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

Issue 1 - Orders of Reference


Extract from the Journals of the Senate, Thursday, November 15, 2007:

The Honourable Senator Banks moved, seconded by the Honourable Senator Corbin:

That the Standing Senate Committee on Energy, the Environment and Natural Resources be authorized to examine and report on emerging issues related to its mandate:

(a) The current state and future direction of production, distribution, consumption, trade, security and sustainability of Canada's energy resources;

(b) Environmental challenges facing Canada including responses to global climate change, air pollution, biodiversity and ecological integrity;

(c) Sustainable development and management of renewable and non-renewable natural resources including but not limited to water, minerals, soils, flora and fauna; and

(d) Canada's international treaty obligations affecting energy, the environment and natural resources and their influence on Canada's economic and social development.

That the papers and evidence received and taken and work accomplished by the committee on this subject during the First Session of the Thirty-ninth Parliament be referred to the committee;

That the committee report to the Senate from time to time, no later than June 30, 2009, and that the committee retain until September 30, 2009, all powers necessary to publicize its findings.

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


Extract from the Journals of the Senate, Tuesday, November 13, 2007:

Resuming debate on the motion of the Honourable Senator Grafstein, seconded by the Honourable Senator Corbin, for the second reading of Bill S-208, An Act to require the Minister of the Environment to establish, in cooperation with the provinces, an agency with the power to identify and protect Canada's watersheds that will constitute sources of drinking water in the future.

After debate,
In amendment, the Honourable Senator Nolin moved, seconded by the Honourable Senator Stratton, that Bill S- 208, be not now read the second time but that the subject matter thereof be referred to the Standing Senate Committee on Energy, the Environment, and Natural Resources; and

That the Order to resume debate on the motion for the second reading of the bill remain on the Order Paper and Notice Paper.

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

Paul C. Bélisle

Clerk of the Senate


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