The Standing Committee on Natural Resources met at 3:29 p.m. this day, in Room 268, La Promenade Building, the Chair, Leon Benoit, presiding.
Members of the Committee present: Mike Allen, David Anderson, Leon Benoit, Blaine Calkins, Anne-Marie Day, Claude Gravelle, Richard M. Harris, François Lapointe, Wladyslaw Lizon, David J. McGuinty, Romeo Saganash and Brad Trost.
Associate Members present: Dennis Bevington.
Other Members present: Hon. Carolyn Bennett.
In attendance: Library of Parliament: Jean-Luc Bourdages, Analyst; Mohamed Zakzouk, Analyst.
Witnesses: Canadian Northern Economic Development Agency: Mitch Bloom, Vice-President, Policy and Planning; Donald James, Director General, Northern Projects Management Office. Department of Indian Affairs and Northern Development: Janet King, Assistant Deputy Minister, Northern Affairs Organization; Sara Filbee, Assistant Deputy Minister, Lands and Economic Development.
It was agreed, — That the Committee meet on Wednesday, November 2, 2011, from 3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m., in order to resume its study on resource development in Northern Canada.
It was agreed, — That the Committee hold an informal meeting on Wednesday, November 2, 2011, from 4:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m., in order to meet with Ola Borten Moe, the Norwegian Minister of Petroleum and Energy.
Mitch Bloom and Janet King made statements and, with the other witnesses, answered questions.
At 5:30 p.m., the Committee adjourned to the call of the Chair.
Andrew LauzonClerk of the Committee