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

Second Session, Thirty-ninth Parliament, 2007-08

Chair: The Honourable TOMMY BANKS


Tuesday, June 17, 2008
Thursday, June 19, 2008
Wednesday, June 25, 2008
Thursday, June 26, 2008

Issue No. 11

First, second, third and fourth (final)
meetings on:

Bill C-33, An Act to amend the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999

Sixth (final) meeting on:

Bill S-206, An Act to amend the Food and Drugs Act (clean drinking water)

First and second (final) meetings on:

Bill C-474, An Act to require the development and implementation of a Federal Sustainable Development Strategy and the development of goals and targets with respect to sustainable development in Canada, and to make consequential amendments to another act

INCLUDING:
THE TENTH REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE
(Bill S-206)
THE ELEVENTH REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE
(Bill C-474)
THE TWELFTH REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE
(Bill C-33)


APPEARING:

The Honourable Gerry Ritz, P.C., M.P., Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food and Minister for the Canadian Wheat Board


WITNESSES:

Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Environment Canada:

Bruce McEwen, Chief, Fuels Section, Energy and Transportation.

Natural Resources Canada:

Victoria Orsborne, Acting Chief, Fuels Policy, Office of Energy Efficiency.

Thursday, June 19, 2008

John Godfrey, Member of Parliament, sponsor of the bill.

Canadian Renewable Fuels Association:

Gordon Quaiattini, President.

BIOX Corporation:

Tim Haig, President.

GreenField Ethanol:

Bliss Baker, Vice President, Corporate Affairs.

Wednesday, June 25, 2008

ETC Group:

Pat Mooney, Executive Director.

Beyond Factory Farming Coalition:

Ian Lordon, Communications Officer.

National Farmers Union:

Colleen Ross, Women's President.

Oxfam Canada:

Mark Fried, Policy Coordinator.

Canadian Petroleum Products Institute:

Tony Macerollo, Vice-President, Public and Government Affairs;

Gilles Morel, National Director;

Don Munroe, Senior Advisor, Environmental and Fuel Quality;

Michael Kandravy, Director, Regulatory Affairs.

Resource Efficient Agricultural Production Canada (REAP-Canada):

Roger Samson, Executive Director.

Canadian Federation of Agriculture:

Bob Friesen, President.

Thursday, June 26, 2008

As an individual:

Chris Damas, Investment Analyst.

Coalition QuébecKyoto:

Thomas Welt, P. Eng., Member, Executive Committee;

John Burcombe, Member, Executive Committee.

Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada:

Michael Salter, Senior Policy Advisor, Strategic Policy Development.

Environment Canada:

Helen Ryan, Director, Oil, Gas and Energy.

Natural Resources Canada:

Catherine Kerr, Senior Policy Analyst.


MEMBERS OF THE COMMITTEE

The Honourable Tommy Banks, Chair

The Honourable Pierre Claude Nolin, Deputy Chair

and

The Honourable Senators:

Adams, Brown, Cochrane, *Hervieux-Payette, P.C. (or Tardif), Kenny, *LeBreton, P.C. (or Comeau), McCoy, Milne, Mitchell,  Sibbeston, Spivak, Trenholme Counsell

*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 Munson substituted for that of the Honourable Senator Trenholme Counsell (June 25, 2008).

The name of the Honourable Senator Trenholme Counsell substituted for that of the Honourable Senator Munson (June 26, 2008).

The name of the Honourable Senator Munson substituted for that of the Honourable Senator Trenholme Counsell (June 26, 2008).

The name of the Honourable Senator Trenholme Counsell substituted for that of the Honourable Senator Munson (June 26, 2008).