The motion, as amended, read as follows:
That the Committee invite the Parliamentary Budget Officer to explain how his office arrives at its revenue and expenditure projections; and
that the committee also invite Department of Finance officials to explain how the Government of Canada arrives at its revenue and expenditure projections and economists from the private sector; and private-sector economists surveyed by the Department of Finance whose views form the basis of the Department's fiscal forecasts;
the first hour should be devoted to hearing from private sector economists alone; and
the second hour should be devoted to both the Parliamentary Budget Officer and the officials from the Department of Finance.