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

Issue No. 27 - Minutes of Proceedings - May 16, 2017


OTTAWA, Tuesday, May 16, 2017
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[Translation]

The Standing Senate Committee on Energy, the Environment and Natural Resources met this day at 5:02 p.m., in room 257, East Block, the deputy chair, the Honourable Paul J. Massicotte, presiding.

Members of the committee present: The Honourable Senators Beyak, Black, Dean, Fraser, Galvez, Griffin, Lang, Massicotte, Mockler, Patterson, Seidman and Wetston (12).

Other senator present: The Honourable Senator Eggleton, P.C. (1).

In attendance: Sam Banks, Analyst, 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, May 4, 2017, the committee began its study of Bill C-18, An Act to amend the Rouge National Urban Park Act, the Parks Canada Agency Act and the Canada National Parks Act.

APPEARING:

The Honourable Catherine McKenna, P.C., MP, Minister of the Environment and Climate Change.

WITNESSES:

Parks Canada Agency:

Daniel Watson, Chief Executive Officer;

Pam Veinotte, Field Unit Superintendent, Rouge National Urban Park;

Rachel Grasham, Director, Policy, Legislative and Cabinet Affairs.

The minister made a statement and, together with Mr. Watson, answered questions.

At 5:50 p.m., the committee suspended.

At 5:51 p.m., the committee resumed.

Mr. Watson and Ms. Veinotte answered questions.

At 6:15 p.m., the committee adjourned to the call of the chair.

ATTEST:

Maxime Fortin

Clerk of the Committee