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

Issue No. 41 - Minutes of Proceedings - March 27, 2018

OTTAWA, Tuesday, March 27, 2018


The Standing Senate Committee on Energy, the Environment and Natural Resources met this day at 5:38 p.m., in room 257, East Block, the chair, the Honourable Rosa Galvez, presiding.

Members of the committee present: The Honourable Senators Dupuis, Galvez, MacDonald, Massicotte, Seidman and Wetston (6).

In attendance: Jesse Good and Sam Banks, Analysts, Parliamentary Information and Research Service, Library of Parliament; Chantale Lamarche, Communications Officer, Communications Directorate.

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 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.)


City of Halifax:

Shannon Miedema, Energy and Environment Program Manager, Planning and Development (by video conference);

Maggie MacDonald, Managing Director, Government Relations and External Affairs (by video conference).

City of Toronto:

Mary-Margaret McMahon, Councillor (by video conference);

Jim Baxter, Director, Environment and Energy Division (by video conference).

Ms. Miedema made a statement and answered questions.

At 6:18 p.m., the committee suspended.

At 6:23 p.m., the committee resumed.

Ms. McMahon made a statement and, together with Mr. Baxter, answered questions.

At 6:43 p.m., the committee adjourned to the call of the chair.


Maxime Fortin
Clerk of the Committee