The Standing Committee on Natural Resources met by videoconference at 11:03 a.m. this day, in Room 7-52, 131 Queen St., the Chair, Leon Benoit, presiding.
Members of the Committee present: Mike Allen, David Anderson, Scott Andrews, Leon Benoit, Paule Brunelle, Hon. Denis Coderre, Cheryl Gallant, Roger Pomerleau, Devinder Shory and Alan Tonks.
Acting Members present: Linda Duncan for Nathan Cullen, Martha Hall Findlay for Alan Tonks and Jack Harris for Nathan Cullen.
In attendance: Library of Parliament: Jean-Luc Bourdages, Analyst; Mohamed Zakzouk, Analyst.
Witnesses: Government of Alberta: Hon. Ronald Liepert, Minister of Energy, Department of Energy. As an individual: Ben Parfitt. Montreal Economic Institute: Jasmin Guénette, Vice-President; Vincent Geloso, Economist. Conservation Council of New Brunswick Inc.: David Coon, Executive Director; Stephanie Merrill, Freshwater Protection Program Coordinator. Atlantic Institute for Market Studies: Barbara Pike, Vice-President.
The Hon. Ronald Liepert, Ben Parfitt, by videoconference from Victoria, British Columbia, and Jasmin Guénette made statements and, with Vincent Geloso, answered questions.
At 12:08 p.m., the sitting was suspended.
At 12:11 p.m., the sitting resumed.
David Coon and Barbara Pike, by videoconference from Halifax, Nova Scotia, made statements and, with Stephanie Merrill, answered questions.
At 1:03 p.m., the Committee adjourned to the call of the Chair.
Andrew LauzonClerk of the Committee