42nd Parliament, 1st Session (December 3, 2015 - September 11, 2019) Current Session

The House of Commons Standing Committee on Environment and Sustainable Development is a permanent committee established by the Standing Orders of the House of Commons. For a more detailed overview of parliamentary committees, see the Compendium of House of Commons Procedure.

Under Standing Order 108(1), the Committee examines, enquires into and reports on matters referred to it by the House of Commons, including legislation, departmental activities and spending, reports of the Commissioner of the Environment and Sustainable Development, and other matters related to the general subject matter of the environment and sustainable development.

As well, under Standing Order 108(2), the Committee studies and reports on topics of its own choosing, including matters relating to the mandate, management and operation (such as policies, programs and legislation) of Environment Canada,Parks Canada and the Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency.