Question Period Notes
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Public Services and Procurement Canada (PSPC) is providing project management and procurement services for the construction of a small craft harbour in the community of Clyde River, Nunavut, on behalf the Department of Fisheries and Oceans.
This note focuses on the efforts and progress to provide support to employees, stabilize the administration of pay, the ongoing reduction of the overall queue and backlog, as well as financial investments in Phoenix.
- All questions related to the mental health of public servants should be directed to the President of the Treasury Board
- All questions related to Next Generation Human Resources and Pay solution will be in a separate question period card developed by Shared Services Canada
- All questions related to the negotiation of collective agreements and compensation for Phoenix damages agreements should be directed to the President of the Treasury Board
- Issues related to income tax are under the purview of the Canada Revenue Agency. Questions related to the taxability of damages payments should also be directed to Canada Revenue Agency
On December 6, 2018, PSPC confirmed during a parliamentary appearance that an employee linked to an alleged leak of documents has been suspended. On June 9, 2022, the Crown stayed the charge.
The National Shipbuilding Strategy (NSS) is a long-term commitment to renew the vessel fleets of the Royal Canadian Navy (RCN) and Canadian Coast Guard (CCG), create a sustainable marine sector, and generate economic benefits for Canadians.
Note: Questions on budget, requirements, timelines, international comparisons, and project management should be directed to responsible ministers, the Minister of Fisheries and Oceans and the Canadian Coast Guard or the Minister of National Defence, as appropriate
As part of the Government of Canada’s reaffirmed commitment to invest in Canada’s military, as announced in the 2017 Defence Policy, Strong, Secure, Engaged, the Government launched an open and transparent competition in December 2017 to permanently replace Canada’s fighter fleet with 88 advanced jets—the Future Fighter Capability Project.
- All questions related to capability gap, security and interoperability requirements, costs, and Canada’s participation in the Joint Strike Fighter Program should be answered by the Minister of National Defence
- All questions related to the Industrial and Technological Benefits Policy and the assessment of bidders’ impact on Canada’s economic interests should be answered by the Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development
- All questions related to trade issues should be answered by the Minister of Foreign Affairs
The Translation Bureau continues to work with the House Administration, Senate Administration and all partners to support Parliament’s virtual sittings while ensuring the health and safety of its interpreters.
On May 21st, 2022, a derecho storm caused widespread damage across the National Capital Region, as well as other areas of Ontario, Quebec, and Maine.
Public Services and Procurement Canada continues to work with the Public Health Agency of Canada to procure vaccines and other pharmaceuticals in support of government preparedness for public health threats, including ones that could be used for monkeypox if needed.
- All questions regarding the regulatory review of vaccines should be directed to Health Canada
- All vaccine and therapeutic health-related questions and questions about allocation and distribution should be directed to Public Health Agency of Canada
- All National Emergency Strategic Stockpile (NESS) questions should be directed to Public Health Agency of Canada
Public Services and Procurement Canada (PSPC) is implementing the Long Term Vision and Plan (LTVP) – a multi-decade strategy to restore and modernize the Parliamentary Precinct. The core of the Parliamentary Precinct includes the grounds and buildings on Parliament Hill and the three city blocks directly facing it.
PSPC is also supporting Crown-Indigenous Relations (CIRNA) to develop a national space for Indigenous Peoples within the Parliamentary Precinct. The project includes the re-development of the former CIBC building located at 119 Sparks Street and an infill space between the two buildings.
Note: Questions related to the Indigenous Peoples’ Space (100 Wellington) should be directed to the Minister of Crown-Indigenous Relations. CIRNA has an overall lead responsibility for the Indigenous Peoples’ Space with active support from PSPC
This note focuses on Phoenix salary overpayments. A salary overpayment is an amount of money paid to an employee to which they are not entitled. Overpayments exist for current and former employees.
- Questions related to the Directive on Terms and Conditions of Employment should be directed to the President of the Treasury Board
- Questions regarding the tax implications of Phoenix payroll issues should be directed to the Canada Revenue Agency