agencies, for which the Standing Committee on the Environment and Sustainable Development has reviewing responsibility; and that this criteria specifically address the non-partisan nature of these appointments.
2) That the Government then submit this criteria to the Standing Committee on the Environment and Sustainable Development for consideration, and approval with amendment if necessary.
3) That the Government of Canada then publicly release, including publishing in the Canada Gazette, the committee-approved criteria for each appointment.
4) That the names and background of each nominee for appointment be referred to the Standing Committee on the Environment and Sustainable Development 60 days prior to the date of their appointment, with an explanation of how each nominee has met the established criteria; and, that the Committee, unless it unanimously decides otherwise, shall have at least one full meeting every two months (while the House of Commons is in session) to review the nominees.