The Standing Committee on Environment and Sustainable Development met at 4:33 p.m. this day, in Room 268, La Promenade Building, the Chair, Mark Warawa, presiding.
Members of the Committee present: Stella Ambler, François Choquette, Megan Anissa Leslie, Laurin Liu, James Lunney, François Pilon, Michelle Rempel, Robert Sopuck, Lawrence Toet, Mark Warawa and Stephen Woodworth.
Acting Members present: Joyce Murray for Kirsty Duncan.
In attendance: Library of Parliament: Tim Williams, Analyst.
Appearing: Hon. Peter Kent, P.C., M.P., Minister of the Environment.
Witnesses: Department of the Environment: Paul Boothe, Deputy Minister; Karen Dodds, Assistant Deputy Minister, Science and Technology Branch; Carol Najm, Assistant Deputy Minister, Finance Branch. Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency: Yves Leboeuf, Vice-President, Operations. Parks Canada Agency: Alan Latourelle, Chief Executive Officer.
The Chair called Votes 1c and 1.
The Minister made a statement and, with the other witnesses, answered questions.
Vote 1 under ENVIRONMENT carried.
The Chair called Vote 5 under ENVIRONMENT.
Vote 5 under ENVIRONMENT carried.
The Chair called Vote 10 under ENVIRONMENT.
Vote 10 under ENVIRONMENT carried.
The Chair called Vote 15 under ENVIRONMENT.
Vote 15 under ENVIRONMENT carried.
The Chair called Vote 20 under ENVIRONMENT.
Vote 20 under ENVIRONMENT carried.
The Chair called Vote 25 under ENVIRONMENT.
Vote 25 under ENVIRONMENT carried.
The Chair called Vote 30 under ENVIRONMENT.
Vote 30 under ENVIRONMENT carried.
ORDERED, — That the Chair report Votes 1, 5, 10, 15, 20, 25 and 30 under ENVIRONMENT in the Main Estimates 2012-13, to the House.
At 5:28 p.m., the Committee adjourned to the call of the Chair.
Marie-France RenaudClerk of the Committee