- [Parliamentary Committees have continually called for improved reporting by departments and agencies in their reports to Parliament on follow-up to committee recommendations. As a result, departments and agencies are encouraged to discuss progress made to address Parliamentary Committee recommendations and provide further information on significant corrective
- On October 1, 2009, the Leader of the Government in the Senate and Minister of State (Seniors) provided the Chair of the Special Senate Committee on Aging with the Government Response to the Final Report of the Special Senate Committee on Aging: Canada’s Aging Population: Seizing the Opportunity. CSC provided input to Health Canada, in response to their
request for information regarding Recommendation 12 in the Report by the Special Senate Committee on Aging; this information is incorporated into the section on Older Federal Offenders which appears in the Government Response under “Theme V: Federal Population Groups”.
- On October 19, 2009, the Minister of Public Safety tabled the Government Response to the Fifteenth Report of the Standing Committee on Public Accounts (Chapter 7, Economy and Efficiency of Services – Correctional Service of Canada – December 2008 Report of the Auditor General of Canada). The response provided a reply to four recommendations related to
improving the economy and efficiency of procurement; reviewing the cost of procurement and delivery of food, cleaning and clothing service; budgeting for overtime costs; and, seeking to further reduce those costs by examining measures to reduce the use of sick leave by correctional officers. A commitment was made by CSC to provide the Committee with progress reports by
December 31, 2009, and April 30, 2010.