The Standing Committee on Government Operations and Estimates met at 3:30 p.m. this day, in Room C-120, 1 Wellington Street, the Chair, Pat Martin, presiding.
Members of the Committee present: Denis Blanchette, Kelly Block, Alexandre Boulerice, Ron Cannan, Jacques Gourde, Pat Martin, Hon. John McCallum, Mathieu Ravignat and Mike Wallace.
Acting Members present: Jim Hillyer for Scott Armstrong and Rick Norlock for Bernard Trottier.
In attendance: Library of Parliament: Tina Lise LeGresley, Analyst; Lindsay McGlashan, Analyst.
Appearing: Hon. Rona Ambrose, Minister of Public Works and Government Services and Minister for Status of Women.
Witnesses: Department of Public Works and Government Services: François Guimont, Deputy Minister, Deputy Receiver General for Canada; Alex Lakroni, Chief Financial Officer, Finance Branch; Tom Ring, Assistant Deputy Minister, Acquisitions Branch; Stephen Twiss, Director General, Program Management Sector, Real Property Branch; Pierre-Marc Mongeau, Assistant Deputy Minister, Parliamentary Precinct Branch; Renée Jolicoeur, Assistant Deputy Minister, Accounting, Banking and Compensation Branch. Shared Services Canada: Liseanne Forand, President; Gina Rallis, Senior Assistant Deputy Minister and Chief Financial Officer, Corporate Services.
The Minister made a statement and, with the other witnesses, answered questions.
At 4:00 p.m., the sitting was suspended.
At 4:53 p.m., the sitting resumed.
The Committee resumed consideration of the Supplementary Estimates (C) 2011-2012 and the Main Estimates 2012-2013. Questioning of the witnesses resumed.
At 5:41 p.m., the Committee adjourned to the call of the Chair.
Marc-Olivier GirardClerk of the Committee