Proceedings of the Standing Senate Committee on
Energy, the Environment and Natural Resources

First Session Thirty-sixth Parliament, 1997-98-99

Chairman: The Honourable RONALD D. GHITTER


Monday, August 30, 1999
Tuesday, August 31, 1999

Issue No. 22

Tenth, eleventh, twelfth and thirteenth meetings on:

Bill C-32, An Act respecting pollution and the protection of the environment and human health in order to contribute to sustainable development


WITNESSES:

August 30, 1999 (morning meeting)

From the Canadian Institute for Environmental Law and Policy:

Mr. Mark Winfield, Director of Research.

From the Canadian Federation of Agriculture:

Ms Sally Rutherford, Executive Director;

Mr. Garth Sundeed, Science Officer.

From the Canadian Fertilizer Institute:

Mr. Roger Larson, President;

Mr. Paul Lansbergen, Communications and Members' Services Officer;

Mr. Chris Micek, Environment Manager, Agrium;

Mr. Donald Côté, Managing Director, Quebec Fertilizer Manufacturers' Association.

August 30, 1999 (afternoon meeting)

From the Canadian Chamber of Commerce:

Ms Nancy Hughes-Anthony, President and CEO;

Mr. Bob Redhead, Chairman, Chamber of Commerce Environment Committee.

From the Centre patronal de l'environnement du Québec:

Mr. Michael Cloghesy, President;

Mr. Claude-André Lachance, Director, Governmental Affairs, Dow Chemical Canada;

Mr. Daniel Gagnier, Vice-President, Corporate Affairs, Environment, Occupational Health and Safety, Alcan Aluminium Limited.

From the Canadian Health Coalition:

Dr. Michèle Brill-Edwards;

Mr. Michael McBane, National Co-ordinator.

From the Canadian Association of Physicians for the Environment:

Dr. Peter Carter, Research Coordinator.

From Nunavut Tunngavik, Inc.:

Mr. Jose Kusugak, President;

Mr. John Merritt, Constitutional Advisor and Legislative Counsel.

August 31, 1999 (morning meeting)

As an individual:

Mr. François Blais, Director, Centre for Legal Translation and Documentation, University of Ottawa.

As an individual:

Mr. Sam Bock.

From the Environmental Law Centre:

Ms Arlene Kwasniak, Staff Counsel.

From the West Coast Environmental Law Association:

Mr. Steven Shrybman, Executive Director.

August 31, 1999 (afternoon meeting)

From the Canadian Vehicle Manufacturers' Association:

Mr. Mark A. Nantais, President;

Mr. Paul Hansen, Manager, Environmental Affairs, Facility Engineering, Daimler Chrysler Canada;

Mr. Blake Smith, Director, Environment, Energy and Vehicle Safety, Ford Motor Company of Canada;

Ms Lisa Kozma, Legal Counsel, Ford Motor Company of Canada;

Ms Yasmin Tarmohamed, Director, Environment, Health and Safety.

From the Société pour vaincre la pollution:

Mr. Daniel Green, Co-President;

Ms Lisette Anfousse, Coalition pour un Magnola propre.

From the Environmental Group STOP:

Mr. Georges Hébert, President;

Mr. Don Wedge, Vice-President;

Mr. Bruce Walker, Director of Research.

From the Canadian Petroleum Products Institute:

Mr. Alain Perez, President;

Mr. Ron Harper, Senior Advisor to the President;

Mr. Alan Chesworth, Manager, Environment, Health and Safety, Imperial Oil Limited.


MEMBERS OF THE COMMITTEE

The Honourable Ronald D. Ghitter, Chairman

The Honourable Nicholas W. Taylor, Deputy Chairman

and

The Honourable Senators:

Adams, Buchanan, P.C., Chalifoux, Cochrane, Cook, De Bané, P.C., * Graham, P.C. (or Carstairs), Hays, * Lynch-Staunton (or Kinsella), Nolin, Pearson, Spivak

* Ex Officio Members

(Quorum 4)

Changes in membership of the committee:

Pursuant to rule 85(4), membership of the committee was amended as follows:

The name of the Honourable Senator Pearson substituted for that of the Honourable Senator Hervieux-Payette (August 30, 1999).

The name of the Honourable Senator De Bané substituted for that of the Honourable Senator Chalifoux (August 30, 1999).

The name of the Honourable Senator Chalifoux substituted for that of the Honourable Senator Hays (August 30, 1999).

The name of the Honourable Senator Cook substituted for that of the Honourable Senator Kenny (August 30, 1999).

The name of the Honourable Senator Hays substituted for that of the Honourable Senator Chalifoux (August 30, 1999).

The name of the Honourable Senator Chalifoux substituted for that of the Honourable Senator De Bané (August 30, 1999).

The name of the Honourable Senator De Bané substituted for that of the Honourable Senator Robichaud (Saint-Louis-de-Kent) (August 30, 1999).


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