Proceedings of the Standing Senate Committee on
Foreign Affairs and International Trade
Issue 11 - Minutes of Proceedings - May 2, 2012
OTTAWA, Wednesday, May 2, 2012
The Standing Senate Committee on Foreign Affairs and International Trade met this day at 4:17 p.m., in room 160- S, Centre Block, the chair, the Honourable A. Raynell Andreychuk, presiding.
Members of the committee present: The Honourable Senators Andreychuk, De Bané, P.C., Downe, Fortin- Duplessis, Frum, Johnson, Mahovlich, Nolin, Robichaud, P.C., Smith, P.C. (Cobourg), and Wallin (11).
Other senator present: The Honourable Senator Wallace (1).
In attendance: Lindsay McGlashan and Brian Hermon, Analysts, Parliamentary Information and Research Service, Library of Parliament.
Also in attendance: The official reporters of the Senate.
Pursuant to the order of reference adopted by the Senate on Thursday, March 29, 2012, the committee continued its examination the document entitled: Passport Canada's Fee-for-Service Proposal to Parliament, dated March 2012, pursuant to the User Fees Act, S.C. 2004, C. 6, sbs. 4(2).
Foreign Affairs and International Trade Canada:
Marc Vidricaire, Director General, Consular Policy and Advocacy;
Bradley Bélanger, Director, Financial Resource Planning Division.
Julie Lalonde-Goldenberg, Director General, Interdepartmental Partnerships and Service Offerings, Citizen Service Branch.
Canada Border Services Agency:
Maria Romeo, Director, Emerging Border Programs Division, Border Programs Directorate, Programs Branch.
Office of the Auditor General of Canada:
Clyde MacLellan, Assistant Auditor General of Canada;
Wendy Loschiuk, Assistant Auditor General of Canada.
Ms. Lalonde-Goldenberg and Ms. Romeo made statements and, together with Mr. Vidricaire and Mr. Bélanger, answered questions.
At 5:24 p.m., the committee suspended.
At 5:30 p.m., the committee resumed.
Mr. MacLellan made a statement and, together with Ms. Loschiuk, answered questions.
At 6:15 p.m., the committee adjourned to the call of the chair.
Clerk of the Committee