MINUTES OF PROCEEDINGS
Meeting No. 122
Monday, May 10, 1999
The Standing Committee on Industry met in a televised session at 3:35 p.m. this day, in Room 253-D, Centre Block, the Chair, Susan Whelan, presiding.
Members of the Committee present: Sue Barnes, Eugène Bellemare, Rahim Jaffer, Marlene Jennings, Stan Keyes, Francine Lalonde, Walt Lastewka, Ian Murray, Janko Peric and Susan Whelan.
In attendance: From the Library of Parliament: Daniel Brassard and Antony Jackson, Research Officers.
Witnesses: From the Department of National Defence: Vadm. Gary L. Garnett, Vice-Chief of the Defence Staff; Lt-Gen Raymond R. Henault, Deputy Chief of the Defence Staff, OP ABACUS; Paul Thibault, Federal Coordinator, Y2K National Contingency Planning. From Health Canada: Dann Michols, Director General, Health Protection Branch, Therapeutic Products Programme; Marie Williams, Director General, Health Canada Y2K Project Directorate, Corporate Services Branch; Fruji Bull, Director General, Information Management Services. From the Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade: William De Laat, Director, Policy and International Coordination, DFAIT - Y2000 Coordination Secretariat; Annick Goulet, Analyst; François Rivest, Coordinator. From Treasury Board Secretariat: Linda Lizotte-MacPherson, Chief Information Officer; Guy McKenzie, Assistant Secretary, Year 2000 Project Office; Jim Bimson, Director General, Departmental Readiness, Year 2000 Project Office.
Pursuant to Standing Order 108(2), a study on Information Technology: Preparedness for the Year 2000.
Mr. Paul Thibault made an opening statement and with the witnesses, answered questions.
At 4:30 p.m., the sitting was suspended.
At 4:36 p.m., the sitting resumed.
Marie Williams, William De Laat and Linda Lizotte-MacPherson each made an opening statement and with the witnesses, answered questions.
At 5:54 p.m., the Committee proceeded to sit in camera.
At 5:54 p.m., Pursuant to Standing Order 108(2), the Committee proceeded to the consideration of a study on the Year 2000 Problem - An Update on Emergency Preparedness in Canada.
At 5:57 p.m., the Committee proceeded to the consideration of its future business in public.
On motion of Susan Whelan it was agreed, - That the Standing Committee on Industry retain the services of a french editor from Miss Hall's Personnel Service from May 10 to June 9, 1999 on an as needed basis, at a rate of $35.00 per hour, for an amount not exceeding $5,000.00 to assist in the editing of the upcoming reports on Y2K and Sustaining Growth, and that the Chair be instructed to seek the required funds from the Budget Sub-Committee of the Liaison Committee.
At 5:58 p.m., the Committee adjourned to the call of the Chair.
Elizabeth B. Kingston
Clerk of the Committee