Pursuant to the order of the Senate of December 3, 2020, the Standing Committee on Audit and Oversight met in camera this day at 11 a.m. [ET], by videoconference, the chair, the Honourable David M. Wells, presiding. This meeting is considered to have taken place in the parliamentary precinct.
Members of the committee present by videoconference: The Honourable Senators Downe, Dupuis and Wells (3).
Other senators present by videoconference: The Honourable Senators Marshall, Moncion and Smith (3).
In attendance: Marie-Ève Belzile, Principal Clerk, and Brigitte Martineau, Administrative Assistant, Committees Directorate; Till Heyde, Clerk Assistant, Chamber Operations and Procedure Office; Isabelle Brideau and Lindsay McGlashan, Analysts, Parliamentary Information and Research Services, Library of Parliament; Ben Silverman, Communications Officer, Communications Directorate; Claudine Courtois and Noah Caza, office of Senator Wells; Marylène Villeneuve, office of Senator Downe; Brigitte Poullet; office of Senator Dupuis; Valérie Wolfe, office of Senator Marshall and Marie-Pier Albert, office of Senator Moncion.
Also present: The official reporters of the Senate.
Pursuant to the order of reference adopted by the Senate on Thursday, December 3, 2020, the committee began its consideration on issues relating to the nomination of its external members to the Senate.
The chair made a statement.
It was agreed that senators’ staff be permitted to attend certain in camera portions of today’s meeting.
Pursuant to rule 12-16(1)(d), the committee considered a draft agenda (future business).
Pursuant to rule 12-16(1)(d), the committee considered a draft report (budget).
At 11:53 a.m., the committee suspended.
At 12 p.m., the committee resumed.
Pursuant to rule 12-16(2), the committee considered the in camera proceedings of another committee.
WITNESSES (by videoconference):
The Honourable Senator Elizabeth Marshall, former chair, Audit Subcommittee;
The Honourable Senator Lucie Moncion, former chair, Audit Subcommittee;
The Honourable Senator Larry Smith, former chair, Audit Subcommittee.
The Honourable Senators Marshall, Moncion and Smith were invited to join the meeting.
The committee discussed the past work of the Audit Subcommittee.
At 1:05 p.m., the committee adjourned to the call of the chair.