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In 2017, with Public Services and Procurement Canada’s (PSPC) support, the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) put in place a sole sourced lease with Pierre Guay, due to the location of the property, to help accommodate an increase in asylum seekers at the St-Bernard-de-Lacolle border crossing. When asked by La Presse in a media call received in October 2021, CBSA did not disclose the value of the lease, citing confidentiality reasons. Mr. Guay is characterised in a recent La Presse article as a supporter of the Liberal Party of Canada.
Though a number of agreements have been concluded with Mr. Guay (e.g., lease for office space, land lease, contracts for use of the hotel adjacent to the border crossing), the current media request pertains only to CBSA’s land lease. As PSPC negotiated the lease on behalf of the CBSA, it responded to the reporter’s queries.
Increasing national testing and screening capacity is instrumental to the multi-layered strategy to reopen the Canadian economy while protecting Canadians and containing future outbreaks.
On behalf of the Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC), Public Services and Procurement Canada (PSPC) continues to explore procurement strategies to support the two testing initiatives: rapid-testing and border testing. In support of the rapid-testing initiative, PSPC is pursuing additional agreements to secure access to a variety of rapid tests.
Public Services and Procurement Canada (PSPC) has issued contracts to support border testing measures across Canada.
The Translation Bureau continues to work with the House Administration and all partners to support Parliament’s virtual sittings while ensuring the health and safety of its interpreters.
MP Marilène Gill published an open letter in the Journal de Montréal denouncing Canada Post’s delivery times in several municipalities of the Côte-Nord in Quebec.
Public Services and Procurement Canada (PSPC) is committed to supporting climate action and sustainability through greening government operations, and works closely with client departments and agencies to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and explore opportunities for green efficiencies. This includes green procurement, which considers clean transportation such as Electric Vehicles and deploying supporting infrastructure in its facilities such as Electric Vehicle Charging Stations.
The Public Accounts of Canada for 2020 to 2021, which include the audited consolidated financial statements of the Government of Canada, will be tabled in the House of Commons by the President of the Treasury Board by the end of December 2021.
The Government is ensuring that suppliers are providing the PPE that Canada requires and that sources of supply are free of unethical practices.
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.
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