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

Issue No. 67 - Minutes of Proceedings - April 26, 2019 (morning meeting)


QUEBEC CITY, Friday, April 26, 2019
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[Translation]

The Standing Senate Committee on Energy, the Environment and Natural Resources met this day at 7:58 a.m., in Duquesne Room, Delta Hotel Quebec, the chair, the Honourable Senator Rosa Galvez, presiding.

Members of the committee present: The Honourable Senators Carignan, P.C., Galvez, MacDonald, Massicotte, McCallum, Mercer, Miville-Dechêne, Patterson, Pratte and Simons (10).

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

In attendance: Sam Banks and Jesse Good, 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 consideration 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.)

WITNESSES:

Government of Quebec:

Benoit Charette, Minister of the Environment and the Fight Against Climate Change;

Marie-Josée Lizotte, Assistant Deputy Minister for Environmental Authorizations and Assessments, Department of the Environment and the Fight against Climate Change;

Éric Théroux, Assistant Deputy Minister for the Fight against Climate Change, Department of the Environment and the Fight against Climate Change;

Yves Rochon, Director General of Strategic and Environmental Assessment, Department of the Environment and the Fight against Climate Change.

Secrétariat international francophone pour l'évaluation environnementale:

Gilles Côté, Director General.

Quebec Center for Environmental Law:

Karine Péloffy, Legal Counsel.

Enbridge Inc.:

Al Monaco, President and Chief Executive Officer;

Ramona Salamucha, Senior Legal Counsel.

Centre interdisciplinaire de recherche en opérationnalisation du développement durable:

Pierre-Olivier Roy, Energy Lead, Senior Analyst and Analyst at the Centre international de référence sur le cycle de vie des produits, procédés et services.

Montreal Economic Institute:

Daniel Dufort, Director of External Relations;

Germain Belzile, Senior Research Associate.

Équiterre:

Sidney Ribaux, Co-founder and General Manager;

Caroline Brouillette, Researcher, Public Policy.

The Minister made a statement and answered questions.

At 9:09 a.m., it was agreed that the committee suspend.

At 9:12 a.m., the committee resumed.

Mr. Côté and Ms. Péloffy each made a statement and answered questions.

At 10:05 a.m., it was agreed that the committee suspend.

At 10:17 a.m., the committee resumed.

Mr. Monaco and Mr. Roy each made a statement and, with Ms. Salamucha, answered questions.

At 11:23 a.m., it was agreed that the committee suspend.

At 11:29 a.m., the committee resumed.

Mr. Dufort, Mr. Belzile and Mr. Ribaux each made a statement and answered questions.

At 12:15 p.m., it was agreed that the committee adjourn to the call of the chair.

ATTEST:

Maxime Fortin
Clerk of the Committee