The Standing Committee on Environment and Sustainable Development met in a televised session at 8:48 a.m. this day, in Room 237-C, Centre Block, the Chair, James Bezan, presiding.
Members of the Committee present: Scott Armstrong, James Bezan, Bernard Bigras, Blaine Calkins, Linda Duncan, Gerard Kennedy, Joyce Murray, Christian Ouellet, Robert Sopuck, Mark Warawa and Stephen Woodworth.
Acting Members present: Francis Valeriote for Francis Scarpaleggia.
In attendance: Library of Parliament: Kristen E. Courtney, Analyst; Tim Williams, Analyst. House of Commons: Mariane Beaudin, Procedural Clerk.
Appearing: Hon. Mr. Peter Kent, P.C., M.P., Minister of the Environment.
Witnesses: Department of the Environment: Paul Boothe, Deputy Minister; Michael Keenan, Assistant Deputy Minister, Strategic Policy Branch; Basia Ruta, Assistant Deputy Minister and Chief Financial Officer, Finance and Corporate Branch. Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency: Elaine Feldman, President. Parks Canada Agency: Alan Latourelle, Chief Executive Officer.
The Chair called Vote 25c under ENVIRONMENT.
The Minister made a statement and, with the other witnesses, answered questions.
At 9:49 a.m., the sitting was suspended.
At 9:55 a.m., the sitting resumed.
Vote 25c under ENVIRONMENT carried.
The Chair called Vote 30c under ENVIRONMENT.
Vote 30c under ENVIRONMENT carried.
ORDERED, — That the Chair report Votes 25c and 30c under ENVIRONMENT to the House.
At 10:50 a.m., the Committee adjourned to the call of the Chair.
Guyanne L. DesforgesClerk of the Committee