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At committee: Oversight of government ad spending, corporate social responsibility and affordable telecom services – iPolitics

Feb 23, 2021

The ongoing oversight of government advertising — and specifically, a 2019 report from the auditor general warning the process currently in place is “not sufficiently robust” to fulfill the Liberal government’s pledge to prevent public funds from being used for partisan messages — will be in the spotlight at PUBLIC ACCOUNTS, where MPs are booked in for a briefing session with Deputy Auditor General Andrew Hayes, as well as senior officials from the public works department and the Treasury Board Secretariat. (11 AM – 1 PM)

Meanwhile, SUBCOMMITTEE ON INTERNATIONAL HUMAN RIGHTS members will have the opportunity to chat with Sheri Meyerhoffer about her role as Canadian Ombudsperson for Responsible Enterprise, with Canadian Network on Corporate Accountability coordinator Emily Dwyer also expected to provide her perspective on the office. (6:30 – 8:30 PM)

Over at TRANSPORT, MPs will examine issues related to the Canada Infrastructure Bank during panel discussions with representatives from the Canadian Chamber of Commerce and Concert Infrastructure, as well as Council of Canadians climate and social justice campaigner Dylan Penner (3:30 – 5:30 PM)

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