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

Issue 6 - Minutes of Proceedings


OTTAWA, Tuesday, December 14, 2004
(12)

[English]

The Standing Senate Committee on Energy, the Environment and Natural Resources met this day in camera, in room 257, East Block, at 5:08 p.m., the Chair, the Honourable Tommy Banks, presiding.

Members of the committee present: The Honourable Senators Angus, Banks, Cochrane, Lavigne, Milne and Spivak (6).

In attendance: From the Research Branch of the Library of Parliament: Frédéric Beauregard-Tellier, Economics Division.

Pursuant to the Order of Reference adopted by the Senate on Tuesday, October 19, 2004, the committee continued its study of emerging issues related to its mandate. (For complete text of Order of Reference, see proceedings of the committee, Issue No. 1.)

Pursuant to rule 92(2)(e), the committee proceeded to consider a draft agenda.

A discussion of issues related to the mandate of the committee followed.

It was agreed that the draft work plan for the committee be adopted.

At 5:12 p.m., the committee adjourned to the call of the Chair.

ATTEST:


OTTAWA, Thursday, February 3, 2005
(13)

[English]

The Standing Senate Committee on Energy, the Environment and Natural Resources met this day, in room 257, East Block, at 8:35 a.m., the Deputy Chair, the Honourable Ethel Cochrane, presiding.

Members of the committee present: The Honourable Senators Adams, Angus, Buchanan, P.C., Cochrane, Lavigne and Milne (6).

In attendance: From the Research Branch of the Library of Parliament: Lynne Myers, Research Analyst, Science and Technology and Frédéric Beauregard-Tellier, Economics Division.

Also in attendance: The official reporters of the Senate.

Pursuant to the Order of Reference adopted by the Senate on Tuesday, October 19, 2004, the committee continued its study of emerging issues related to its mandate. (For complete text of Order of Reference, see proceedings of the committee, Issue No. 1.)

WITNESS:

Green Budget Coalition:

Pierre Sadik, Program Manager.

The Deputy Chair made an opening statement.

Mr. Sadik made a presentation and answered questions.

The Deputy Chair made a closing statement.

At 10:07 a.m., the committee adjourned to the call of the Chair.

ATTEST:


OTTAWA, Tuesday, February 8, 2005
(14)

[English]

The Standing Senate Committee on Energy, the Environment and Natural Resources met this day, in room 257, East Block, at 6:25 p.m., the Chair, the Honourable Tommy Banks, presiding.

Members of the committee present: The Honourable Senators Adams, Angus, Banks, Buchanan, P.C., Cochrane, Gill, Kenny, Lavigne, Milne and Spivak (10).

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

In attendance: From the Research Branch of the Library of Parliament: Lynne Myers, Research Analyst, Science and Technology and Frédéric Beauregard-Tellier, Economics Division.

Also in attendance: The official reporters of the Senate.

Pursuant to the Order of Reference adopted by the Senate on Thursday, December 9, 2004, the committee began its study on Bill C-7, An Act to amend the Department of Canadian Heritage Act and the Parks Canada Agency Act and to make related amendments to other Acts. (For complete text of Order of Reference, see proceedings of the committee, Issue No. 6.)

APPEARING:

The Honourable Stéphane Dion, P.C., M.P., Minister of the Environment;

The Honourable Bryon Wilfert, P.C., M.P., Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of the Environment.

WITNESS:

Parks Canada Agency:

Alan Latourelle, Chief Executive Officer.

The Chair made an opening statement.

The Honourable Stéphane Dion made a statement and answered questions.

Mr. Latourelle answered questions.

The Honourable Bryon Wilfert answered questions.

The Chair made a closing statement.

At 7:18 p.m., the committee adjourned to the call of the Chair.

ATTEST:


OTTAWA, Thursday, February 10, 2005
(15)

[English]

The Standing Senate Committee on Energy, the Environment and Natural Resources met this day, in room 257, East Block, at 8:36 a.m., the Chair, the Honourable Tommy Banks, presiding.

Members of the committee present: The Honourable Senators Adams, Angus, Banks, Buchanan, P.C., Christensen, Cochrane, Lavigne and Milne (8).

In attendance: From the Research Branch of the Library of Parliament: Lynne Myers, Research Analyst, Science and Technology and Frédéric Beauregard-Tellier, Economics Division.

Also in attendance: The official reporters of the Senate.

Pursuant to the Order of Reference adopted by the Senate on Thursday, December 9, 2004, the committee continued its study on Bill C-7, An Act to amend the Department of Canadian Heritage Act and the Parks Canada Agency Act and to make related amendments to other Acts. (For complete text of Order of Reference, see proceedings of the committee, Issue No. 6.)

The Honourable Senator Milne moved that the committee dispense with clause-by-clause consideration of Bill C-7 and report the bill to the Senate without amendment.

The question being put on the motion, it was adopted.

Pursuant to the Order of Reference adopted by the Senate on Tuesday, October 19, 2004, the committee continued its study of emerging issues related to its mandate. (For complete text of Order of Reference, see proceedings of the committee, Issue No. 1.)

WITNESSES:

Canadian Water and Wastewater Association:

Duncan Ellison, Executive Director;

Catherine Jefferson, Director of Government Relations;

André Proulx, Past President and Member Association Representative.

The Chair made an opening statement.

Mr. Ellison made a presentation and answered questions.

Mr. Proulx and Ms. Jefferson answered questions.

The Chair made a closing statement.

At 10:25 a.m., the committee adjourned to the call of the Chair.

ATTEST:

Keli Hogan

Clerk of the Committee