Proceedings of the Standing Senate Committee on
Issue No. 10 - Minutes of Proceedings - June 1, 2016 (Morning Meeting)
OTTAWA, Wednesday, June 1, 2016
The Standing Senate Committee on National Finance met this day at 6:47 p.m.,
in room 9, Victoria Building, the chair, the Honourable Larry Smith, presiding.
Members of the committee present: The Honourable Senators Eaton,
Marshall, Mockler, Neufeld and Smith (5).
Other senator present: The Honourable Senator Pratte (1).
In attendance: Alex Smith and Sylvain Fleury, Analysts, Parliamentary
Information and Research Service, Library of Parliament.
Also present: The official reporters of the Senate.
Pursuant to the order of reference adopted by the Senate on Thursday, May 12,
2016, the committee is continuing its examination of Supplementary Estimates (A)
for the fiscal year ending March 31, 2017. (For complete text of the order of
reference, see proceedings of the committee, Issue No. 9.)
Employment and Social Development Canada:
Alain P. Séguin, Chief Financial Officer, Chief Financial Officer Branch;
Jason Won, Deputy Chief Financial Officer, Chief Financial Officer Branch;
John Atherton, Director General, Employment Programs and Partnerships,
Skills and Employment Branch,
Damon Rourke, Director, Aboriginal Program Operations, Program Operations
Jamie Tibbetts, Assistant Deputy Minister and Chief Financial Officer,
Chief Financial Officer Branch;
Sony Perron, Senior Assistant Deputy Minister, First Nations and Inuit
Indigenous Affairs and Northern Development Canada:
Paul Thoppil, Chief Financial Officer, Chief Financial Sector;
Daniel Leclair, Director General, Community Infrastructure Branch, Regional
Mr. Séguin, Mr. Tibbetts and Mr. Thoppil made statements and, with Mr.
Leclair, Mr. Perron, Mr. Rourke and Mr. Atherton, answered questions.
At 8:50 p.m., the committee adjourned to the call of the chair.