Commission of Inquiry into the Sponsorship Program and Advertising Activities
Witnesses: Jim Judd, Mike Joyce, Susan Cartwright, Jane Cochran, Jim Libbey
Commission Counsel Neil Finkelstein continues direct examination of a panel of members of the Treasury Board Secretariat, including Jim Judd (Secretary of the Treasury Board), Mike Joyce (Assistant Secretary, Expenditure Operations and Reporting Sector), Susan Cartwright (Assistant Secretary for Government Operations), Jane Cochran (Executive Director, Procurement and Project Management Policies), and Jim Libbey (Executive Director, Strategic Systems Infrastructure, Office of the Comptroller General). The witnesses speak at length about responsibility and accountability for the allocation of funds and explain various scenarios for the approval of spending. Ms. Cochran gives a detailed description of policy for the awarding of contracts.