Standing Senate Committee on Energy, the Environment and Natural Resources

Studies & Bills

Information prior to the 40th Parliament is from notices of meetings. For the official record, please refer to the related minutes and transcripts.

There are limited electronic records available for the period prior to the 35th Parliament. For historical information, please contact: ctm@sen.parl.gc.ca or 1-800-267-7362

Studies & Bills Date Referred  note  note
Bill C-18, An Act to amend the Rouge National Urban Park Act, the Parks Canada Agency Act and the Canada National Parks Act
(2017-05-04) Link to the briefs of this witness/study
Tuesday, May 30, 2017 at 5:01 PM
  • Larry Noonan, Chair (Altona Forest Stewardship Committee)
  • Pam Veinotte, Field Unit Superintendent, Rouge National Urban Park (Parks Canada Agency)
Thursday, May 18, 2017 at 8:00 AM
  • Jim Robb, General Manager (Friends of the Rouge Watershed)
  • Janet Sumner, Executive Director, Wildlands League (Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society)
  • Pam Veinotte, Field Unit Superintendent, Rouge National Urban Park (Parks Canada Agency)
  • Mike Whittamore, Owner (Whittamore’s Farm)
Tuesday, May 16, 2017 at 5:02 PM
  • The Honourable Catherine McKenna, P.C., M.P., Minister of Environment and Climate Change (Environment and Climate Change Canada)
  • Rachel Grasham, Director Policy, Legislative and Cabinet Affairs (Parks Canada Agency)
  • Pam Veinotte, Field Unit Superintendent, Rouge National Urban Park (Parks Canada Agency)
  • Daniel Watson, Chief Executive Officer (Parks Canada Agency)
Bill C-238, An Act respecting the development of a national strategy for the safe and environmentally sound disposal of lamps containing mercury
(2017-03-28)
Tuesday, June 6, 2017 at 6:00 PM
Thursday, June 1, 2017 at 8:02 AM
  • Marc D'Iorio, Director General, Industrial Sectors, Chemicals, and Waste Directorate (Environment Canada)
  • Darren Fisher, Member of Parliament for Dartmouth–Cole Harbour, sponsor of the bill
  • Jodi Houston, Program Manager (Take Back the Light)
  • Mia-Pascale Marchand, Director, RecycFluo Program (Product Care Association)
  • Jo-Anne St. Godard, Executive Director (Take Back the Light)
Bill S-229, An Act respecting underground infrastructure safety
(2016-12-06) Link to the briefs of this witness/study
Thursday, April 6, 2017 at 8:00 AM
  • Gervais Coulombe, Chief, Sales Tax Division, Tax Policy Branch (Department of Finance Canada)
  • Derek Hermanutz, Director General, Economic Analysis Directorate, Strategic Policy Branch (Environment and Climate Change Canada)
  • Matt Jones, Director General, Climate Policy Office, Strategic Policy Branch (Environment and Climate Change Canada)
  • Sean Keenan, Director, Sales Tax Division, Tax Policy Branch (Department of Finance Canada)
  • John Moffet, Acting Associate Assistant Deputy Minister, Environmental Protection Branch (Environment and Climate Change Canada)
  • Helen Ryan, Director General, Energy and Transportation, Environmental Protection Branch (Environment and Climate Change Canada)
Tuesday, February 14, 2017 at 5:41 PM
  • The Honourable Grant Mitchell, Senator, sponsor of the bill
  • Mike Sullivan, Executive Director (Canadian Common Ground Alliance)
Study on the effects of transitioning to a low carbon economy
(2016-03-10) Link to the briefs of this witness/study
Thursday, October 26, 2017 at 8:00 AM
  • David Lapp, Practice Lead, Globalization and Sustainable Development (Engineers Canada)
  • Benjamin L. Shinewald, President and Chief Executive Officer (BOMA Canada)
  • Emmanuelle van Rutten, Regional Director, Ontario North, East and Nunavut (Royal Architectural Institute of Canada)
Tuesday, October 24, 2017 at 5:00 PM
  • Brock Carlton, Chief Executive Officer (Federation of Canadian Municipalities)
  • Matt Gemmel, Policy Advisor (Federation of Canadian Municipalities)
  • Taylor Granger, Business Development Leader, SLEEGERS Engineered Products Inc. (Canadian Propane Association)
  • Guy Marchand, President and Chief Executive Officer, Budget Propane 1998 Inc. (Canadian Propane Association)
  • Nathalie St-Pierre, President and Chief Executive Officer (Canadian Propane Association)
  • Greg Thibodeau, Manager, Marketing, Pembina Pipeline Corporation (Canadian Propane Association)
Thursday, October 19, 2017 at 8:02 AM
  • Michel Dumoulin, Acting Vice-President, Engineering (National Research Council Canada)
  • Thomas Mueller, President and Chief Executive Officer (Canada Green Building Council)
  • Philip Rizcallah, Director, Research and Development, Construction (National Research Council Canada)
Tuesday, October 17, 2017 at 5:06 PM
  • Kevin Radford, Assistant Deputy Minister, Real Property Branch (Public Services and Procurement Canada)
  • Taki Sarantakis, Associate Secretary (Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat)
  • Veronica Silva, Director General, Technical Services (Public Services and Procurement Canada)
  • Nick Xenos, Executive Director, Centre for Greening Government (Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat)
Thursday, October 5, 2017 at 8:01 AM
  • David Keane, President and Chief Executive Officer (BC LNG Alliance)
  • Louis Thériault, Vice-President, Industry Strategy and Public Policy (The Conference Board of Canada)
Tuesday, October 3, 2017 at 5:00 PM
  • Witness(es) to follow (Canadian Home Builders’ Association)
  • Pierre Boucher, President (Canadian Construction Innovations)
  • Jim Ilkay, Senior Partner, Innovia Corporation (Canadian Construction Innovations)
Thursday, September 28, 2017 at 9:01 AM
  • James Tansey, Executive Director, Centre for Interactive Research on Sustainability, University of British Columbia (As an Individual)
Tuesday, September 26, 2017 at 5:35 PM
  • Ian Beausoleil-Morrison, Professor, Faculty of Engineering and Design, Carleton University (As an Individual)
  • Bill Eggertson, Executive Director (Canadian Association for Renewable Energies)
Thursday, September 21, 2017 at 8:04 AM
  • Duncan Hill, Manager, Housing Needs Research (Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation )
  • Michael Leering, Director, Environment and Business Excellence (CSA Group)
  • Dwayne Torrey, Director, Construction and Infrastructure (CSA Group)
Tuesday, September 19, 2017 at 6:09 PM
  • Martin Gaudet, Deputy Director, Housing Division, Office of Energy Efficiency, Energy Sector (Natural Resources Canada)
  • Dean Haslip, Director General, CanmetENERGY-Ottawa, Innovation and Energy Technology Sector (Natural Resources Canada)
  • Sarah Stinson, Director, Buildings and Industry Division, Office of Energy Efficiency, Energy Sector (Natural Resources Canada)
Thursday, June 15, 2017 at 8:01 AM
  • Peter Boag, President and Chief Executive Officer (Canadian Fuels Association)
  • Donald Lafleur, Executive Vice-President (Canadian Labour Congress)
  • Chris Roberts, Director, Social and Economic Policy (Canadian Labour Congress)
  • Lisa Stilborn, Vice-President, Ontario Division (Canadian Fuels Association)
Thursday, June 8, 2017 at 8:02 AM
  • Terry Abel, Executive Vice-President (Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers)
  • Robert Cadigan, President and Chief Executive Officer (Newfoundland and Labrador Oil & Gas Industries Association)
  • Patrick McDonald, Director, Climate and Innovation (Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers)
  • Byron Sparkes, Senior Policy Advisor (Newfoundland and Labrador Oil & Gas Industries Association)
Tuesday, June 6, 2017 at 6:00 PM
Thursday, May 11, 2017 at 8:01 AM
  • Sylvia Bayer, Country Desk Officer in the Energy Policy and Security Division (International Energy Agency)
  • Peter Fraser, Head of Gas, Coal and Power Division (International Energy Agency)
  • Jean-François Gagné, Head of Energy Technology Policy Division (International Energy Agency)
  • Tim Gould, Head of Energy Supply Outlook Division (International Energy Agency)
  • Aad van Bohemen, Head of Energy Policy and Security Division (International Energy Agency)
Thursday, April 13, 2017 at 8:04 AM
  • Timothy M. Egan, President and Chief Executive Officer (Canadian Gas Association)
  • Katrina Marsh, Director, Environment and Natural Resources Policy (The Canadian Chamber of Commerce)
Tuesday, April 11, 2017 at 5:05 PM
  • Lynn Blodgett, President and Chief Executive Officer (Big Moon Power)
  • Jamie MacNeil, Country Manager (Big Moon Power)
  • Tim Wiwchar, Portfolio Business Opportunity Manager (Shell Canada)
Thursday, April 6, 2017 at 8:00 AM
  • Gervais Coulombe, Chief, Sales Tax Division, Tax Policy Branch (Department of Finance Canada)
  • Derek Hermanutz, Director General, Economic Analysis Directorate, Strategic Policy Branch (Environment and Climate Change Canada)
  • Matt Jones, Director General, Climate Policy Office, Strategic Policy Branch (Environment and Climate Change Canada)
  • Sean Keenan, Director, Sales Tax Division, Tax Policy Branch (Department of Finance Canada)
  • John Moffet, Acting Associate Assistant Deputy Minister, Environmental Protection Branch (Environment and Climate Change Canada)
  • Helen Ryan, Director General, Energy and Transportation, Environmental Protection Branch (Environment and Climate Change Canada)
Thursday, March 30, 2017 at 8:01 AM
  • Adam Auer, Vice-President, Environment and Sustainability (Cement Association of Canada)
  • Michael McSweeney, President and Chief Executive Officer (Cement Association of Canada)
  • Chris Ragan, Chair (Canada's Ecofiscal Commission)
Tuesday, March 28, 2017 at 5:55 PM
  • Jean Simard, President and Chief Executive Officer (Aluminium Association of Canada)
Thursday, March 9, 2017 at 9:01 AM
  • Joseph Galimberti, President (Canadian Steel Producers Association)
Thursday, March 2, 2017 at 8:03 AM
  • Robert Larocque, Vice President, Climate Change, Environment and Labour (Forest Products Association of Canada)
  • Kate Lindsay, Vice-President of Sustainability and Environmental Partnerships (Forest Products Association of Canada)
  • Brendan Marshall, Vice President, Economic and Northern Affairs (Mining Association of Canada)
Tuesday, February 28, 2017 at 6:21 PM
  • Bob Masterson, President and Chief Executive Officer (Chemistry Industry Association of Canada)
  • David Podruzny, Vice-President, Business and Economics (Chemistry Industry Association of Canada)
  • Mark A. Salkeld, President and Chief Executive Officer (Petroleum Services Association of Canada)
Thursday, February 16, 2017 at 8:00 AM
  • Carl Weatherell, Executive Director and Chief Executive Officer (Canada Mining Innovation Council)
  • Jennifer Winter, Assistant Professor, School of Public Policy, University of Calgary (As an Individual)
Thursday, February 9, 2017 at 9:05 AM
Thursday, February 2, 2017 at 8:02 AM
  • Qi Liu, Scientific Director (Institute for Oil Sands Innovation)
  • Steve MacDonald, Chief Executive Officer (Emissions Reduction Alberta)
Tuesday, January 31, 2017 at 5:19 PM
  • Jeff Erikson, General Manager, Americas Region (Global CCS Institute)
Thursday, December 15, 2016 at 9:03 AM
  • Allan Fogwill, President and Chief Executive Officer (Canadian Energy Research Institute)
Tuesday, December 13, 2016 at 5:50 PM
  • Trevor McLeod, Director of the Centre for Natural Resources Policy (Canada West Foundation)
Thursday, December 8, 2016 at 8:05 AM
  • Dallas Alderson, Manager, Policy and Research (Federation of Canadian Municipalities)
  • Mark Jaccard, Professor, Simon Fraser University (As an Individual)
  • Clark Somerville, President (Federation of Canadian Municipalities)
Tuesday, December 6, 2016 at 5:06 PM
  • Eddy Isaacs, Scientific Advisory Committee Member (Council of Canadian Academies)
  • Eric M. Meslin, President and Chief Executive Officer (Council of Canadian Academies)
  • Patricia Nelson, Vice Chair (In Situ Oil Sands Alliance)
  • Richard Sendall, Chairman (In Situ Oil Sands Alliance)
Thursday, December 1, 2016 at 8:34 AM
  • Soheil Asgarpour, President (PTAC Petroleum Technology Alliance Canada)
Tuesday, November 29, 2016 at 5:02 PM
  • Benjamin Dachis, Associate Director, Research (C.D. Howe Institute)
Thursday, November 24, 2016 at 8:02 AM
  • Leah Lawrence, President and Chief Executive Officer (Sustainable Development Technology Canada)
  • John Zhou, Vice President, Clean Energy (Alberta Innovates)
Thursday, November 3, 2016 at 8:02 AM
  • Louis Beauchemin, Senior Director, Subsidiary Management (Hydro-Québec)
  • France Lampron, Director, Transportation Electrification (Hydro-Québec)
  • Jeff Mackey, Policy Analyst (Canadian Urban Transit Association)
  • Alex Maheu, Director, Public Affairs (Canadian Urban Transit Association)
Tuesday, November 1, 2016 at 5:57 PM
  • Richard Adamson, President (CMC Research Institutes, Inc.)
  • Nancy Coulas, Director, Energy and Environment Policy (Canadian Manufacturers and Exporters)
  • Mathew Wilson, Senior Vice President (Canadian Manufacturers and Exporters)
Thursday, October 27, 2016 at 8:01 AM
  • Clyde Graham, Senior Vice President (Fertilizer Canada)
  • Mark A. Nantais, President (Canadian Vehicle Manufacturers' Association)
  • Garth Whyte, President and Chief Executive Officer (Fertilizer Canada)
Tuesday, October 25, 2016 at 5:57 PM
  • Michael Bourque, President and Chief Executive Officer (Railway Association of Canada)
  • Yves Desjardins-Siciliano, President and Chief Executive Officer (VIA Rail Canada)
  • Michael Gullo, Director, Policy, Economic and Environmental Affairs (Railway Association of Canada)
  • Pierre Le Fèvre, Senior Advisor to the President & CEO (VIA Rail Canada)
  • Bruno Riendeau, Director, Safety and Environment (VIA Rail Canada)
Thursday, October 20, 2016 at 8:28 AM
  • Robin Campbell, President (Coal Association of Canada)
Tuesday, October 18, 2016 at 5:04 PM
  • Jonathan Blackham, Policy and Government Affairs Assistant (Canadian Trucking Alliance)
  • Chantal Guimont, President and Chief Executive Officer (Electric Mobility Canada)
Thursday, September 29, 2016 at 8:03 AM
  • Steven McCauley, Acting Chief Executive Officer (Pollution Probe)
  • Bruce Winchester, Executive Director (Canadian Natural Gas Vehicle Alliance)
Tuesday, September 27, 2016 at 5:04 PM
  • Debbie Murray, Director, Policy and Regulatory Affairs (Association of Canadian Port Authorities)
  • Louis Thériault, Vice President, Industry Strategy and Public Policy (The Conference Board of Canada)
  • Wendy Zatylny, President (Association of Canadian Port Authorities)
Thursday, June 9, 2016 at 8:07 AM
  • Eric Denhoff, President and Chief Executive Officer (Canadian Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Association)
  • Andrea Kent, President (Renewable Industries Canada)
  • Barrie Kirk, Executive Director (Canadian Automated Vehicles Centre of Excellence)
Thursday, June 2, 2016 at 8:00 AM
  • Neil Larlee, Director, Strategic Planning (NB Power)
  • Jeff Lyash, President and Chief Executive Officer (Ontario Power Generation)
Tuesday, May 31, 2016 at 5:08 PM
  • Sylvain Cofsky, Executive Director (Green Aviation Research and Development Network)
  • Teresa Ehman, Chair, Environment Subcommittee (National Airlines Council of Canada)
  • Fassi Kafyeke, Senior Director, Strategic Technology and Advanced Product Development, Bombardier Aerospace (Green Aviation Research and Development Network)
  • Marc-André O’Rourke, Executive Director (National Airlines Council of Canada)
Thursday, May 19, 2016 at 8:01 AM
  • Ellen Burack, Director General, Environmental Policy (Transport Canada)
  • Jim Lothrop, Director General, Sustainable Transportation Stewardship (Transport Canada)
Tuesday, May 17, 2016 at 5:03 PM
  • Guy Bruce, Vice President, Planning, Environment and Sustainable Development (SaskPower)
  • Mike Marsh, President and Chief Executive Officer (SaskPower)
  • Chris Sandve, Director of Policy and Reporting (BC Hydro)
Thursday, May 12, 2016 at 9:02 AM
  • Karina Brino, President and CEO, Mining Association of BC (Association of Major Power Customers of BC)
  • Carlo Dal Monte, Director, Energy, Catalyst Paper Corporation (Association of Major Power Customers of BC)
  • Brian Wallace, Counsel (Association of Major Power Customers of BC)
Tuesday, May 10, 2016 at 5:40 PM
  • Andrew Leach, Associate Professor, Alberta School of Business, University of Alberta (As an Individual)
  • Mike Cleland, Senior Fellow, University of Ottawa (As an Individual)
  • Pierre-Olivier Pineau, Professor, Chair in Energy Sector Management (HEC Montréal)
Thursday, May 5, 2016 at 8:00 AM
  • Donald Beverly, Director (Canadian Biogas Association)
  • Jennifer Green, Executive Director (Canadian Biogas Association)
  • Martin Kennedy, Vice President, External Affairs (Capital Power)
  • Sergio Marchi, President and CEO (Canadian Electricity Association)
  • Kevin Matthews, Director (Canadian Biogas Association)
  • Devin McCarthy, Director, Generation and Environment (Canadian Electricity Association)
  • Terry Toner, Director, Environmental Services (Nova Scotia Power Inc.)
Tuesday, May 3, 2016 at 5:12 PM
  • Max Gruenig, President (Ecologic Institute US)
  • Don Wharton, Managing Director for Carbon Transition (TransAlta Corporation)
Thursday, April 21, 2016 at 8:43 AM
  • John Barrett, President and Chief Executive Officer (Canadian Nuclear Association)
Tuesday, April 19, 2016 at 5:14 PM
  • Jacob Irving, President, Canadian Hydropower Association (Canadian Council on Renewable Electricity)
Thursday, April 14, 2016 at 8:06 AM
  • Patricia Fuller, Director General, Office of Energy Efficiency (Natural Resources Canada)
  • Jeff Labonté, Director General, Energy Safety and Security (Natural Resources Canada)
  • Drew Leyburne, Director General, Energy Policy Branch (Natural Resources Canada)
  • Niall O'Dea, Director General, Electricity Resources Branch (Natural Resources Canada)
  • Laura Oleson, Director, Demand Policy and Analysis, Office of Energy Efficiency, Energy Sector (Natural Resources Canada)
  • Debbie Scharf, Director, Equipment Division (Natural Resources Canada)
  • Paula Vieira, Director, Transportation and Alternative Fuels Division, Office of Energy Efficiency (Natural Resources Canada)
  • Marc Wickham, Director, Science and Technology Programs, Innovation and Energy Technology Sector, Office of Energy Research and Development (Natural Resources Canada)
Tuesday, April 12, 2016 at 5:08 PM
  • Jim Fox, Vice President, Integrated Energy Information and Analysis (National Energy Board)
  • Shelley Milutinovic, Chief Economist (National Energy Board)
Tuesday, March 22, 2016 at 5:06 PM
  • Mike Beale, Assistant Deputy Minister, Environmental Protection Branch (Environment and Climate Change Canada)
  • Derek Hermanutz, Director General, Economic Analysis Directorate, Strategic Policy Branch (Environment and Climate Change Canada)
  • Dan McDougall, Assistant Deputy Minister, Strategic Policy Branch (Environment and Climate Change Canada)
Study on emerging issues related to its mandate
(2016-01-28) Link to the briefs of this witness/study
Tuesday, March 8, 2016 at 5:12 PM
  • Alex Ferguson, Vice President, Policy and Performance (Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers)
Tuesday, February 23, 2016 at 5:06 PM
  • Tim McMillan, President and CEO (Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers)
Thursday, February 18, 2016 at 9:01 AM
  • Andrew Ferguson, Principal (Office of the Auditor General of Canada)
  • Julie Gelfand, Commissioner of the Environment and Sustainable Development (Office of the Auditor General of Canada)
  • Kimberley Leach, Principal (Office of the Auditor General of Canada)
  • Kari Swarbrick, Director (Office of the Auditor General of Canada)
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