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

Issue No. 4 - Minutes of Proceedings - March 22, 2016


OTTAWA, Tuesday, March 22, 2016
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[English]

The Standing Senate Committee on Energy, the Environment and Natural Resources met this day at 5:06 p.m., in room 257, East Block, the chair, the Honourable Richard Neufeld, presiding.

Members of the committee present: The Honourable Senators Bellemare, Johnson, MacDonald, Massicotte, McCoy, Mitchell, Mockler, Neufeld, Patterson and Seidman (10).

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

In attendance: Marc LeBlanc and Sam Banks, Analysts, Parliamentary Information and Research Services, Library of Parliament.

Also present: The official reporters of the Senate.

Pursuant to the order of reference adopted by the Senate on Thursday, March 10, 2016, the committee began its study on the effects of transitioning to a low carbon economy.

WITNESSES:

Environment and Climate Change Canada:

Dan McDougall, Assistant Deputy Minister, Strategic Policy Branch;

Derek Hermanutz, Director General, Economic Analysis Directorate, Strategic Policy Branch;

Mike Beale, Assistant Deputy Minister, Environmental Stewardship Branch.

The chair made a statement.

Mr. McDougall made a statement and, together with Mr. Hermanutz and Mr. Beale, answered questions.

At 6:46 p.m., the committee adjourned to the call of the chair.

ATTEST:

Lynn Gordon

Clerk of the committee