MINUTES OF PROCEEDINGS
Meeting No. 19
Thursday, May 3, 2001
The Standing Committee on Environment and Sustainable Development met in a televised session at 9:12 a.m. this day, in Room 237-C, Centre Block, the Chair, Charles L. Caccia, presiding.
Members of the Committee present: Bernard Bigras, Charles L. Caccia, Joe Comartin, Paul Forseth, Gar Knutson, Karen Kraft Sloan, Rick Laliberte, Bob Mills, Karen Redman, Julian Reed, Hélène Scherrer.
In attendance: From the Library of Parliament: Kristen Douglas, Monique Hébert and Tim Williams, Research Officers.
Witnesses: From the Canadian Environmental Law Association: Karen Keenan, Articling Law Student. From the Canadian Institute for Environmental Law & Policy: Ian C. Attridge, Research Associate. From the Québec Environmental Law Centre: Jean-François Girard, Lawyer and Biologist; Pierre M. Valiquette, Treasurer. From the Environmental Law Centre: Brenda Heelan Powell, Staff Counsel.
Pursuant to its Order of Reference of Tuesday, March 20, 2001, the Committee resumed consideration of Bill C-5, An Act respecting the protection of wildlife species at risk in Canada (See Minutes of Proceedings, Thursday, March 22, 2001, Meeting No. 6).
The witnesses made opening statements and answered questions.
At 11:05 a.m., the Committee adjourned to the call of the Chair.
Clerk of the Committee