2022 CCPAC-CCOLA Conference

Ottawa, Ontario

Business Program

Delegate Program



Time Event
All day Arrival of Delegates and Guests
10:00 am - 6:00pm Registration
Foyer outside the Adam Room – Fairmont Chateau Laurier
12:45 pm Meeting in lobby of the Fairmont Chateau Laurier
Lobby – Fairmont Chateau Laurier
1:15 pm Departure by bus to the Ottawa River Cruise dock
799 Jacques Quartier, St. Gatineau, QC, J8T 2W1
1:30 pm Ice-Breaker activity – All Delegates and Guests
Ottawa River Cruise
4:00 pm Departure by bus to the Fairmont Chateau Laurier
1 Rideau Street, Ottawa, ON K1N 8S7
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm Welcome Reception – All Delegates and Guests
Laurier Room/ Lobby Level, Fairmont Chateau Laurier
Time Event
7:30 am - Noon Registration
Foyer outside the Adam Room, Fairmont Chateau Laurier
8:30 am
  • Traditional Territory and Land Acknowledgement
    Adam Room/ Lobby Level, Fairmont Chateau Laurier
  • Opening Remarks
    John Williamson, Chair, House of Commons Standing Committee on Public Accounts
    Karen Hogan, Auditor General of Canada
    Adam Room/ Lobby Level, Fairmont Chateau Laurier
9:00 am Roundtable: Jurisdictional updates

Each jurisdiction will have 5-6 minutes for a representative from the PAC and the audit office to brief the conference on activities in their jurisdiction since the last meeting.

Facilitator: John Williamson, Chair, House of Commons Standing Committee on Public Accounts
Adam Room/ Lobby Level, Fairmont Chateau Laurier
10:30 am Health Break
10:45 am
  • CCPAC Annual General Meeting
    Adam Room/ Lobby Level, Fairmont Chateau Laurier
  • CCOLA Annual General Meeting
    Renaissance Room/ Mezzanine Level, Fairmont Chateau Laurier
12:00 pm Luncheon – All Delegates and Guests
Drawing Room/ Lobby Level, Fairmont Chateau Laurier
1:30 pm Business Session 1: Putting Pressure on Recurring Issues: What are the root causes and what can be done about them?
Facilitator: Nigel,Wodrich, Advisor, Northwest Territories Legislative Assembly
Panel Members: Guylaine Leclerc, Auditor General of Québec
Kevin Page, former Parliamentary Budget Officer
Shannon Phillips, Chair of the Alberta Public Accounts Committee
Geneviève Tellier, Professor, Faculty of Social Sciences and Political Studies, University of Ottawa

A panel on how to put and keep pressure on recurring and long standing issues found in audits of different jurisdictions (e.g. Indigenous issues, climate change, health care issues).

Adam Room/ Lobby Level, Fairmont Chateau Laurier
2:45 pm Health Break
3:00 pm Business Session 2: Accountability and political change
Facilitator: Dillan Theckedath, Analyst, Library of Parliament
Panel Members: David Christopherson, former MP
Doug Wylie, Auditor General of Alberta
Trent Wotherspoon, Chair of the Saskatchewan Public Accounts Committee

A panel on relation building and continuity in times of political change.

Adam Room/ Lobby Level, Fairmont Chateau Laurier
4:15 pm End of Business Sessions
5:30 pm Meet in the lobby of the Fairmont Chateau Laurier
Departure by foot for the National Arts Centre (NAC) – All Delegates and Guests
1 Elgin St, Ottawa, ON K1P 5W1
5:45 pm
  • Cocktail – All Delegates and Guests
    O’Born Foyer, NAC
  • Group Photographs
    Patio, NAC
6:30 pm
  • Dinner – All Delegates and Guests
    O’Born Room, NAC
    Entertainment provided
  • Free time for delegate activities. See links to interesting things to do close to the Fairmont Chateau Laurier.

Time Event
8:30 am – 9 :30 am Business Session 3: Maintaining the Relevance of the Auditor General’s Office
Facilitator: Michelle Salvail, Principal, Parliamentary and International Relations, and Communications, Office of the Auditor General of Canada
Panel Members: Rona Mellor, Deputy Auditor-General for Australia
Bonnie Lysyk, Auditor General of Ontario
Tony Wakeham, Chair of the Newfoundland and Labrador Public Accounts Committee

A panel on how legislative audit offices remain relevant and can best add value for parliamentarians and Canadians.

Adam Room/ Lobby Level, Fairmont Chateau Laurier
9:30 am Health Break
9:45 am – 11:15 am Business Session 4: Studying the Public Accounts
Facilitator: Ryan Reddin, Clerk Assistant at Legislative Assembly of Prince Edward Island
Panel Members: Hannah Bell, Chair of the Prince Edward Island Public Accounts Committee
Carol Bellringer, President and CEO of the Canadian Audit and Accountability Foundation
Karen Hogan, Auditor General of Canada
Julie Mujcin, General Comptroller at Government of Northwest Territories
Adam Room/ Lobby Level, Fairmont Chateau Laurier
11:30 am
  • Ottawa Conference Closing Remarks
    John Williamson, Chair of the House of Commons Standing Committee on Public Accounts and Karen Hogan, Auditor General of Canada
    Adam Room/ Lobby Level, Fairmont Chateau Laurier
  • Looking to Next Year- Invitation from Yukon to next year's conference
    Currie Dixon, Chair of the Standing Committee on Public Accounts of Yukon Legislative Assembly and Karen Hogan Auditor General of Canada
    Adam Room/ Lobby Level, Fairmont Chateau Laurier
12:00 pm Luncheon – All Guests
Drawing Room/ Lobby Level, Fairmont Chateau Laurier
12:00 pm Luncheon Speech
Keynote Speaker: Brian Lee Crowley, Managing Director of the Macdonald-Laurier Institute
Drawing Room/ Lobby Level, Fairmont Chateau Laurier
1:30 pm
  • Breakout Session - Speak Your Mind
    Chairs, Vice/Deputy Chairs, Other PAC Members

    Adam Room/ Lobby Level, Fairmont Chateau Laurier
  • Breakout Session - Speak Your Mind
    Clerks and Researchers

    Palladian Room/ Mezzanine Level, Fairmont Chateau Laurier
  • CCOLA only - Business Sessions
    Renaissance Room/ Mezzanine Level, Fairmont Chateau Laurier
3:00 pm
  • End Business Sessions
  • Free Time
  • Dinner on your own

Accompanying Persons


Time Event
All day Arrival of Delegates and Guests
10:00 am - 6:00 pm Registration
Foyer outside the Adam room – Fairmont Chateau Laurier
12:45 pm Meeting in lobby of the Fairmont Chateau Laurier
1:15 pm Departure by bus to the Ottawa River Cruise dock
799 Jacques Quartier, St. Gatineau, QC, J8T 2W1
1:30 pm Ice-Breaker activity – All Delegates and Guests
Ottawa River Cruise
4:00 pm Departure by bus to Fairmont Chateau Laurier
1 Rideau Street, Ottawa, ON K1N 8S7
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm Welcome Reception
Laurier Room/ Lobby Level, Fairmont Chateau Laurier





Time Event
8:15 am Meet in hotel lobby of the Fairmont Chateau Laurier
8:30 am Departure by bus to Rideau Hall
1 Sussex Drive, Ottawa, ON, K1A 0A1
9:00 am Guided tour of Rideau Hall
11:15 am Departure by bus to the Fairmont Chateau Laurier
1 Rideau Street, Ottawa, ON K1N 8S7
12:00 pm Luncheon – All Delegates and Guests
Drawing Room/ Lobby Level, Fairmont Chateau Laurier
1:15 pm Meet in the hotel lobby of the Fairmont Chateau Laurier
1:30 am Departure by bus to the Mackenzie King Estate
Mackenzie King rd, Chelsea, QC J9B 1H7
2:15 pm Visit the Kingswood and Moorside cottages
3:30 pm Departure by bus for transportation to the Fairmont Chateau Laurier
1 Rideau Street, Ottawa, ON K1N 8S7
5:30 pm Meet in the lobby of the Fairmont Chateau Laurier
Departure by foot to the National Arts Centre (NAC) – 5-minute walk
1 Elgin St, Ottawa, ON K1P 5W1
5:45 pm Cocktail – All Delegates and Guests
O’Born Foyer, NAC
6:00 pm Group Photographs
Patio, NAC
6:30 pm
  • Official Dinner –All Delegates and Guests
    O’Born Room, NAC
    Entertainment by Marie-Claude Gagnon, Violinist
  • Free time for delegates and guests activities. See links to interesting things to do close to the Fairmont Chateau Laurier.
Time Event
9:00 am Meet in the hotel lobby of the Fairmont Chateau Laurier
9:15 am Departure by foot to the National Gallery of Canada – 10-minute walk
380 Sussex Drive, Ottawa, ON, K1N 9N4
9:30 am Visit the gallery
11:30 am Departure by foot to the Fairmont Château Laurier – 10-minute walk
1 Rideau Street, Ottawa, ON K1N 8S7
12:00 pm Luncheon – All Delegates and Guests
Drawing Room/ Lobby Level, Fairmont Chateau Laurier
12:00 pm Luncheon Speech
Keynote Speaker: Brian Lee Crowley, Managing Director of the Macdonald-Laurier Institute
Drawing Room/ Lobby Level, Fairmont Chateau Laurier
1:00 pm Meet in the hotel lobby of the Fairmont Chateau Laurier
1:15 pm Departure by foot to the Senate of Canada Building - 5-minute walk
2 Rideau St, Ottawa, ON K1A 0A4
1:35 pm Guided tour of the Senate of Canada Building
2:15 pm Departure by foot to the West Block / House of Commons Chamber – 10-minute walk
111 Wellington St, Ottawa, ON K1A 0A4
3:15 pm Guided tour of the West Block / House of Commons Chamber
4:00 pm Departure by foot to Fairmont Chateau Laurier - 8-minute walk

Good walking shoes are recommended. All walking distances are no more than 15 minutes from the hotel, and most are 10 minutes or less.

All meals during the conference up to and including the luncheon of August 30th are included in the accompanying person’s program fee.

Panelists

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Registration

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