It was agreed, — That the following letter be sent, on behalf of the Committee, to the Chair of the Standing Committee on Finance :
Dear James Rajotte,
Upon your request, the Standing Committee on Environment and Sustainable Development undertook a careful examination of clauses 425-432 of Bill C-45, A Second Act to implement certain provisions of the budget tabled in Parliament on March 29, 2012 and other measures. In doing so, the Committee invited and heard testimony from officials at the Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency, as well as a legal scholar and representatives from the energy industry.
Following testimony, the Committee is pleased to inform the Standing Committee on Finance that it has no recommendations or suggested amendments for clauses 425-432 of Bill C-45.
The Standing Committee on Environment and Sustainable Development would like to thank the Chair of the Standing Committee on Finance for the opportunity to take part in the careful consideration of legislation so important to Canada’s future prosperity.
Mark Warawa, MP
Chair, Standing Committee on Environment and Sustainable Development.