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Meeting No. 36

Tuesday, May 2, 2000

The Standing Committee on Environment and Sustainable Development met in camera at 8:51 a.m. this day, in Room 209, West Block, the Chair, Charles L. Caccia, presiding.

Members of the Committee present: Charles L. Caccia, Jocelyne Girard-Bujold, Dennis Gruending, Rahim Jaffer, Joe Jordan, Walt Lastewka, David Pratt, Julian Reed and Paddy Torsney.

Acting Members present: Raymonde Folco for Marlene Catterall and Antoine Dubé for Jean-Guy Chrétien.

In attendance: From the Library of Parliament: Monique Hébert, Researcher; Christine Labelle, Researcher; Linda Webster, Researcher.

The Committee discussed its future business.

It was agreed, - That the Committee hold a meeting, before the June adjournment of the House, on climate change with officials attending the 6th Conference of the Parties (CoP6) to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change to take place in November, 2000, in the Netherlands to be called as witnesses.

It was agreed, - That the Committee hold a joint meeting on May 9 with the United Kingdom House of Commons Committee on Environmental Audit.

It was agreed, - That on the day of tabling the 2000 Report of the Commissioner of the Environment and Sustainable Development, May 30, 2000, the committee organize a pre-tabling lockup and a hearing on the Report with the Acting Commissioner and his staff as witnesses.

Pursuant to Standing Order 108 (2), the Committee resumed its 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.

The Committee resumed consideration of a draft report.

It was agreed, - That the Committee adopt the draft report, as amended, as its 1st Report to the House and the Report be entitled Pesticides: Making the Right Choice for the Protection of Health and the Environment.

It was agreed, -That the evidence taken by the Committee in relation to its study on pesticides during the first session of the present Parliament, be deemed adduced by the Committee in the current session.

It was agreed, -That the Chair be authorised to make such editorial and typographical changes as necessary without changing the substance of the Report.

It was agreed, -That, pursuant to Standing Order 108(1)(a), the Committee authorise the printing of brief dissenting opinions, to be submitted in the two official languages to the Clerk.

It was agreed, -That 4000 copies in English and 1000 copies in French with a special cover be printed.

It was agreed, -That the Chair be authorised to present the Report to the House.

It was agreed, -That, after the Report is tabled, a press release be issued and circulated by Canada Newswire Ltd to all newsrooms in Canada and a press conference take place.

At 12:28 p.m., the Committee adjourned to the call of the Chair.


Stephen Knowles
Clerk of the Committee