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

Issue 17 - Minutes of Proceedings


OTTAWA, Tuesday, June 28, 2005
(39)

[English]

The Standing Senate Committee on Energy, the Environment and Natural Resources met this day, in room 257, East Block, at 5:08 p.m., the Deputy Chair, the Honourable Ethel Cochrane, presiding.

Members of the committee present: The Honourable Senators Adams, Buchanan, P.C., Cochrane, Gustafson, Kenny, Lavigne, Milne, Moore, Peterson and Spivak (10).

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.

Also in attendance: The official reporters of the Senate.

Pursuant to the Order of Reference adopted by the Senateon Tuesday, June 1, 2005, the committee began its study ofBill S-12, An Act concerning personal watercraft in navigable waters. (For complete text of Order of Reference, see proceedings of the committee, Issue No. 16.)

WITNESSES:

Lifesaving Society:

Rick Haga, National Executive Director and Privacy Officer;

Raynald Hawkins, Executive Director (Quebec Branch).

The Senate:

The Honourable Mira Spivak, Senator, Sponsor of the Bill.

The Deputy Chair made an opening statement.

Mr. Haga made a presentation and answered questions.

Mr. Hawkins answered questions.

The Honourable Mira Spivak made a presentation and answered questions.

The Honourable Senator Kenny raised a point of order regarding certain comments made in committee about attendance of Senators.

Debate.

Senator Spivak continued answering questions.

The Chair made a statement regarding Senator Kenny's point of order.

Debate.

It was moved by Senator Milne that the committee proceed to clause-by-clause consideration of Bill S-12.

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

It was agreed that the preamble and title carry, on division.

It was agreed that clause 1 carry, on division.

It was agreed that clause 2 carry, on division.

It was agreed that clause 3 carry, on division.

It was agreed that clause 4 carry, on division.

It was agreed that clause 5 carry, on division.

It was agreed that clause 6 carry, on division.

It was agreed that clause 7 carry, on division.

It was agreed that clause 8 carry, on division.

It was agreed that clause 9 carry, on division.

It was agreed that clause 10 carry, on division.

It was agreed that clause 11 carry, on division.

It was agreed that the Chair report the bill to the Senate without amendment, on division.

At 7:00 p.m., the committee adjourned to the call of the Chair.

ATTEST:


OTTAWA, Thursday, June 30, 2005
(40)

[English]

The Standing Senate Committee on Energy, the Environment and Natural Resources met this day, in camera, in room 257, East Block, at 8:42 a.m., the Chair, the Honourable Tommy Banks, presiding.

Members of the committee present: The Honourable Senators Angus, Banks, Buchanan, P.C., Gustafson and Milne (5).

In attendance: From the Research Branch of the Library of Parliament: Lynne Myers, Research Analyst, Science and Technology and Frédéric Beauregard-Tellier, Economics Division.

Also in attendance: The official reporters of the Senate.

Pursuant to the Order of Reference adopted by the Senate on Tuesday, October 19, 2004, the committee continued its study of emerging issues related to its mandate. (For complete text of Order of Reference, see proceedings of the committee, Issue No. 1.)

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

At 10:20 a.m., the committee adjourned to the call of the Chair.

ATTEST:

Keli Hogan

Clerk of the Committee


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