Proceedings of the Standing Senate Committee on 
Foreign Affairs and International Trade

Issue 25 - Minutes of Proceedings - May 1, 2013


OTTAWA, Wednesday, May 1, 2013
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[English]

The Standing Senate Committee on Foreign Affairs and International Trade met this day at 4:17 p.m., in room 160- S, Centre Block, the chair, the Honourable A. Raynell Andreychuk, presiding.

Members of the committee present: The Honourable Senators Andreychuk, Ataullahjan, Dawson, De Bané, P.C., Downe, Fortin-Duplessis, Lang, Nolin, Oh, Smith, P.C., (Cobourg) and Wallace (11).

In attendance: Natalie Mychajlyszyn and Penny Becklumb, Analysts, Parliamentary Information and Research Service, Library of Parliament.

Also in attendance: The official reporters of the Senate.

Pursuant to the order of reference adopted by the Senate on Thursday, April 25, 2013, the committee began its examination of Bill C-383, An Act to amend the International Boundary Waters Treaty Act and the International River Improvements Act.

WITNESSES:

Larry Miller, Member of Parliament for Bruce—Grey—Owen Sound, sponsor of the bill.

Foreign Affairs and International Trade Canada:

Martial Pagé, Director General, North America Policy Bureau;

Stephen Gluck, Senior Policy Analyst, U.S. Transboundary Affairs Division;

Dean Sherratt, Legal Officer.

Environment Canada:

Laura Farquharson, Executive Director, Legislative Governance, Legislative and Regulatory Affairs, Environmental Stewardship Branch;

Manon N. Lalonde, Senior Project-Program Engineer, Hydrological and Climatological Services, Meteorological Service of Canada.

The chair made an opening statement.

Mr. Miller made a statement and answered questions.

At 4:45 p.m., the committee suspended.

At 4:47 p.m., the committee resumed.

Mr. Pagé made a statement and, together with Messrs. Gluck, Sherratt, Ms. Farquharson and Ms. Lalonde, answered questions.

At 5:34 p.m., the committee adjourned to the call of the chair.

ATTEST:

Adam Thompson

Clerk of the Committee