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THE ENERGY, THE ENVIRONMENT AND NATURAL RESOURCES

MINUTES OF PROCEEDINGS


OTTAWA, Tuesday, February 9, 2021
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[English]

Pursuant to the order of the Senate of November 17, 2020, the Standing Senate Committee on Energy, the Environment and Natural Resources met this day in room W110, 1 Wellington St., and with videoconference at 9:01 a.m. [ET], the chair, the Honourable Paul J. Massicotte, presiding.

Members of the committee present by videoconference: The Honourable Senators Anderson, Black (Alberta), Carignan, P.C., Cordy, Galvez, Massicotte, McCallum, Miville-Dechêne, Patterson, Simons, Verner, P.C. and Wells (12).

Other senator present by videoconference: The Honourable Senator Ravalia (1).

Participating in the meeting: Barbara Reynolds, Procedural Clerk, and Shaila Anwar, Principal Clerk, Committees Directorate; Sam Banks and Ross Linden-Fraser, Analysts, Parliamentary Information and Research Services, Library of Parliament.

Also present: The official reporters of the Senate.

Pursuant to the order of reference adopted by the Senate on Tuesday, December 8, 2020, the committee continued its consideration of Bill S-3, An Act to amend the Offshore Health and Safety Act.

APPEARING (by videoconference):

The Honourable Seamus O'Regan, P.C., M.P., Minister of Natural Resources.

WITNESSES (by videoconference):

Natural Resources Canada:

Glenn Hargrove, Assistant Deputy Minister, Strategic Petroleum Policy and Investment Office;

Timothy Gardiner, Senior Director, Offshore Petroleum Management, Strategic Petroleum Policy and Investment Office.

Unifor:

Scott Doherty, Executive Assistant to the National President;

Dave Mercer, President of Unifor Local 2121.

Cougar Helicopters Inc.:

Willis Jacobs, Safety and Quality Manager.

The chair made a statement.

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

At 10:01 a.m., the committee suspended.

At 10:02 a.m., the committee resumed.

Mr. Doherty and Mr. Mercer made statements and answered questions.

Mr. Jacobs made a statement and answered questions.

At 10:47 a.m., the committee adjourned to the call of the chair.

ATTEST:

Chantal Cardinal

Clerk of the Committee