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Industry Canada - ATIPs - G8

Industry Canada - ATIPs - G8

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Documents from Senior officials at Industry/FedNor explaining how Tony Clement selected the successful projects for the G8 Legacy Fund
Documents from Senior officials at Industry/FedNor explaining how Tony Clement selected the successful projects for the G8 Legacy Fund

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Industry
CanadaIndustrieCanada
MEMORANDUM
TOTHE
DEPUTY
MINISTER
NOV
02
2011
G8Legacy
Fund:
Discussion
with
Tom
Dodds
onOctober
30,2011
The
purpose
of
this
note
is
to
convey
to
you
the
key
pointsof
Iny
discussion
with
Tom
Dodds
relating
to
his
involvementwith
the
08
Legacy
Fundduring2009while
he
was
an
employee
of
Industry
Canada
'workingforFedNor.
Itshould
be
notedthat
Mr.
Doddshastwicecommitted
his
recollections
to
paper.Firstinadocumententitled
"The
Role
of
FedNor
in
G8
Legacy
Fund"
andagaininaJanuary18,2011emailtothe
then
AssistantDeputyMinister(ADM)fortheRegionalOperationsSector,FrancePegeot.
His
recollections
during
thisdiscussion
were
entirelyconsistent
withthese
earlier
documents.
(1)LocalAction
Committee
Network
Mr.Doddsexplainedhisparticipationatmeetings
of
theLocalAction
Committee
(LAC)generallyandspecificallythemeeting
of
February
27,2009
asfollows.Minister
Clement's
office
requested
that
FedNor
be
present
at
LACmeetings
Mr.
Doddswasaskedto
attend
by
then
ADM,
RegionaJOperation
Sector
Nick
HeseltineOther
FedNor
employeesalsoattendedLACmeetingswithhim.
He
alsoexplained
thatinthe
context
of
theNorthernOntario
Development
Program
(NODP),
FedNorhad
begun
to
explore
how
tomaximizethetourismbenefits
of
hosting
the
G8.Astudy
of
tourismopportunitieswas
ultimately
completedandprovidedtoMinister
Clement's
office;noresponsewasreceived.
At
theFebruary27meeting,MinisterClementalsonotedthatFednorwouldevaluateprojectsproposalsforthe
G8
LegacyFund.
MinisterClement
alsoindicatedthatall
of
the
projectsubmissions,currentandfuture,would
be
transferredtoFedNorfor
this
purpose.Mr.Doddsindicatedthatfurthertothemeeting
it
wasagreedto
with
Minister
Clement's
officethat,givenTransport
Canada's
responsibility
forthe
administration
of
theG8LegacyFund,
FedNor's
'evaluation'
would
belimitedto
the
cataloguing
of
projects.
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(2)ProjectsProposalsandDecisionMakingWithregards
to
thedecisionmakingprocess,
Mr.
DoddsnotedthatFedNordidnotprovide
any
advice,
analysis,
orprojectrankingwhichcould
be
mistakenforaduediligenceprocess.Asnotedabove,FedNor'sinvolvementwaslimitedtothecataloguing
of
projects,
by
whichwasmeantthefollowing:-digitalscanning
of
theprojectproposals-recording
o'f
the
project
proponent,
date
of
project
submission,
size
of
projectproposal,andothertombstonedata-basicclassification
of
projects
by
type
of
projects(forexampletourismversusinfrastructureprojects)ToassistMinisterClement'soffice,thisinformationwasorganizedinaspread-sheetwhichwasupdatedandprovidedtotheMinister'sofficewhenrequested.Importantly,
Mr.
DoddsnotedthatFedNorofficialscataloguedonly
what
wasprovided
by
MinisterClement'soffice.Nofollow-upwasundertakenwithproponentstoclarifyorvalidateinfonnationortoseekadditionaldetail.FedNoralsoassisted-theMinister'sofficeinthepreparation
of
letterstoadviseunsuccessfulapplicantsthattheirprojectswouldnotbeforwardedtoMinisterBairdforhisconsideration.Alist
of
unsuccessfulapplicantswasprovided
by
theMinister'sofficetoFeclNorofficialsandletterswereprepared
in
accordancewiththedirectionreceivedfromtheMinister'sOffice.Finally,onceMinisterClement'sofficeprovidedthelist
of
recommendedprojectstoMinisterBaird'soffice,FedNorofficialstransferredthe
catalogue
of
projectstoInfrastructureCanadaofficials.
All
242projectproposalsweresent;thisincludedthe
32
projectswhichwererecommendedbyMinisterClement.
(3)
Interactionwith
Minister
Clement's
Office
Mr.
Dodds
advisedthatall
of
hisinteractions
with
MinisterClement's
officewere
with
DavidPierce.Healsoindicatedthathedidnotprovideadviceorsupportto
Mr.
Pierceonthe
G8
LegacyFundoutside
of
theactivitiesdescribed
above.
This
concludeskey
summary
points
of
my
discussionwithMr.Dodds.
PaulHalucha
Chief
of
Staff
to
the
Deputy
Minister
000002
 
FW:
InfrastructureCanadarequest
for
08
ProjectProposalInfonnation
Tilley,
Melanie:IC-DM-IC-SM
From:
Halucha,Paul:
IC-DM-IC.sM
Sent:
Tuesday,
September20,201118:44
To:
Titley,Melanie:IC-DM-IC-SM
Subject:
Fw:
Infrastructure
Canadarequest
for
G8
Project
Proposal
Information
Attachments:
Annex
A
FedNor
CatalogUed
Projects.xlscanyouprint
and
wecan
connect
on
binder
again
in
AM?
From:
Milon,
Russell:
RO-oR
sent:
Tuesday,
september
20,
201105:13
PM
To:
Halucha,
Paul:
IC-DM-IC-SM
Subjea:
FW:
Infrastructure
canadarequest
for
G8
Project
Proposal
Information
Paul,
below
Is
the
spreadsheetof
catalogued
projects.
From:
Dodds,
Tom:
fedNor'
sent:
Wednesday,January13,
2010
8:28
PM
To:
Pegeot,
France:
Ro-oR
ce:
HeseItine,
Nick:
Ro-oR;
Perreault,
Lucie:
FedNor;
Milan,
Russell:
Ro-oR;
Henley,David:
FedNor;
Paquette,
Louise:FeclNor
~
Infrastructure
Canada
request
for
G8
Project
Proposal
Information
Good
EveningFrance,
Page1
of3
YesterdayIhavereceiveda
phone
callfromBryceConrad,AssistantDeputy
Minister,
InfrastructureCanada-ProgramsOperationsBranch,requestinginformation
on
G8project
proposals,whichFedNororiginallyreceiveddirectly
from
MinisterClement'soffice(MINO).Thisincludes:
o
Copies
of
proposals,forprojectsfundedthroughthe
08
Infrastructureand
Legacy
Fundandadministered
by
InfrastructureCanada;and,
o
A
FedNorlist(spreadsheet)
of
allprojectproposalssubmitted
to
theMinister'sOffice.Infrastructurestaffadvised
me
that
they
urgentlyrequirethis
infonnation
toensuretheirfilesarecomplete
in
preparationforanaudit
by
theAuditor
<;Jenera!
on
theirEconomicActionPlanandInfrastructureStimulusFund
projects.
The
08
InfrastructureandLegacy
Fund
is
expectedto
be
part
of
thisaudit.
Mr.
Conrad
advised
methathemet
with
MinisterBaird'sandMinisterClement'sstaffaboutthismatterbeforeChristmas.
During
thatmeeting,MINOstaffadvisedthattheywere
quitecomfortablehaving
FedNorshareits
information
on
08
projectproposals
with
Infrastructure
staff.
Tomorrow,I
will
be
sendingInfrastructurestafftheattachedspreadsheetbyemail
and
mailinga
disccontainingcopies
of
theG8InfrastructureandLegacyFundprojectproposals-thatwehave2011-11-14
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