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

Issue 13 - Minutes of Proceedings


OTTAWA, Tuesday, May 3, 2005
(30)

[English]

The Standing Senate Committee on Energy, the Environment and Natural Resources met this day, in camera, in room 257, East Block, at 5:25 p.m., the Chair, the Honourable Tommy Banks, presiding.

Members of the committee present: The Honourable Senators Adams, Angus, Banks, Buchanan, P.C., Christensen, Cochrane, Hubley, Lavigne, Milne and Spivak (10).

Other senator present: The Honourable Senator Tardif (1).

In attendance: From the Research Branch of the Library of Parliament: Lynne Myers, Research Analyst, Science and Technology, Kristen Douglas, Law and Government Division.

Also in attendance: The official reporters of the Senate and William Sharpe, Legal Analyst to the committee.

Pursuant to the Order of Reference adopted by the Senate on Wednesday, February 7, 2005, the committee continued its consideration of Bill C-15, An Act to amend the Migratory Birds Convention Act, 1994 and the Canadian Environment Protection Act, 1999. (For a complete text of the Order of Reference, see Proceedings of the committee, Issue No. 7.)

Pursuant to rule 92(2)(e), the committee proceeded to consider a draft agenda.

At 7:32 p.m., the committee suspended.

At 7:42 p.m., the committee resumed.

At 9:25 p.m., the committee adjourned to the call of the Chair.

ATTEST:


OTTAWA, Tuesday, May 10, 2005
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[English]

The Standing Senate Committee on Energy, the Environment and Natural Resources met this day, in room 257, East Block, at 5:57 p.m., the Chair, the Honourable Tommy Banks, presiding.

Members of the committee present: The Honourable Senators Adams, Angus, Banks, Buchanan, P.C., Christensen, Hubley, Lavigne, Milne and Spivak (9).

In attendance: From the Research Branch of the Library of Parliament: Lynne Myers, Research Analyst, Science and Technology and Kristen Douglas, Law and Government Division.

Also in attendance: The official reporters of the Senate.

Pursuant to the Order of Reference adopted by the Senate on Wednesday, February 7, 2005, the committee continued its consideration of Bill C-15, An Act to amend the Migratory Birds Convention Act, 1994 and the Canadian Environment Protection Act, 1999. (For a complete text of the Order of Reference, see Proceedings of the committee, Issue No. 7.)

WITNESS:

As an individual:

Alan D. Gold, Barrister.

The Chair made an opening statement.

Mr. Gold made a presentation and answered questions.

The Chair made a closing statement.

At 8:12 p.m., the committee adjourned to the call of the Chair.

ATTEST:


OTTAWA, Thursday, May 12, 2005
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[English]

The Standing Senate Committee on Energy, the Environment and Natural Resources met this day, in room 257, East Block, at 8:02 a.m., the Chair, the Honourable Tommy Banks, presiding.

Members of the committee present: The Honourable Senators Adams, Angus, Banks, Buchanan, P.C., Christensen, Hubley, Lavigne, Milne and Spivak (9).

Other senator present: The Honourable Senator Massicotte (1).

In attendance: From the Research Branch of the Library of Parliament: Lynne Myers, Research Analyst, Science and Technology and Kristen Douglas, Law and Government Division.

Also in attendance: The official reporters of the Senate.

Pursuant to the Order of Reference adopted by the Senate on Wednesday, February 7, 2005, the committee continued its consideration of Bill C-15, An Act to amend the Migratory Birds Convention Act, 1994 and the Canadian Environment Protection Act, 1999. (For a complete text of the Order of Reference, see Proceedings of the committee, Issue No. 7.)

APPEARING:

The Honourable Stéphane Dion, P.C., M.P., Minister of the Environment;

The Honourable Bryon Wilfert, P.C., M.P., Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of the Environment.

WITNESSES:

Environment Canada:

Stephen Wendt, Chief, Migratory Birds Convention;

Susan Waters, Legal Counsel;

Asit Hazra, Chief, Prevention and Recovery.

Department of Justice Canada:

Mary Dawson, Associate Deputy Minister;

Jason Reiskind, Counsel, International Law Section;

Raymond MacCallum, Counsel, Human Rights Section.

The Chair made an opening statement.

The Honourable Stéphane Dion made a statement.

Ms. Dawson made a statement.

The Hon. Stéphane Dion and Ms. Dawson answered questions.

Mr. Wendt, Mr. Reiskind and Mr. MacCallum answered questions.

The Hon. Bryon Wilfred answered questions.

Ms. Waters answered questions.

The Chair made a closing statement.

It was moved by Senator Milne that the committee proceed to clause-by-clause consideration of Bill C-15.

The question being put on the motion, it was negatived.

At 10:07 a.m., the committee adjourned to the call of the Chair.

ATTEST:

Keli Hogan

Clerk of the Committee