The Gomery Inquiry – September 23, 2004 (Part 1 of 3)

Inquiries on CPAC

The Gomery Inquiry – September 23, 2004 (Part 1 of 3)

Commission of Inquiry into the Sponsorship Program and Advertising Activities

Witnesses: I. David Marshall, Yvette Aloïsi, Myra Conway, George A. Butts, Gerry Thom

The Commission continues to hear testimony from a panel of employees of Public Works and Government Services Canada, including I. David Marshall (Deputy Minister), Yvette Aloïsi (Assistant Deputy Minister, Corporate Services, Human Resources and Communications Branch), Myra Conway (Director General, Financial Operations), George A. Butts (Acting Director General for the Acquisitions Policy, Risk, Integrity and Strategic Management Directorate, Acquisitions Branch), and Gerry Thom (Director of Classification, Compensation and Business Systems, Corporate Services, Human Resources and Communications Branch). Under cross-examination by Pierre Fournier (Counsel for Alfonso Gagliano), Mr. Marshall speaks about departmental audits and ministerial involvement in the department. Richard Auger (Counsel for Charles Guité) cross-examines the witnesses on Mr. Guité’s changing positions and duties in the department and on Section 34 of the Financial Administration Act.