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PUBLIC ACCOUNTS COMMITTEE
Ms. Diana Whalen (Chairman)
Mr. Leonard Preyra (Vice-Chairman)
Mr. Clarrie MacKinnon
Ms. Becky Kent
Mr. Mat Whynott
Mr. Howard Epstein
Hon. Keith Colwell
Hon. Cecil Clarke
Mr. Chuck Porter
[Mr. Jim Morton replaced Ms. Becky Kent]
[Mr. Leo Glavine replaced Hon. Keith Colwell]
[Mr. Allan MacMaster replaced Hon. Cecil Clarke]
Mrs. Darlene Henry
Legislative Committee Clerk
Mr. Jacques Lapointe
Ms. Ann McDonald
Assistant Auditor General
Mr. Gordon Hebb
Chief Legislative Counsel
HALIFAX, WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 6, 2010
STANDING COMMITTEE ON PUBLIC ACCOUNTS
Ms. Diana Whalen
Mr. Leonard Preyra
MR. LEONARD PREYRA (Chairman): It's 10:20 a.m. and I'll call this meeting to order. For those of you who have the agenda, we're on Committee Business. The first item of business is a record of decision. You'll recall from last week that the Subcommittee on Agenda and Procedures was revived and the subcommittee met and is presenting for approval a record of decisions from a meeting on September 22nd. Does everyone have a copy of that?
What we are proposing - there are two items there that have already been approved by the committee, the Support4Sport Program and the Management of Contaminated Sites - and the new item there is a date to be confirmed. The rest of the items are all subject to your approval, including a meeting with the Department of Finance on October 13th; a meeting with the Department of Health on October 20th; and a meeting with the Department of Energy on October 27th. Those dates are all proposed because they haven't been approved yet, so they should be treated as tentative.
If nobody objects, what I would propose is that we approve or consider this recommendation en bloc. Is it agreed?
It is agreed.
Would all those in favour of the motion please say Aye. Contrary minded, Nay.
The motion is carried.
Just for the record, maybe we will go around and recognize who is in the room.
[The committee members introduced themselves.]
MR. CHAIRMAN: Thank you very much. The next item on the agenda is discussion of the annual report of the Public Accounts Committee. I understand that these were all distributed last week, as we agreed, and there have been some proposals that have come forward. Those proposed changes are indicated on the agenda for today and have been distributed. They will be subject to approval after the meeting on October 13th, under Committee Business, so I think the recommendation is that you have a look again at the annual report and if you have any changes to make, send them to the committee clerk and then we will consider it all together at the end of the public meeting next week with the Department of Finance.
Is it agreed?
It is agreed.
Well, the next meeting date, as we have agreed - it is proposed but I believe it's now confirmed - is October 13th at 9:00 a.m. We'll meet in the main Chamber, after which we will look at the annual report of the Public Accounts Committee. Thank you.
Is there a motion to adjourn?
MR. CLARRIE MACKINNON: I so move.
MR. CHAIRMAN: We are adjourned.
[The committee adjourned at 10:23 p.m.]