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

Issue No. 64 - Minutes of Proceedings - April 23, 2019 (morning meeting)

ST. JOHN'S, Tuesday, April 23, 2019


The Standing Senate Committee on Energy, the Environment and Natural Resources met this day at 8:58 a.m., in the Delta St. John's Salon E&F, the chair, the Honourable Rosa Galvez, presiding.

Members of the committee present: The Honourable Senators Galvez, Manning, Massicotte, McCallum, Neufeld, Patterson, Ravalia, Richards, Simons and Woo (10).

In attendance: Jesse Good and Sam Banks, Analysts, Parliamentary Information and Research Service, Library of Parliament.

Also present: The official reporters of the Senate.

Pursuant to the order of reference adopted by the Senate on Wednesday, December 12, 2018, the committee continued its examination of Bill C-69, An Act to enact the Impact Assessment Act and the Canadian Energy Regulator Act, to amend the Navigation Protection Act, and to make consequential amendments to other acts. (For complete text of the order of reference, see proceedings of the committee, Issue No. 54.)


Husky Energy:

Adam Sparkes, Director, Government Relations;

David Pinsent, Senior Environmental Advisor.

Newfoundland and Labrador Oil & Gas Industries Association:

Charlene Johnson, Chief Executive Officer.

Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers:

Paul Barnes, Director, Atlantic Canada and Arctic.

St. John's Board of Trade:

Brandon Ellis, Policy and Advocacy Specialist.

Grand Riverkeeper Labrador Inc.:

Roberta Frampton Benefiel, Riverkeeper and Member of Labrador Land Protectors.

Shared Value Solutions Ltd.:

Erin Stapleton, Senior Impact Assessment Specialist.

Total E&P Canada:

Christine Healy, President and Chief Executive Officer.

Mr. Sparkes, Mr. Barnes et Ms. Johnson each made a statement, and together with Mr. Pinsent, answered questions.

At 10:21 a.m., it was agreed that the committee suspend.

At 10:42 a.m., the committee resumed.

Ms. Frampton Benefiel, Ms. Healy and Ms. Stapleton each made a statement and answered questions.

At 12:08 p.m., it was agreed that the committee adjourn to the call of the chair.


Maxime Fortin
Clerk of the Committee