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Meeting No. 2

Tuesday, November 2, 1999

The Standing Committee on Environment and Sustainable Development met at 9:13 a.m. this day, in Room 308, West Block, the Chair, Charles Caccia, presiding.

Members of the Committee present: Charles Caccia, Marlene Catterall, David Chatters, Nick Discepola, Jocelyne Girard-Bujold, Joe Jordan, Karen Kraft Sloan, Peter Mancini, David Pratt, Julian Reed, Paddy Torsney.

Acting Member present: Clifford Lincoln for Walt Lastewka.

Other Member present: Yvon Charbonneau.

In attendance: From the Library of Parliament: Monique Hébert, Christine Labelle and Linda Webster, Research Officers.

Witness(es): From the Pest Management Regulatory Agency: Dr. Claire Franklin, Executive Director; Wendy Sexsmith, Director, Alternative Strategies and Regulatory Affairs. From Health Canada: Dr. Joe Losos, Assistant Deputy Minister, Health Protection Branch; Rod Raphael, Acting Director General, Environmental Health Directorate, Health Protection Branch. From the Canadian Food Inspection Agency: Peter Brackenridge, Executive Director, Plant Products Directorate.

Pursuant to Standing Order 108 (2), the Committee commenced a study on the management and use of pesticides in Canada including an evaluation of the performance of the Pest Management Regulatory Agency in preventing pollution and in protecting the environment and human health. (See Minutes of Proceedings, Tuesday, October 26, 1999 (Meeting no. 1))

The witnesses made statements and answered questions.

The committee discussed its future business.

On motion of Joe Jordan, it was agreed - That a budget for the Committee to March 31, 2000 be adopted.

At 11:12 a.m., the Committee adjourned to the call of the Chair.

Stephen Knowles
Clerk of the Committee