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

Issue 18 - Minutes of Proceedings


OTTAWA, Tuesday, October 18, 2005
(41)

[English]

The Standing Senate Committee on Energy, the Environment and Natural Resources met this day, in room 257, East Block, at 5:13 p.m., the Chair, the Honourable Tommy Banks, presiding.

Members of the committee present: The Honourable Senators Angus, Banks, Christensen, Cochrane, Kenny, Lavigne, Milne, Spivak and Tardif (9).

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

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.)

WITNESSES:

Office of the Auditor General of Canada:

Johanne Gélinas, Commissioner of the Environment and Sustainable Development;

John Affleck, Principal;

Richard Arseneault, Principal;

Neil Maxwell, Principal.

The Chair made an opening statement.

Ms. Gélinas made a presentation.

Ms. Gélinas, Mr. Arseneault, Mr. Affleck, and Mr. Maxwell answered questions.

The Chair made a closing statement.

At 7:15 p.m., the committee suspended.

At 7:25 p.m., the committee resumed in camera pursuant to rule 92(2)(e) for the consideration of a draft agenda.

At 7:35 p.m., the committee adjourned to the call of the Chair.

ATTEST:


OTTAWA, Thursday, October 20, 2005
(42)

[English]

The Standing Senate Committee on Energy, the Environment and Natural Resources met this day, in room 257, East Block, at 8:40 a.m., the Chair, the Honourable Tommy Banks, presiding.

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

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.)

WITNESSES:

Saskatchewan Agrivision Corporation Inc.:

C.M. (Red) Williams, Agrologist, President.

Clifton Associates Ltd.:

Wayne Clifton, President;

Graham Parsons, Vice-President, International Development.

The Chair made an opening statement.

Mr. Clifton made a presentation.

Mr. Clifton, Mr. Parsons and Mr. Williams answered questions.

The Chair made a closing statement.

At 10:57 a.m., the committee adjourned to the call of the Chair.

ATTEST:

Keli Hogan

Clerk of the Committee