Proceedings of the Standing Senate Committee on
Energy, the Environment and Natural Resources
Issue No. 7 - Minutes of Proceedings - May 5, 2016
OTTAWA, Thursday, May 5, 2016
The Standing Senate Committee on Energy, the Environment and Natural
Resources met this day at 8 a.m., in room 257, East Block, the chair, the
Honourable Richard Neufeld, presiding.
Members of the committee present: The Honourable Senators Johnson,
MacDonald, Massicotte, Mockler, Neufeld, Patterson, Ringuette and Seidman (8).
In attendance: Marc LeBlanc and Sam Banks, Analysts, Parliamentary
Information and Research Services, Library of Parliament.
Also present: The official reporters of the Senate.
The chair informed the committee of a vacancy in the deputy chair and
presided over the election of the deputy chair.
The Honourable Senator Mockler moved:
That the Honourable Senator Massicotte be deputy chair of this committee.
The question being put on the motion, it was adopted.
The deputy chair made a statement.
Pursuant to the order of reference adopted by the Senate on Thursday, March
10, 2016, the committee continued its study on the effects of transitioning to a
low carbon economy. (For complete text of the order of reference, see
proceedings of the committee, Issue No. 4.)
Canadian Electricity Association:
Sergio Marchi, President and CEO;
Devin McCarthy, Director, Generation and Environment.
Martin Kennedy, Vice President, External Affairs.
Nova Scotia Power Inc.:
Terry Toner, Director, Environmental Services.
Canadian Biogas Association:
Jennifer Green, Executive Director;
Kevin Matthews, Director;
Donald Beverly, Director.
The chair made a statement.
Mr. Marchi, Mr. Kennedy and Mr. Toner made a statement and, together with Mr.
McCarthy, answered questions.
At 9:07 a.m., the committee suspended.
At 9:09 a.m., the committee resumed.
Ms. Green made a statement and, together with Mr. Beverly and Mr. Matthews,
At 9:59 a.m., the committee adjourned to the call of the chair.
Clerk of the Committee