The Standing Committee on Public Accounts met in a televised session at 3:47 p.m. this day, in Room 253-D, Centre Block, the Chair, David Christopherson, presiding.
Members of the Committee present: Dan Albas, Malcolm Allen, Jay Aspin, David Christopherson, Ted Falk, Alain Giguère, Bryan Hayes, Scott Simms and Stephen Woodworth.
Acting Members present: Hon. Ron Cannan for John Carmichael.
Other Members present: Yvonne Jones.
In attendance: Library of Parliament: Daniel Benatuil, Analyst; Alex Smith, Analyst.
Witnesses: Office of the Auditor General of Canada: Michael Ferguson, Auditor General of Canada; Dale MacMillan, Principal. Treasury Board Secretariat: Corinne Charette, Chief Information Officer of the Government of Canada; Sharon Squire, Executive Director, Service and GC 2.0 Policy and Community Enablement. Department of Employment and Social Development: Carolina Giliberti, Senior Assistant Deputy Minister, Services Management, Service Canada. Canada Revenue Agency: Dave Bennett, Assistant Commissioner, Assessment and Benefit Services Branch. Department of Veterans Affairs: Charlotte Bastien, Director General, Field Operations; Rick Christopher, Director, Service Delivery. Department of Industry: Éric Dagenais, Director General, Small Business Branch.
Michael Ferguson, Corinne Charette, Carolina Giliberti, Dave Bennett, Charlotte Bastien and Éric Dagenais made statements and, with Rick Christopher, answered questions.
At 5:33 p.m., the Committee adjourned to the call of the Chair.
Joann GarbigClerk of the Committee